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Episode 200, Emergency SOS via satellite available today on the iPhone 14 lineup in the US and Canada



In this podcast we will tell you about Apple’s announcement today that emergency SOS via satellite is available on the iPhone 14 lineup in the US and Canada.  iPhone 14 users can now connect with emergency services when cellular and Wi-Fi coverage are not available; the service extends to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in December. We will talk about this new potential life-saving feature and how it works and use it.

Apple’s groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite becomes available to customers in the US and Canada starting Tuesday, Nov. 14.
With Emergency SOS via satellite, users can send and receive messages in as little as 15 seconds in clear conditions
The intuitive interface guides the user where to point their iPhone to connect to a satellite.
With Emergency SOS via satellite, users can send and receive messages in as little as 15 seconds in clear conditions.
When users want to reassure friends and family of their whereabouts while traveling off the grid, they can open the Find My app and share their location via satellite.

Episode 199, The Best Features of iPadOS 16



In this podcast we will tell you the best features of iPadOS 16.  This new update takes the versatility of iPad even further with powerful new productivity and collaboration features. iCloud Shared Photo Library makes it easy to keep your family photos up to date. Messages adds the ability to edit or undo a sent message and new ways to start and manage collaborations. Mail has new inbox and compose tools, and Safari adds Shared Tab Groups and next-generation security with passkeys. Stage Manager introduces an entirely new way to multitask on iPad allowing you to work with multiple overlapping windows and easily switch between them We will cover all these in about 10 minutes.  More information about these features is available by visiting apple.com/ipados/ipados-16.

Later this year, Stage Manager on M1 and M2 iPad models will unlock full external display support with resolutions of up to 6K to arrange the ideal workspace.
The animated backgrounds in Weather represent the sun position, clouds, and precipitation.
Freeform’s canvas is perfect for diagramming new projects, aggregating important assets, or just brainstorming on an infinite board.
With iCloud Shared Photo Library, families can share photos seamlessly with a separate iCloud Photos library that up to six users can collaborate on, contribute to, and enjoy.

Episode 196, Apple Watch Ultra field test proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities



Apple Watch Ultra field test of nearly a month proves value of new design, breakthrough features and improved capabilities.  Apple unveiled the revolutionary new design with breakthrough capabilities for the inspired athlete.  The Ultra’s bold design and wide range of features built for endurance, exploration, and adventure is truly noteworthy.  Apple marketed the device for those individuals, but the device makes its mark as well for the novice weekend warrior.  I’ll tell you why it’s a good value to the average person.

There are three specialized bands for outdoor adventures, endurance training, and water sports Apple introduced as well.

Apple Watch Ultra features a new depth gauge. It also delivers the data and functionality required by scuba and free divers for descents down to 40 meters.

Episode 195, Safety Check on iPhone works to keep you safe; iPhone 14 Plus now available in stores



In this episode, we will discuss how Safety Check on iPhone works to keep you safe and briefly cover the launching of the iPhone 14 Plus.

You can use Safety Check to check whom you’re sharing information with, restrict Messages and FaceTime to your iPhone, reset system privacy permissions for apps, change your passcode, change your Apple ID password, and more.
iPhone 14 Plus features a durable and sophisticated aerospace-grade aluminum design in five beautiful colors — midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED.1 With an expansive 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR display, iPhone 14 Plus is great for seeing more content on-screen, having a larger canvas for on-the-go photo and video editing, and watching TV and movies. And the larger display, combined with A15 Bionic with a 5-core GPU makes it a bargain at its current pricing. 

Episode 194, Emergency SOS via satellite coming soon to iPhone 14



In this episode, we will discuss using Emergency SOS via satellite feature on your iPhone 14 that was announced during the September Apple Event.  With iPhone 14 models, you will soon be able to use Emergency SOS via satellite to text emergency services when you’re out of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage.


Episode 193, Apple’s Crash Detection Emergency features on your new iPhone, Apple Watch and Ultra devices can save your life; Explaining how they work and why they’re important



In this episode, we will discuss Crash Detection emergency and safety features of the latest Apple iPhone 14 and Apple Watches. In subsequent episodes, we will explore fall detection and SOS messaging.

Crash Detection works on these iPhone and Apple Watch models: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models with the latest iOS. Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, (2nd generation, and Apple Watch Ultra with the latest watch OS.
When a severe car crash is detected, your iPhone or Apple Watch sounds an alarm and displays an alert.

Episode 192, Apple launches new features in watchOS 9



In this episode, we will discuss the launching Monday, Sept. 12 of watchOS 9 bringing new watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, a redesigned Compass app, and an all-new Medications app.  We will cover all these new features in this show.

watchOS 9 brings new features, enhanced apps, and more personalization to Apple Watch.For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
For triathletes and duathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts.
The completely redesigned Compass app includes Waypoints, a quick and convenient way to mark a point of interest directly in the app.
The new Medications experience on Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements, plus provides an alert if there are potential critical interactions with medications they have added to the Health app.

Episode 190, America Celebrates National Parks with Fitness Activity Award; Projected Apple Sept. 7 Product Event; and Operating System Updates



In this episode, we will discuss the announcement this week about Apple celebrating America’s National Parks, including several activities including a fitiness activity award; a product announcement event predicted for September 7 and urgent updates necessary for our Apple operating systems.

Joshua Tree National Park in California tells the rich history of the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla people who, like many Indigenous communities past and present, stewarded the land for centuries. Photo by Eric Kruszewski (@erickruszewski). Shot on iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Apple users can visit a collection of episodes centering Indigenous voices on Apple Podcasts.
Apple Watch users are encouraged to celebrate the beauty of national parks everywhere with a limited edition Activity Challenge award on August 27.

Episode 189, KardiaCare now works with Apple Watch EKGs improving heart healthcare



In this episode, we will discuss the announcement this week Kardia has expanded KardiaCare benefits to Apple Watch users. Let’s go to the show and learn more. Now you can sync your Apple Health data with Kardia and get access to exclusive features like cardiologist EKG reviews, summary reports, and more.

Advanced Determinations uses Kardia devices to detect six of the most common arrhythmias with access to our advanced algorithm that analyzes your EKG with their most accurate technology.  More information about Kardia Care is available from Alive-Cor.

Episode 188, Turning the Apple device you have into the one you want; Apple and Major League Baseball announce September ‘Friday Night Baseball’ double-header schedule



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s Trade-In Program and the announcement this week of the Apple TV Major League Baseball, or MLB, schedule for September’s “Friday Night Baseball” games.  Check below or the Mac Minutes Podcast site for links to device values and the MLB broadcasting schedule.
It’s easy to trade in your eligible device for credit toward your next purchase, or get an Apple Gift Card you can use anytime.Footnote 1 If your device isn’t eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it for free. No matter the model or condition, we can turn it into something good for you and good for the planet. You can check the value at this Apple website.
Scheduled “Friday Night Baseball” games are available to watch for free, only on Apple TV+ You can check the schedule for September at this Apple website.