James Montemagno
James Montemagno

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James Montemagno

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Hello iPhone & Apple Silicon DTK

It was a big exciting week for Apple at WWDC20 with some lovely announcements for iOS and some spectacular ones around macOS. I could not be more excited about Apple Silicon on macOS as an app developer as it will allow all of my existing iOS apps to just "work" on macOS. I really wasn't sure about running iOS apps on macOS, but with macOS 11 it is really bridging the gap and looks great. Apple also announced the Developer Transition Kit (DTK) and I was really lucky to be picked to be able to or…

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Is the MacBook Pro 16-inch the Ultimate Developer Laptop?

It seems as though Apple has finally fixed the keyboard on the latest MacBook 16-inch and as a bonus, brought back the escape key! This seems to be what everyone is talking about, but what is really important is the return to PRO for the MacBook Pro. What I mean by this is that finally we can fully spec out a MacBook Pro with as much RAM and SSD space that we could ever want and at a decent price. If you head over to the configuration page you will be able to spec out your MacBook Pro with up to…

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The $300 iPad: Nearly The Perfect Learning Tool

Apple on Tuesday had a pretty awesome event called "Apple + Education" where they revealed a brand new $300 iPad for students. In addition to this they announced some really great software for students/teachers and a new API called ClassKit for developers to help gamify the classroom and teaching. Frank and I were so excited that we recorded a Special Edition of Merge Conflict to discuss all the goodies, which you should listen to. Since then I have gathered my thoughts even more on t…

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