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.
January 5th, 2019 | 49 mins
360idev, 5 years, anthony, apple music, audible, austin, avengers: infinity war, bandersnatch, best buy, boxing day, capitulation, capsicum, captain & tennille, castro, consumables, content, culver, curtis herbert, developer, devtube, el paso, engineer, hollywood, home pod, india, iron ring, ish, jean macdonald, jennifer aniston, jerry seinfeld, mind hunter, netflix, pay walls, peanuts, petawawa, podcasts, restaurant, seattle, sensor tower, slopes, streaming, subscriptions, super dave osborne, tammy coron, techcrunch, tennessee, the beaverton, tim the beaver, tiny, turicreate, twitter, youtube tv
This week we follow up on the case of an Oregon man who uses the title "engineer". Apple lowered its Q1 guidance based on lower expectations. Apple also starts assembling premium iPhones in India. Apple's new plans may reveal what projects will be worked on around the United States. Netflix has pulled iTunes billing for users. Picks: Gesture based app selection and organization, Learn Talks.
December 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
accessibility, adam armstrong, affinity designer, airplay, amend, app store, appl, apple give back, apple music, apple stock, apple store, arkit, astropad studio, austin, bendgate, beyond meat, boxing day, buddy build, bullwinkle & rocky, charles proxy for ios, clip studio paint, compensation, cost of living, coursera, create ml, csis, denver, downton abbey, dudley do-right, equity compensation, escape key, flack, fourier analysis, gdpr, ghostery lite, home alone, home pod, ibm watson, ipad 9.7, ipad pro, iphone os sdk, logitech crayon, luna display, macbook air 2018, machine learning, marathon, mcafee, memoji, mini vmac, minimoog model d, mp3, neuroplasticity, nsnorth, pcalc, promo codes, rcmp, require attention, san jose, seattle, skydio r1, stanley cup, susan kare, suzanne vega, testflight, this is your brian on music, token, tom’s diner, tunnel bear, turi create, uber, vesting, wwdc 2018, xcode treasures
We fact check on CSIS, overtime hockey, defeating Face ID, and git commit --amend. #askMTJC brings up promo codes for IAP and the bands on the Stanley Cup. Apple stock sees its best performance in five years. The main topic is top paying tech companies in 2018 and comparative compensation vs cost of living. We review the highlights of the More Than Just Code podcast in 2018. We also choose our top picks for 2018. Picks: Google Home Alone
December 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
8-bit guy, alaska airlines, aluminium, amazon echo, amazon fire tv, android, apple books, apple music, apple pencil, apple tv, applecare, atari 2600, bendgate pro, bill cosby, c64 mini, charlie brown, chico’s tacos, commodore vic20, connect, culver city, curtis herbert, cydia, dallas, dhx media, egypt station, el paso, esim, face id, functional swift, gatekeeper, genesis, hockey hall of fame, home pod, iap gifts, infinity blade, ipad pro, jailbroken, jane heo, jay freeman, kdrama, kdramamamas, luna display, lyft, maple leafs, mercator projection, metallurgy, mutable state, nathan phillips square, new york rangers, nhl, nintendo, overtime, paperlike, paul mccartney, peanuts, pinterest, poutine, protocol, real size, salad king, seattle mariners, sega, slopes, snoopy, spell check, standard library, stanley cup, stem, t-mobile park, texas, the other app store, turing create, uber, ugly sweater, verison, victor von doom, windows sandbox, yeti
This week Greg Heo leads the crew as they discuss the Windows 95 ugly holiday sweater, NHL hockey overtime 3 on 3, and protocol conformance. We follow up on Apple shutting down Music’s Connect feature, Sega Genesis Classics are playable on Amazon Fire, the C64 Mini, Windows Sandbox, Apple is producing new Peanuts content, breaking into Amazon face recognition with 3D printed heads, T-Mobile eSIM support, Apple will allow IAP gifted to Friends & Family. Apple will build new campus in Austin and add jobs across the US. Cydia Store shuts down. Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal. Picks: Xcode Comment-Spell-Checker, 6 Audio books on Apple Books, The 8-Bit Guy, Functional Swift 2018 videos, MagazineLayout
December 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
5g, alloc, apple music, associated value, big nerd ranch, bobby orr, carlton the bear, china, container, david smith, docker, egypt station, enum, failable initializer, fortnight, galaxy a8, gofundme, google+, gritty, hail mary, headphone, hole punch, hyperdrive, ibm swift sandbox, infinity blade, infinity o display, init, iot, iphone x, iphone xr, iphone xs, kubernetes, liquid retina, liverpool, machine learning, mccartney, mixpanel, moulds, oled, oleg begaman, optionals, orchard, qualcomm, scarborough, seattle, shortcuts, stock market, swift, swift 5, try?, ubuntu, united states
We get an iOS shortcut for bypassing paywalls in #askMTJC. We follow up with a deep dive into poor iPhone XR adoption figures, Google+ has potentially exposed data from 52M users, Infinity Blade games removed from the App Store, Apple appeals to China's iPhone ban, and Samsung removes the headphone jack. We take a look at some Swift tricks that you may not know about. Swift 5.0 wants us to try some nice breaking changes. You can record ARKit sessions in order to debug. It's apparently really easy to add a second display to an iOS app. Picks: A look at the Original 1984 Macintosh User Manual, Swift Docker image hosted by Apple.
