Episode 177: A Resurgence Of Criticism

Manton and Daniel discuss addictive iOS games, Daniel tries to recap the spirit of NSConference, and the two catch up briefly on their development pursuits.

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  • Alto’s Adventure – Highly addictive snowboarding “endless runner” game.
  • Crossy Road – iPhone game that’s like a modern day Frogger.
  • Monument Valley – Another beautiful game, this one with a definite end.
  • NSConference – Leicester, UK based Mac and iOS conference.
  • Where Apple Says the Puck Is – Photo of Ilja’s shirt.
  • GarageSale – Venerable eBay tool for OS X.
  • Open Ears – Speech recognition framework from Halle Winkler of Politepix.
  • Sketch – Vector illustration app for OS X from Pieter Omvlee and crew.
  • Jessie Char – Self-proclaimed expert of nothing.
  • Water.org – Donation campaign in honor of Scotty from NSConference.
  • Bundle Loading Guide – Key area of Apple’s documentation discussing dynamic loading of executable code in bundles.

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March 28, 2015 at 4:30 pm.

Episode 176: A Network Of Trust

Daniel and Manton react briefly to actual Apple Watch prices, discuss the CIA’s alleged interest in hijacking the Xcode toolchain, and talk about Medium’s burgeoning support for custom domain names.

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  • Apple Watch Prices. – Pre-order site at the Apple Store includes links to price structure for each of three target markets.
  • 42mm is SmallBen Thompson asserts that even the 42mm is small, 38mm teeny.
  • A Helpful Guide – Mashable’s helpful flowchart for whether you should buy a gold Apple Watch.
  • Steal Apple’s Secrets – The Intercept uncovers secret documents about the CIA’s plans to co-opt the Xcode build process, among other things.
  • Xcode Compromised – Craig Hockenberry responds to The Intercept’s news.
  • Custom Domains for Publications – Announcement from Medium that they will gradually allow writers to publish with a custom URL domain.
  • Medium as the New Twitter – Manton responds to my quips about Medium possibly taking on Twitter.
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  • WordPress VIP Clients – Some of the remarkably long list of companies that can obviously afford to spend $5000/month.

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March 21, 2015 at 9:50 am.

Episode 175: Simultaneously Great And Frustrating

Manton and Daniel tactfully avoid further speculation about the Apple Watch’s price, compare notes on prioritizing and avoiding procrastination while Daniel prepares his NSConference talk, and discuss Apple’s recent changes to TestFlight.

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  • Clarion – Daniel’s music interval quiz app, finally in the Mac App Store.
  • appFigures – A great service for feeling better or worse about your App Store sales.
  • NSConference – The final NSConference, this month in Leicester, England.
  • iDeveloper 139 – Scotty discusses his reasons for ending NSConference as we know it.
  • CocoaConf – Another great Mac/iOS conference that Daniel can’t keep straight from NSConference.
  • TestFlight has moved – Apple’s landing page for visitors to the old TestFlight home page.

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March 9, 2015 at 12:38 am.