Category Archives: Technology

Episode 184, Apple and Major League Soccer to present all MLS matches around the world for 10 years, beginning in 2023



In this episode, we will discuss Apple and Major League Soccer (MLS) announcement that the Apple TV app will be the exclusive destination to watch every single live MLS match beginning in 2023.  More information can be found at https://mlssoccer.com

In a historic first for sports, fans can stream every single MLS match through the Apple TV app, without any local blackouts or restrictions.

Episode 183, iPadOS 16 takes the versatility of iPad even further with powerful new productivity and collaboration features



In this episode, we will discuss iPadOS 16 and how it will take the versatility of iPad even further with powerful new productivity and collaboration features.  Features such as an entirely new multitasking experience with Stage Manager and full external display support, new ways to collaborate via Messages, big updates to Mail and Safari, iCloud Shared Photo Library, pro features including Reference Mode and Display Zoom, and more.

iPadOS 16 introduces a new multitasking experience, new ways to collaborate with others, and new features for pro users that take advantage of the power of the M1 chip. 
Families now can share photos seamlessly and relive more complete moments with iCloud Shared Photo Library.
The Weather app comes to iPad, allowing users to access detailed weather information with just a tap.

Episode 182, Apple unveils watchOS 9 for AppleWatch delivering new ways to stay connected, active, and healthy



In this episode, we will continue our discussion of the events from the Worldwide Developer Conference 2022 (WWDC22) focusing on the features unveiled in watch OS9, the operating system for the AppleWatch. Specifically, we will discuss an enhanced Workout app, swimming enhancements, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app.  All this and and much more is available from Apple here.

Introducing more customizable watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app.
The new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements. Custom schedules can be created for each medication, and users can set up reminders to help keep them on track.
For users diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, AFib History estimates the time a user’s heart is in AFib and provides useful insights on lifestyle factors that may influence their condition.
watchOS 9 adds even more insights to the Sleep app with sleep stages. Using signals from the accelerometer and heart rate sensor, Apple Watch can detect when users are in REM, Core, or Deep sleep.

Episode 179, Apple introduces new professional training to support growing IT workforce; Ford Motor Company offers employee training



In this episode, we will discuss Apple introducing new professional training to support growing IT workforce.  We will look at the program and how new companies are introducing their employees to the new training. We will also update you on the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, commonly referred to as WWDC22.

Apple launched Wednesday updated professional training and certifications for IT support and management. The redesigned training has moved to an online, self-paced format.
After completing an estimated 14 hours of learning content, users can take an exam to earn the Apple Certified Support Professional certification.
The second level of training in the IT series is the Apple Deployment and Management course, which covers how to configure, manage, and secure Apple products using mobile device management.

Episode 178, iPhones preparing to move to USB-C; WWDC 2022 makes final preparations to begin Monday, June 6



In this episode, Apple Inc. is testing future iPhone models as early as iPhone 15 that replace the current Lightning charging port with the more prevalent USB-C connector, according to a leading supply analyst Ming Chi Kuo, a move that could help the company conform with looming European regulations.  We’ll discuss this news and go more indepth into explaining the USB-C connector.  In addition, we will tell you what you need to know about WWDC 2022 coming up in a few short weeks.

WWDC 2022 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, while giving developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.WWDC 2022 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, while giving developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.
USB-C male connector. Apple is indeed planning a switch to USB-C from Lightning for the iPhone, testing future models with the connector as well as an adapter for old accessories. Move would better unify Apple device charging and meet the incoming European mandate.

Episode 176, Apple announces 2022 International Dance Day Activity Award, Friday, April 29; Apple Fitness+ gives users ‘Permission to Dance’ with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s celebration of the 2022 International Dance Day coming up this Friday, April 29. In the second half of the podcast we will discuss Apple Fitness+ gives users “Permission to Dance” with new Artist Spotlight series, curated Dance workouts, and more.

To get the International Dance Day award, Apple will ask Apple Watch users to do a dance workout of 20 minutes or more on Friday, April 29.
This spring, Apple Fitness+, the first fitness and wellness service built entirely around Apple Watch and designed to be welcoming to all, is celebrating music and dance with a new lineup of world-renowned Artist Spotlight musicians and curated Dance content in the lead-up to International Dance Day on April 29.

Apple Watch users who successfully complete a dance workout on the appropriate day will unlock a badge in the Fitness app along with animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.

Episode 174, Apple announces annual Worldwide Developers Conference; Apple introduces broadcasters and production details for “Friday Night Baseball,” beginning April 8



In this episode, we will discuss Apple announcement Wednesday, April 6 of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, commonly referred to as WWDC. In the second half of the podcast, Apple announced Thursday the lineup of broadcasters and production enhancements for “Friday Night Baseball,” which leads off Friday, April 8, and each Friday throughout the season, only on Apple TV+.

Friday, April 8
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
7 p.m. ET
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, April 15 
Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox
7 p.m. ET
Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
10 p.m. ET
Friday, April 22
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
6:30 p.m. ET
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, April 29
New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals
8 p.m. ET
Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
10 p.m. ET

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held in an online format from June 6-10. The event is free to developers and the public can tune into the Keynote presentation.
Fans can access “Friday Night Baseball” games and additional content, including new exclusive programs such as “Countdown to First Pitch” and “MLB Daily Recap,” beginning today in the Apple TV App.

Episode 172, Apple launches the first driver’s license and state ID in Wallet with Arizona and many more to follow



In this episode, we will discuss Apple announcing Wednesday, March 24 the first driver’s license and state ID in Wallet with Arizona and many more to follow close behind. Those additional states to soon follow include Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio, and the territory of Puerto Rico.  We will cover this announcement and more.  For those listeners who need to know more, go to this Apple website.

Driver’s license and state ID in Wallet gives users an easy and secure way to access and present their ID at select TSA airport security checkpoints from their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Adding a driver’s license or state ID to Wallet can be done in a few simple steps: Residents can tap the + button at the top of the screen in Wallet on their iPhone, select “Driver’s License or State ID,” and follow the on-screen instructions to start the setup and verification process.
Users can seamlessly and securely add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet by following the on-screen instructions on iPhone.
Once added to Wallet, users can present their driver’s license or state ID to the TSA at participating airport security checkpoints by simply tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch at the identity reader.

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 169, Apple announces spring event; Activity Challenge for International Women’s Day; and transforming Activity Awards into beautiful magnets



In this episode, we will talk about Apple’s upcoming Spring event; an AppleWatch Activity Challenge for International Women’s Day; and transforming digital Activity Awards, using an independent company, into beautiful magnetic pin mementos.

Apple announced Tuesday their ‘peek performance’ spring event is scheduled for Tuesday March 8 at 10 a.m. PST.
Apple is recognizing women and fitness with the Women’s Day Award above.  To win the International Women’s Day award, Apple Watch users will need to complete a workout of any kind with a length of at least 20 minutes.

Accompanying the award, winners will receive a series of animated stickers that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps.