This week we look at hardware upgrade plans. We look at updating apps — choosing programming languages and frameworks. We follow up on Apple’s repair program for faulty keyboards on MacBooks and MacBook Pros, as well as Airbnb’s posts about withdrawing from React Native. Apple is hit with fines over “Error 53”. Ustwo publishes a report on the first year of Monument Valley 2. Pick: Step into Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and stay a while. Check it out on the Oculus Go! We discuss how to manage tasks and stay true to your goals.
We start out with news that Apple will require new apps to be written with iOS 11 and iPhone X support. Apple also has gained half of all smart phone sales for the first time, in spite of recent rumors of an iPhone X sales short fall. We look at 1Password, it’s support of cryptocurrency and tips and tricks for 1Password organization. We discuss whether learning to program is getting harder. We also open discussion about whether software developer and consultants need errors and omissions insurance. In the after show we look at the HomePods adoption. Picks: Astropad Studio, What is the duck of productivity? and iOS Quick Reference for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
Photo: Running Fence by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1976
We start the show answering a question about the LG Ultrafine 4K display. The end of the Windows Phone, finding older macOS installers, and updating your App Store pages are covered in the follow up. PayPal is now a payment option when purchasing apps on the App Store. Google is using AI to vet apps on the Play Store. 1Password is encouraging users to use their cloud based subscription service, which has created reactions about security and convenience. Microsoft Seeing AI app assists users with visually navigating the environments. We discuss the panicky headlines around iPhone 8 feature rumors. Picks: Safe Area Layout Guide, KFC’s iPhone killer has arrived, Fixing Autocompletion on Mixed Objective-C and Swift Projects, ARKit Tutorial in Swift 4 for Xcode 9 using SceneKit
This we are joined my Tammy Coron. We follow up on follow up on Omni Group’s innovative pricing model, as well as, on Storyboard bugs fixed in Xcode 8.1 beta 3 and IGListKit is now live on github. We discuss the removal of Dash from the App Store(s) and some disappointing history revealed on the MacRumors forums. We also talk about the removal of Phoneys sticker pack. Picks: Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Swift Playgrounds Demo with a Twist, 3D iOS Games book and PDF