261 – Brydge Lives and Emergency SOS Saves – With Jeff Gamet and Guests Guy Serle, Mike Potter

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest, Guy Serle, Mike Potter, and Jeff Gamet. The revival of iPad keyboard maker Brydge with new owner, the iPhone’s life-saving SOS feature saves another person, a case involving stolen Apple products, iCloud storage price increase in UK and other countries.  Some nostalgia for the first iPhone which went on sale June 29, 2007 16th anniversary., A new Motorola Defi pocket satellite link gadget lets you text messages immediately. The Apple Trade-in plan worked well for Dave with good pricing and a review of experience. Plus tips on what to do before you send in your trade-in out and more.

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iPad keyboard maker Brydge revived under new ownership; details on unpaid salaries and unfulfilled orders unknown

iPhone 14’s Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Saves California Hiker

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Taking Huge Bribe to Ship $2M Worth of Stolen Apple Products 

Apple Hikes iCloud+ Subscription Prices in Many Countries Around the World

Apple No Longer Offers Interest-Free Financing in Canada

Stardew Valley Coming to Apple Arcade on July 21

T-Mobile ditches AutoPay discount for Apple Pay despite history of security woes – 9to5Mac

Apple Store employees get their iPhone X upgraded to iPhone 14 


Beta this week. 1OS 16.6 Beta 4 was released this week. iOS 17 Beta 2 continues.

Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 to Developers

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 9.6 to Developers

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 16.6 to Developers

iOS 17: Eight Privacy and Security Improvements Coming in Apple’s Next Update 

iOS 17 Photos App Can Tell You What Those Confusing Laundry Symbols Mean

How to turn photos into iMessage stickers with iOS 17

What iOS 17 features you aren’t going to get at launch

The first iPhone went on sale on June 29, 2007. We discuss this anniversary and what  the future holds for iPhone. 

Lets see what ChatGPT says about this anniversary.  This highly anticipated device, developed by Apple Inc., revolutionized the mobile phone industry and set a new standard for smartphones. The release of the original iPhone marked the beginning of a new era in mobile technology, combining a sleek design with a multi-touch interface and introducing the concept of mobile applications. With its groundbreaking features, such as web browsing, email functionality, and a built-in iPod, the iPhone quickly captured the imagination of consumers worldwide. The launch of the first iPhone paved the way for subsequent generations of smartphones, fundamentally changing the way people communicate, access information, and interact with technology.

Is this a new way to use satellite SOS? The Motorola Defy Satellite Link is a keychain sized device that provides Satellite connectivity plus SOS. SOS in the iPhone is only available in emergencies; this can give you connections for text and check-ins. 

 This small gadget gives you the iPhone 14’s best feature for $149 

Apple Trade in guide. Dave bought a new iPhone 14 for a family member and gives his experience.

How to trade in your MacBook, macOS desktop, iPhone, or iPad

Macstock 7 is here! Tickets are Sold Out but Virtual Tickets are available.Dave is speaking again at the event along with Jeff Gamet, Brittany Smith, Chuck Joiner, and many others. Please join in all the fun July 22-23, 2023! Speakers Link.

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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 follow him on Mastadon @daveg65

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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

Ben Roethig Former Associate Editor of GeekBeat.TV and host of the Tech Hangout and Deconstruct with Patrice  Mac user since the mid 90s. Tech support specialist. Twitter @benroethig  Website:

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Guy Serle Is the host of the MyMac Podcast email @MacParrot and @VertShark on Twitter,  Vertshark on YouTube, Skype +1 Area code  703-436-9501


Mike Potter is the organizer of Macstock Conference: and the host of the For Mac Eyes Only Podcast. You can reach him on Mastodon:

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