Meeting Archive

This page is a list of the General Meeting Topics for the past year and the follow-up links that were posted.

APRIL 12, 2022 - SCREEN SHARING BETWEEN TWO MACS; MEMBER REVIEWS:

The main topic this evening will be screen sharing between two macs on the same network, why it’s useful and how you can set it up. We will also mention other types of screen sharing that will be demonstrated at our May meeting. Finally, we ask that any member who has acquired new hardware or is using a new piece of software to give a brief review of this acquisition to the group. We are considering making this a recurring feature.
The meeting will start with the traditional brief Q&A period, while our monthly feature “Glen’s Goodies” will be delayed until Glen is able to attend the meeting.
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Follow-up information:
The recording of the last part of our meeting - YouTube video 38:51
Screen Sharing - Steve's presentation PDF
iPhone Screen Mirroring - The Complete (UPDATED!) Guide - Primal video 8:51
Software recommendations:
How To Use a Mac As an AirPlay Receiver - MacMost video 6:14
AirPlay to Mac (macOS Monterey Feature Highlight) - MacRumors video 2:06

How to change the battery in your Apple AirTag - ZDNet PDF
This hidden iPhone trick will save you a ton of time - New York Post PDF
8 Great HomePod mini Tips and Tricks All Owners Should Know - MakeUseOF PDF
With iOS 15.4.1, Apple fixes big iPhone battery problem - ZDNet PDF

Glen's Goodies
Nice News-Get good news everyday! You can read it online and also get it sent to your email everyday
https://nicenews.com/daily-edition/
MacOS System 7 & 8 emulators-For you nostalgic for the days of MacOS 7 & 8 you can now run these emulators through your browser and can run on any mac chip. You can actually do work and save it and it should keep it for you to work in.
https://system7.app
https://macos8.app
Smishing: A text message trying to get you to respond with personal information similar to phishing in an email.
https://www.idropnews.com/faq/faq-whats-a-smishing-scam-how-can-i-protect-myself-from-becoming-another-victim/182405/
You should try to question every shady text message you get, but these are some common tactics criminals use:
  • Text messages saying you won a gift even though you never participated in anything.
  • Text messages about problems arising in your bank account claiming you need to share your credentials.
  • Text messages from the government. Because of the global pandemic, people started using COVID-19 as a way to attack people.
  • Texts claiming to be from the IRS saying that you might go to jail for tax evasion or something similar.
  • Texts about packages you never asked for that say they need your physical address or payment so you can receive it.

MARCH 8, 2022 - APPLE ANNOUNCEMENTS; REDUCING PDF FILE SIZE; TAX APPS:

The main topic this evening will be the updated products Apple announced earlier in the day. Rumors suggest a new iPhone SE with 5G; a new iPad Air; updated Macs and the release of iOS and iPad OS 15.4.
The meeting will start with our new monthly feature “Glen’s Goodies” and the traditional brief Q&A period.
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follow-up information:
The meeting video recording minus the Apple event video portions
Apple Event March 8 - YouTube video 58:47
Everything Apple Just Announced: Mac Studio, iPhone SE, iPad Air and Studio Display - CNet PDF
Apple announces the third-generation iPhone SE with 5G & A15 Bionic - Apple Insider PDF
Apple announces updated iPad Air with M1 processor and 5G - The Verge PDF

Apple M1 Ultra is here - everything you need to know about Apple's powerhouse - Techradar PDF
Apple’s Mac Studio is a new desktop for creative professionals - The Verge PDF
Apple’s new $1,599 Studio Display is aimed at creative pros - Digital Trends PDF
How to Add, Remove, and Combine PDF Pages in Apple Preview - MUO PDF

PDF Squeezer - Mac app store
PDF Compress + - Mac App store
I love pdf - app
Shazam - app for identifying music
Apple Diagnostics Test - can check your Mac for hardware issues

