Co-host Mark is an iOS developer and consultant based in Silicon Valley. He founded Smappsoft, an indie iOS development shop, in 2009, where he is Chief Engineer. At the same time, he has held hands on leadership roles in several startups, including Relive, Inc. and erodr, and consults for multiple well known companies on iOS development issues. He has developed over 30 apps, in a wide range of areas including social networking, photo sharing, games, and music, with a combined reach of millions of users. Before discovering iOS, he worked for several years in the semiconductor industry, and has degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT and UCSB.
October 23rd, 2021 | 2 hrs 12 mins
1password, air pods, amd, apple music, apple support, applecare +, clifford staal, cuckoo’s egg, dolly zoom, equity, fedex, frank zappa, freak out, hdmi, house of moth, imac g4, indie devstock, insanely good, intel, joe cieplinski, lithography, m1 max, m1 pro, macbook air m1, macbook pro 14, magsafe 3, mail in box, monterey rc, notch, pcalc, pegasus, re-cap, salaries, spotify, tech talks 21, thicc, tsmc, unions, voice, xcode 12, xserve g5
This week we discuss dolly focus, mail-in repairs, retrofitting older Macs. 1Password will now let you share passwords with just a link. We dive into the October event where Apple unveils the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch laptops with M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple Silicon. We discuss the chip architectures as well as Apple Music Voice Plan, new Home Pod Mini and Air Pods. Picks: Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued, TLDR Stock Options, The Pragmatic Engineer Test: 12 Questions on Engineering Culture, Hired Salary Calculator
September 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 31 mins
a lot of nits to pick, a13, a15, alvy ray smith, apple cinema display 20, centerstage, ceramic shield, cinematic mode, cloudkit, digital light, ed catmull, ekg, epic, firewire 400, fitness +, forced entry, godel escher bach, google, hdr, iap, ios 15 rc, ipad, ipad mini, iphone 13 mini, john lassater, john wilker, meditaion, motorola, night mode, nomad sculpt, pa semiconductor, peanuts, pegasus, pilates, pixar, pok pok, presbyopia, promotion, series 7, smurf berries, snoopy, super retina xdr, ted lasso, thunderbolt, titanium, xcode, xerox parc
We fact check on our start at 360iDev and follow up on Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, and tech giants planning to make their own chips. Apple releases iOS 14.6 and macOS 11.6 to prevent the Pegasus spyware gateway. We discuss Alvy Ray Smith the genius who helped make Pixar possible. We review Apple's Califironia Streaming iPhone event and new items announced. Picks: Apple CloudKit samples, Xcodes: The best command-line tool to install and switch between multiple versions of Xcode, Draw Yourself as a Peanuts Character in Pages with a Snoopy Artist, Nomad Sculpt.
July 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
accessibility, air tags, app store optimization, apple arcade, apple store, arc, async await, at&t, bon mot, bondi blue, chemical brothers, cliff notes, completion handler, coreaudiod, ctv news, dark mode, delta variant, digital lounges, docc, don melton, github companion, heat dome, imac m1, iphone, iphone 12, iphone 3g, iphone 4s, khtml, konqueror, large titles, leo laporte, lockdown, look again, lost in space, macbreak, marques brown, mkbhd, monterey, office x, pcalc, powerpc, rene richie, rogers, safari, san francisco, scales & modes, steve jobs, swift package index, swift playgrounds, use your loaf, vaccinated, vancouver, visual codes, webkit, what’s new in swift, widget, will & kate, withcheckcontinuation, wwdc, wwdc viewing guide
We fact check MKBHD, Air Tags, Visual Codes app, and Lavell Crawford. The iPhone shipped 14 years ago and WebKit was released 20 years ago. 100M iPhone 12 were purchased. Wrapping completion handlers into async API. GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer. What's new in SwiftUI. Using SwiftUI’s AsyncImage to render remote images from URLs. What's New in iOS 15 for App Store Optimization. Picks: WWDC21Lounges, WWDC 2021 Viewing Guide, Swift Package Index.
