Tag Archives: Apple

Episode 52, Quick ‘hidden’ tips to enhance productivity in iOS 13; AirPods Pro ‘hands-on ‘ review; & Veterans Day Fitness Challenge



In this episode, we will discuss some easy tips I’ve learned about iOS13 in the past weeks.  Some of these shortcuts are really productive and you will find them convenient. I will also provide a hands-on review of the AirPods Pro after my coverage in the previous podcast. Additionally, we will cover Apple’s next Fitness Challenge for the Apple Watch set for this Veterans Day, November 11.

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Episode 51, Apple launches new AirPods Pro with Active Noise Cancelling; iOS 13.2 released



In this episode, we will discuss Apple launching Monday, Oct 28, the new AirPods Pro which features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design.  We will describe the features, price and and how you can get a set. Additionally, iOS 13.2 was simultaneously released.  We will tell you what the update includes.(Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

A quick tap on the volume slider in Control Center makes it easy to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes
Connecting to your device is easy with the H1 chip. I found this feature to be a valuable feature vs. repetitively setting up Bluetooth.

 

 

 

AirPods Pro are packed with audio innovation to deliver superior sound and an immersive noise-canceling experience.

Episode 50, iPhone AppleCare is worth peace of mind compared to cell provider insurance



In this episode, we will discuss Apple Care for the iPhone and its comparison to insurance provided from cellular providers. We will also recommend ways to protect your investment. (Graphic courtesy Apple Inc.)


Episode 49, macOS Catalina launches with new features



In this episode, we will give our initial review of the new macOS Catalina which is a free software upgrade and will discuss some of the features such as Apple Arcade, Voice Control, Screen Time and all-new Sidecar, which Expands Mac Workspace with iPad.  For more tips and articles on macOS Catalina, join the free Mac Minutes Facebook Group. The link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736519459789704/   (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)

macOS Catalina is available now. More information can be found at apple.com/macos/catalina
macOS Catalina features Sidecar which allows users a second display and use their Apple Pencil to write in Mac apps.

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 47, Ten tips for iOS 13



In this episode, we will discuss iOS 13, describe how to download it, and give you some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past couple weeks that you may find useful.  Listen for a few minutes and get some of coolest features from the latest update. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)


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 36, Homekit Applications for simplifying everyday life



In this episode, we are going to talk with Technology Director Mr. Jim Dube, about Homekit applications he uses in his home.  Jim, an avid Apple enthusiast,  serves two remote “Bush Alaska” communities, the Bristol Bay School District and the Lake and Peninsula School District, administering their tech needs.  HomeKit is a software framework by Apple that lets users set up their iOS devices to configure, communicate, and control smart-home appliances.  By designing rooms, items, and actions in the HomeKit service, users can enable automatic actions in the house through a simple voice dictation to Siri or through Apps.  HomeKit support is also included in macOS Mojave, and can be used on all their devices through Siri.  Join Jim as he delves deeper into how he uses HomeKit and his device recommendations.

Apple HomeKit icon you can find on many products that will work with your Apple devices