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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 thei…

Tim Mitra, Jaime Lopez Jr, Mark Rubin

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    Episode 356: Leo Dion

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 78:20


    This week Leo Dion joins Tim to discuss his career as Server-Side Swift developer, speaker and podcaster. They discuss some computer and development history, the future of Twitter, as well as, the upcoming Reality Pro AR/VR headset rumoured to be coming from Apple. Leo makes gets an early start on the best sandwich. Special Guest: Leo Dion.

    Episode 355: MTJC Max Pro Ultra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2023 101:32


    This week we discuss the new M2 Max, M2 Pro and Mac mini, MacBook Pros 14 & 16. We follow up on Stable Diffusion, ChatGPT and updated Apple Design Resources. We also cover augmenting accessibility with localized image names and the 2nd generation HomePod. In our Picks; Improving Console Output, SwiftUI Views Life Cycle, SwiftUI 4 adds tap location, DIY iOS Static Analysis, Gitignore.io, Getting Started with Xcode Cloud, and How to professionally say...

    Episode 354: George Stroumboulopoulos

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 52:09


    This week George Stroumboulopoulos joins Tim to catch up on The Strombo Show, Mastodon, social media and the best submarine sandwich. Apple announces biggest upgrade to App Store pricing, adding 700 new price points Stable Diffusion with Core ML on Apple Silicon Apple Announces Upcoming Apple Music Sing Feature Apple advances user security with powerful new data protections Picks: Data Tile Coduo lets you share and collaborate in Xcode Special Guest: George Stroumboulopoulos.

    Episode 353: Moving to Mastodon

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 27:25


    This week Tim discusses resources for moving to Mastodon How to Mastodon - The New Social Media A futuristic guide to Mastodon for 2021 The iPad Mystery. New Episode: Food Fight Strategy Results Are In – State of Mobile Jobs Survey 2022! ActionButton documentation 36 Seconds that changed Everything - How the iPhone Learned to Talk Picks: How to Use iCloud Keychain Two-Factor Authentication 31 Xcode 14 Tips & Tricks Core Data: Fundamentals NY Swifty Deep Dish Swift

    Episode 351: This Is Nothing...

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 99:57


    This week we follow up on iPhone 14 series screen sizes. We debate the EU's future standardization of USB-C for all mobile devices and Apple Card's new high yield Savings accounts. We dig into to the newly introduced Apple TV 4K (3rd Gen), the new iPad (10th Gen) with Magic Keyboard Folio, and the new iPad Pro (6th Gen) series with M2 and Mini-LED (sort of). Picks: macOS defaults, Apple Aqua: Exploring the Legacy Of MacOS X User Interface, iOS Architecture Generator. Give us some feedback or ask questions with #askmtjc on Twitter (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23askmtjc&src=typed_query). Join our slack channel (https://itguytechno.slack.com). audio fixed.

    Episode 350: Far Out Man!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 128:34


    This week we discuss all the products introduced at Apple's Far Out event on Sept 7, 2022. We fact check Compose Custom Layouts in SwiftUI, the checkmark in the Developer app, Friday Night Baseball in Canada, and Universal Control. We follow up on Apple's Self Repair now includes M1, and Xcode Cloud availability for trial. We discuss the past and future of the 360iDev conference. We discuss the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Ultra, Air Pods Pro 2nd gen, the iPhone 14, and the iPhone 14 Pro. We also discus What's New in Swift 5.7. Picks: WWDC22 SwiftUI Lounge archived, Cmd Opt R, Cmd Shift J, Swift Version, SwiftUI Essential Training, and Design the Next iPhone.

    Episode 349: WWDC22 - Regex for the Rest of Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 155:19


    This week we cover the WWDC 2022 Keynote and Platform State of the Union. We're joined by Friend of the Show Joe Cieplinski. We fact check Sir Adam Beck and Steve Westgarth. We discuss Awesome lists and a calculator on the Lock Screen. We get into the new HIG, WWDC Keynote, iOS 16, Apple Watch and watchOS 9, Mac hardware and M2, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, Platforms State of the Union, Xcode Cloud, Swift, SwiftUI, System Experience, MapKit, WeatherKit, Live Text API and Data Scanner API. Picks: WWDC Community links updated for 2022, return of the UK iOS conferences, iOS Dev UK and Codemobile UK, Hello Swift Charts Special Guest: Joe Cieplinski.

