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#iACast 150 – Apple, Microsoft, and Sony Level up

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On this episode, Michael and Jason discuss Apple’s new M1 Macs. Michael shows off his iPhone 12 Pro Max, prompting a discussion comparing the sound of the iPhone 12 line to the iPhone 11. Finally, they talk about the new Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Sony’s new Playstation 5. They also discuss videos that have been circulating online showing smoke coming from the Xbox Series 5. These videos appear to have been Faked.

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Apple releases M1 versions of the Mac. The current lineup contains the 13 inch MacBook Air, the 13 inch MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini.

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Jason: Network Effect by Martha Wells
Michael: Titans available to stream from HBO Max

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On this episode, Michael and Jason discuss Apple’s new M1 Macs. Michael shows off his iPhone 12 Pro Max, prompting a discussion comparing the sound of the iPhone 12 line to the iPhone 11. Finally, they talk about the new Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Sony’s new Playstation 5. They also discuss videos that have been circulating online showing smoke coming from the Xbox Series 5. These videos appear to have been Faked.

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Apple releases M1 versions of the Mac. The current lineup contains the 13 inch MacBook Air, the 13 inch MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini.

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Perspective AI.
Perspective AI is an app in development that will allow you to point the camera of your phone at text to have it read out loud. It will also be able to read currency, describe objects, and so much more. If you’d like to help test the app, you can get in touch with us, and we will add you to the TestFlight beta. We also have a WhatsApp group if you’d like to chat about the app and provide feedback there as well. If you’d like to join, let us know. We always want to hear your thoughts. You’ll find our contact info at the bottom of this post.

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Jason: Network Effect by Martha Wells
Michael: Titans available to stream from HBO Max

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#iACast 149 – iPhone 12 Pro First Impressions

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On this episode, Michael, Leslie and Jason talk about upgrading to the new iPhones, and the accessories they would like to purchase for them. Leslie has already received her iPhone 12 Pro, and gives some of her first impressions of it. They also talk about the speculation of the iPhone 12 series having a secret reverse wireless charging feature that Apple may implement via a software update. Also mentioned was the ability to set default mail and browser apps in iOS 14, along with the latest price increase from Netflix. Jason talks about T-Mobile’s new streaming service called TVision. Next up is Apple One, allowing you to subscribe to Apple News+, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade and more. Finally, we discuss the Charlie Brown Peanut Holiday specials moving exclusively to Apple TV+.

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Jason: iOS 14 Leslie: the iPhone 12 Pro Michael: Doom Patrol series

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#iACodeCast 3 – Getting Started with Python

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On this episode, Michael discusses the benefits of Python as a programming language, and how to get started with Python on several different platforms.

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#SafetyCast 7 Spam Likely

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On this episode, Leslie, George, and Meaghan discuss scams; types of scams, how to protect against them, and how to report them. Since they couldn’t possibly cover everything in one show, here is more information on the various types of scams. You can also find information specifically about imposter scams that appear to come from the US government here. This is also a census year in the US, be aware of people impersonating census takers. For more information on what to expect, check out the Census Bureau page.

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#Safety Cast 6 College Rules

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Meaghan, George, and Leslie discuss navigating college life, and important safety tips for using ride share services. Some of the most important tips covered in this episode are: limiting distractions while walking at night, letting others know where you are going , signing up for campus security alerts, getting to know your neighbors, and researching your campuses safety resources, such as call boxes and escort services. For a more comprehensive list, check out this article from the college express website. Although use a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft can be a great option for getting home safe, there are some important things to remember when scheduling your ride. Confirm that you are getting in the correct vehicle buy asking your driver’s name and who they are there to pick up. Never give them your name or ask, “is your name…?” It is too easy for a impersonator to lie and tell you that’s who they are. If you are able to visually confirm the driver by their picture or the make and model of their car, it is always a good habit to get into. We can never stress strongly enough how important it is to let others know where you are or where you are going. If you do get into a vehicle and feel unsafe, you can always share your ride through the ride share app or via text message by sending your location. Never feel ashamed to make up an excuse to get the driver to drop you off in a public place if you feel that you need to get out of the car. This may also be a good time to use some of those safety apps discussed in our second show, “calling for Help” and in Meaghan’s review

