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An avid lifetime Apple and technology enthusiast President of the Alaskan Apple User Group. Show host of Glacier Rock on KEUL 88.9 FM Girdwood, Alaska and Assistant Station Engineer. An Air Force veteran and Rotary International member.

Episode 53, Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro; Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Award



In this episode, we will introduce Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro and let you know about the Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Award, occurring on Thursday, Nov. 28th. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc. and Kyle Seth Grey)

The new Magic Keyboard on the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.
The all-new MacBook Pro features a 16-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance, a new Magic Keyboard and six-speaker sound system.
Thanksgiving Fitness Activity Award for 2019.

Episode 52, Quick ‘hidden’ tips to enhance productivity in iOS 13; AirPods Pro ‘hands-on ‘ review; & Veterans Day Fitness Challenge



In this episode, we will discuss some easy tips I’ve learned about iOS13 in the past weeks.  Some of these shortcuts are really productive and you will find them convenient. I will also provide a hands-on review of the AirPods Pro after my coverage in the previous podcast. Additionally, we will cover Apple’s next Fitness Challenge for the Apple Watch set for this Veterans Day, November 11.

Courtesy of Kyle Seth Grey
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Episode 51, Apple launches new AirPods Pro with Active Noise Cancelling; iOS 13.2 released



In this episode, we will discuss Apple launching Monday, Oct 28, the new AirPods Pro which features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design.  We will describe the features, price and and how you can get a set. Additionally, iOS 13.2 was simultaneously released.  We will tell you what the update includes.(Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

A quick tap on the volume slider in Control Center makes it easy to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes
Connecting to your device is easy with the H1 chip. I found this feature to be a valuable feature vs. repetitively setting up Bluetooth.

 

 

 

AirPods Pro are packed with audio innovation to deliver superior sound and an immersive noise-canceling experience.

Episode 50, iPhone AppleCare is worth peace of mind compared to cell provider insurance



In this episode, we will discuss Apple Care for the iPhone and its comparison to insurance provided from cellular providers. We will also recommend ways to protect your investment. (Graphic courtesy Apple Inc.)


Episode 49, macOS Catalina launches with new features



In this episode, we will give our initial review of the new macOS Catalina which is a free software upgrade and will discuss some of the features such as Apple Arcade, Voice Control, Screen Time and all-new Sidecar, which Expands Mac Workspace with iPad.  For more tips and articles on macOS Catalina, join the free Mac Minutes Facebook Group. The link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736519459789704/   (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)

macOS Catalina is available now. More information can be found at apple.com/macos/catalina
macOS Catalina features Sidecar which allows users a second display and use their Apple Pencil to write in Mac apps.

Episode 48, Hands-on with the new iPad, 7th Generation; key features of the new iPadOS



In this episode, we will give a hands-on review of the new iPad, 7thgeneration and some new features launched with the new iPadOS.  The new iPad has a 10.2-Inch Retina Display, Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil Support and is supported by iPadOS, a new powerful multitasking and creative capabilities platform. You can decide for yourself whether to upgrade by going to the Apple website to compare devices: apple.com/ipad/compare.  (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.).


Episode 47, Ten tips for iOS 13



In this episode, we will discuss iOS 13, describe how to download it, and give you some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past couple weeks that you may find useful.  Listen for a few minutes and get some of coolest features from the latest update. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)


Episode 46, Hands-on with the Apple Watch Series 5



In this episode, we will discuss Apple Watch Series 5 with a “hands on” review of the devices announced at the September 10th Apple Keynote.  We will start by talking about our experiences on iPhone 11 Launch Day, Friday, September 20th, at the Anchorage Apple Store and then move to our “hands on” review where we will discuss new features, like the Always-On Retinal Display, Built-In Compass and International Emergency Calling.  We will also tell you about the special edition Apple Watches including Titanium, Ceramic, Hermès and Nike. (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)


Episode 45, New Pro Model iPhones available for preorder; significant camera improvements



In this episode, we will discuss iPhone Pro line announced at Apple’s keynote which occurred Tuesday. Besides the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, there is an iPhone 11, AppleWatch Series 5 and 10.2 inch iPad, 7thgeneration.  I’ll cover the AppleWatch and iPad in subsequent podcasts after I get some hands on time with them.  For right now, we will start with the new iPhone Pro models. (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)


Episode 44, Apple Event Preview; Buying and Selling your Devices



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s next big product launch. Apple plans to introduce its newest devices and services at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.  We will also explore some of Apple’s purchasing and recycling options.