041 – Planet of The Apps

In a break from our usual format we try something new and record an episode about Apple’s new reality show, Planet of The Apps… but then we end up talking about the business of Apps and have a far too heated discussion about how podcasts should handle bonus episodes. This is not a bonus episode.

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040 – The Boys Aren’t Back in Town

After a brief period of upheaval in real life we are back with our WWDC episode. WWDC took place this week in San Jose and watched the keynote live from the comfort of Thomas’s couch 8000km away in Ireland. We discuss the revelations in the keynote and the state of the platform. Apple recommits to the Pro market. HomePod Homeshmod? Thomas has been waiting 10 years for multi-room Airplay and he finally gets it, but at what cost? Will the new App store benefit Indie developers. In stark contrast to other years Baz wants to use the new Xcode beta. Apple democratize horse detection with on device machine learning. The walled garden pays off with the seamless introduction of new image and video formats. CoreNFC makes its debut but only on the latest iPhone and only for a certain type of tag. We can now send money to each other with Apple Pay, but our banks still don’t support it! Our iMessages now sync but our messages still lag! We try to see the dark side of the keynote: Baz wanted a UI refresh and Dave wanted a tvOS update. Dave says he won’t go into it (but he does.) No more Canada only rollouts with Phased App Releases.

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039 – 2 Women Can’t Have 1 Baby in 4½ Months

New Overcast watch app. Baz returns to Úll and almost escapes a room. This year’s new iPhones. AirPods. Live-buying an Apple Watch. Apple and the environment. Uber. Susan Fowler and Increment. Stripe. Spinal Tap.

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038 – Nappies and Obviously Wine

We get a very accurate review. Fantastic iPads and when to buy them. We finally get Apple Pay, but we don’t. A new reason for rejection. Push notification fundamentalism. Mac Pros. Panic and my Uncle works for Nintendo.

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037 – Harness your controversial states

Baz gets some feedback on WordSnap from listeners of the podcast, and Dave loses his top spot on the Endless Mode leaderboard. Thomas goes on a brief nerd holiday. Baz has a new toy. iPads. Force Touch. Dave shares screens. We go deep on Indie Games.

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036 – It sure is, Ceelo

It’s our one year anniversary!

Baz discovers he’s not alone in finding trouble finishing projects. Dave talks about being in demand and Thomas promises to ruin things by making them in Swift.

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035 – Resisters Anonymous

  • Dave is Thomas’s Swift Spirit Animal. Firewatch reviewed. Baz asks for your help with WordSnap and we discuss what keeps us from finishing projects. Things go wrong, again.

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034 – Dense in a Good Way

Dave can hear clearly now. Baz edits a podcast. Optionals in Swift. Thomas finds out Swift 2 into 3 won’t go. New shiny stuff. We finally learn something new. Thomas threatens to write a blogging engine in server-side Swift. Hipster database engines. From Firebase to Firewatch: Thomas doesn’t do his homework. Nintendo Switch. Zelda. Making fun of Hacker News. Note: original episode release contained audio glitch at 16:40 – now fixed.

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033 – I get to admit to some bad practices here

Baz has a broken keychain. Thomas has a broken phone. New iPads. Dave disrupts some national stats. Finding Friends. Upgrading a Mac Mini. Hard drive reliability. Anecdata. Switching. Mistrusting Windows. Baby Duck syndrome. Urban design and JavaScript. Thomas gets hacked. Steam Reforming. Firewatch. A normal lost phone.

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032 – I resemble that remark

LED whine. New things in iOS. Chasing ratings. Death to 32-bit. Wall Street Bets. Paying Apple every month. Renting movies. App nostalgia.

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