Category Archives: Apple Music

Episode 186, Apple Music Sessions launches live releases in Spatial Audio; Managing unwanted phone calls, messages and emails on your mobile devices



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s announce-ment introducing Apple Music Sessions starting with exclusive live releases on Apple Music starting with artists Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes; and cover how to manage unwanted phone calls, messages and emails on your Apple mobile devices.

From left to right: Apple Music Sessions features exclusive live releases from artists including Carrie Underwood (left) and Tenille Townes.

Episode 158, Apple offers exclusive gifts to music lovers; Fitness+ will feature Prince William on Time to Walk starting Dec. 6



Happy holidays from the Mac Minutes Podcast!  In this episode, we will discuss two special events Apple is offering its users for free this holiday season.  The events are from Apple Music and Fitness +.

It’s the holiday season, and at Apple Music we’re getting into the giving spirit. As we head into the most wonderful time of the year, we’re offering exclusive gifts for Apple Music users — just because we love you.
Fitness+ guides users through engaging workouts led by a diverse and inclusive team of trainers.
The second season of Time to Walk on Apple Fitness+ will close with a special holiday episode featuring Prince William.

Episode 153, Apple celebrates Veteran’s Day with Fitness; Activity Awards creates your achievements into beautiful magnets



In this episode we will discuss Apple celebrating Veteran’s Day in the United States by earning a beautiful Apple Activity Challenge Fitness award on Thursday, November 11.  We will tell you how you can participate in this noteworthy effort. In the second half of the podcast we will talk about the Activity Awards company that offers physical representations of the digital fitness awards that Apple provides when AppleWatch owners meet their goals. Happy Veteran’s Day from the Mac Minutes Podcast!

Apple is planning to offer its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge on Thursday, November 11 in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. The photo in the far right is the physical Veteran’s Award that is obtainable from https://activityawards.com
This display is my shadow box with my earned Apple Activity Awards.

Episode 151, Apple launches third-generation AirPods in stores Tuesday, October 26th



In this MacMinutes Podcast episode, we will discuss the upcoming launch Tuesday of the third-generation AirPods which were announced at the Apple Keynote Event earlier this week. These new AirPods are available now for pre-order at Apple.com and will be available at Apple Stores beginning Tuesday, October 26th.

Apple announced the AirPods, 3rd Generation at their keynote presentation on Monday, Oct. 18th. They are available now for preorder with Tuesday, Oct. 26 in stores. The new AirPods feature all-new with spacial audio, adaptive equalization the tunes music to your ears; longer battery life and our water resistant.

Episode 134, Using Spatial Audio on Apple Music; Apple Fitness+ releases new episodes of ‘Time to Walk’ starting Monday, June 28



In this episode, we will discuss the Apple Music launching industry-leading sound quality to subscribers with the addition of spatial audio from some of your favorite artists with support for Dolby Atmos.  Additionally, new episodes of ‘Time to Walk’ are available for Fitness+ users on Apple Watch starting on Monday, June 28, with a whole new group of guests covering a wide spectrum of interesting topics.

New episodes of ‘Time to Walk’ are available for Fitness+ users on Apple Watch starting June 28, with guests including Randall Park, Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, Anthony Joshua, and more.
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio has arrived for Apple Music subscribers. First there was mono, then stereo, and now there’s Spatial Audio. Spatial is an immersive experience with sound moving around you in different directions.

Episode 132, Apple debuts iOS 15 bringing new ways to stay connected and powerful features that help users focus, explore, and do more with on-device intelligence



In this episode, we will discuss one of Apple’s announcements Monday kicking off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 with major updates to FaceTime, new Focus features to reduce distraction, enhanced on-device intelligence to discover information, and more ways to explore the world using Maps, Weather, and Wallet.

iOS 15 introduces SharePlay in FaceTime, Live Text using on-device intelligence, redesigned Notifications, and more.
The stunning Portrait mode from the Camera app is now optimized for video calls in FaceTime.
Focus helps users filter notifications to reduce distractions, using a custom Focus or a suggested Focus like Work or Sleep.
An all-new city navigation and exploration experience comes to Apple Maps with more realistic and colorful details.

Episode 106, Apple launches AirPods Max headphones in an over-ear design



In this episode we will look at an Apple’s announcement made Tuesday of the AirPods Max, wireless headphones that bring the qualities of AirPods to an over-ear design with high-fidelity sound.  AirPods Max feature incredible high-fidelity audio, Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, and spatial audio. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

AirPods Max bring the magic of AirPods to an all-new wireless over-ear design with high-fidelity audio, Active Noise Cancellation, spatial audio, and more.
The Digital Crown provides precise volume control and the ability to play or pause audio, skip tracks, answer or end phone calls, and activate Siri. The noise control button easily switches between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode.

Episode 103, Apple’s HomePod Mini features and hands-on review



In this episode we will discuss the technical features of the Homepod Mini and give a hands-on review. Happy Thanksgiving to those listening in the United States.

 

 

HomePod mini is the newest addition to the HomePod family and offers impressive sound, the intelligence of Siri, and smart home capabilities.


Episode 95, Apple to offer new Fitness Application and Apple One Services



In this episode, we will give you information about the Apple One subscription services and the Fitness + application which will be coming this fall.  (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple One offers customers Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more services in one simple plan.
Apple Fitness+ gives customers the freedom to exercise, whenever and wherever they like, on their Apple devices.

Episode 90, Apple announces Apple Music 1 & new stations; and Apple TV+ offers CBS All Access & Showtime bundle at savings



In this episode, we will give you information about Apple Music 1 and two new stations, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country, featuring exclusive original shows from the world’s top music hosts and artists; and a new deal Apple TV+ subscribers can enjoy two Apple TV channels for the price of one on the Apple TV application. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple Music’s flagship Beats 1 global radio station has now been renamed Apple Music 1.