iOS Today Episode 605 Transcript

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Mikah Sargent (00:00:00):
Coming up on iOS today, Rosemary Orchard and I are super pumped because WWDC is underway. The keynote has already taken place. And so we are gonna tell you about all the things you can get excited about, or as many as we could possibly cover in the next iteration of Apple's various operating systems, stay tuned

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Mikah Sargent (00:00:30):
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Rosemary Orchard (00:01:46):
And I am the very, very silly Rosemary Orchard who may or may not already be running all of the beers though. Not on the machine I'm coming to you from, because I didn't want everyone to kill me.

Mikah Sargent (00:01:58):
Yes. I also refrain from installing it on my main machine. My Mac studio, I keep it pure and wide is the driven snow, but the, the Intel MacBook pro I have sitting next to me is currently running Mac O S Ventura. And I've got an iPad that is running iPad O S 16. I do not have an iPhone running any betas yet, but I think you do. And so we've got, you know, a lot to cover today. And so this is one of those times where we, there there's so much to cover that we're not gonna be able to go in depth on a lot of these features. So understand that as, because this software is in beta and later this, this coming year or rather later this year we will be able to talk even more about some of these features in depth, but let's kick things off with one of the big changes that I think a lot of folks are gonna excited about in iOS 16, which is that you basically have an Apple watch built into your lock screen on iOS 16.

Mikah Sargent (00:03:08):
That's kind of how I I've, I've seen this new feature. Tell us about lock screen changes in iOS 16, Rosemary.

Rosemary Orchard (00:03:14):
Oh my gosh, it's so pretty. So I really wish that my, my phone was playing ball and it wasn't doing this thing, whatever this thing is, where it shows up on my screen, it just shows up as black. And I'm guessing that's a beta problem because on my phone, on my actual phone, it's so pretty. So you tap and hold on your home on your lock screen, just like you would on the home screen. You know, when you go to rearrange your apps or an install things and so on, and then you get options that you can control and create multiple home screens. So you have a whole bunch of preset ones which are available to you to create and, and configure and so on. And there's, you know, all of these other great things that you can add in the form of widgets.

Rosemary Orchard (00:03:57):
So we've had widgets for a while now on our home screens, but now you get even smaller widgets, which are more akin to say you know, your Apple watch complications on your phone so that you've got, you know, different views of things like the home app and stuff, so that you can actually see all of the different things that you might like on your home screen, right there ready for you. So that everything just, you know, is, is there, so you, you tap your home screen and, and you, you've got a you've, you've got a beautiful little option of all of the things that you might have been looking for. So I have just attempted to send Mike as some of the, the pictures of my home screen, because unlike me, he's not foolish and he's not running the beta <laugh>. So unfortunately the screen recording that I did didn't work, but this was right after I launched into iOS 16. So this was still my old home screen from the beginning. And then I, I went and I had a play with some of the other ones. Of course I did have a crash. Unfortunately but Mike, if you pop maybe to the, the last images that I sent you the ones I, oh,

Mikah Sargent (00:05:11):
I see.

Rosemary Orchard (00:05:12):
There we go. I've just added another three for you. Here they are in stack. So yeah, so you can customize this. So we've got the three areas, so we've got the date area where you can add more information, so you can add weather or calendar or similar, and then you've got your, your time, which you can change the font of and the date and the time those two are color linked together. So you can set a color and how deep or light that color should be on those, which is really nice. And then underneath that, you've got the widgets where you can add four small widgets or two medium widgets across, and they are left aligned, which is something I don't know if we will see stay. It seems to me to be a little large, but the, the biggest change for me is moving stuff to the bottom. They put notifications at the bottom of the home screen the lock screen Mica. So now when I pick up, pick up my phone, like it's, it's kind of under my thumb and I don't know that I love

Mikah Sargent (00:06:06):
It. Ah, okay. So you just made it

Rosemary Orchard (00:06:09):
Feel it's right there.

Mikah Sargent (00:06:10):
You just made it feel more logical because I have to say that going into this, I was not, I remain not sold on the idea that having those notifications on the bottom makes sense for me, but that's just because I'm used to them being up above. But the idea that they're closer to my thumb when I pick up my phone is actually that makes sense. And that is something that I think will make it easier to be able to dismiss notifications easily or in the case of as you're showing a little video on screen here being able to quickly access the controls right there at the bottom of the screen, instead of up at the top where you've kind of gotta, Ooh, reach your thumb up to get to it if you want to. So that makes sense. Yeah.

Rosemary Orchard (00:06:52):
Yeah, exactly. And I have to say, you know, at the moment, obviously we've only got the, the different widgets the Apple have given to us to put onto our lock screen. So for example, the home app is there and there's various widgets to give you, like things like the temperature inside of your home or how many lights are on and there's weather. There is calendar I believe there's contacts and my phone is just finished UN crushing. So I can show that that's only the second time it's crashed. I have to say. So I'm, I'm quite impressed thus far. But it's they, they've got, you know, a surprising them number of batteries is the other one. So you can see the battery of not just your phone, but you could also see the battery of say your AirPods or your Apple watch, right on your lock screen, which I know, especially the Apple watch for a lot of people is problematic because they don't necessarily see the Apple watches running outta battery there's clock for either showing you a specific city or a world clock and your next alarm as well fitness to show you, you know, how much activity you have possibly not done and reminders and news are the other ones.

Rosemary Orchard (00:07:59):
So you can have like a, a quick list of reminders, which is a small widget, which is quite nice. And I have to say I'm impressed thus far. This seems pretty cool. And I look forward to seeing what what widgets other developers give us as the iOS 16 beta goes on because there are so many cool applications for this. And I know I've already seen some developers talking about these things where they're, they're, they're looking at it and going, oh, right. Yes, this is what I want to add to the home screen right now for this. But also as people go go, come through with ideas, I'm sure that this is going to increase massively and a big change, which consumers might not notice to start with. But I think is important is widget kit is kind of merging with complications on the iPhone mm-hmm <affirmative> on the Apple watch. So the complications on the Apple watch will also be created with the same framework now, which means that if you get a widget, you get a complication, you get a complication, you get a widget, which means that food developers has reduced load and double win for us consumers. Right. Cuz our developers, our developer friends do a little less work and give us even more cool things. Great. Love it.

Mikah Sargent (00:09:08):
Yeah. And we, we've got some photos here up at the top. You can see these widgets for being able to know that you've got an alarm set your activity for the day and then also a little calendar information. And then here showing some customization options between astronomy the, the pride screen and color different types of color versions. So lots of lots of different options, lots of different customizations. And I think that this, this is good because it pulls things more in line with like, I think that Apple definitely saw how much people love to customize their home screen and make it just uniquely theirs. And they said, you know what, we could do this in another place and make it possible as well to if, if people on Apple watch love that glanceable information, let's bring that to the iPhone.

