iPhone Life Podcast

Episode 131: What Apps Do You Keep in Your iPhone Dock?

In episode 131, David and Donna show you how to move icons in and out of your iPhone and iPad dock so you can be quick on the draw with your favorite apps. Other topics include how to eliminate pesky Apple Watch notifications that tell you to do things like breathe or stand up. Stick around to find out if using Shazam in public is a social faux pas.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 09:51
Episode 130 - Our Favorite Dark Mode Shortcut, Self Timer Tips & Astrology App That Will Analyze Your Life

In the 130th episode, David and Donna share a shortcut for enabling Dark Mode, self timer tips for capturing group photos, and the astrology app Donna can't get enough of this week.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 18:34
Episode 129 - Our Favorite Drones, External Chargers & Password Management Apps

In episode 129, discover the apps and gear the iPhone Life team can't get enough of. David shares the external charger he travels with, and Donna recommends a drone for aerial videography and photography.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 16:47
Episode 128 - What Is 5G, When Will It Be Available on the iPhone & Is it Dangerous?

In the 128th episode, members of the iPhone Life team answer your questions about 5G—What is it? When and where will it be available? Do we need a special phone in order to access it? Is it safe to use? Joining the show is Michael Schill, CEO of internet service provider Natel Broadband (and Donna's dad!), to explain how 5G technology works, explore the possibilities it opens up, and to address health concerns regarding the safety of 5G. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:44
Episode 127: Coolest New iPhone Tech from CES 2020

Live from Las Vegas! Listen as members of the iPhone Life team share the coolest iPhone tech they found at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020, from iPhone-controlled drones to telescopes to lawn mowers.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 16:53
Episode 126 - Get Festive with These Holiday Apps, Movies, Music & Podcasts

Discover the best apps, movies, music & podcasts to enjoy over the holidays with this fan-favorite episode from 2018. From cooking apps for a festive dinner to interactive iPhone games for the whole family, this episode will give you everything you need for a merry, cheerful end to the year. Note: Our next episode will be January 9, 2020, where we'll be reporting live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on all the most innovative gear for the iPhone!

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 15:58
Episode 125 - Unfinished Business: iPadOS Leaves the Tablet's Future Unclear

In the 125th episode, members of the iPhone Life team discuss the triumphs and failures of iPadOS. While multitasking, browser support, and file management have improved, the iPad software remains unintuitive and a weak replacement for the laptop.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 13:35
Episode 124 - Holiday Gift Guide for Techies

In the 124th episode, David and Donna are joined by writer and producer Cullen Thomas to go over all of the best gear from iPhone Life's annual buyer's guide, from headphones to video doorbells. Other topics include the AirPods Pro and tips for checking the charging status of Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:08
Episode 123 - The Scoop on Portrait Mode, Macro Photography & Apple Arcade

In the 123rd episode, David and Donna share all the ways to take advantage of the new-and-improved Portrait Mode with iOS 13. Other topics include best gear for macro photography and early impressions of Apple's new gaming platform, Apple Arcade.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 16:12
Episode 122 - Hands on with the Apple Watch Series 5

In the 122nd episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, David shares his experiences with the Apple Watch Series 5 after upgrading from the original model. David and Donna also discuss why Apple is expected to skip its October announcement and wait until early 2020 to release a new iPad Pro.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 05:49
Episode 121 - Why the Wallet App Makes the Apple Card Worth Getting

In the 121st episode, iPhone Life's COO Noah shares how the Apple Card is transforming the way he manages his credit cards, thanks to cash back rewards and spending trends. David also explains why he's buying his 7-year-old stepson a phone and trades tips with Noah on how to set up Screen Time and Family Sharing to control what content kids can access on their iPhones and iPads.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 14:06
Episode 120 - Hands on with the iPhone 11 Pro

In the 120th episode, David shares his experiences after four days of owning the iPhone 11 Pro. From Night Mode low-light photography to the Midnight Green glass finish, tune in to learn everything there is to know about Apple's newest flagship phone.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 17:00
Episode 119 - Everything Announced at Apple’s Fall iPhone Event

In the 119th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, David and Donna are joined by iPhone Life's founder Hal Goldstein to break down everything Apple announced at its fall product launch. From the iPhone 11 Pro Max to the seventh-generation iPad, tune in to get the details on Apple's new lineup. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 18:12
Episode 118 - What to Expect from Apple's September iPhone Event

In the 118th episode, David and Donna delve into all the latest iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and HomePod rumors ahead of Apple's September event. From triple-lens cameras to machine learning to reverse wireless charging, tune in to learn about all the features that may be coming your way.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 17:09
Episode 117 - How I Built iPhone Life Part 2

In the 117th episode, iPhone Life’s founder Hal Goldstein returns to the show to share how the invention of the iPhone changed everything for his tech publishing company and how he managed to adapt with the times.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:00
Episode 116 - How I Built iPhone Life Part 1

In the 116th episode, iPhone Life founder Hal Goldstein shares the unlikely story of how a Hewlett Packard software engineer moved to the cornfields of Iowa to start a tech publishing company.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 20:52
Episode 115 - Bitmojis, GIFs & Apps to Try This Summer

In the 115th episode of the Insider podcast, members of the team discuss the surprising benefits of Bitmojis and how to impress your friends by sending messages with GIFs. Other topics include summer apps you won't want to miss!


Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:41
Episode 114 - Should You Download the iOS 13 Public Beta?

In the 114th episode, David and Donna share their experiences after a week of using iOS 13 and iPadOS. Learn all the best new features the software has to offer and decide whether you want to become a beta tester. The team also unpacks the news that Apple's chief designer Jony Ive is leaving after nearly 30 years with the tech giant.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 22:08
Episode 113 - iPhone 11 Rumors Predict Prominent Triple-Lens Camera

In the 113th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, members of the team talk everything iPhone 11. Will the next iPhone model slated for a September release really house a triple camera array on the back? Will it be as unsightly as critics say, and will improved photo quality make it a worthy tradeoff? Listen to find the answers to these questions and more.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 16:08
WWDC 2019 Recap: iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina & More

In the special 112th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, Donna, and David sit down to analyze everything Apple announced at today's Worldwide Developers Conference. They analyze the event and explain all the coolest features of the forthcoming iOS 13, watchOS 6, tvOS 13, macOS Catalina, as well as the introduction of a new iPadOS and the death of iTunes.

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 18:44
WWDC 2019 Rumors: What New iOS 13 Features Will Apple Announce?

In the 111th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, tune in as Sarah and David review all of the iOS 13 features we're expecting Apple to unveil for the iPhone and iPad on June 3rd at the Worldwide Developers Conference. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 08:47
Episode 110 - How to Pick a Wireless Charger for Your iPhone & AirPods

In the 110th episode, tune in for recommendations on how to pick a wireless charging hub for your iPhone and second-generation AirPods. Other topics include finding summer concerts with the Bandsintown app and customizing your favorite contacts list in the Phone app.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 09:59
Episode 109 - Hands on with Apple's Second-Gen AirPods

In the 109th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, tune in as Sarah, Donna, and David share their first-hand experiences with Apple's second-generation wireless earbuds. They also discuss Apple’s last-minute cancellation of the AirPower mat it promised in 2017. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 20:11
Episode 108 - The Best Apps for Reading, Podcast Listening & Cleaning

In the 108th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, tune in as the team shares their favorite apps for reading, listening to podcasts, and getting on a good cleaning routine at home.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 16:50
Episode 107 - What to Make of Apple's Foray into News, TV, Gaming & Credit Card Services

This special episode of the iPhone Life Podcast looks at Apple’s pivot from devices to services with today’s announcement of Apple News Plus, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, and the Apple Card. Sarah, David, and Donna go over the details of each service, and help answer the question—are they worth your money?

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 17:14
Episode 106 - Apple Updates iPads Ahead of March 25 Services Event

In the 106th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, David, Donna, and Sarah share an overview of Apple's brand new iPad Air and iPad mini and explore the tradeoffs of the five tablets the tech giant now offers. They also discuss what to expect from Apple's March 25 services announcement based on the latest rumors.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 19:38
Episode 105 - Use Your iPhone as a Magnifying Glass, Manage Group Messages & More

In the 105th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Donna teaches you how to use your iPhone as a magnifying glass, Sarah shares tips for managing group messages, and David explains why you should buy a leather Apple Watch band from Nomad.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00
Episode 104 - Apple to Launch News and Video Service at March 25 Event

In the 104th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, Donna, and David cover what to expect from the video streaming and news subscription services Apple is expected to launch at an upcoming March 25 event.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 17:09
Episode 103 - iOS 13 Rumors & Features We're Hoping for

In episode 103, David, Sarah, and Donna discuss the latest rumors and predictions for Apple's next big software release for the iPhone and iPad. The team also shares the iOS 13 features that listeners are crossing their fingers for.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:43
Episode 102 - AirPods 2 Rumors, 4K TVs & Choosing a Screen Protector for Your iPad

In episode 102 of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, David, and Donna cover topics ranging from AirPods 2 rumors to the perils of using plastic screen protectors for your iPad and iPhone. Other topics include David's experiences with his 4K TV setup and how to get the most from Apple's Find My iPhone feature.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 17:36
Episode 101 - Best of CES 2019: The Coolest New Technology Announced This Year

Live from Las Vegas! Listen as David and Donna cover the top tech trends from the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 as well as share the winners of iPhone Life's Best of CES Awards to the best iOS gear they discovered on the show floor.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:39
Episode 100 - Movies, Music, Podcasts & Apps to Enjoy over the Holidays

In the 100th episode (hurray for making it to triple digits!) of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, Donna, and David share all of their best recommendations of movies, music, podcasts, and apps to enjoy over the holidays. From cooking apps for a festive dinner to interactive iPhone games for the whole family, this episode will give you everything you need for a merry, cheerful end to the year. Note: We'll be back January 10 for episode 101, where we'll be reporting live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:19
Episode 99 - Hands on with the iPad Pro & Holiday Tech Buyer's Guide

In the 99th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, David shares his insights after spending a month with Apple's new iPad Pro. Learn whether or not the latest generation tablet with Face ID and an edge-to-edge display can really function like a computer or whether it's still a luxury device for browsing the web. In this episode, the team also shares their favorite product recommendations from iPhone Life's 2018 Tech buyer's guide.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 07:07
Episode 098 - Apps We're Loving This Holiday Season

In episode 98, the iPhone Life team focuses on the best apps for you to use this holiday season. Learn how Apple's new augmented reality app called Measure can help with your festive baking and what app you can use to record a special moment every day with friends and family. Other topics include tips for the Notes app, Siri Shortcuts and navigation in Google Maps.


