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In Touch with iOS, is a podcast that talks about iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Hosted by Dave Ginsburg and Co Host Warren Sklar, they are joined by different guests from the Apple Community.

Dec 18, 2020

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave and Warren they are joined by Chuck Joiner. We debate the Facebook vs Apple anti-tracking, iOS 14.3 whats new, review of Fitness+, Airpods Pro Max comparing to high end headphones, App Store privacy settings, and why some of us don't like the HomePod handoff. 

The show notes are at InTouchwithiOS.com


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News

macOS Big Sur 11.1 Enables Full-Screen iPhone and iPad Apps on M1 Macs

iOS 14 Now Installed on 81% of iPhones From the Last Four Years

Facebook Says Apple's Upcoming Anti-Tracking Prompt is 'More About Profit Than Privacy' and Backs Epic Games vs. Apple [Updated] and Apple Responds to Facebook's Anti-Tracking Criticism, Says Users Deserve Control and Transparency

Here is a link to Apple’s App Store Privacy policy: App Store & Privacy

Topics

A side note our discussion on the AirPods Pro Max from last week: here is more info and a comparison to high end headphones from a MacVoices viewer describing comparisons to high end.

Who are the AirPods Max aimed towards? It's the same market or type of consumer that these wireless headphones are aimed at; Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper ($699) DALI‌ IO-6 ($499) Sennheiser RS 195 ($449) Master & Dynamic MW65 ($499) Focal Listen Bluetooth Wireless ($490) With the exception of noise cancellation, what the AirPods Pro Max brings to the table that these other brands don't is the following; 

  • Spatial Audio
  • Atmos, 7.1 support
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Transparency mode
  • Adaptive EQ using mics and sensors 
  • Ear and neck detection
  • Multiple SoC for extended battery life and computation audio processing
  • Apple grade pairing
  • lagless wireless audio, auto switching
  • the ability to add features, over time, via software updates 
  • So if you're someone that appreciates high-end audio AND tight-integration with the Apple ecosystem, there's a good chance these headphones are for you. As well as there's the fashion angle.

Beta this week. iOS 14.4 Beta 1 was released to developers and Pubic beta  and we discuss whats new. 

Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 to Developers

Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 7.3 to Developers

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 14.4 to Developers

Upcoming HomePod 14.4 Software Update to Add New HomePod Mini U1 Features

iOS 14.3 is officially out. We review all the new features. 10 (good) reasons to install iOS 14.3

  • Privacy Nutrition Labels
  • App Clips
  • ProRAW format for high-end iPhones
  • Proximity Controls for HomePod
  • Fitness+
  • Weather adds Air Quality
  • Shortcuts get stealthy
  • TV app gets better adds TV+ tab

iOS 14.3 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.3

Apple Releases 14.3 Software for HomePod and HomePod Min

How to Assign Primary Users to Individual HomePods in the Same Household

Apple Releases watchOS 7.2 With Fitness+, Cardio Fitness Notifications, and More

Fitness+ was released this week. Apple Fitness+ we discuss the features and what to expect with this new service.Here is How to Sign Up for Apple Fitness+ and Its included with the AppleOne Premier bundle. Apple Fitness+ Works on iPhone and iPad Without an Apple Watch but you cannot airplay videos to AppleTV since it has its own app. Life Time Health & Fitness Club Offering Apple Fitness+ as Part of Membership here are Countries Where Apple Fitness+ is Available and here is How to Find an Apple Fitness+ Workout. . The Fitness app is not on the iPad here is How to Download the Fitness+ App on iPad here is How to Download an Apple Fitness+ Workout for Offline Viewing

Tips

How to use Handoff with HomePod and HomePod mini

4 ways to create a new contact on your iPhone

Apps

Copy That iOS from OWC

Halide Camera App

About our Guest

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

About our Co-Host

Co-Host Warren Sklar @Wsklar is an IT Consultant and moderator of the Mac To The Future FaceBook Group with over 3000 members talking about all things Apple. Request to join this group to be among people who love Apple