    Episode 348: Pre-WWDC 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 20:00


    You can watch this episode on Youtube. A quick catch up before WWDC 2022. This week Tim covers adding drivers licenses to Wallet, tour options for visitors going to the in-person screenings at WWDC22, the rumoured Purple iPhone 14 Pro. Picks: ITSAppUsesNonExemptEncryption - Encryption compliance tip for App Store submissions, Jaime Lopez on Building Great Engineering Teams, SwiftUI Sessions, Exploring SwiftUI Sample Apps, The iOS App Icon Book, and Swift Playgrounds 4.1 adds app creation on macOS.

    Episode 347: if let mtjc

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 101:23


    This week we fact check Hockey Night in Canada, and compare the new iPad Air to the iPad Pro, review masked Face ID, and debate whether the Apple Studio Display is a good deal. Apple announces WWDC 2022 starting June 6. We share our opinions on the online version of WWDC. Apple is apparently testing nine M2 based Macs and may introduce a new MacBook Air at WWDC. Apple's new A16 chip only included with higher-end iPhone 14 Pro models, base model iPhone 14 uses same chip as iPhone 13. Has the time come to rent iPhones? Apple finally lets ‘reader' link to their own sites. 'if let' gets new syntax in Swift 5.6. Picks: RWDevCon 2017 Inspiration Talk: I'm an Idiot by Richard Turton, Remember when Apple built a Mac OS running on top of Solaris and HP-UX? Seriously. It happened, Cybersecurity and Skin Care, Improving Accessibility: VoiceOver, Swift Fiddle, Live, Laugh, Delete Derived Data, Awesome Swift, 40+ iOS 15.4 changes and features!

    Episode 346: M1 Ultra

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 90:37


    This week we discuss Apple's all-in-one keyboard computer patent. Apple launches inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Latin founders. Apple to rolls out iOS 15.4. We also cover Apple's Peek Performance Event introducing M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone SE 5G, iPad Air with M1, and Friday Night Football on Apple TV+. Picks: Hello Mac OSX Tiger, Sophie Wilson creator of the ARM Instruction Set.

    Episode 345: Don't Hand Them Rocks

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 81:53


    This week we discuss Apple's record breaking iPhone sales in India. A new MacBook Air could be coming with a notch, MagSafe, next generation Apple Silicon and more ports, along with a 5G iPhone SE. Apple's App Store likely to survive two U.S. Bills aimed to change it. We discuss Tom Harrington's Clash of the Optionals and Jesse Squire's interpretation on how to handle non-optionals with Core Data. Apple unveils contactless payments via Tap to Pay on iPhone. We revisit 2048, Threes, Wordle and the endless chain of "rip offs". Apple releases macOS Big Sur and Catalina security updates. Picks: The Smart Guitar Amp & App, Log: Job Application Tracker, open source iOS apps, Hidden Mac tricks, DevToys For macOS, Fire in the Valley, and Using Combine

    Episode 344: Catching a Falling Knife

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 93:00


    This week we fact check Project Titan and Buddy Build. The Avengers assemble to invest in 1Password. Apple grabs record China market share. Apple fixes new zero-day exploit. TIOBE Index - jan 2022. Universal Control. App Store Now Supports Unlisted App URLs. iCloud syncing issues are plaguing third-party apps. FaceID to unlock with Masks in iOS 15.4. Picks: i won, A Short History of Objective-C, Byte magazine features SmallTalk, Grid Studio, Melodic and Gibson app.

    Episode 343: iPhone... It's A Good Thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 81:05


    We're back for 2022, to follow up on buying a MacBook Pro, and Apple suing NSO Group. Tim and Mark discuss migrating a Core Data app from Objective-C to SwiftUI. We discuss the 15th anniversary of the iPhone announcement, Uber parks its Watch app, and 9 to 5 writes about Watch app abandonment. Introducing Swift for Visual Studio Code. How do Verifiable Vaccination Records with SMART Health Cards Work? Wordle copycat creator apologizes for ripping off the popular free word game. Picks: Swift Playgrounds 4.0, Headfirst SwiftUI, Apple Design Resources (updated), Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone.

