More Than Just Code podcast - iOS and Swift development, news and advice

a round table discussion about iOS development, macOS and Swift.

About the show

MTJC podcast is a show about mobile development. Each week Jaime Lopez, Mark Rubin (sometimes Greg Heo and Tammy Coron) and myself, Tim Mitra, will convene from across the continent to discuss iOS and Mac development. We discuss current issues to find out what developers are talking about, what their apps are about, what they are using to create their apps and what advice they have for other developers (or those looking to become one). We also have news, notes and tech tips for developers.

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  • Episode 244: Game of Drones

    April 26th, 2019  |  45 mins 22 secs
    abc store, acquisition, average, boeing, boeing 787, border, cbc spark, cdic, common shares, conte, coreml, crunchable, development, facebook, game of drones, giulherme rambo, go train, haptic, hawaii, hibiscadelphus woodii, ifixit, intents, jaime, kauai, lais, macfixit, marzipan, mcdonalds, mean, mit, mongo db, national geographic, nlp, non-stop, nsnorth, ntgb, nvme, pastel, paysa, preferred shares, privacy commissioner, realm, reminders, salaries, screentime, search, setapp, shortcuts, sign-on bonus, siri, swift, the milk is free, timing, tunnelbear, vancouver, vc, watercolor, westjet, whatsapp

    We follow up again on developer salaries, your privacy at airports and borders, MongoDB is acquiring Realm, and McDonald’s mobile app exploits. Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time are coming to the Mac. For developers at WWDC; Siri, Marzipan, AR, and more. What would you pay for WhatsApp, FaceBook or Twitter as a service. Is Apple working on a Apple Paintbrush. Extinct flower rediscovered in Hawaii, via drones. Picks: Just say “Hey Siri, remind me about this” from inside an app.

  • Episode 243: The Dark Side of the Luna

    April 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    apfs, apple podcasts, apple watch, astrohq, astropad studio, aura pro, boston, castro, cbc spark, cesare rocci, chipotle, cottonbureau, credential stuffing, ctv, datacoup, drag & drop, etch-a-sketch, facebook, fireside, flying buttress, foursquare, game of thrones, gnosticplayers, greg heo, hawaii 5-0, ifixit, intel, ios 13, iphone, jetdrive, jonatan kuehlein, kansas, kerry livgren, luna display, m.2, magnus opus, marquee, matt hogan, megaphone, messenger, mineral rights, norah young, notre dame, nvme, overcast, peace_of_mind, phil earhart, photos app, pocketcasts, podrover, point of no return, porsche, powerbeats pro, prolog, qualcomm, rockman, roundabout, royal ontario museum, safari 13, screen print, sidecar, steve hackett, steve morse, steve walsh, subscriptions, swarm, tedx, teespring, todd mcleland, tom shultz, touch id, transend, truesize, tsmc, volkswagen, wars of the roses, xavier kuehlein

    We respond to #askMTJC on podcasts cover art and phones with three back cameras. Apple improves subscriptions to prevent accidental enrollment. Apple and Qualcomm settle multiple claims against each other. A low-end iPhone may be coming in 2020. A hacker has dumped nearly a billion accounts. A new service will let you sell your own data to companies. Facebook Messenger to return to the main app and more. We discuss new features that may come to iOS 13. Apple is planning its own iPad as secondary display like Luna Display. Listening to podcasts on Apple Watch is a sleeper hit. Picks: Photographer takes apart everyday gadgets to reveal their inner workings, How to learn Prolog by watching Game of Thrones. After show: Kansas, the T-shirt saga, Notre Dame and Hawaii.