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June 11th, 2021 | 2 hrs 18 mins
@viewbuilder, accessibility, accessibilityrepresentation, actors, airplay on mac, apfs, app library, apple card, apple records, apple script, arkit, astra zenica, async/await, attributed strings, august lock, automator, avkit, beatles, beats powerbeats3, best in class, better call saul, boarding pass, buddy build, buttons, cannery row, circle ci, compileswift, continuous integration, cowbell, craig federigi, dave verwer, demystifying swiftui, dev tools lounge, developer documentation, digital id, digital lounges, disney park passes, dispatch queues, docc, empowerapps, facetime, focus, formatters, foundation, gcd, gitlab, grammar agreement, hand pose, healthkit, home kit, home pod mini, hotel keys, huell babineaux, imac m1, instagram, ios 15, ios dev directory, ipados 15, it’s like arc for threading, jazzy, john steinbeck, jordan morgen, json selector, lidar, live text, mac os 8, macintosh system software, maps, mare of easton, matter, mkbhd, monterey, multitasking, nest doorbell camera, notifications, obj, object capture, ocr, platform state of the union, play-doh touch, privacy, private relay, qr code, quick note, quicktime vr, rakuten, rotor, safari, sal saghoian, sfsymbols, shareplay, shazamkit, shortcuts, sign in with apple, siri intercom, sortdescriptors, sosumi, sound classifier, source docs, spacial audio, square reader, string(localized: ), studio gibley, swift concurrency, swift package manager, swift playgrounds, table, tablecolumn, testflight for the mac, tsa, u1, universal control, usdz, visual debugger for metal, wallet, watch party, weather app, widgets, wwdc, wwdc keynote, wwdc rumors, xcode cloud
We are joined by Evan K Stone and Leo Dion as we talk about the WWDC Keynote and the Platform State of the Union sessions. We fact check on Astra Zenica shots, and follow up on Sosumi, Apple product reviews, struggles with Apple Card, noisy audio while running Xcode, and people annoyed that they sold their M1's ahead of WWDC. Picks: Leo Dion's Orchard Nest site, PlayDoh Touch Shapes Studio, JSON Selector Generator, Jordan Morgan’s Best In Class iOS App Book, Why There are Now So Many Shortages (It's Not COVID).
June 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 52 mins
148, 23 million, @state, a12x, airpods pro, alexsis, app clips, app library, apple park, apple silicon, aquafit, arm, arther c lark, avimov’s foundation, avkit, bartender 3, big sur, bixby creek bridge, bmw 5 series, canada, centripetal force, collectionviews, composable collectionview, congestion zones, contact tracing, covid-sheild, cycling routes, dancing, deququeconfiguredreusablecell, diffable data source, documentgroup, fitness, glances, green zones, grids, have i been p’owned, health & safety, homekit, interstate, ios 14, ipados, ireland, james dempsey and the breakpoints, justin trudeau, kayak, keynote, kicstart, kubaku, list, lycra, mac catalyst, mac os x public beta, macworld, mapview, memoji, micheal morecock, multiplatform template, myth adventures, newton, nike run club, on device, ottawa, picture in picture, port key, poul anderson, relativity, release notes happy hour, robert a heinlien, robert asprin, robot’s of dawn, santa cruz, sceneview, scribble, serenity caldwell, settings, seybold, shopify, sidebar, sign in with apple, siri, smart stack, spacial audio, spinal tap, spriteview, state highway, super power charging, swiftui, tesla, translation, u1 chip, uicollectionviewlist, uk, visual editing, voices that matter, watch party, watchos, web authn, what’s new in swiftui, widgets, windowgroup api, wwdc 2020, wwdc20 goes to 11, xcode 12
A re-run of our WWDC 2020 show. We follow up on iPad Pro shooting location, James Bond and centrifugal force, and macOS BS? A team of Shopify volunteers release Canada's COVID case-tracking app. ARM-based Japanese supercomputer is now the fastest in the world. We recap the WWDC 2020 Keynote, Platform State of the Union and a few WWDC sessions. Picks: Up Here in Canada, What’s new in SwiftUI for iOS 14, Apple documentation for SwiftUI with SpriteKit, SceneKit, AVKit and MapKit.
May 30th, 2021 | 48 mins 35 secs
@binding, altconf, arkit 3, callbacks, carthage, classkit, closures, coacopods, collectionview, combine, declarative, diffable, domain specific language, flutter, force touch, homeviewcontroller, interface builder, ipados, ipod touch, john gruber, kvo, llvm, macintosh manual, minecraft, moon boots, nsnotifinaction, objective c, ocr, oslog, pixar, platform unification, reality composer, ricky mondello, schoolbook, sfsymbols, sign in with apple, smalltalk, swift evolution, swift package manager, swift playground, swiftui, testflight feedback, toplogy eyewear, transporter, tryswift, ulysses, voice dream language, watch, winston chen
A re-roll of our WWDC 2019 episode - We are joined by Alexis Gallagher and Ricky de Laveaga in the Podcast Studio at WWDC 2019 McEnery Convention Center. Recorded at 11 am Friday June 7, 2019. We fact check on Bobby Orr and the approximate number of active iOS developers. #askMTJC has Namrata Bandekar responding to joining start ups, as well the pronunciation of Dave Verwer IRL. We discuss our impressions of WWDC 2019 — SwiftUI, declarative programing, Combine framework, ARKit 3, Reality Composer, Swift Playgrounds 3, Swift Package Manager, stand alone Watch apps, iPadOS, TestFlight Feedback, Transporter, and Sign In With Apple. Picks: Performance, Pencil Support, Optimizing File Storage, DataFlow for SwiftUI, Combine in Practice, Sign In With Apple, Voice Dream Scanner, ClassKit, What's New In Swift, try! Swift, AltConf.
April 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 31 mins
14.5, 360idev, 5by5, adobe, air tag, apple card family, apple tv 4k, astrazenica, belkin, catalyst, charles gescke, chip, chromecast, deque, earth day, escape key, find my, gender neutral, greyhound, hermes, homekit, ibm selectric, imac 5k, imac pro, ime, intel, james burke, joe cieplinski, john warnock, kennsington, keyboard, lg, liquid pro xdr, m1, m1 ipad pro, many moons, mini-led, motorola startack, o n, ordered sets, patreon, playstation, podcast subscriptions, postscript, purple, purple rain, roger waters, roku, siri, steely dan, subs, surface, swift collection, thunderbolt display, tile, tom hanks, touch id, turkey, turkish, twit, wishbone ash, wolfwalkers, xbox, xerox park, xkcd, youtube
We fact check many moons and remember Dr Charles Geschke. We follow up on 5K iMacs, international keyboards and Apple's Oscar nominations. In the news gender neutral Siri voices, LG, Apple Amazon home automation alliance, and Swift Collections. We cover the Apple Spring Forward event; Apple Card Family, podcast subscriptions, AirTags, color iMac M1, and iPad Pro M1. Picks: Air Tag accessories, Kennsington StudioDock iPad Docking Station, Subs.
April 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 26 mins
1password, @appstorage, apple card, apple one, apple silicon, apple watch, arkit, astrazenica, charles proxy, clubhouse, collectionview list, credit, dhh, face mask, free-for.dev, goldman sacks, hudson, interac, ios 14.5 beta 6, ipad pro, iphone, jenkins, macbook pro 16, many moons, mashable, mwt, open source, oracle, oscars, oura ring, paul hudson, pfizer, protocols, siri, size classes, steven curtis, studeapp, swiftui, ted lasso, tracking, watch party, webex, wwdc21, xcode, xcode-tips
We're on Clubhouse as MTJC iOS Development and we follow up on our two Clubhouse events. We follow up with 5 iPhone Hacks like unlocking your iPhone with a face mask. The Apple Card doesn’t actually discriminate against women, investigators say. Apple-funded Stanford study concludes Apple Watch can be used to measure frailty. Apple won’t give Siri a female-sounding voice by default anymore. Nobody designs for small iPhone devices anymore. WWDC21 date has been set and we discuss what we'd like to see. Picks: Free for developers, Xcode tips repo, Updated iOS App Dev Tutorials, Protocol Oriented Programming with Swift 5, CustomStringConvertible, SwiftUI by Tutorials 3rd Edition.
February 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
amazon music, apple card, apple cash, cbs all access, cloudkit, core data, dtk, exploit, face mask, github1s, golang, homebrew, homeland, imei, ios 14.4, ios dev happy hour, iphone 12 mini, keyboard avoidance, m1, m1 mini, magsafe for iphone, migration assistant, paul hudson, persistence container, pram, slack, smc, start up modes, super bowl, swiftui, twostraws
We dig in with iOS 14.4 patching vulnerabilities. M1-Based Macs Have New Startup Modes. Mark gives us his M1Mini first impressions. Apple increases the DTK credit. MagSafe for iPhone is reviewed. Sorry, small-phone lovers: The iPhone 12 mini was Apple’s 2020 sales flop. Core Data with CloudKit in SwiftUI. Apple Card and Apple Cash Trademarks Approved in Canada. MTJC and Spockcast are now on Amazon Music. Unlocking iPhones While Wearing a Face Mask. What’s new in Swift 5.4? How 7 iOS Apps Could Save You 500MB of Storage. The Diminishing Utility of MFMailComposeViewController. Picks: SwiftUI keyboard avoidance, iOS Dev Happy Hour - Feb 20, GitHub - conwnet/github1s: One second to read GitHub code with VS Code.
