In the News

29: Convenient Controls for Christmas, Coffee, and your Couch

December 03, 2021
In the News
29: Convenient Controls for Christmas, Coffee, and your Couch
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Watch the video!
https://youtu.be/4b3UxTZvXaU

In the News blog post for December 3, 2021:
https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2021/12/in-the-news605.html 

  • Going Pro Bono Against the NSO
  • Jeff’s Jump to a 4K TV
  • Automating Your Christmas Tree
  • Don’t Play in the Street, Play in Your Car
  • Brett’s CarPlay Tips: Customize CarPlay Interface
  • Jeff’s Apple TV Tips: Control Center & App Options

Daring Fireball: Apple’s Own Announcement Of Their Lawsuit Against Nso Group

The Verge: Apple sues NSO Group for attacking iPhones with Pegasus spyware

Jeff's Review: LG OLED C1 Series TV -- amazing 4K HDR television for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV 4K users

Jeff's Review: Belkin Ultra HD High Speed HDMI 2.1 Cable -- fix for HDCP error on Apple TV 4K

Jeff's Review: Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) [from June 2021]

MacRumors: HomeKit Accessories Worth Checking Out (with video)

9to5Mac: [Update: First food ordering app] Best CarPlay apps for iPhone   

Brett’s CarPlay Tip: We’ve talked a LOT about CarPlay on this podcast so wanted to share a couple of ways you can customize the interface. First, check if your car model can support it through this link: https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/available-models/ (usually cars from 2016 and up).

To customize your CarPlay wallpaper, you must be in the car to do this. Tap Settings in CarPlay and tap the image you want as your background. To Add or Re-Arrange apps, do this on your iPhone in Settings > General > CarPlay and then select the model of your car (so you have to have used this at least once and paired with car). Now you can move apps up and down, or add or subtract apps that will be shown on screen.

Jeff’s Apple TV Tips: To access the Control Center on your Apple TV, press and hold the TV button your Siri remote which will give you access to several options:  

  • Switch to another user.  When you switch to another user, the previous user is signed out, and the TV and Music apps refresh with the new user’s unique Up Next lists, video or music collections, and recommendations.
  • Put Apple TV to sleep - useful for first generation remote
  • See the currently playing song in Music
  • Control HomeKit scenes and cameras
  • Access AirPlay controls
  • Search
  • Game controller settings
  • TO CLOSE: Press back button / menu button

There are also several App Options - First, select an app (navigate to an app, then press and hold the center of the clickpad / touch surface until the app starts to jiggle). Second, press the play/pause button to bring up more options. Now you can delete an app or move the app to a folder.

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

Support the show
Going Pro Bono Against the NSO
Jeff’s Jump to a 4K TV
Automating Your Christmas Tree
Don’t Play in the Street, Play in Your Car
Brett’s CarPlay Tips: Customize CarPlay Interface
Jeff’s Apple TV Tips: Control Center & App Options