Episode 184: Some Weeks Are Crazy

Manton and Daniel chat about Apple’s 1.0.1 Watch software update, the potential benefits of Siri with contextual knowledge of your activity, and Apple’s respectful collection of personal data.

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  • Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 – Apple’s release notes for the 1.0.1 update.
  • Overcast – Marco Arment’s iOS podcast app, featuring watch support.
  • OmniFocus – The Omni Group’s task-management app, also featuring watch support.
  • Too Soon – Marco Arment warns that performance of 3rd party watch apps seemed to get worse gradually after rebooting.
  • Calendar Day View – Fraser Speirs reacts to the UI improvements to Calendar in Watch OS 1.0.1.
  • Amazon Echo – The Siri-like household appliance that Manton bought and has enjoyed.
  • CocoaConf Austin – The conference at which Manton is speaking imminently.

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May 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm.

Episode 183: A Bunch Of Miniature Rants

Manton and Daniel talk about the various conferences happening alongside WWDC, anticipate Manton’s talk at CocoaConf Austin, and discuss Daniel’s revival of FlexTime for the purpose of Watch experimentation.

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  • AltConf – Alternative, free conference in San Francisco during WWDC.
  • Layers Conference – Alternative, design-oriented conference also during WWDC.
  • Open Air – Airbnb sponsored conference, the week before WWDC.
  • Hivelogic Margaritas – Picture by John Gruber of Manton and Daniel at WWDC 2008.
  • CocoaConf Austin – Mac and iOS developer conference at which Manton will be speaking.
  • Release Notes – Indianapolis conference about business of software, coming this fall.
  • FlexTime – Daniel’s rarely updated Mac activity timer, revived for Apple Watch?

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May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Episode 182: It’s Such A Good 1.0

Daniel and Manton react to Microsoft’s Build Conference news pertaining to the Mac and iOS, and compare notes on how the Apple Watch is panning out in day to day use.

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  • Visual Studio Code – Microsoft’s standalone text editor for Mac, Linux and wouldn’t you know it, Windows.
  • GitHub Atom – The open source editor framework that VS Code is based upon.
  • BBEdit – The long-trusted Mac text editor.
  • Casey Liss – Some guy who likes Visual Studio Code.
  • Project Islandwood – Microsoft’s initiative to support adaption of apps for other platforms to run on Windows 10.
  • Water Resistant-Ish – Paul Kafasis summarizes the facts surrounding water resistance of Apple Watches.
  • Microsoft Band – Microsoft’s entry in the fitness band market.

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May 8, 2015 at 11:50 am.

Episode 181: Very Quick Interactions

Manton gets his Apple Watch, while Daniel anticipates his lucky, expedited order for one.

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April 30, 2015 at 8:40 am.

Episode 180: Back To A De Facto Standard

Daniel and Manton chat about the new WWDC ticket distribution process, plans to travel to SF without a ticket, and speculate about when they’ll finally adopt Swift.

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  • WWDC Tickets – Instructions from Apple for how to enter the lottery to purchase a WWDC ticket.
  • WWDC Scholarships – Students and members of certain STEM organizations can apply for a free ticket.
  • Khan Academy – Non-profit striving to provide a free college-level education to all.
  • Core Intuition Slack – Sign-up form for our fancy new Slack team. Join us!

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April 18, 2015 at 12:30 am.

Core Intuition Slack Board

Since the unfortunate demise of Glassboard, Core Intuition listeners haven’t enjoyed a go-to place for discussing the show, proposing topics, or just getting to know one another.

In some respects Slack may be an even better solution for our particular needs than Glassboard was. With high hopes that this is true, we finally got around to setting up a team specifically for Core Intuition fans. It’s open to the public, and you just have to request an automatic invitation to get the ball rolling on your membership.

We look forward to building upon the significant community we have attracted through the podcast and the jobs site. See you on Slack!

April 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm.

Episode 179: It’s Apple Watch Week

Manton and Daniel take last-minute stock of the forthcoming Apple Watch, talk about the release of OS X 10.10.3 with Photos.app, and riff on the continued viability of a 3rd party video app like Manton’s Clipstart.

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  • The Apple Watch – John Gruber’s review, informed by a week’s use of the device.
  • A Day in the Life – The Verge’s video review of the watch.
  • April 10, 12:01AM PDT – Apple’s anticipator watch sales page.
  • OS X 10.10.3 – Information about the changes in the Mac’s latest OS update.
  • Photos – The replacement for iPhoto, debuting in OS X 10.10.3.
  • Clipstart – Manton’s Mac based video management app.
  • Apple Should Close Shop – 1997 article about Michael Dell’s now-infamous recommendation to shut down Apple.
  • Dropbox – Popular file syncing service that trumps iCloud in some respects.

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April 9, 2015 at 10:29 am.

Episode 178: Hacking Things Together At Runtime

Daniel and Manton catch up on Manton’s bundle-loading solution for backward-compatibility, dissect the relative quality of Xcode, and dive into Daniel’s plunge into the abyss of unit testing.

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April 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm.

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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March 21, 2015 at 9:50 am.