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Episode 19, Get the best quality music out of your Apple devices; and Apple announces Health Records feature coming to Veterans



Episode 19, Get the best quality music out of your Apple devices; and Apple announces Health Records feature coming to veterans:  In this episode, I’ll be talking about why you should want the best quality of music and tell you how you can get it from your Apple devices. Also, Apple announced American veterans receiving care through the Veterans Health Administration will be able to securely view their aggregated health records directly in the Health app on their iPhone.

 

Apple announced VA patients will soon be able to access their medical records through their Health Application


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 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.