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Episode 192 – The Quadruple One

This week we are joined by Marin Todorov to discuss his new book and apps. We follow up on Flight School’s meaning, an iPad screen protector vendor leaks the 2018 model, downloading your Google profile and Marin relays European ISP experiences. The last Apple Watch boutique is closing. We also follow up on Susan Kare: the woman who gave the Mac its smile. We discuss the new trade-in program with Apple GiveBack, Daisy: Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot, FoundationDB is Open Source and Marin’s book – Realm: Building Modern Swift Apps with Realm Database. Picks: 5 Useful 3D Touch Features for iPhone, Snipetty, Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga, How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints, Xcode Treasures: Master the Tools to Design, Build, and Distribute Great Apps, Mixpanel v. 3.3.0 – opt in/out at run time

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Episode 191 – Functional Brain Hacking

We follow up on Xcode Swift build times, Apple cracks down on drone flyovers at Apple Park and alternative music services that provide Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Bollywood tunes. Apple will replace Watch 2 devices with swollen batteries. What’s new in Swift 4.2? How to name UIButton actions. We discuss whether Apple has a problem fitting in features on the iPhone. Picks: Personalized Hey Siri, Introducing Flight School: a new book series for Swift developers by @mattt, How To Keep Learning After 50 and Other Ways to Hack Your Brain at any Age, Privacy Essentials Safari Extension

Tim & Tammy Brain Hacking Photo: Greg Heo

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Apple Education Event

Episode 188 – Throwing Data Collection Under the Bus

We start with our T-shirt poll results. We discuss Apple Business Manager (beta), the loss of the macOS startup chime, Foxcon to acquire Belkin, Apple’s new Space Grey accessories for Mac and Google’s loss to Oracle for Java rights. We focus on the Apple Education Event: new iPad, Logitech Crayon, iBook Author rolled into Pages, Apple’s Classroom and Schoolwork apps. Picks: Minimoog Model D for iOS, Charles Proxy for iOS, Git Tower (beta)

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Episode 187 – WWDC Sorting Hat

We discuss our annual T-shirt ideas and upcoming anniversary. We’re now in the iOS Dev Directory. Apple may be developing MicroLED displays. Uber and Facebook behaving badly again. Apple’s True Depth technology is two years ahead of the competition. Apple and IBM give developers access to Watson. Picks: Yoink, I’m Lazy So I Write Tests, Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone, Sqlite Browser

Sponsored By: RayWenderlich.com

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Episode 119 – Touché Monsieur Pussycat

We start off with a discussion of a couple of USB-C hubs to add ports back onto the MacBook Pros. Aaron gives us a review of his new 2016 MacBook Pro 13 inch with TouchBar. We look at 1Password with Touch ID devices. We also discuss a few reviews on using the new MBPs. We discuss Touché a TouchBar emulator for macOS, the new Apple coffee table book, Designed By Apple in California, and cuts to Apple video subscription fees. We wrap the main topics on the rumored Apple glasses project and augmented reality (AR). Picks: API Reference, Learning From Data, (Dash iOS, Arrival.)

Sponsored by: Buddy Build

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Episode 93 – Hey Siri! Can We Talk?

This week Jaime follows up on Google IO – Android Instant Apps & FireBase, as well as Google Play services. We delve into Firebase’s new platform. Tim also follows up on discussions with Ryan MacLeod developer of Blackbox (SPOILER: 24:30 – 27:00). We discuss Apple’s future plans with rumored Siri SDK and a voice-enabled home device as well as Vocal IQ. We look at Apple technologies and make predictions of what Apple will introduce at WWDC16. We also look at the upcoming 5G technologies. Picks: Xcode search, Blockhead, Mekorama (we CollectionView and ScrollView in the after show)

Yes, I incorrectly stated the power charger requirement for iPads. It requires a 10 volt charger.

“Instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher

Cellular G's

from the Toronto Star – May 23, 2016

Siri Icon illustration by Sam Beckett

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