10 episodes

Join Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent for iOS Today, TWiT.tv’s podcast for all things iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and more! From app reviews to helpful tips and tricks, from the latest news to the coolest accessories, Rosemary and Mikah will help you make the most of all your iOS devices. Send in your questions and feedback to iOSToday@twit.tv.

Records live every Tuesday at Noon Eastern / 9:00am Pacific / 17:00 UTC.

iOS Today (Audio‪)‬ TWiT TV

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Join Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent for iOS Today, TWiT.tv’s podcast for all things iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and more! From app reviews to helpful tips and tricks, from the latest news to the coolest accessories, Rosemary and Mikah will help you make the most of all your iOS devices. Send in your questions and feedback to iOSToday@twit.tv.

Records live every Tuesday at Noon Eastern / 9:00am Pacific / 17:00 UTC.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Gather Notes and Research on iOS - Keep It, Notion, Obsidian, DEVONthink To Go

    Gather Notes and Research on iOS - Keep It, Notion, Obsidian, DEVONthink To Go

    Rosemary and Mikah share tips and apps for collecting notes and research.

    Safari Reading List
    Safari Tab Groups
    Pocket: Save. Read. Grow.
    Instapaper
    Check Later
    Keep It Mobile
    DEVONthink To Go 3
    NetNewsWire: RSS Reader
    Reeder 5
    Notion
    Obsidian - Connected Notes


    News

    Apple Podcasts presents the Best of 2021
    Apple announces third annual Apple Music Award winners
    Apple Invites Some Developers to Try Swift Playgrounds 4 Ahead of Launch


    Shortcuts Corner

    Van is looking to have a shortcut be able to save files to a NAS.
    Chris would like to turn on a space heater based on the room temperature reading from a Nest thermostat.
    Rosemary demos her Random Holiday Wallpaper shortcut that can replace the wallpaper of an iOS device every day of December.


    App Caps

    Rosemary's App Cap: Vinegar
    Mikah's App Cap: Builderment

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

    Sponsors:
    att.com/activearmor
    udacity.com/TWiT
    betterhelp.com/ios

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Sharing the Holidays - Share Notes, Reminders, Calendars, and Maps

    Sharing the Holidays - Share Notes, Reminders, Calendars, and Maps

    Rosemary and Mikah share tips and apps for planning for the holidays with family and friends.

    Shared Notes
    Shared Reminders
    Shared Guides in Maps
    Group iMessage
    Fantastical
    Share iCloud Calendar
    Calendar Invitations
    Contact Groups for Holiday Card
    Pair HomePods with Apple TV
    Disable Hey Siri on your HomePods


    News

    AirTag competitor Tile acquired by family safety company Life360
    Apple Announces Self Service Repair Program That Will Provide Customers With Access to Tools, Parts, and Manuals


    Shortcuts Corner

    Simon wants to disable airplane mode when leaving home automatically.


    Feedback & Questions

    Richard is looking for an app that can email reminders and notes to himself.


    App Caps

    Rosemary's App Cap: Just Timers
    Mikah's App Cap: Anker 637 Magnetic Charging Station (MagGo)

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

    Sponsors:
    audible.com/iostoday or text iostoday to 500-500
    betterhelp.com/ios
    Coinbase.com/IOS

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Apple Arcade Alternatives - Netflix Games, Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, GameClub

    Apple Arcade Alternatives - Netflix Games, Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, GameClub

    Rosemary and Mikah scour the App Store for Apple Arcade alternatives. Here's what they found!

    Netflix Games
    Amazon Luna
    Xbox Cloud Gaming
    GameClub
    News

    Apple denied motion to delay Epic Games court injunction
    iCloud for Windows updated with password generator, ProRAW and ProRes support, more
    WhatsApp for iOS to add new privacy features for seeing Profile Photo, Last Seen, About
    Snap hit with lawsuit for downplaying the impact of Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature
    Shortcuts Corner

    Peter wants to learn more about Shortcuts and asks for book and website recommendations.
    Harry wants to improve their Philips Hue automations to keep from lighting up the living room while the Apple TV is turned on.
    Feedback & Questions

    Ray wants to be able to respond to message notifications on the Lock Screen while their iPhone 8 is locked.
    App Caps

    Rosemary's App Cap: Tweetbot
    Mikah's App Cap: Cozy Grove

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

    Sponsors:
    buyraycon.com/ios
    wealthfront.com/iostoday
    att.com/activearmor

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Using Family Sharing on iOS - Share Your Apps, Subscriptions, and More With Family Sharing

    Using Family Sharing on iOS - Share Your Apps, Subscriptions, and More With Family Sharing

    Rosemary and Mikah show you how to make the most of Apple's Family Sharing features on iOS.

