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!
Go big or go home or go small and stay home? We finally have a Twitter account for all things geeky! Follow us @GeekiestShow. We discuss all the Apple updates and prior announcements with ideas and details to consider for your own tech.
macOS Catalina 10.15.7, iOS 14.1, iPadOS, watchOS 7.0.3 (Series 3) 14.1, tvOS 14.0.2 are the current updates to Apple gear at this time.
HomePod Mini and truth or dare in advertising and why cables matter
Using Augmented Reality is actually really useful! Open this link using your iPhone or iPad then scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see what we’re talking about. When viewing it as an object you can rotate it and that’s when you’ll see the cable attached to the back. We believe they don’t show the end of the cable because it would be unsightly and because the plug connector at the end may be different depending on the country in which you live.
No power brick for you! You’re going to have to get yourself an Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter as a stocking stuffer along with that new iPhone because there will not be a power supply inside its skinny, new box. So much for saving trees or lowering the carbon footprint because that new adapter will still need to be transported on one or more delivery trucks in its own box made of up the same amount of material that would have been in the new iPhone box had it been included.
If you want to hear the satisfying “thunk” of a new MagSafe Charger it’s also got an absentee power supply. Be kinder and order them both at the same time to reduce the amount of delivery trucks coming to your place.
Daily Cash with Apple Card
Correction: Apple Card Daily Cash does include taxes so it does come off the total purchase price from which you save, not the subtotal.
T-Mobile vs AT&T – who serves you best and why? Please let us know your thoughts in a comment, email, or tweet. Stay safe and thanks for listening!
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