GSE379 Dear Tim

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.

Learn how to use Contacts on iCloud.com on a tablet: https://support.apple.com/guide/icloud/aside/mm2785e13e7e/1.0/icloud/1.0 “If you want to access your contacts on iCloud.com, use a tablet or computer. You can’t use Contacts on iCloud.com on a phone.”

Create and manage groups of contacts on iCloud.com: https://support.apple.com/guide/icloud/create-and-manage-groups-mmfba73c71/1.0/icloud/1.0

View contacts on iCloud.com: https://support.apple.com/guide/icloud-ipad/view-contacts-mmfba73ffb/1.0/icloud/1.0 “Note: If you don’t see the groups list in the sidebar, try viewing your iPad in landscape orientation.”

Messages Housekeeping

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

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Episode Artwork Credit: Dorothe Wouters of Darkmoon_Art from Pixabay

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GSE373 Sharing Screens

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:

https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/share-your-screen-iph327b4b53c/15.0/ios/15.0

https://support.apple.com/guide/iphone/use-shareplay-to-watch-and-listen-together-iphb657eb791/15.0/ios/15.0

https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/share-screen-facetime-call-ios/

Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/elisapacelli1 and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Episode Artwork Credit: Taras Shypka on Unsplash image modified by Melissa Davis

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GSE360 Home Screen Home

See if you can tell which Home Screen is Elisa’s and which is Melissa’s

On Geekiest Show Ever episode 360, we thought it would be fun to discuss what’s on our home screens and the ways we find iOS and iPadOS useful. Check out our full show notes here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse360-home-screen-home/ Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. You can email us: podcast at geekiestshowever dot com. Follow us on Twitter for additional tips and conversation: https://twitter.com/GeekiestShow. We’d like to hear from you, so let us know which tech topics interest you most. Elisa can be found at https://twitter.com/senseidai and Melissa can be found at https://TheMacMommy.com/

Here are our iPad Home Screens. Can you tell which belongs to Elisa and which belongs to Melissa?

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GSE354 Pandemic Escapism

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Elisa and Melissa play a pair of TV Critics. You can decide who is Siskel and who is Ebert on Geekiest Show Ever episode 354. First we discuss digitizing medical records and whether vaccine passports are good idea and how they should be implemented. Melissa has found a new bug she’s calling Scream Time because one of her family devices has gone rogue in the Screen Time Settings. Elisa is still working on her mystery bandwidth issues and may be on the verge of a discovery regarding the Spectrum app. Be sure to check out our full show notes for links to the apps we discussed in this episode available here: https://www.geekiestshowever.com/gse354-pandemic-escapism/ Follow us for additional tips and conversation on Twitter @GeekiestShow https://twitter.com/geekiestshow

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Our Escapism TV List

Resident Alien

El Camino

If you’re a Breaking Bad fan, you might enjoy this Screenrant article.

Better Call Saul

Elisa’s cross-stitch “The Evolution of Walter White”
Elisa’s Knitting Bag

Mom stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris

Mr. Robot

Orphan Black

iZombie

The Mandalorian

Charmaine Chan on Twitter

Check out this Vox interview with Charmaine Chan, a Visual Effects Artist. I think it’s fascinating how she used green screen and other technologies to achieve the lighting effects we see in The Mandalorian. It’s a fantastic interview if you want to learn more about the geekier side of cinema production. https://twitter.com/charmainesmchan

Ted Lasso

Brené Brown has a fantastic podcast called Unlocking Us. Last October, she interviewed Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt about Ted Lasso, so if you’re a Lasso Superfan, you simply must hear it.

The Queen’s Gambit

Ray Donovan

Succession

Schitt’s Creek

Hamilton

Now that we’ve given you so many media ideas, you’ll want to make a list and organize them. Have we got the apps for you!

Genius


Sofa

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Do you have questions about what you heard in this episode? Please send us your feedback. We’d like to hear from you. Let us know about a tech topic that interests you.

Elisa can be found at @senseidai or www.ThreeGeekyLadies.com
Melissa can be found at @TheMacMommy or www.TheMacMommy.com

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GSE335 WWDC20 Reactions

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Apple Special Event June 2020
After watching and listening to WWDC20 demonstrations and announcements, Elisa thinks the new App Clip will be really useful. Melissa is excited for macOS and iOS to finally have some UI consistency. Mike is looking forward to kicking the tires on the new Apple CarPlay.

Here are the links we followed for our discussion:
iOS 14 Preview
iPadOS 14 Preview
watchOS 7 Preview
macOS 11 Big Sur Preview


Melissa is happy to eat her rant about the lack of adding metadata using the native Photos app in iOS 14. Though there wasn’t time to demonstrate everything in the Keynote, this would have been an amazing thing to see!! From Apple’s iOS 14 All New Features, scroll to the Photos section and you will see:

“Add context to photos and videos with captions”
View and edit captions to add context to your photos and videos, and easily find captions you’ve added in the Search tab. With iCloud Photos enabled, captions sync seamlessly across all your devices.”

Mike can be found at http://twitter.com/dscchipman or mike-mcpeek.com
Elisa can be found at http://twitter.com/senseidai or www.threegeekyladies.com
Melissa can be found at http://twitter.com/themacmommy or www.themacmommy.com
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Geekiest Show Ever 156 – Doing What Geeks Do

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  • Change of Seasons
  • A tribute to Uncle Mel
  • Kevin’s Addiction continues
  • Cloud Storage
  • Mike on automating iOS tasks
  • iOS Games
  • Mark hates the Mac Mini

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Kevin can be found at twitter.com/Big_in_va or about.me/KevinAllder

Geekiest Show Ever Episode #126 – Strangely Out Of Luck!

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– Games and iOS irritations for apps.
– Kevin was a boy scout.
– Podcasts in iTunes.
– Kevin talks vagazil.
– Streaming television.

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Mark can be found at www.markgreentree.com and can also be found on Twitter with username: https://twitter.com/mark_greentree

British TV vs. US TV – Episode #109

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  •  Mark and Kevin obsess about the weather – AGAIN!
  • The new Star Trek movie.
  • Kevin wants Mark to go with him to the drive through.
  • The Box Office at home.
  • British TV Shows vs US TV Shows
  • Social Networks
  • Mark rants about iOS – it’s a Fisher Price toy!

Kevin Allder can be found on Twitter with username: http://twitter.com/Big_in_VA.

Mark Greentree can be found at http://www.markgreentree.com and can also be found on Twitter with username: https://twitter.com/mark_greentree

Kevin Loves The Snow! – Episode #99

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– Kevin talks about the snow and how many inches is enough.
– Will Mark buy Adobe Photoshop for his iPhone?
– Jailbreaking iOS devices.
– Using Linux on an old Mac.
Downtown Abbey
Hell On Wheels
My Strange Addiction

Kevin can be found at http://about.me/ or on Twitter with username: http://twitter.com/Big_in_VA.

Mark can be found at www.markgreentree.com and can also be found on Twitter with username: https://twitter.com/mark_greentree