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In Touch with iOS, is a podcast that talks about iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies, tips, apps, and gear. Hosted by Dave Ginsburg and joined by different guests from the Apple Community each week.

Dec 19, 2018

Second HomePod in Stereo - with Guest Chuck Joiner

This week Chuck Joiner host of MacVoices returns for more great discussion, This week which  cellular carriers which one is good for your iPhone. The Amazon Echo now works with Apple Music. Dave now has a 2nd HomePod for Full paired and Chuck is tempted to buy another. show notes are at InTouchwithiOS.com


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News:

Apple Releases iOS 12.2.2 only for iPhone

https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2018/12/17/apple-posts-ios-1212-bug-fix-for-esim-activation-issues

T-Mobile now supports eSIM

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/17/tmobile-esim-iphone-xr-xs-xs-max/

https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/17/18144938/t-mobile-esim-support-iphone-xr-xs-max

T-Mobile / Sprint Merger preliminary Approval

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/business/sprint-tmobile-approval-huawei.html

Amazon Echo now supports Apple Music

https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/14/apple-music-amazon-echo-alexa/

Topics

Amazon Echo enables Apple Music as default music content. Friend of the Show Allison Sheridan wrote a great blog post on how to set it up. Dave and Chuck discuss this new addition to music choices and music in general. 

https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2018/12/how-to-enable-apple-music-on-amazon-echo/

Cellular carriers which ones are good who do we use or like? How well do they work with iPhone. We discuss carriers and our thoughts on which one works or not.

The major carriers

T-Mobile

AT&T

Verizon

Sprint

US Cellular

What are MVNO Carriers?

https://bestmvno.com/mvnos/

Dave bought a 2nd HomePod and its amazing sound who needs a stereo? Only thing that stinks is your mac cannot access the paired speakers. Its very disappointing that you cannot play your Mac on paired speakers only one or the other.

How to pair HomePod Apple support Article:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208807

Apps and Gear Picks

Dave

Wemo Smart Plugs work with HomeKit now with upgrade.

http://a.co/d/bxuRcP5

Chuck

Smart Bulbs and Hue Bulbs