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In Touch with iOS is a podcast for sharing tips, apps, and gear for iPhone and iPad with related technologies to help you use iOS in fun, productive, and meaningful ways.

Aug 11, 2016

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? Full show notes are on our website InTouchwithiOS.com

• 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.

Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter

Lightning to USB Camera Adapter

It’s all John Gruber’s fault that we like meh.com.

• 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

iTunes Remote

iTunes Remote

Dave reviews iOS 10.0 beta

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

Don't Let Your iPhone Spill The Beans” — TheMacMommy

• Apps: 

Calendars 5

Calendars 5

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

Grocery Gadget is something the whole family can use in both practical and not-so-practical ways. It’s free with $1.49 IAP subscription fee to remove ads

Grocery Gadget

iAllowance (Allowances, Chore Charts & Rewards) Cost: free with limitations or $5.99 full version

Allowances, Chore & Reward Charts: iAllowance

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?

iXpand Flash Drive

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

Wired SleepPhones

Wired SleepPhones

Wireless SleepPhones

Wireless SleepPhones

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?

iTunes Gift Card by email

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• Meta: ITWIOS 002 Easy Bake iPhone was recorded August 9, 2016. This episode was sponsored in part by meatloaf. In Touch with iOS is an independently produced podcast, publication and social identity and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Apple Inc. iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. All other Apple Inc. trademarks discussed are property of Apple Inc. A full list of Apple trademarks is available here.