Category Archives: Computers

Episode 122, Apple’s Find My network now offers new third-party finding experiences and new products



In this episode, we discuss Apple’s announcement this week of the Find My network accessory program enabling users to keep track of their belongings in the new Items tab within the Find My application and some of the new products being introduced.  Product manufacturers are VanMoof e-bikes, Belkin SOUNDFORM Freedom True Wireless Earbuds, and Chipolo ONE Spot item finder.  More about the Mac Minutes Podcast can be found at the following link.  (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The Find My network accessory program enables users to keep track of their belongings in the new Items tab within the Find My app. When an item has gone missing but is nearby, users can play a sound on their Find My-enabled product to pinpoint its location.
Chipolo s launching their special edition Chipolo ONE Spot, which works exclusively with Apple’s Find My network and the Find My app. This means that users can pair the Chipolo ONE Spot to the Find My app on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to track and findtheir lost belongings using the vast Find My network, made up of hundreds of millions of Apple devices around the world.

Episode 121, Apple announces Worldwide Developer’s Conference; and a review of KeySmart’s CleanLight, portable ionic UV air purifier



In this episode, we discuss Apple’s announcement this week of the Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) and a product review of the CleanLight, a portable ionic UV air purifier manufactured by KeySmart. More information about the Mac Minutes Podcast can be found at the podcast’s website. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc. and KeySmart)

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off online beginning June 7, 2021
The CleanLight Air Pro is a portable ionic UV air purifier.

Episode 116, eero 6 Pro Mesh hands-on review; Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition fitness award with the International Women’s Day Activity Challenge



In this episode I will be giving a hands-on review of the eero Pro 6 mesh system and share Apple’s fitness activity award celebrating International Women’s Day.  You can find a comprehensive list of Apple’s events celebrating Women’s History Month at the attached link.  More information for the eero Pro 6 is at eero and the podcast at  Mac Minutes Podcast.

eero Pro 6 covers up to: 2,000 sq. ft and is tri-band with enough bandwidth to deliver high speeds to over 75+ connected devices. One device costs around $229 US.
eero Beacon adds up to 1,500 sq. ft. of coverage to your existing eero and extends your eero network with speeds
up to 350 Mbps. Price is about $119 US.
Apple Watch users can earn a limited-edition award with the International Women’s Day Activity Challenge on March 8.

Episode 104, COVID-19 location tracing using your Apple iPhone



In this episode we will teach you how to COVID-19 location trace using your iPhone. Additionally, I’ll talk to a friend who has used this technique and we will hear her story.

 

 


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 102, Apple unveils new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by M1, Apple’s breakthrough chip



In this episode, we will discuss Apple virtual unveiling of a new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini, all powered by the revolutionary M1, the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac. We will discuss the comparison of features, availability and price. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

MacBook Air with M1 is an absolute powerhouse of performance and thin-and-light portability.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 delivers game-changing performance and the longest battery life ever on a Mac.
The new Mac mini packs a staggering amount of performance into its ultracompact design

Episode 100, ‘Apple One’ product services launch



In this episode Apple launched ‘Apple One’ on Friday, Oct 30, making it the easy to get all of Apple’s subscription services in one simple plan, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and iCloud. With a single subscription, customers in over 100 countries and regions can enjoy their favorite Apple services across their favorite devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac. We will discuss the program, prices and how to install the service. I hope you enjoy episode #100 and thank you for listening. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

With Apple One, customers gain access to the best in entertainment and more, including Apple Music, which offers over 70 million songs, thousands of playlists, daily selections from the world’s best music experts.

 


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 94, Overview of iOS 14 new features



In this episode, we will give you information about iOS14 which was recently released as a free update by Apple. iOS 14 reimagines the iPhone experience, delivering a major update to the Home Screen with redesigned widgets and the App Library, new ways to use apps with App Clips, and powerful updates to Messages, and much more. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple’s virtual event announced several new services, software and hardware.
Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home Screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.

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.