Category Archives: Apple Music

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.

Episode 80, Apple reveals lineup for its biggest-ever Worldwide Developers Conference



In this episode we will discuss Apple revealing its lineup for its biggest-ever Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC20). WWDC20 will include keynote address, Platforms State of the Union, 100+ engineering sessions, all-new Developer Forums, 1-on-1 labs with more than 1,000 Apple engineers, and more.

WWDC20 kicks off with a keynote address on June 22 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Episode 72, The Apple Store is closed. Try the Apple Support Application to solve your tech issues; Apple updates iOS and iPadOS software



In this episode many of us have been without an open Apple Store due to the COVID-19 virus.  If you need help, the Apple Support Application is your personalized guide to the best options from Apple.  You can find answers with articles tailored to your products and questions.  You can also call, chat or email with an expert right away or schedule a callback when its convenient.  The application is free, available in the app store, to help you during these difficult times. Additionally, Apple released April 8th iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 to take care of a few bugs.  (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The Apple Support Application is available in the Apple App Store.

Episode 59, Qobuz Music for those who appreciate music quality with a new affordable price



In this episode, I’ll be talking about Qobuz Music Service, which is one of the applications I use when I want the best quality of music and tell you how you can get it from your Apple devices. (Graphic courtesy of Qobuz)


Episode 54, Using Apple hardware to create a home theater system



In this episode, we will be interviewing Jim Dube about using Apple devices and associated software for your home theater system.  The software we talked about in today’s show include the media players:Air Video HD: https://airvideo.app;  Plex: https://www.plex.tv; Kodi: https://kodi.tv/download/851; InFuse: https://firecore.com/infuse.  Software to rip DVDs includes: RipIt: http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/; Handbrake: https://handbrake.fr; MacX DVD Ripper Pro:https://www.macxdvd.com/landing/mac-dvd-ripper.htm?Rgclid=EAIaIQobChMInrC67pX_5QIVjyCtBh26Kg58EAAYASAAEgIJF_D_BwE.  A tool to help rename ripped files: FileBot: https://www.filebot.net.  You can reach Jim at dubej@mac.com. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The all-new, 16-inch MacBook Pro is just one of the devices you can use to create your home theater system.

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.

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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 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 40, Apple Music launches high-resolution digital masters; Apple’s new dongle



In this episode, we are going to discuss Apple Music launching Apple Digital Masters, a new initiative launched Wednesday, August 7 by Apple that combines all of its “Mastered for iTunes” offerings into one catalog for higher quality music.  In the second half of the podcast, we will discuss Apple’s new dongle, the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, released this week.

 “Mastered for iTunes” offers one catalog for higher quality music.

Apple released this week a new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter which lets you connect your USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.