We fact check the size of the original iPhones, and AI For Accessibility. Our #askMTJC covers a video on economic principals, and swinging cats in man caves. We follow up on inviting users to TestFlight, countries that support iPhone XS eSIMs, Super Bowl commercials in Canada, and sluggish iOS 12 adoption. Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Tested By a Hollywood Stunt Double. Microsoft Surface event 2018: the 5 biggest announcements. Picks: Adding Device Frames to iPhone XS and XS Max Screenshots with Shortcuts, sudo from Touch Bar.
This week we give our impressions of WWDC 2018 keynote. We discuss Apple’s presenting the scholarship winner apps on the App Store. Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub. Apple is getting into the ad game to compete with other online players. The rumored iPad with face recognition is coming. We talk about the deprecation of OpenGL and OpenCL. Finally by Rene Richie guides our discussion of the WWDC announcements. Picks: UX Cake w/Jaime Lopez Jr, Machine Learning – Build a Model, App Store Review Guidelines Diff, Stevie the Snail, SpriteKit, PlayDead’s INSIDE
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Our askMTJC wonders how many fingers we store on Touch ID. We follow up on how Apple will have us change how we use the next iPhone. We discuss how deep learning is used to shape Siri’s voice, the cost of building apps, and HDR video. Jaime tells us about Microsoft and Amazon’s will combine digital assistants. You can check which of your iOS apps won’t work with iOS 11. Apple and Accenture will partner to build apps. We look at Google’s release of ARCore as an answer to ARKit. Picks: WTF Auto Layout, HIG: Augmented Reality, 360|iDev 2017 Highlights.
We marvel at the fortitude of new fans who listen to our whole back catalog of shows. We discuss the inability to share IAP with Family Sharing, the most recent iPhone 8 wireless charging and Touch ID rumors as well as PhotoBucket’s “ransoming” long time users of there “free” service. We dig into Password Autofill and mechanically converting Objective-C projects to Swift. Picks: Over 150 of the Best Machine Learning, NLP, and Python Tutorials I’ve Found, Laura Savino’s tip on Simulator devices, Debugging UIStackViews and iOS 11 lets you scan a router’s QR code to quickly join a network.
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This week we follow up on finger print dongles, misuses of Engineering titles and Google’s new Canadian adventures in Waterloo. We discuss Apple vs Uber, Apple’s quarterly number as see by Kevin O’Leary and major app publisher’s abandoning the Watch, for now. Apple is looking into space and satellites. Picks: Increment, XChange – Share Business Cards Instantly and RWDevcon 2017 Vault
We follow up on Apple and semiconductors with rumored purchase of chip manufacturers, OLED screen delays and Touch ID issues. We also follow up on MyScript Calculator for handwriting calculations now on iPad. We discuss the Developer Survey Results 2017 from Stack Overflow. Apple has also made iWork, Garage Band and iMovie free for all users. Apple has also acquired a California permit for self-driving cars. Coachella attendees use Find My iPhone to recover 100+ stolen devices. The Mac Pro makes an appearance again. Picks: Analyzing 3rd party libraries, Silicon Valley iOS Developer Meetup, 17 Xcode Tips and Tricks That Every iOS Developer Should Know, Software Library: Macintosh, ABI stability and WWDC Family
This week we answer questions from #askMTJC about the Axiotron ModBook and Core Data. We follow up on the delayed AirPods and removal of the Edition Watches from high end stores. We also follow up on the appearance of the ARM chip support in the macOSX kernel and the upcoming Touch ID feature in the new MacBook Pros. We discuss the new Microsoft Surface Studio and its potential impact on Apple. We touch on AppWage, Designing for Empathy and the new Swift Server APIs workgroup. Picks: Fatal Error Podcast, Functional Swift Conference videos and Nebo by MyScript
This week we discuss the Letter published by Tim Cook in response to the FBI’s request to create a “back door” into iOS. We talk about Panic’s Prompt app update. We ponder Rob Rhyne’s departure to join Apple and Jaimee Newberry’s rise to COO of MartianCraft. Greg sneaks in a couple of posts on Blackfish and Swifter; two Swift based http servers. Picks: Quartz iOS App, Earl Grey and The Astonishing Powers and Mesmerizing Secrets of 3D Touch.