134 – There are Widgets to use and Homemade Magsafe Case – With Guest Jeff Gamet

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave and Warren they are joined by Jeff Gamet. We talk about using widgets on your iPhone. Warren creates a homemade magsafe case..sort of. Carrot weather has a major update. Apple has big Q1 2021 results.

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Apple Reports Record-Setting 1Q 2021 Results: $28.8B Profit on $111.4B Revenue [Conference Call Transcript]

Apple’s Services Revenue Hits All-Time High of $15.8B Billion in Q1 2021

Apple Extends Free Apple TV+ Trials Until July

Apple Continues to Dominate Tablet Market With an Estimated 19.2 Million Shipments in Q4 2020

Apple Takes Top Spot in Global Smartphones Market With Record 82 Million iPhone Shipments in Q4 2020

Apple Now Has Over 1 Billion Active iPhones Worldwide, 1.65 Billion Total Devices

Apple’s New ‘Time to Walk’ Feature Launches Today for Fitness+ Subscribers

Google to Stop Collecting Advertising Identifiers in iOS Apps in Response to iOS 14’s Upcoming Tracking Prompt

Apple invites developers to attend special online event on improving apps widgets


Beta this week. iOS 14.4 was released to everyone no beta at the moment except MacOS BigSur. Very important iOS 14.4 is installed on every iPhone due to a very serious security flaw. iOS 14.4 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.4

Apple Releases iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 With New Camera Warnings and Bug Fixes

Apple Releases tvOS 14.4 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV Models

Apple Releases watchOS 7.3 With Unity Watch Face, Expanded ECG Availability and More

Warren did an experiment with MagSafe and made his own MagSafe case. He reviews how he created this and links here to what materials and cases he used. CHOETECH Magnetic Metal Plate, Compatible with Apple Magsafe Charger and Wireless Charger for Magnetic Phone Car Mount Holder Cradle with Adhesive (Compatible with Magnetic Mounts) 2 Pack Satechi Magnetic Sticker – Compatible with iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11 & iPhone 12 Cases Without MagSafe

Steelie – The World’s Greatest Mobile Device Holder

Jeff talks about Widgets in iOS 

David Smith’s black home screen icons:

Custom Widget Apps:

Widgetsmith ‎Widgetsmith on the App Store

Hidgets ‎Hidgets on the App Store

Color Widgets ‎Color Widgets on the App Store

Pedometer++ ‎Pedometer++ on the App Store


CARROT Weather 5.0 Launches With Fresh Design, More Snarky Dialogue and Customization Options

‎CARROT Weather on the App Store

What the Forecast iOS

Our Host

Your Host Dave Ginsburg  is an IT Professional With over 22 years experience working with Mac and Windows as well as iOS devices. He is also President of The Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group

About our Guest

Jeff Gamet is a podcaster, technology blogger, artist, and author. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s managing editor, and Smile’s TextExpander Evangelist. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet

About our Co-Host

Co-Host Warren Sklar @Wsklar is an IT Consultant and moderator of the Mac To The Future FaceBook Group with over 3000 members talking about all things Apple. Request to join this group to be among people who love Apple

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