MTJC podcast is a show about mobile development. Each week Jaime Lopez, Mark Rubin (sometimes Greg Heo and Tammy Coron) and myself, Tim Mitra, will convene from across the continent to discuss iOS and Mac development. We discuss current issues to find out what developers are talking about, what their apps are about, what they are using to create their apps and what advice they have for other developers (or those looking to become one). We also have news, notes and tech tips for developers.
Best of MTJC: Test Backed Development
This week we follow up on MTJC 2018 T-Shirts and the origins of Apple's Command Key. We also follow up on the Apple Store founders, Apple's GDPR profile downloads, Apple Watch usage and Apple's self driving cars. We discuss the Home Pod sales numbers, erroneous new Siri features, and a sophisticate worm virus and one of the first Internet hackers. We also chat about Apple's own podcasts and their use of original illustrations on the App Store. Picks: A handy Xcode keyboard shortcut to the Assistant Editor and App: the Human Story, Developing UIViews in Xcode Playgrounds and 1Password 7.
Photo: Tim Mitra
Originally broadcast: May 26th, 2018
Jonathan Kuehlein on Twitter: "Visited the @mtjc_podcast headquarters of @timmitra and all we got were these cool t-shirts! @Xman_1664 #morethanjustcode #mtjc #askmtjc https://t.co/ulei15qcd3" / TwitterTim Mitra on Twitter: "#askMTJC Did we talk about the symbol on the Command Key? https://t.co/OiiacwPa6K" / TwitterThe untold story of why the Command key replaced the Apple key on your Mac – BGRjcieplinski on Twitter: "@timmitra #MTJC Ron Johnson, originally from Target, was the retail guy you were thinking of who spearheaded the original Apple Stores. One of the unsung heroes of Apple’s rise to world domination." / TwitterApple users in the EU can now download all the info the company has on them - The VergeApple's 7-nanometer A12 processors for 2018 iPhones reportedly start production - The VergeThe Apple Watch has found a surprisingly useful home with everyone that works on their feet — QuartzApple, spurned by BMW and Mercedes, signs deal with Volkswagen for driverless carsApple reportedly ships 600k HomePods during Q1 as Amazon faces increasing competition - 9to5MacApple shipped an estimated 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter of the year - The VergeApple teases a ‘smarter’ Siri with a new look and voice | The StarApple's teases about a smarter Siri were from last yearWhat is the most sophisticated piece of software ever written? - QuoraThe Cuckoo's Egg - Wikipedia(9) The KGB, the Computer, and Me (Complete) - YouTubeIllustration in the App Store + Subtraction.comApp: The Human Story - Available NowEvan K. Stone on Twitter: "TIL you can load a file into the Assistant Editor in #Xcode by doing an Open Quickly search with Shift-Cmd-O, and then Alt-clicking it when the file you want to open appears in the list. 🎉 Exactly as I expected, but had never tried before! 👍🏻🚀🤓 #Xcode #iOSDev #macOSDev" / TwitterDeveloping UIViews in Xcode Playgrounds | Topology EngineeringAstropad Standard on the App StoreThe Expanse Trailer - YouTubeDark Matter - Trailer - YouTubeFoundation: Asimov, Isaac: 9780553293357: Amazon.com: BooksCube (1997) - Opening Scene - YouTube
One Bundle To Rule Them All
We fact check 3.5inch floppy sizes. Nvidia buying ARM for $40B. App Store Review Guideline updates now available. Apple Insider Confirms New iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Releases. Apple Is About To Leave Your MacBook Air Behind. The State of SwiftUI. We cover the 9/15 Apple Event. Apple developers are scrambling over accelerated iOS 14 release. Picks: iOS 14 widgets you can try today.Core Data in SwiftUI.
Nvidia buying ARM for record-breaking $40 billion | AppleinsiderNvidia confirms acquisition of Arm Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion - 9to5MacApp Store Review Guideline updates now available - News - Apple DeveloperApple’s iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro Split Releases ExplainedApple Is About To Leave Your MacBook Air BehindThe State of SwiftUI | steipete's blogThe Apple Watch Series 6 adds blood-oxygen monitoring and more | Ars TechnicaApple September 2020 event in 15 minutes - YouTubeIntroducing Apple Watch Series 6 — It Already Does That - YouTubeApple developers are scrambling over accelerated iOS 14 release - The VergeJames Thomson on Twitter: "Developers: You don’t need to be ready for day one, just take your time and get it right. It’s 2020, cut yourself some slack, prioritise your mental health. Also developers: Boom! Day one, losers!" / TwitterNew iOS 14 widgets you can try today | TechCrunchCore Data with SwiftUI Part 1 - YouTube
For the Good of the User
We follow up on iOS 14 privacy and Facebook leads the resistance. Also the floppy of the future. Apple shares a look inside its first ever ‘floating’ store. Yubico’s new USB-C security key with NFC could be the one key to unlock them all. Apple’s next event is on September 15 and it's special Easter egg. Rambo's Turning the ChibiStudio canvas into an App Clip for iOS 14. Picks: Xcode scheme tip. The Invisible Dock. NSSpain 2020: Remote Edition. Quick Look Gallery - Augmented Reality.
