Category Archives: Computers

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.

Episode 89, Apple announces Apple Watch Activity Challenge for August 30; U/V light; and device cleaning



Apple has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for August 30, 2020. The latest challenge is being hosted as a way to “celebrate the natural wonder of national parks.” Learn how you can earn the activity challenge fitness award and stickers. We will also discuss cleaning your devices via U/V light and conventional methods.

Apple Activity Challenge Fitness Award which celebrates our National Parks.
Stickers will go to those who achieve the fitness goals.

Episode 88, Apple debuts major update to the 27-inch iMac



In this episode, we will discuss Apple debut a major update to its 27-inch iMac Aug 4. Updated features much faster performance, SSDs across the line, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, and higher quality camera, speakers, and microphones. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The 27-inch iMac brings the ultimate desktop experience to everyone, from families to aspiring creatives to the serious pro.

Episode 83, watchOS 7 adds significant personalization, health, and fitness features to Apple Watch



In this episode, Mac Minutes will review the new watchOS7 operating system that debuted at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June,  We will cover its enhanced customization tools, and the powerful new health and fitness features. There are plenty of them and we will finish the podcast by announcing an Alaskan Apple Users Group event coming up July 25. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

watchOS 7 brings new personalization, health, and fitness features to Apple Watch this fall.

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 78, Apple releases new macOS Catalina update including new Battery Health Management feature and more



In this episode we will discuss Apple releasing an update on Tuesday to macOS Catalina 10.15.5, with a major update to the Mac operating system. The most significant feature of this update is Battery Health Management, which was unveiled to developers in April. We will also announce some Zoom virtual events available to Mac Minutes listeners coming up in the next few weeks. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

macOS 10.15.5 is now available to update macOS Catalina.

 


Episode 76: Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with features: Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance



In this episode we will discuss Apple’s announcement  Monday about their updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, featuring the new Magic Keyboard and doubling the storage across all standard configurations. The new lineup also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80 percent faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The 13-inch MacBook Pro features a brilliant Retina display with more than 4 million pixels and millions of colors, 500 nits of brightness, and support for the P3 wide color gamut.
Magic Keyboard on the 13-inch MacBook Pro features a physical Escape key, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, and Touch Bar with dynamic and contextual controls.

Episode 74, New Apple iPad Pro Magic Keyboard is an admirable accessory



In this episode, we will discuss the new Apple iPad Pro Magic Keyboard which offers a unique floating design, backlit keyboard and trackpad now available for purchase. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Magic Keyboard takes full advantage of the distinct experience of iPadOS. Trackpad support is designed to work great with apps.
The Magic Keyboard trackpad complements the touch-first design of iPad for fluid navigation, easy cursor control, and precise adjustments.