We take a look at the iPad Mini 4 and Swift Playgrounds as well as Apple Search Ads. We follow up on @objc and dynamic in Swift 4 as well as more tips on reducing Swift compile times. We dive into Apple Pay Cash which rolled out this week. The Amazon Prime Video app showed up on the Apple TV this week. Picks: Proton Mail, Apple’s open-source Utility Library, Apple’s Visitor Center field trip
This week we discuss Blackbox’s update and T-shirts. We follow up on top 10 articles on Swift and Apple’s commitment to Pro computing. We discuss the outrage on Amazon’s web service S3. We discuss the Department of Defense’s entry into open source software. Google vs Otto and Uber is covered as well as more rumored features in the iPhone 8. Picks: Convolutional Neural Networks, Google Cloud Next and Twitter Image Pipeline iOS.
This week we follow up on replacements to Fabric and iAd, as well as ColorSync Manager and CarPlay & Android Auto delays in auto manufacturing. We also touch on Find My Air Pods and Apple Pay. We delve into the upcoming ability to respond to reviews and the SKStoreReviewController. We examine the case for deprecating UITableView replacing it with UICollectionView. Picks: Realm Word Tour, Limited Edition Super Bowl Tostitos, Apple UI Design Resources, using vector graphics in apps, 33 iOS open source libraries that will dominate 2017.
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.
This week we follow up on Apple Music issues, iTunes, the judicious use of shitty code with Design Stamina Hypothesis and Apple’s rumored Car. Greg and Aaron go on a couple of tangents on AI and the new Cross Point memory. Our Picks: Ghostery, open source Objective-C, ASCIIwwdc, Paint Code and Telekinesis (beta).