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
This week Jaime regales us on his experience with Car Play. Tim tells about his disappointing experience with HyperDrive USB-C port expander. We follow up on Marin’s Todorov’s free chapters from RXSwift – Reactive Programming With Swift. Apple is taking more hardware development in house and effecting their suppliers. We also discuss a patched defect that allowed motion sensors to discover pin codes. Jaime & Tim also discuss their experiences with Apple’s Clips app. We discuss Microsoft’s ReactXP, Facebook app binary size and fingerprints may not be as secure as you think. Picks: New features in Xcode 8.2 Simulator, What’s New in TestFlight and the Nothing – Smartphone app from the Minimalists.
NB The feed has been updated*: This week we follow up on the “software engineer” title and Apple’s implementation of TestFlight beta testing. Now that the Watch pricing, new Retina MacBook and ResearchKit has been made public, we review the pricing and new technologies as consumers and developers.
Our Picks: Magisto, Apple Watch sizing guide, ColorSafe and ScreenShot Builder.
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This week we follow up on hiring the best iOS developers. We delve into changes to Twitter’s API and how they are holding back deep search features. Jaime steals Aaron’s pick with Crossy Road. Aaron’s pick is to introduce part one of a look into Apple’s TestFlight implementation through iTunes Connect. Tim’s pick is Screeny, an app that lets developers cull screenshots stored on the iPhone, the (RED) campaign and Monument Valley’s additional (RED) chapter. Tim also discusses the updated 3rd Edition of iOS 6 By Tutorials – updated for Xcode 6 and iOS 8.
This week we ponder the significance of Apple’s upcoming October 16th press conference, It’s been far too long. Will there be a new iPad, or Mac’s. What mountains will Apple climb next. We also take an overdue look at Estimote’s iBeacon implementation. We discuss the trilateralization of electrons and their effect on the disappearance of StarTrek hardware.