We are joined by Greg Heo as we look ahead and suggest what Apple may introduce at WWDC 2018. We follow up on the Command key icon, castle connection, as well as Clifford Stoll and the Cockoo’s Egg. Jaime uncovers ⌘+Ctrl+Shift+H to find a methods callers. Tim relays early experience drawing and designing typefaces in the early days of Mac. AirPlay 2 gives the HomePod the ability to have multi-room and stereo audio. HomePod launching in Canada, France, and Germany. Felix Krause thinks apps should be in a network sandbox. App Insight attempts to expose 3rd party framework use. Genius Bar Broke an iMac Pro. We lay down our best guesses about where Apple will go with WWDC 2018. Picks: How to debug your mobile hybrid app on iOS, Beacon – Signal Availability by Ashley Nelson-Hornstein, Prioritize Work with Quality of Service Classes.
This week we follow up on MTJC 2018 T-Shirts and the origins of Apple’s Command Key. We also follow up on the Apple Store founders, Apple’s GDPR profile downloads, Apple Watch usage and Apple’s self driving cars. We discuss the Home Pod sales numbers, erroneous new Siri features, and a sophisticated worm virus and one of the first Internet hackers. We also chat about Apple’s own podcasts and their use of original illustrations on the App Store. Picks: A handy Xcode keyboard shortcut to the Assistant Editor and App: the Human Story, Developing UIViews in Xcode Playgrounds and 1Password 7.
This week we follow up on iTunes on Windows, UIViewPropertyAnimator, iPhone 7 microphone issues, Countdown To WWDC, and the first pedestrian death by Uber’s self-driving car. We discuss the 20th Anniversary of the iMac, the call for Apple Heart Study, Lobe’s use of Core ML, and Apple cracking down on location sharing. We also cover the Microsoft Build 2018 and Google I/O 2018 keynotes. Picks: Vapor 3, Dealing With Dates, Frinkiac.com
This week we are joined by Marin Todorov to discuss his new book and apps. We follow up on Flight School’s meaning, an iPad screen protector vendor leaks the 2018 model, downloading your Google profile and Marin relays European ISP experiences. The last Apple Watch boutique is closing. We also follow up on Susan Kare: the woman who gave the Mac its smile. We discuss the new trade-in program with Apple GiveBack, Daisy: Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot, FoundationDB is Open Source and Marin’s book – Realm: Building Modern Swift Apps with Realm Database. Picks: 5 Useful 3D Touch Features for iPhone, Snipetty, Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga, How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints, Xcode Treasures: Master the Tools to Design, Build, and Distribute Great Apps, Mixpanel v. 3.3.0 – opt in/out at run time
We start the episode with a brief look at Reporter and looking at unwind segues with modal view controllers. We also follow up on unconventional parking with self driving cars. We follow up on using Face ID to authorize purchases with iTunes family purchases in iOS 11. You can now use the Square Cash app to purchase bitcoin. We discuss Apple’s plan to postpone some new features to focus on performance and quality. It’s time for the annual “Apple is doomed” discussion as pundits warn of iPhone X sales slowing down. Tim’s iPhone X suffers from a “green line” OLED defect, which turns out to be a common problem on iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S7. Picks: iOS Ref