  • Episode 242: The Rise of Marzipan

    April 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    12 monkeys, air play, annie hart, app review notes, appkit, batman & rubin, bbedit, bill atkinson, black pudding, brazil, captain marvel, chiat day, code styling, conditional breakpoint, data restore, dave verwer, dictionary literals, douglas adams, fizz buzz, gdae,, icloud backup, interarchy, iphone xr, itunes, jaberwockey 4k, james dempsey, james thompson, jeff rames, key value pairs, lamp, lightbox cc, mac 128k, mac app store, magic trackpad, manchester, marvel, marzipan, moobr, netflix, news+, nigel hamilton, notarize, oakridge apple store, oakridge boys, objective-c, pcalc, podcasts, pounds sterling, pudding,, rich seigal, ruby, self selecting surveys, shazam!, steam, stem, steve notes, string interpolation, swift 5, terry gilliam, transmit, uikit, ukelele, wonder park, wwdc, xcodeghost, youtube tv

    Greg Heo mocks us with the correct Uke tuning. Can we cuss on this podcast? We bid adieu to App Review Times blog. BBEdit is returning to the Mac App Store. Apple drops the $99 data migration fee. We discuss the annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey. macOS 10.5 with include more Mazipanified apps: Music, Books, Podcasts and TV. tvOS includes more bug fixes. Netflix has killed Air Play support. Starting with macOS 10.14.5, Apple will require notarized apps. Apple updates podcasts web previews — real time follow up: It is fully working as we publish the episode. Fake iPhone returns scam nets $900,000. Picks: What’s New in Swift 5, pCalc, WWDC tips.

  • Episode 241: Artisanal Enums

    April 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    air pods, air power, almond braces, anaglyphs, apple care, avengers: end game, black air pods, captain marvel, codemobileuk, colorware, concert for george, conde nast, cult of mac, d-box, debian, disk utility, disk warrior, drupa, egon spengler, erica sadun, hawaii, iap, ibanez, icloud, imakoo, interoperability, ipad, iphone xi, james dempsey, jason mewes, jennifer bailey, joaquin pheonix, joker, kevin smith, la times, mac iicx, macworld 2010, mklinux, new jersey, news+, newton, norton utilities, portrait mode, power beats pro, quadra 700, raywenderlich podcast, retrospect, russian doll, samsung, seattle, shazam, ssd, swift style, symantec, terry gilliam, the guardian, the secret stash, time machine, ukulele, umbrella academy, utf8, wasserman, wwdc

    MTJC listeners are spotted at Codemobile UK. Apple throws in the towel on the Air Power. Facebook developer partners abandon user's data on AWS. News+ gains 200,000 early users in a week. ColorWare is Now Selling Apple's AirPods in 58 Colors. Leaked iPhone 11 schematics seem to support square triple-camera design. Swift 5 includes UTF-8 String. Samsung offering trade ins on Apple phone for discounts. Powerbeats Pro announced. Picks: Swift Style, 2nd Ed. Erica Sadun

  • Episode 240: Titanium Services

    March 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins
    abi stability, advanced swift, air pods, air power, amazon fire, apple arcade, apple card, apple network, apple news+, apple tv+, applecare+, applepay transit, bank of america, boar, butterfly keyboard, duckduckgo, ekg, facebook, fintech, fontbook, giraffe, goldman sachs, google chrome, google i/o, ifixit, ios conf, john sundell, jp morgan chase, machack, magazines, make magazine, nab, nwlistener, owl, passwords, presto, ray fix, rokuu, roundabout, samsung, sean allen, shark, speilberg, stadia, swift 5, texture, the star, true type format, try, tunnel bear, tv app, vpn, wallet, wells fargo, wwdc, zephyr

    We fact check in the OG Mac resolution. We follow up on the WWDC lottery results and public WIFI. Google Chrome adds DuckDuckGo as a default search option. Original Air Pod batteries are wearing out. Apple apologizes for the butterfly keyboard. MTJC WWDC Lottery T-Shirts removed from some sites but still available. Facebook says it stored millions of passwords as plain test. Greg tweets about the goodness coming with Swift 5. iOS 12.2 has been released to support new services. Apple announces Apple News+, Apple Pay, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple TV Channels, and Apple TV+. We discuss the new services, interest rates, availability outside the US. Picks: iOSCon 2019 - The conference for iOS and Swift Developers, The Swift Programing Guide - 5th Edition, Advanced Swift: Protocol Oriented Programming, Network.framework, 12.3 Beta releases.