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#SafetyCast 5 What Next

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As a follow-up to the previous show, Leslie, Meaghan and George discuss options for continuing to stay safe after the storm or disaster. They talk about issues such as keeping documents safe in various formats and keeping food for as long as possible. The team also discuss ways to let other’s no you are safe, finding local and national resources, and getting counseling. To register with the red cross that you are safe, text “safe” to 78876, or to register and look for people go through the Red Cross’s Safe and Well Center. You can also reach them by calling 1-800-733-2767. Local resources for caregivers, the elderly and people with disabilities can be found through ElderCare or by calling 1-800-677-1116. If you need disaster assistance, you can apply through a local FEMA agency which can be located through FEMA’s disaster assistance finder or by calling their help line at 1-800-621-3362. And to get more information you can find videos covering a variety of disaster topics in FEMA’s media library. And finally, if you need counseling to assist with emotional stress due to a disaster, SAMHSA has a 24/7 crisis hotline which can be accessed in the U.S. by calling 1-800-985-5990 or you can text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. Canadian residence can find assistance here.

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#SafetyCast 4 Calm Before the Storm

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Now that we’re in the midst of hurricane season, Meaghan, George and Leslie discuss what you need to know to make a plan to prepare for dealing with bad weather, and other forms of natural, and man-made disasters. What should be in your packing list? What kind of things should you consider when making your plan

The team also discussed apps and other resources for getting real-time information during severe weather and other disasters. The American Radio Relay League provides information for finding amateur radio operators, local HAM clubs, and becoming a licensed operator. 5-0 Radiois an app that gives listeners access to local police and fire scanners and HAM Radio repeaters. Downloading the app is free, but there is an option to upgrade for $5.00. The U. S. Federal Emergency Management Administration, FEMA has a wealth of resources on their website which can also be access through their iPhone and android. And finally, the American Red Cross also has apps for iPhone and android for emergencies. It includes links to their entire suite of emergency weather apps and first aid for people and pets. 

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#iACast 148 – Apple’s October 2020 Event

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On this episode, Michael, Leslie, Jason and Meghan discuss their thoughts about the new devices announced at Apple’s October 2020 event. They also talk about whether they will upgrade this year.

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Jason: Tone Transfer Meaghan: The Bobiverse Series by Dennis E. Taylor Leslie: Battle GroundMichael: Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet

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#iACast 147 – The Future Of Computing

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On this episode, Michael, Aleeha, Leslie and Jason discuss the current state of computing, and where it could be headed. They also discuss Apple’s decision not to allow cloud gaming apps into the iOS App Store.

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Samsung unveils new phones and products at it’s Unpacked 2020 event. Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, though they should still receive OS and security updates until October 2022.

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iACast 146 – Apple Betas and Virtual Events

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On this episode, Jason, Leslie and Michael discuss their thoughts on Apple Betas and virtual conventions.

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Leslie: Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

Jason: Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews Michael: Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne

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#iACast 145 – WWDC 2020 Reactions

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On this episode, Michael, Leslie, Jason and Meaghan talk everything Apple WWDC 2020. They discuss their thoughts and all the new features of the new operating systems coming out later this year.

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iACast 144 – WWDC Speculations

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On this episode, Jason, Michael, Leslie and Aleeha discuss their expectations and their thoughts on WWDC and future Apple devices and features.

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Ambeos are no longer being produced. The Android 11 Beta is out.

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Jason: book series by Nathan Lowell Trader Tales

Leslie: The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey

Aleeha: LaCie Hard Drive

Michael: Text Expander

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