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 16:15
Episode 097 - iOS 12.1 Debuts Group FaceTime and a New Batch of Emojis

In the 97th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, David, Donna, and Sarah tell you what new iOS 12.1 features to keep an eye out for, including Group FaceTime and a new batch of emojis. Other topics include pros and cons of sharing Apple’s HomePod, advanced photo search tips, and apps and gear iPhone Life's editorial team is loving this holiday season.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 09:50
Episode 096 - Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy the New iPad Pro

In the live taping of episode 96 following Apple's iPad event in Brooklyn, Donna, Sarah, and David tell you all the important details about the new iPad Pro line in order to help you make your purchase decision. Is Face ID, an edge-to-edge display, and an Apple Pencil that charges wirelessly enough to make the new tablet worth the expensive price tag? Also, tune in to hear why David thinks the newly released MacBook Air missed the mark.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 16:15
Episode 095 - What to Expect from Apple's October iPad Announcement

In the 95th episode, Donna, David, and Sarah delve into everything we're expecting from Apple's October 30th event in Brooklyn, New York. Tune in to hear the latest iPad, MacBook, AirPod, and AirPower rumors ahead of the big announcement day. 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 16:03
Episode 094 - Do You Read on Your iPhone?

In the 94th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, members of the team discuss the pros and cons of reading books on their iPhones, using a Kindle, listening to audiobooks, or buying old-fashioned paperbacks. Other topics include how to take advantage of iOS 12's location-based Do Not Disturb settings, tuning apps for musicians, and an iPhone game that has recently become Sarah's guilty pleasure.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 13:52
Episode 093: iOS 12—What We Love & What We Hate

In the 93rd episode, Donna, David, and Sarah share the best and worst features of iOS 12. Listen in to discover which features they love and hate, and why.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 14:11
Episode 092 - Apple Announcement: Should You Buy a New iPhone & Apple Watch?

In the 92nd episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah and Donna weigh the strengths and weaknesses of each of Apple's new smartphones: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. They'll also discuss how the Series 4 is making the Apple Watch an invaluable medical device.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 17:00
Episode 091 - What to Expect from Apple's September iPhone Launch

In the 91st episode, the iPhone Life team unpacks the latest blast of rumors as Apple's fall iPhone event quickly approaches. Tune in to learn when the September product launch will take place and how you can follow it. Plus, get the details on the three new iPhones we expect Apple to release, iPad Pro with Face ID, an upgrade to the Apple Watch line, and the likelihood of the AirPods 2 arriving this year.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 14:46
Episode 090 - Apple's Climb to $1 Trillion, iPhone Photography Tips & Top Gear We're Loving

In the 90th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team explores how Apple became the first company to reach a $1 trillion valuation upon releasing its third quarter earnings report. Other topics include how to outsmart the pesky typing awareness indicator in iMessages, how to take better photos on your iPhone, and how to view your step count on your Apple Watch.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 13:56
Episode 089 - Best and Worst Features of iOS 12

In the 89th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, members of the team share the best and worst features of iOS 12 after testing the beta software on their iPhones and iPads. You'll also discover the charging dock, smart water bottle, and rugged case you need this summer.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 16:57
Episode 088 - What Comes After iPhone X? Product Rumors for Apple’s Next Event

This is the episode every Apple fanboy and fangirl should listen to in preparation for Apple's fall event! Members of the iPhone Life team will cover all the latest product rumors leading up to September. Find out what Apple will call the next generation of iPhones following the iPhone X and iPhone 8, get the details on new iPad Pros with Face ID, and learn why the Series 4 Apple Watch models will likely sport larger displays. The team will also discuss AirPod, AirPower, and Mac rumors as well as likely release dates and prices.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 16:13
Episode 087 - Summer Tech: iPhone Apps and Gear for Warm-Weather Adventures

In the 87th episode, discover the best apps and gear for summertime, from a mini waterproof Bluetooth speaker to the American Red Cross apps that will help keep you safe during your outdoor adventures. Also, David shares how to set up your Nest thermostat to save the most money on utilities during summer, Donna teaches you how to create an Apple ID (and when you really shouldn't), and Sarah explains how to make the best use of your iPhone's Home screen real estate.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 14:29
Episode 086 - Should You Download iOS 12 Public Beta on Your iPhone?

In the 86th episode, the iPhone Life team tells you everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 12 Public Beta program and whether or not you should join it. Listen is as Donna walks you through the process of preparing yoru device and signing up, and learn the reasons why David is waiting for the official release and and why Sarah says the beta is worth going for.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:48
Episode 085 - WWDC 2018 Recap: iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 & macOS Mojave

In this live recording of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, Donna, and David sit down to analyze everything Apple announced at today's Worldwide Developers Conference. They analyze the event and explain all the coolest features of the forthcoming iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5, and more.

