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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 / 16:00 UTC.

Episode Date
iOS 571: iPhone 13 & iPad mini Accessories for Home & Travel - MagSafe Duo, Sutter Tech Sling, PopGrip, more
1:40:24

Rosemary and Mikah show off some of their favorite accessories for the new iPhone 13 and iPad mini. The two share accessories for home and for travel:
- MagSafe Duo
- mophie Charge Stream Travel Kit
- MoKo Foldable Stand
- Sutter Tech Sling
- Tech Pocket
- ChargeASAP cables
- Anker PowerLine III Flow Cables
- Survivor Cases
- Incipio Cases
- PopGrip for MagSafe
- Nomad Goods Universal Cable USB-A Kevlar
- Satechi USB C Apple Watch Charger

News
- Apple announces special event for October 18: 'Unleashed.'
- Halide update brings the iPhone 13 Pro's macro photography feature to the iPhone 8 and newer
- New AirPods Pro and AirPods Max Firmware Adds Updated Find My Integration
- Apple Releases iOS 15.0.2 With Messages Photo Bug Fix, Security Update and More
- Apple now includes 7 days of complimentary AppleCare+ coverage for products sold in Australia
- Google's apps to embrace iOS on iOS
- iOS 15.1 brings back option to disable Apple TV and Apple Watch Keyboard notifications

Shortcuts Corner
- Daniel wants a Shortcut that will start playing music when he launches one of his book-reading apps — unless music is already playing.
- Walt wants Focus Modes that turn on based on his calendar events.

Feedback & Questions
- Mario needs to take meeting notes with the Notes app, but he needs a better app or suggestions to improve speed within the Notes app.
- Harry wants to know how to improve the tvOS HomeKit experience for cameras.

App Caps
- Rosemary's App Cap: HomeDevices
- Mikah's App Cap: Rogervoice

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Oct 12, 2021
iOS 570: Safari Extensions in iOS 15 - Achoo, Amplosion, 1Password, Noir, 1Blocker, and more
1:39:28

Rosemary and Mikah show off some of the excellent new Safari extensions available to iOS 15 users.

News

  • Series 7 Pre-Orders Open Friday
  • PSA: Apple Watch Series 7 will reportedly be limited in supply during pre-orders
  • iOS 15 tidbits: AirPrint overhaul, live locations in Find My, more
  • Apple commemorates tenth anniversary of Steve Jobs passing with homepage takeover
  • Update: Apple stops signing iOS 14.8 for some devices, blocking downgrades from iOS 15

Shortcuts Corner

Feedback & Questions

App Caps

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Oct 05, 2021
iOS 569: iPhone 13 & iPad mini Review - Newer, better cameras and incredible battery life
1:22:29

Rosemary and Mikah share their thoughts on the new iPhone 13 and iPad mini after recounting the harrowing details of their pre-order processes.

Shortcuts Corner

  • James wants to create a custom Focus Mode to replace "Do Not Disturb While Driving."

Feedback

  • Shawn asks for help logging their HomeKit scenes so they can determine what's causing some weirdness with a "Good Night" scene.

App Caps

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Sep 28, 2021
iOS 568: Our Favorite iOS 15 Features - Focus Modes, FaceTime Links, Safari redesign, iCloud+, and more
1:28:04

Rosemary and Mikah show off some of the new features they love in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

  • Focus Modes
  • FaceTime Links
  • Microphone Modes (Filter background sounds)
  • Safari Redesign (and how to fix it)
  • Shared with You
  • iCloud+

News

  • iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro feature dual eSIM support for the first time
  • Nintendo Switch updated with the ability to pair AirPods and other Bluetooth headphones
  • Apple Prompts Pre-Order Customers to 'Get Ready' for New iPhone 13 With iCloud Syncing and Trade-Ins
  • iPad Mini Wallpapers
  • 1Password for Safari — New iOS 15 Safari Extension

Shortcuts Corner

  • Bustl shares a set of automations for switching between Focus Modes.

Feedback

  • James wants to know how to disable notifications for certain AirTags being left behind in certain locations.
  • Rosemary wants to know why Siri keeps suggesting things in her iOS 15 Widgets.

App Caps

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Sep 21, 2021
iOS 567: Get Ready for a New iPhone - Backing up your Apple devices
1:00:55

Dan Moren joins Mikah as they discuss preparing to backup your Apple devices for when you decide to upgrade.

  • Backing up your iPhone & iPad.
  • Backing up with iCloud, iMac, and iTunes on PC.
  • Backing up your Apple Watch.
  • iMazing - Backup iPhone & iPad
  • Activation Lock for iPhone & iPad.

News

  • Apple's "California Dreaming" event speculation.
  • Apple VR Headset plans progress as company tests 3000 DPI display.

Feedback

  • Peter writes in to show his love for a previous app mentioned on the show, Parcel, and mentions another app by the same developer, Debit & Credit.
  • Mike is looking for help transferring his iPhone 11 data to Windows 10.

App Caps

Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: Dan Moren

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Sep 14, 2021
iOS 566: AirPods: Tips & Tricks - Getting the most out of your AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
1:28:08

Rosemary and Mikah share some tips and tricks for your AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods max.

