138 – Apple Maps and AirPod Podswap is Easy With Guest Mike LaPlante

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave, Warren was off he had internet issues but Dave is joined by guest Mike LaPlante. We talk about Apple Maps and Mike’s challenge with finding locations. Dave gets replacement AirPods with this new service PodSwap and reviews. Getting text from screenshots and more

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Apple Maps have evolved over the years  Mike had a challenge of showing the location of a site  we discuss what his experiences were and where Maps are today.  Apple’s indoor mapping format adopted as community standard

Dave took a test drive with the AirPods swapping service PodSwap this is a service that will send you refurbished AirPods with brand new batteries and you send them back your old ones that have short battery life. This is only the AirPods and not the case.  Right now they only swap the 1st gen AirPods and will be swapping the 2nd gen models soon. In the future they are looking at swapping the AirPods Pro. the cost is $59.99 for a pair which is much cheaper than buying from Apple. These are replaced with actual AirPods with new batteries installed. 


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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

Mike LaPlante has been creating content for the internet for 17 years, most of it Apple and tech-related. He now produces a show for YouTube that deals with all things enological. The show is called The Average Wine Enthusiast on YouTube. You can also find him on Instagram at The Average Wine Enthusiast

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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