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 14:09
Episode 084 - WWDC Rumors: New iPad Pro, AirPods, iOS 12, watchOS 5 & More

In the 84th episode, members of the iPhone Life team tell you everything you can expect Apple to announce at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 4. Other topics include tracking a fitness streak with the Apple Watch, storing passwords and credit cards in iCloud keychain, and trying to have a better relationship with Siri.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 08:50
Episode 083 - How the iPhone X Became the World’s Top-Selling Smartphone

In the 83rd episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team shares highlights from Apple's Q2 earnings report and discuss why analysts' gloomy iPhone X projections were all wrong. Sarah and Donna also share their favorite high-end headphone recommendations and weigh in on whether you can use emojis in place of punctuation marks when texting.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 16:07
Episode 082 - Stop Apple from Throttling Your iPhone's Battery, plus Top iOS Thermometers & Fitness Apps

In the 82nd episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team teaches you how to take control of your battery health and phone speed with iOS 11.3. Other topics include Sarah's favorite iPhone-connected thermometer and the fitness app everyone at iPhone Life is talking about.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 17:18
Episode 081 - How Many Apps Have Access to Your Facebook Account?

In light of Facebook's recent data leak that compromised the personal information of up to 85 million users, the iPhone Life team shares advice on how to check on and delete third-party apps you've granted access to your account in order to help you protect your data from getting into the wrong hands. Other topics include iOS 11.3 bugs and Apple's new iPad and red iPhone 8.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 18:43
Episode 080 - WWDC Rumors Point to New iPad Pro with Face ID

In the 80th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, Donna, and David go over all the latest rumors leading up to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Will we be seeing a new iPad Pro with Face ID? What about a more affordable MacBook Air? Listen in to find out.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 17:22
Episode 079 - Best New iOS 11.3 Features Coming This Spring

In the 79th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team shares the best features coming to your iPhone and iPad this spring with iOS 11.3. Learn why this software update will make a difference for you, from battery performance settings to messages that sync with iCloud. Other topics include the never-ending Apple Maps versus Google Maps debate, mortifying tech mishaps, and a quick-and-dirty trick for deleting tons of emails in a snap.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 16:24
Episode 078 - iOS 12 Features We're Willing to Bet on

In the 78th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team fills you in on everything to expect from Apple's next major mobile software upgrade, iOS 12. Listen in to learn the release date, top rumors, and features we bet Apple will include. 

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 18:02
Episode 077 - Should You Buy the HomePod? We'll Tell You Everything You Need to Know

In the 77th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah and David share their hands-on review of Apple's new smart speaker, the HomePod. Can the sound quality compete with Sonos? Is the HomePod as smart as the Amazon Echo or Google Home? Learn everything you need to know.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 15:12
Episode 076 - Benefits and Drawbacks of Going Phone Free for a Week

In the 76th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, find out why members of the iPhone Life team chose to participate in (or opt out of) of a company wide "phone fast." Listen in to hear lessons learned and how they survived to tell the tale! Other topics include Animojis, sleep apps for combating insomnia, and true wireless earbuds.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 19:15
Episode 075 - How to Preorder the HomePod & Will Apple Discontinue iPhone X?

In the 75th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team shares how to preorder the HomePod, which arrives February 9. Other topics include the latest rumor that Apple will discontinue the iPhone X and a review of Google’s Arts & Culture app.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 15:02
Episode 074 - CES 2018 Top Trends & Gear

In this special episode, the iPhone Life team shares their overall impressions and favorite new gadgets from the 2018 Consumer Electonics Show in Las Vegas.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 13:35
Episode 073 - Amazon Prime Video Comes to Apple TV, Holiday Gear, and Drag & Drop Tips for iPhone

In the 73rd episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, listen in as the team covers the latest iOS news, from Amazon Prime Video's arrival in the Apple TV store to Apple's acquisition of the music recognition platform Shazam. Other topics include apps and gear for the holiday season and tips for using iOS 11's Drag and Drop feature on your iPhone.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 16:16
Episode 072 - Apple Watch Series 3: What We Love & Hate after 2 Months with the New Watch

In the 72nd episode, iPhone Life COO Noah Siemsen joins the team to discuss the pros and cons of life with the new Apple Watch Series 3, including whether cellular service is worth it and what the teams loves (and doesn't love) about Apple's newest wearable.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 16:25
Episode 071 - Hands-on Review of the iPhone X

In the 71st episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, tune in as David and Conner discuss their experience with the iPhone X, including using Face ID, navigating without a Home button, taking selfies with the front-facing Portrait mode, and more.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:49
Episode 070 - Is Apple Music or Spotify the Best Music Streaming Service?

In the 70th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, listen in as David takes on Conner in a debate over whether Spotify or Apple Music is the superior music streaming service. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 13:37
Episode 069 - Pro Tips for Preordering the iPhone X

Anxious to get your hands on the iPhone X? In the 69th episode, members of the iPhone Life team share pro tips for making sure you're one of the first to preorder Apple's premium new iPhone. Other topics include listeners' most loved and hated features of iOS 11 and addictive iPhone games we're loving right now.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 08:20
Episode 068 - Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular?

Early reviews of the cellular Apple Watch Series 3 uncover issues connecting to LTE when in range of Wi-Fi networks. In the 68th episode, the iPhone Life team weighs in on the significance of this problem. Sarah, David, and Donna also discuss who should buy each of the three smartwatches Apple currently offers when shopping this holiday season. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 16:59
Episode 067 - iOS 11 Best and Worst Features

In the 67th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, the team shares their most loved and hated features of iOS 11 (spoiler: Donna's a big fan of Drag and Drop and Sarah loves lane guidance in Apple Maps). They also address concerns about the privacy and security of the iPhone X's Face ID feature and teach you how to optimize your storage with iOS 11.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 16:01
Episode 066 - Should You Buy the iPhone X?

