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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.

May 7, 2017

Kids get Siri to say the funniest things and they are better at it, too. On Apple Watch, sharing is caring, except when it isn't sharing...so friends come to the rescue! Questions to ask your carrier before traveling abroad with your iOS device. iWork and iLife are now free for all. Listen to our podcast in a new podcast player, we have recommendations! Full show notes are on our website InTouchwithiOS.com

• Tips:
Celebrate Spring with some iOS Easter Eggs! Here are some ways you can interact with Siri:
• Say, “Hey Siri” then ask your question right away with only a brief pause.
• Say, “Hey Siri” then wait for the audio prompt (two quick tones) and then ask your question out loud.
• Press and hold the home button down while asking your question out loud and then release the home button for the response. You will see a visual indication that your device heard you and is about to respond.

Here are some "Siri" phrases or commands you can speak out loud:
“Flip a coin.” “Roll the dice.” or “Rock, paper, scissors, shoot!”
Spoken in your best Batman voice, “Hey, ‘Puter.”

Siri Says 01 Siri Says 02 Siri Says 03
Dave’s new toy: TASCAM’s US-2x2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface

Tascam Audio Interface
Adventures in Troubleshooting Sharing Issues with Apple Watch!

Apple Watch Sharing Error
Dave helps a friend with a new iPhone and we talk about the merits of the iPhone SE model.

Are you traveling abroad with an iPhone or iPad? We talk about different plans, carriers, and options to consider when you’re taking a trip. Send us YOUR tips or feedback and we’ll share it on the next episode! @In Touch with iOS on Twitter or reach us on our Facebook Page.

• News:
"iWork and iLife apps are now free for old and new Mac and iOS users" via Ars Technica

• Apps:
Castro: Podcast Player by Supertop is Melissa’s “crush” of a podcast player right now and Dave still likes Downcast best because it manages video. Melissa is enjoying Castro’s “triage” method for consuming podcast audio.

Castro Podcast app

Downcast app

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