268 – Jeff is Geeking Out on the Apple Pencil – With Guest Chuck Joiner, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Chuck Joiner, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig. We talk about Apple Pencil alternatives and then Jeff geeks out how he uses it. eSIM is the way to go on iPhone now with the physical SIM finally being retired? In Touch with MacOS we talk about Sonoma Beta 6 and the new release of Parallels 19 VM with Touch ID support. 

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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, 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

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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Chuck Joiner is the host of MacVoices and hosts video podcasts with influential members of the Apple community. Make sure to visit and subscribe to his podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @chuckjoiner and join his MacVoices Facebook group.

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