Episode 14, USB-C is an emerging connector; why it’s better; lacks support, but still our future; iOS updates; and Mile IQ app review examines the current status of the USB-C use in the Apple hardware and accessory markets. We also give you a tip on how to keep your USB-C ports clean and what to do if an object become lodged in the port. The Mac Minutes Application of the Week is Mile IQ (www.mileiq.com) which we review. Lastly, we tell you what Apple updated on their iOS software this week.
Episode 13, Apple launches Smart Battery Cases; iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount covers the launch of the Apple Smart iPhone battery cases for the iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhones Xs Max. We also look at some of the other devices and programs Apple has planned. Mac Minutes takes a first look at the HyperDrive (www.indiegogo.com) USB-C Hub adapter for the 2018 iPad Pro. We review iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount (www.otterbox.com) for keeping your iPhone Qi powered and secure.
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: 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 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.