Mikah Sargent (00:10:03):
And at the same time, there are rumors that the next version of the iPhone will have an always on display. So being able to have these widgets that are low powered that or widget slash slash complications that are low powered that are glanceable that idea is, is quite a nice one. So lock screens, huge for WWDC. And I think huge for iOS iPad OS going forward. Okay, let's move to the next one. One that I'm very excited about it is a feature that is available. It's gonna be available in watch OS and iOS, and it is medication tracking. So this feature is actually kind of an all encompassing feature that, that has quite a few different bits and bobs connected to it for being able to track your medication and being able to be aware of different different stuff that you need to know about your medication.

Mikah Sargent (00:11:11):
So I've talked before about how I use a third party app to be reminded of, of medication that I'm supposed to take each day. And what, what this new feature does is it will actually let you log your medications that you take the vitamins that you take, the supplements that you take either with your iPhone or with your Apple watch and then set up a schedule for it so that it will actually remind you, Hey, it's time for you to take your medication. And that can pull it out. One of the things I like about this is that it does pull it out of you, whatever reminder app that you're using, where you're doing other things. Because for me, you know, maybe I don't want to share with the world what medications I have to take, and when those are in reminders then I always have to kind of make adjustments, make edits in order to get those to disappear and be able to, to pull that up.

Mikah Sargent (00:12:08):
So Rosemary has sent me some screenshots here of the kind of process. So whenever you add a medication, you can add the name here. You can choose the type of medication that it is. So capsule, tablet, liquid, or topical. There are other forms of course, like cream, which is probably topical the strength of the medication, including the unit. And if you don't have that information, then you can go past that. And then the frequency at which you take it regular intervals on specific days of the week is needed. Basically they're doing all of the things. They're making sure that they've got their basis covered on all of the ways that a doctor actually prescribes medication. And then it will also let you show the color of that tablet or capsule or whatever it happens to be so that you make sure that you're grabbing the right medication.

Mikah Sargent (00:12:56):
And then it will say Hey, you know, it's time to, to check in to make sure that you've done that or taken that medication mm-hmm <affirmative> and what I like too what I find that's more important is that Apple is using a medical database of drug interactions to give you information about drug interactions. So you will actually sort of be alerted to the fact that, Hey you, because I, I was thinking about this while the show was going on. A lot of people don't realize that there are some supplements or vitamins that will interact with the medications that they take. So they might tell their doctor, or their doctor might already know about the medications that they take, but they don't necessarily know about all the vitamins or supplements that they're taking. And St John's whar is one example of this, where that medicine when you take it can essentially essentially make other medications more potent because of the way that it affects your metabolism. And so you could end up essentially taking too much of a medication that you normally take, because you're also taking that vitamin. So this is great because it'll help you know, Hey, I say that you're taking these two and there are some interactions that you should be aware of. So really cool stuff very much looking forward to trying that out and having other people be aware of how these work.

Rosemary Orchard (00:14:24):
Yes. I do think it's worth mentioning when I've tried setting this up. I have thus far not actually had access to that medical database. Now I, this is obviously very early in the beta process app, literally announced this yesterday. So you know, it's entirely possible that they just haven't rolled that out yet, or it's possible that I'm not inside the us. So because I'm not inside the us, I don't have access to same information. There are various medications that go by different names over here. So is it, Tylenol is what you call parasol is what we call over here. So you know, obviously they're the same medication, but they, you know, they, they have different names. And so I can try to add another medication and it just goes straight to the medication list. For me, it doesn't give me an option to scan it like they showed.

Rosemary Orchard (00:15:14):
So I'm guessing that that may be something that comes later in the beta process, or maybe that's gonna come afterwards or just not at all to other countries. But what I do like in particular is the notification that I got this morning literally just said medication reminder, time to log your eight, 13 medication. It didn't say what the name of the medication was. And logging that in the health app was actually pretty nice which I did send you a screenshot of Mikah appropriately blur out the, the last one is what it shows.

Mikah Sargent (00:15:49):

Rosemary Orchard (00:15:49):
You say, I've only taken this for one day so far. But yeah, it's, it's right there and it gives you kind of a little calendar view. Oh I think it's the next screenshot. Gotcha. There we go. Yeah. Perfect. Oh,

Mikah Sargent (00:16:02):
That's nice. Yeah.

Rosemary Orchard (00:16:04):
Yeah. So you'll get like a little calendar ticker, I think is the right word to show people or to see yourself what, what you've taken and so on. And I like as needed medications. I really like that. A lot of people have things like painkillers that they might take ad hoc for a headache. But it's worth logging those just in case they've got an interaction with something else that you're taking and if it's all over place, it's much safer.

Mikah Sargent (00:16:27):
Absolutely. alright. And then I wanna briefly mention sleep tracking because this is a feature that's available in watch OS in iOS and basically because Apple has such a huge swath of Apple watches out in the world and are able to with differential privacy in place collect metadata and be able to understand how our bodies respond while we're asleep and while all that's going on, they are able to use Apple watch measurements to more accurately determine sleep stages. The be all end, all method for determining sleep stages is the way that sleep stages were first sort of named and recognized, which is of course within EEG, not an E CEG, but an EEG, an electroencephalograph where they connect diodes to your to the outside of your skull to measure brain electricity. And using that, they're able to look at brain waves and see which waves are going when, and through that, they're able to tell the stages of your sleep.

Mikah Sargent (00:17:38):
But what we've come to understand is that respiration and heart rate are also linked to those different stages of sleep. And so if you can get enough data and feed that to a machine learning model and say these people, we know for a fact, because we've done the EEGs, that when they are in this stage of sleep, they are their, their heart rate and their respiration is like this. And look at the differences between that and have basically the computers sort of figure it out from there. Then you can more accurately determine what stages of sleep someone is in. So Apple is leveraging all the data that they have on that to be able to better provide for sleep tracking in the next version of watch OS and iOS. So I'm looking forward to seeing what what and how well these, excuse me, devices, track, sleep stages.

Mikah Sargent (00:18:32):
And so we will, we shall see how that goes. And there's also a new research study available that you can participate in related to sleep tracking. All right, let us take a quick break before we come back with iPad OS, because I want to tell you about one of our sponsors today, and that sponsor is wake up and smell the coffee folks. It's trade coffee, who are bringing you this episode of iOS today and bringing you this perky version of Mikah Sargents <laugh> trade coffee is awesome. Basically, you go online, you fill out this little quiz and it helps you figure out what coffee is right for you. So, oh, can you hear the crinkle of the bag I got in the mail, a bag from wonder state coffee? I'm not sure where they are based. Let's see, wonder state like the small Midwestern town we call home.

