Essential Apple Podcast 011

Essential Apple Podcast 011 : So 6 Months Later after becoming a developer…

So you release an app and it goes to the top of the app store charts world wide.  You leave your job to become a full time developer and what happens next. This happened to Dean Murphy the developer of the content blocking app Crystal. In this episode of the Essential Apple podcast we catch up with him to see how interesting life has been since the release of his app.

Differential Privacy in iOS 10 to be Opt-In

Apple appears to be going above and beyond with its differential privacy initiative. The company has an understandable interest in knowing what people think. It helps them help Siri anticipate what people will think or ask before those people realize it themselves. At the same time, Apple has this thing about not wanting too much information about its customers. Thus was born Apple’s Differential Privacy plan, announced a couple of weeks ago at WWDC and defined in one article as a ‘statistical method designed to reap useful intel from big piles of data or protecting personally identifying information therein’. Put a different way, Apple wants to know about users in…

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Essential Apple Podcast 008 : GazMaz was our first choice… honestly.

With one of our regulars working out the best placement for a lawn chair and the other riding around southern France looking for property we put together a list for guests to come on the show and ended up calling GazMaz from the MyMac show. We discuss the week after WWDC and a whole lot of other tangents as well. Listen Via… iTunes | TuneIn | Opinion | RSS | Overcast | Google Play | Direct Download | Stitcher This Weeks Talking Points Apple to begin paying out $400M to customers tomorrow in ebook price-fixing settlement RUMOUR: iPhone 7 may include EarPods w/ headphone jack + Lightning to 3.5mm adapter Spotify now has 100M users, but only twice as many paid customers as Apple…

iTunes Stores Hit By End of Week Outage

Your iTunes Store problems on Friday were not yours alone. The iTunes Store, plus Apple’s App Store, the Mac App Store, and iBooks Store suffered unscheduled downtime at the end of the work week. Took a six-hour nap, they did. The piece, written as the outage was ‘outaging’, I guess, said: Customers attempting to connect to iTunes are being met with error messages, while others find themselves unable to complete App Store transactions. Friday’s sleepy time marked the third time Apple’s internet services went down so far this month. Earlier in the month Apple Music was unusable for some people due to authentication problems tied to iCloud Music Library. The…

Watch OS 3 – The Watch OS we’ve been waiting for?

So now we know Apples plans for the watch for the fall thanks to the recent WWDC event. Just in case you missed it here’s the round up from WWDC Apple really feels that people who are using Apple watch love it, particularly for quick glances, information and quick interactions and have taken heed of the frustrations of launching an app and waiting. In their own words “our top focus is performance.” Looking at the demonstrations, yes carefully coreographed, but again when Kevin P said We’ve made optimizations across the entire system including a serious acceleration in app launch time. Your app should actually respond instantly. The information you look…

Eddy Cue On The Future Of Apple tvOS

So let’s talk about tvOS and Apple TV. Last fall we introduce the next generation of Apple TV and for the first time developers had a modern platform like iOS to develop for in the living room. We said the future of TV’s apps and the response to Apple TV has been incredible here is what Chris Albrecht the CEO stars had to say “tvOS has allowed stars to create an experience on Apple TV unlike anything we’ve done before and our subscribers are loving it” here’s what the CEO of BoomBit a very popular iOS game developer had to say “we easily extended our iOS game experience to the…

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Essential Apple PodCast 006 – Marks 1Revalation

We were going to go WWDC prediction bonkers but just before going live Apple announced the subscription plans for the App store. So we talk about that, Mark Gurman, press expectations, our expectations, worth a chirp and some interesting listener comments. After yet another password breach where some lucky soul thought they bagged themselves a Amazon Prime subscription, it was finally time to put 1Password through it’s paces. The end result.. Just get it because it turns out I’m not the only fan of it on the show. More show notes at EssentialApple.com Thanks to the TechFan and MyMac Podcast for the mention. Marking Gurman on a grade. We discuss…