Category Archives: iPad

Episode 171, Apple introduces the most powerful and versatile iPad Air ever, available now in stores



In this episode, we will dive deep into the new iPad Air which features the breakthrough M1 chip, ultra-fast 5G, a new front camera with Center Stage, for just a start.  We will make a case why it may be a good buy in comparison with Apple’s other models and why it may be time to upgrade to a newer version.

The powerful and versatile new iPad Air comes in a stunning array of colors, and features the Apple-designed M1 chip, a new Ultra Wide front camera, blazing-fast 5G, and more.
The Magic Keyboard provides the best typing experience on iPad Air with its integrated trackpad and floating design.

Episode 170, ‘Peek Performance’ Apple Event launches new hardware, software, accessories and brings baseball to Apple TV+



In this episode, we will highlight today’s peek performance Apple Event which included launch of the Mac Studio and Studio Display; a new 5G version of the iPhone SE with an A15 chip; and an M1 iPad Air with 5G capability; and new colors to the iPhone 13, Software includes new versions of iOS and macOS.  Accessories debuted are new iPhone and and AppleWatch bands. Lastly, Friday Night Major League Baseball will debut on Apple TV+ alongside several shows highlighted during the hour-long presentation. We will do all this in about 10 minutes. (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Mac Studio with M1 Max and the new M1 Ultra delivers unprecedented performance and extensive connectivity in an incredibly compact design. Studio Display features an expansive 27-inch 5K Retina screen, an advanced camera with Center Stage, and amazing high-fidelity audio.
Mac Studio puts essential connectivity within arm’s reach, with a wide selection of ports on the back, and two USB-C ports and an SD card slot on the front.
Apple announces the new iPhone SE: a powerful smartphone in an iconic design.  The most affordable iPhone features the powerful A15 Bionic, 5G, better battery life, improved durability, and a new camera system with advanced features like Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, and Deep Fusion.
New, sophisticated alpine green iPhone 13 Pro and green iPhone 13 join the lineup, featuring the lightning-fast A15 Bionic, advanced camera systems, great battery life, impressive durability, and 5G.
The new iPad Air features the breakthrough M1 chip, ultra-fast 5G, a new front camera with Center Stage, and more.
New, sophisticated alpine green iPhone 13 Pro and green iPhone 13 join the lineup, featuring the lightning-fast A15 Bionic, advanced camera systems, great battery life, impressive durability, and 5G.


Episode 164, AT&T to deliver up to 5-Gigs of internet speed in 70 cities; Apple releases Polishing Cloth cleaning instructions



In this episode, we will discuss today’s announcement by AT&T of upgraded fiber plans which support speeds up to 5 Gigabytes for customers in 70 metropolitan cities across the United States. A listing of the cities is below with multi-gig in blue text.  In the second half of the podcast, we will be following up on the story we did a few episodes ago about the Apple Polishing Cloth.

 

The Apple Polishing Cloth is now becoming widely available after months of backorders.  You can find them at Apple Stores and online. Learn how Apple recommends you clean the cloth when it becomes soiled.

Episode 161, Apple’s Polishing Cloth finally arrives along with an enlightening review



Happy New Year.  In our first episode of  2022, we will review the Apple Polishing Cloth which I finally received.  For most U.S. shoppers, their shipment has been delayed until early January, at the earliest, so this review is timely even with its early launch.   I’ve been using it rigorously to give you my initial review.

Apple’s polishing cloth is priced is sold both in Apple retail stores and on Apple.com. The cloth has been delayed for months and is just coming to many customers in 2022.
Picture of the Apple Polishing Cloth and unboxing photo

Episode 152, macOS Monterey operating system launches bringing new features; iOS 15.1 update brings SharePlay and COVID vaccination card to AppleWallet



In this episode, we will discuss the new features of macOS Monterey which was launched on Monday and the recent iOS 15.1 update which brings SharePlay to FaceTime and COVID vaccination cards to AppleWallet.

macOS Monterey includes powerful new ways to connect with others, accomplish more, and work seamlessly across Apple devices.
FaceTime includes new audio and video features that make calls feel more natural and lifelike, and new Continuity tools like AirPlay to Mac enable Apple devices to work even better together. Live Text and Visual Lookup bring new intelligence features to surface useful information, Safari includes powerful tab organization with Tab Groups, and the ease of automation comes to the Mac with Shortcuts.
Learn how to add your COVID vaccination at Apple Support located at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212752