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Rosemary Orchard (00:23:56):
Well, the thing with iPad OS is while it didn't get all that many dedicated features this year, there's a whole bunch of features. Of course it shares with the iPhone because that underlying operating system is more or less the same thing so that we have all of those options available to us. And that's just really cool. I, I love the fact that, you know, we, we get big updates, but there's also some very specific stuff for the iPad. Now I've not had a chance to play with things like the new screen resolutions and stuff like that yet, but I did have a little chance to play with stage manager. And some people are probably going wait, what's a stage manager. Well, if you think about the iPad right now, what you've got is you've got a big tablet, I've got a 12.9 inch one here, and you might have some widgets and so on on the home screen.

Rosemary Orchard (00:24:41):
But if you tap an app in the dock, then the default is that it just opens the app and the whole screen is the app. And you can split screen by, you know, pulling up the dock and dragging another app over to the other side or swiping in from the right side or dragging something onto the little bar splitting between two apps. But it's you know, it's, it's, it's not necessarily the way that we're used to working, especially if you've got a Mac. And so they brought out stage manager on Mac OS and iPad OS, so that now we have a different way of managing our windows on both devices that works the same way. And the idea of stage manager is something activated through the control center. And then you get the dock always appearing and a little sort of tray on the left or shelf maybe is perhaps a more, a close analogy where you've got different applications. And then in your main view, you can have different applications and have them overlapping. And I have to say, I was playing with this a little bit yesterday. And I found it pretty nice. So, you know, I, I had something set up where I had a great view and I dunno if I'm gonna find it now. I don't think so. I'll see if I can send micro screenshot, but I've, I've

Mikah Sargent (00:25:53):
Got stage manager on, on mine if you wanna

Rosemary Orchard (00:25:55):
Show oh, perfect. And yours is showing up, which is even better, which I love. Yeah, cuz I love the fact that as well as this, I can also drag another app on and have it overlap. So I had drafts next to the Twitter website yesterday and you can resize them. So in bottom right hand corner of mic's Twitter window, he's got a little resizing option and it's a little jittery and so on now I'm sure that's gonna improve, but you can make it smaller vertically as well as horizontally and sort of stack things together or just leave them overlapping and make them a bit messy, whatever works for you. And I have to say like, especially where I'm trying to keep an eye on messages from someone. But I'm actually getting on with other stuff. It's nice to have messages kind of like behind something else, mostly outta the way. Oh

Mikah Sargent (00:26:39):
Yeah. Yeah. So

Rosemary Orchard (00:26:40):
I can see them come in and then I've got the things that I'm doing you know, on top of that so that I'm, I'm focused on what I'm doing, but when mic replies to my message, I'm, I'm good to go type thing. And that, that's just, you know, that's really nice that we have these options and I'm excited about this. I'm not sure how much I'm gonna be using this on the Mac personally, but I think on iPad, it's definitely gonna be something that's worth, worth looking into because you know, it's, it's just so different to what we've had before. And I, I, I really like that. So yeah. Yeah. It's it's interesting. It also, by the way, Mikah, when I was doing this, I discovered another feature. Oh, I don't think Apple announced. But I found it so in the messages app, and this is on iPhone as well as iPad you know, there's little apps underneath your messages bar.

Rosemary Orchard (00:27:33):
So you've got the camera in the app store and if you tap on the apps store one, then you get the apps. There's a new one, there's little audio waves in between the app store and the emoji and this is audio messages. See and so they just pulled that into like an explicit thing because previously you could send audio messages, but like it was merged into the messages bar. But as well as improving dictation, they have put audio messages in as their own dedicated little sort of app thing inside of the messages app, which is pretty cool. I like it. Yes. I

Mikah Sargent (00:28:10):
Was just

Rosemary Orchard (00:28:10):
Testing, trying to send, send, send, send an audio message. Yeah, it's great. Right. that this is like, I,

Mikah Sargent (00:28:17):
The way that it's set up now is you have to tap and hold in order to send an audio message. And so this lets you just tap and record stop and then send versus only being able to do that. Tap end hold version of, of yester year. So yeah, I do like that and I wonder the reason I'm not showing on screen for folks who are going, why is, you know, there's a lot of different messages and things from people who I don't wanna show their messages, cuz that's the way it works on the Mac. If I had it on my iPhone, then I could show it there. But on the Mac you've got that sidebar that shows other people's messages. And so I'm not gonna show that, but yeah, it, you, you can tap and release immediately record your message and then tap and then be able to send it to the person that you're talking to. So yeah, it is nice to have that little app, so to speak that little iMessage app right there.

Rosemary Orchard (00:29:05):
Yeah. I've just sent you a screenshot of that, that you'll be able to share if you want to show people what that looks like, Mikah, it's just sort of like a little audio display at the, the bottom of messages, which is pretty cool. And I like that and it's one of actually a number of new messages features that we've got, including undue send and Marco unread mic. I think you were a big fan of Marcus unread, right? You, you wanted Marcus unread I seem to, to about this.

Mikah Sargent (00:29:30):
Yes. So back in college, I think I've talked about this before I went to a neuropsychologist and did do the EEG and all of this other stuff and was diagnosed with ADHD. And one of the things for me is there are times where a message comes in and in the moment I will open up the message and look at it, but then something else comes up or I was looking at the message because it popped up, but I shouldn't have at that moment because I couldn't address it at that moment. And then I will forget entirely. And my mom is totally aware of this. And so she'll sometimes later on joke with me like, oh, is this one of those? Yes. It was one of those times where I forgot, but not everybody that you know is aware of all of your unique quirks.

Mikah Sargent (00:30:19):
And so having the ability to mark a message is unread until I am in this space where I can actually address it is so nice because there are times too where I need to triage. And it's like, there are three messages that I get and one of them I need to respond to right away. But the other two, I've got other tasks that I need to do instead right now. But I will forget that I got those messages unless they're still marked as unread. So huge for me, very important. I can't wait to have that. And honestly, that could be the one thing that pushes me to installing the beta on my iPhone. Even though it's ill advised at at this time. So yeah, yes, definitely excited about that. Why don't we quickly go through the, the rest of iPad OS here with some other things that stuck out for you.

Rosemary Orchard (00:31:10):
Yeah. So one of the things that stood out for me, and this is such a nerdy one, it's such a nerdy one, Michael, all of the people are gonna be writing and going rose. You're such a nerd and that's okay. Printing N up layouts. So this is something you can do very easily on the Mac, where if you've got, say a two page document and you wanna like scale it down so that you've got the pages side by side next to each other on an, when it's printed, you can do that. And there's booklet modes and things like that. And we've not been able to do this on the iPad. There have been apps for it and so on, but it involved creating PDFs and so on. And it was always a FAF and a fiddle. And now, now this is something that's built into iPad OS and iPhone O so that when you go to print, there's an option for create booklet mode.

