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TMO Background Mode Interview with Former Apple Software Engineer James Dempsey

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

James Dempsey on Background Mode

James Dempsey worked at Apple for fifteen years before setting out on his own in August 2011. As a software engineer at Apple, he worked on iOS, Aperture, and macOS releases Leopard through Lion, including half a decade on the Cocoa frameworks team. He’s the founder of Tapas Software, developer of iOS and Mac software. We talked abut his “aha” moments in life starting with his college roommate’s Mac Plus in 1986. His dream to work for Apple was eventually fulfilled in 1996, and James described what it was like to be an Apple evangelist in those days. But James is also an accomplished comedian, vocalist, ukulele player and has a published album. He’s also routinely written special songs for WWDC each year. If you ever wanted to work for Apple, this show is must listening.

Apple Adds Japanese and Simplified Chinese Subtitles to WWDC 2018 Videos

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple announced on Wednesday it has added Japanese and Simplified Chinese subtitles to its WWDC 2018 videos. The company said these subtitles are now available on all session videos, in addition to the English subtitles that were already available. to access them, click or tap the speech bubble in the lower left-hand corner of the videos, as shown in the screenshot. These sessions are the same ones developers attended at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference, and allow the hundreds of thousands of macOS and iOS developers who can’t attend to still benefit.

Apple Adds Japanese and Simplified Chinese Subtitles to WWDC 2018 Videos

This YouTube Channels Has Old WWDC Videos

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

This YouTube channels has old WWDC videos from the late 90s and early 2000s. We see Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, and others that I don’t even recognize. It’s not just keynotes, it includes developer sessions like an Apple hardware roadmap in 1997, Sound and Networking for Games from 2001, and Introduction to QuickTime Streaming in 2004. It’s a fascinating glimpse into Apple history, and I recommend that you find some way to download them all in case they get taken down (that’s legal for me to say right? For educational purposes). Credit goes to u/refine_and_refine for sharing this on the Apple subreddit.

This YouTube Channels Has Old WWDC Videos

Apple has a Comic Book for App Review Guidelines

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

It turns out that Apple made a comic book that explains the App Review Guidelines in a weird, funny way. There are five sections, one for each section of the guidelines: Safety, Performance, Business, Design, and Legal. Each comic book section has a different art style. The date on the cover shows WWDC16 and it sounds like Apple handed them out to people at the conference. Artists include Mark Simmons, Ile Wolf, Luján Fernández, Shari Chankhamma, Ben Jelter, Malcolm Johnson, and Dailen Ogden.

Apple has a Comic Book for App Review Guidelines

What's new in Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac follows up on his iOS 12 coverage last week with his observations about the new Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch operating systems, all coming soon to a device near you!

The AR Demo and the Benefits of Surveillance Capitalism - ACM 466

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

If you’ve been wondering what all the fuss was about augmented reality, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet have an AR Demo for you to see. They also take time out from ranting about being the product to talk frankly about the benefits of surveillance capitalism.

Thirteen Lucky Years of MGG – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 713

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab 13th Anniversary 713

Join John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton as they celebrate their 13th Mac Geek Gab anniversary by answering your questions, sharing Cool Stuff Found, solving problems and… you know… doing what they do for you! Press play, download, and celebrate! And also learn!

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Daria Leshchenko

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet talks with Support Your App CEO Daria Leshchenko at AltConf and WWDC 2018 about resources for developers looking for assistance with customer support.

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: SkyTripping

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet chats with Ron from SkyTripping at AltConf and WWDC 2018 about using our iPhones to help overcome stress and anxiety.

The Future Was Posted to Twitter Last Friday

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Harley Turan ARKit 2 Demo

Check out this amazing demo video from developer Harley Turan. He posted it to Twitter on Friday, just a few days after Apple’s WWDC keynote. In it, he attached live data to a real-world object using ARKit 2 and iOS 12, and then moves them around. It’s like an ordinary commercial using thousands of dollars in post-production software, only it’s life. Put another way, it’s the future, posted to Twitter a few days ago. When people doubt the real-world value of augmented reality, this is the sort of thing I think about. Not games, as great I expect Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to be, but rather information attached to real world locations and objects. Especially once we get past this stone-age era of holding our iPhones in front of our faces to get our augmented reality. Oh, and remember that this was after just a couple of days with hands-on iOS 12 and ARKit 2.

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Timirah James

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet talks with Timirah James about coding with Swift and her TechniGal meetup for girls and women who want to learn to code at AltConf and WWDC 2018

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Ish

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet sits down with iPhone and iPad app developer Ish at AltConf and WWDC 2018 to talk about what he liked from this year’s conferences, plus what he’s working on now.

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Amanda Southworth

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet sits down with Amanda Southworth at AltConf and WWDC 2018 to talk about how her personal experiences led her to create apps to help people suffering from depression, an app to help keep the LGBTQ community safe, and her nonprofit organization Astra Labs.

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Smile

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet chats with Greg Scown, Philip Goward, and Maia Olson about Smile’s 15th anniversary and PDFpen 10’s launch at AltConf and WWDC 2018.

AltConf and WWDC 2018 Interview: Grey Osten

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

San Jose – Jeff Gamet talks with App Camp for Girls co-founder Grey Osten about his experience in the developer community as a woman and now as a man at AltConf and WWDC 2018.