Tag Archives: Apple Watch

Episode 83, watchOS 7 adds significant personalization, health, and fitness features to Apple Watch



In this episode, Mac Minutes will review the new watchOS7 operating system that debuted at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June,  We will cover its enhanced customization tools, and the powerful new health and fitness features. There are plenty of them and we will finish the podcast by announcing an Alaskan Apple Users Group event coming up July 25. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

watchOS 7 brings new personalization, health, and fitness features to Apple Watch this fall.

Episode 79, Apple announces Apple Watch fitness award for World Environment Day; Alaskan Apple User Group holds virtual meeting



In this episode we will discuss Apple announcement that it has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for June 5 in celebration of World Environment Day.  We will also discuss the next virtual meeting of the Alaskan Apple Users Group, June 10, 7 p.m. AK time. Apple enthusiasts are encouraged to join in on this free event. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple’s Watch fitness awards available to earn on World Environment Day, June 5.

Episode 69, Sanitizing your iPhone using the PhoneSoap device and common cleaners



In Episode 69, with the Coronavirus sweeping the world, I thought I would review a device I have had for quite some time and helps eliminate germs that exist on your iPhone.  The device I have is called PhoneSoap. The device uses U/V light and is quite effective. They have different models which can be found at www.phonesoap.com. We will also covering Apple’s recent guidance that was released on how to clean your device in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo courtesy of PhoneSoap)

PhoneSoap 3, Smartphone UV Sanitizer come in 8 colors. You can’t wash your phone, but you can sanitize it with PhoneSoap. PhoneSoap neutralizes the bacteria that other phone cleaners can’t kill. Sanitize & charge your phone with PhoneSoap.

Episode 68, Emergency SOS and other safety functions for the Apple Watch



In this episode, we will discuss emergency SOS functions, setting up fall detection and reviewing medical ID for the AppleWatch. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

 

Emergency and Medical ID Slider Screenshot
Emergency Fall Notification Screenshot
Emergency SOS End Call Notification Screenshot
Third-party application Medical ID available on the Apple Application Store

 

 

 

 

 


Episode 66, Ten tips for your Apple devices in 10 minutes



We will give you ten tips for your Apple devices.  We will start with some iOS13 tips, move to AppleWatch OS and finish with Mac OS.  What’s better, we will do that it about 10 minutes.  (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)


Episode 65, Apple releases redesigned Maps Application with many new features



We will talk about Apple’s delivery of a new redesigned Maps Application and some of its new features such as better road coverage and pedestrian data, more precise addresses, and detailed land coverage. We will also highlight some tips throughout the podcast. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Collections makes it easy to share locations with friends and family.
Navigate to frequent destinations with a quick tap of Favorites.
With Indoor Maps for airports and malls, customers can see what level they’re on, restroom locations and even which stores and restaurants are open.
Apple delivers a new redesigned Maps for all users in the United States.
With Indoor Maps for airports and malls, customers can see what level they’re on, restroom locations and even which stores and restaurants are open.

Episode 53, Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro; Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Award



In this episode, we will introduce Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro and let you know about the Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Award, occurring on Thursday, Nov. 28th. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc. and Kyle Seth Grey)

The new Magic Keyboard on the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.
The all-new MacBook Pro features a 16-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance, a new Magic Keyboard and six-speaker sound system.
Thanksgiving Fitness Activity Award for 2019.

Episode 46, Hands-on with the Apple Watch Series 5



In this episode, we will discuss Apple Watch Series 5 with a “hands on” review of the devices announced at the September 10th Apple Keynote.  We will start by talking about our experiences on iPhone 11 Launch Day, Friday, September 20th, at the Anchorage Apple Store and then move to our “hands on” review where we will discuss new features, like the Always-On Retinal Display, Built-In Compass and International Emergency Calling.  We will also tell you about the special edition Apple Watches including Titanium, Ceramic, Hermès and Nike. (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)


Episode 41, Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch; Mophie launches 3-in-1 Wireless Charger



In this episode, as countless children and young adults are making their way back to the school house, we are going to discuss Apple bringing contactless student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to more universities and a product notification of Mophie’s new wireless chargers. (Photos courtesy of Apple)

With contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet, students can quickly and easily get into their dorms and pay for lunch with their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Students can leave their physical wallets behind and use their iPhone or Apple Watch to buy gear at the campus store and enter their dorm, dining hall, gym and more.
Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad launched this week.

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