Rosemary Orchard (00:31:54):
So say you've got a eight page document and you wanna print it into a nice little folding booklet. You can do that right in the iPad without other apps or anything. And you can also just print like, you know, four sheets on one or whatever it is that you want to do. Which, you know, I, I really like there's also native support for Nintendo switch controllers, which are somewhat at the opposite end of the spectrum compared to the printing options. So you've had, we've had support for our Xbox and PlayStation controllers for Apple arcade and similar games for a while, but now we've got Nintendo, Pearl controllers, specifically prone, not joy con and back in messages, there's also edit undue send as well, which are very nice to have. I should note the messages features for edit undue and undue send don't work with somebody who's on iOS 15.

Rosemary Orchard (00:32:46):
I have you know, tested this with a couple of people and they've confirmed that they still see their message on their device. And one person had a deleted message come through. So I'm not quite sure what's supposed to happen there. I'm sure that will be refined as we go through the process. But it will work between I 16 users. So Mikah, if I send you a message to your iPad, then I can, unsend it. And you'll still have it on your iPhone at the moment whilst you're still being sensible because <laugh>, you know, unlike me, you actually care whether or not your phone has battery life or doesn't show up. As

Mikah Sargent (00:33:19):
I mostly,

Rosemary Orchard (00:33:19):
When you're recording iOS today,

Mikah Sargent (00:33:22):
I needed to use my mapping yesterday. And so I didn't install it yesterday because I was worried I was gonna end up getting stuck somewhere. <Laugh>

Rosemary Orchard (00:33:30):
Ah, well, speaking of maps though, there's a great new feature. So multi-stop, this is something Google maps has had forever, and I've really wanted that to come to iOS. And you were able to say like, Hey, like stop, like add, add a as a stop at like a petrol station or something, but now you can add 15 stops along your route. So you can plan out like a whole journey and like your whole day, basically as one maps route. So that then you can just keep going and get in the car and drive and go to your next stop and continue. And I can't wait to try this out. I will be trying it out on Friday. I have an appointment that I need to drive to. So I'll be testing this out with CarPlay. And I also have a charger for my phone and three battery packs in my bag. Ready to go because did I mention running at available is a bad idea folks <laugh> don't do, don't do this at home.

Mikah Sargent (00:34:21):
Yes. Do not try this at home, let us do it so that you can live vicariously through us and experience these due features without having to worry about your device not working, but the public beta is coming in July. So it's right around the corner. If, if June moves as quickly as, as may did then yes, it's right around the corner. Yeah. Yes. Anything else on iPad OS that you want to cover?

Rosemary Orchard (00:34:44):
Well just like messages got an unsend. And you know mark is unread, which proxies for sort of remind me about this later. You can actually say, by the way, if you're holding your, your iPhone is unlocked and you've got something on your screen, you can say, remind me about this later. Or remind me about this when I get to after the magic K Apple lady in implantation and that will happen, but now mail has a specific remind me feature built in, you know, just like lots of applications across snooze while mail's got, remind me later, or remind me because Apple like to do things a bit differently. However, like the remind me feature there is undue sense. So it will just delay sending your email for a short period of time during which you can go, oh, no, that was a bad idea.

Rosemary Orchard (00:35:29):
I miss felt X or I forgot the attachment. No, you can undo your send, or maybe you're doing something a bit late at night. Maybe you shouldn't be doing it quite then. And you don't want your boss to know that you actually were working late. You, you know, you have maybe an errand run and it slightly around at lunchtime or something. And so you catch up a little bit in the evening, so you can schedule a message to send at, you know, eight o'clock the next morning, so that you really look like you are awake and at your desk and ready to go. And the reality is you're still bubbling around in your pajamas and slippers looking for your coffee. So yeah, send later, remind MedU send and editing messages in messages is all of those are just great, amazing things. And then we've got focus, modes, focus, mode upgrades as well.

Mikah Sargent (00:36:16):
We'll talk about focus modes in just a second. I just wanted to say, I did send a message to Rosemary on my iPad, which is running the beta. I said, Hey, robe. And then I edited the message to change it to rose as that is who I was talking to, not robe. And it shows underneath red at 9:52 AM my time. And then there's a little bullet and then it says edited. So it shows that it was thank you. You sent a, a screenshot that I can show. So on Rosemary's side, there's not the red option because it was her who was reading it, but there is a text be beneath it that says edited. So you can see that that message was edited. So rose could go, oh, I see you edited that. Did you have a mistake there? The mm-hmm <affirmative> the example they showed on stage was fantastic because, oh yeah. It was like clearly a colleague speaking to another colleague. The colleague's name was Gabe and the person put babe instead of Gabe <laugh> ed changed it so that it said Gabe instead of babe, which was really funny and completely relatable for sure. Yes. People misspell my name all the time because of autocorrect. Autocorrect will change it to mage. It will change it to Mikah with a C. And there's a third one that escapes me at the moment. But 

Rosemary Orchard (00:37:37):
Yeah, I had my phone, but somehow I hadn't added you to my contacts, I guess. Because I typed your name at one point and it came back with Mickey as in the mouse.

Mikah Sargent (00:37:47):
Oh no.

Rosemary Orchard (00:37:48):
And it's like, this could not be farther from reality. I just added you to my contacts and that solved the problem. So clearly the correct answer for all of these people is just add you to the contacts, add

Mikah Sargent (00:37:58):
Them. Yeah. Add exactly. That's all they need to do. All right. Yes. I know. You're very excited about focus modes. So tell us about focus modes. We'll take another quick break and then we'll head into the rest of the show.

Rosemary Orchard (00:38:09):
Cool. So focus modes is something we got last year where you can focus on something like work or exercise for a period of time. And this year they have amped them up. So a common thing that I have heard from a lot of people or frequent refrain as it were, is that people don't wanna be blocking apps from sending them don't wanna be opting apps into sending them notifications. They wanna opt apps out of sending them notifications in certain focus modes. So for example while you are, I don't know doing fitness things, maybe you're good with all of your notifications except for your work stuff. Well, now you can actually set that up and you can say, Hey, I don't want notifications from these people or these apps in this mode. And instead you get to opt things into it so that you can just see the things that you want.

Rosemary Orchard (00:38:58):
And those filters also have expanded. So we don't just have the filters for a certain app. We can also drill down so we can get notifications for certain mail accounts, specific mail accounts. So you don't get notifications for all three mail accounts while you're working. You only get notifications for your, your, your work mail account. For example safari has filters where it can jump straight to a specific tab group. Messages has filters as well for certain people and calendar. You can even change your default calendars in, or the calendars that you see in the calendar app for that focus mode. So for example, again, work versus personal, you might just, you might wanna just toggle on, say your work calendar, a work info calendar, which has got things like days off and, you know, group holiday bookings and stuff like that. So that, you know, when other people are out at the office and, you know, your, your main, like my personal appointments one or whatever it is.

