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
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:
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 @GeekiestShowhttps://twitter.com/geekiestshow
Check out this Vox interview withCharmaine 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
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
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!
We’re doing a future episode on Apple Fitness+ and we’d love your input. If you are a subscriber, let us know what you think of it. And if you tried Apple Fitness Plus and didn’t like it, tell us that, too!
Our first interview is with Mr. Pacelli, a local hero and 5th Grade Math Teacher who calls Elisa, Mom. We’ll be discussing Distance Learning and how technology has impacted his work and life. Follow us @GeekiestShow.
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.
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.”