In the News

41: Peek-a-Boo Apple and Plunging for iPhones

March 04, 2022 Episode 41
In the News
41: Peek-a-Boo Apple and Plunging for iPhones
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Watch the video!
https://youtu.be/kgLWMnCURU8

In the News blog post for March 4, 2022:
https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2022/03/in-the-news617.html

  1. Peek-a-Boo Apple
  2. Phone Chargers & Picture Frames
  3. Emoji Masking Your Kids (or Yourself!)
  4. To Cellular or Not to Cellular, that is the Apple Watch
  5. How Smart is Your Lock?
  6. Plunging for iPhones
  7. Brett’s iTip: Notifications from the Default Weather App
  8. Jeff’s iTip: Choose the Weather Data Source in CARROT


Jason Snell: Apple has “peeked” my interest in its March 8 event

Adam Oram: Twelve South PowerPic mod review: Home decor meets wireless charger

Andrew O’Hara: Nomad Base One review: The most premium MagSafe charger around

Christine Chan: mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger with MagSafe review: Conveniently charge all the things

Casey Liss: Announcing MaskerAid

Josh Centers: Do You Need Cellular in Your Apple Watch?

Filipe Espósito: Aqara announces new Smart Door Lock A100 with Apple HomeKit and Home Key support

The See-Everything Smart Lock | eufy Video Smart Lock (Kickstarter)

Abigail Wilson: I found my iPhone TEN years after it went missing…my husband heard weird noises coming from our toilet

Brett’s iTip: I’ve really been impressed with what Apple is doing with the iPhone’s default weather app since they purchased the Dark Sky app in 2020. Now with iOS 15 you can have the default weather app provide notifications when precipitation starts or stops. First you’ll need to make sure you allow the Weather app has access to your current location in the Settings and Privacy section. Then open the Weather app (I have my as a widget on the front of my iPhone screen) and tap the “bullet list” in the upper right. Then tap “Notifications” and toggle on notifications for the locations you have in the list.

Jeff’s iTip: If you use the excellent CARROT Weather app, you can choose the weather data source from within the app’s settings.  Sources in the United States include:

  • Dark Sky
  • AccuWeather
  • Tomorrow.io
  • AerisWeather
  • Foreca [based on Finland]
  • MeteoGroup [based on the Netherlands]
  • Personal weather stations
  • Public personal weather stations

…and don’t forget that you can customize the layout of the app.

Brett Burney from http://www.appsinlaw.com
Jeff Richardson from http://www.iphonejd.com

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Peek-a-Boo Apple
Phone Chargers & Picture Frames
Emoji Masking Your Kids (or Yourself!)
To Cellular or Not to Cellular, that is the Apple Watch
How Smart is Your Lock?
Plunging for iPhones
Brett’s iTip: Notifications from the Default Weather App
Jeff’s iTip: Choose the Weather Data Source in CARROT