December 8th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
5g, after dark, air pods, apple, at&t, bandgeek, bath & beyond, bed, behaviors, chanukah, chopin, cocktail party effect, dark castle, dr who, echo, entrepreneurs, esim, federico viticci, florida, flying toasters, freddy mercury, github, google home hub, hawaii, home bridge, home pod, homekit, joe cieplinski, jordan morgan, kansas, luna display, marc martel, miami, myopia, new england patriots, openurl(:_), partitioning, philip shoemaker, please don’t touch, qi, qualcomm, queen, rene richie, seattle, settings, siri, siri shortcuts, steve hackett, steve walsh, system 6.0.8, washinton dc, wendies, wireless charging, workflow, wwdc, xcode, xmas, ḥanukah
We discuss using Siri to access application settings in our #askMTJC. We fact check on Indian Partitioning dates. We follow up on Apple Music arriving on Amazon’s Echo, Apple vs Qualcomm trial date set, 5G iPhone maybe as late as 2020, wireless charging for AirPods and AT&T first to support eSim. We discuss changing laws with GitHub pull requests. Apple's program for women entrepreneur developers. Siri Shortcuts Not Working for many people. Real-time text support for Wi-Fi calling. Touch ID used in app scams to bilk users. Picks: Xcode Short Cuts, Run macOS on iPad, Play Retro Dark Castle on iPad with System 6.0.8, Optimizing Siri on HomePod in Far‑Field Settings
November 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
49’ers, amazon, andrew ng, at&t, bill 101, black friday, braves, buffalo bills, claris works, code warrior, comcast, convolutional neural networks, cousera, crazy russian hacker, dark castle, deep fakes, deep learning, direct tv, esim, everyone’s a publisher, face id, folding phones, inside macintosh, instagram, jordan peele, london bridge, mac 128k, machine learning, marsipan, napalm girl, natural language processing, neural networks, new england patriots, nfl, nlp, obama, pict, post, recurrent networks, red sox, rogers, spockcast, sportsnet, st michael’s, system 6.0.8, tsn, verizon
We follow up on folding phones as Google adds support to Android. Apple cuts production on all new iPhone X series phones. Verizon will bring eSIM support for iPhones. Amazon US will now sell Macs for Apple. Prince William weighs in on social network giants lack of discretion. Tim Cook says regulations as inevitable. Apple has bought a privacy-conscious AI start up. Picks: Swift Heroes 2018 conference videos, Mini vMac for iOS, Deep Learning Specialization
November 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
6.001, abelson, aloestackview, android, asp, ast 2 configuration suite, bear market, bin, emacs, ex-dividend date, folding phone, functions are fun, i feel fine, instagram, intel iphone, iphone 8, jim kramer, lisp, lsp, macbook escape, mit open courseware, night sight, paperback writer, patreon, pixel 3 phone, python, revolution 1, revolution no. 9, right to repair, rogers, scheme, screen replacements, shortcuts drawer view, spotify, structured interpretation of computer programming, sussman, t2, tariffs, the beatles, the little schemer, the white album
We look at #askMTJC from Paul Wilkinson on emptying the bin. Greg Heo joins us again as we discuss Apple's plan to replace unresponsive screens on iPhone X models. An iPhone X has exploded after being recharged. Spotify has launched an Apple Watch app. Apple's T2 chip will require a post upgrade/repair diagnostic tool to be run. Apple's stock price continues to drop as more suppliers lower their estimates on future iPhone XR orders. We also discuss Samsung's foldable phone and Google's Pixel 3 Night Sight feature. We discuss Swift LSP and MIT's 6.001 course on Lisp and Scheme. Picks: Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out, Kotlin Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, AloeStackView, Re-creating the Siri Shortcuts Drawer Interaction.
