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In this episode we will look at a great look at a great stocking stuffer for the Apple enthusiast.  Today, we will  look at a MagSafe Duo Charger. Apple has announced several new leather iPhone 12 accessories, including a MagSafe Wallet and iPhone Sleeve, which we will review as soon as they arrive. Today, let’s take a hand-on review of the MagSafe Charger! Also, Mac Minutes Podcast Facebook Group members have been invited by the Alaskan Apple Users Group to an evening, Wed. Dec.9 with world-renown Apple tutorial expert Dan Wassink. Listen to the podcast to get all the details. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) The MagSafe Duo Charger conveniently charges your compatible iPhone, Apple Watch, Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, and other Qi-certified devices. Just place your devices on the charger and a steady, efficient charge begins on contact.  The charger folds together neatly so you can easily take it with you wherever you go. Apple tutorial expert Dan Wassink. Listen to the podcast on all the details. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)
In this episode we will teach you how to COVID-19 location trace using your iPhone. Additionally, I’ll talk to a friend who has used this technique and we will hear her story.    
In this episode we will discuss the technical features of the Homepod Mini and give a hands-on review. Happy Thanksgiving to those listening in the United States.     HomePod mini is the newest addition to the HomePod family and offers impressive sound, the intelligence of Siri, and smart home capabilities.
In this episode, we will discuss Apple virtual unveiling of a new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini, all powered by the revolutionary M1, the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac. We will discuss the comparison of features, availability and price. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) MacBook Air with M1 is an absolute powerhouse of performance and thin-and-light portability. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 delivers game-changing performance and the longest battery life ever on a Mac. The new Mac mini packs a staggering amount of performance into its ultracompact design
In this episode we will discuss the features of the iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini and HomePod mini, including when they are available, prices and many details. Customers can order the all-new iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and HomePod mini beginning Friday, Nov. 6 and in stores Friday, Nov 13th. Phone 12 Pro Max features the largest display ever on an iPhone, a pro camera system with the new sensor-shift OIS on the Wide camera and longer focal length Telephoto camera, a LiDAR Scanner, A14 Bionic, and so much more. The smallest, thinnest, and lightest 5G smartphone in the world, iPhone 12 mini features the advanced technology of iPhone 12 in a compact design with an immersive edge-to-edge display.
In this episode Apple launched ‘Apple One’ on Friday, Oct 30, making it the easy to get all of Apple’s subscription services in one simple plan, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and iCloud. With a single subscription, customers in over 100 countries and regions can enjoy their favorite Apple services across their favorite devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac. We will discuss the program, prices and how to install the service. I hope you enjoy episode #100 and thank you for listening. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) With Apple One, customers gain access to the best in entertainment and more, including Apple Music, which offers over 70 million songs, thousands of playlists, daily selections from the world’s best music experts.  
In this episode we will discuss, Apple’s announcement Wednesday Oct. 28th about its biggest ever update to the Clips application, a video creation app for iPhone and iPad featuring a refreshed interface, support for vertical and horizontal video, and HDR recording with iPhone 12. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) Clips 3.0 makes it easier than ever for anyone to pick up an iPhone or iPad and start creating fun, multiclip videos. The Clips experience on iPad is better than ever when used in landscape orientation and with Magic Keyboard or Smart Keyboard.
In this episode we will discuss the new iPad Air available Oct. 23 which features a new thin and light all-screen design offered in five gorgeous finishes, a next-generation Touch ID sensor integrated into the top button, and the powerful A14 Bionic chip for a massive boost in performance. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) iPadOS 14 is the powerful operating system designed specifically for iPad and brings new features and capabilities such as Scribble, which allows Apple Pencil users to handwrite directly into any text field; useful new sidebars for apps including Photos and Files; and redesigned widgets. iPad Air is incredibly versatile, featuring support for Magic Keyboard with built-in trackpad and Apple Pencil, which attaches magnetically for easy pairing, charging, and storing.  
Apple unveiled a new series of iPhone 12 models on Tuesday, Oct 13 during a virtual presentation, including the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.  We will go in-depth about all the iPhone 12 models and the numerous developments, availability and prices. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini introduce a beautiful new design packed with innovative features, including A14 Bionic, an advanced dual-camera system, and a Super Retina XDR display with the Ceramic Shield front cover. iPhone Pro model features the powerful A14 Bionic, all-new design with Ceramic Shield, pro camera system, LiDAR Scanner, and the biggest Super Retina XDR display ever on an iPhone.
In this episode, we will give you information about Apple’s announcement today of a virtual event scheduled for next week debuting iPhone 12 and potentially other new hardware. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.) Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 12 along with other new hardware.  
In this episode, we will give you information about the Apple One subscription services and the Fitness + application which will be coming this fall.  (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) Apple One offers customers Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more services in one simple plan. Apple Fitness+ gives customers the freedom to exercise, whenever and wherever they like, on their Apple devices.