Facebook complains, Apple responds: iOS 14’s big privacy change gets postponed | Ars Technica'Women get much feistier and braver': At 82, legendary actress Jane Fonda ramps up her activism | CBC RadioMap: 12 wildfires burning in California#382: David Barnard (part 1) | Release NotesFloppy of the futureApple shares a look inside its first ever ‘floating’ store - The VergePantheon, Rome - WikipediaYubico’s new USB-C security key with NFC could be the one key to unlock them all - The VergeHow to use a two-factor security key - The VergeApple’s next event is on September 15 | Ars TechnicaApple Events - AppleTurning the ChibiStudio canvas into an App Clip for iOS 14 | Rambo CodesXcode Pro Tip: Filter through schemes and simulators by clicking on the active scheme and typing. This hidden feature is a GAME CHANGER 🔥 https://t.co/Cq9nKO9Mt0 / TwitterMacBook Pro Docking Station – DGRule DirectNSSpain 2020: Remote EditionQuick Look Gallery - Augmented Reality - Apple Developer2020 Mtjc Products from MTJC | Teespring
We fact check Apple's stock if it had never split. FoS Joe Cabrera offers the inside view of FedEx driver tracking. Apple is preparing 75 million iPhone 12 for release. App Store appeals process is now live. Get ready for subscription offer codes. Apple is still trying to erase mac.com email addresses. Game IQ is a taxonomy to help publishers understand mobile game categories. Apple approves notorious malware to run on Macs. Picks: How to test deep links with UI Testing. How to manually add workout data to the Health app on your iPhone. World-first circuit board with Swift. Use !hws in DuckDuckGo.
Joe Cabrera 🧜🏻♀️ on Twitter: "@mtjc_podcast BTW I know a FedEx employee and yes they track where you are and for how long and will question any excessive “gap time”" / TwitterApple Targets 75 Million 5G IPhones for Fall Product Blitz - BloombergApple says App Store appeals process is now live, so developers can start challenging decisions - The VergeApp Review process updates - News - Apple DeveloperGet ready for subscription offer codes - News - Apple DeveloperTwelve years later, Apple is still trying to erase mac.com email addresses | AppleinsiderApp Annie: Game IQ is a taxonomy to help publishers understand mobile game categories | VentureBeatThe accidental notary: Apple approves notorious malware to run on Macs | Ars TechnicaHow to test deep links with UI Testing | Masilotti.comHow to manually add workout data to the Health app on your iPhone | iMoreMadMachine - Swift for microcontrollersPaul Hudson on Twitter: "Do you use @DuckDuckGo as your search engine? Of course you do! Well now you can search Hacking with Swift faster using a new bang: !hws. This will take you straight to search results on my site, so you can spend more time coding and less time trawling through Stack Overflow 🙌 https://t.co/MXFxEK03lp" / Twitter2020 Mtjc Products from MTJC | TeespringMTJC Store | TeespringDuckDuckGo New !Bang
The Art of Compromise
We fact check on SwiftUI's Core Data template, Dr Thereasa Tam, and how Tim triggered Siri. In askMTJC Georg Tuparev opines on Operations and we discuss Attic App's developer account cancellation. The the follow up we cover Setapp for iOS, Lightroom iOS App Update Deleted User Photos, and Apple discounted the fee to connect to Amazon Prime on Apple TV. An AirPower prototype teardown and iPhone 12 rumor roundup is covered. SwiftUI betas - what changed before 1.0. SourMint: malicious code, ad fraud, and data leak in iOS. How We’re Preparing Businesses for the Impact of iOS 14. Picks: Bezier curves, WWDC Hyperwall 2010, HyperTable 2012, Apple is Better Without Jobs, marking workarounds as deprecated.