News

  • Apple officially announces September 14 event for iPhone 13 and more
  • Sky Guide astronomy app for iOS gets its biggest update yet with release of Version X
  • How to check if your iPhone 12 is eligible for the no sound recall
  • Crossy Road' Coming Soon to Apple Arcade for iPhone and iPad
  • Apple Releases Revised Version of Latest AirTags Firmware Update
  • Joby Debuts New GorillaPod-Compatible MagSafe Mounts
  • Nomad Debuts Magnetic Base Station Mini
  • Twelve South Launches StayGo Mini USB-C Hub for Macs and iPads

Shortcuts Corner

  • Cuadratic wants to trigger an automation based on when their Apple TV wakes from sleep.
  • Josh wants to know if there's a Shortcut for toggling VPN connections.

Feedback

  • Nathan needs help having the iPhone automatically switch calls to speakerphone
  • Steve wants to hear notifications read aloud.
  • Steve wants to know how to capture webpages as PDFs while maintaining the webpage's links.

App Caps

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Sep 07, 2021
iOS 565: Go Shopping With These Apps for iOS - AliExpress, Etsy, Shop, IKEA, and more
1:25:18

Rosemary and Mikah show you some of the best apps for shopping online and tracking your packages when they're on the way.

News

  • Apple Acquires Classical Music Service Primephonic, Will Launch Dedicated Classical Music App
  • Apple to Donate to Hurricane Ida Relief and Recovery Efforts
  • Judge says Apple must face Siri privacy lawsuit after 'accidental activations'

Shortcuts Corner

  • Antonio asks for help with a Shortcut that will let them share a song and an album cover on Twitter.

Feedback

  • Bill's wife wants to get a new Apple Watch, but she doesn't want to lose her streaks when she makes the upgrade.

App Caps

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Sep 04, 2021
iOS 564: Matthew Cassinelli's Core Apps - Airtable, Craft, Slugline, Ulysses, Endel, and more
1:41:08

Special guest Matthew Cassinelli shares some of his most used and favorite apps.

News

  • WhatsApp for iPad coming as the company works on multi-device support 2.0
  • Apple TV+ orders new drama series 'The Changeling', based on novel of the same name
  • How to finally enable YouTube's picture-in-picture on iPhone
  • iCloud Private Relay now considered a 'beta' feature, comes disabled by default with iOS 15
  • Setting up a custom domain for iCloud email
  • Apple will halve its cut of In-App Purchases for publishers that also participate in Apple News
  • Apple announces App Store changes: New communication rules, Small Developer Assistance Fund, more

Shortcuts Corner

  • Prof Panda Bear needs help with taking screenshots using a shotcut without the shortcut notification showing up
  • Matthew asks Rosemary abstract questions about shortcuts

Feedback

  • Ray has a question about setting Text Tones for contacts

App Caps

Host: Rosemary Orchard

Guest: Matthew Cassinelli

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Aug 27, 2021
iOS 563: Master Your Email With These iPhone Apps - Mail.app, Gmail, Spark Mail, Airmail, Cleanfox, Unibox
1:45:38

Rosemary shows Mikah how to use several different email apps to sort, filter, clean-up, and take control of email.

News

  • Relay FM for St. Jude
  • Apple Planning to Bring Back Some In-Person 'Today at Apple' Classes Starting on August 30
  • Apple Decides Not to Bring Back In-Person' Today at Apple' Classes on August 30
  • Apple Pay launches in Qatar, Chile could be next
  • Apple says SharePlay won't be included in the initial iOS 15 release this fall
  • Apple Appeals Corellium Copyright Lawsuit Loss After Settling Other Claims
  • The mess that is Apple Podcasts Subscriptions ↦
  • Nanoleaf HomeKit lights get Thread border router support with latest update
  • Apple Launched Invite-Only' Siri Speech Study' App to Improve Siri
  • Apple Shares New 'Today at Apple' Session on How to Shoot Portrait Photos on iPhone

Shortcuts Corner

  • Mike wants to be notified when the temperature forecast rises above or sinks below a certain temperature.
  • Matt the firefighter hopes to add visual notifications in his home when he gets an alert that says it's time to fight a fire.

Feedback

  • John wants to know why his ProRAW photos keep changing the way they're displayed when he edits them.

App Caps

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Aug 21, 2021
iOS 562: Head Back to School With These iOS Apps! - iStudiez, Khan Academy, Notable, Microsoft Math Solver, more
1:36:17

Rosemary and Mikah ring in the back-to-school season with these helpful apps for iOS.

News

  • Twelve South Launches PlugBug Slim USB-C Charger
  • Tracking a Stolen E-Scooter With AirTags
  • Apple releases new developer tool to test iOS 15 feature that prioritizes 5G over Wi-Fi
  • Apple Research Suggests AirPods Could Be Used to Estimate Respiratory Rate
  • Apple Supplier Foxconn to Begin Building Electric Vehicle Factory in the U.S. Next Year
  • Spain adds support for storing 'COVID passports' in the Apple Wallet

Shortcuts Corner

  • Terry shares the Shortcut they created to keep track of their breaks using a series of alarms.

Feedback

  • Joseph can't seem to get podcasts playing unless their phone is connected to a cellular network.

App Caps

Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Aug 13, 2021