Episode 218 – Golfing With the Blue Jays

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.

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Episode 200 – Auto Bicentennial Selfies

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

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Episode 190 – Test Is Green. Code Is Clean.

This week we follow up on Youtube changes, IBM Watson and CoreML, 3rd party Twitter apps. We discuss Xcode compilation on mutli-core Mac Pros. The Home Pod has a sluggish start in sales. Apple reveals the (Product)RED® iPhone 8. Apple Music has 40 million users and a new boss. We follow up on HTTP 400 error codes. We discuss Apple upcoming purge of 32-bit macOS apps, reliving Windows File Manager and the RWDevCon 2018’s post mortem. Picks: Understanding Git Version Control and Learn how to Use it in Xcode 9, Xcode TDD keyboard short cuts, App Store insights. Aftershow: Facebook testimony.

Photo: Greg Heo

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Understanding Git Version Control and Learn how to Use it in Xcode 9

Episode 182 – Bob Hamilton’s Ride

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

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Episode 147 – WWDC 17 Impressions – Pirate Edition

This week we answer an #askMTJC on AirPlay-ing Amazon Prime videos. We follow up on holographic billboard and LaunchKit shutting down. We were midway through WWDC 2017 week, so we share our impressions on the WWDC17 Keynote, Platform State of the Union and some of the live sessions we had watched. Picks: Refactoring!, Blackbox Puzzles wins ADA, What’s New in iOS, Simulating a second finger during drag, Xcode 9 Beta.

NB – we misquoted the hardware pricing of iMac Pro and Mac Pro. They are $4,999 and $2,999 USD respectively. This error we regret.

Safe Area aka Type Safety in print and publishing. Also the correct term in TV production is Overscan.

Sponsored by: Buddy Build

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Episode 140 – Carrying the Shield

We follow up on Apple and semiconductors with rumored purchase of chip manufacturers, OLED screen delays and Touch ID issues. We also follow up on MyScript Calculator for handwriting calculations now on iPad. We discuss the Developer Survey Results 2017 from Stack Overflow. Apple has also made iWork, Garage Band and iMovie free for all users. Apple has also acquired a California permit for self-driving cars. Coachella attendees use Find My iPhone to recover 100+ stolen devices. The Mac Pro makes an appearance again. Picks: Analyzing 3rd party libraries, Silicon Valley iOS Developer Meetup, 17 Xcode Tips and Tricks That Every iOS Developer Should Know, Software Library: Macintosh, ABI stability and WWDC Family

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Episode 138 – Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This week Tammy Coron joins Mark & Tim, as we discuss iOS 10.3 issues from #askMTJC. We follow up on Swift access control, RWDevcon 2017 and the pending Mac Pro refresh. We also talk about the effects of Apple’s upcoming GPU and its impact on suppliers and Metal’s future. Picks: TED Talk – “Please, please, people. Let’s put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome’”, MultiTimer and “RXSwift – Reactive Programming in Swift” book.

Sponsored by: Buddy Build

Mark Twain actually said, “I can understand perfectly how the report of my illness got about, I have even heard on good authority that I was dead. [A cousin] was ill in London two or three weeks ago, but is well now. The report of my illness great out of his illness,. The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

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All New Mac Pro Available Starting Tomorrow – Dec 19, 2013

MacPro_PFHI_PRINTCUPERTINO, California. December 18, 2013?Apple® today announced the all-new Mac Pro® will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

Designed around an innovative unified thermal core, the all-new Mac Pro packs unprecedented performance into an aluminum enclosure that is just 9.9-inches tall and one-eighth the volume of the previous generation. Mac Pro features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz and two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the previous generation Mac Pro.* PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives, and ECC DDR3 gives the new Mac Pro up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth for seamlessly editing full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background. With an incredible six Thunderbolt 2 ports, each with up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per device, the new Mac Pro completely redefines desktop expandability with support for up to 36 high-performance peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.

Pricing & Availability
The Mac Pro is available with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $2,999 (US); and with a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $3,999 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/mac-pro.

The all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19 through theApple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

*Testing conducted by Apple in October 2013 using preproduction Mac Pro 12-core 2.7 GHz units with 1TB flash storage and AMD FirePro D700 graphics, and shipping Mac Pro 12-core 3.06 GHz units with 512GB SSD and ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.