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Episode 107, Apple launches cardio fitness notifications on Apple Watch; updates iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2



In this episode we will look at an Apple’s announcement Monday, Dec 14th where users can view their cardio fitness level in the Health app on iPhone, and receive a notifications on Apple Watch if it falls within the low range. We will explore how to personalize and use the new feature. Users will need to update to iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 which was released simultaneously. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple Watch users can now view how their cardio fitness level is classified based on their age group and sex in the Health app on iPhone, and receive a notification if it falls within the low range.
With watchOS 7, Apple Watch uses multiple sensors to estimate an expanded range of cardio fitness as users walk throughout the day, whether or not they are tracking a workout.

Episode 105, Hands-on review with the Magsafe Duo Charger and special event announced



In this episode we will look at a great look at a great stocking stuffer for the Apple enthusiast.  Today, we will  look at a MagSafe Duo Charger. Apple has announced several new leather iPhone 12 accessories, including a MagSafe Wallet and iPhone Sleeve, which we will review as soon as they arrive. Today, let’s take a hand-on review of the MagSafe Charger! Also, Mac Minutes Podcast Facebook Group members have been invited by the Alaskan Apple Users Group to an evening, Wed. Dec.9 with world-renown Apple tutorial expert Dan Wassink. Listen to the podcast to get all the details. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The MagSafe Duo Charger conveniently charges your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, and other Qi-certified devices. Just place your devices on the charger and a steady, efficient charge begins on contact. 
The charger folds together neatly so you can easily take it with you wherever you go.

Apple tutorial expert Dan Wassink. Listen to the podcast on all the details. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)


Episode 98, Apple announces all-new iPad Air with advanced A14 Bionic chip



In this episode we will discuss the new iPad Air available Oct. 23 which features a new thin and light all-screen design offered in five gorgeous finishes, a next-generation Touch ID sensor integrated into the top button, and the powerful A14 Bionic chip for a massive boost in performance. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

iPadOS 14 is the powerful operating system designed specifically for iPad and brings new features and capabilities such as Scribble, which allows Apple Pencil users to handwrite directly into any text field; useful new sidebars for apps including Photos and Files; and redesigned widgets.
iPad Air is incredibly versatile, featuring support for Magic Keyboard with built-in trackpad and Apple Pencil, which attaches magnetically for easy pairing, charging, and storing.

 


Episode 96, Apple announces iPhone 12 event on Tuesday, Oct. 13



In this episode, we will give you information about Apple’s announcement today of a virtual event scheduled for next week debuting iPhone 12 and potentially other new hardware. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 12 along with other new hardware.

 


Episode 92, Review of Apple Watch ICE Medical Standard Application; Road ID watchband faceplate; and Apple releases iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7



In this episode, we will give you information about Apple Watch’s In Case of Emergency (ICE) Medical Standard application and the Road ID faceplate that slides on your band. We will finish this podcast talking about Tuesday’s Apple update to iOS 13.7 and iPadOS.13.7 (Graphics courtesy of ICE Standard App/Road ID)

Road ID Apple Watch band faceplate displays basic info with access code for first responders.
In Case of Emergency (ICE) Medical Standard Application icon available on the Apple App Store.
ICE Standard Application displays on your Apple Watch Lock Screen. Optional is a card for wallet or purse.

Episode 91, Advice for buying a used or refurbished iPhone



In this episode, we will give you information about buying a used or refurbished iPhone. In the next couple months, we anticipate hearing Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 12 which will bring a deluge of used devices to the market. We will cover some advice for those who think they may anticipate buying a used or refurbished device. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)


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 84, iPadOS 14 introduces new features specifically for iPad



In this episode, we will review the new iPadOS 14 operating system previewed at the Worldwide Developers Conference. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

iPadOS 14 introduces new features and designs that make the iPad experience even more distinctive.

Episode 82, Features of iOS 14 for the iPhone



In this episode we will delve deeper into some of the announcements iOS14 from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference finished last week. This new software for the iPhone is introducing the biggest update ever to Home Screen pages with beautifully redesigned widgets and the App Library, a new way to tap into the App Store with App Clips, powerful updates to Messages, and much, much more. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The App Library makes it easier for users to get to all of their apps with a simple, easy-to-navigate view at the end of the Home Screen pages.

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.