January 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 18 mins
45 rpm, app library, apple silicon, async await, badges, car play, completion handler, concurrency, corelleum, dante’s inferno, gen z, general hospital, hockeyapp, infinite loop, instacart, ios dev happy hour, linux, mac apps, macbook pro, maceffects, macworld, magsafe, malbogue, mchenry, notarize, nscodersto, parking, pico projector, pioneer, reagan, rosetta 2, samsung, santa barbara, santa clara, se/30, spockcast, swift, swiftui jam, test flight, touchbar, uber, ubuntu, unroll thread, wwdc, zvon
We fact check iPad storage and WWDC security. Follow up tackles App Library, and CarPlay wireless receivers. We discuss publishing Mac apps inside and outside the Mac App Store. Experimenting with Swift async and await pattern using Xcode. Uber’s near disaster jumping onto Swift in the early days (spoilers, without doing due diligence.) MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and iPhone Rumors, Best of CES 2021. Picks: Linux on M1, Tips and Tricks to Set Up Your Apple M1 for Development, KFC Mascot Col. Sanders Talks Malbolge Programming on General Hospital, SwiftUI Jam, iOS Dev Happy Hour, MacEffects Custom CLEAR Case for Apple Macintosh Mac SE & SE/30.
January 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
360 idev online, air pods max, app library, apple car, apple one, apple silicon, apple watch, bang & olufsen, big sur, bluetooth, burrito, ces, chinese flash, covid, dog fooding, duolingo, e3, elon musk, epic, family, festival, game center, gameplaykit, gaming frameworks, gdc, hazel, ios 14.3, ipados, iphone 12 pro, lidar, lyft, m1, main(), metro, ming chi kwo, mkb hd, ocr, paper by 53, platform state of the union, ramones, scribble, sidebar, splitviewcontroller, steven’s creek, stump 360, swiftui, tammy, tammy coron, tesla, tom morello, tracking, uber, usdz, vaccine, watch parties, waterfield designs, widgets, wwdc keynote, xbox controller, zip car
We follow up on the iPhone X ship date and whether B&O has a less expensive headphone than the Air Pods Max. Developers are already seeing the benefits of the App Store Small Business program. Apple Car could be coming in 2025. The Xbox Series X controller seems to be incompatible with Mac and iOS devices. We take a look back on 2020 and the Apple news; Apple One, Air Pods Max, Epic lawsuit, Apple Silicon, SwiftUI apps, LiDAR, App Library, Widgets, Applets, Sidebar, Scribble, Tracking, Big Sur, WWDC Online, iPhone 12 series, and more. Picks: Apple Watch leak offers rare glimpse inside ‘Ultra security program’, Hazel, SwiftUI Layout Explained, Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies, Apple updated SwiftUI tutorials.
December 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
airpods max, apple fitness +, apple one, apple tv remote, apple tv+, apple watch se, autocomplete, aws, b&o, beats, cloudkit, co-lo, control center, core data, ec2 mac, edgar rice burroughs, elago, fastlane, felix krause, fixit, for all mankind, frameit, imagemagick, inside macintosh, james dempsey, john carter, m1, mac mini, maple syrup, mdr 7506, paul hudson, ron wayne, rosetta 2, screenit, silicone, sk hynix, snes, spell checking, sudo, swift version, touch id, u1, uitesting, warranty, xcode, xcode 12.3, zero click
We fact check M1 RAM, and Photoshop on Rosetta2. AskMTJC brings us Story of third Apple founder, Maple spirits, and CloudKit on NSPersistentCloudKitContainer. Use Amazon EC2 Mac Instances to Build & Test macOS, iOS, ipadOS, tvOS, and watchOS Apps. Apple Fitness Plus will launch on December 14th. Family Setup on Apple Watch is coming to Canada. Xcode 12.3 RC available. iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit is one of the most breathtaking hacks ever. Apple announces $549 AirPods Max noise-canceling headphones, coming December 15th. No U1 chip in AirPods Max. More Apple Silicon leaks. Picks: Fastlane for App Screenshots, James Dempsey made Swift Version for quick reference, 9 Xcode Tips by Paul Hudson, Quick Tip: Enable Touch ID for sudo, Elago Classic Mac Apple Watch charging stands. After Show: App development as Lego.