Should you upgrade to Apple's $1,000 new iPhone X or defend your dollars and opt for one of the more reasonably priced iPhone 8 models? Sarah and David fiercely debate this point in the 66th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast following Apple's tenth-anniversary event. The team also analyzes the significance of the tech giant's other big updates, from the cellular-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 to the 4K Apple TV.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 17:37
Episode 065 - What to Expect from Apple's Tenth Anniversary iPhone Launch

In the 65th episode, the iPhone Life team unpacks all of the latest rumors as Apple's tenth anniversary product launch quickly approaches. Tune in to learn what to expect from the iPhone 8, Apple TV, and Apple Watch on the most exciting day of the year for Apple fans.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 14:06
Episode 064 - Best Back-to-School Gear & iPhone 8 Facial Recognition Rumors

In this special back-to-school episode, the iPhone Life team shares tips and gear recommendations for students and parents and gives you the scoop on Apple's free Beats headphones for students who buy MacBooks or iPads. Also listen in to hear the latest iPhone 8 and Apple Watch rumors as Apple's fall announcement approaches.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:37
Episode 063 - Apple Watch Tips, Smart Desks & Are Message Reactions Lazy?

In the 63rd episode, the iPhone Life team focuses in on how to get the most accurate Apple Watch fitness & exercise metrics. Other topics include the ultimate smart office setup (spoiler: Donna and Sarah love standing and elliptical desks) and whether or not using Message Reactions is the lazy way out.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 16:30
Episode 062 - iOS 11 Public Beta Features and Warnings

In the 62nd episode, the iPhone Life team shares everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 11 public beta program. After installing the beta iOS on their iPhones, Sarah and Donna share their favorite new features, from Drag and Drop to the new Control Center, and analyze the risks and rewards of using beta software.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 14:47
Episode 061 - Top Apps, Podcasts, and iPhone Tips to Try at Home

In the 61st episode, the iPhone Life team shares a few of their favorite apps and podcasts to try this summer. They also teach you what happens when families share one Apple ID and show you how to manage what apps use your cellular data.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 15:59
Episode 060 - Should You Buy? HomePod, Amazon Echo & Top Wireless Speakers

In the 60th episode, the iPhone Life team helps you decide which speaker you should invest in this summer. Listen as Sarah, Donna, and David weigh in on whether Apple's HomePod Smart Speaker can beat the Amazon Echo and Google Home, plus make sure not to miss their side-by-side comparison of six of the best wireless speakers on the market.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:15
Episode 059 - WWDC Debuts HomePod, iOS 11 & New iPad Pro

In the 59th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses the highlights of Apple's 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. Get the scoop on Apple's new Siri-enabled smart speaker called HomePod and discover the coolest new features of iOS 11, watchOS 4, and the new iPad Pro.

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 18:01
Episode 058 - Summer Gear, AirPods Tips & Emergency SOS

In the 58th episode, members of the iPhone Life team share their favorite summer iPhone gear for everything from entertaining to camping. They also share useful tips on topics ranging from Apple ID, to Emergency SOS, to AirPods.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 15:47
Episode 057 - What to Expect from WWDC 2017 & iPhone 8

In the 57th episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, David, and Donna weigh in on the latest rumors and reports regarding WWDC 2017, the iPhone 8, and the long-awaited Amazon Video app for the Apple TV.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 13:39
Episode 056 - How Contagious Is Exercise?

In the 56th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, Sarah, David, and Donna take a look at highlights from a five-year study analyzing how social exercise sharing inspired more than 1 million participants to move more. They also discuss their experiences using Apple Watch Activity Sharing and teach you how you can try this iOS feature for yourself.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 16:36
Episode 055 - Tips for Searching Photos & the Pros and Cons of Reading on iPhone

In the 55th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team discusses the pros and cons of reading on your iPhone. Other topics include tips for searching your photos using facial recognition and whether Apple Maps or Google Maps is the better navigation app.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:31
Episode 054 - Apple Releases iOS 10.3, New iPad, and Red iPhone 7

In the 54th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team updates you on all the latest Apple releases, including the new iPad, PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7, iOS 10.3, and more.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 16:53
Episode 053 - Must-Have iPhone Gear, Advanced Instagram Settings & the First Approved Contraception App

In the 53rd episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team analyzes Natural Cycles, the first approved contraception app on the market. They also discuss Instagram's new advanced settings, and Sarah shares her top three favorite iPhone gadgets she's loving right now.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 07:31
Episode 052 - Productivity Apps, iPhone 8 Rumors & Why Warren Buffett Is Bullish on Apple

In the 52nd episode of the iPhone life podcast, the team shares their favorite productivity apps and calls on listeners to share their favorites as well. The team also breaks down the latest iPhone 8 rumors saying USB-C will replace the Lightning connector and explains why Warren Buffett is bullish on Apple.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:34
Episode 051 - Live Photos, Super Mario & Apple TV Tips

In the 51st episode, the iPhone Life team shares tips for finding lost apps and controlling your Apple TV. Other topics include saving a single frame in a Live photo and playing the new Super Mario game.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 15:43
Episode 50 - Travel Apps & Gear, Data Tips & Searching the Photos App

In the 50th episode, the iPhone Life team shares their favorite travel apps and gear from the first ever company trip to Mexico! Other topics include how to manage which apps can use cellular data and tips for searching photos by object in the Photos app.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:59
Episode 049 - Special CES 2017 Episode!

