Tag Archives: Apple

Episode 61, Apple’s new iPhone night-mode photography contest; night-mode tips; and Brydge offers new keyboard, with trackpad



Apple announced recently how you can share your best iPhone night-mode photos in Apple’s new photography contest.  Also, we will be giving you some tips on how to do so and we will discuss Brydge offering a new keyboard, with trackpad.  You can view more of Apple’s last years photo contest winners and information about the contest at the following website: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/01/share-your-best-iphone-night-mode-photos/

Shot on iPhone 11 Pro in Night mode by Austin Mann. (Courtesy of Apple Inc.)
The all new Bridge Pro + is available at www.brydge.com. (Courtesy of Bridge)

Episode 60, New devices need an Uninterrupted Power Supply; stopping annoying election and other robo-calls



Happy New Year!  Many of you have received new Apple and tech devices as gifts this holiday season.  Now it’s time to take the next step and protect them using and Uninterrupted Power Supply, commonly referred to as a UPS.  We will also teach you how stop annoying robo-calls this election year.

CyberPower – 650VA Battery Back-Up System, available at Best Buy, $59.99
CyberPower 1500VA / 900Watts Simulated Sine Wave UPS available at Costco, $129.99

Episode 57, With optimized Battery Charging your iPhone learns your daily charging habits, improving life of your battery; iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case review



In this episode, we are going to discuss the Optimized Battery Charging feature on your iPhone, why its important,  and how it learns from your daily charging habits to improve the lifespan of your battery. Plus, we will review the iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case which recently became available. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Optimized Battery feature on iOS13
iPhone 11 Pro Smart Battery Case


Episode 55, Using Technology to outsmart ‘Porch Pirates’; review of Ring Video Doorbell and Deliveries Application



In this episode, we will discuss using technology to outsmart the ‘porch pirates’ and have a secure shopping season.  We will review Ring Video Doorbell devices and the Deliveries application available in the Apple App Store. The combination of using these together will go a long way in ensuring you get your packages this holiday season.

Ring Doorbell devices available for monitoring activity (www.ring.com).
Deliveries Application screenshots from an iPhone showing some of its features.

 


Episode 54, Using Apple hardware to create a home theater system



In this episode, we will be interviewing Jim Dube about using Apple devices and associated software for your home theater system.  The software we talked about in today’s show include the media players:Air Video HD: https://airvideo.app;  Plex: https://www.plex.tv; Kodi: https://kodi.tv/download/851; InFuse: https://firecore.com/infuse.  Software to rip DVDs includes: RipIt: http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/; Handbrake: https://handbrake.fr; MacX DVD Ripper Pro:https://www.macxdvd.com/landing/mac-dvd-ripper.htm?Rgclid=EAIaIQobChMInrC67pX_5QIVjyCtBh26Kg58EAAYASAAEgIJF_D_BwE.  A tool to help rename ripped files: FileBot: https://www.filebot.net.  You can reach Jim at dubej@mac.com. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The all-new, 16-inch MacBook Pro is just one of the devices you can use to create your home theater system.

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.

Courtesy of Kyle Seth Grey
Courtesy of Apple Inc.

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.).