  • Episode 239: Usurious Charges

    March 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    737, a10, air pods, app store, apple pencil, apple watch, arm64e, atp, audible, banana jr 6000, banana paint, bloom county, cane toad, carmen sandiego, chester uk, code mobile, ekg, ethnicity, face id, fastlane, game center, gdc, gender, gym, heartwatch, imac, ipad air, ipad mini, john sundell, kansas, lost in la mancha, m10, macpaint, march 25, netflix, newton message pad, nick lockwood, palm pilot, pencil by 53, phil schiller, phone app, playstation, prototype, qualcomm, retina display, sean allen, snow mold, spotify, stadia, stanford medical, steam, the man who killed don quote, the oasis, touch id, true tone, usb-c, usurious, vincent van gogh, wwdc, wwdc lottery, xbox live

    We open with a discussion of the WWDC Lottery as well as about DuckDuckGo's built-in search shortcut. We discuss Spotify's claim that Apple has created an unfair market place. We look at one of the original iPhone prototypes. This week Apple revealed a couple of Apple Pencil compatible iPads: iPad Air and iPad Mini. They have also updated the iMac and Air Pods. Microsoft unveiled Xbox Live at GDC and Google also introduced a new gam space Stadia. Phil Schiller discussed WWDC on the Accidental Tech Podcast. Picks: TIL How to Paste a Number in Apple Phone App, Xcode 10.1 arm64e bug, Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego, BananaPaint for iPad

  • Episode 238: You Can Check Out Anytime You Like...

    March 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    ai, apple tv, boeing 737 max 8, brazil, bugs, captain marvel, college admissions, complier, conditional, decem, devries, fidelity, force awakens, gdpr, google, hawley, hibp, hololens, hotel california, input method, james burke, japan, java, ji32k7au4a83, joe ceiplinski, john deandrea, judiciary committee, laserlight, latin, location services, magic leap, maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, marin todorov, mcas, migrator, miss marvel, netflix, objective-c, paddle, pitch down, plane on the highway, python, radar, ronald d moore, sale tax, saturn v, shazam, show time, smart glasses, streaming, swift, swift by sundell,, tacow, tangible goods, ted kremenek, terry gilliam, texture, the good place, tiff lightbox, time bandits, torrent, triage, trolley problem, unicode, westjet, wifi explorer, zhuyin

    We follow up on the Saturn V and pronouncing Roman Numerals. Why 'ji32k7au4a83' Is a Remarkably Common Password. Surprises in the TIOBE Index 2019. We chat about Apple's "It's Show Time" announcement. Is is Apple working on smart glasses? US Sales Tax Changes for software companies. Apple buys AI company, Laserlike. Picks: Safely supporting new versions of Swift, Senator Hawling vs Google Free Services. Apple UK's Why iPhone. Aftershow: Boeing 737 Max 8 and MCAS, Captain Marvel? and college admissions.

  • Episode 237: Arbitrary Lines in the Sand

    March 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins
    2fa, 90210, aaron eckhart, alex trebek, apollo xi, app store review, apple podcasts, apple watch, bug bounty, connections, data centers, dave abrams, doko mo, encryption, facebook, federico viticci, imperial palace, james burke, japan, kanda station, lamp black, lawson, layout anchors, luke perry, lunar module, mazipanify, mean joe green, nick lockwood, nihombashi, objective-c, panku, pasmo, pokemon center, privacy, purple, roth ira, safe area, saturn v, server side swift, sharding, shortcuts, spockcast, suika, swift format, swift lint, swift-format, tempura, tfsa, tokyo, tokyo train station, uiedgeinsets

