ITWIOS 002 Easy Bake iPhone

Dave and Melissa discuss some new hardware, software updates, security, and workflows. Listen to find out more about interesting use cases for the apps and services they recommend. Do you like meatloaf?

• Hardware: 

Apple’s $39.00 Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter is a very versatile tool compared to the $29.00 non-power-out Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.


It’s all John Gruber’s fault that we like

• Updates: 

Melissa discusses developing workflows, challenges and tips for using Apple TVs with projectors in an education environment connected to an enterprise network.

Apple TV Remote

Apple TV Remote app

iTunes Remote

itunes remote app

Dave reviews iOS 10.0 beta

iOS 10 Beta 5 Tidbits: New Lock Screen Sound, Widget Tweaks, and More” via MacRumors

• Security: 

Melissa and Dave discuss Social Engineering and what to look for along with some good advice for avoiding scams.

This Is What Apple Should Tell You When You Lose Your iPhone” via Hackernoon

Don’t Let Your iPhone Spill The Beans” via TheMacMommy

• Apps: 

Calendars 5

calendars 5 app

Melissa uses Siri a lot. It even plays “Bad Cop” in parenting scenarios.

siri app

Melissa discusses user experience differences in Apple Maps vs Google Maps while driving.

google maps app

Grocery Gadget is something the whole family can use in both practical and not-so-practical ways.

grocery gadget app

Cost: free with $1.49 IAP subscription fee to remove ads

iAllowance (Allowances, Chore Charts & Rewards)

iallowance app

Cost: free with limitations or $5.99 full version

Advanced Chore Charting: iAllowance App Review” via TheMacMommy

• Workflows: 

Melissa wants to find a better way to get video files off her iPhone and onto a teacher’s PC when she volunteers at school for recording projects. Is the iXpand Flash Drive the right tool for the job?

Cost: varies

Better sleep with SleepPhones wired or wireless — our critiques and wishes

Cost: varies

Dave talks about his Apple Store experience in getting his wife’s replacement iPhone case which comes with a one-year warranty.

• Tips: 

We discuss how to get the best value from Apple’s iCloud service in our homes for our family members. Dave recommends purchasing iTunes Gift Cards when they go on sale. Melissa’s uses the iAllowance app to manage iTunes Gift Card balances among family members.

Did you know you can send iTunes Gift Cards by Email?

• Meta: 

ITWIOS 002 Easy Bake iPhone was recorded August 9, 2016. This episode was sponsored in part by meatloaf.

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