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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 5, Technology aids Alaska Earthquake Response



Episode 5, Technology aids Alaska Earthquake Response, reviews how Apple devices and associated technology helped aid in the personal response to a 7.0 Earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018.  Specifically, we will look at a couple Apple iPhone applications, Maps and Messages, and how they influenced the first 72 hours following the earthquake.  We will talk about the third-party Quakefeed application (www.quakefeed.com) which proved to be invaluable in the information it furnished about seismic activity.  Additionally, we will review the Ring Video Doorbell (www.ring.com) for your residence.


Episode 3, ‘Today at Apple’ where no one is too cool for school



Episode 3, ‘Today at Apple‘ where no one is too cool for school:  Mac Minutes overviews the ‘Today at Apple’ educational seminars hosted by Apple Stores throughout the world.  We will discuss why they are important to the Apple enthusiast, especially during this holiday season.  The ‘App of the Week’ is the ‘Today at Apple’ sessions tab of the Apple application.  We explore how to view seminar schedules, and make a reservation.  Additionally, we review the New Trent iPad keyboard and case.


Mac Minutes, Episode 1, Using AppleWatch Faces



Learn about making the most of the AppleWatch Faces and tailoring them to your specific activity.  Also, reviewed is the Deliveries Application and the new USB-C cable for the AppleWatch.