Sebastien Page is a blogger, editor in chief of iDownloadBlog and co-host of the Let's Talk iOS Podcast.
Sebastien and Cody announce the winner of last week’s giveaway, discuss their news intake strategies and cover this week’s top tech headlines. The pair also get into the future of Apple TV hardware and why switching to Android isn’t as enticing as it once was. Apple may be working on a MagSafe battery pack for the latest iPhone 12 series 5 budget-friendly MagSafe chargers The Apple TV app is now available on Chromecast with Google TV What’s the point of an Apple TV then? Apple is building a solid library for Apple TV+, but is it enough to keep subscribers? What we’ve been watching: Goliath on Prime Video Vacation on HBO Max Gemini Man Hulu Q&A  Dante sent us a voice memo: will we update the website? Preston asks on Twitter: Have you guys considered a segment or new podcast where you can cover interesting Apple TV+ content with spoilers? Maybe it could be monthly or just when appropriate. Love the new show! David emails us and says: Hey Sebastien and Cody. Firstly, I really like the new name and artwork. Although with my visual impairment I can’t appreciate the full detail of the artwork, I can see enough to say I like it! I have a question. Have either of you ever given serious thought to switching to Android? I’ve been using iPhones since the 3GS in 2009/2010, and have always loved them. I love my 12 Mini too (I did quickly get used to the size!). However just for the fun of it, and to try something different, I’ve been genuinely thinking about giving Android a shot for a year, and wondered if you’ve ever felt the same temptation for some variety? On the other hand it seems like a hassle; all of my photos are in iCloud photo library, I have an Apple Watch, AirPods etc etc… Keep up the great work, I’ll keep listening no matter what you decide to do! Cheers. Dave. Send us questions, comments, and feedback: Follow @SebastienPage and @melvco on Twitter Send a tweet to @Downtime_cast Send an email to podcast@idownloadblog.com Send an audio message
Sebastien and Cody talk about why the iPhone mini 12 appears to be a dud, the possibility of a Spring event, and features they’d like to see in this year’s iPhone models. The pair also discuss Sebastien’s recent marathon (walk), how they originally met, and their thoughts on the recent crypto craze. Also, a giveaway! Marathonian walk #2 Footpath route planner Follow up: What happens to your Apple ID and iCloud account when you pass away The iPhone 12 mini is a dud Spring event? AirTags launch reportedly ‘still on for March’, iPhone 13’s always-on display is claimed to offer minimal customizability Cody’s first post on iDB Q&A  Merman asks on Twitter: How long did it take for you two to agree on the shade of blue in the logo watch hands? And what are you each calling it? Joseph asks by email: I have been listening since the iPhone XS fantasy draft. I was wondering how did Sebastien originally meet Cody? I was curious on the back story on how you guys met. Love the show. Mike asks by email: Looking for some help and turning to the pros. Long time listener and first time emailer. I’m rocking Screen Time with my fourteen year old daughter. It mostly does the trick except for controlling the hotspot. I have her limited to certain times with some DOWNTIME. Her school computer is restricted to certain times from my Eero router. What she is doing is using hotspot from iPhone to school computer. I keep thinking I am just overlooking a setting to restrict hotspot access. I can’t find it anywhere. Surely Apple didn’t leave this out of Screen Time? Diogo asks on Twitter: Top 3 features you hope to see in the 2021 iPhone (from both). Always-on display Lighter Better telephoto lens performance Touch ID USB-C Night mode for video Jason asks by email: Can we have a section about your crypto thoughts especially with Elon musk recent move, hi from Manchester UK btw. Coinbase Send us questions, comments, and feedback: Follow @SebastienPage and @melvco on Twitter Send a tweet to @Downtime_cast Send an email to podcast@idownloadblog.com Send an audio message
Sebastien and Cody run down all of the latest Apple Car rumors and discuss their validity. The pair also imagines future Apple health devices and answer a number of listener-submitted questions. Topics mentioned on the show Apple Car: Apple Car could sport 300-mile range, 18-minute fast charge, 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds Apple reportedly hires Porsche’s VP of Chassis Development for Apple Car projectCNBC: The Apple Car will be fully autonomous The Apple Car predicted to lack a steering wheel Apple will invest $3.6 billion in Kia Motors for Apple Car manufacturing Hyundai and Kia are apparently not in talks to develop an autonomous vehicle with Apple Health: Apple may be developing its own health hardware products New beta: Apple seeds first betas of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and tvOS 14.5 to developers iOS 14.5 supports letting Apple Watch owners unlock their iPhones while wearing a mask Demo of the feature: Unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch?! (iOS 14.5) Siri now permits you to choose a default app for music streaming requests What we’ve been watching:  Molly’s game on Netflix Palmer on Apple TV+ Listeners Q&A Ian (the Welshman) asks by email: Just curious, what do you guys do for day jobs, interested to know how your days are filled. Good luck with the new format. Nathan asks on Twitter: iOS 14.5 brings the ability to unlock your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a mask, as long as you’re wearing your Apple Watch. Is this enough to get ‪Sebastien to wear his Apple Watch on a regular basis again? Ted asks by email: Hi Guys, love the new format. Always something to learn from your casual chatter. Being in my seventies and crazy about Apple Music, I have brought my children onboard with the family plan. I have recently given thought about how on earth the kids close down my apple subscriptions when the day of my demise happens. Any thoughts on this problem? Anthony says by email: Hey Sebastien and Cody. Love the podcast-been a long time listener. About Cody’s “Downtime” song-you should hold a contest where listeners submit their rendition of the song with music. Winner could receive merch of some kind(if you decide to make some, which you should), or an Apple product(iTunes gift card, AirPods, etc), or some other “tech” prize. Again, really enjoy the show!! Thank you to our German friend @_conath for sending in our first voice memo and for creating this awesome fanfare for Cody's song. Send us questions, comments, and feedback Follow @SebastienPage and @melvco on Twitter Send a tweet to @Downtime_cast Send an email to podcast@idownloadblog.com Send an audio message
Sebastien and Cody officially announce the rebranding of the podcast to Downtime, and explain how the change came about. They also get in their regular tech discussions with headlines involving Apple earnings, GameStop fever and more. iPhone 13 could double the storage, with a new 1TB tier limited to Pro models How to automate Apple Watch face changes based on time or location Apple reports Q1 2021 revenue of $111.4 billion r/wallstreetbets Bybymax77 on Twitter asks: Living in France, but speaking English, I don’t get why Apple does not make it possible to grant me access to services I’d be happy to pay for. Too many services are US only, and for an international company, I find it a little disrespectful. What’s your take on that ? When I ask my HomePod to play music, it launches my Apple TV. Any idea why? What we’ve been watching: The little things on HBO Max Homeland seasons 6-8 on Hulu 30 minutes or less on Netflix Send us questions, comments, and feedback: Follow @SebastienPage and @melvco on Twitter Send a tweet to @Downtime_cast Send an email to podcast@idownloadblog.com Send an audio message
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San Diego, CA, USA
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319
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1
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2 weeks, 1 day
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