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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. You can join Club TWiT for $7 a month and get ad-free audio and video feeds for all our shows plus everything else the club offers...or get just this podcast ad-free for $2.99 a month. New episodes every Thursday.

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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. You can join Club TWiT for $7 a month and get ad-free audio and video feeds for all our shows plus everything else the club offers...or get just this podcast ad-free for $2.99 a month. New episodes every Thursday.

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Episodes
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iOS 711: Tips & Tricks You Might Have Missed - Personalized vibrations, Live Captions, Reply button

7/18/2024
In this episode of iOS Today, hosts Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard unveil a treasure trove of hidden features and advanced tips for iOS and iPadOS devices. From transforming your on-screen keyboard into a precision text-editing tool to customizing contact notifications, the hosts cover many practical tips to enhance your Apple device experience. They also explore photo editing tricks, Wi-Fi password sharing, live captions in FaceTime, and creating shortcuts for health management. Feedback: Shortcuts Corner: Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:48:33

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iOS 710: Apple Design Award 2024 Winners (Part 2) - Winners for Social Impact, Visuals, and Spatial Computing

7/11/2024
In this episode of iOS Today, hosts Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard dive into the second half of the 2024 Apple Design Award winners, covering the categories of Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and the new Spatial Computing category. They discuss standout apps and games that push the boundaries of design and functionality across Apple's platforms, including innovative uses of Apple Vision Pro technology. Social Impact category winners: Gentler Streak: A fitness app that takes a more compassionate approach to fitness tracking The Wreck: A narrative game exploring themes of grief and sisterhood Visuals and Graphics category winners: Rooms: An 8-bit style room design app with social features Lies of P: A Pinocchio-inspired action game with stunning visuals Spatial Computing category winners: djay: A DJ app that creates an immersive turntable experience in Apple Vision Pro Blackbox: A puzzle game that cleverly uses device sensors and features Shortcuts Corner: Discussion of how to add custom app icons to shortcuts in iOS 17 and 18 Rosemary and Mikah also addressed a listener question about the potential of AI-enhanced Siri to provide personalized recommendations based on user data, discussing the possibilities and limitations of such features. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:45:03

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iOS 709: Apple Design Award 2024 Winners (Part 1) - Showcasing Innovative, Inclusive, and Engaging Apps

6/27/2024
Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard check out the first set of winners and finalists of the Apple Design Awards 2024. They discuss apps and games that stood out in the categories of Delight and Fun, Inclusivity, Innovation, and Interaction, highlighting how these apps and games make the most of Apple's technologies and deliver exceptional experiences. Later in the Shortcuts Corner segment, Rosemary tackles a listener question about creating a medication reminder shortcut. Main Topic: Apple Design Award Winners - Part 1 Shortcuts Corner: Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:53:54

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iOS 708: iOS 18 Additional Features - Apple Intelligence, Genmoji, Siri with ChatGPT

6/20/2024
In this episode of iOS Today, Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard explore the additional features coming in iOS and iPadOS 18 that weren't covered in their initial WWDC recap. They discuss the exciting potential of Apple's new AI capabilities with Apple Intelligence, fascinating updates to the Notes app with enhanced handwriting recognition, and much more. The show concludes with an insightful Shortcuts Corner segment exploring automation improvements tied to AirPods and the Home app. Main Topic: iOS 18 Additional Features - Apple Intelligence: Apple's take on generative AI with a focus on privacy and on-device processing. Woven into many new iOS 18 features. - Writing tools: Enhancements to make text more friendly/professional, summarize, proofread, and more. Smart reply improvements in Mail. - Image generation: An "image playground" to create custom images based on context. Unique "Genmoji" to make your own emoji. - Photos: Improved search, memory movies, and the ability to clean up unwanted elements in pictures. - Siri: ChatGPT integration and potential for other large language models in the future. - Notes app: Auto-refine and straighten handwriting, copy handwriting as text, audio recording, and more updates coming post-release. - Calculator app and Math Notes: A new place for handwritten equations, graphing, and dynamic calculation. - Maps: Integrated hiking trail maps and topographic maps, potentially replacing third-party apps. - Passwords app: A dedicated place to manage passwords across devices, similar to third-party password managers. - SharePlay: Shared playback controls on HomePods and screen sharing with device control in FaceTime. - Wallet app and Apple Pay: "Tap to Cash" for easy money transfer, rewards/points balances, and installment financing options. - Journal app: Search functionality, widgets for writing prompts and streaks, and integration with Health app. - Apple TV app: "Insight" feature to identify on-screen people and music, plus enhanced dialogue options on more devices. - Home app: Granular controls for guest access, HomeKey improvements for hands-free unlocking. Shortcuts Corner - AirPods: Head nodding/shaking detection for automation prompts and enhanced voice isolation for better audio in windy conditions. - Home app: Robot vacuum integration to run cleaning automations when everyone leaves home. - Energy monitoring: Ability to add utility providers to track energy usage and work towards more eco-friendly automations. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:44:48