Rosemary Orchard (00:39:51):
And then the rest of the time, you see all the rest of them and that automatically toggles. And they've really listened to the word automation here because they stole something, Mikah, they stole one of my features that I did in, in shortcuts. What I can't believe they did this to me, they did this to me. How dare so one of the things that I've done for a long time, I set this up very early in the, I was 15 beta because yes, I was silly last year as well is I changed my upper watch phase with my focus mode. So I focus, well, my focus mode switches I had and still have, I probably need to get rid of them now a personal automation inside of shortcuts, which then sets my watch face. Well now in the focus mode settings, not only can you change your home screens where you can select different home screens to show up or not show up as the case may be.

Rosemary Orchard (00:40:39):
But you can also set your lock screen or lock screens that are available to you, and you can set your watch face so that you can have different watch faces in different focus modes. And I am so excited about this. This is genuinely great. For all of those people who would never open the shortcut app and go to personal automations, this sort of thing is just being surfaced in a much more accessible manner. There is nothing wrong with shortcuts. It's got a whole bunch of new features we can talk about later, but I'm really glad that this stuff is just being brought closer to the surface for everybody, because I feel like everybody deserves to have these options. There's also filters for low power mode and dark mode. So if you don't have your phone, for example, switch automatically to dark mode at sunset and then off again at sunrise, and you want your phone in dark mode while you are in the safe sleep focus, you can now turn that on.

Rosemary Orchard (00:41:29):
And that's just an option, a system setting right there. Which is great. I'm, I'm really pleased that that exists. So yeah, I've just sent like a two screenshots of the, the filters that we could show people for anybody watching the video where you can set up these app filters so that you get, you know, certain things from certain people. And yeah. Then yeah, so I just, I'm, I'm very excited. Because you know, we've got app and system filters built into focus modes and yes, we needed this. We really needed this. So I'm, I'm glad that they are continually improving things. And this really feels like it answers a lot of people's frequent requests.

Mikah Sargent (00:42:09):
I agree. I think that you and Matthew Castenelli should set up a consultancy firm that just sets up focus modes for people so that they can have, like, it can all be set up how it should be set up, but they don't have to do it. <Laugh> I would pay you money to do it for me because I think focus modes are great. I just can't ever get myself to sit down and actually set them up in the first place. So let's, let's take a, yeah. See, keep, yeah, write that one down. Once quick,

Rosemary Orchard (00:42:38):
I was just gonna say Mikah. Oh yeah. I'll do a focus mode for you. If you do a lift with the Iowa 16 feature of one of your dogs into messages. So the I oh yeah. So that I get that later because that's a feature we forgot to mention and I feel like I, I feel like it was built for you because it's just so great. I,

Mikah Sargent (00:42:56):
Yeah, I think it was, so this is a fun feature essentially using computer vision and, you know, those types of AI different photos that have a clear subject in them can be cut out of a photo and then lifted and placed into, for example, messages. So you can create stickers of your animals very easily. They showed a dog as the example being lifted out from the photo and then copied, or you can even just from there tap to share and have the share sheet pop up. So this isn't just for animals it's for anything that forms as the subject of the photo. But yes, I will be using that to cut out my dog from lots of different photos and setting those around for sure. All right. Let's take a quick break. So I can tell you about wealth front, who are bringing you this episode of iOS today.

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Mikah Sargent (00:46:07):
Well, I am using it day today as a camera. And it works super well. I've got a, you know, cord running to it. That's plugged into the back of my studio display and that's how I do it. But Apple has introduced another option for folks by way of continuity, which is Apple's umbrella term for the different ways that iOS tvOS Mac OS watch OS home pods, all of these OSS work together where you can copy and paste between devices or control different devices using another one, all of that's magic, where they just sort of dance back and forth between the different systems so easily that's Apple's group term called continuity. And the latest continuity feature is what Rosemary,

Rosemary Orchard (00:46:52):
The latest continuity feature really existed in this, under this name, but not with this functionality. It was it's called continuity camera. So we've had a feature for a while where you could take a picture from your iPhone and share that to your Mac. You know, if you needed to scan something, but now they've got the ability to use your iPhone as a web camera for your Mac. And they've even, Bekin making Mac safe accessories that fit onto your Mac and your iPhone. So Mac saves onto the back of your iPhone and balances on the back of your Mac to use this. And honestly it looks really good. You've got those, all of those great cameras on the back of your iPhone, but there's another feature that they snuck in there. My

Mikah Sargent (00:47:32):
Mind blowing

Rosemary Orchard (00:47:33):
Top down shot without your phone moving. So imagine that your phone is on an iPad or sorry, on a Mac. I've got an iPad in front of me. That's why I got confused there. And so your phone is balanced on the back of a a Mac display. Okay. Probably a MacBook. But you want like a top down shot. So your phone stays there and then it uses all of the lenses. And then obviously there's magic involved here. I have no idea what sacrifices these developers made to sleep and the gods to, to make this happen. I'm sure that they' many, many bunny gods got lots of chocolate to make this happen, but oh my gosh, it's a top down shot of your desk. And it's amazing like it, without like hooking up an overhead camera or anything, it looks really good now, obviously in a keynote presentation, you expect things to look amazing, but I'm genuinely thinking that this might actually be really good because you've got those, all of those cameras together.

Rosemary Orchard (00:48:30):
So yeah, it's, it's pretty exciting. So yeah. Somebody's us in chat room if we think that this means Matt books with zero bezzles and even thinner lid. I mean the, the lid on those new maps is pretty darn skinny already, but I don't think they're gonna get rid of the builtin camera just yet. Just because there are so many things where you might just need to pick up your phone to make a note or do what Mike and I are doing and try and share our phones on screen. At least if you're not running IO 16 on your iPhone <laugh>

Mikah Sargent (00:48:59):
Yes. That there's so much information from that ultra wide camera that they're able to take that and distort it so that it actually is not distorted. That was a mind blowing thought that they had and like kudos to the developers who the engineers at Apple, I mean, who came up with that idea and you know, made it work in, in practice. That's such a clever, clever thought. I am looking forward to trying that out in the future for the show. Just if, if it works, just find that way then I, I only have to have the one camera that's so cool. All right. Let us move on to shortcuts corner. It's time for shortcuts corner. This is the part of the show where you write in with your shortcuts requests and Rosemary orchard. These shortcuts expert provides responses. In this case, we are talking about shortcuts updates from WWDC, because we need to know about this stuff. So Rosemary, tell us what you want to talk about with shortcuts at WWDC 2022.