    Our askMTJC touches on VR for healthcare, Roth IRA for tax free saving, and unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. We follow up on Apple's apology to podcasters, a security researcher hands Apple details of Keychain bug, Facebook lets anyone look you up with your security phone number, and using Safe Area layout margins in Objective-C. Bringing iOS Apps to macOS Using Marzipanify. Facebook demanded hands-off data policy. Picks: Connections, season 1, episode 8, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry”, Swift Code Formatters, Shortcuts Archive, ServerSide.swift 2018 conference video. After Show: Jaime's review of Japan

  • Episode 236: In a Plexiglass Box

    March 2nd, 2019  |  58 mins 41 secs
    2fa, 401k, apple watch, augmented reality, austin tx, auto renewal, boeing, boeing 787, c55 h104 o6, canadian international autoshow, conrad stoll, cryptocurrency, curiosity, dan benjamin, do androids dream of electric sheep, face book, fireside, futurama, ghost in the shell, grocery 2.0, hololens 2, htc vive, increased lethalogy, ira, layout margins, lunar excursion module, lunar module, lunar rover, margins, mark gurman, martian craft, nsnorth, oculus rift, opportunity, plexiglass box, privacy, rich turton, ross ulbricht, safe area, safe deposit box, sam grover, satya nadella, sensor area, silk road, simon sinek, sleep tracking, sleep++, subscriptions, tfsa, the apprenticeship of duddy kravitz, the man in the high castle, wealthsimple, whatsapp

    We fact check on book of record, iPhone X problems, compromised accounts, Dread Pirate Roberts, Law of Diffusion of Innovation, C55 H104 O6, Curiosity on Twitter, Futurama SE1E02. We discuss 2FA on developer accounts, strategies for bent iPad Pros, Unlocking the Mac with Apple Watch, Apple & Alipay offer iPhone for $30/mo, Apple Stock price problems are over, Apple & Facebook are battling international encryption. Apple is planing sleep tracking on the Apple Watch. Apple allows developers to offer discounted subscriptions. Microsoft rolls out the HoloLens 2. Picks: Futurama S01E02: The Series Has Landed, A Recipe for Building Grocery 2.0, Notes From the Margins.

  • Episode 235: Twice as Big as It Needs To Be

    February 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    1password, air pods 2, alexis, apple display 6k 31 inch, bell, bilateral wifi charging, book of record, bravo, cornucopia, craft beer, curiosity, digital sweater, dread pirate roberts, ekg, face id, forbes, fxx, google assistant, google authenticator, hello barbie, hulu, identity theft, law of diffusion of innovation, lunokhod, macbook pro 16 inch, mark gurman, marzipan, microsoft authenticator, mike hendly, opportunity rover, otp, pliny the younger, rogers, ross ulbricht, samsung, scify, security by obscurity, show case, silk road, slap bracelet, sms 2fa, sojouner, solo, space tv, tap hunter, target, the man in the high castle, two factor authentication, unlock mac with watch, untapped

    In our #askMTJC we discuss 1Password and other tools for Two Factor Authentication. We follow up with more Engineering jokes, digital team jerseys, a foldable slap bracket smart phone, apps for craft breweries, enterprise certificate uses, activating 2FA, iPhone 6/6S battery, and Amazon cancels NYC headquarters. Apple buys AI voice startup know for Alexis and Google Assistant. Apple is set to introduce a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 31-inch 6K display, iPhones with upgraded Face ID and bilateral wireless charging. Apple files a patent on foldable screens. Apple is continuing to work on Marzipan — to combine iOS and macOS apps. Picks: Greg Heo's new favorite Xcode keyboard shortcut, Online Swift Playground, The mathematics of weight loss | Ruben Meerman | TEDxQUT.

