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.
It’s our 200th episode and all regular hosts and guest hosts are here. We follow up on the lack of IT sessions at WWDC, the future of self driving cars, a test install of Mojave with your existing home folder. “Does Apple Even Care About the Mac?” is the question asked on Vector. We discuss a proof of concept Xcode for iPad! We touch on the “upgrade pricing” new on the App Store. Tim’s annual Top 10 WWDC 2018 Videos is out. Airbnb sunsetting their use of React Native and Marzipanify and iOSMac are brought in by Greg. We talk about our 200 or so episodes. Picks: iOS developer skills matrix, Random numbers in Swift, Swift Diagnostics: #warning and #error
We start with a T-Shirt sighting in Berlin’s UIKonf. We follow up on more GDPR data retention updates, this time from Google and MailChimp. Also Apple may launch a credit card, Carnegie Melon is offering an undergraduate degree in AI, Swift.org forums is supporting related products, ClassicKit surfaces to offer Win 98 UI for iOS apps, Logitech Crayon for iPad is now available, and a customized iPhone X with solar charger. It’s the anniversary of the launch of the Apple Store. Apple has registered 50 self-driving cars in California. Picks: UIKonf 2018 Livestream, Visual Studio Code. Aftershow: Nova Machine Learning, Amazon HQ 2 search continues and a missed #askMTJC on timezones.
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
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