Tuesday Tip: Apple Did It Again – AirPods!

By Kevin Jackman

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One of my biggest pet peeves used to be getting my headphones snagged. Notice I said “used to be…” Snagged headphones is something I no longer experience due to my newly purchased Apple AirPods. 

I was first introduced to AirPods by one of my coworkers. He would walk around the office with a pearl-like device in his ear, and it sparked a curiosity within me. I walked up to him, and as he saw me approach, he gave the earbud a quick double-tap, which immediately paused his tunes. I asked him about his AirPods, and he had nothing but great things to say. His answers made me aware of the limitations in place with normal headphones. You take regular headphones out of your pocket and spend about 30 seconds to a minute untangling them. With AirPods, you simply pop open the magnetic case, insert the earbuds, and you are ready to go. This is when I realized that these weren’t just new headphones…it was a lifestyle change. No more “feeding” your phone through your seatbelt so that it won’t become tangled. No more snagging your headphones while out for a run. I purchased my AirPods, and I have absolutely no regrets.

These earbuds use the same charger as the recent iPhone models. Just a 15-minute charge gives you 3 hours of music. They connect with any Bluetooth device, but iPhone users are able to utilize the full extent of their features. In your iPhone settings, you can select controls for each earbud. Double-tapping the AirPods allows you to pause/play, go to the next track, go to the previous track, or ask Siri; simply select which headphone is given which feature.

If you’re an avid headphone user, I would highly recommend Apple AirPods. 

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Kevin Jackman | Network 1 ConsultingKevin Jackman

Growing up in Long Island, New York, Kevin ventured to the Florida Institute of Technology to begin his college career. While attending school, Kevin created and managed his own website that helped college students raise their GPAs and do better academically. Enthralled with technology, Kevin has found his home with the team at Network 1.

kjackman@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7654

Network 1 Consulting is a 20-year-old IT support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices. Our IT experts can fix computers, but what our clients value most are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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  1. Angelica Antonini on July 31, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I am so happy I read this news letter.
    Thank you for the helpful hints!!

    • Kevin Jackman on August 1, 2018 at 11:00 am

      Hi Angelica,

      Glad I could help! We take pride in our Tuesday Tips!

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