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
The cover image contains apps the hosts have worked on.
We discuss our annual T-shirt ideas and upcoming anniversary. We’re now in the iOS Dev Directory. Apple may be developing MicroLED displays. Uber and Facebook behaving badly again. Apple’s True Depth technology is two years ahead of the competition. Apple and IBM give developers access to Watson. Picks: Yoink, I’m Lazy So I Write Tests, Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone, Sqlite Browser
We start of looking at Boston Dynamic’s robots that can team up, open doors and leave a room. We dig into the Home Pod, with perspectives from @Ish and Joe Cieplinski posts. Jaime has received his Home Pod and compares to his other digital children, Amazon Dot, Amazon Show and Google Home. He discusses placement, the sound, set up and low level performance. Home Pod is also making impressions on oiled wood furniture. Picks: Apple put together three short videos to explain how to use your new HomePod, HomePod User Guide, Google Translate by Google, Inc., Skydio R1
Recorded on the 34th anniversary of the Macintosh unveiling, we follow up on self driving cars with no steering wheels. We discuss improvements to Siri in iOS 11.2.5 and Thor Ragnarok slips out on the web early. The Malala Fund and Apple join to aid 100K underprivileged women to attend school. The Home Pod is now available for order in the US, UK and Australia. Facebook has introduced a new unit of time. Apple previews iOS 11.3. Paul Hudson posts in What’s new in Swift 4.1. Picks: Canada’s DEVELOPER 30|30, Swift Forums, Cousera’s Machine Learning.
We answer a few #askMTJC questions about Accessibility Shortcuts, using PGP encryption and buying higher quality Apple Watch models. Tim rants about shortcomings with the availability of Apple’s Server app on the Mac App Store. We follow up on stolen iPhone Xs, the iPhone X usage outpaces iPhone 8 in the first weekend. We look at the music video “Dance Like You Mean It” by Airplane Mode which may the first to employ Animoji at least with iOS. Samsung mocks the iPhone X and avid iPhone buyers. UPS employs blockchain to create standards in delivery businesses. We discuss Apple’s “iPhone X — A Guided Tour” video, and “1Password 7 for iOS: Efficiency Abounds” blog post. Picks: Supporting Face ID on the iPhone X, Zagg Glass + HD and iPhone X
We start this week’s show with a discussion about preordering the iPhone X. We follow up with the Quick Start method for migrating your identity to a new iOS device. We also follow up on predictions of iPhone X supply rumors. Death By Design is a documentary about the creation and disposal of all the electronic devices we crave and their toll on some societies and the environment. Jaime lightens the discussion with a look a the percentage of games using ARKit. Picks: Theodolite, iOS 11 Bug: Typing 1+2+3 Quickly in the Calculator App Won’t Get You 6, Face Tracking with ARKit.
NB: we had little control over the recording process. The audio is not great. So we’ve decided to unpublish the episode. This is the bootleg edition, if you really want to listen to the show.
We recorded LIVE at 360|iDev 2017 with Tammy Coron, Joe Cieplinski and Jean MacDonald. We discussed MacID in #askMTJC. We also followed up on Rubber Duck debugging and Chris Lattner’s move to Google. New in 10.3 is a new certificate trust setting in iOS. We chat with the panel about highlights of the 360|iDev conference and the things coming from Apple: a new iPhone, Apple Watch LTE and Home Pod. Jean also illuminated App Camp for Girls and her new podcast SestraCast. Picks: Lavar Burton Reads,Toothfairy, Bartender, Red Hot Timer and Forest.
This week we answer an #askMTJC on AirPlay-ing Amazon Prime videos. We follow up on holographic billboard and LaunchKit shutting down. We were midway through WWDC 2017 week, so we share our impressions on the WWDC17 Keynote, Platform State of the Union and some of the live sessions we had watched. Picks: Refactoring!, Blackbox Puzzles wins ADA, What’s New in iOS, Simulating a second finger during drag, Xcode 9 Beta.
NB – we misquoted the hardware pricing of iMac Pro and Mac Pro. They are $4,999 and $2,999 USD respectively. This error we regret.
Safe Area aka Type Safety in print and publishing. Also the correct term in TV production is Overscan.
Or is it Funcy Edition? Maybe Funcie Edition? Discuss. We end this maddening week with a discussion of the rumoured ceramic Jet White iPhone. We also follow up on Apple’s price drop on USB-C dongles and LG Ultrafine 5K display. Mark follows up on MacBook Pro sales and Apple Pay on the web. More on JSON parsing in Swift. We follow up on the title “Engineer”. Apple release of iOS 10.1.1 iTunes vs OTA updates as well as Sierra 10.12.1 build versions. We discuss counterfeit apps appearing on the App Store. The Mac App Store, a new MAS model is discussed, as well as purchasing tvOS apps via iOS & Mac links. Picks: Promo Codes for IAP, Simulate TouchBar on iPad, Silver Searcher, Programming in Swift Style