It’s our 200th episode and all regular hosts and guest hosts are here. We follow up on the lack of IT sessions at WWDC, the future of self driving cars, a test install of Mojave with your existing home folder. “Does Apple Even Care About the Mac?” is the question asked on Vector. We discuss a proof of concept Xcode for iPad! We touch on the “upgrade pricing” new on the App Store. Tim’s annual Top 10 WWDC 2018 Videos is out. Airbnb sunsetting their use of React Native and Marzipanify and iOSMac are brought in by Greg. We talk about our 200 or so episodes. Picks: iOS developer skills matrix, Random numbers in Swift, Swift Diagnostics: #warning and #error
This week we find out what Jaime thinks about burritos and his first computer. We discussed the rumored MacBook Air with USB-C port. We discuss the iPad Paradox in light of Apple’s better than expected Q3 results and compare the iPad with the Surface. We dig deeper into Apple’s third-quarter results and Apple’s sale of the one billionth iPhone sold. We follow up on NIST declaration of SMS two-factor authentication insecurity. Picks: ItsyCal, Flask-ASK, Prisma, MiFlight
This week we chat about Internet pricing , cell service plans and iPhone subsidies. We follow up on Content Blockers and advertising. OS X El Capitan ships and discuss upgrading strategies. We cover our recommended upgrade strategies, cloning hard drives, backup and storage. We discuss the consequences of breaking Apple’s NDA as iFixit gets kicked out.
This week we follow up on Twitter, who has hired Falcon Pro app developer to build an Android app. We also discuss limitations of iPad as a production device. Can it be used for high end productivity or will the rumored iPad Pro fill that need. Aaron open’s his Crazy Idea Corner with an independent App Store idea. Picks; Github Desktop, Microsoft Translator, iOhYes podcast
This week we discuss Apple Music prompted by Jim Dalrymple’s online rant. Why do you need to manage your music when Apple will do it for you? We discuss Apple’s Q3 results and Apple’s awkward children the Mac App Store, the iPod and iPad – and how they are used. Picks this week are KeroBlaster, Mechanize for Ruby and App Store Health Check.
This week Tim has an impromptu conversation with Tammy Coron, a multidiscipline creative professional. She’s a artist, musician, writer, developer and host of the RoundaboutFM podcast. We discuss podcasting, comparing MTJC and Roundabout approach, how she chose to live in Tennessee, The Walking Dead & zombies. We talk about her history as an artists and developer, work with raywenderlich.com and how she hangs onto her power while covered in muck.
** Spoiler -The Walking Dead: Midseason Finale skip 12:26 to 14:00 **
I have to say that I am really disappointed in Apple Canada this Black Friday. For the past three years or so, I have leveled up either my iPads or Macs on Black Friday. Back then, I was pleased to see that Apple Canada mirrored the US based mothership store by offering an equivalent deal. However I guess that is only on the Other App Store as Aaron coined it.
Sure I can get my gear from Best Buy Canada or my local Apple dealer (Riverdale Mac $5o off iPads), who are participating in the Black Friday sales spirit. However I would normally get my iPad engraved by Apple. I would happily take an iTunes gift card in lieu of actual cash. I certainly spend more per year than the $50 iTines Card offered as incentive to our American cousins.
Yet another example of the fact that the “stores” are run out of the US version of Apple. Once again, Apple has demonstrated that Canada as a market is considered lower than Rhode Island or Delaware.
Seriously? People are giving Monument Valley one-star reviews because they are charging $2 (TWO dollars) for adding new levels?
Ok. So I’ve calmed down (a bit.) Let me start by saying that I first downloaded Monument Valley after it won an Apple Design Award at WWDC 2014. I had heard about it and it was featured on the App Store for weeks before (Zzzz!) However once I downloaded the app, I have to admit I was astounded. It will literally and figuratively change your perspective on how games should be created (pun intended.) Play the game or watch the 30 second video preview on the App Store.
It is a beautiful well thought out set of mysteries. You guide the little mistress heroin, Ida, of the game through as series of puzzles while soothing music plays in the background. There are no instructions needed and you simply tap the screen to navigate through the levels. There are only 10 levels in the original game, but it is full of “surprise and delight” – which Apple loves to see.
Most developers, heck, most artists only dream of creating such a wonderful work as this? Pull your head out of your a$$. Software costs money to develop, so you should be glad that you only have to pay less that a Starbucks latte! The one-star reviews merely serve to point out what is wrong with Apple’s insistence on a rating system. The App Store is broken as many app developers will tell you. The marketing bullies with deep pockets and have taken over. There is no App Store for the rest of us and that’s a shame. You can join the discussion on the More Than Just Code podcast. We’ve covered this issue for months. I’m sure this will be in the discussions in next weeks episode.
Hand your iPad to an 8 year old kid and watch the magic happen! “You non-contibuting zero” – Louis CK.
This is my review. If only I could give these guys a 10 star review!
This week we discuss major retailers blocking the use of Apple Pay in favor of MCX’s CurrentC solution. We also delve into CurrentC’s challenges in light of recent hacks and it’s unease of use. We revel in and are shocked by the success and defeat of James Thompson’s PCalc as it is both featured and threaten with removal on the Apple Store. Jaimie retells the story of Gilt’s login bug on iOS. Picks: Auxy, Google Inbox, RWDevcon and iOS Leads
This week we discuss the challenges of publishing OS X apps on the Mac App Store. We also discuss the challenge of publishing apps specifically for the iPad, in light of the stellar reviews of the iPad Air 2. Our weekly picks include Apple Pay, adding directions with the MapKit API, Battery Doctor and the upcoming RWDevCon. Listen the podcast for a discount code.