Category Archives: Apple Watch

Episode 58, Understanding Apple Watch fitness awards; new ‘Ring in the New Year” Activity Challenge award for January 2020



We will talk about the Apple Watch Fitness Achievement Awards for all those people who got new Apple Watches this holiday season and learn about the upcoming 2020 Activity Challenge set for January. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc., left, and Kyle Seth Gray, right)

2020 ‘Ring in the New Year’ fitness activity challenge award is Jan 1-31.
Earning fitness awards on your Apple Watch can be fun and motivating.

Episode 57, With optimized Battery Charging your iPhone learns your daily charging habits, improving life of your battery; iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case review



In this episode, we are going to discuss the Optimized Battery Charging feature on your iPhone, why its important,  and how it learns from your daily charging habits to improve the lifespan of your battery. Plus, we will review the iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case which recently became available. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Optimized Battery feature on iOS13
iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case


Episode 56, Apple Watch is ideal for gifting wellness; and Apple’s health application now gives US VA patients access to their Health Records



In this episode, I’ll be talking about why you should consider gifting an Apple Watch to yourself or another who you care about their health and wellness.  I will follow up telling you about Apple and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that veterans across the U.S. and surrounding territories now have access to the Health Records feature in the Health app on iPhone.   If you are or know a person who uses VA services, please share this info with them. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Episode 55, Using Technology to outsmart ‘Porch Pirates’; review of Ring Video Doorbell and Deliveries Application



In this episode, we will discuss using technology to outsmart the ‘porch pirates’ and have a secure shopping season.  We will review Ring Video Doorbell devices and the Deliveries application available in the Apple App Store. The combination of using these together will go a long way in ensuring you get your packages this holiday season.

Ring Doorbell devices available for monitoring activity (www.ring.com).
Deliveries Application screenshots from an iPhone showing some of its features.

 


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 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.