GLEN'S GOODIES
1. iOS-Grayscale Your iPhone
  • From your “Settings” menu, find and tap on “Accessibility.”
  • In this menu, tap on “Display & Text Size” under the “Vision” header.
  • Toward the bottom of this menu, find and tap on “Color Filters.”
  • Tap on the toggle next to “Color Filters” to enable the feature.
  • From the bottom list of available features, tap on “Grayscale.” The color filter will be applied immediately and all bright colors will be wiped from your screen.
  • This filter only affects your display. Photos or screenshots you create will still be in full color once you turn off the filter or send them to someone else.
2. iOS-How to search text in iOS 15 Safari in a page:
  • At the bottom of the screen click on the box with the arrow coming up out of it and a menu comes up. Scroll down and choose “find on page.” Then a search box will come up. Type the text you want to find and then use the up and down arrows on the right to scroll through the results.
3. iOS-Add Shazam to Control Center and Recognize songs from video you are watching on your device or otherwise
  • Go to Settings to Control Center
  • Scroll down list and find Shazam and click on + next to it to add
  • When you hear a song you want to find out the name and/or artist pull down from top right of iOS device to access Control Center and click on Shazam
  • Shazam will think for a few seconds and then give you the song, artist, and other info
  • If you press on the song it will give you information about the song
  • You can do this while you are playing a song or video on your device or form external music (external music won’t work if you have headphones connected to a device)
4. MacOS-Show Desktop while in application
  • On trackpad Swipe right with 3 fingers while swiping left with thumb shows desktop
  • Do the opposite to come back to the application
  • You can even do this after doing something on your desktop
5. MacOS-Use Force Touch to speed up fast forward or rewind in Quicktime
  • Pressing down on the rewind and fast-forward buttons in QuickTime changes the speed of the actions, depending on how hard you press.

FEBRUARY 8, 2022 - 3-D PRINTING; IDEAS for EXPANDING MEMBERSHIP; FUTURE TOPICS

The topic this evening is 3-D printing. Allen, our treasurer, got his grandson a 3-D printer and will show what is possible to create with it. He also visited the SLU Center for Additive Manufacturing and will show their facilities and some of what they have made. We also may have a guest speaker from SLU. Finally we ask members to come with ideas for expanding our GAMUG membership and ideas for future topics.
The meeting will start with the new monthly feature “Glen’s Goodies” and the traditional brief Q&A period.

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Follow-up information:
Video of the meeting - on YouTube
SLU Center for Additive Manufacturing - SLU website Embedded video only 2:10
3D Printing Research & Experiences Lab - University of Missouri website Embedded video only 2:04
Medical 3D Printing Center - St Louis Children's Hospital website Embedded video only 3:00
Mathematical Modeling and Measurements in Radiation Medicine Laboratory - Washington University website
The Science of Healing: 3D Printing with SLUCare - video 28:29

MakerBot Thingiverse - templates for 3D printing
Trimble SketchUp - software for 3D printing
GAMUG's Facebook group - request to join
Little Snitch - makes Internet connections visible and puts you back in control!

Glen's Goodies
1) iOS - Mute phone -
Hold down mute button-mutes both ways
2) Apple TV-Stop Apple TV from giving you sports updates -
Apple TV settings-Apps Settings List-TV-turn off 2 things: Show sports scores & Exciting games; Also turn off notifications on iPhone (Settings-notifications-TV) and Apple Watch (My Watch tab-notifications-Scroll down to “Mirror iPhone Alerts From:”-TV and then switch off
3) MacOS - Use Spotlight as calculator and for currency exchange rates -
For calculator put equation in and press return; for currency exchange put in currency symbol and amount and press return

JANUARY 11, 2022 - FAVORITE APP SHARING; EXPANDING MEMBERSHIP IDEAS; FUTURE TOPICS:

For this evening we ask members to share their favorite apps on Mac, iPhone or iPad. In the past this has been quite beneficial to hear about apps that other members have found to be useful, entertaining, or just plain fun.
Sharing from your computer is easy on zoom, but to do so from your iPhone or iPad you will need to do the following:
1. Login to the zoom meeting. 2. PLUG IN your iOS device into your computer with a USB cable. 3. When you want to share your screen, click “Share Screen” at the bottom of the zoom window and then select “iPhone/iPad via Cable” in the choices at the top. 4. Your iOS device will now be showing on the zoom screen and you can control what the audience sees through you iOS device until you stop sharing.
We will also ask members to come with ideas for expanding our GAMUG membership and ideas for future topics.
The meeting will start with the traditional brief Q&A period and the debut of a new monthly feature:
Glen’s Goodies. Details at the meeting.
Follow-up information:
The recording of the entire zoom meeting on YouTube
The apps & tips below shared by members at the meeting.

Use Terminal to determine Network Quality
The networkquality tool is included with every Mac running macOS 12 and later. This tool provides a variety of stats about your network connection and can help you benchmark your network throughout the day.
Control Text Size
iOS 15 allows you to change text size of every app in case the letters are too small or too big.
Softorino YouTube Converter2
Allows you to download video from YouTube
iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate
Convert, Edit, Burn & Compress Videos with Zero Quality Loss

Swift Publisher 5
Swift Publisher is a super-intuitive, all-purpose page layout and desktop publishing app for Mac. It doesn’t matter what kind of document you need to layout and print — from brochures and calendars to CD labels and eye-catching, professional business cards — Swift Publisher covers it all.
Find A Grave - Steve’s presentation PDF
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.
Capto
Effortless screen recording, one-click screen capture, and an intuitive video editing suite.
Find any file
FAF can find files that Spotlight doesn't, e.g. on network (NAS) and other external volumes, hidden ones inside bundles and packages, and those in folders that are usually excluded from Spotlight search, such as the System and Library folders.

Visual Differ
Visualize files and folders side-by-side and find immediately the differences
Cloud Mounter
Mount all popular cloud storage accounts as regular drives and keep your information safe and secure with CloudMounter.
Forecastbar
Forecast Bar offers hyper-accurate, hyper-local live weather and forecasts right at your fingertips.
Farensius
Farensius is a simple app that displays the current weather in your Menu bar.

Because we had so many apps that were shared, the discussion about expanding membership will be carried over to the February meeting.


DECEMBER 14, 2021 - APPLE TRIVIA GAME and MEMBERSHIP REWARDS DRAWING:

For this evening our president, John Connor, has created four rounds of five Apple-themed trivia questions taken from the past year’s meeting archives. With Zoom we will breakout into smaller teams to answer the questions, then we will come back to the main room to go over the answers. To play all you need is to bring a piece of paper and pen or pencil with you to the meeting.
Follow-up information:
GAMUG trivia Round 1 Questions & Answers PDF
GAMUG trivia Round 2 Questions & Answers PDF
GAMUG trivia Round 3 Questions & Answers PDF
GAMUG trivia Round 4 Questions & Answers PDF


NOVEMBER 9, 2021 - THE iCLOUD GAMUG LIST; NEW MACBOOK PROS; MAC OS MONTEREY:

At this meeting Steve will take us through using the new iCloud GAMUG list; Glen and John will discuss and show aspects of the new MacBook Pros that were recently announced, and Ron will share new things about macOS Monterey and the new AirPods. So please join us for a very informative meeting.
The meeting begins with a brief Q&A Session.
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ollow-up information:
GAMUG list on iCloud:
MacBook Pro options:
mac OS Monterey
New AirPods 3

OCTOBER 12, 2021 - iPHONE 13 PRO; iOS 15; MAC SECURITY:

This meeting will take a look at the new iPhone 13 Pro that our president John has acquired; the new features of iOS 15; and several important considerations from MacMost in order to keep your Mac secure. (Part of a free online course covering 19 Mac Security topics.)
The meeting begins with a brief Q&A Session.