    Episode 342: What the iPhone Means to Me - Best of MTJC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 85:40


    In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the iPhone announcement at Mac World 2007, here is our 10th anniversary episode. We were joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo. We followed up on Learning to Learn, a MacBook Pro saving a life, where Apple products are made and the math behind a 5-star rating. Reorded the week marking the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone announcement by Apple. So we asked listeners and friends to tell us what the iPhone has meant to them. We hear from Kim Ahlberg, Justin Stanley, Aaron Douglas, Peter Cook, George Stroumboulopoulos, Jaime Lopez Jr and Rich Turton. We talk about Phil Schiller's press tour on the iPhone early history as well as some recent turnaround in iPhone sales and market growth. We speculate Chris Lattner's move to Tesla. Cloud storage is mentioned. Picks: Kaleidoscope, Hyperdrive USB Hub Recorded Jan 2017.

    Episode 340: Roustem Karimov

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 85:45


    Roustem Karimov, co-founder of Agilebits maker of 1Password, joins Tim to discuss 1Password's development, history, past, present and future. We also discuss how the Soviets won the '72 Summit Series? Recorded November 23, 2021 in Toronto Special Guest: Roustem Karimov.

    Episode 339: Marin Todorov

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 89:23


    Marin Todorov joins Tim to discuss his work on Swift Concurrency and Apple's DocC. He has just finished contributing to the RayWenderlich book, Combine: Asynchronous Programming with Swift and has an upcoming book on Modern Concurrency in Swift. He is also one of the original contributors on Apple's open source DocC. Special Guest: Marin Todorov.

    Episode 338: It's Insanely Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 132:31


    This week we discuss dolly focus, mail-in repairs, retrofitting older Macs. 1Password will now let you share passwords with just a link. We dive into the October event where Apple unveils the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch laptops with M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple Silicon. We discuss the chip architectures as well as Apple Music Voice Plan, new Home Pod Mini and Air Pods. Picks: Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued, TLDR Stock Options, The Pragmatic Engineer Test: 12 Questions on Engineering Culture, Hired Salary Calculator New audio uploaded - Sat Oct 23, 1:04 EDT

    Episode 337: Joe Cieplinski

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 64:30


    Joe Cieplinski, from the Release Notes podcast, joins Tim to discuss his move to Colorado in his 5th appearance on MTJC. We chat about podcasting, the Apple iPhone Event, his favorite bass, form and function, SwiftUI and Michelangelo's Last Supper. Recorded Sept 14, 2021 Special Guest: Joe Cieplinski.

    Episode 336: A Lot of Nits to Pick

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 91:20


    We fact check on our start at 360iDev and follow up on Apple Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, and tech giants planning to make their own chips. Apple releases iOS 14.6 and macOS 11.6 to prevent the Pegasus spyware gateway. We discuss Alvy Ray Smith the genius who helped make Pixar possible. We review Apple's Califironia Streaming iPhone event and new items announced. Picks: Apple CloudKit samples, Xcodes: The best command-line tool to install and switch between multiple versions of Xcode, Draw Yourself as a Peanuts Character in Pages with a Snoopy Artist, Nomad Sculpt.

    Episode 335: Ryan McLeod

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 52:29


    Ryan McLeod stops by to discuss his ADA winning app Blackbox — the official puzzle of the More Than Just Code podcast. Special Guest: Ryan McLeod.

    Episode 334: James Thomson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 47:54


    James Thomson joins us to talk about developing apps for Apple platforms. James is the creator of PCalc - the official calculator app of MTJC, Drag Thing and his latest app Dice by PCalc. James has been successfully writing apps longer than the iMac has been a thing, worked for Apple, had Douglas Adams beta test his apps, and has been a successful indie developer since the early 90's. Special Guest: James Thomson.

    Episode 333: John Wilker

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 52:57


    John Wilker joins Tim to talk about writing sci-fi books and running 360iDev an Apple development conference - this year online and in person in Denver, Colorado. More Than Just Code has John Wilker to blame for putting Jaime and Tim in the same room, eventually with Mark and sometimes Greg and Tammy. Find out how to get a ticket either online or in person and discounts for WIT, Veterans and Apple dev Meetups (Cocoaheads) Special Guest: John Wilker.