November 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
5 nanometer, a lead pipe to the kneecaps, app store, apple silicon, bill atkinson, boot camp, commission, createinstallmedia, cryptocurrency, disktop, duns, epic, firestrom core, flipboard, fortnite, geekbench, hazel, hig, icestorm core, intel, internet recovery, ipad, iphone 12 mini, iphone 12 pro mac, juiced, m1, macbook air m1, macbook pro 13 m1, macbook pro 14, macbook pro 16, macpaint, magic keyboard, multifinder, network framework, paul hagerty, readonly friday, recovery partition, rosetta 2, secure enclave, sf symbols, simply accounting, small business, soc, system 6, t2, the register, vmware, windows, wwdc video
We discuss the update design resources for Big Sur and iOS 14. We dissect the App Store Small Business Program. Now that M1 Macs are in the wild we debate the differences and performance. How to reinstall macOS on M1. Redesigned MacBooks With Apple Silicon to Launch in Second Half of 2021. Picks: BizHUB Pro USB-C Multiport Professional Adapter, UltraHUB - USB-C Multiport HDMI Macbook Pro Adapter, 6 in 1 USB-C Macbook Pro Adapter, Life-Line USB-C Cable Combo, Check M1 compatibility for all your Mac apps with this free open source tool, Is Apple Silicon ready? Ready for Big Sur: Introducing 1Password 7.7 for Mac, Is It Read-Only Friday?
Photo; Apple Inc.
November 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 17 mins
3d touch, 5g, air play 2, american standard, apple one, apple silicon, big sur, broadcast, cs193p, don’t cares, dsotm, dtk, fireside, google syndication, home kit, home pod mini, iphone 12, iphone 12 mini, iphone 12 pro, iphone 6 plus, john hodgeman, justin long, long press, m1, macbook air, macbook pro 13, magsafe, mobile me, nutrition information, precise location, privacy, product red, quadrophonic, reflog, release candidate, roku, solo braided loop, swift, swiftui, system preferences, tempasure, trane, ultrawide band, windows
We discuss non-3D Touch errors. Are web sites downloading to your mac? Transition to Apple One with your choice of Apple ID. Apple Privacy questions coming soon. Roku rolling out Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. Swift.org - Introducing Swift on Windows. iPhone 11 Pro max next to iPhone 12 pro max screen size difference. Apple Launches 'iPhone 12 Studio' for Mixing and Matching MagSafe Cases and Wallets. 5G, which kind? Identify your iPhone model. The Apple Event for Apple Silicon Macs. Apple’s M1 chip fastest laptop CPU in the world, says independent analysis. Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro. macOS Big Sur RC. Picks: The untold history of macOS System Preferences. Complete 66 Mac vs PC ads. CS193p Developing Apps for iOS. Gosh Darn SwiftUI. How to undo (almost) anything with Git.
October 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 59 mins
airpower, alan pike, apple tv 4k, apple watch lte, apple watch series 3, applecare+, hig, human interface guidelines, iphone 8, iphone 8 plus, iphone x, notch, qi, swift, swift 4, swift programming, teacher's tuesday
We dive into #askMTJC about whether the iPhone X layout will mean changes for developers. We follow up on HDR video. We briefly cover the information leak ahead of the Apple Event. We discuss Apple's Steve Jobs Theater which held the event. We cover the items demonstrated and unveiled - Retail events, Apple Watch Series 3 w/LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, and AirPower. Picks: iOS Human Interface Guidelines (Updated for iPhone X), Building Apps for iPhone X - Fall 2017, Swift Programming Language book (updated for Swift 4).
Recorded: September 13th, 2017
September 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 22 mins
1password, a12 processor, acoustic coupler, alibaba, amazon, amd, android wear, angstrom, app: the human story, apple key, apple music, apple park, apple watch, assistant editor, astropad, berkley, brent simmonds, buddy build, charcoal, chris wagner, clifford stoll, cmd shift j, cobra kai, command key, conte, ctrl opt g, cube, dark matter, de enza, firefly, foundation, gdpr, google, home pod, homestead, infinity loop, intel, interpol, jonathan kuehlein, kim alberg, laurel, microns, modem, montage, motorola, nanometer, omni, option click, paper by 53, pencil, podcast, project navigator, quartz, river, rwdevcon, saskatchewan, serenity, siemens, skytrain, southpark, space channel, standard editor, starlost, stuxnet, susan kare, symantec, t shirts, tacow, test backed development, the expanse, topology eyewear, tulip, usatoday, wolfe, workflow, wwdc, xcode, youtube red
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 sophisticate 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.
Photo: Tim Mitra
Originally broadcast: May 26th, 2018