    Family Sharing
    What is family sharing?
    Use parental controls on your child's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
    Approve what kids buy with Ask to Buy
    Prevent in-app purchases from the App Store
    View and limit your child or teen's Apple Cash activity
    Set up an Apple Watch for a family member


    News

    Welcome to the Next Generation of Notability, 11.0
    Notability users will not lose features they paid during freemium switch
    The iOS App Icon Book - Michael Flarup
    Twelve South launches new terry cotton workout Apple Watch ActionBand, now up to 20% off
    WhatsApp for iOS now supports multi-device compatibility, still missing iPad app
    Anker 622 Magnetic Battery (MagGo)
    Anker 610 Magnetic Phone Grip (MagGo)


    Shortcuts Corner

    Oliver writes in to let us know Rosemary's solution for their work alarms worked better than they'd expected.
    Kenny wants to create an automation for their MyQ garage door opener that will let them know if they've left the garage door open.


    Feedback & Questions

    Randy wants iOS's "Silence Unknown Callers" feature to work across their various Apple devices.
    Larry is having trouble with their car's infotainment system. They want their car to continue playing the media they've selected — not to start playing a seemingly random song in their music library.


    App Caps

    Rosemary's App Cap: Upright Go
    Mikah's App Cap: Egg, Inc.

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

    Sponsors:
    blockfi.com/IOS
    audible.com/iostoday or text iostoday to 500-500
    Coinbase.com/IOS

    • 1 hr 51 min
    iOS 15 SharePlay Apps - Apple TV, Night Sky, Piano with Friends, Kahoot!

    iOS 15 SharePlay Apps - Apple TV, Night Sky, Piano with Friends, Kahoot!

    Rosemary and Mikah checkout apps that support iOS 15.1's new SharePlay feature.

    Apple TV+
    Kahoot! Play & Create Quizzes
    CARROT Weather
    Flow: Sketch, Draw, Take Notes
    Digital Concert Hall
    Vinyls
    Piano with Friends
    Night Sky


    News

    Apple Fitness+ to expand to fifteen new countries on November 3
    Apple News expands local news coverage to three new cities in the US
    Apple sets Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Veterans Day in November
    Everything New in iOS 15.2: App Privacy Report and Auto Call Updates


    Shortcuts Corner

    Oliver wants to create a shortcut for concurrent alarms.
    Scott is looking for a way to tie his iPad's display brightness to a motion sensor in the room.


    Feedback & Questions

    Jamie would like to have custom Home Screens for each Focus Mode that share some apps.
    Garrett is trying to consolidate all of his contacts from different accounts and remove duplicates.


    App Caps

    Rosemary's App Cap: Just Press Record
    Mikah's App Cap: Textcraft

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

    Sponsors:
    udacity.com/TWiT
    att.com/activearmor

    • 1 hr 17 min
    iOS Settings You Might Have Missed - Display Zoom, Text Replacement, QR Code Scanner, more

    iOS Settings You Might Have Missed - Display Zoom, Text Replacement, QR Code Scanner, more

    Rosemary and Mikah detail some of the most often overlooked or underestimated iOS settings.

    Enable Display Zoom to increase the Keyboard Size
    Custom Text Replacement
    Hide Sports Scores in the TV App
    Sleep Timer for Playback
    Scan QR Codes with the camera
    Search a Safari web page
    Hide People in the Share Sheet
    Offload Unused Apps
    Phone Codes for iOS
    Hide Notification Previews


    News

    20th Anniversary of the iPod
    iOS 15 brings new Announce Notifications feature for Siri, here's how it works
    Apple Music begins rolling out new mood and activity playlists; here's how to find them
    Apple updates App Store Guidelines in response to class-action lawsuit from developers
    EpocCam now lets you use your iPhone as a webcam with AR Snap Lenses
    Apple One Premier expanding to 17 new regions starting next week


    Shortcuts Corner

    Daniel (the listener who asked for help setting up a Shortcut for automated audio playback in conjunction with the Books app) reported back with an update: Rosemary's Shortcuts suggestion worked wonders!
    Marshall wants to create a Work Focus that's tied to a specific Calendar event.


    Feedback & Questions

    Edwin wants to disable AirPlay playback controls from automatically appearing on their iPhone.
    Steve has a 4th-generation iPad with 16GB of storage and wants to make use of the device in their home. Steve asks for suggestions to repurpose the older tablet.


    App Caps

    Rosemary's App Cap: Elsewhen
    Mikah's App Cap: Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

    Sponsor:
    Coinbase.com/IOS

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

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iOS today carries useful information each week. It avoids long banter on Apple’s social policies that has become the hallmark of MacBreak Weekly. I learn something each show!

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