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iOS 707: iOS 18 Core Features - The Game-Changing Features You Need to Know

6/13/2024
Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard dive deep into the core features of the highly anticipated iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, fresh off the heels of Apple's WWDC keynote. The duo explores the major changes and improvements users can expect, from the redesigned Messages and Photos apps to the enhanced customization options for the home screen and Control Center. Rosemary also shares her insights on the upcoming changes to the Shortcuts app in the Shortcuts Corner segment. iOS 18 and iPadOS 18: Shortcuts Corner: Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:49:43

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iOS 706: Tools for your iPhone & iPad - Simple Scan, Discovery, Text Workflow, Elsewhen, Tally

6/6/2024
Your iPhone and iPad can be powerhouse devices — especially when you have the right tools for the job. In this episode of iOS Today, Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some great tools and utilities to help you take your iPhone and iPad to the next level of productivity. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:52:45

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iOS 705: Upgrade Your iOS Widgets - Sleep++, Fantastical, Cloud Battery, Peak, CARROT Weather

5/30/2024
If you've been rocking the standard, default, first-party widgets from Apple, your widget game needs an upgrade! Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some of the best widgets to stay updated, informed, and in control on your iPhone and iPad. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:52:56

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iOS 704: Apple's New M4 iPad Pro - Shiny new iPad Pro, Apple Pencil Pro, & Magic Keyboard

5/24/2024
In this episode of iOS Today, Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard discuss their experiences with Apple's newly released M4 iPad Pros and accessories. They cover the new features and improvements, including the OLED display, updated design, Magic Keyboard with function keys, and the new Apple Pencil Pro. Rosemary also addresses a listener's question about creating a shortcut to quickly access downtime settings on a Mac. M4 iPad Pros: • The new iPad Pros have an OLED display, offering improved contrast and color reproduction • Storage options include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB, with higher-tier models having more RAM and an extra performance core. • The Magic Keyboard has been updated with a function row, haptic trackpad, and all-new hardware design. • The Apple Pencil Pro introduces haptic feedback, a programmable squeeze gesture, and a "barrel roll" feature for adjusting brush/tool shape based on pencil orientation • Apps like Freeform and GoodNotes are being updated to support the new Apple Pencil Pro capabilities • Availability varies by model, and waiting for refurbished units or discounts may be beneficial Shortcuts Corner: • A listener asks for a way to quickly access downtime settings on their children's Macs • Rosemary creates a shortcut using the Mac's System Preferences URL scheme to open the downtime settings directly • She recommends adding the shortcut to the Mac's menu bar for easy access • While it's not possible to toggle downtime automatically with a shortcut due to security concerns, this method still streamlines the process of adjusting the settings Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:52:30

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iOS 703: Safari Extensions Worth Downloading - 1Blocker, Browser Note, Keyword Search

5/16/2024
In this episode of iOS Today, Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard dive into the world of Safari extensions, discussing a variety of handy tools that can enhance your browsing experience on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. From content blockers to custom search engines, the duo explores the benefits and potential drawbacks of these powerful add-ons. Additionally, Rosemary tackles a Shortcuts Corner question about switching Apple Watch faces using Siri. Safari Extensions: Shortcuts Corner: Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:47:37

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iOS 702: Apple's May 2024 iPad Event - iPad Air with M2, iPad Pro with M4, Apple Pencil Pro