November 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
2k games, acquisitions and murders, adobe, adobe creek, air pods, all orientation, aluminium, apple, arm64e, aws, azure, bloomberg, bondi blue imac, charles geschke, christoper null, compatibility mode, face id, fedora, flu shot, force touch track pad, github, ibm, imugr, ipad pro, jamf, john warnock, lana del rey, laserwriter, lion air, logitech, los altos, macbook air, microsoft, mobile, motion capture, nba 2k, page maker, photoshop ios, postscript, press release, red hat, red sox, rocksmith, satnia nadala, t2, telltale games, there is no step three, touch bar, touch id, true tone, usb-c, user defined build setting, vector, visual studio, walt mossberg, watchos 5.1, xbox one, xbox s
Microsoft has bought GItHub. IBM is buying Red Hat. Apple bars Bloomberg from iPad event. All of the Apple Logos Included in the October 30 Event. Tim Mitra Blends Art and (Computer) Science at TD Bank. JAMF - There is no step three. New 2018 MacBook Air, 2018 Mac Mini, 2018 iPad Pro - 11” & 12.9”, and 2nd Gen. Apple Pencil. Picks: Designing for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, Bringing Your Apps to iPad Pro, Shared Version Number trick
October 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
5g, air power, amber mac, andrew jassy, android, apple pencil, at&t, baby boomer, beautygate, becky, bloomberg, bose, boston red socks, cbs allaccess, cdmi, debugging, dep, derek selander, dlc, dr who, duke of york, edm, eec, emily litella, face id, g3, game of thrones, gdpr, gen x, generation axe, george r r murray, golfing with the blue jays, gsm, hawkeye access, hi-def, holland, ibm, ipad pro, iphone 5, iphone xr, jamf, jetbrains, johnny galecki, lldb, lte, mac pro, macbook, macbook air, mdm, milennial, mobile world congress, mud’s women, new amsterdam, new york, new york times, october 30, privacy, reverse engineer, rocksmith 2014, roseanne, sarah gilbert, satisfaction, skydio, star trek, steve vai, stubhub, supergirl, tap tap, tapulus, texas tea, the connors, tim cook, true depth, ubisoft, world series, wwdc mmxiii, young sheldon
We follow up on not using Facebook for logins and Apple and AWS request the Bloomberg retract the Chinese Spy Chip story. Apple is working on a patch for the #Beautygate — where the iPhone XS is over beautifying portrait photos. We revisit Swift & Objective-C usage. The October 30th event will apparently introduce 2 new iPad Pros, iPad Mini, two iMacs and possibly a new MacBook. IBM open sources their Mac@IBM configuration. Tim Cook calls for strong US Privacy legislation. We touch on the upcoming 5G mobile service. Picks: Xcode 10 patches to Advanced Apple Debugging & Reverse Engineering, Hawkeye Access.
October 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 14 mins
501st legion, affinity designer, all creatures great and small, amazon, apple tv, apple watch, application loader, astropad studio, autonomous, bbc america, capital one, carrie fisher, cbc, christoper eccleston, command shift 5, computer vison, david tennant, deep fakes, dr who, eaton’s centre, gallifrey, gdpr, geek bench, genius bar, google, ifixit, illustrator, iphone battery, jon pertwee, logic pro x, louis rossman, luna display, machine learning, matt smith, michael jackson, nest camera, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, nordstrom’s, palo alto, paul allen, peter capaldi, peter cushing, peter davidson, photoshop, privacy, repairs, right to repair, secrets & lies, series 2, shana scarlett, skydio r1, sonic screwdriver, space tv, star trek: discovery, supergirl, swift & fika, tardis, tesla, tls, tom baker, two factor authentication, william hartner, yorkdale mall
We follow up on watching Dr Who in the US without cable, iOS 12 adoption is greater than iOS 11 a year ago, FaceBook will in fact track you via Portal in-home. Apple plans to give video content away to Apple device owners for free. We dig in on the cost to repair Apple gear; the right to repair and past examples of Apple's efforts to improve experience at the cost of speed. Adobe has announced Photoshop CC for iPad. Apple will allow users in the US to download all the info Apple has on them. Picks: Watch Apple, Amazon, Google & Tesla solve delivery problems, Cmd-Shift-5, Luna Display, The Illustrated TLS Connection, Swift & Fika 2018, Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch.
