Category Archives: Apple

Episode 61, Apple’s new iPhone night-mode photography contest; night-mode tips; and Brydge offers new keyboard, with trackpad



Apple announced recently how you can share your best iPhone night-mode photos in Apple’s new photography contest.  Also, we will be giving you some tips on how to do so and we will discuss Brydge offering a new keyboard, with trackpad.  You can view more of Apple’s last years photo contest winners and information about the contest at the following website: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/01/share-your-best-iphone-night-mode-photos/

Shot on iPhone 11 Pro in Night mode by Austin Mann. (Courtesy of Apple Inc.)
The all new Bridge Pro + is available at www.brydge.com. (Courtesy of Bridge)

Episode 60, New devices need an Uninterrupted Power Supply; stopping annoying election and other robo-calls



Happy New Year!  Many of you have received new Apple and tech devices as gifts this holiday season.  Now it’s time to take the next step and protect them using and Uninterrupted Power Supply, commonly referred to as a UPS.  We will also teach you how stop annoying robo-calls this election year.

CyberPower – 650VA Battery Back-Up System, available at Best Buy, $59.99
CyberPower 1500VA / 900Watts Simulated Sine Wave UPS available at Costco, $129.99

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.

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
Courtesy of Apple Inc.

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.