Categories
Guest appearances Podcasts Offsite

iOS Today #611: Setting up Focus Modes on your iPhone

This Tuesday, I had the pleasure of being as a guest on iOS Today with Mikah Sargent:

Personalize your custom Focus modes in iOS 15 or iOS 16, from silencing specific notifications to switching screens based on location.

  • Home Screen customization
  • Lock Screen customization
  • Focus activation scheduling
  • Using particular colors for context

Watch the full episode on TWiT or  on Apple Podcasts.

Categories
Guest appearances Links Podcasts

Guest Spot — Clockwise #454: Wednesday Is the Leaf

Last Friday, for episode 435 of the Clockwise podcast, I got the chance to join Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent again along with Rosemary Orchard to talk about:

Our excitement and trepidation regarding Passkeys, our thoughts on auto-generated Siri App Shortcuts, the most exciting features announced at WWDC, and our inevitable (?) USB-C future.

Check out Clockwise on Relay.FM, subscribe in Apple Podcasts, and listen to the episode below:

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 80: 2021 Smart Home Predictions 🎙

On episode 80 of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about the following:

Follow-ups from Google IO, Google Assistant tweaks, and smart home changes this week. Plus HomeKit gear, Apple Watch apps, and our thoughts on the latest Apple products. And our smart home predictions and picks of the week.

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 79: A Very Googley I/O Episode 🎙

On episode 79 of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about:

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day
  • Apple’s new hardware releases
  • Google IO
  • Our latest picks
Categories
Newsletter Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 78: Project CHIP Rebrands as Matter 🎙

On episode 78 of Smart Tech Today, Rosemary (in for Mikah) and I talked about:
– Project CHIP’s new name – Matter
– Amazon’s Sidewalk network and new product releases
– Apple’s AirTags and Rosemary’s 3D printing adventure

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 77: Interview with Jonathan Hui, Google & Thread 🎙

On episode 77 of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked to VP of Technology for The Thread Group, Jonathan Hui – plus:

Laptops as smart displays, Nanoleaf’s smart remote, and ceiling fans with HomeKit

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 76: Explaining Thread Enthusiasm 🎙

On episode 76 of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about:

iOS 14.5’s changes to Apple Maps, Siri voices, default music services, and Fitness+ – plus AirTags, HomeKit devices, and Thread.

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 75: Project CHIP Nears 🎙

On episode 75 of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about:

Project CHIP, the Apple event, Google Assistant tweaks, WearOS, HomeKit products, and Homebridge. Plus, Mikah’s new iPad stand and upcycled smartphones.

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 59: Rosemary Orchard’s Smart Home Setup 🎙

On this episode of Smart Tech Today, I had a guest host Rosemary Orchard while Mikah was out – here’s what we talked about:

  • Our hands-on impressions of Apple’s AirPods Max,
  • Google Stadia on iOS, and
  • Rosemary’s smart home setup
Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 57: IoT Decor for the Holidays

On this episode of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about tips for automating holiday decorations, how to enable COVID-19 exposure notifications, and the updated Flic 2 smart buttons.

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 45: Alexa, Print My Crossword 🎙

On this episode of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about Amazon’s new voice-based printer integration, Wink’s recent outage (after the launch of its subscription service), and Apple’s new designed-by-Apple face covering.

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Guest Spot: iPad Pros 90 & 91 – Shortcuts for iPadOS 14

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being invited back onto Tim Chaten’s podcast iPad Pros to discuss the updates coming to Siri Shortcuts and the Shortcuts app for iPadOS 14.

In the show, Tim asked me a detailed series of questions that covers pretty much every single aspect of what’s new in Shortcuts for iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad.1

Our conversation was so good that the show ended up being split across episode 90 and episode 91! Now that both episodes are out, you can listen to the whole chat and learn about what’s coming next.

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 41: Pavlov’s School Children 🎙

On episode 41 of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about the following:

The Google Assistant has added some new homeschooling features to its smart displays and speakers, including a school bell and random facts delivered throughout the day. Apple and UCLA are working together on a depression study. Mikah and Matthew answer and share a whole host of listener questions and feedback, respectively.

Categories
Podcasts Offsite

Smart Tech Today 40: Hey Cortana, Goodbye! 🎙

Play

On this episode of Smart Tech Today, Mikah and I talked about industry news as well as headlines around Microsoft, Google, and Amazon – and Mikah’s excellent tech for tracking health data.

Plus, we’re at episode 40! Thank you very much for listening. 🙏

Industry news

Microsoft

Google

Amazon

Mikah’s Automated Health Tracking

Picks of the week


Links for the show:

Categories
Siri Shortcuts Podcasts Offsite

Appearance – Clockwise #353: “Shortcuts Concierge”

I had the pleasure of being a guest on episode 353 of the Clockwise podcast from Relay FM, joining Brianna Wu, Jason Snell, and Dan Moren for a 30-minute round table discussion of the week’s news.

We talked about Apple silicon and what it means for gaming as well as whether we’ll be buying the first round of Macs, our beta-installation strategies, and how to use Shortcuts for public good.