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Episode 21, Apple ‘Special Event’ & WWDC scheduled; product reviews of the San Disk Ultra Dual Drive USB-C flash drive and Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock.



Episode 21, Apple ‘Special Event’ and WWDC scheduled; product reviews of the San Disk Ultra Dual Drive USB-C flash drive and Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock. In this episode, we will talk about the Apple special event and indications strongly suggesting that the company’s long-rumored streaming video service will take center stage. We will also discuss Apple’s recent announcement on the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC).  For product reviews, we will do product reviews on two Apple accessories, the San Disk Ultra Dual Drive USB-C flash drive and the Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock.  The two devices are definite assets to your Apple devices.

WWDC posting for June 3-7, 2019,
Apple’s “Special Event” notification for March 25, 2019.
San Disk Ultra Dual Drive USB-C flash drive
Belkin Powerhouse Charge Dock.

Episode 20, Apple Support offers informative ‘YouTube’ educational videos; Product reviews for Fuse Reel Side Winder & OWC Travel Dock  



Episode 20, Apple Support offers informative ‘YouTube’ educational videos; Product reviews for Fuse Reel Side Winder & OWC Travel Dock:  In this episode we are going to review the Apple Support You Tube Channel and how to take advantage of some reliable instruction.  Additionally, we will resume our product reviews with two great devices for your Apple devices.  The first item is a Fuse Reel Side Winder which allows you to wind & store your MacBook charger in under 5 seconds. The Side Winder allows you to adjust the cable length from 1 foot to 12 feet while staying organized. Secondly is the Other World Computing (OWC) Travel Dock with 5 ports, which fits in your pocket and lets you connect to your notebook, drive an HD display, connect, power or charge up to two USB 3.1 devices and access photos from your camera’s SD card.

Apple Support videos are at www.YouTube.com
Fuse Reel for MacBook Pro
Other World Computing
Travel Dock

Episode 19, Get the best quality music out of your Apple devices; and Apple announces Health Records feature coming to Veterans



Episode 19, Get the best quality music out of your Apple devices; and Apple announces Health Records feature coming to veterans:  In this episode, I’ll be talking about why you should want the best quality of music and tell you how you can get it from your Apple devices. Also, Apple announced American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone.

 

Apple announced VA patients will soon be able to access their medical records through their Health Application


Episode 17, Mac Minute’s 10 Tips for the Apple Watch, overview of the Activity App



Episode 17, Mac Minute’s 10 Tips for the Apple Watch, overview of the Activity App will be giving you 10 tips in less than 10 minutes and will follow up in an upcoming episode with macOS.  We will finish the podcast with a look at how to briefly use the Apple Watch Activity application.

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The 10 tips are: 1. Ping your lost iPhone; 2. Taking Apple Watch Screenshots; 3. Application Grid or List view; 4. SOS feature; 5. Sharing Fitness Data; 6. Personalized Message Responses; 7. Clearing Apple Watch Notifications; 8. Silencing your Apple Watch; 9. Selecting Grid or List Application Views; and 10. Transferring Apple Watch incoming calls to your iPhone.  Select the link below for detailed instructions:

TIPS INSTRUCTIONS LINK #1-10

Activity Rings showing Move, Exercise and Stand status

Grid and List View Option Screen

 

SOS Notification Screen

 

Apple Watch, Series 4 showing the Activity Ring Complication


Episode 15, A new era for ‘Today at Apple’ sessions; Microsoft Office 365 joins the Mac App Store; and a new Apple Watch challenge



Episode 15, A new era for ‘Today at Apple’ sessions; Microsoft Office 365 joins the Mac App Store; and a new Apple Watch challenge will tell you about how Apple announced Tuesday, Jan 29 about a new Today at Apple educational program; inform you how Microsoft Office is now in the Mac App Store and finish by telling you about a new “Heart Month” challenge for our Apple Watch listeners.

Apple announces new ‘Today at Apple’ sessions Tuesday, Jan. 29.
2019 Heart Month Fitness Challenge for Apple Watch

Episode 14, USB-C is an emerging connector; why it’s better; lacks support, but still our future; iOS updates; and Mile IQ app review



Episode 14, USB-C is an emerging connector; why it’s better; lacks support, but still our future; iOS updates; and Mile IQ app review examines the current status of the USB-C use in the Apple hardware and accessory markets.  We also give you a tip on how to keep your USB-C ports clean and what to do if an object become lodged in the port.  The Mac Minutes Application of the Week is Mile IQ (www.mileiq.com) which we review. Lastly, we tell you what Apple updated on their iOS software this week.

USB-C male connector
USB-C plugs and cleaning brush

Mile IQ application icon and a sample map swiping for personal or business

Episode 13, Apple launches Smart Battery Cases; iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount 



Episode 13, Apple launches Smart Battery Cases; iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount covers the launch of the Apple Smart iPhone battery cases for the iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhones Xs Max.  We also look at some of the other devices and programs Apple has planned.  Mac Minutes takes a first look at the HyperDrive (www.indiegogo.com) USB-C Hub adapter for the 2018 iPad Pro.  We review iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount (www.otterbox.com) for keeping your iPhone Qi powered and secure.

 

Apple Smart iPhone Cases for the iPhone XR, Xs and Xs Max
HyperDrive USB Hub adapter for the 2018 iPad Pro
iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount

 


Episode 12, Mophie Battery Cases, Ring’s Door View Cam unveiled at CES; Apple Watch AQI & UVI complications explained



Episode 12, Mophie Battery Cases, Ring’s Door View Cam unveiled at CES; Apple Watch AQI & UVI complications explained will look at a couple of the numerous new items presented at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV this past week and explore two more of the Apple Watch complications: the Air Quality Index, commonly referred to as AQI, and Ultra-Violet Radiation Index, or UVI.

Recharge the Mophie Juice Pack Access on any Qi wireless charging pad. With Priority+ charging, power will pass wirelessly to the iPhone first before recharging the juice pack (www.mophie.com).
Ring unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show a series of new products including the Door View Cam for live video from the peephole of your front door (www.ring.com).
Apple Watch, Series 4 Infograph Watchface with AVI and UVI displayed in upper complication zones
Graphic courtesy of www.AirNow.gov
Information on precautionary measures is at: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-scale-1

Episode 11, Apple offers iPhone Xr bargains; review of Sleep Pulse 3 app



Episode 11, Apple offers iPhone Xr bargains; review Sleep Pulse 3 app episode will take another look at the iPhone Xr as Apple makes significant discounts on the model when trading in your current iPhone. We will also review the Sleep Pulse 3 iPhone application and accompanying Apple Watch complication.

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Letter to Apple Investors can be read at: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/01/letter-from-tim-cook-to-apple-investors/ .

iPhone Xr Models
Sleep Pulse 3, Sleep Tracking Application
Pulse Rate and Motion statistics on the iPhone from the Sleep Pulse 3 application
Sleep statistics from the Sleep Pulse 3 application shown on an iPhone

Episode 10, Using Apple Medical ID and Emergency Notifications



Episode 10, Using Apple Medical ID and Emergency Notifications will look at setting up your iPhone and AppleWatch Medical Identification and the many ways to use emergency notifications on your iPhone and AppleWatch. We will finish the episode by reviewing the Audible Audio Books Application. 

Health Application
First Step to setup Health ID, bottom right
Testing input, Screen 1, iPhone Opening Screen, Press on Emergency on left
Testing input, Screen 2, iPhone Access to Medical ID info
Audible Application