Episode 205 – The Norwegian Moose

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.

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Episode 203 – One and Done!

This week we follow up on Air Pods as hearing aids and new hardware predictions for fall release. NB: This episode was recorded one day before Apple refreshed the MacBook lineup. The App Store Turns 10 and we reflect on our experiences and this very podcast’s existence. We look at the 25 top games for commuters. Apple’s iOS 11.4.1 now blocks passcode cracking tools. Picks: Stupid Enum Tricks in Swift and Kotlin, filtering Xcode warnings and errors, WWDC18 Video Transcripts Now Available and embedXcode.

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Episode 144 – Greg Regrets the Error

Once again we are joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo as we answer #askMTJC questions about Objective-C framework tutorials and which Drobo to buy. We follow up rumors of Amazon Prime video coming to Apple TV, the Handbrake hack resulting in Panic software being stolen and potential issues crossing the borders with smart phones. We also follow up on rumors of MacBook Pro updates coming to WWDC. We discuss highlights of announcements from Google I/O’s keynote. We take a look at what’s coming in Swift 4. Picks: Kotlin For Android: An Introduction, Toggl – the Ultimate Timer, An Xcode playground showing off the new features in Swift 4.0.

Note: not the original poster I made, but a reasonable facsimile & style of what I remember. The original is in storage.

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Episode 125 – Instant Gratification

We start off the show following up on the 2016 MacBook Pros and Consumer Reports poor rating due to battery issues. Tim gives his initial hands on impressions. We discuss theft-proofing the AirPod cases. We cover Core Data code generation in Xcode 8.2. Where iPhones are manufactured and assembled is discussed in the light of pressure by India on Apple. Picks: OSStatus.com, Swift Style – An Opinionated Guide to an Opinionated Language, How To Prevent Memory Leaks In Swift Closures and Neural Networks for Machine Learning.

Episode 118 – The Fun-Key Edition

Or is it Funcy Edition? Maybe Funcie Edition? Discuss. We end this maddening week with a discussion of the rumoured ceramic Jet White iPhone. We also follow up on Apple’s price drop on USB-C dongles and LG Ultrafine 5K  display. Mark follows up on MacBook Pro sales and Apple Pay on the web. More on JSON parsing in Swift. We follow up on the title “Engineer”. Apple release of iOS 10.1.1 iTunes vs OTA updates as well as Sierra 10.12.1 build versions. We discuss counterfeit apps appearing on the App Store. The Mac App Store, a new MAS model is discussed, as well as purchasing tvOS apps via iOS & Mac links. Picks: Promo Codes for IAP, Simulate TouchBar on iPad, Silver Searcher, Programming in Swift Style

NB – there is no such thing as Rubin2Swift (yet!)

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Episode 117 – All That and a Bag of Dongles

This week we follow up on the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. The discussion revolves around our impressions of the TouchBar, changes in the hardware configuration and the future of the MacBook product line. We also discuss whether this is in fact a mac for professionals. We touch on the approaching end of Swift 2.3 as well as json2swift. Picks: Paintcode 3, PipTube, UnsafePointers, How to Use NSTouchBar on macOS and Amaziograph.

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Episode 112 – Maple Syrup Reserves

This week we discuss new MacBook Pro’s to be announced in October. We examine an article on Swift vs Objective-C language stats, as well as, Apple’s interest in McLaren Applied Technologies. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s talk on Refactoring At Scale from Just Try Swift. We discuss a post by Curtis Herbert on compile time warnings. Jaime discusses Apple’s post on JSON. Picks: Swift Protobuf, protips on changes in Storyboards and tableViews, Blocky Hockey, Blocky Football, Blocky Soccer, Blocky Rugby, TD MySpend, Realm Mobile Platform.

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Episode 104 – Mix Another Metaphor

We start off the askMTJC with discussion of resources for budding developers. We discuss iMore’s transition away from Apple News to focus on tech and how to’s. We follow up on Protocols with Associated Types and Protocol Oriented programming in Swift. A few exploits are discussed around of the leak of Microsoft’s “Golden Key”. We discuss the importance of a work life balance. Picks: Fira Code, Pocket Casts 6, Apple’s Olympic Watch Bands

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* Correction: Pocket Casts is from the team at Shifty Jelly, not Daniel “Jelly” Farrelly of Mobile Couch fame. MTJC thanks listener Josh Adams for setting us straight.

Episode 91 – Choosing Your Favorite Children

Hey the MTJC T-Shirt is back for 2016. We chat about the rumored MacBook Pro refresh, thanks to Justin Stanley, and riff on a Pro iOS or mashup of iOS & OS X.  We dissect the Mac Dev 2016 Survey. Is Apple stealing your Music and are they responsible for dyld crashes? Github has a new pricing policy. Jaime attended CocoaConf 2016 in Seattle. Picks: Star Wars – Episode V “The Empire Strikes Back” Homage, Launcher, GIF, Deadpool, BonMot, Managed App Configuration.

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