October 13th, 2018 | 59 mins 56 secs
360idev article, alan turing, alfred hobbs, apple logo, astro pad, bananas, beaucoup, bloomberg, blue tooth, brexit, buzz aldrin, clion, dave wiskus, day light savings, enigma machine, face time, facebook, facebook portal, first man, google plus, hockey, jet brains, kotin, lapel pins, light saber bug, luna display, matt rouge, navajo talkers, notch, ny comicon, public betas, repl, saqib shaikh, security sticker, sensor area, spark, super micro, swift packages, the big hack, topsy, turtle graphics, us congress, vector, wikipedia, yaml
We answer our askMTJC from Paul Wilkinson about eSim support and Aussie Apple retail pricing. Tim discusses his Apollo XI T-shirt and Wikipedia's support drive. We follow up on Testflight public betas which inspire a new site, Google Plus is shutting down, Secrets & Lies, and Facebook Portal introduces new smart screens for the home. 3D Bananas are the new scale of processor performance. Another follow up on Saqib Shaikh as he appears on CBC's Spark. Luna Display is available for sale. We discuss iOS 12 and Core Data External Binary Data Storage, State of Developer Ecosystem, Apple vs the Big Hack, Aussie Day Light Savings Apple Watch bug, iOS 12.0.1 bug fixes, and Apple's overpriced repairs. Picks: The Apple II Source Code for the LOGO Language Found, CodeMobile Weekly Episode 2: A fireside chat with Jaime Lopez, Designing Websites for iPhone X, REPL Support for Swift Packages.
October 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
accessibility, adobe, adobe xd, america fiero, apptentive, aquired.fm, bewitched, british empire, camaro, casino rama, cmd shift 6, code mobile uk, come sail away, creative cloud, crtc, dallas cowboys, darren stevens, deep purple, denis deyoung, esim, flipping the bird, frank zappa, fred rogers, frederico fedici, gowan, grateful dead, hockey app, ios adoption, joe cocker, leif erikson, made in japan, man cave, microsoft, mixpanel, mr dressup, my woman from tokyo, nafta, paintcode, photoshop, samatha, sesame street, short treks, simon sineck, siri shortcut, sketch, smoke on the water, spockcast, statista, steam, styxx, sudo, superbowl, surface 6, surface studio, testflight, the electric giant, the friendly giant, tommy shaw, touch bar, touch id, usmca, wgbh boston, who do we think we are, wned, won’t you be my neighbor, youtube
We fact check the size of the original iPhones, and AI For Accessibility. Our #askMTJC covers a video on economic principals, and swinging cats in man caves. We follow up on inviting users to TestFlight, countries that support iPhone XS eSIMs, Super Bowl commercials in Canada, and sluggish iOS 12 adoption. Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection Tested By a Hollywood Stunt Double. Microsoft Surface event 2018: the 5 biggest announcements. Picks: Adding Device Frames to iPhone XS and XS Max Screenshots with Shortcuts, sudo from Touch Bar.