    Episode 332: Melissa & Ryan Cash

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 71:21


    This week Tim chats with Melissa and Ryan Cash about Pok Pok and Snowman and their Apple Design Award winning apps, Pok Pok Playroom, Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey. We discuss the origins of apps built by Snowman and the genesis of Pok Pok. As a bonus Ryan shares how to prepare an app for Apple Arcade. Special Guests: Melissa Cash and Ryan Cash.

    Episode 331: On To Bigger Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 69:48


    We fact check MKBHD, Air Tags, Visual Codes app, and Lavell Crawford. The iPhone shipped 14 years ago and WebKit was released 20 years ago. 100M iPhone 12 were purchased. Wrapping completion handlers into async API. GitHub Copilot · Your AI pair programmer. What's new in SwiftUI. Using SwiftUI's AsyncImage to render remote images from URLs. What's New in iOS 15 for App Store Optimization. Picks: WWDC21Lounges, WWDC 2021 Viewing Guide, Swift Package Index. Yes, the episode was renamed.

    Episode 330: WWDC 2021 - It's like ARC for Threading

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 138:09


    We are joined by Evan K Stone and Leo Dion as we talk about the WWDC Keynote and the Platform State of the Union sessions. We fact check on Astra Zenica shots, and follow up on Sosumi, Apple product reviews, struggles with Apple Card, noisy audio while running Xcode, and people annoyed that they sold their M1's ahead of WWDC. Picks: Leo Dion's Orchard Nest site, PlayDoh Touch Shapes Studio, JSON Selector Generator, Jordan Morgan's Best In Class iOS App Book, Why There are Now So Many Shortages (It's Not COVID). Special Guests: Evan K Stone and Leo Dion.

    Episode 329: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2020 Goes to Eleven!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 112:16


    A re-run of our WWDC 2020 show. We follow up on iPad Pro shooting location, James Bond and centrifugal force, and macOS BS? A team of Shopify volunteers release Canada's COVID case-tracking app. ARM-based Japanese supercomputer is now the fastest in the world. We recap the WWDC 2020 Keynote, Platform State of the Union and a few WWDC sessions. Picks: Up Here in Canada, What’s new in SwiftUI for iOS 14, Apple documentation for SwiftUI with SpriteKit, SceneKit, AVKit and MapKit.

    Episode 328: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2019 LIVE from the Podcast Studio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 48:35


    A re-roll of our WWDC 2019 episode - We are joined by Alexis Gallagher and Ricky de Laveaga in the Podcast Studio at WWDC 2019 McEnery Convention Center. Recorded at 11 am Friday June 7, 2019. We fact check on Bobby Orr and the approximate number of active iOS developers. #askMTJC has Namrata Bandekar responding to joining start ups, as well the pronunciation of Dave Verwer IRL. We discuss our impressions of WWDC 2019 — SwiftUI, declarative programing, Combine framework, ARKit 3, Reality Composer, Swift Playgrounds 3, Swift Package Manager, stand alone Watch apps, iPadOS, TestFlight Feedback, Transporter, and Sign In With Apple. Picks: Performance, Pencil Support, Optimizing File Storage, DataFlow for SwiftUI, Combine in Practice, Sign In With Apple, Voice Dream Scanner, ClassKit, What's New In Swift, try! Swift, AltConf. Special Guests: Alexis Gallagher and Ricky de Laveaga.

    Episode 327: Best of MTJC: WWDC 2018 Reflections

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 133:15


    A re-roll of our 2nd most popular episode from June 9, 2018. We give our impressions of WWDC 2018 keynote. We discuss Apple's presenting the scholarship winner apps on the App Store. Microsoft's purchase of GitHub. Apple is getting into the ad game to compete with other online players. The rumored iPad with face recognition is coming. We talk about the deprecation of OpenGL and OpenCL. Finally by Rene Richie guides our discussion of the WWDC announcements. Bonus: JDB Live Near WWDC, Picks: UX Cake w/Jaime Lopez Jr, Machine Learning - Build a Model, App Store Review Guidelines Diff, Stevie the Snail, SpriteKit, PlayDead’s INSIDE

    Episode 326: The Medium Popcorn Problem