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Join Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent for iOS Today, TWiT.tv's podcast for all things iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and more! From app reviews to helpful tips and tricks, from the latest news to the coolest accessories, Rosemary and Mikah will help you make the most of all your iOS devices. Send in your questions and feedback to iOSToday@twit.tv. Records live every Tuesday at Noon Eastern / 9:00am Pacific / 17:00 UTC.

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iOS 630: App Store Award Winners - BeReal, GoodNotes, Moncage, El Hijo, Wylde Flowers, and more!
1:31:35

Apple has revealed the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards! Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent take you through the list of some of the best apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

  • BeReal. Your friends for real.
  • GoodNotes 5
  • MacFamilyTree 10
  • ViX: Cine y TV en Español
  • Gentler Streak Workout Tracker
  • Apex Legends Mobile
  • Moncage
  • Inscryption
  • Wylde Flowers
  • El Hijo
  • Dot's Home
  • How We Feel
  • Inua - A Story in Ice and Time
  • Locket Widget
  • Water tracker Waterllama

Shortcuts Corner

  • Steve Martin (yes, that one) needs some help with his email shortcut.
  • Mikah Sargent (yes, the co-host of the show) needs some help with his Shortcut for downloading images from a web page.

Feedback & Questions

  • Bill solves the problem of the M1 iPad that won't stream video properly.

App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Belkin Secure Holder with Carabiner for AirTag
  • Mikah's App Cap: Belkin Wemo Stage Scene Controller

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Nov 29, 2022
iOS 629: Tips & Tricks for Apple TV - Siri, Home Theater Audio, HomeKit, Up Next, TV Button
1:44:07

There's a lot you can do with your Apple TV that's not immediately obvious when you first set it up. Christopher Lawley and Mikah Sargent share some tips, tricks, settings, and features for your Apple TV that'll make you a power user in no time!

  • Use Siri on your Apple TV
  • Set up home theater audio with HomePod mini or HomePod
  • Set up your HomePod, HomePod mini, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub
  • Use Bluetooth accessories with your Apple TV
  • Use AirPlay to stream video or mirror the screen of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support
  • Use Up Next to keep track of what you have to watch.
  • Use "Reduce Loud Sounds" to normalize audio.

News

  • iCloud for Windows Users Complain of Corrupted Videos, Photos From Strangers
  • iPhone 14 Plus demand continues to lag, panel shipments 'close to zero'

Feedback & Questions

  • Bill is having trouble viewing video on the M1 iPad Pro.
  • Ben wants to know how to clean the back of the Apple Watch.
  • Michael is curious why some "Up Next" content doesn't display on the Apple TV app for macOS.

App Caps

  • Christopher's App Cap: MakePass
  • Mikah's App Cap: Hive Social

Host: Mikah Sargent

Co-Host: Christopher Lawley

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Nov 22, 2022
iOS 628: Plan & Prepare Your Holiday Get-Togethers - Find My, Paprika, Parcel, Polls, Elfster, and more!
1:33:04

The holidays are nearly upon us and that means it's time to prepare and plan out your get-togethers. Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some of the best apps to use to help your holidays run smoothly and charmingly.

  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • Apple Maps
  • Find My
  • Glympse -Share your location
  • Elfster: The Secret Santa App
  • Polls for iMessage
  • Numbers
  • Paprika Recipe Manager 3
  • Parcel - Delivery Tracking


News

  • Emergency SOS via satellite available today on iPhone 14 lineup
  • Apple to restrict 'Everyone' option in AirDrop to 10 minutes in China with iOS 16.1.1
  • AirPods 2 drop below $90 again before Black Friday
  • Apple is pushing a rare discount on Macs for small businesses
  • Black Friday might be your last best chance to buy a Mac before prices skyrocket


Shortcuts Corner

  • Rosemary shows off some holiday HomeKit automations
  • Chris shares a Shortcut they created to manage podcast downloads.


Feedback & Questions

  • Tanya shares an app to help manage podcast downloads and streaming: Pocket Casts.
  • Travis shares another app to help manage podcast downloads: iCatcher.
  • Chris shares a recently discovered feature on Apple TV: Activating the App Switcher.


App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Redirect Web for Safari
  • Mikah's App Cap: Mem

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Nov 15, 2022
iOS 627: Using Stage Manager on iPad - Learn how to use the new multitasking, multi-window mode in iPadOS 16.1
1:29:31

With the launch of iPadOS 16.1, Apple introduced a new multi-window multitasking mode called Stage Manager. Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent show you the ins and outs of Stage Manager and discuss the pros and cons of the new iPadOS and macOS feature.

