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.
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.
August 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
2001, 2life, 360idev, a quiet place, affiliates, app store, apple, apple music, atlassian, avengers: infinity wars, bash profile, better call saul, bob odenkirk, burger king, danforth, david cross, dolby, facebook, frère jacques, go north west, go north westhlsipad, gus fring, handmaid’s tale, hector salamanca, hipchat, hlsipad, home depot, horace dediu, huawei, implicit unwrapping, iphone 8, iphone x, jackson brown, jean beliveau, learning after 50, michael mckeean, microsoft, oakville, pcalc, prime now, renorun, rested, sandra oh, shell prompt, singleton, slack, spockcats, stocks, tammy coron, tim hortons, trudeau, twitter, wendy’s
We follow up on the new iPad Pro. We discuss Apple's stellar Q3 results. Apple is shutting down the affiliate program for the Mac App Store and App Store for iOS. We debate the merits of implicitly unwrapping optionals. Picks: RenoRun, Hacking my shell prompt so I make fewer mistakes working with Xcode projects, RESTed. After Show: We discuss the merger/shutdown of Slack and Hipchat.
May 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 35 mins
adobe, aldus, alexa, android p, anthony michael hall, ar core, azure, bezier, bill gates, bill paxton, capital gains, cardiff electric, carrie fisher, cdev, chris espinosa, civil war, click of death, cn tower, compaq, core ml, cortana, countdown, cubic, date, device tracker, donna clark, elvis, gestures, gil amelio, gmail, google analytics, google assistant, google goggles, gordon clark, halt & catch fire, iceo, imac, init, iomega, iphone 7, iphone x, ipod, itunes on windows, james paxton, jazz drive, jerry garcia, jobs, joe macmillan, john rubinstein, location, macintalk, macintosh portable, mendosa, microsoft, ml kit, netflix, noah wile, phil schiller, pirates of silicon valley, resedit, reverse engineering, rich turton, roundabout, sharing, silicon cowboys, steve jobs, susan kare, swift tensorflow, syquest, talking moose, ted turner mode, tensor processing unit, there’s no step three, tpu, tracking, uber, uipropertyanimator, vapor 3, visual positioning system, vps, vst floppy drive, what’s on your ipod, windows 3.1, wwdc, zip drive
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
May 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
aapl, air pods, android studio, apu, chris lattner, codable, creo, daniel steinberg, decipher media, declarative ui, devil they know, earnings, f8, google i/o, home pod, ibdesignable, ibm, interface builder, ios animations by tutorials, iphone x, jamf, kelly h. wilkerson, lake champlain, marzipan, matt greoning, mea culpa, oculus go, podcast analytics, property animators, secure id, simpsons, size classes, tandy radio shack, tensor flow, texas instruments, windows 10, wwdc
We start off with some #askMTJC about Property Animators, the possibly faked iPad 2018 armor, and dealing with corrupt and challenging iOS backup and restore. On this mostly follow up show, we talk about our space grey 2018 T-Shirt, Swift for TensorFlow is now available, cross-platform Apple development probably not coming at WWDC, JAMF stats on platform choices in the enterprise and benchmarking Codable. We also discuss Apple's earnings and some history via Bill Atkinson's new post to folklore.org. Congratulations to our book winner: Adam Armstrong. iTunes is now on the Microsoft Store. Apple's new MacBook Air is delayed until late 2018. Picks: What's New In Swift, Licenses + Plain English, Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift: Essential Techniques for Practicing Programmers
March 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
alto, android p, android p developer preview, appillionares, autorelease, bitcoin, facebook, honey comb, hybrid apps, instagram, ios 4.2, iphone os, iphone os 3.2, iphone x, jonathan zdziarski, little things, loot boxes, marco armant, memory lane, notch, peaky blinders, release, retain, snowman, spark on cbc, spock cast, startrek discovery, true depth, tumbler, vero, worth your salt
This week we open with a discussion about Android phone makers mimicking the notch. We also follow up on the Bitcoin Pizza Guy. We look into the negative effect of algorithm driven social network feeds. Swift 4.1 is bringing #if and canImport() availability checks. It's the 10th anniversary of the iPhone OS SDK, so we discuss our own memories of early iPhone app development. Apple is opening medical clinics for employees. WatchKit is for Baby Apps according to Marco Arment. Picks: Charles Proxy for iOS, Alto's Odyssey, Silicon Valley 5 trailer w/hidden message, Learn with Google AI, Simple is hiring an iOS developer, Skydio hiring, Topology Eyewear hiring.
February 24th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
11.2.6, 1password, alan downey, altered carbon, apple, apple park, arkit, astropad hq, astropad studio, azure, bluemix, computer literacy, cryptocurrency, docker, doping, duck, errors & omissions, gamplaykit, google home, hockey, home brew, homepod, huawei, ios 11, iosref, iphone x, jupiter notebooks, lcc, light saber effect, maltese falcon, mentor, miracle on ice, notch, notes, objective-c, olympics, piercing the veil, python, raymond chandler, richard k morgan, roundabout matt ronge, safe area, samsung, scene editor, scenekit, short track speed skating, skydio r1, spritekit, strategy analytics, swift, swift playground, the big sleep, what is architecture
We start out with news that Apple will require new apps to be written with iOS 11 and iPhone X support. Apple also has gained half of all smart phone sales for the first time, in spite of recent rumors of an iPhone X sales short fall. We look at 1Password, it's support of cryptocurrency and tips and tricks for 1Password organization. We discuss whether learning to program is getting harder. We also open discussion about whether software developer and consultants need errors and omissions insurance. In the after show we look at the HomePods adoption. Picks: Astropad Studio, What is the duck of productivity? and iOS Quick Reference for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch
Photo: Running Fence by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1976
February 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 22 mins
amazon, core data, dragon’s den, earnings, google home. duckduckgo, heat map, iphone x, jonathan kuehlein, kevin o’leary, lead developer, lee valley tools, mac pro, mark ii, mycroft ai, privacy, roll up the rim, rwdevcon, saul mora, scroll up to win, shark tank, strava, super cycle, swift cloud workshop 3, tim hortons
This week we look back at Saul Mora's Core Data trick at RWDevcon 2015. We follow up on Apple's 2018 Q1 earnings, the last of a super cycle and parking self-driving slippers. We discuss how Strava's heat map exposes popular exercise locations. We also talk about Mycroft AI's privacy-first smart speaker. We discuss app rejections stemming from the use of Apple's emojis in screenshots. Picks: Activating an Audio Session, Tim Horton's Scroll Up To Win
February 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
apple store, applecare +, bch, bitcoin, bitcoin cash, blockchain, btc, cryptocurrency, etherium, galaxy s7, google play, green line, home pod, ibook, iphone x, ocarina, oled, powerbook g3, row column driver, samsung, self-driving, side button, spotify, square cash, susan kare, wallstreet
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
Photo of Susan Kare by Norman Seeff
November 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 44 mins
build times, face id, fuchsia os, homepod, ios 11.2, iphone density, iphone se, iphone x, layout bugs, live share, reachability, skydio, teletype, thanksgiving
We begin our US Thanksgiving Episode looking into the iPhone's density from our #askMTJC as well as Reachability. iOS 11 has some layout bugs. The HomePod will be delayed until the new year. Fact Check: Face ID does learn from its mistakes, also you need to focus on it sometimes. Tim shares some experiences updating apps for the iPhone X. The iPhone SE may get updated in the new year. We ponder that Swift code will run on Google's Fuchsia OS. iOS 11.2 will allow introductory subscription pricing. We discuss the issues around Net Neutrality as the FCC votes on it. We discuss Uber's attempt to cover up a major hack where 57 million user accounts are stolen. Coding can be done at the same time with Atom's Teletype and Visual Studio's Live Share. Picks: iOS Thanksgiving 2017: Tools & Libraries We’re Thankful For, Optimize Swift Build Times, Avoiding force unwrapping in Swift unit tests, Skydio is hiring: iOS Engineer, Android Engineer, Mobile QA Engineer