  • Episode 234: It's Mostly Obfuscated

    February 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
    1password, 2fa, ahmet, air canada, air power, aribnb, authy, beer hunter, bug bounty, charles proxy, diva, don ross, dweezil, expedia, exploits, family day, forbes, glassbox, google authenticator, group facetime, hipaa, huawei, india pale ale, john reid, john sundel, kotlin, lagunitas, lincoln, march 25, marcin krzyzanowski, moon zappa, mostly obfuscated, patio furniture, paul hudson, pliny the younger, rica-a-roni, russian river brewing company, services, subscriptions, texture, the app analyst, the ban hammer, the rolling stones, uncle ben’s rice, untapped, veterans affairs, washinton

    Apple will reward teen who reported the Group FaceTime bug in the follow up. As well, porn and gambling are sneaking apps onto the App Store and software pirates are putting up hacked apps. Apple will host an announcement on March 25, 2019. WWDC 2019 Dates have been uncovered. Apple's sale in China were horrendous. Apple will require Two Factor Authentication on developer accounts. Many popular apps are recording your screen activity. As a result Apple demands that apps disclose or remove screen recording code. Apple announces Health Records feature coming to veterans. Picks: DevFest Baltics 2018 talks, Pliny the Younger.

  • Episode 233: A Trusted Advisor

    February 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    android studio, angela ahrendts, apple experience, brian johnston, bud lite, burberry, clerks, codewerks, dante, david okun, dogma, drigend, duns, dynamic linker, eclipse, go boom!, group facetime, hello kitty, imac pro, jay and silent bob, kevin smith, macworld, mario party, mfi, mobile studio pro, new madrid, nintendo switch, palm phone, playstation network, randal, redpark, rene richie, secret stash, sega nomad, services, sinbad, smash brothers, steam, sundance, super bowl, technology luddite, tin foil hat, trusted advisor, visual code studio, xbox live, xcloud game streaming

    We follow up on Apple's statement about the Group FaceTime bug. Microsoft is releasing an Xbox Live SDK for iOS, Android and Switch. Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Apple Retail is leaving. Apple will waive developer fees for non-profits. iOS 12.2 will limit Accelerometer and Gyroscope access in Safari. Apple expands Animoji. We chat about a Dave Okun's Month of Swift without Xcode. Picks: Go Boom!, Netflix JavaScript Talks: Making Bandersnatch, Codewerks, DYLD_PRINT_STATISTICS, Can a phone save you from a phone?, RedPark - Ethernet for iphone / ipad.

  • Episode 232: Losing Face

    February 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 20 mins
    1000 dollar bill, 1952 vincent black lightning, abi, ada lovelace, air pods 2, an appropriate response, bad news, baked in, bank of america, bilion, buckethead, cheddar, chicago, clari, conde nast, don’t make me think, downtime, earnings, erica, facebook, facetime, fairport convention, fortune 500, guidance, heath ledger, ios 12.2, ios 13, ios conference singapore, ipad pro, iphone se, ipod touch, joker, lenovo, logic, magazine, netflix for games, object library, office 2018, office 365, office on ios, podcast, point inside, privacy, rupee, santana, screenwise, services, setapp, siri, sri international, steve hackett, streetcars, texture, the who, think pro, try try? try!, walt mossberg, web share, windows phone, xcode 10.2 beta

    We discuss NSNorth 2019 coming to Montreal in April and HBC doesn't accept Apple Pay yet. In our follow up we discuss Microsoft Office coming to the App Store. iOS 12.2 includes a number of new features, starting with "Hey Siri" for the Air Pod 2. The Apple News app will include support for magazine subscriptions in iOS 12.2. Apple is planning a gaming subscription services similar to Netflix. iOS 12.2 also will allow for the customization of ScreenTime's Downtime. Apple may also be working on a 7th generation iPod Touch and new iPads. Walt Mossberg opines on Apple's Q2 results as well as Mac sales. The first big story is around Facebook's Apple Enterprise Development certificate being revoked because of abuse of the terms of use. We discuss the reasons why APPL stock is up despite the weak guidance. We look at the 10-year Challenge of how popular apps have changed. iOS 12.2 also has another surprise as a mechanism for web share is also uncovered. The FaceTime Group Chat bug is discussed around how it seemingly took so long to report and also how bugs can be exploited. We discuss the three variants of "try" in Swift. Picks: Videos from iOS Conf Singapore 2019, A new way to create with iPad Pro videos and iPad Pro playlist.

