MacVoices #23258: More With Jeff Carlson on Taking Control of Apple Watch (2)

As we continue our conversation with Jeff Carlson, author of Take Control of Apple Watch, 4th Edition, we explore its hidden features and discuss the new Apple Watch Ultra. Jeff’s book uncovers overlooked features, like the focus mode, dictation capabilities, and improved mapping. Jeff also shares details about the ultra wideband chip, onboard Siri, and the forthcoming “double tap” feature. We wrap up with a look at  the widespread usefulness of devices like the Apple Watch and highlight Jeff’s comprehensive guide to it. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:


0:01:55 Uncovering Hidden Features of the Apple Watch
0:02:31 Apple’s Revamped Maps Experience
0:02:46 Discovering Your Surroundings with Walking Radius Feature
0:04:08 Exploring the hidden features of the Apple Watch
0:05:31 Dictating responses and maximizing convenience
0:07:49 Ultra wideband chip and precise iPhone tracking
0:09:45 Onboard Siri and improved functionality with the S9 chip
0:11:26 Double Tap: New Gesture Control for Apple Watch
0:12:41 Health Specific Data: Ask Your Watch for Information
0:14:04 Convenient Accessibility Features in watchOS
0:15:36 On-device Siri and Potential Upgrade Incentive
0:20:05 Ultra’s Popularity: Action Button or Fashion Statement?
0:22:06 Jeff’s Book: Uncovering Hidden Features for a Better Life
0:22:45 Introduction to the Take Control book series
0:24:21 Special pricing and upgrade policy for Take Control books
0:25:59 Exploring hidden features and settings of the Apple Watch
0:29:41 Jeff’s photography podcast and AI in photography newsletter



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Jeff Carlson is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the Smarter Image newsletter, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts PhotoActive and Photocombobulate, writes for Take Control, has spoken at several conferences and events. He lives in Seattle, where, yes, it is just as gray and wet and coffee-infused as you think it is.


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