  • Use Stage Manager to organize apps and windows on Mac
  • Organize your Mac desktop with Stage Manager
  • Move, resize, and organize windows with Stage Manager on iPad
  • Turn Stage Manager on or off on your iPad


News

  • Update on supply of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • Veterans find relief from nightmares with NightWare and Apple Watch
  • Apple wants to change the 'Hey Siri' trigger command to just 'Siri'


Shortcuts Corner

  • Melissa wants to schedule overnight podcast downloads.
  • David needs help fine-tuning a location-based automation and Shortcut.


Feedback & Questions

  • Burke is looking for app-based control of Hue lights using the Apple TV.


App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Micro.blog
  • Mikah's App Cap: Mastodon for iPhone and iPad

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Nov 08, 2022
iOS 626: Idle Apps and Games - Nonogram, Builderment, Pigment, Pixel Pals, and more!
1:34:29

Need something to keep you entertained while you're waiting in a long line? These idle apps and games for iPhone and iPad are perfect for short bursts of interaction and boredom busting.

  • Nonogram.com - Number Puzzle
  • Nonogram.com Color: Logic Game
  • Builderment
  • Affirmations - Care Reminders
  • Moon Pioneer
  • Apollo for Reddit
  • Pigment
  • Pixel Pals - Widget & Activity


News

  • The iOS App Store is suddenly riddled with ads
  • iOS 16.2 wants iPhone users to report accidental activations of Emergency SOS
  • tvOS 16.2 adds feature where Siri will recognize your voice
  • USB-C iPhone confirmed by Apple, could it be iPhone 15?
  • Apple warns that iOS 15, macOS 12 devices could still have 'known security issues'
  • iOS 16.2 Expected to Launch in Mid-December With Several New Features
  • PSA: Apple Sending Emails About Apple One, Apple Music, and Apple TV+ Pricing Increases


Shortcuts Corner

  • Adrian needs help adding multiple tags to Reminders.


Feedback & Questions

  • Aaron is curious why Apple TV never seems to mark watched content as watched.
  • Alan provides some feedback regarding Bluetooth connectivity dropouts, asks why Bluetooth cuts out for some audio content, and needs help adjusting sound notifications for Apple Watch and iPhone.


App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Google Chrome & Google Translate
  • Mikah's App Cap: stitch.

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

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Nov 01, 2022
iOS 625: iPadOS 16(.1) - iCloud Shared Photo Library, Stage Manager, Weather App, Matter Support
1:28:49

iPadOS 16 is finally here! It comes to us in the form of iPadOS 16.1. Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent run through some of the new features you can expect and discuss whether you should upgrade to a new iPad.

  • Lift a subject from the photo background on iPad
  • Set up or join an iCloud Shared Photo Library in Photos on iPad
  • Use iCloud Shared Photo Library on iPad
  • Use Visual Look Up to identify objects in your photos on iPad
  • Move, resize, and organize windows with Stage Manager on iPad
  • Check the weather on iPad
  • Share Tab Groups and collaborate in Safari on iPad


News

  • Check out the first iPhone apps that support Live Activities and Dynamic Island with iOS 16.1
  • Apple updates iWork apps with new collaboration features, iPadOS 16 enhancements, more
  • Apple Releases New HomePod 16.1 Software With Matter Support


Shortcuts Corner

  • Rosemary shows off a new action in iOS and iPadOS 16.1 called "Get Focus Mode"
  • Jason encourages Rosemary to share her Shortcut for the Apple Watch Ultra's Action Button.
  • Rachel needs a Shortcut to send a message and/or an email to a group of people.


Feedback & Questions

  • George wonders why folders in the Notes app are no longer organized alphabetically.
  • Stewart is having trouble getting time-based automations to work in a HomeKit home.


App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Tally
  • Mikah's App Cap: Until

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Oct 25, 2022
iOS 624: Apple's New iPads & Apple TV - iPad, M2 iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K
1:22:35

A breaking news episode of iOS Today! Apple has announced a new iPad, a new iPad Pro, and a new Apple TV 4K. Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share details of the new devices.

  • Apple unveils completely redesigned iPad in four vibrant colors
  • Apple introduces next-generation iPad Pro, supercharged by the M2 chip
  • Apple introduces the powerful next-generation Apple TV 4K

News

  • iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets come to Google Maps and Search
  • Apple Music with spatial audio coming to cars for the first time
  • iOS and iPadOS 16.1 Betas Add Per-App Clipboard Access Permissions to the Settings App
  • Apple to Launch Foldable iPad in 2024, Claims Analyst

Shortcuts Corner

  • Clement wants a way to quickly set up location-based reminders
  • Wes is curious why Shortcuts doesn't provide an annual option for repeating Shortcuts.
  • Jim needs a way to choose which embedded Shortcuts run within a Shortcut.

App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Citator
  • Mikah's App Cap: Hydra 2

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Oct 18, 2022
iOS 623: Supercharge Shortcuts with these Apps - Data Jar, Pushcut, Jayson, Yoink, & more!
1:24:29

Matthew Cassinelli joins Rosemary Orchard this week to supercharge iPhone/iPad shortcuts with some very useful apps that enhance functionality. Matthew also explains App Shortcuts and how they're organized in iOS 16.