Rosemary Orchard (00:50:12):
Well, I wanna say, first of all, clearly the shortcuts team have been working hard. There is a huge host of new actions, but not only that they've implemented support for some new UI things which are coming out of WWDC, like adjustable status as bars, or like menu bars on iPad so that you can like change what buttons appear in different places. And that sort of stuff has all appeared. And I'm very excited that they've been doing that, that they've added so many new actions, Mikah, so many new actions they've been listening to the things that people have been requesting. And it's very obvious that they've been listening. And they've, they've added so many features to so many great things. Like for example did you know the maps that now you'll be able to specify where your car is parked, like set your car, parked location, or get details of that, or get where you parked your car so that you can, you know, do something, oh,

Mikah Sargent (00:51:08):
This is that

Rosemary Orchard (00:51:09):
For shortcuts. So if, for example, you've got a partner and you share your car with a partner and you frequently need to like, let them know, like, Hey, it was parked over here. Maybe you don't have parking at your place, or like you're parking at like a large outdoor venue of some kind. And like, your spouse is gonna take, or partner's gonna take the car home. You know, then this way you can have a little shortcut that says, Hey, here's where the car is and sends them like a little thing where they can find it because obviously their car play doesn't know like their phone doesn't know where your car was parked. 

Mikah Sargent (00:51:38):
My, my, my partner, he does not like to use Bluetooth with his car stereo. So mm-hmm, <affirmative>, there's no current way for him to automatically have his car location marked. He has to drop a pin every time. Whereas I use Bluetooth, I don't have CarPlay, but I do have a Bluetooth stereo. And because of the way that the system works, it knows when I disconnect from that via Bluetooth, that that is where my car was parked. So it automatically marks that location he's always wanted the automatic marking, but not enough to use Bluetooth for the reasons that he has for not wanting to use Bluetooth. And so I'm very excited because I'll be able to share a shortcut with him when this is set up that automatically will do this now. Instead of it having to be this, you know, whole process. So that's, that's great that he'll be able to mark where his car is.

Rosemary Orchard (00:52:25):
Yeah. You'll be able to stick an NFC tech on his dashboard and then he can just tap his phone to it. And it'll mark where his car is parked for him. That'll be great. So yeah, so that, that's a new feature, which just completely snuck in there that I didn't realize was it, you know, shortcuts didn't get really mentioned at WWDC there there's a whole bunch of things where we're gonna find shortcuts just sneaking into everyday life, without us having to set up or configure anything, which is really cool. But in the meantime, you know, for, for the us folks who do like creating shortcuts, we got some great new actions, like deleting messages and for messages and safari and mail and calendar, we also got options to configure our focus filter for those where we can set our focus filter.

Rosemary Orchard (00:53:09):
And this is, I could imagine will be very good if you reuse your, your focus modes. So for example, you've got a working focus mode and you use that for maybe your day job and, you know, something that you're doing on the side. Instead of setting up different ones, you can adjust it quite easily. And they've also added some options for notes. So notes has had shortcut support for a while with, you know, creating and finding notes, but you can now add tags explicitly to notes change modes in notes, so that a note can have automatic parsing of you know, hashtag something as a tag or not. And you can turn that on and off. You can move a note to a folder and you can pin it as well. So, you know, maybe you start up a new project, you create a note and you wanna pin it at the top of the folder and stuff like that.

Rosemary Orchard (00:53:58):
You can change all of those things straight off the bat. They've also got support for the shared album, which was talked about at WWDC where families have got a shared photo album and that things will be automatically added based on like your proximity and so on, which I think we need to look at in more depth in the future market, cuz I'm very curious about definitely. But posting to more interested in this, yeah. Posting to that is a, an option favorite. My favorite thing, Mikah, my favorite thing from safari tab groups, mm-hmm <affirmative> tab groups are in shortcuts. So tab groups are the, a group of tabs, not dissimilar to bookmarks in many ways where you can, you know, open several different tabs and then you can tap on the link and say open this in a specific tab group and this is great, but there was no shortcut support for it.

Rosemary Orchard (00:54:44):
And in fact, there doesn't seem to be any way to get at this data. You couldn't tell safari to open into a focus mode or a tab group rather, and that's built into focus modes, but you can also open a specific tab group or create a tab group as part of a shortcut. Now. So going back to the projects example, I mentioned where you create a note you move it into a folder, you pin it. Great. Now you can also create a tab group with that same name. And you know, you've got a project where you can pull all the tabs for something and your note ready to go. There's also support for just opening new tabs and opening specific views in safari, which is more for iPad where you can, you know, switch between different ways of looking at the the app and private tabs as well.

Rosemary Orchard (00:55:28):
And of course, shortcuts got some upgrades where you can search shortcuts specifically, or you can open a shortcut or delete shortcut, so create shortcuts or open a folder. But Mikah, I think this one is something that people who write into the show frequently are gonna love. They added some more setting support for background sounds. Oh, so there's background sounds that you've got where you've got like ocean waves or something. There's now options to set those background sounds and to change those background sounds as part of shortcuts. And I know people frequently write in asking if they can have, you know, the, the, the sound that they, that they get when they say, you know, Hey, home pod play, play rain sounds or something, and they want to put that into a scene inside of home kit. That hasn't been a way I've not played with this yet, but I'm wondering if this might actually solve that problem. That would be very interesting if it does. And if it doesn't, then I'm gonna file some feedback because that's part of being a, a beta tester, right. I have to file the feedback as well.

Mikah Sargent (00:56:27):
Indeed. I just did a quick little remove background shortcut where first I said I said, select photos was the, the shortcut that I set up and then gave myself the option to select multiple and then the new feature, which is remove background from, and in this case, it's the photos that I selected and I'm actually quite impressed. Let me see, let I'll quickly run this shortcut and find a photo that is fine to do this with, and then I will show. Yeah. So here we go. Let me switch over and, oh, that's the wrong device. There we go. So here's my little shortcut called remove backgrounds and I've given myself the ability to select multiple photos. If I want to, I just selected a coffee mug photo. And this photo had it was sitting on a table and there was a background behind it.

Mikah Sargent (00:57:21):
I'm actually quite impressed how well it did just off the top, you know, it's not perfect, but that's, without me giving it any prompting or saying like, I want this part of the photo or anything like that. So I think this could be a really handy tool for quick options to take the background out of a photo. Mm-Hmm <affirmative>, although it is interesting given the, there are quite a few apps on the app store that aim to do this and do it quickly. So it is a, a bit of a bummer for them that now that it's built in.

Rosemary Orchard (00:57:52):
Yeah. That's I have to say, you know, there's lots of apps and I don't think those will go away. I still use P for that all time and I probably will continue to do so because usually I'm not just removing the background, I'm then layering some other things in, but this might be a good way to get started for a lot of things. And I love the fact I did send you a little video mic of me lifting a picture of a cat and dropping it into a message with you because it's just so easy now that it's built in iOS. And I love the fact that it, you know, it does just

Mikah Sargent (00:58:23):
Work. Yeah. That was so fast too.

