Tag Archives: Apple

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

Episode 35, Apple partners with Best Buy for expanded repair service: Tips for your iPhone



In this episode, we will talk about Apple’s recent announcement about the completion of a major expansion of its Apple authorized service network by partnering with Best Buy for expanded services.  We will then offer several tips for your iPhone.

Force touch (long press) on the Camera Application and you will have these four options to quickly move around the camera features.

A light press on the Done button will reveal how many tabs you have open and offer an option to delete them.
The timer option is in the Camera Application and at the top, third from the left. It has a clock. Light press and you will have a off, 3s or 10s option.

Episode 34: Exploring Apple Activity Application features and creative uses



In this episode, Alaskan Apple User Group members, Gary Miller and Jon Scudder will explore the many creative uses of the Activity Application for your AppleWatch and iPhone they have learned since the application’s roll out.  The experienced duo will start with the Activity Ring basics and then venture into more advanced topics such as how to use the application for tracking daily exercises, challenging friends and sharing exercise data.

Keep track of your activity from your Apple Watch, including historical progress toward closing your Activity rings and all the important metrics from your workouts.
Activity Rings from the measure your Move, Exercise and Standing progress daily.
Sharing Activity Data can be a fun way to challenge your friends.

 


Episode 32, Techtool Pro 11 Application Review; New life for your used MacBook



In this episode, I’ll be talking about Techtool Pro 11 for macOS with my guest, Gary Miller, from the Alaskan Apple Users Group, who has reviewed the application after his in-depth use.  I’ll also be telling you about how to get a few more years out of your Mac Book devices by replacing your battery, replacing your disk-drive with an SSD, or upgrading your SSD storage capacity.

Micromat’s Techtool Pro 11 is a diagnostic asset to your macOS.
Techtool’s Configuration Page where user’s start checking their computer status

Episode 31, Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro; third-party retailers discount previous models



In this episode, I’ll be discussing Apple’s introduction of the first 8-core MacBook Pro, what many were expecting to be announced at the World Wide Developers Conference, or WWDC, coming June 3. Also, the price reductions on older models have begun and will be continuing as the new MacBook Pro launch continues.  I’ll tell you how to stay abreast of these deals from third-party retailers using the MacHash News application.

Now with an 8-core processor, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is the fastest Mac notebook ever (Photo courtesy of Apple Inc.)
MacHash News Application features stories about Apple products and associated technology

Episode 25, Exploring Apple Watch Fitness Awards; Earth Day Fitness Challenge; and Apple tops clean energy goal with new supplier commitments



We will discuss the Apple Watch Fitness Achievement Awards and learn how to use the information to get more awards.  We will also talk about the upcoming Apple’s Earth Day fitness challenge award on Monday, April 22.  To see more of Apple’s past awards, recommend you visit tech and fitness enthusiast Kyle Seth Grey’s website at www.kylesethgrey.com.  (If you own an Apple Watch, you may want to access your iPhone for this episode.) We will finish appropriately with an earth-friendly story from Apple News, announcing Friday, Apple has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. (Lower graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

2019 Earth Day Special Fitness Award (Courtesy Kyle Seth Grey)
Earning fitness awards on your Apple Watch can be fun and motivating.
One of the many standardized awards.