Tag Archives: Alaska

Episode 48, Hands-on with the new iPad, 7th Generation; key features of the new iPadOS



In this episode, we will give a hands-on review of the new iPad, 7thgeneration and some new features launched with the new iPadOS.  The new iPad has a 10.2-Inch Retina Display, Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil Support and is supported by iPadOS, a new powerful multitasking and creative capabilities platform. You can decide for yourself whether to upgrade by going to the Apple website to compare devices: apple.com/ipad/compare.  (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.).


Episode 44, Apple Event Preview; Buying and Selling your Devices



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s next big product launch. Apple plans to introduce its newest devices and services at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.  We will also explore some of Apple’s purchasing and recycling options.


Episode 42, Designing a website using Squarespace for personal and professional use



In this episode, we will discuss the website designer company, Squarespace, and how two Apple enthusiasts designed separate websites using the do-it-yourself platform for the first time.  This is a great episode for those users who are in small business, organizing a special event or civic organizations looking for worldwide exposure via an internet webpage at a fraction of the cost. Their website is www.squarespace.com.


Episode 40, Apple Music launches high-resolution digital masters; Apple’s new dongle



In this episode, we are going to discuss Apple Music launching Apple Digital Masters, a new initiative launched Wednesday, August 7 by Apple that combines all of its “Mastered for iTunes” offerings into one catalog for higher quality music.  In the second half of the podcast, we will discuss Apple’s new dongle, the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, released this week.

 “Mastered for iTunes” offers one catalog for higher quality music.

Apple released this week a new USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter which lets you connect your USB-C-enabled Mac or iPad Pro to an HDMI display, while also connecting a standard USB device and a USB-C charging cable.

Episode 39, iPhone Travel Tips



In this episode, we will provide listeners some quick iPhone travel tips.  These tips are for enhancing your iPhone productivity using Apple provided features.


Episode 37, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated; MacBook ends; and Refurbished Device options



In this episode, we are going to talk about Apple’s recent update to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro along with back-to-school purchase incentives, and as an alternative to new, purchasing a device from the Apple Refurbished Store.

Updated 13-inch MacBook Pro now features the latest processors for twice the performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and a True Tone Retina display
RefurbMe.Com is a place where interested buyers can seek refurbished devices.

Episode 35, Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service: Tips for your iPhone



In this episode, we will talk about Apple’s recent announcement about the completion of a major expansion of its Apple authorized service network by partnering with Best Buy for expanded services.  We will then offer several tips for your iPhone.

Force touch (long press) on the Camera Application and you will have these four options to quickly move around the camera features.

A light press on the Done button will reveal how many tabs you have open and offer an option to delete them.
The timer option is in the Camera Application and at the top, third from the left. It has a clock. Light press and you will have a off, 3s or 10s option.

Episode 34: Exploring Apple Activity Application features and creative uses



In this episode, Alaskan Apple User Group members, Gary Miller and Jon Scudder will explore the many creative uses of the Activity Application for your AppleWatch and iPhone they have learned since the application’s roll out.  The experienced duo will start with the Activity Ring basics and then venture into more advanced topics such as how to use the application for tracking daily exercises, challenging friends and sharing exercise data.

Keep track of your activity from your Apple Watch, including historical progress toward closing your Activity rings and all the important metrics from your workouts.
Activity Rings from the measure your Move, Exercise and Standing progress daily.
Sharing Activity Data can be a fun way to challenge your friends.

 


Episode 33, Traveling with the Roaming Man G3 Hotspot; Apple makes airline travel easier



This week’s episode will look at the Roaming Man G3 Hotspot (www.roamingman.com) and how your Apple devices make airline travel easier during the summer travel season.  Travel applications recommended for itinerary input are TripIt and Kayak.  For seat preference, the Seat Alerts application is a quick way to get notified if a better seat becomes available.  Gate Guru will help you navigate around the airports with detailed maps.  Lastly, those on the ground can track your flight using Flightboard, Flight Tracker and Plane Finder.  All can be found in App Store.  Have an enjoyable summer travel season!

Roaming Man G3 Hotspot

Episode 30, Ultimate Weather Applications for the iPhone and AppleWatch



In the episode, I will talk about a few of my personal best apps from the numerous weather apps in the App Store.  It’s now summer and we just had our first storm of the season bringing hail, thunder and lightning. Severe storms are not only common in Alaska but around the world.   You just need to watch the evening news to see examples where people have been caught ill prepared.  I’ll talk about using your iPhone and AppleWatch to help make your weather forecasting more accurate and your outdoor activities safer.

Wunderground Application icon

Radar Scope Application icon

Dark Sky Application icon