On episode 381 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa’s son, Shane Pacelli, joins us again for an update on education during the pandemic recovery in his area. Check out our full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse381-mr-pacelli-v2/ and look for additional tips and referral links.
On episode 380 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa and Melissa discuss the myriad of mobile plans they have been evaluating in order to leave the wretched Death Star. Check out their full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse380-leaving-the-death-star/ and look for additional tips and referral links.
Tips for trying to make the transition between carriers a little smoother:
Check to see if your iPhone is unlocked before beginning the process. Open Settings > General > About > scroll to the section that begins with “Wi-Fi Address” then look for Carrier Lock. If it says “No SIM restrictions” then your device is not locked to the carrier.
In this section you will also find your IMEI number. Long-press onto the number, release your finger, then tap “copy” and now you can paste this long number into a note or form field when requested.
On episode 379 of Geekiest Show Ever, Elisa and Melissa discuss what they would request if they wrote a letter to Tim Cook regarding features announced at WWDC22. Check out our full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse379-dear-tim/
Lack of Sharing and Group Management in Contacts
We still can not edit or manage groups in Contacts using iOS or iPadOS. Groups can only be hidden or shown. A new contact can not be assigned to an existing group. These tasks must be performed on a Mac. Even more perplexing is the lack of ability to edit groups using Safari with iCloud.com on an iPhone. Apple’s support articles instruct how to log into iCloud.com using a web browser to access the Contacts web app. Currently, the Contacts web app is absent from view when using an iPhone. If using an iPad, it must be rotated sideways in order to see the groups in the sidebar on the left. Below are some support articles from Apple regarding Contacts.
Have you ever wanted to delete files and animated GIFs taking up space in your iCloud? Elisa tells us how to clear those out. Here is Apple’s support article with instructions: Free up storage space on your Mac: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206996
When making a will, be specific. Sometimes it’s as simple as leaving everything to be divided equally among children. Other times you may want items to go to a specific person, such as family heirlooms. Make sure it’s all spelled out in your will.
• Experimenting with volume in the latest version of Audio Hijack Pro
• Pro Tip for battery keyboard users: tape a dime to the underside of your keyboard so you don’t have to hunt for it when it’s time to open the slotted battery compartment
• Send us your Apple Fitness+ workout tips! We want to make our own custom workout playlists, but have not yet figured out how. One of these days we will use Share Play to do a workout together and we’ll let you know how it went horribly wrong…you know…FOR RESEARCH purposes.
• What to consider when shopping for a “smart” thermostat and how some of them might actually be pretty dumb
• Scammers are on Facebook phishing for your grieving loved ones so be aware and keep your own account updated with a good, unique password. Update your Legacy Contacts or consider deactivating your account if you no longer use it.
Here are some helpful articles based on what we discussed in this show:
Melissa is a bit under the weather for episode 375 of Geekiest Show Ever, so former host Kevin Allder joins Elisa and talks about all his Apple acquisitions since last we spoke. And there were more than a few references to MyMac.com podcast co-host Guy Serle. Why? You’ll have to listen to find out! Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse375-kevins-back/
On episode 374 of Geekiest Show Ever, the M in the M1 MacBook Pro stands for Melissa. Elisa is plagued by the Spinning Beachball of Death on a 2019 iMac. So much is going on that the geeks resort to their latest TV brain bleach for further discussion. What’s in YOUR watchlist? Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse374-attack-of-the-mac/ Episode Artwork Credit: Nick Fewings on Unsplash
We are currently testing out the trial version of Rogue Amoeba’s Piezo: https://rogueamoeba.com/piezo/ to see if it will be a good replacement for the beloved Ecamm’s Call Recorder. If you have and use Piezo, send us feedback on whether it meets your needs.
On episode 373 of Geekiest Show Ever, two geeks share their screen sharing experiment results with pro tips for you. Elisa has some new toys to talk about and Melissa is ready in the checkout line to get hers. Tune in to find out what they’re playing with now. Check out our full show notes here https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse373-sharing-screens/ Episode Artwork Credit: image by Taras Shypka modified by Melissa Davis
Here are some helpful articles with tutorials and visuals that show what we discussed: