Episode 11, Apple offers iPhone Xr bargains; review of Sleep Pulse 3 app



Episode 11, Apple offers iPhone Xr bargains; review Sleep Pulse 3 app episode will take another look at the iPhone Xr as Apple makes significant discounts on the model when trading in your current iPhone. We will also review the Sleep Pulse 3 iPhone application and accompanying Apple Watch complication.

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Letter to Apple Investors can be read at: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/01/letter-from-tim-cook-to-apple-investors/ .

iPhone Xr Models
Sleep Pulse 3, Sleep Tracking Application
Pulse Rate and Motion statistics on the iPhone from the Sleep Pulse 3 application
Sleep statistics from the Sleep Pulse 3 application shown on an iPhone

Episode 10, Using Apple Medical ID and Emergency Notifications



Episode 10, Using Apple Medical ID and Emergency Notifications will look at setting up your iPhone and AppleWatch Medical Identification and the many ways to use emergency notifications on your iPhone and AppleWatch. We will finish the episode by reviewing the Audible Audio Books Application. 

Health Application
First Step to setup Health ID, bottom right
Testing input, Screen 1, iPhone Opening Screen, Press on Emergency on left
Testing input, Screen 2, iPhone Access to Medical ID info
Audible Application

Episode 9, Accessories for your new Apple hardware



Episode 9, Accessories for your new Apple hardware will look at outfitting your new Apple devices with Apple brand accessories.  We will start with Apple laptops and finish with Apple Watches. I’ll also give you my favorite AppleWatch complications of 2018 for all you new AppleWatch owners. I’ll also review the book 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone by tech reporter Rich DeMuro. 

Apple Magic Trackpad 2, Space Gray
Apple Magic Mouse 2, Space Gray
Dark Sky Weather Application
Carrot Weather Application
Medical Identification Application
Cardiogram for AppleWatch Application
Just Press Record Application

Episode 8, Tethering versus hotspots for your Apple devices



Episode 8, Tethering versus hotspots for your Apple devices looks the pros and cons of mobile Wi-Fi, whether to tether or use a hotspot to connect to the internet.  This will help you decide which method is the most advantageous to you and give you some tips on using public Wi-FI in unavoidable situations.  We will finish reviewing the ThoughtOut brand of stands for your iOS devices (www.thoughtout.biz)

iPad Pro Stand Stabile PRO Tablet Holder

Skyroam Solis International Use Hotspot (www.skyroam.com)


Episode 7, Uninterrupted Power Supplies protect your Apple devices



Episode 7, Uninterrupted Power Supplies, commonly referred to as UPS, protect your Apple devices and is a necessity for valuable electronics. A backup UPS offers guaranteed power and protection for electronics in your home or business.  We will discuss what features you need such as surge protection and/or battery backup.  Additionally, we show you how to figure out what size of UPS you need for your devices.  The Mac Minutes “Accessory of the Week ” is the Bandkeeper to store your AppleWatch bands in a secure, protective case that is easy to store and travel (www.bandkeeper.com)

CyberPower UPS System, 850VA/510W, 12 Outlets

Bandkeeper Folder, Inserts


Episode 6, Apple new ECG app leads the way to a healthier New Year



Episode 6, Apple new ECG app leads the way to a healthier New Year looks at the December 6 release of the Electrocardiogram Application on the AppleWatch and review the 1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale.  This episode delves deeper into the WatchOS 5.1.2, an update which enabled the ECG functional hardware capable of monitoring for atrial fibrillation or A-fib, for short, sinus rhythm, or inconclusive. We review the1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale for use with an Apple iPhone application which tracks multiple measurements about your health.

Apple ECG Release Link: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/12/ecg-app-and-irregular-heart-rhythm-notification-available-today-on-apple-watch/

Amazon Scale Link: https://www.amazon.com/1byone-Bluetooth-Wireless-Bathroom-Visceral/dp/B01FHELB56/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1544303990&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=1byone+bluetooth+body+fat+scale+with+ios&psc=1

Atrial Fibrillation Notification

Sinus Rhythm Notification

Health ECG Application

Inconclusive Notification

1byone Digital Smart Wireless Scale


Episode 5, Technology aids Alaska Earthquake Response



Episode 5, Technology aids Alaska Earthquake Response, reviews how Apple devices and associated technology helped aid in the personal response to a 7.0 Earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018.  Specifically, we will look at a couple Apple iPhone applications, Maps and Messages, and how they influenced the first 72 hours following the earthquake.  We will talk about the third-party Quakefeed application (www.quakefeed.com) which proved to be invaluable in the information it furnished about seismic activity.  Additionally, we will review the Ring Video Doorbell (www.ring.com) for your residence.


Episode 4, Your Apple Airline Travel Companion



Episode 4, Your Apple Airline Travel Companion looks at how Apple devices can make airline travel more efficient for passengers, especially during the holidays.  The episode also recommends several applications to make the travel process more logistically effective and how to deal with unexpected contingencies.  We review the iTraq GPS locator (www.iTraq.com) and Nomad PowerPack battery (www.hellonomad.com) as third-party travel accessories.  The episode finishes by reviewing Nutshell phone cases (www.tuffasnuts.com). Applications recommended for your iPhone include Trip It; Kayak; Seat Alerts; Gate Guru; Flightboard; Flight Tracker; and Plane Finder.

 

 

 

 


Episode 3, ‘Today at Apple’ where no one is too cool for school



Episode 3, ‘Today at Apple‘ where no one is too cool for school:  Mac Minutes overviews the ‘Today at Apple’ educational seminars hosted by Apple Stores throughout the world.  We will discuss why they are important to the Apple enthusiast, especially during this holiday season.  The ‘App of the Week’ is the ‘Today at Apple’ sessions tab of the Apple application.  We explore how to view seminar schedules, and make a reservation.  Additionally, we review the New Trent iPad keyboard and case.


Episode 2: Maximizing Use of the new iPad Pro USB-C Port



Episode 2, Maximizing Use of the new iPad Pro USB-C Port takes a look at the new iPad Pro USB-C port and its use as a power source for your Apple accessories.  We review the MacHash News application and how the aggregated information can make your time browsing the web more productive.  Also, in the spirit of holiday shopping, we talk about Apple AirPods for gifting and what a potential upgrade may mean to this revolutionary device.