Episode 239: A Little Bit Of A Pipe Dream

Daniel skips off to England, while Manton tends to a server meltdown. The pair talk of Manton putting the iOS 10 beta on his iPad, and Daniel laments the eternal lack of ability to install multiple OS on one device. Finally, they discuss the rumored iPhone “7” and the purported removal of its headphone jack.

Many thanks to our sponsors this week:


  • Jackless iPhone – Images from a rumor site purporting to show iPhone “7” cases with no headphone jack.
  • Maxell Headphones – Daniel’s favorite $4 running headphones.
  • Macbook “One” – Apple’s famously uni-port Macbook.
  • RCA Connector – The well-known, presumably once-proprietary, A/V plug format.
June 29, 2016 at 7:46 am.

Episode 238: Everything’s Changing At Once

Daniel and Manton recap the hijinx of recording in hotels during WWDC, compare notes on experiences with Apple’s beta software releases, and talk about strategies for using Xcode 7 and 8 in parallel. They also talk more about Manton’s coworking space, and the perennial attraction of full-time employment to Daniel.

Many thanks to our sponsors this week:

  • Fabric, Twitter’s mobile SDK: Leverage the power of Crashlytics, Twitter and MoPub to help you build the best mobile apps.
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June 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

Episode 237: WWDC 2016

Manton and Daniel react to the 2016 WWDC keynote. The first part of the recording was lost because of a technical glitch: celebrating Apple Watch performance improvements, and taking in changes to support tabbed windows on macOS. But we talked more about iMessage and Siri extensibility, Continuity improvements, Apple Pay for the web, Apple’s keynote diversity, and more.

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June 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm.

Episode 236: It’s Not A Fluke

App Store improvements, paid ads, subscriptions, app review times, home office and coworking setups, final impressions and game plan for WWDC week socializing and time planning.

Many thanks to our sponsors this week:

  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You.
  • Fabric, Twitter’s mobile SDK: Leverage the power of Crashlytics, Twitter and MoPub to help you build the best mobile apps.


  • What’s New in Subscriptions – Official update from Apple about upcoming changes to App Store subscriptions.
  • Introducing Search Ads – Information from Apple about App Store search ads.
  • Paid App Store Search – Daniel’s blog post from a month ago dismissing the idea of App Store ads.
  • All App Stores – Confirmation from John Gruber that the new features apply to Mac, iOS and tvOS.
  • I Know Apple – Dan Counsell speculates that Apple announced early to avoid bad PR.
  • Section 11.15 – Pertinent section of App Store review guidelines to subscription pricing.
  • WeWork Austin – Manton’s coworking space.
  • Ditmas Workspace – The coworking space Daniel used in Brooklyn.
  • Manton’s Office – All neatened up for photographing, photo set from 2005-2008.
  • Layers – Design-oriented conference in SF the same week as WWDC.
  • AltConf – Free developer conference in SF the same week as WWDC.
  • WWDCParties – Web site dedicated to cataloging various social activities around WWDC.
  • Parties for WWDC – Separate iPhone app for parties at WWDC, with feature to track which events you’re going to.
  • sfMacIndie.com – Long-standing developer party to kick off the week at WWDC.
  • You Are Not Alone – Daniel’s tweet about the risk of anxiety and loneliness at WWDC.
June 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm.

Episode 235: Pretty Great For The Mac

Manton and Daniel continue to prepare for WWDC, discuss adventures in nullability annotation, and the impedance mismatch between Swift and Obj-C. They share hopes and dreams for Xcode improvements, watchOS performance, and that this will be a big year for Mac.

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  • Swift on GitHub – What’s coming in Swift this year? Take a look.
  • LLVM – Apple’s existing open source project for clang, LLVM, and related technologies.
  • Make the Watch Fast – Manton’s post in which he hopes for a major performance overhaul.
  • App Review times – Review times still fast, but Manton’s 2 days was … typical.
  • Top Paid Hidden Apps – Story from MacRumors describing a change to how top lists are presented on tvOS.
June 3, 2016 at 11:05 am.