In this special episode, the iPhone Life team shares their overall impressions and favorite new gadgets from the 2017 Consumer Electonics Show in Las Vegas.

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:25
Episode 048 - Holiday Apps & Gear, Family Photo Tips & Apple's New AirPods

As the holiday season draws near, members of the iPhone Life team share recommendations of apps and gear to help you celebrate in style, from White Elephant apps for your gift exchange to karaoke and trivia games to keep you entertained. You'll also learn how to take group photos of family and friends and craft the perfect holiday playlist on your iPhone. Other topics include Apple's long-awaited release of the AirPods and the new TV app.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:50
Episode 047 - Combating iPhone Addiction, iPhone 8 Rumors & Apps for Keeping in Touch

In Episode 47, the iPhone Life team shares their findings after completing a month-long iPhone addiction experiment based off of recommendations from ex-Google design ethicist Tristan Harris. Other topics include iPhone 8 rumors, iPhone sales in India, and apps that help you keep in touch with friends.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 16:45
Episode 046 - Holiday Tech Buyer's Guide & Apple's Next Big Product

In the 46th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team unpacks the best gear for everyone on your holiday shopping list, from headphones to speakers to stocking stuffers. They also discuss news of Apple's future products, including augmented reality eyewear that could turn around the failure that was Google Glass as well as CarPlay software for self-driving cars.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:55
Episode 045 - Facebook Privacy, MacBook Pro Event & New TV App

In the 45th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team navigates privacy settings on Facebook to help you decide how much personal information to share with your friends and with the public. Other topics include Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup and the new Apple TV app.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 17:44
Episode 044 - Bluetooth Headphones, New Macs & Group Messages

In the 44th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team discusses the pros and cons of Bluetooth technology and shares headphone recommendations for your iPhone 7. Other topics include the new macs coming out later this month, and how to name group messages.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 18:01
Episode 043 - iOS 10 Fixes, Google Pixel & Fifth Anniversary of Steve Jobs

In the 43rd episode of the iPhone Life podcast, the team helps you solve your iOS 10 bugs, especially regarding battery life. They also discuss Google's new Pixel smartphone and Daydream VR headset, and take a moment to remember Steve Jobs on the fifth anniversary of his death.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 14:02
Episode 042 - Hands on with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iOS 10, watchOS 3 Review Roundup

In the 42nd episode of the iPhone Life podcast the team gives their in-depth take on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and does s quick roundup of reviews of iOS 10, watchOS 3, Apple Watch Series 2 and AirPods. We'll also hear from readers on why they're updating the iPhone 7 Plus instead of the 7.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 14:30
Episode 041 - Should You Buy the iPhone 7?

In the 41st episode of the iPhone Life podcast, Sarah and David fiercely debate whether or not you should upgrade to the iPhone 7. And for those of you set on upgrading, they each make a case for the pros and cons of purchasing the iPhone 7 versus the phablet-sized iPhone 7 Plus with the superior camera. Members of iPhone Life team will also break down and analyze all the biggest announcements coming out of the Apple event, from the the Apple Watch Series 2 to Apple's new wireless AirPods.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 17:20
Episode 040 - What to Expect from Apple's September 7 Event

In the wake of Apple officially announcing its fall event, members of the iPhone Life team sit down to discuss everything you can expect from Apple's keynote taking place September 7. Spoiler: a dual-lens camera for the iPhone 7 and GPS for the Apple Watch may be in the cards.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 17:55
Episode 039 - Get Fit with Your iPhone, Apple Watch 2 Rumors & Universal Health Records

In the 39th episode of the iPhone Life podcast, Donna and Sarah talk with CrossFit trainer and wellness consultant Tanell Pretorius about how our iPhones can become tools to get in shape and feel healthier. They'll also discuss why the Apple Watch 2 likely won't have cellular connectivity and what Apple's recent acquisition of Gliimpse could mean for the future of universal health records.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 16:53
Episode 038 - Back to School, iPhone 7 Home Button Rumors & Night Shift Tips

As the school year draws near, members of the iPhone Life team share tech gear and deals for students, as well as talk with a high school english teacher about how his students use iPhones and iPads in the classroom. Other topics include rumors of a dual camera and pressure-sensitive Home button in the iPhone 7.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 16:47
Episode 037 - Outdoor Tech, iPhone 7 Rumors, and iOS 10 Beta 2

In the 37th episode, members of the iPhone Life team share their best outdoor adventure gear, apps, and tips for your next camping trip or hike. They'll also update you on the new features (and bugs!) in iOS 10 Beta 2 and give you a rundown of all the latest rumors surrounding the forthcoming iPhone 7. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 14:46
Episode 036 - iOS 10 Beta, Pokémon Go, and Amazon Prime Day Deals


In the 36th episode, listen along as members of the iPhone Life team share their experiences with the iOS 10 public beta and advice about whether or not to install the test software on your own device. They'll also explore the hype surrounding Nintendo's new augmented reality game Pokémon Go and why this year's Amazon Prime Day beats last year's by a mile.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:49
Episode 035 - Productivity, iPhone 7 Pro, and Keyboard Tips