In this episode, we will give you information about iOS14 which was recently released as a free update by Apple. iOS 14 reimagines the iPhone experience, delivering a major update to the Home Screen with redesigned widgets and the App Library, new ways to use apps with App Clips, and powerful updates to Messages, and much more. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.) Apple’s virtual event announced several new services, software and hardware. Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home Screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.
In this episode, we will discuss one of the announcements from Apple’s virtual presentation which occurred Tuesday morning, specifically the  Apple Watch Series 6, which introduces hardware improvements, watchOS 7 and a number of health and wellness breakthroughs. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) Introducing Apple Watch Series 6, featuring a revolutionary Blood Oxygen sensor and app Apple Watch Series 6 offers its most colorful collection yet
In this episode, we will give you information about Apple Watch’s In Case of Emergency (ICE) Medical Standard application and the Road ID faceplate that slides on your band. We will finish this podcast talking about Tuesday’s Apple update to iOS 13.7 and iPadOS.13.7 (Graphics courtesy of ICE Standard App/Road ID) Road ID Apple Watch band faceplate displays basic info with access code for first responders. In Case of Emergency (ICE) Medical Standard Application icon available on the Apple App Store. ICE Standard Application displays on your Apple Watch Lock Screen. Optional is a card for wallet or purse.
In this episode, we will give you information about buying a used or refurbished iPhone. In the next couple months, we anticipate hearing Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 12 which will bring a deluge of used devices to the market. We will cover some advice for those who think they may anticipate buying a used or refurbished device. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.)
In this episode, we will give you information about Apple Music 1 and two new stations, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country, featuring exclusive original shows from the world’s top music hosts and artists; and a new deal Apple TV+ subscribers can enjoy two Apple TV channels for the price of one on the Apple TV application. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) Apple Music’s flagship Beats 1 global radio station has now been renamed Apple Music 1.
Apple has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for August 30, 2020. The latest challenge is being hosted as a way to “celebrate the natural wonder of national parks.” Learn how you can earn the activity challenge fitness award and stickers. We will also discuss cleaning your devices via U/V light and conventional methods. Apple Activity Challenge Fitness Award which celebrates our National Parks. Stickers will go to those who achieve the fitness goals.
In this episode, we will discuss Apple debut a major update to its 27-inch iMac Aug 4. Updated features much faster performance, SSDs across the line, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, and higher quality camera, speakers, and microphones. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.) The 27-inch iMac brings the ultimate desktop experience to everyone, from families to aspiring creatives to the serious pro.
In this episode, we will give you some tips and tricks to use on your Apple Watch. I’m sure you will find a few of these new even to the avid user. We will also review a product to help organize and safeguard your watchbands. (Graphic, top, courtesy of Apple Inc.)   watchOS 7 brings new personalization, health, and fitness features to Apple Watch this fall.                         Bandkeeper Folder and inserts to protect your Apple Watchbands in a hardshell case.      
In this episode, we will begin to help you prepare for the launching of new hardware starting in September.  Specifically, we will be looking at iPads, especially for those of you who own 2011 iPad 2nd generation, 2012, iPad 3rd or 4th generation or a 2012 iPad Mini 1st generation. Scroll below to see a complete listing of iPads, their release year and the most recent operating system they can use. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) Below is a complete list of iPads, release year, and current iOS / iPadOS version they can run.  
In this episode, will discuss the recently released macOS Catalina 10.15.6 update which introduces local news and audio features in Apple News along with improving the security and reliability of your Mac. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) Apple News+ audio stories, a new daily audio briefing, and curated local news collections are all available now in Apple News.  
In this episode we will delve deeper into some of the announcements iOS14 from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference finished last week. This new software for the iPhone is introducing the biggest update ever to Home Screen pages with beautifully redesigned widgets and the App Library, a new way to tap into the App Store with App Clips, powerful updates to Messages, and much, much more. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.) The App Library makes it easier for users to get to all of their apps with a simple, easy-to-navigate view at the end of the Home Screen pages.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote Address began Monday and will run all week until June 26th. Mac Minutes is covering the event. In this episode we will give 13 new innovative technologies and features unveiled at the WWDC20 Keynote Address. We will be sticking to the top items and follow up later delving deeper into new features of each operating system and new announcements in subsequent episodes. (Graphic courtesy of Apple Inc.) Tim Cook recaps some of the groundbreaking technologies unveiled at WWDC20.
In this episode we will discuss Apple revealing its lineup for its biggest-ever Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC20). WWDC20 will include keynote address, Platforms State of the Union, 100+ engineering sessions, all-new Developer Forums, 1-on-1 labs with more than 1,000 Apple engineers, and more. WWDC20 kicks off with a keynote address on June 22 at 10 a.m. PDT.
In this episode we will discuss Apple announcement that it has scheduled its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for June 5 in celebration of World Environment Day.  We will also discuss the next virtual meeting of the Alaskan Apple Users Group, June 10, 7 p.m. AK time. Apple enthusiasts are encouraged to join in on this free event. (Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.) Apple’s Watch fitness awards available to earn on World Environment Day, June 5.
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Dec 5th, 2020
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Dec 5th, 2020
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106
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