5/9/2024
In this episode of iOS Today, Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard discuss the announcements from Apple's May 2024 iPad event. They cover the new iPad Air and iPad Pro models, the Apple Pencil Pro, and updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad. Shortcuts Corner: Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:56:02

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iOS 701: Silly Games for iPhone & iPad - Mini Metro, Dumb Ways to Die 4, Snake.io+

5/2/2024
We use our iPhones & iPads for serious business, but sometimes it's nice to take a break. Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some fun and silly games for the times when you just need to zone out. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:49:28

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iOS 700: Apple News: What You Need To Know - Learn to use the News app on iPhone

4/25/2024
Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent guide viewers through the ins and outs of the Apple News app on iOS devices. They explore the differences between the free version and the subscription-based Apple News Plus, offering insights on how to tailor the news feed to suit one's preferences. Plus, useful tips on managing content, understanding editorial curation, and utilizing the 'More' button to enhance the reading experience. And if you're an Apple Music fan curious about connecting with Spotify users, stick around as Rosemary crafts a shortcut to convert and share song links seamlessly between platforms. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:35:43

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iOS 699: Great Adventures With iOS - AllTrails, First Aid, OS Maps, Guru Maps, National Trust

4/18/2024
In this exciting episode of iOS Today, Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard embark on a thrilling adventure, exploring a range of iOS apps and features designed to enhance your outdoor experiences. From hiking trails and pollen forecasts to offline maps and home security, they cover it all. Join them as they share their top picks and dive into the world of iOS shortcuts to help you make the most of your devices. Shortcuts Corner: Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:48:20

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iOS 698: Using Your iPhone Apps Offline - Apple Music, Spotify, Kindle, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple Arcade

4/11/2024
What do you do when you don't have WiFi or cellular service? Mikah Sargent and guest host Dan Moren share some tips, tricks, and apps that will work when you're using your iPhone offline. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Dan Moren Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:48:12

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iOS 697: Cleaning Up Your iPhone & iPad Devices - Manage iCloud Storage, Remove Wallet Passes, Close Safari Tabs

4/4/2024
Spring has fully sprung and that means it's time for Spring Cleaning! Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some of their favorite tips, tricks, and apps to help you clean up your Apple devices and make room for new photos, music, files, and more! Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:36:39

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iOS 696: iOS Accessibility Features for Everyone - AssistiveTouch, Assistive Access, Guided Access, Type to Siri

3/28/2024
Apple's operating systems are filled to the brim with accessibility affordances, features, and technology. Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some of the accessibility features you can use on your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:51:47

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iOS 695: Plan Your Next Trip With These iPhone Apps - TripIt, Tripsy, Flighty, Wanderlog, Packr

3/21/2024
If you're looking to take a trip, these apps for iPhone and iPad can help you plan and complete your trip with ease. Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some of their favorite apps for travel management, flight tracking, packing, and more. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:44:06

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iOS 694: Keep Track of Your Lists With iOS - Play, Sequel, Grocery, Packr, Notes, Reminders

3/14/2024
Want a better way to organize and track the videos you watch? Want to keep up with all the latest streaming shows? Need a way to organize and mark off your grocery list? Worried you'll forget to pack something when you travel? Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent share some of the best apps for keeping track of everything you do with list apps. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:54:56

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iOS 693: James's Games on Vision Pro - Interviewing James on developing apps for Vision Pro!

3/7/2024
Rosemary is joined once again by developer James Thomson to discuss developing apps for Apple's new Vision Pro mixed reality headset. James provides insights from his experiences creating 3D interfaces and porting his apps like PCalc to Vision Pro. They explore the device's potential, current app ecosystem, and challenges around personalizing the headset for multiple users. Feedback Shortcuts Corner Host: Rosemary Orchard Guest: James Thomson Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:01:01:51

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iOS 692: Easter Eggs in PCalc & Dice - Interview With James Thomson

2/29/2024
In this episode of iOS Today, Rosemary Orchard and special guest James Thomson dive deep into the world of indie app development, exploring Thomson's popular apps, PCalc and Dice by PCalc, and uncovering some hidden Easter eggs. Host: Rosemary Orchard Guest: James Thomson Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord. You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

Duration:00:51:50