We answer #askMTJC about Touch Bar tricks and Canadian geography. We fact check on Roger’s Centre, Flixel subscriptions and the dots on Canadian Currency. We follow up on the new MacBook Pro keyboard, a fix for the heat based slow downs, as well as, Apple’s new T2 chip causing crashing and Twitter’s new requirements for developers. You can use the Apple Business Chat to order beer and water to your seat at Citizens Bank Park. NSHipster has a new article on Password Rules. iPhones, Apple Watches and Fibit devices can be hit by incoming US $500B tariffs on China. Picks: ShowSingleTouches on Simulator, LifetimeTracker, MacKiDo/CodeNames/DeveloperCDs. In the After Show we discuss Toronto leads Tech Jobs and Jaime’s experience with Beyond Meat.
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 follow on using our pet’s paws on our iOS devices, with help of Jeffery Fulton’s canine pal, [insert name]. Fuad Kamal shares that Canada’s CRTC has ruled that all cell phone’s must be unlocked. Tim follows up on getting a verification code for Apple’s two factor authentication. We discuss Google’s MobileNets which enables adding AI to any app. We discuss highlights of the Computer History Museum’s live chat with original iPhone engineers and former Apple exec, Scott Forstall who led the teams that shaped iOS up until iOS 7. Picks: CocoaConf ends as Swift by NorthWest debuts, Made with ARKit, YOLO: Core ML versus MPSNNGraph.
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 discuss the Letter published by Tim Cook in response to the FBI’s request to create a “back door” into iOS. We talk about Panic’s Prompt app update. We ponder Rob Rhyne’s departure to join Apple and Jaimee Newberry’s rise to COO of MartianCraft. Greg sneaks in a couple of posts on Blackfish and Swifter; two Swift based http servers. Picks: Quartz iOS App, Earl Grey and The Astonishing Powers and Mesmerizing Secrets of 3D Touch.
This week we continue deliberations on the iPad Pro and is this the right time for another iPad? Once again we discuss “Premium” app pricing and the reactive to Jaime’s recent tweet. We discuss the Apple TV Developer Kit. We talk about Lyft’s all Swift app. We discuss transitioning apps under iOS 9 which shipped this past week. Picks: Peace, Paper for iPhone and Hand Prix.
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 **
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 the fate of sapphire manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies and dealings with Apple – Best alternative to a negotiated settlement. We also discuss the exaggerated rumors of developers choosing to go android first and Guy Kawasaki’s choice of smart phone. We discuss Apple’s iMessage deregistering tool as well as rumored iOS exploits. We follow up on iOS 8 adoption at 40%, reduced review times and Xcode bugs. This week’s picks are Post-It Plus and Ben Heck’s video series on building an Apple 1.
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