241 – iPhone Dark Mode, MacBook Pro, & Streaming News – With Jeff Gamet and Guest Holden DePardo

In this week’s episode of “In Touch with iOS”, host Dave is joined by Jeff Gamet and guest Holden DePardo. They share tips on using Dark Mode on the iPhone and moving apps from Spotlight. Jeff also gives his initial thoughts on his new M2 MacBook Pro. The team also covers the Myst Mobile game for iPhone and iPad, as well as Dave’s review of the Kensington Qi dock and Plugable iPad dock. Additionally, they discuss the ongoing changes in the streaming industry, including the recent news that HBO Max and Discovery+ will not merge, and more.  

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Some iPhone Users Complain of iCloud Backup Issues After Updating to iOS 16.3

Apple to Re-Release Revamped HomeKit Architecture in iOS 16.4

iPhone 14 Pro Over 20% Faster Than Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Benchmarks 

Drunk driver busted after iPhone calls cops after crash

Apple Pay Later service is getting ready for its public release and Apple Pay Later’ Now Being Tested by Apple Store Employees Ahead of Launch

Apple releases a MagSafe Duo firmware update that won’t fix any of its problems

UnitedHealthcare offers cash for your Apple Watch health data

Remastered ‘Myst Mobile’ Game Now Available on iPhone and iPad


Beta this week. 2 weeks without a beta iOS 16.3 is the current OS. HomePod 16.3.1 tvOS 16.3.1

Dave has a few product reviews this week. 

Plugable 8-in-1 USB C Docking Station for iPad with Stand Amazon Link:

Kensington Ipad and Mac USB-C Dual 4K HDMI Docking Station with Qi Charging. Amazon Link:

Kensington MD120U4 USB4 Hub Amazon Link:

We discussed Streaming services this week and there was quite a bit of activity. HBO Max is abandoning merging services with Discovery+,  Disney+ has lost 2.4M subscribers and more. 

Unbundling HBO Max and Discovery+ is a win for a la carte TV

Disney Plus Lost Subscribers for the First Time

In Touch with Mac this week. Jeff moved to a M2 MacBook Pro from his 2019 Intel. We find out what his experience was and impressions since upgrading. 


iPhone Dark Mode: Settings > Display and brightness.

Spotlight search for apps on iPhone and you can drag the app onto the home screen  

How to arrange your apps in CarPlay in iOS 16

Our Host

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 follow him on Mastadon @daveg65

Twitter @daveg65.and the show @intouchwithios


Our Regular Contributors

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

About our Guest

Holden DePardo studies computer science and is on Twitter:@holdendepardo

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