Who is Dr. Theresa Tam?Georg Tuparev on Twitter: "@mtjc_podcast (NS)Operations and OperationQueues are good way to encapsulate pipeline operations and in general they support good design. GCD is good to schedule lightweight task that is not part of a complex workflow…" / TwitterZac Wood on Twitter: "Submitted a minor update for @AtticsApp after nearly two years on the App Store and @Apple has decided out of nowhere that I have been engaging in "a pattern of manipulative or misleading behavior" and has permanently terminated my account. No evidence or specific reasons given. https://t.co/cW3UsjPWk0" / TwitterGrateful Dead Archive OnlineHow Setapp for iOS complies with App Store Review GuidelinesAdobe's Recent Lightroom iOS App Update Deleted User Photos and Lost Data is Unrecoverable - MacRumorsApple Offered to Halve App Store Fee to Get Amazon Prime Video on iOS and Apple TV - MacRumorsAirPower ‘prototype’ teardown likely shows why Apple never shipped the wireless charger - 9to5MacSourMint: malicious code, ad fraud, and data leak in iOS | SnykMashable on Twitter: "iPhone 12 Pro Max leak appears to confirm rumored features including 120hz display, LiDAR auto-focus https://t.co/DZ5dc6tssa https://t.co/wzUISozH8Z" / TwitterJon Prosser on Twitter: "Here’s a screenshot from the iPhone 12 Pro Max video we have. Phone is in a PVT “stealth” case. But here’s you best look at the notch. Bezels are smaller, display is a tad larger — making the notch “appear” a little smaller. Screenshot is brightened to show bezels. https://t.co/WWZw3XdzMk" / TwitterJon Prosser on Twitter: "iPhone 12 Pro details: True Depth array same size. Bezels are “noticeably thinner” Slightly larger display - making the notch “appear” smaller. Face ID works from wider angles. Even flat on a table. Sides are flat, but glass has slight curve. Rear cam module is 10% larger." / TwitterSwiftUI betas - what changed before 1.0 – mackuba.euHow We’re Preparing Businesses for the Impact of iOS 14 | Facebook for BusinessCubic Bezier Curves - Under the Hood on VimeoSam Henri Gold on Twitter: "Alright you all have been good in not asking for an ETA, here's a lil thank you. At WWDC 2010, Apple installed the "Hyperwall," a 6x5 grid of displays that displayed the 50K most popular app downloads from the App Store in real time. Here's the behind-the-scenes. https://t.co/H8bn0rJnDU" / TwitterMark Flider on Twitter: "@samhenrigold @stroughtonsmith Very cool! Back in 2012, I worked on the follow-up: The Hypertable. 120 iPads, and interactive! https://t.co/BGvDoiYXHk" / TwitterTim Mitra on Twitter: "@mflider @samhenrigold @stroughtonsmith Thanks. Here’s a bit of fuzzy video shot on iPhone 3GS, with @dianephall app creator. https://t.co/Cgq2s5T6BM" / TwitterApple is BETTER without Steve Jobs — Apple after the iPhone - YouTubeOle Begemann on Twitter: "If you write a workaround for a bug, mark it as deprecated in the next compiler version to get a timely reminder to check if the bug has been fixed. If it has, delete the workaround. If it hasn’t, update the deprecation to the next version. https://t.co/I0KbGjbzEI" / Twitter
Epic Blast Radius
We fact check phone exchanges, Hell Chromacom, and Russell Kirsch. In the follow up App Attestation API, Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store, Testing Scribble on iPad with Apple Pencil in iPadOS 14, Secret Service Bought Phone Location Data, Core Data is back, and top-secret iPod. Apple to Launch Bundled Subscription Services Called 'Apple One'. You've only added two lines - why did that take two days! Picks: 360iDev 2020, SwiftTO Conference 2020, The Best Password Managers to Secure Your Digital Life, Amazon making online machine learning courses available for free, Aerial Mac Screensaver, 24 Hour Wallpaper.
Retouching History: the early days of digital editingApp Attest: (Properly!) Protecting iOS apps from Jailbreak Tweaks in iOS 14Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store [Update: Epic Files Lawsuit Against Apple] - MacRumorsRussell Kirsch, inventor of the pixel, dies in Oregon at age 91 – OregonLive – Health 4 EverydayFortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store - The VergeEpic Games says it lost access to Apple development tools following lawsuit [Updated] | iMoreThis Week in Apps #22 - Epic Goes to Battle, TikTok's SDK, Zoom, and more. · ASO Tools and Mobile AnalyticsTesting Scribble on iPad with Apple Pencil in iPadOS 14 | AppleinsiderSecret Service Bought Phone Location Data from Apps, Contract ConfirmsApple is now giving customers an entire year to buy AppleCare+ | iMorePaul Hudson on Twitter: "The single most important change in Xcode 12b5: the Core Data template for SwiftUI is back! (And changed a *lot*) https://t.co/HAsrAhCoAS" / TwitterGo read how the US government built a top-secret iPod right under Steve Jobs’ nose - The VergeApple to Launch Bundled Subscription Services Called 'Apple One' - MacRumorsYou've only added two lines - why did that take two days! ~ Matt Lacey360iDev.com - 360iDev.com#378: John Wilker (part 1)#379: John Wilker (part 2)Swift TO5 Best Password Managers of 2020: Features, Pricing, and Tips | WIREDAmazon making online machine learning courses available for freeJohnCoates/Aerial: Apple TV Aerial Screensaver for Mac24 Hour Wallpaper - The World's Best Dynamic Desktops
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Great content, great discussions and very relevant topics.
More than just good!
Since I discovered this podcast it has quickly become one that I absolutely listen to every week. MTJC consistently features lively conversation about timely Apple development topics with a group of friendly and knowledgeable developers. In addition to all the great insights you’ll likely discover some useful links as the guys run through their “picks” each week.
Four dudes talking
Always interesting and timely discussions. The Canadian content is a definite plus too, eh?