Rosemary Orchard (00:58:26):
Yeah. Yeah. You just, I just tapped and held on the cat with those really, really big eyes. I dunno where this cat came from. I stole it from the internet I'm afraid. But it just works. Just works like that every time. It's it's great. Wow. so that's impressive. Yeah, it's, it's good. That shortcuts got support for this as well. They also, it also got support for optimizing a file size of a PDF. So if you've got a PDF that's huge, then you can optimize that file size. You can change your theme in books and open a specific book or open a collection or a tab resize, text switch pages, things like that. You can also however, open a specific mailbox. And I know this is something that a lot of people have asked for. Especially those people who've got customized home screens.

Rosemary Orchard (00:59:06):
So home screen, which is shortcuts icons that will take you to, you know, a certain file or, you know, in my case, my safari icon in my doc is actually, it's a purple safari icon and it opens a new doc go page every time. So I don't get distracted by whatever it was I was looking at before. It just takes me straight to the search where I can then type in an address bar or whatever I need to do. And so for people who wanted to do that and want a specific custom mail icon on their home screen during say their work focus mode. So they've got a mail filter set up in their focus mode. So they only get notifications from their work mail account. Well, now they can use the open mailbox action inside of one of those home screen shortcuts to open their work mailbox with whatever icon they choose on their work home screen, which is, you know, just a nice extra to have which is great.

Rosemary Orchard (00:59:57):
They also finally added support for editing contacts. So we've had editing reminders and calendar events for a little while. Now that came up with I 15 that we get editing contacts. Now, I believe I couldn't find that in IRS 15. I, I only found that in I 16, there might be that Maya I, 15 device was lying to me. When it couldn't find that we we'll find out later, I guess, but there's just so many good actions and not only this, but there's an entire setup that the shortcuts team have created, which they're giving to developers, which will allow these developers to create more things that will just happen for us as shortcuts, without anybody needing to open the shortcuts up and configure things. And then for those of you who are, you know, willing to get your toes wet, you'll be able to open the shortcuts up, create a new shortcut, and then the actions are going to significantly increase in number and ability.

Rosemary Orchard (01:00:51):
So the, the things that you currently want to do that you're not able to do in those third party apps, fingers crossed, those developers are gonna use this fabulous new, intense API is what it's called. There's a video about it happening today which I will be watching later. And yeah, fingers crossed that those developers are gonna do that and add all those things, because I think that Apple have done their best to make it easy for developers to do so. And shortcuts is just gonna get more powerful every time. You know, we've seen it sneak into a lot of places here and a lot of things that people have done with shortcuts have now been built into iOS. So hopefully that's a wonderful life cycle. That's just gonna keep feeding itself.

Mikah Sargent (01:01:30):
All right, folks next week we're gonna be talking about the Apple design award winners. We'll be covering those apps, which is very exciting. And we will hopefully have some time for some feedback and questions at that point today's episode, because it was all encompassing on WWDC had a lot to cover. And so we hope that you got at least a brief overview of all the fun stuff, Rosemary and I throughout the week are gonna continue to watch sessions. Okay, good. It's still playing Rosemary and I throughout the week are gonna continue to watch sessions and videos and read and check out all the stuff. And we we'll continue to bring new bits of information to you as we get it. And as we continue to use these devices that are running these different operating systems. So with that, it is time to head into our final segment of the show app caps.

Speaker 4 (01:02:25):
Hi, I'm Leo, LePort the host of MacBreak Weekly. Every Tuesday. I get together with Andy and ACO, Alex Lindsay, and Renee Richie to talk Apple we're enthusiast, but we're not fan boys. We get deep into the weeds talking about how products work, which products you should buy and which you should stay away from. Also, what's next for Apple, join me this Tuesday and every Tuesday, won't you for one of the longest running Apple podcasts, MacBreak and wherever you get your podcasts.

Mikah Sargent (01:03:07):
This is the part of the show where we wear caps a top hour head to honor our app or gadget picks of the week. These are the apps or gadgets or a special thing this time to, you know, honor those apps and say, Hey, check these out. These are wor well worth your time. This is something that you should look into. So with that Rosemary orchard, tell us about your idea for app caps this week. Then tell us about the cap at top of your head, and then tell us about your pick <laugh>.

Rosemary Orchard (01:03:35):
Well, I thought as this week, we were talking all iOS 16 and the amazing things we'll be getting in September, if you are a much more sensible person than I, and do not immediately hop on the developer beta train, please, people don't do that. Wait for the public BES at least. And so I thought it would be fun to look back at iOS 15 and previous IOS's and think of what features people don't necessarily know about that are kind of hidden there. And I was thinking of things like, you know, when you go to print something and that little preview pops up, if you pinch on the preview, then you'll get a PDF of whatever it is, which is really useful for various different documents that don't want you to have PDFs with them for whatever reason. But you can still get one if they'll let you print it.

Rosemary Orchard (01:04:17):
So that's quite a nice way to make PDF in mails work around as well. And Mikah liked the idea, right, but he already had an app cap, so I've deliberately snuck an extra feature in there. But the cap top of my head is it's in my Mac stock. I think a 2019 cap. It's a black cap with peace love and max. There's a little Apple leaser, I believe. No, the, the classic Mac, there's a classic Mac on, on here. I thought in honor of WWDC, I should go with peace, love a max. Because of course it's also pride month, so everybody should feel loved. But my, my trick, my real trick that I wanted to talk about are the advanced camera settings inside of the settings and the camera app, which I feel everybody ought to check out because there are so many things and I wowed somebody when a, I was on a ferry in New York.

Rosemary Orchard (01:05:06):
She asked if I could take a picture of her. And so I took a picture, but it was in four by three and I just needed to get a bit more of the background in to make it a great shot. So I tapped a little up arrow underneath the camera and I changed my aspect ratio. And down that the bottom, there are three options square four by three and 16 by nine. So I changed it 16 by nine, got a great shot for her, set it back because she already looked a little bit panicked and she said, wow, you're a professional. And no, I'm not a professional. I just know some of these great hidden features in the camera. And I think that there's a lot of things that people just don't really play with. Like they might switch to portrait mode or panoramic mode or video and slow mode.

Rosemary Orchard (01:05:44):
But aside from that, people don't really play and there's so many great things built in like filters and the aspect ratio and so on. But there's also options to turn on, for example, that three by three grids so that you can follow the rule of thirds if you want to. And all of those are hidden inside the camera and in the settings. So yes. So Mikah's got some pictures up. So the, this is just the camera app, obviously. And then if in the next picture you can see if I've tapped the up arrow. Then some of these options are at the bottom. It's also, Hey, you can control the flash. So if you specifically want the flash off for a picture or on, you can turn that on there are some other options, but then the one that a lot of people are looking for, cuz they wanna take an Instagram photo is the one that says four co on three, four by three.

