Episode 523: A Secret Futurist

Daniel and Manton talk about plans for MarsEdit 5, requiring a later version of macOS, and even employing SwiftUI in the new version. When is it the right time to drop support for older OSes because of the lure of newer features? Then they talk about when a major upgrade is “paid upgrade-worthy” and which platforms Daniel should invest in for MarsEdit’s future.

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July 27, 2022 at 5:53 pm.

Episode 516: On A More Positive Note

Daniel and Manton talk about expectations for next week’s WWDC, the way the Apple Design Awards have changed over the years, WWDC’s Digital Lounges, and hopes for Xcode debugging improvements.

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  • TextExpander: Communicate Smarter. Listeners get 20% off their first year.


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June 3, 2022 at 9:16 pm.

Episode 510: You Are Holding Button Wrong

Daniel and Manton follow up on button sizing in SwiftUI. They compare SwiftUI and React Native in terms of maturity and how much you can expand the frameworks on your own to fill missing gaps. Then, they discuss why all previous cross-platform development approaches have “failed” with respect to matching expectations of the native platform, and what native apps can provide in addition to web counterparts.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:


  • SwiftUI Button – Apple’s documentation for the different ways to make a button.
  • React Native Diary – Manton’s blog post series about learning React Native.
  • Brent Simmons – Inspiration for blog post “diary” series and developer of NetNewsWire.
  • NetNewsWire 6.1 – New version of NetNewsWire with themes, backed by web views.

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April 20, 2022 at 2:17 pm.

Extra Intuition 9: I Did Wait Forever

Manton and Daniel talk about getting haircuts during a pandemic.

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August 22, 2020 at 3:42 pm.

Episode 366: We Kind Of Weren’t Surprised

Manton and Daniel react to Apple’s March Special Event. They question the merit of Apple Card with it’s higher-than-expected interest rates. They weigh the benefits of a closed system like Apple News versus the completely free web. They talk about Apple Arcade, how it will impact existing game developers, and whether it will take precedence over the current Games category. Finally, they wonder whether Apple’s wide range of subscription offerings will finally push the company to offer something like “Amazon Prime” to unify everything.

Many thanks to our sponsor this week:

  • Linode: Cloud Hosting for You. Use promo code coreint2019 for $20 credit when you sign up.


  • Apple Card – Apple’s forthcoming branded credit card.
  • Apple News+ – Expansion of Apple News with premium offerings for $10/month.
  • Apple Arcade – Subscription video games, coming later this year.
  • SetApp – Subscription software program for Mac apps.
  • AppleTV+ – Streaming service consisting of Apple’s own self-produced shows.
  • Disney+ – Disney’s own streaming service has a very similar name!
March 27, 2019 at 9:13 am.

Episode 147: Back To Real Work

Daniel’s home repair distraction, finding time to explore new WWDC goodies, Yosemite public beta, Apple’s continued home runs, and a metaphor on success in the App Store and… gym memberships?

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Sponsored by Ensembles: Core Data sync the way it should be.

July 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm.

Episode 105: The Paranoid Angle

Daniel and Manton talk about the Apple event announcements: free iApps, colorful iPhone 5C, 64-bit on the iPhone 5S, the camera app, and fingerprints.

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  • September 10 Summary – Dan Miller of Macworld summarizes Apple’s special event announcements.
  • SnappyCam – 3rd-party iOS camera app that takes lightning fast successive photos.

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September 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm.

Episode 104: Somebody Got Away With The Credit Card

Daniel and Manton talk about Apple’s upcoming event on September 10th, the Nokia acquisition and changes at Microsoft, and what we can learn from Stellar’s new paid subscription plans.

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September 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm.

Episode 101: My Delegate To The GitHub Convention

Daniel and Manton talk about the final days of Manton’s road trip, Carl Icahn and Apple stock, and what Beanstalk dropping Mercurial means for the future of version control.

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August 16, 2013 at 10:35 am.

Episode 100: How Is This Working?

Manton and Daniel talk about Manton’s ongoing adventure, AMBER and other mobile emergency alerts, and making the most of Apple documentation.

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Sponsored by Windows Azure: a scalable and secure backend for your iOS app.

August 8, 2013 at 9:37 am.