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Episode 258, New features come to Apple services this fall



In this episode, we will discuss news of Apple announcing new services coming to customers this fall. Users can explore hikes in Apple Maps, redeem rewards and access installments with Apple Pay, enjoy a redesigned Apple Fitness+ experience, and more.

Apple is enhancing the services users love with all-new features coming this fall with the release of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, visionOS 2, and tvOS 18.
Apple Maps introduces even more ways to explore the world, like the ability for users to create their own custom walking routes.
Users get new ways to pay with Apple Pay, including the ability to redeem rewards and access installments from their eligible credit or debit cards.
Tickets in Apple Wallet bring fans a richer experience, including stadium details, recommended Apple Music playlists, and more.
Mail introduces new ways to manage an inbox with categorization that includes Primary, Transactions, Updates, and Promotions.

Episode 257, WWDC 2024: iOS 18 makes iPhone more personal, capable, and intelligent than ever



In this episode, we will discuss news from WWDC 2024.  Specifically, the future operating system, iOS 18, and how it makes iPhone more personal, capable, and intelligent than ever.  The release introduces all-new customization options, the biggest-ever redesign of Photos, powerful updates for staying connected, and Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system.

iOS 18 brings new ways to customize iPhone, additional ways to stay connected in Messages, the biggest-ever redesign of the Photos app, and so much more.
The Home Screen can be further customized by arranging apps and widgets in any open space.
A new customizable carousel view presents highlights that update each day and feature favorite people, pets, places, and more.
Messages offers more capabilities for self-expression with formatting and animated text effects that can be applied to any letter, word, phrase, or emoji in iMessage.
In Safari, a new Highlights feature surfaces key information from webpages users visit, reducing distractions.

Episode 256, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference to kick off Monday, June 10 with Keynote address



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.  The annual online conference takes place June 10-14 and promises an incredible week of technology and innovation.

Apple announced the winners of the 2024 Apple Design Awards. You can find out more about the apps at: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2024/06/apple-announces-winners-of-the-2024-apple-design-awards/

Episode 255, Apple and Google deliver support for unwanted tracking alerts in iOS and Android



In this episode, we will discuss how Apple and Google deliver support for unwanted tracking alerts in iOS and Android.  We will explore why these two competing technology companies have agreed to work together.


Episode 254, Apple Watch can make your golfing experience better



In this episode, we will discuss how Apple Watch is the perfect golfing companion. We will learn more how Apple Watch proves itself as a versatile device for golfers to stay connected, active, and healthy.  We will also cover a suite of great golfing apps offers users course information, as well as tools and insights to keep track of and help improve their game.

Apple Watch is a versatile device for golfers to stay connected, active, and healthy, and with a suite of great golfing apps, users can access course information, tools, and insights to improve their game. Golfshot users can set the pin on each hole to get accurate Strokes Gained statistics on their putting and identify which part of their game needs more improvement.

Apple Watch sensors combined with Golfshot’s Swing ID feature offer a comprehensive analysis of a golfer’s swing from the beginning to the end of the motion.
The API released in watchOS 10 helps detect rapid changes in velocity and acceleration to help users improve their golf swing and performance.
The API released in watchOS 10 helps detect rapid changes in velocity and acceleration to help users improve their golf swing and performance.
Using machine learning, Golfshot offers Auto Shot Tracking on Apple Watch to automatically track every shot.

Episode 253, Apple debuts iPad Pro with world’s most advance display, M4 chip and Apple Pencil Pro



In this episode, we will discuss Apple’s debuts of a couple of the items announced Tuesday at a special presentation.  The first is featuresa new thin and light design, breakthrough Ultra Retina XDR display, and an all new M4 performance with powerful AI capabilities, taking the new iPad Pro takes a huge leap forward.  We will also talk about the new Apple Pencil Pro and All-New Magic Keyboard and Smart Folio.

M4 delivers a huge leap in performance, with pro rendering apps like Octane seeing up to 4x faster performance than M2.
An updated pro camera system delivers even more versatility on the new iPad Pro.
The new iPad Pro is the thinnest Apple product ever, taking portability to a whole new level.
Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro delivers an amazing typing and trackpad experience in a sleek, portable new design with an aluminum palm rest. The keyboard includes a function row, a USB‑C connector for pass‑through charging, and front and back protection for your iPad. The floating cantilever design smoothly adjusts to multiple viewing angles. A larger glass trackpad expands how you can work with iPadOS and delivers haptic feedback for precision‑based workflows and Multi‑Touch gestures.
Apple Pencil Pro adds even more magical capabilities to help bring your ideas to life. Advanced features like squeeze, barrel roll, and haptic feedback make marking up, taking notes, and creating a masterpiece more intuitive than ever. Use Apple Pencil hover to preview exactly where Apple Pencil Pro will touch down on the display,1 and double-tap to quickly switch tools. And if you misplace it while you’re out and about or at home, you can easily locate it in the Find My app. Apple Pencil Pro pairs, charges, and stores magnetically on the side of your iPad.

Episode 251, Apple to expand repair options with support for used genuine parts



In this episode, we will discuss Apple introduction of a program to expand repair options with support for used genuine parts.   Handy for those in remote regions of Alaska and other places in the world.

Customers and independent repair providers will be able to utilize used Apple parts in repairs, beginning with select iPhone models this fall.

Episode 250, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference returns June 10



In this episode, we will discuss Apple announcement it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, commonly referred to as WWDC, online from June 10 through 14.  Developers and students will have the opportunity to celebrate in person at a special event at Apple Park on opening day.

WWDC24 will include an in-person experience on June 10 that will provide developers the opportunity to watch the keynote at Apple Park, meet with Apple team members, and take part in special activities.

Episode 249, Apple announces “Friday Night Baseball” returns to Apple TV+ on March 29



In this episode, we will discuss Apple announces “Friday Night Baseball” returns to Apple TV+ on March 29.  We will start with the weekly doubleheaders begining soon with the New York Yankees at the Houston Astros, and the St. Louis Cardinals at the Los Angeles Dodgers.  We will tell you about how you can tune in and a schedule of games between now to the end of June. Go to the Apple website for the full schedule.

“Friday Night Baseball” will be available to Apple TV+ subscribers throughout the 2024 regular season, beginning on Friday, March 29.

Episode 248, Apple introduces transcripts for Apple Podcasts



In this episode, we will discuss Apple introduces transcripts for Apple Podcasts on Tuesday, March 5th.  Transcripts offer full-text display for each episode, making podcasts more accessible and immersive than ever before.  We will cover this and announce an iPhone Tips and Tricks class coming up March 14. 

Apple introduced Tuesday, March 5 transcripts for Apple Podcasts, offering users greater accessibility and easier navigation.
Transcripts on Apple Podcasts can help users catch every word from their favorite hosts, learn a new language, and more easily find facts they heard on an episode.
Built to strengthen accessibility on Apple Podcasts, transcripts include font and color contrast that were designed to make long-form text easier to scan and read.