Rosemary Orchard (01:06:28):
And when you tap that one, then in that next shot, then it will show you that it gives you the options where you can switch to square or 16 by nine. And then after you, you switch it just immediately, you don't get left on that menu. It's just changed it to a square. And I've got that rule of third grids on there, which I, I talked about as well, which is nice. And so I, you know, go have a play with the camera app folks have a look in settings underneath the camera option. So you know, this is, you know, what actual an actual shot of my desk looks like right now, a bit of a mess because I'm recording Iowa today. So I've got everything everywhere, but you know, that, that's what it's like in square mode. But you can, you can change things in settings, go have a play, we can put some links to some great Apple support documents that tell us about these things in in the show notes. But you know, the, these, these features are right there. And so many people don't know about them. You know, I was amazed this, this lady didn't realize that she could take a 16 by nine photo on her iPhone. And I got a really great shot with it for her. So hopefully she likes that. So yeah, go have a play dig around in settings. Never know what feature you might find and feel free to share that with us as well on the feedback.

Mikah Sargent (01:07:40):
Absolutely. So this still falls within the scope of Rosemary's Rosemary's suggestion. I didn't even realize this. So early last or no, no, late last week I downloaded an app and started playing with it and I was like, this is so much fun. And I reached out to the developer on Twitter and said, Hey, love this app and I'm gonna be showing it on iOS today. So I didn't want to go back on my word there. So that's why I'm showing it today, but it actually kind of falls in because this is an app created by a designer slash developer, a person who's see, as you can see, I'm a product designer with a history of hacking stuff together. And this is Clark. Soco has this app called Goodday world and the app, you can find it Goodday G D ay, or will have link of course, to the app store version it's available for free.

Mikah Sargent (01:08:35):
And it's got some text in here. That's really cleverly written just talking about, you know Clark's thoughts on designers being developers or designers, coding very easy way to send an email or share if you want to. This was mostly created using swift and swift UI. And it just shows some of the features that are built into the app. And so one example here is or built into the app, built into the operating system. So if I tap on this, it will show some different places that are well worth checking out in Cupertino. This place called chicken meets rice, the OA bakery, Ikes BJ's brewery, Gochi Japanese. I think I've eaten there and it was very, very, very good. And then this option over here is for being able to play a musical sampler.

Mikah Sargent (01:09:31):
So I'm giving it access to be able to control my library. And then it's just gonna play some music, which you should not be able to hear, which is fine from the store, which I'm gonna pause that. And then we're gonna go into switch on and it talks about toggles. Now, check this out as we go down, you can read about them, but each of these toggles is actually toggle, so I can tap to turn them on and off. And then on the right side, some animations to show how toggles can be turned on and off and display different animations based on what you are doing with them. And then there are options here for turning off these different features and turning them on and you can turn those off and on and then we'll go back and we'll go into these check boxes here.

Mikah Sargent (01:10:21):
So that's just showing you kind of how those check boxes work work. And then my favorite one is so this one's kind of fun too. I'll, I'll mention this one briefly all throughout here, it shows how different auto correct versions work. So the first one that they have is that Clarke has, is typing autocorrect, and then he challenges you to type without auto correct in the next one all caps options typing with each word, capitalized with sentences, capitalized typing with no capitalization and then typing with SpongeBob case, oops, and we'll tap done. And you could see that it changes that one, that of course is not a built in autocorrect feature. That's why it says, okay, this one's fake. And then we'll go back to this, which is my favorite one. It shows different keyboards that will be shown to you based on different text fields or, or number fields that you're trying to access.

Mikah Sargent (01:11:20):
So the first one is a default one. And when you tap on it, the keyboard actually pops up. I'll change it to the ask key capable keyboard, which looks like it's the same, but it actually restricts you to certain keys that are not ask capable. So for example, emoji, aren't showing them showing up there, the number pad and the askie capable number, pad numbers and punctuation. So it starts with the numbers and then you can change it over to the letters. And then it even has the Twitter variant of the keyboard, where the at sign is shown in the bottom right hand corner and the pound sign or the octothorp, the email address field, the URL keyboard, the web search keyboard, the decimal pad it adds a dot for, you know, if you're doing decimal stuff, the phone pad, which has extra keys for dialing and international, and also being able to go through phone trees and then the name phone pad, which looks almost like the keyboard, but it just doesn't have the punctuation for a number pad.

Mikah Sargent (01:12:18):
So when you switch it over to the other one, it just shows you that those keyboards are all accessible and you can see kind of what they look like, how they work in those different places right there in the app. And then Clarke is going to continue to keep this app updated with new things that he comes across as is using them, which is super cool as well. And so, yeah, I just, I had to shout out Clarke. Let me see Twitter. I had to shout out the developer and say like, this is just so fun for me as a person who is not a developer first and foremost at all to create something where I can kind of play around with it and get a little bit more insight into how the system works. This is definitely an app that I would, would want to have created.

Mikah Sargent (01:13:08):
I, I think it's really cool. And just a lot of fun. So that is called again, Goodday world available completely for free to So check that out for free, no ads or anything like that. No. In app purchases on the app store with that, we have reached the end of this episode of I O S today. Thank you for watching. If you have questions feedback, et cetera, we will get to as many of them as we can. When we can, you can send those to iOS We record this show live every Tuesday at 12:00 PM, Eastern, which is 9:00 AM Pacific. And we'd love it if you tuned in by going to But we think the best way to get the show. If you can't join us live is to go to There, you can subscribe to the show in audio or video format across a whole range of places, Spotify, YouTube, Google podcasts, Apple podcasts, PocketCasts all the different places, even just a plain O RSS feed.

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Rosemary Orchard (01:15:17):
The best place to go is Rosemary, which has links to all the different things I do around the internet. But of course you can also find me hanging out and be Club TWiT Discord. And of course, on Twitter at Rosemary Orchard, Mikah, where can people find you?

Mikah Sargent (01:15:30):
I can be found at Mica Sargent on many, a social media network, or you can add to Chi Yes, it's a real place. C H I H Hua, where I've got links to the places I'm most active online. Check me out actually today in not too very long, I'll be on MacBreak Weekly as Rene is elsewhere. You can probably guess. And we'll be joining for all of the WWDC coverage on MacBreak Weekly. But typically check me out on Thursdays for tech news weekly, which I record with Jason Howell, where we talk to the people making and breaking the tech news and Saturdays on the tech guy, the radio show heard around the world where Leo Laport and I take your questions, your tech questions, and try to answer them on the show. Thank you for tuning in. We hope that you are as excited as we are about the next set of features for all the different operating systems. We're gonna be digging into it, like I said, so stay tuned for even more. And I am so excited Rosemary for next week when we get to talk about the most incredible apps of the year in terms of Apple's design beliefs. So very, very cool very much looking forward to that until next time we say goodbye,

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