269 – Using TextExpander and iPhone USB-C With Guest Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Brittany Smith, Jeff Gamet, and Ben Roethig. Jeff talks about what you can do with TexExpander to keep you efficient. Ben has his view on why USB-C on the iPhone is a long time coming. We talk about HomeKit and how it needs improvement. Dave reviews his experience setting up an alternate home with 2 new HomePod Minis. Macstock VII Virtual pass and all the videos are posted. Apple fall event was announced with probable iPhone 15 plus more.  

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Apple’s September iPhone 15 Event Hashmoji Now Live on Twitter – MacRumors

Apple’s iPhone 15 Event Page Goes Live, Features Animation Instead of AR Easter Egg – MacRumors 

Apple Announces ‘Wonderlust’ Event Expected to Feature iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9 and More – MacRumors 

China Overtakes U.S. to Become Biggest iPhone Market in Q2 2023 – MacRumors

Apple Plans to Stop Providing Customer Support on Twitter and YouTube

Google Photos for iOS Gets ‘Locked Folder’ for Sensitive Snap

Follow Up: Apple Discontinues iTunes Movie Trailers App

Famous Apple repair company wants to fix McDonald’s ice cream machines


Beta this week. 

Apple Seeds Eighth Betas of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of watchOS 10 to Developers

Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of tvOS 17 to Developers

Apple Releases Third visionOS Beta for Developers

Dave did a set up of a new location of multiple HomePod Mini he reviews the easy of setup. 

We all on the panel have homekit set up in one way or another, we talk about our set up. How to Build a Smart Home Around Apple’s HomeKit

Using TextExpander Jeff gives us some tips and knowledge.

TextExpander Features

Using TextExpander for iPhone & iPad with Other Apps

Textexpander is beta testing a new version for iOS and iPadOS check here to sign up using TestFlight.

Ben talked about his views on the USB-C connector fand its a long time replacing lightning conector. He posted his blog post here:

“Honestly, the USB-C connector should have been introduced to the iPhone with the iPhone X.  Apple having basically different connectors that do the same thing on the iPhone and Mac for almost a decade is kinda strange.  It also would have allowed Apple to dictate cable standards like they’re doing with wireless charging with Magsafe forming the basis for Qi 2”

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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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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

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:

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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