RaqiG, Serina and Jeff join together to talk tech, smack and some week old Spring Loaded news. Marlon storms back and joins Jeff in the creatives corner to add some news relief. Air Tags are selling fast and iOS 14.5 is out and you can keep that mask on, if you sport an Apple Watch that is. Serina orders a new LG Gram laptop, graduates from AFB Leadership 2021 program, gives us a tease about the COSORI 12-in-1 Air Fryer
and forgets to order Air Tags, hmm. Raqi and Jeff got the tags arriving April 30th and Jeff is still flying on his Pfizer vaccination. Yes, good friends don’t let friends podcast on Pfizer but these hosts know no better. Well, Jeff did make it to the show because the show must go on. However, what if…. The Hokey Pokey is really what it is all about anyways? So climb on board and take a ride through the latest tech and who is suing Apple now and what about that extended warranty on the Max?
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Spring Loaded event.
Apple Family Card
and Siri Remote,
The New iMac 4.5K at 1,299 but it’s 7 core, and nearly portless.
doesn’t have any USB 3 ports, Touch ID, or Gigabit Ethernet
Next step up
1,499 for 8 core
iPad pro jumped up from 1699 to 1999 for the max build up and now 2399 for 2 terabytes storage.
Air tags 29 for one and get 4 for 99.
The product integrates with Apple’s Find My app, providing visual and audio guides to arrive at your AirTag’s location with a feature called Precision Finding.
Like other key finders, AirTag is attached and/or placed in objects you want to keep track of, whether it’s keys, computers, wallets and purses or something else valuable. It’s searchable in your Find My network along with your other Apple devices.
Priced nicely into the mix of Samsungs Galaxy smart tag at 30 and Samsungs Galaxy Smart tag plus, with similar wide band technology, sells for 40.
The apple air tag uses the ultra-wide band sensor which arrived in the iPhone 11uses the find my app in iPhone, iPad and macs.
The new Siri Remote doesn’t have a U1 chip
Apple podcast changes:
- • Terminology change from “subscribe” to “follow” to reduce confusion about cost (Amazon Music, Spotify, and Twitch already use “follow”)
- • Premium subscriptions coming to Apple Podcasts as a monetization option for all podcasters
Unlocking with mask and watch.
You need to turn on the Unlock with Apple Watch feature on your iPhone.
- 1 Open Settings
- 2 Face ID & Passcode
- 3 Choose Unlock with Apple Watch
Now, as long as your Watch is on your wrist and unlocked when you attempt to unlock your iPhone with Face ID, and your iPhone detects that you have a mask on,
it will unlock automatically. A message will appear on your Watch to alert you to the fact that your iPhone is unlocked and indicating that you can lock it again.
This is a great new feature as long as you have an apple watch. 🙂
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