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232 – iPhone Notification Summary and Focus Mode – With Jeff Gamet and Guest Brittany Smith

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Brittany Smith and Jeff Gamet. We discuss the notification summary on the iPhone that pops up on the lock screen and how to customize them to your liking. Focus Mode is a great feature and we review how to set it up and take advantage of the new customized modes. Password managers are so important now there’s another breach. Restore your contacts from backup on icloud.com and more.

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Brittany did a great YouTube video on Notification summary. We review this and find out what is best for each of us. 

We discuss Focus Mode, how we use it, and the improvements. The iOS 16 Guide: Focus Mode Improves

AddContext is a search site that searches keywords in YouTube videos. There is one for all the Apple Keynotes that you can search for a term and find the keynotes that mention it. Search All Apple Keynotes on Context

Password managers are so important to use and so many do not. But then LastPass had another data breach. LastPass’ latest data breach exposed some customer information

We recommend 1Password

Which Password Managers Have Been Hacked?

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More new features with icloud.com with backups are so awesome! How to use iCloud.com to restore recently deleted files, bookmarks, calendars, or contacts

Backups and Apple flaws. Jeff gives us some insights on this. 

Using Keychain for passwords.

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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 Mastadon @daveg65, Twitter @daveg65.and the show @intouchwithios

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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 Mastadon @jgamet as well as Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet  His YouTube channel https://youtube.com/jgamet

About our Guest

Brittany Smith is a cognitive neuroscientist who provides a variety of consulting services through her business, Devise and Conquer that includes ADD/ADHD coaching, technology coaching, productivity consulting, and more. She is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”, and holds a M.S. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator. Find her on her YouTube channel of tech tips.

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