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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 he is joined by different guests from the Apple Community.

Dec 7, 2018

Musically Speaking in iOS with Guest Mike LaPlante

This week's guest is Mike LaPlante who is a podcaster and Musician. With all first time guests of the show Dave asks what Apple devices does Mike Have? We talk about the latest news including the release of iOS 12.1.1 and Watch 5.1.2. Music plays a big part in many lives we chat about the different services available but of course we are partial to Apple Music. Plus much more including some great apps and gear picks.

Full show notes are at

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Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.1, macOS 10.14.2, and HomePod 12.1.1 update  - 9to5 Mac
Apple Release Notes

watchOS 5.1.2 Brings ECG Function to Series 4- The Mac Observer

Apple Starts Selling USB-C Fast-Charging AC adapter. - 9to5 Mac

Apple Might Be Doing Something With Their Beddit Acquisiton - CNET

Topics and Tips

Dave asks his first time guests how do you use your iOS devices and do you have?  We review what Mike has and how he uses them.

Music and iOS. We discuss music services on iOS including Apple Music with Shazam , Spotify, Pandora, and others and what makes them our favorites and maybe there are other services we like.Of course we have to talk about what music we like and using the HomePod to play some music.  Music Apps Mike uses is Omni Tuner


With the new iOS 12.1.1 update Apple added eSIM support to the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max. What carriers in the US support i? We talked about Google Fi supporting iPhone there is hope for them supporting eSIM. Click here for the support article from Apple on this.


Siri Shortcuts - Not Ready For Prime Time? You wonder with the outage that happened with 12.1.1 release. We discuss our uses of shortcuts and talked about the outage that occurred here: CLICK

We review siri shortcuts and how we use them as a user like you.


Tips alternative Face ID: Settings-->Face ID & Passcode-->Set Alternative Appearance

Apps and Gear

Mike - Audio Record Pro

Dave - Luna Display

About Mike:

Mike LaPlante’s new YouTube channel coming in January: The Average Wine Enthusiast. His Twitter handle is @lippo.