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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 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 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

Episode 8, Tethering versus hotspots for your Apple devices



Episode 8, Tethering versus hotspots for your Apple devices looks the pros and cons of mobile Wi-Fi, whether to tether or use a hotspot to connect to the internet.  This will help you decide which method is the most advantageous to you and give you some tips on using public Wi-FI in unavoidable situations.  We will finish reviewing the ThoughtOut brand of stands for your iOS devices (www.thoughtout.biz)

iPad Pro Stand Stabile PRO Tablet Holder

Skyroam Solis International Use Hotspot (www.skyroam.com)


Episode 7, Uninterrupted Power Supplies protect your Apple devices



Episode 7, Uninterrupted Power Supplies, commonly referred to as UPS, protect your Apple devices and is a necessity for valuable electronics. A backup UPS offers guaranteed power and protection for electronics in your home or business.  We will discuss what features you need such as surge protection and/or battery backup.  Additionally, we show you how to figure out what size of UPS you need for your devices.  The Mac Minutes “Accessory of the Week ” is the Bandkeeper to store your AppleWatch bands in a secure, protective case that is easy to store and travel (www.bandkeeper.com)

CyberPower UPS System, 850VA/510W, 12 Outlets

Bandkeeper Folder, Inserts


Episode 6, Apple new ECG app leads the way to a healthier New Year



Episode 6, Apple new ECG app leads the way to a healthier New Year looks at the December 6 release of the Electrocardiogram Application on the AppleWatch and review the 1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale.  This episode delves deeper into the WatchOS 5.1.2, an update which enabled the ECG functional hardware capable of monitoring for atrial fibrillation or A-fib, for short, sinus rhythm, or inconclusive. We review the1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale for use with an Apple iPhone application which tracks multiple measurements about your health.

Apple ECG Release Link: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/12/ecg-app-and-irregular-heart-rhythm-notification-available-today-on-apple-watch/

Amazon Scale Link: https://www.amazon.com/1byone-Bluetooth-Wireless-Bathroom-Visceral/dp/B01FHELB56/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1544303990&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=1byone+bluetooth+body+fat+scale+with+ios&psc=1

Atrial Fibrillation Notification

Sinus Rhythm Notification

Health ECG Application

Inconclusive Notification

1byone Digital Smart Wireless Scale


Episode 4, Your Apple Airline Travel Companion



Episode 4, Your Apple Airline Travel Companion looks at how Apple devices can make airline travel more efficient for passengers, especially during the holidays.  The episode also recommends several applications to make the travel process more logistically effective and how to deal with unexpected contingencies.  We review the iTraq GPS locator (www.iTraq.com) and Nomad PowerPack battery (www.hellonomad.com) as third-party travel accessories.  The episode finishes by reviewing Nutshell phone cases (www.tuffasnuts.com). Applications recommended for your iPhone include Trip It; Kayak; Seat Alerts; Gate Guru; Flightboard; Flight Tracker; and Plane Finder.