We follow up on the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV, Jony Ive’s return, Comcast & Disney vie for Fox’s assets, Apple’s self driving technology and Apple’s recent security stumbles. We discuss the release of the iMac Pro. Apple acquires Shazam. Apple is also allowing developers to offer apps for pre-orders. Picks: Turi Create, FM Player, AudioKit and CoinBase.
We follow up on updates to Apple’s UI Design Guidelines, the History of MS-DOS, and the cities vying to be Amazon’s second head quarters. We also discuss the IRS’s contract with Equifax and Netflix’ PR issues with respect to Canadian taxes. We cover the improved display of fatal errors in Xcode 9. The reverse engineering of High Sierra’s supplemental update exposes a flaw. iOS privacy has also come under fire as proof of concept by Felix Krause demonstrates the ease of stealing an Apple ID password. Picks: Useful Xcode breakpoint and the Memory Graph Debugger
We follow up on the Chevy Nova story. We debate Tim’s iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, phone back’s friction coefficient throw down. We follow up on Apple’s former GPU maker Imagination sale, the cost of building an iPhone 8 and Dyson is building electric cars. We discuss the FaceID Security Guide and Amazon’s hardware event. Picks: Monster Truck AR, JSON to Swift, TypeScript, Go, C#, Java, and more :: quicktype.
We start in on Apple’s lightening of HomeKit requirements for manufacturers. We discuss iOS features that haven’t been widely reported on. We look at the watchOS 4’s frontmost app state and Joe Cieplinski’s post on designing of the Touch Bar. Picks: CoreML Helpers, Objective-C Playgrounds, Realm Academy.
This week we follow up on building Apple Watch apps to aid seniors in trouble, Google Home coming to Canada and configuring Amazon Echo to work in Canada. Jaime tells us about the latest digital assistant from Japan. Tim talks about working with HomeKit, Siri and using Homebridge. We close off the follow up with parking your Tesla with Alexa and Uber’s self driving car program ends.
We discuss the Octoverse report on popular language repositories on Github. App Transport Security comes into full effect on January 1, 2017 and we discuss how Apple will be inspecting apps for compliance. Finally we discuss Makers vs Menders.
Picks: Super Mario Run, Silicon Valley iOS Developers’ Meetup and Auto-include Open-Source Acknowledgements with CocoaPods.
We start this week by following up on with a non-technical guide to machine learning. We also discuss Quickdraw an AI engine back with Google technology. We continue the follow up with more Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docks, as well as, Apple’s purge of zombie apps on the App Store. The creator of PDF Expert has reported on potential success on the Mac App Store. We discuss more shutting down of product lines via Apple’s recent departure from the line of Apple Basestations. Jaime brings up how to organize a Swift file and we discuss style guides and tools. We close in on the latest offering in Instagram’s Live release. Picks: Brain Warmers, View Hierarchy & Memory Graph and A Practical Guide to Securing macOS.
We dive right in on Facebook and Google employee on boarding. We also discuss Instaparser as well as the new subscription pricing model by TextExpander. We also discuss a couple of options for Mac Mini colocation hosting. Spoilers: The Force Awakens is discussed. Picks: Color Combination Cheat Sheet, GitHub Pull Request Templates and iOS Application Security: The Definitive Guide for Hackers and Developers.
This week we discuss the inevitable death of Twitter, the rise of Pro iOS app pricing and the return of old formats. We follow up on feedback regarding privacy as discussed on Episode 84. We hear Tim’s opinion on the 9.7 inch iPad Pro and discuss the differences with it’s larger sibling. We discuss Joe Cieplinski’s post on iPhone SE upgrade woes. Booking.com breaks iOS 9.3. Picks: Linux on Windows, Safari Preview Edition, nscurl, Hermes knockoffs, Google Cardboard for iOS and Charles Proxy.
This week the podcast is extended by Greg Heo and Tammy Coron, just before RWDevCon 2016. Tammy tells why she likes Fantastical 2 and her Gumdrop case for her iPad Pro. We chat about preparing for RWDevcon 2016. We discuss switching from indie and freelance development to joining corporations. We speculate on the rumored 9.5 inch iPad Pro. We geek out on biological motors and DRAM Challenges. Picks: OS X Playgrounds, League of Legends, Jamstik +
Last week in the midst of the excitement on RWDevcon conference in Washington DC, I forgot to mention that my article was published on RayWenderlich.com. It’s titled “Securing iOS User Data: The Keychain, Touch ID, and 1Password“. It covers implementing TouchID and/or 1Password in your iOS app to secure your data. Have a look.