'Find My AirPods' in action and more in iOS 10.3iOS 10.3 is getting new goodies, macOS Sierra gets Night Shift and why I cancelled my CMRA order.
[MUSIC] What's good? Brian Tong here with the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple. This week, it's all about the software after Apple released the Find my Airpod feature, for locating your lost earbuds, in the iOS 10.3 Developer Beta release. Now to show you how it works, I'll hand it off to my extremely good looking friend, Brian Tong. Thanks Brian. All right, check this out in the IOS 10.3 Developer Beta Apple has finally added the find my error pod feature. Evey one kind of joked about it when they were first announced. But I'm gonna show you how you use it. So the first thing that you'll want to do is to go into the find my iPhone app And open it up. We're gonna assume that you've already synched your Air Pods so let's say you've used them and you don't know where they are. Where, where are they? Yeah,they're here. Okay, so let's just say you took them out and you put them down. Now, on the Find My iPhone app you'll see a list of devices You Airpods will show up. If want to find them you want to click on your actual Airpods, it will show them on a map. Then, it gives you the general approximation of what area they are, again they connect through bluetooth and not the cellular connection. So you cannot be very super specific but what helps is if you click on the actions. You have the option of play a sound. So I'm wanna play a sound. It's gonna start off soft but it will get a little louder as times goes on. [SOUND] Can you hear that? [SOUND] All right, there is that sound. You can than stop playing them, I located my Air Pods. And there you go. The other caveat about this is if you have the AirPods in the case and they're closed, it actually closes off that Bluetooth connection so you won't be able to see it. It will just show you the last known spot that you left your AirPods in the case. But that's kind of a really quick way to show you how to find your AirPods using the developer beta. Again this is not available to the public just yet, but it will be soon. And there's your sneak peek. For iOS 10.3 and find my airpods. Back to you Bryan. Thanks Ryan. All right. The 10.3 beta also includes a few new tweaks. There's a new Apple ID profile option that's at the top of the settings that shows all the devices you're signed into and links to services like iCloud the App store and family sharing. In the iCloud section you now get a breakdown of how the storage is being used. In Maps there's an icon you can use to 3D touch And expand the weather forecast, and push and pop into the weather app. And iOS 7.3 beta has been updated using Apple's file system. It's their new modern file system, that's optimized for flash and solid state drive storage and features stronger encryption. [INAUDIBLE] It replaces the over two decades old HFS Plus file system. Now this is only available for developers right now and will likely get a public beta release in the near future. And the latest Mac OS 10-point, 12-point for developer build finally brings Night Shift to the Mac. I've been using Flux for at least a year now, and it's done a great job. But Night Shift first appears in iOS 9.3 and changes your screen from that cooler blue tint To a more yellow tint. Now at night, staring into the blue tinted light of a screen really confuses your brain to think it's still sunlight out. And can actually disrupt your natural sleep cycle, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. And I know right now a few of you just thought, I didn't know that. No kidding, I didn't know that. Well, thank you, Brian. See? I told you, that you can use Siri to turn night shift on or off. It can be toggled in the notification center or found in the system preferences in the display section. And the rumor to theater mode for the Apple watch looks to finally becoming a watchOS 3.2. It hasn't been released yet but Apple's notes indicates it will be part of the update. Theater mode will mute the sound of the watch and disable the raise to wake feature. That turns on the Apple watch screen with an arm movement. See, I already have the theater mode active right now so check it out. I haven't charge my Apple watch because I don't know where is use it mode. Any more Apple watch. Granted to the big a describe how they could use a modular watch bracelet to bring more functionality to the wearable. If it reigns from anything to health centers, additional power or cameras similar to that camera watchpen that I raid about. But you know what? Let me just take a moment to talk about the camera watch band. I was all about it. You saw I told you to get on board. But I reached out directly to the camera team and I found out that it will only handle video messages, not a live video chat similar to Facetime or Skype. I wanna be real with you all so I cancelled my order until they bring that real **** Tracy type functionality because. That's what I wanted and that's what will take the Apple watch to another level. Also in a correction from last week many of you pointed out that I continued to call Intel's processor line Kaby Lake instead of pronouncing it correctly as Kaby Lake. And for that, yes, I deserve a bad apple. [MUSIC] Hi, little boy. What's your name? [UNKNOWN] pineapple! Ugh! [SOUND] That hurt! [LAUGH] Hey Tyler, you really liked that, didn't you? All right, last week I asked for some of the sauce with the new MacBook Pros, because I wanna include some of your real experiences on this show for others. Now Ken Hertz says he's very happy with it. His 70 hour battery life is great, and he replaced a 2012 MacBook Pro with the new one but opted not to get the touch bar. Venus Bertal loves the larger trackpad and he says everything is well as far as the student life is concerned, but Venus admits it comes with a pricey tag Venus also asked to be featured on the episode by asking [INAUDIBLE] so. Hey, Venus, it worked. Now Ron [INAUDIBLE] sent a detailed email but some of highlights include a disappointing battery life on his 13 inch MacBook Pro with touchbar. That's only about five to six hours and Ron says it feels no faster than his 2015 MacBook Pro. Ron also says, the touchbar seems really cool at first but its usefulness is limited so That's really a mix of responses and I think a lot of you also depend on what laptop you had before you got the new one. Okay, let's end this on a high note. I like to feature the Apple Byte Nation. I received this picture from Yeing Santamaria who says tell me I look bad with these. Yang, you look bad with those. But did you really take a picture of yourself inside the rest room at work bruh? Come on. All right that is going to do for this week's show. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or to me tweet at briantom. Thank you for watching we'll catch you next time for another byte of the apple. [MUSIC] [SOUND]