This week we follow up on the iPhone battery debacle and Apple’s battery replacement program. We also follow up on sales of Amazon Echo and Google Home while waiting for Apple’s HomePod. We discuss the 25th anniversary of pCalc. Meltdown and Spectre are the main topic as we chat about Intel’s kernel memory leaks. Blackberry signs a deal with Baidu to build self-driving cars. The big story for us is Apple’s acquisition of Buddy Build. Picks: 5 Advanced Mac Tricks You’ve Never Used, Oh Sh!t Git, 7th Guest for iOS, 360iDev 2017 Session Playlist
We start in on Dropbox’s odd use of Mac permissions. We discuss Apple’s slow updates of Maps data. We discuss the future potential of the Air Buds and Apple’s courageous choice. We discuss the ceramic Apple Watch Edition. Dennis Pilarino gave a talk on Buddy Build at our local cocoaheads meetup. We discuss our iPhone 7 purchase choices and the UIFeedbackGenerator. Picks: Reveal, Tree, Google Duo and Waze.
This week we follow up on Raise To Wake, iPhone 7 rumors, iCloud Core Data and the MacBook Air. We examine RESTful, Software’s Diseconomies of Scale and also discuss Agile methodologies. Picks: Lulzbot Mini, Maker Festival, Pokemon Go and Continuous C# and F# IDE for the iPad
We start off talking about innovations in integrated circuitry. Also discussed is the latest betas for iOS, OS X and Xcode as well as Apple’s iCloud distribution among online services. Aaron posts Rene Richie’s piece on App Store vs indie devs. Job opportunities and employment recruiters are discussed. We’re getting ready with a WWDC Wishlist as well as the Apple Special Event. A Swift method naming convention change proposal is accepted. Picks: 123D Circuits, Miracle Timer, Cobalt & Factor Samurai
This week we discuss the challenges of marketing your app from a developer perspective. We touch on Facebook’s F8. We debate Instagram’s Layout for iOS similarities and app name confusion with Mike Swanson’s Layout. We talk about the cross-platform crisis that developing for the Apple Watch introduces to users of the third party iOS developer tools.
Picks: Becoming Steve Jobs, Launcher and Mr Jump
* Sorry I forgot to put my echo shield behind my microphone – Tim