Category Archives: Computers

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.

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.