AppleVis Extra 35: Making the Most of your iOS Device

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

In this month's AppleVis Extra, Jamie Pauls, Thomas Domville, Alex Hall, and Jeff Bishop take a look at this year's list of AppleVis-recommended apps to help you get the most from your iOS device.

Next, Jamie sits down with Scott Davert to take a look at some possible stocking stuffers for the iOS or Mac enthusiast in your life. Recommended products include:

Belkin Screen Cleaning Kit

Anker PowerCore+ mini (Premium Lipstick-Sized 3350mAh Power Bank)

AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 4 Inches (10 Centimeters)

AMPLIFYZE - TCL PULSE Bluetooth Enabled Vibration and Sound Alarm

Here is a link to a review of this alarm on applevis

RII 66 Bluetooth Keyboard

Speedots tactile screen protectors and cases

Sound Pod, now only $22.76

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Submitted by Greg Wocher on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

These are the kinds of podcasts I love. They give me all kinds of thing to try out. It was good to hear you again Jamie. I miss hearing you and the others on a weekly basis. I used to be a loyal Downcast user until the issue where double tapping with two fingers would not start and stop the podcast I was listening to. I am now using Overcast. I do miss the controls from Downcast though and may go back and see how its working now. When it comes to Twitter I find myself switching back and forth between Tweetings, Twitterific and the Twitter app. I am a bit partial to Tweetings because it is what I used when I was using an Android phone. I am however coming to like the native Twitter app more and more though. Here is a quick tip for the Twitter app. In its settings there is a way to enable an accessibility gesture. This lets you do a two finger double tap on a tweet and it brings up a menu with options similar to what is available using the actions rodar in Tweetings. When it comes to news I do like the native Apple news. I think it is much easier to use over the RSS readers like Newsify and such.

Greg Wocher

Submitted by Greg Wocher on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hello once again,
I forgot to mention in my last post about password managers. I was curious as to why you did not mention Lastpass? The reason I ask is that it is also accessible and it costs $12 per year. Yes it is a yearly cost but that cost lets me use it on any device I have no matter what the operating system is. I tried one password but I did not like how they did the syncing for your vault.

Greg Wocher

Submitted by Lisa on Sunday, December 27, 2015

What is the name of the color identifier app that was discussed in this podcast? Thank you.

Submitted by Isak Sand on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Thanks for an entertaining podcast! I'm a sports fan myself and I have been testing many live score apps.
Your picks are surely good, and accessible, but I'm kind of certain they don't include things like European basketball leagues, European hockey leagues, smaller soccer leagues and sports like handball or volleyball that are hugely popular here in Europe, not to mention cricket, rugby, floorball or bandy.

So, let me tell about my own decisions:
I use SofaScore to get push notifications of for example when a match starts or ends, when there comes a goal or when a quarter of a basketball match ends. It's not very accessible, but usable. The good thing about SofaScore is that you can select the matches of which you'd like the push notifications quite easily, on the same page as the matches are listed.
A disadvantage of it is that such an important piece of information as the starting time of a match is not accessible. For this reason I'm using an app called FlashScore, when I want to know what matches are coming up or take a deeper look at some league tables.

I do not follow MLB or NFL very much, but I think they both are present in Sofascore as well as in FlashScore.
So, for all Europeans out there missing their push notifications of goals in exotic things like the Turkish Süperlig, the Romanian Liga I or, let's say, the Finnish ice hockey league, I can recommend SofaScore.

Submitted by Ekaj on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Thought I had already posted here but I guess I'll do so right now. I really enjoyed listening to this awhile back. I've been an NFB-Newsline subscriber and loyal fan practically ever since the service debuted. I only recently got their iOS app, but have found it to be quite good both in terms of accessibility and content. One thing I like about this app is that it is self-contained, eliminating the need to bother with inaccessible websites. They've not added anything since I got the app, or at least I don't think so. But I think you can access sports scores and the like, though I haven't done this yet myself.