In the News

32: AirPods, BlackBerrys, and Auld Lang Syne - Happy New Year!

December 31, 2021
In the News
32: AirPods, BlackBerrys, and Auld Lang Syne - Happy New Year!
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Watch the video!
https://youtu.be/mW-LgFbGZ3Y

In the News blog post for December 31, 2021:
https://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/2021/12/in-the-news608.html 

  • What’s NeXT for Apple?
  • Mapping the Future of Apple Maps
  • The Wizardry of AirPods
  • Are Apple Stores the Waffle Houses of COVID?
  • Put Your BlackBerrys in the Freezer
  • Auld Lang Syne with the Peanuts Gang!
  • Brett’s To Do Tip for the New Year!
  • Jeff’s Text Replacement Tip

Joe Rossignol: 25 Years Ago, Apple Acquired NeXT and Brought Back Steve Jobs

Steve Hayman: Apple + NeXT, 25 years ago today

Jake Krol: Is Apple Maps for you? We talked to Apple to break down the biggest new features

Tom Parsons: Is Bluetooth holding back Apple's AirPods? We asked the man who made them

John Timmer: End of the line finally coming for BlackBerry devices

For Auld Lang Syne — Lyric Video | Apple TV+

Brett’s To Do Tip for the New Year! My favorite “to do” app is appropriately named “Microsoft To Do.” There are TONS of ways to track to-dos or tasks (Jeff uses Things) but I don’t think of Microsoft To Do as a “task management” app … for me it’s a “stress avoider” because it’s the easiest way for me to capture a to-do that pops up in my mind before it disappears, and I don’t have the STRESS of trying to remember it!

I usually add a “Due Date” to an item which simply means that I know that to-do will bubble up on that date, and then I can triage it to either do it or schedule it for another day.

A couple of quick tips:
1) You can add an emoji to your list name and that’s a fun visual cue for your list.
2) You can also add “tags” by using the hashtag before a word which turns into a tappable word for bringing up all the related tasks.

My video review of the Microsoft To Do app:
https://appsinlaw.com/microsoft-to-do-a-simple-way-to-track-lists-and-tasks/

Jeff’s Text Replacement Tip:
In our last episode we discussed how to type special symbols on your iOS devices like ¶, §, Π, Δ. But you can also use the Text Replacement feature for typing phrases or even adding words to the built-in dictionary. Recently, John Gruber talked about using Text Replacement to make sure your iPhone properly types “20” (https://daringfireball.net/linked/2021/12/27/ios-15-autocorrect). I use this trick to make sure my iPhone always types specific items such as “Saenger Theatre” and “writ.”

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

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/?via=bburney)
What’s NeXT for Apple?
Mapping the Future of Apple Maps
The Wizardry of AirPods
Are Apple Stores the Waffle Houses of COVID?
Put Your BlackBerrys in the Freezer
Auld Lang Syne with the Peanuts Gang!
Brett’s To Do Tip for the New Year!
Jeff’s Text Replacement Tip