In the 35th episode, members of the iPhone Life team share their strategies for staying productivity in the age of smartphones, as well as their favorite apps and gear for work. Other topics include rumors of an iPhone 7 Pro, keyboard tips, and the ongoing saga of Sarah's Apple Watch.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 14:14
Episode 034 - WWDC Highlights, Out of Office Replies, and Getting to Inbox Zero

In the 34th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses the highlights of Apple's new iOS 10, tvOS 2, and watchOS 3 announced during the Worldwide Developers Conferenece keynote June 13. They'll also teach you to set up Out of Office replies for your emails and texts for that much-needed vacation and equip you with email strategies so you can finally achieve inbox zero.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 12:08
Episode 033 - WWDC Rumor Roundup, Recipe Apps, and Study Linking Cellphones and Cancer

In the 33rd episode, the iPhone Life team delves into everything you can expect Apple to release at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conferenece commencing June 13. They'll also discuss Apple's iPhone upgrade cycle, recipe apps, and a study by US National Toxicology Program suggesting a link between cellphone use and cancer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 14:11
Episode 032 - Battery Saving Tips, iPhone 7, and Apple's Latest Investment

In the 32nd episode, the iPhone Life team discusses battery saving tips, battery sucking apps, and chargers and battery cases. Other topics include iPhone 7 leaked images, Apple's latest china investment, and Siri tips. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 15:08
Podcast Episode 31: iPhone Security Tips, Apple's Q2 Earnings Decline, & Beyoncé's Lemonade on Tidal

In the 31st episode of the iPhone Life podcast, listen in for expert advice on iPhone security from world-renowned cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Other topics include Apple's first decline in revenue in 13 years, how to listen to Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade on music-streaming service Tidal, as well as how to keep your text messages safe from prying eyes. 


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:35
Episode 030 - Summer Travel, Microsoft Lawsuit, & Mind-Blowing Bluetooth Speakers

In the 30th episode, the iPhone Life team shares essential travel tips for your summer vacation. Other topics include Microsoft's lawsuit against the Justice Department over requests to monitor customers' emails, Apple Watch update rumors, and the dreamiest Bluetooth speaker imagineable.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 17:34
Episode 029 - Nomophobio, Protected Notes, and Photo Sharing

In the 29th episode the iPhone Life team interviews a professor from Iowa St University on Nomophobia i.e. No Mobile Phobia. Other topics include how to password protect notes, apps for photo sharing and iCloud backup.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 16:23
Episode 028 - Apple Spring Announcement, iPhone SE & March Madness

In the 28th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses the Apple Spring Announcement, including the iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and iOS 9.3. Other topics include how to watch March Madness on your Apple TV, make quick calculations on your iPhone, and decide if Snapchat is for you.

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 16:59
Episode 027 - Apple vs. the FBI Part 2, Rumor Round Up, and Find my Friends

In the 27th episode, the iPhone Life team talks to a law professor to better understand the ongoing Apple vs. The FBI case. Other topics include: the upcoming Apple announcement, the Find My Friends app, and smart appliances for the home. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:31
Episode 026 - Apple vs. the FBI, Facebook "reactions" and the Oscars

In the 26th episode, the team discusses Apple's ongoing standoff with the FBI. Other topics include: Facebook's new "reactions", the Oscars on your Apple TV, and how to set your personal voicemail.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 16:28
Episode 25 - Replace Cable with Your Apple TV, iPhone Chip Delay, How to Free Up Space on Your iPad

In the 25th episode, the iPhone Life team talks about the pros and cons of cutting the cord and replacing cable or satellite TV with an Apple TV as well as which apps offer the best viewing options. Other topics include how to free up storage space on an iPad or iPhone, what the Taiwan earthquake means for iPhone 7 chip production, and why you should pay for your music streaming service.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 17:19
Episode 24 - Making Music with the iPad, Error 53, and Tim Cook's Super Bowl Blunder

In the 24th episode, the iPhone Life team is joined by long-time iPhone Life contributor, Mike Riley, to talk about the iPad's role in creating and performing music and the best apps and gear for getting started. Other topics include Error 53, which is reportedly bricking iPhones that have been repaired by third parties, and Tim Cook's Super Bowl tweeting blunder.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 16:16
Episode 23 - Google vs. Apple, March Announcement, and Tech in Education

In the 23rd episode, the iPhone Life team is joined by teacher and designer Michael Cook to discuss the importance of teaching kids to code and what role tech can play in education. Other topics include Google surpassing Apple as the most valuable company in the world, March Apple Announcement rumors, and how to use Family Sharing to nag family members via your iPhone.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:36
Episode 22 - Apple Q1 Earnings, Spotify Videos, and Password Management

In the 22nd episode, the iPhone Life team discusses what Apple's flat iPhone sales and dismal Q2 projections actually mean. Other topics include rumored features of the four-inch iPhone, Spotify's coming entry into the video-streaming game, and how to make it so you never have to log in to anything, ever again!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 13:56
Episode 021 - iPhone Macro Photography, International Calling, and Apple's Time Warner Purchase

In the 21st episode, the iPhone Life team discusses how to take great macro photographs using your iPhone.  Other topics include Apple's rumored attempt to purchase Time Warner, the Netflix app versus the Amazon Video app, and international calling plans.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 09:50
Episode 020 - Parenting in the Mobile Age, New iOS 9.3 Features, and the iPhone 5e

