Tag Archives: Apple

Episode 87, Tips and Tricks for the Apple Watch; Bandkeeper product review



In this episode, we will give you some tips and tricks to use on your Apple Watch. I’m sure you will find a few of these new even to the avid user. We will also review a product to help organize and safeguard your watchbands. (Graphic, top, courtesy of Apple Inc.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bandkeeper Folder and inserts to protect your Apple Watchbands in a hardshell case.

 

 

 


Episode 86, Older iPads: Love it or Leave it in Fall 2020



In this episode, we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware starting in September.  Specifically, we will be looking at iPads, especially for those of you who own 2011 iPad 2nd generation, 2012, iPad 3rd or 4th generation or a 2012 iPad Mini 1st generation. Scroll below to see a complete listing of iPads, their release year and the most recent operating system they can use. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Below is a complete list of iPads, release year, and current iOS / iPadOS version they can run.

 


Episode 85, Apple updates to macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and launches new audio and news features



In this episode, will discuss the recently released macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update which introduces local news and audio features in Apple News along with improving the security and reliability of your Mac. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Apple News+ audio stories, a new daily audio briefing, and curated local news collections are all available now in Apple News.

 


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 82, Features of iOS 14 for the iPhone



In this episode we will delve deeper into some of the announcements iOS14 from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference finished last week. This new software for the iPhone is introducing the biggest update ever to Home Screen pages with beautifully redesigned widgets and the App Library, a new way to tap into the App Store with App Clips, powerful updates to Messages, and much, much more. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The App Library makes it easier for users to get to all of their apps with a simple, easy-to-navigate view at the end of the Home Screen pages.

Episode, 81, WWDC launches highlighting new OS features; and COVID-19 tracking platform



Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote Address began Monday and will run all week until June 26th. Mac Minutes is covering the event. In this episode we will give 13 new innovative technologies and features unveiled at the WWDC20 Keynote Address. We will be sticking to the top items and follow up later delving deeper into new features of each operating system and new announcements in subsequent episodes. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Tim Cook recaps some of the groundbreaking technologies unveiled at WWDC20.

Episode 80, Apple reveals lineup for its biggest-ever Worldwide Developers Conference



In this episode we will discuss Apple revealing its lineup for its biggest-ever Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC20). WWDC20 will include keynote address, Platforms State of the Union, 100+ engineering sessions, all-new Developer Forums, 1-on-1 labs with more than 1,000 Apple engineers, and more.

WWDC20 kicks off with a keynote address on June 22 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Episode 78, Apple releases new macOS Catalina update including new Battery Health Management feature and more



In this episode we will discuss Apple releasing an update on Tuesday to macOS Catalina 10.15.5, with a major update to the Mac operating system. The most significant feature of this update is Battery Health Management, which was unveiled to developers in April. We will also announce some Zoom virtual events available to Mac Minutes listeners coming up in the next few weeks. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

macOS 10.15.5 is now available to update macOS Catalina.

 


Episode 77, Apple announces virtual WWDC; Apple Watch Pride Edition and Nike Sport bands; OS software updates; and stores begin to reopen



In this episode, we will discuss the recent Apple announcement of a virtual WWDC, Apple Watch Pride Edition and Nike Sport bands, iPadOS and iOS 13.5 software updates; and stores begin to reopen. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The Apple Watch Nike Sport Band is reimagined with the colors of the rainbow.
The new Apple Watch Pride Edition Sport Band includes a distinctive vertical-stripe rainbow edition.

Episode 76: Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with features: Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance



In this episode we will discuss Apple’s announcement  Monday about their updated 13-inch MacBook Pro, featuring the new Magic Keyboard and doubling the storage across all standard configurations. The new lineup also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80 percent faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The 13-inch MacBook Pro features a brilliant Retina display with more than 4 million pixels and millions of colors, 500 nits of brightness, and support for the P3 wide color gamut.
Magic Keyboard on the 13-inch MacBook Pro features a physical Escape key, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, and Touch Bar with dynamic and contextual controls.