That Frog Doesn't Sing
About This Episode
This week Brian and Brad are joined by Rebecca Slatkin (@RebeccaSlatkin) and we talk about our new iPhones, the new Apple Watch, our worst jobs, the horrors of toilet iPhones, and why our moms worry when we travel.
Links and notes and more (oh my!):
- Brian’s talks about his iPhone 7 Plus (JET BLACK, BABY!) and Series 2 Apple Watch
- Rebecca talks about her iPhone 7 and her experience with the Smart Battery Case
- People who upgraded to the iPhone 7 through Apple’s upgrade program had problems due to limited stock … just for those in the upgrade program. Apple is aware of this and is trying to fix it. Apparently a class action lawsuit is in the works. Reading the comments, it’s baffling how badly they bungled this. I’m having a bit of worry for next year. Gradually, the number of phones is improving for these upgrade customers.
- We talk about some lesser known features in iOS 10
- A construction worker got hurt from an exploding Galaxy Note 7
- Spigen is selling a $10 cable that will convert AirPods into … well, EarPods.
- The Japanese have sold Bluetooth headsets for years that have a useless wire hanging off them so you don’t look like you’re talking to yourself. For the life of me, I can’t find a link to show it.
- Since the home button is virtual on the iPhone 7, how you reboot it is now different.
- We’re big fans of Skitch on the iPhone
- You can block or identify spam phone calls with the Hiya app
- Did you know that there are individual read receipts in iOS 10?
- We talk about Rene Ritchie’s review of Airpods
- Miyamoto hopes that Super Mario Run will draw users to Nintendo’s hardware.
- 10 FREE iMessage apps
- Genius—Browse through popular song lyrics to share instantly
- iTranslate—instantly translates your text messages into another language, complete with all the proper grammar
- Retro Emoji—all the classic emoticons right at your fingertips
- Circle Pay—lets you send money to your contacts securely and without having to pay a fee. Circle works internationally, unlike Square Cash
- Chatterbird—the Instagram of voice messaging
- Doodle—fast and easy scheduling in your Messages. Pick your availability and send it over to your friends to see if they’re available during those days
- GIF Keyboard
- OpenTable—make your a reservation without ever leaving Messages
- Blur—Like the built-in Invisible Ink feature, Blur obscures images sent so that they appear pixelated in the recipient’s notifications
- Super Mario Run Stickers
- Brad talks about his favorite earbuds: the Titanium Aftershokz