148 – iOS 14.5 is Big Time with Changes and a Mask – With Guests Brittany Smith and Jeff Gamet

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by Brittany Smith and Jeff Gamet. Apple has phenomenal Q2 results, iOS 14.5 is out we discuss all the great changes including unlock with mask using the Apple Watch and turning on Apple Watch backup to iCloud. Using. Color balance on an Apple TV great new tool in tvOS 14.5. The, Apple Clips app update with AI support do still we still use that app? Plus so much more. 

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Apple’s Jaw-Dropping Q2 2021 by the Numbers

Apple says 50% of Mac and iPad buyers during Q2 were new to the devices

Apple Began Preparing for AirTag Regulatory Approval Nearly Two Years Ago We also talk about did we order them will they arrive on Friday 4/30?

Apple Says New 12.9-Inch iPad Pro is ‘Functionally Compatible’ With Older Magic Keyboard, But Fit May Be Imperfect When Closed – iPad Pro preorder is tomorrow 4/30.

Apple’s Clips App Adds Immersive AR Spaces Enabled With LiDAR Scanner

Apple releases updated firmware version for AirPods and AirPods Pro

Apple testing new tags feature in the App Store for improved granularity in search [Offiically rolling out]


Beta this week. iOS 14.6 Beta 1 is still out from last week when iOS 14.5 RC was released. Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.6 to Public Beta Testers

iOS 14.5 was released on Monday 4/26 and is now finally out! It only took 87 days and 8 betas to finally release it. We go over our favorite features and well of course we all love being able to unlock our iPhone wearing a mask with the Apple Watch. Jeff Gamet even did a video about this. How to Unlock Your iPhone with AppleWatch While Wearing a Face Mask  

This Wikipedia article shows the list of all the changes in iOS 14.5: iOS version history – Wikipedia

HomePod 14.5 was also released. MacOS 11.3 Big Sur now allows HomePod Pairs play in sync.

The Apple TV in tvOS 14.5 is the color balance feature that lets you tweak the colors of your TV on Apple TV and we discuss this.  Jeff Gamet has a great video he did on using the color balance tool. How to Color Balance your Apple TV 

Apple TV Siri Remote is it worth purchasing to replace the old one? 

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 Guests

Brittany Smith is a Productivity, ADHD, and Technology Coach in Portland, Oregon.  Life’s Mission: making stuff suck less. 

Giant nerd: Master’s of Science degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Star Wars-everything, Apple-enthusiast (obviously), and loves talking about the intersection of our brains and technology. Her website is Devise & Conquer Coaching Tech Tips on YouTube: Devise & Conquer Follow her on Twitter: @addliberator

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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