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228 – iPhone is Mint and Spruce Charging – With Guest Andrew Orr and Jeff Gamet

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Andrew Orr and Jeff Gamet. Update with Jeff he switched to Mint Mobile. There is no security for older iOS and iPadOS. HomeKit redesign and we discuss how it works from the old version.  Dave reviews 2 products Fledging Spruce Charger and Techmatte Apple Pencil charger in the case. .Continuity camera and our experience using it with MacOS Ventura and the iPhone as a webcam.   

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News

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Amazon Music joins Apple in boasting a catalog of 100 million songs

YouTube to stream Paramount+, Showtime, but no Apple TV+ or Netflix

Some Apple customers report Face ID issues with iOS 16

Topics

Beta this week. iOS and iPasOS16.2 Beta 1 continues.

iOS 16.2 Expected to Launch in Mid-December With Several New Features

iOS 16.2 set for mid-December release, iOS 16.3 in February/March

iMessage is a powerful tool that we use all the time and not just text messages. Could it be a good business communication tool?  

Apple @ Work: iMessage could be a strong business communication tool if Apple expanded it to other platforms

Following up from our discussion in Episode 223, Jeff discussed the possibility of switching to Mint Mobile from AT&T and he has made a decision.

Dave has switched home internet providers. AT&T Fiber came to the neighborhood and will briefly review the experience and the fast speeds. 

Security issues with iOS16.1 have some zero day exploits that Apple took care of. But it was discovered that Apple is not patching older OS’es Apple clarifies security update policy: Only the latest OSes are fully patched.    We discussed this.

Continuity camera in iOS16 and MacOS Ventura. Our thoughts and uses. 

How to use Continuity Camera in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura

The home app received a big redesign. We discuss how we use it and how Apple reveals how it approached redesigning the new Home app in iOS 16

Tips

2 product reviews by Dave this week. 

TechMatte Charging Case Compatible with Apple Pencil 2nd Generation https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09R25TMCC/ 

Fledging Spruce Charger – Fast Charge 140W Desktop Charger with wireless GaN charing and 100W charging ports. 

https://www.amazon.com/Spruce-Charger-USB-Smartphone-Smartwatch/dp/B094DXM9VN/

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Dave Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and shares his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Visit the YouTube channel https://youtube.com/intouchwithios follow him on Twitter @daveg65.and the show @intouchwithios

Our Regular Contributor

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 and YouTube https://youtube.com/jgamet

About our Guest

Andrew Orr is feature writer for appleinsider.com and an amateur photographer. He loves Apple products and enjoys writing and sharing all things tech. When he’s not writing about Apple, you can often find him snapping photos with his iPhone. You can find him on Twitter @andrewornot.

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