iOS Today (Tuesdays) General Discussion

A place for sharing your thoughts, ideas, and feedback for iOS Today.

Leo Laporte and Mikah Sargent love their iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches so much they’re hosting iOS Today, TWiT.tv’s show highlighting the best apps, most helpful tools, coolest tricks, and essential news surrounding iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

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Thanks, @mikahsargent for setting this show specific topic up! :slight_smile: Thanks @Leo for making this happen!

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@mikahsargent @Leo :smile: Thank you for taking the job at Twit, and thank you Leo for the great hire. I am really liking the direction IOStoday is going and has been since you have joined. It is fun again like it used to be. Dont get me wrong, Megan did her best, But you have taken back to the days when Sarah was there and the show was felt fast paced and made me laugh and interesting. Hope you stick around. Loving it.

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I just remembered a comment I wished I could have made for the show where you introduced Apple Arcade. The game @Leo was playing, “Mini Motorways” is the newest game from that company that makes it. The one before is “Mini Metro” and has been available for some time, and is now on pretty much all the platforms (it just came to the PS4 recently.) If you’re not familiar with it, you might want to check it out. It’s a “survival” game of sorts, as I assume is the new one. You will eventually lose, but the goal is to see if you can plan ahead to last longer than most. I quite enjoy Mini Metro and am looking forward to Mini Motorways debuting on non-Apple platforms so I can play it on Steam.

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I think it was listening to the TWiT Special on the Apple launch on 10 Sept, followed by iOS Today 463, that confirmed for me how well Mikah & Leo worked together. The first show was a careful gathering of information with relatively low-key conversations as they worked to see how the picture was unfolding, while the second one was a positively gleeful exposition of everything they’d learned, with the presenters doing rapid-fire role-swapping to get the best way of putting the info across. I think it probably comes across best in audio, where there’s nothing to distract from the interplay. Seems like Mikah is on the same wavelength as Leo when it comes to radio-as-theatre, and I know from some of his pre-TWiT podcasts that he can do the serious and in-depth approach too.

It’s worth re-listening to those two shows back-to-back in audio as a demonstration of the skillset needed for radio, which this essentially is.

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Thank you, Clayton! You’ve made my day.

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Mikal, I think the Apple maps demo you did (on reporting errors) would have displayed better if the screen wasn’t in Dark mode. Leo’s demo of the Canary email was night and day :smile: better. (I am a big fan of dark mode IRL.)

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Signed, Mikah’s mom :blush::blush:

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You got me all excited — I thought my mom had actually joined the community!

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Well, maybe she did and got in under the radar.

Hello @mikahsargent and @Leo! I would like to request an episode where you feature nature apps (like iNaturalist, perhaps). It would be awesome to see if you have any suggestions on what to use when out on a hike and trying to identify plants. Another category of apps I would love to know about would be alternatives to the arcGIS collector app. I would just like to track my own personal locations and attach photos and/or data to each point. Thank you!

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Love the idea @GrandmaChaz.

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Adding this to the list for future episodes! Thanks.

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