  • Episode 231: Even Villains Gotta Listen

    January 25th, 2019  |  57 mins 20 secs
    360idev, 911, any day now, clearance, costco, cronenberg, currentc, data brokers, fastlane, felix krausse, inspect, interac, iphone se, jazzy, joe montana, ken griffey, kilometrage, l/100km, lcd, lithium batteries, metric, metro, microsoft, mythbusters jr, no tap, patriots, privacy, red sox, roles, ruby, rwdevcon, san jose, scanners, super blood wolf moon, super bowl, supply chain, swiftlint, tap to pay, target, terry bradshaw, tim cook, tom brady, tuple, wal-mart, windows 10, windows phone

    This week we follow up on fuel economy, Apple Pay coming to Target and other US retailers, Windows Phone is end of life, and Apple is selling the iPhone SE at clearance pricing. Apple is unifying developer roles. Tim Cook on privacy is discussed. Picks: Use a custom "inspect" extension to debug pipelines, Fastlane, New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl

  • Episode 230: We All Lose

    January 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    apple maps, apple music, apple tv, apple watch, bendgate, cb radio, china, cloud kit, compaq, data plans, dot com, duckduckgo, ekg, fisheye, foundation db, home pod, intel, ipad pro, iphone se, itv, key value store, laughy taffy, long haul simulators, mach 5, marzipan, medicare, mileage, motorola razor, national geographic, oled, palm pilot, panorama app, pcalc, polaroid, power pc, powerbook, protocol buffers, qualcomm, telephoto, triple camera, valley of the boom, verizon, walkman, yardage

    We fact check on the Apple TV, follow up on avoiding paywalls and iPad Pro bendgate. Is the iPhone going the way of the Polaroid, Walkman and Palm Pilot? Apple is looking to pair the Apple Watch and Medicare. Qualcomm refused to sell chips to Apple. The HomePod is launching in China and Apple introduces a new battery case for the new phones. Foundation DB introduces a record layer. Verizon is giving away Apple Music. DuckDuckGo rolls out private location services with Apple Maps JS. Apple will introduce 3 new phones in 2019 and should the employ the new iPad Pro design on the phones? Picks: UI Sound Inspiration, Programing Dad Jokes, ICanHazDadJokes API.

  • Episode 229: Feeling The Pinch

    January 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 36 secs
    5ge, 64-bit, alexa, antenna, apple tv, at&t, facebook portal, filemaker pro, fire stick, github, google assistant, google home max, hacking with swift, headphone jack, homepod, hspa+, ipad mini 5, jim cramer, lg, mad money, photos, quickkeys, rene richie, roku stick, samsung tv, security & privacy, siri, smart tv, sonos, swift, television, test your swift, vector, watchpoints

    We take a look at Vector's review on fixing the HomePod. Samsung's Smart TV will support iTunes Movies & TV Shows as well as AirPlay 2. We discuss the original Apple TV. AT&T tries to slip in a 5G icon on client phones. Microsoft's GitHub adds unlimited private repos. We look at a leaked photo of an iPad Mini 5. A new "behind OLED" Face ID sensor is revealed. Apple uses trade-ins as well as lower prices in some markets to encourage iPhone sales. Samsung also warns of a 30% reduction in profits in it's 4th quarter. Yubico reveals Lightning port security keys. Apple's TV service should come out in 2019. Picks: Xcode in 10 Seconds, Shortcuts links, Test Your Swift.