In the 20th episode, the iPhone Life team tackles the difficult dynamics of parenting in the mobile age. Other topics include experiences with tap and wait gaming, evolving iPhone 5e rumors, and some exciting features that will soon be delived in iOS 9.3.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 17:52
Episode 019 - Best Gear at CES, iPhone 7 Camera, Spotlight Search

In the 19th episode, the iPhone Life team discussed the best gear from the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas. Other topics include iPhone 7 camera rumors, customizing spotlight search and Wesley the pirate cat. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 17:46
Episode 018 - Evolution of Mobile, Apps and Gear for New Devices, and iPhone 6C

In the 18th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses the evolution of mobile from the HP 200LX to todays iPhone with special guest iPhone Life Founder Hal Goldstein. Other topics include apps and gear for everyone who just got a new iPhone iPad or Apple Watch, iPhone 6C rumors, and how to manage your family photos.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 17:13
Episode 017 - Spotify, Best Apps of 2016 and Facebook Unfriending

In the 17th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses Spotify tips and tricks. Other topics include Facebook unfriending, best apps of 2016, and app troubleshooting tips. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 17:51
Episode 016 - Year in Review, Google Maps Update, and iPhone 6c rumors

In the 16th episode, the iPhone Life team takes a look back at this year in Apple and discusses the best and worst of Apple's new products. Other topics include Google Maps new offline navigation, iPhone 6c rumors and facebook contact integration.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 09:10
Episode 015 - Holiday iPhone Etiquette, Apple TV rumors, and iOS 9.2

In the 15th Episode, the iPhone Life team discusses Holiday iPhone Etiquette. Other topics include: Apple Maps Transit Directions, Apple TV Rumors, iOS 9.2 features and iPad Pro bugs.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:04
Episode 014 - Top Tech Gifts, Venmo, and headphone jack rumors

In the 14th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses their top tech gifts for the holiday season. Other topics include, paying friends with Venmo, teaching your iPhone not to autocorrect, and whether they could live without a headphone jack. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 11:07
Episode 013 - iPhone Deodorant, Surviving Winter with your iPhone, and Apple Music

In the 13th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses iPhone accessories to help you survive the winter. Other topics include phone deodorant, sorting notes, Apple music, and iPhone docks.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 09:39
Episode 012 - Hands-On With Apple TV, Read Receipts, and Wireless Headphones

In the 12th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses how to avoid read receipts, the best wireless headphones and gives a hands on review of the new Apple TV. Other topics include Black Friday deals, iPhone 7 rumors, and Masters of None. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 18:02
Episode 011 - Choosing a Carrier, Plan and iPhone

In the 11th episode, the iPhone Life team discusses which carrier is right for you. Questions include: "Who has the best coverage?", "Which carrier is the cheapest?", "How much data do I need?". Other topics include Facebook app and iPad Pro preorders. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 17:44
Episode 010 - Steve Jobs Movie, Apple TV, and Apple Pay

In the 10th Episode, the iPhone Life editorial team reviews the new Steve Jobs movie. Other topics include, how to find stores that accept Apple Pay, how to sort your book in iBooks and Kindle, Apple TV early reviews.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 17:40
Episode 009 - What's the point of fitness tracking

In the 9th Episode the iPhone Life editorial team discusses fitness tracking and compares popular fitness trackers including theFitbit and Apple Watch. Other topics include IMAP vs POP, Over app, and iOS 9.1.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 17:48
Episode 008 - Battery Saving Tips

In 8th episode, the iPhone Life editorial team discusses battery saving tips, wireless headphones, Apple TV, and Apple company culture

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 18:24
Episode 007 - The Apple Car

In the seventh episode, the iPhone Life editorial team discusses the rumored "Apple Car". Other topics include Chipgate, Gear for camping, and a wrist band for tracking your carbon footprint

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:33
Episode 006 - Phubbing

In the sixth episode, the iPhone Life editorial team discusses "phubbing" or "phone snubbing". Other topics include Microsoft Surfacebook, apps for travel, and Apple Watch accessories. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 17:16
Episode 005 - iPhone 6s hands on review

In the 5th episode, the iPhone Life editorial team discusses their overall impressions with the new iPhone 6s. Topics include "Which case should you buy?, "How useful is 3D touch?" and "The importance of emergency selfies". 

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 17:48
Episode 004 - iOS 9 and watchOS 2

In fourth episode, the iPhone Life editorial team discusses the new iOS 9 and watchOS 2 releases. Topics include hidden iOS 9 features, new ways to use Siri, and native apps on Apple Watch.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 18:42
Episode 003 - New Apple TV and iPad Pre

In the third episode, the iPhone Life editorial team talks about the new Apple TV and the iPad Pro. Topics include, "Is the New Apple TV a significant upgrade?" "Could you use an iPad Pro as your main computer?" and a lot more! 

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 18:01
Episode 002 - iPhone 6s: Should You Upgrade?

In this episode, the iPhone Life team goes over all the new features of the iPhone 6S (including 3D Touch, Rose gold,  and 12 MP camera) and debates whether you should upgrade. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:43
Episode 001 - iPhone 6s Announcement Preview and Rumors

In the first episode of the iPhone Life Podcast, Sarah, Donna, and David discuss latest iPhone 6s and Apple TV rumors leading up to the Apple annoucement. We will answer all of your burning questions including: "What is Force Touch?", "Do we need a 12 MP Camera?", "Will Apple release a streaming service?", and much more.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 13:57
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