Episode 147, Apple announces new features in Keynote, Pages, and Numbers to enhance remote presentations and working with documents on the go



In this episode we will discuss the Apple’s announcement Tuesday, Sept. 28 how the new features in Keynote, Pages, and Numbers enhance remote presentations and working with documents on the go.  Keynote adds new tools for collaborative presenting; Pages makes it easier to work with documents on iPhone; and Numbers brings pivot tables to iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Keynote adds new tools for collaborative presenting; Pages makes it easier to work with documents on iPhone; and Numbers brings pivot tables to iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Presenting as a group is easier than ever with new multi-presenter slideshows in Keynote.  Keynote also adds new tools for collaborative presenting.
With pivot tables on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, users can quickly summarize, group, and rearrange data to identify and analyze patterns and trends.

Episode 146, iOS 15 is now available and brings new features



In this episode we will start to discuss some of the most significant features of iOS 15 which are now available for most users.  iOS 15 introduces new ways to stay connected, powerful updates that help users focus and explore, and intelligent features to get more done with iPhone. It is a free update for Apple users.

iOS 15 introduces Live Text using on-device intelligence, redesigned notifications, upgrades to Maps, and more
 

Episode 145, Apple preorders begin; Key new features of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max



In this episode we will discuss the new features of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max which debuted along the with the unveiling of other devices at the Apple keynote streaming event, including iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, AppleWatch Series 7, iPad, 9th Generation and iPad Mini.  Today, we will start our concentrate our discussion with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.  These models are more pro than ever before.  We will go in depth about the new iPhones features having the most advanced pro camera system ever on iPhone; super Retina XDR display with ProMotion; a massive leap in battery life; A15 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone; an advanced 5G experience; and so much more.  More information about the launch Tuesday, Sept.. 14 is at https;//apple.com/newsroom and at the Mac Minutes Podcast website https://macminutespodcast.com.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in four stunning finishes including graphite, gold, silver, and sierra blue. The pro camera system on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max features an all-new Ultra Wide camera with autofocus which enables macro photography natively on iPhone, a new Wide camera, and a new Telephoto camera with increased 3x optical zoom.
iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max feature an even brighter and smarter Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, with an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz. With a new 5-core GPU, A15 Bionic in iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max enables the best graphics performance ever on iPhone.

Episode 138, Apple launches iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack; & updates operating systems



In this episode we will discuss the recent launch of Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack, an add-on battery that is tailored to work with the Phone 12 models.  We will cover its features, some of the reasons you may want to buy one, and how to use it properly.  We will end the podcast to tell you about the recent update for various Apple operating systems, including macOS Big Sur 11.5, iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and tvOS 14.7.

The MagSafe Battery Pack only comes in white, priced at $99 US and has a rounded, rectangular design that matches the shape of the iPhone, and it attaches to the back of all of the iPhone 12 line up.
To see your charging status in Today View or on the Home Screen, add the Batteries widget:  Go to Today View or the Home Screen page where you want to add the widget, then touch and hold the background until the apps begin to jiggle. Tap the Add Widget button at the top of the screen to open the widget gallery.  Scroll or search to find Batteries, tap it, then swipe left through the size options. The different sizes display different information.  When you see the size you want, tap Add Widget, then tap Done.

Episode 134, Using Spatial Audio on Apple Music; Apple Fitness+ releases new episodes of ‘Time to Walk’ starting Monday, June 28



In this episode, we will discuss the Apple Music launching industry-leading sound quality to subscribers with the addition of spatial audio from some of your favorite artists with support for Dolby Atmos.  Additionally, new episodes of ‘Time to Walk’ are available for Fitness+ users on Apple Watch starting on Monday, June 28, with a whole new group of guests covering a wide spectrum of interesting topics.

New episodes of ‘Time to Walk’ are available for Fitness+ users on Apple Watch starting June 28, with guests including Randall Park, Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, Anthony Joshua, and more.
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio has arrived for Apple Music subscribers. First there was mono, then stereo, and now there’s Spatial Audio. Spatial is an immersive experience with sound moving around you in different directions.