This week we follow up on the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. The discussion revolves around our impressions of the TouchBar, changes in the hardware configuration and the future of the MacBook product line. We also discuss whether this is in fact a mac for professionals. We touch on the approaching end of Swift 2.3 as well as json2swift. Picks: Paintcode 3, PipTube, UnsafePointers, How to Use NSTouchBar on macOS and Amaziograph.
We start out discussing the iOS update 9.3.5 which prevents a remote jailbreak of iOS devices, giving bad guys access to users personal data and messages. We also follow up on Touch IC chips popping off iPhones, Star Wars serialization, neural networks, shut down of sync and open sourcing of Vesper, merger of Instapaper with Pinterest and Nest being moved internally into Google. Pro Tip: you may need to clean out your lightning port. We discuss the EU’s claim that Apple underpaid on corporate taxes in Ireland. We discuss whether Griffin’s Bluetooth adapter for cabled headphones indicates iPhone 7’s rumored lack of mini-phone jack. Aaron expounds on his new Car Play enabled car. Picks: Charles Proxy v4, FLEX, Classic CHM youtube channel, How Snapchat’s filters work, Papa John’s Apple TV app, Swift Algorithm Club tutorials.