September 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 43 mins
273°k, 320 x 480, 802.11k, 802.11r, acc, ai for accessibility, al gore, amanda lang, amazon echo, amazon football, american horror story, american pavilion, andy hunt, applecare, apy, bc place, best buy, bose, buckminster fuller, cirus logic, cisco fast-lane, echo dot, elevate tech fest, elo, elton john, environment canada, eric schmidt, expo 67, expos, fargo, fight club, finfet, freedom mobile, headphone dongle, hockey cards, ing direct, iphone 6, jarry park, ken dryden, maple leaf socks, mars discovery, mit, montreal biodome, montreal biosphere, monza, mosfet, nsnorth 2019, olympic stadium, philips hue, place ville marie, protected goal, roger waters, rusty staub, scotiabank centre, split view, stubhub, subwoofer, tangerine, td davinci, ted nugent, tennis ball, tfsa, the big o, the good place, toronto raptors, towel day, u2, uidocument, velodrome, works with alexa, world’s fair
Our #askMTJC yielded a lot of feed back. SplitView mode on the Plus size iPhones. Paul Wilkinson illuminates Wifi Assist, Enterprise wifi routers can force devices to re-associate, and AP roaming & traffic priorities. Best Buy matches Freedom Mobiles $0 iPhone XS deals. iOS 12 improves iPhone app emulation with iPhone 6 resolutions and also fixes glitches with 2FA with multiple Apple ID users. AppleCare for iPhone X's. Amazon reveals 14 new devices. Headphone dongle missing. NSNorth 2019. What’s new in Swift 5.0. Supports opening documents in place. iPhones to be banned in South Korea? Picks: Supporting iPhone XS Max and XR, Using Command-Line Arguments to Configure In-App Dependencies, TD DaVinci API, Elevate Tech Fest Hackathon, Microsoft Build: AI for Accessibility, Why the metric system matters - Matt Anticole
September 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 20 mins
1password, 2019, 401k, accessibility, airborne activity, airplane mode, amazon, apple giveback, apple store, arizona, autofill passwords, copperwaite, crtc, darren baptiste, ekg, faa, fastlane, fcc, freedom mobile, google home hub, gophercon, grand canyon, health canada, ios 12 sdk, iphone 6, iphone se, iphone upgrade program, isflat, lobe.al, march 19, martian craft, microsoft, mtjc bump, nevada, nfc tags, one-time code, paintcode, petrified forest, projectile laptops, raise to wake, rossignol, rsp, sedona, session 714, siri shortcuts, small caps, star jedi font, tennis bracelet, the three tenors, wallace & grommet, watch series 4, watchos 5 sdk
We follow up on Mark's visit to petrified forests. We discuss the new screen size & shape of the Apple Watch Series 4, and type case format of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XR, as well as the unfortunate/confusing name iPhone XS Max. We follow up on the new iPhones; screen sizes, resolutions, pricing plans, and the discontinuation of the iPhone X, iPhone 6 and iPhone SE. We follow up as Microsoft acquires Lobe.ai and the leaked images on Google Home Hub. A new iPad Pro is coming this fall. NSHipster covers some lesser known iOS 12 features. Remote working tops job search perks. Apple sets the date for required building against iOS 12 SDK and watchOS 5 SDK. Picks 1Password with Autofill, and smooth Apple Store performance.
September 8th, 2018 | 54 mins 32 secs
air canada, almost famous, american woman, anson mount, asure, bachman turner overdrive, bet a dollar, buzz aldrin, clap for the wolfman, cloudkit, conrad stoll, core ml, curtain mode, disco t-shirt, fan expo canada, fragile, fred turner, gather round, gdpr, glenn gould theatre, greg heo, guess who, heart study, hotelling, ibm watson, jazz, letmein, magic leap, mike lee, not fragile, product (red), randy bacjman, remote desktop, roundabout, sap, screen sharing, screens, skydio, spockcast, stanford, star trek discovery, starbucks, syncope, t-shirts, takin care of business, tal bachman, teamviewer, tim horton’s, transfer learning, tsa pre-check, vinyl tap, vnc, watson studio, wolfman jack, wordpress, you ain’t seen nothin yet
September 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 11 mins
32-bit, android p, arc, buckethead, frank’s gourmet hot dogs, guns & roses, hockey, indie devstock, iphone sdk, iphone x, kfc, latin, les claypool, memory lane, mongo db, node js, notch, nsnorth, parse api, poutine, primus, python, red wood city, retain & release, super bowl, the fox theater, touch bar, true depth, weather
In this best of episode we've picked some interesting clips. Starting with a discussion on refactoring recorded live at Indie Devstock 2017. Next we replay a discussion of the Apple command key symbol, which was debated at 360iDev's Stump last week. The much maligned Notch makes it's appearance on Android phones. We also discussed the 10 anniversary of the iPhone SDK, so we revisited our early iOS development. The Touch Bar is banned when taking the Bar exam and we chat about 32-bit app developer shaming. The Canadian's, Aaron, Greg & Tim, take over the show and argue about the weather, latin and poutine. Greg tells us about his first visit with Mark Rubin. Mark introduces Buckethead to Greg, We surprise Tammy with the Roundabout Creative Studio questions.