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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.

Episode 77, Apple announces virtual WWDC; Apple Watch Pride Edition and Nike Sport bands; OS software updates; and stores begin to reopen



In this episode, we will discuss the recent Apple announcement of a virtual WWDC, Apple Watch Pride Edition and Nike Sport bands, iPadOS and iOS 13.5 software updates; and stores begin to reopen. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The Apple Watch Nike Sport Band is reimagined with the colors of the rainbow.
The new Apple Watch Pride Edition Sport Band includes a distinctive vertical-stripe rainbow edition.

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.

PODCAST SUMMARY



A short, weekly podcast featuring Apple hardware and software tips, with product reviews and my recommendation of great applications. None of the fluff, just what you need to work smarter, not harder. Invest 10 minutes to learn more about Apple and the tech that supports it. Hosted by Alaskan resident, Jon Scudder, an Apple enthusiast.

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Episode 75, Digital music delivery in an Analog World: Music quality and why it matters



In this episode we will answer a question from a listener asking about music quality, how it’s measured and why it matters.  We will go into the technical background of the differences between streaming quality, downloadable music files and those which you might find on a commercial artist CD. (Photo by Jon Scudder)

Consumer Electronics Show 2020 at Las Vegas, NV in January.