  • Data jar
  • Toolbox Pro
  • Logger for shortcuts
  • Pushcut
  • Jayson
  • Yoink drag & drop
  • Crouton Cooking Companion

News

  • Confusion around German airline Lufthansa and a ban on Apple AirTags 
  • Crash Detection on the iPhone 14 is creating false alarms during roller coaster rides
  • Shazam can now allow Siri-identified songs to be added to Control Center's Music Recognition History

Shortcuts

  • Digital DIY Geek wants to know how Rosemary and Matthew approach the building of a shortcut
  • Simon wants to know how to write MP3 tags with shortcut actions
  • Kevin wants to automatically save PDF email attachments that he receives to his iCloud

App Caps

  • LC-dolida Bluetooth Sport Headband
  • HidrateSpark Smart Bottle

Hosts: Rosemary Orchard and Matthew Cassinelli

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Oct 11, 2022
iOS 622: MagSafe Accessories for iPhone 14 - Anker PopSocket Battery, Joby GripTight Mount, Razer Cooler Chroma
1:16:47

"Thwock!" — That's the sound of all the MagSafe gadgets and accessories Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent are showing on this week's episode of iOS Today.

  • Anker PopSocket Battery
  • Joby GripTight™ Wall Mount for MagSafe
  • Joby GripTight™ Mount for MagSafe
  • Belkin Magnetic Wireless Charger
  • Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE™ PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe
  • mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger With MagSafe
  • Spigen Mag Fit
  • Razer Cooler Chroma
  • Moft Smart Desk Mat
  • Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE PRO 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand with MagSafe
  • MagSafe PopSocket
  • MagSafe PopWallet
  • Moft Wallet Stand

News

  • USB-C iPhone will be a legal requirement in Europe by 2024, as law finally passes
  • 10 New iOS 16 Features Coming Later This Year
  • Adaptive Transparency Feature Works for AirPods Max Users in iOS 16.1 Beta
  • PSA: iOS 16 has a limit to how many custom lock screens users can create

Shortcuts Corner

  • Tom has some thoughts on using the modulo operation for date math during a leap year.
  • Cody is looking for a way to switch between audio and video versions of iOS Today whilst out on a run.

Feedback & Questions

  • David's Bluetooth connection disconnects along two sections of highway between Tucson and Phoenix. David wants to know what could be causing the issue.

App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Now Playing Plus
  • Mikah's App Cap: 49mm Green Alpine Loop

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Oct 04, 2022
iOS 621: HealthKit Apps for iOS - Withings Health Mate, Kardia, Oral-B, and more!
1:20:46

Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard are wearing their new Apple Watches (Series 8 & Ultra!) and are ready to take you through very helpful HealthKit apps for better sleep, temperature, teeth and more!

  • Withings Health Mate
  • Withings Sleep Analyzer
  • Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer
  • Beautyrest Sleeptracker Monitor
  • KardiaMobile 6L by Alivecor
  • Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries
  • Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Measurements
  • Apple Watch ECG

News

  • iOS 16.0.2 released to fix iPhone 14 Pro camera shake issue
  • Mark Gurman thinks October Apple products could be announced via press releases instead of an actual event

Shortcuts Corner

  • Chris wants to feed his fish at lunchtime every "other" day, which prompts Rosemary to do some mathematical functions!

Feedback & Questions

  • Doug's iPhone 14 Pro Max is rebooting when charging, and he's not alone! Also featuring Linux & Chewie!
  • Michael wants to use the Family Sharing feature but NOT share payment cards. How can he disable that?

App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Sticker Drop
  • Mikah's pick: AirPods Pro 2nd Gen

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Sep 27, 2022
iOS 620: Touring iOS 16 & the New iPhone 14 - iPhone 14 Camera Buzz, Lock Screen Customization, New Shortcuts
1:13:26

With the new iPhone 14 Pro in hand and iOS 16.0.1 freshly installed, Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent walk you through some of the new features of iOS 16 and the iPhone 14.

  • Charging with the MagSafe Duo Charger
  • iPhone 14 Pro Camera Bug - a Fix Is on the Way
  • Making the switch to a new iPhone
  • iPhone 14 eSIM
  • Lock Screen customizations in iOS 16
  • Focus Modes link to Lock Screens
  • Editing and unsending messages


News

  • iPhone 14 Made More Repairable
  • The rate of iOS 16 adoption continues to surprise a week after release
  • New iPad Pro models may have just been leaked by Logitech


Shortcuts Corner

  • iOS 16 Parked Car Details | Shortcut from Rosemary Orchard
  • iOS 16: New Actions
  • LockFlow: Add Shortcuts to your Lock Screen


App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Magnifier
  • Mikah's App Cap: Incase Lanyard

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Sep 20, 2022