Tag Archives: technology

Episode 53, Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro; Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Award



In this episode, we will introduce Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro and let you know about the Apple Watch Thanksgiving Activity Award, occurring on Thursday, Nov. 28th. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc. and Kyle Seth Grey)

The new Magic Keyboard on the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.
The all-new MacBook Pro features a 16-inch Retina display, blazing fast performance, a new Magic Keyboard and six-speaker sound system.
Thanksgiving Fitness Activity Award for 2019.

Episode 51, Apple launches new AirPods Pro with Active Noise Cancelling; iOS 13.2 released



In this episode, we will discuss Apple launching Monday, Oct 28, the new AirPods Pro which features Active Noise Cancellation and immersive sound in an all-new lightweight, in-ear design.  We will describe the features, price and and how you can get a set. Additionally, iOS 13.2 was simultaneously released.  We will tell you what the update includes.(Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)

A quick tap on the volume slider in Control Center makes it easy to switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes
Connecting to your device is easy with the H1 chip. I found this feature to be a valuable feature vs. repetitively setting up Bluetooth.

 

 

 

AirPods Pro are packed with audio innovation to deliver superior sound and an immersive noise-canceling experience.

Episode 49, macOS Catalina launches with new features



In this episode, we will give our initial review of the new macOS Catalina which is a free software upgrade and will discuss some of the features such as Apple Arcade, Voice Control, Screen Time and all-new Sidecar, which Expands Mac Workspace with iPad.  For more tips and articles on macOS Catalina, join the free Mac Minutes Facebook Group. The link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736519459789704/   (Photos courtesy of Apple Inc.)

macOS Catalina is available now. More information can be found at apple.com/macos/catalina
macOS Catalina features Sidecar which allows users a second display and use their Apple Pencil to write in Mac apps.

Episode 41, Apple brings contactless student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch; Mophie launches 3-in-1 Wireless Charger



In this episode, as countless children and young adults are making their way back to the school house, we are going to discuss Apple bringing contactless student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to more universities and a product notification of Mophie’s new wireless chargers. (Photos courtesy of Apple)

With contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet, students can quickly and easily get into their dorms and pay for lunch with their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Students can leave their physical wallets behind and use their iPhone or Apple Watch to buy gear at the campus store and enter their dorm, dining hall, gym and more.
Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad launched this week.

Episode 39, iPhone Travel Tips



In this episode, we will provide listeners some quick iPhone travel tips.  These tips are for enhancing your iPhone productivity using Apple provided features.


Episode 33, Traveling with the Roaming Man G3 Hotspot; Apple makes airline travel easier



This week’s episode will look at the Roaming Man G3 Hotspot (www.roamingman.com) and how your Apple devices make airline travel easier during the summer travel season.  Travel applications recommended for itinerary input are TripIt and Kayak.  For seat preference, the Seat Alerts application is a quick way to get notified if a better seat becomes available.  Gate Guru will help you navigate around the airports with detailed maps.  Lastly, those on the ground can track your flight using Flightboard, Flight Tracker and Plane Finder.  All can be found in App Store.  Have an enjoyable summer travel season!

Roaming Man G3 Hotspot

Episode 30, Ultimate Weather Applications for the iPhone and AppleWatch



In the episode, I will talk about a few of my personal best apps from the numerous weather apps in the App Store.  It’s now summer and we just had our first storm of the season bringing hail, thunder and lightning. Severe storms are not only common in Alaska but around the world.   You just need to watch the evening news to see examples where people have been caught ill prepared.  I’ll talk about using your iPhone and AppleWatch to help make your weather forecasting more accurate and your outdoor activities safer.

Wunderground Application icon

Radar Scope Application icon

Dark Sky Application icon 

Episode 26, Using Apple technology in ‘Bush Alaska’ education programs



In this episode, we are going to depart from our standard Mac Minutes podcast program format and interview people who have interesting uses for Apple technology.  Our guest in this first episode of the series is Technology Director, Mr. Jim Dube, from Lake and Peninsula School District, in remote “Bush Alaska”.  He also provides technology support to the Bristol Bay School District, where he was a K-12 principal for several years.  Jim discusses the Apple devices he employs in the districts and the software he uses to manage the devices.  Additionally, he also gives his insight on the challenges of keeping networks and associated technology working far from commercial sources and technical support.

JAMF software is available at www.jamf.com for Apple Device Management