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Episode 138, Apple launches iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack; & updates operating systems



In this episode we will discuss the recent launch of Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack, an add-on battery that is tailored to work with the Phone 12 models.  We will cover its features, some of the reasons you may want to buy one, and how to use it properly.  We will end the podcast to tell you about the recent update for various Apple operating systems, including macOS Big Sur 11.5, iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, and tvOS 14.7.

The MagSafe Battery Pack only comes in white, priced at $99 US and has a rounded, rectangular design that matches the shape of the iPhone, and it attaches to the back of all of the iPhone 12 line up.
To see your charging status in Today View or on the Home Screen, add the Batteries widget:  Go to Today View or the Home Screen page where you want to add the widget, then touch and hold the background until the apps begin to jiggle. Tap the Add Widget button at the top of the screen to open the widget gallery.  Scroll or search to find Batteries, tap it, then swipe left through the size options. The different sizes display different information.  When you see the size you want, tap Add Widget, then tap Done.

Episode 137, Using the iMovie App with iPhone to make video magic



In this episode we will have a special guest, Ms. Liana Hanson, who will telling us how she has used the iMovie application with her iPhone to make good quality videos with audio for use on various platforms without expensive programs and support equipment.


Episode 126, Apple releases iOS 14.5 delivering unlock iPhone with Apple Watch, more diverse Siri voice options, and new privacy controls



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s release of  iOS 14.5 delivering features including unlock iPhone with Apple Watch, more diverse Siri voice options, new privacy controls operating systems and much more.

Apple users can now use their Apple Watch to securely unlock iPhone when Face ID is enabled while wearing a face mask.
iOS 14.5 adds six new emoji characters including a face exhaling, woman with beard, and heart on fire, among others.
Users can now select different skin tones for each individual in the couple kissing and couple with heart emoji.

Episode 111, Apple’s iPhone 12 MagSafe charging explained and optimizing power transfer



The iPhone 12‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back around the wireless charging coil that adhere to MagSafe based accessories like cases and chargers, and this week’s episode will explain Apple’s MagSafe charging system and ensuring you are getting the maximum 15 watt power transfer. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The MagSafe Charger makes wireless charging a snap. The perfectly aligned magnets attach to your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro and provide faster wireless charging up to 15W.

The MagSafe Duo Charger conveniently charges your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, and other Qi-certified devices. Just place your devices on the charger and a steady, efficient charge begins on contact. The charger folds together neatly so you can easily take it with you wherever you go.

Episode 92, Review of Apple Watch ICE Medical Standard Application; Road ID watchband faceplate; and Apple releases iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7



In this episode, we will give you information about Apple Watch’s In Case of Emergency (ICE) Medical Standard application and the Road ID faceplate that slides on your band. We will finish this podcast talking about Tuesday’s Apple update to iOS 13.7 and iPadOS.13.7 (Graphics courtesy of ICE Standard App/Road ID)

Road ID Apple Watch band faceplate displays basic info with access code for first responders.
In Case of Emergency (ICE) Medical Standard Application icon available on the Apple App Store.
ICE Standard Application displays on your Apple Watch Lock Screen. Optional is a card for wallet or purse.

Episode 89, Apple announces Apple Watch Activity Challenge for August 30; U/V light; and device cleaning



Apple has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for August 30, 2020. The latest challenge is being hosted as a way to “celebrate the natural wonder of national parks.” Learn how you can earn the activity challenge fitness award and stickers. We will also discuss cleaning your devices via U/V light and conventional methods.

Apple Activity Challenge Fitness Award which celebrates our National Parks.
Stickers will go to those who achieve the fitness goals.

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 72, The Apple Store is closed. Try the Apple Support Application to solve your tech issues; Apple updates iOS and iPadOS software



In this episode many of us have been without an open Apple Store due to the COVID-19 virus.  If you need help, the Apple Support Application is your personalized guide to the best options from Apple.  You can find answers with articles tailored to your products and questions.  You can also call, chat or email with an expert right away or schedule a callback when its convenient.  The application is free, available in the app store, to help you during these difficult times. Additionally, Apple released April 8th iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 to take care of a few bugs.  (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)

The Apple Support Application is available in the Apple App Store.

Episode 69, Sanitizing your iPhone using the PhoneSoap device and common cleaners



In Episode 69, with the Coronavirus sweeping the world, I thought I would review a device I have had for quite some time and helps eliminate germs that exist on your iPhone.  The device I have is called PhoneSoap. The device uses U/V light and is quite effective. They have different models which can be found at www.phonesoap.com. We will also covering Apple’s recent guidance that was released on how to clean your device in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo courtesy of PhoneSoap)

PhoneSoap 3, Smartphone UV Sanitizer come in 8 colors. You can’t wash your phone, but you can sanitize it with PhoneSoap. PhoneSoap neutralizes the bacteria that other phone cleaners can’t kill. Sanitize & charge your phone with PhoneSoap.

Episode 67, Emergency SOS, Contacts and other Safety functions for past and present iPhones



In this episode, we will discuss emergency SOS functions, setting up emergency contacts and creating your medical ID for past and present iPhones. Take 10 minutes to potentially save a life. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

Medical Profile and Add Emergency Contact screenshot
Emergency SOS and Medical ID Activation screenshot.