Follow-up information:
iOS 15
iPhone 13
Mac Security

SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 - APPLE EVENT: CALIFORNIA STREAMING:

This meeting will cover the keynote from that morning’s Apple event. It is expected that our friends at Cupertino will announce the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7 and possibly AirPods 3. There may a few surprises as well. So join us for an exposition and discussion of what was shown that morning.
The meeting begins with a brief Q&A Session.

Follow-up information:
Apple's California Streaming presentation - Apple website
iPhone 13 Apple Even in 7 Minutes! - MacRumors video
Apple's iPhone 13 event om under 10 minutes - Engadget video

Apple 10.2-inch iPad updated with A13 chip, 64GB storage, 12-megapixel front camera, starts at $329 - CNet PDF
Apple Watch Series 7 gets a bigger screen, faster charging and more durability. Is that enough? - CNet PDF
Apple's iPhone 13 unwrapped: Prices, dates and everything you need to know - ZDNet PDF
iPhone 13 Mini: Apple's latest pocket rocket promises to be small but mighty - CNet PDF
iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max: A 120Hz display that may not work the way you think - CNet PDF

AUGUST 10, 2021 - HANDY HOW-TO’S:

This meeting will cover tips & tricks for: iPhone, including hidden apps such as Magnifier; connecting AirPods; macOS & Safari. So come join us for what should be a very informative meeting.
The meeting begins with a brief Q&A and Tips&Tricks Session.
Follow-up information:
iPhone Handy How-To's - Steve Maynard's presentation PDF
macOS Big Sur & Safari 14 Tips & Tricks - Glen House's presentation PDF
How to use the redesigned iPhone Magnifier in iOS14 - Cult of Mac PDF
How to connect your Apple AirPods to your mobile device or computer - TechRepublic PDF

iPhone 13: Release date, features, specs, and rumors - ZDNet PDF
How to Find Your Lost iPhone Even If It's Turned off or Erased - Beebom PDF
Everything We Expect Apple to Announce At Its Big Fall Event - Gear Patrol PDF

Keep spam out of your inbox with Apple's new Hide My Email feature, here's how - CNet Tech PDF
Next-gen MacBook Pro with mini-LED screen takes big step toward release - Cult of Mac PDF
Apple Watch Series 7 design revealed (Video) - Geeky Gadgets PDF
AirPods Pro 2021: Update Includes Sensational Must-Have New Feature - Forbes PDF

JULY 13, 2021 - WHAT’S UP WITH APPLE?:

This evening will be an eclectic mix of information. We plan to discuss AirTags and what uses you might find for them; the newest reviews of all the Apple beta software that knowledgeable people have been testing; and rumors about the expected fall release of new products such as the iPhone 13 and MacBook Pros with Apple’s latest M1X chips.
The meeting begins with a brief Q&A and Tips&Tricks Session.
Follow-up info:
AirTags
MagSafe battery pack
Apple Watch
Other Apple Products


JUNE 8, 2021 - WWDC and MEMBERSHIP REWARDS DRAWING:

The day before our meeting Apple is holding the keynote to its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). We expect that Apple will announce new versions of macOS, iOS, iPad OS, Watch OS and Apple TV OS. It is also possible that new hardware such as a MacBook Pro may also be on the agenda. In any case, we plan to keep our members up to date on everything that is presented. We will also have our semi-annual Membership Rewards Drawing.
The meeting begins with a brief Q&A and Tips&Tricks Session.
Follow-up information:
WWDC 2021 - Ron's presentation PDF
Apple's entire iOS 15 event in 11 minutes - 11:15 CNet video
iOS 15 in under 10 minutes - 9:40 Engadget video
WatchOS 8: New features coming to Apple Watch - 8:39 CNet video
macOS Monterey: Everything we know - 6:04 CNet video
The best demo at WWDC 2021 - Universal Control - 8:20 The Verge video

WWDC 2021: Everything new in iOS 15 - ZDNet PDF
iOS 15 is upon us - Input PDF
iOS 15: Release date, new features and every rumor, detailed - CNet PDF

MAY 11, 2021 - EVERYTHING ANNOUNCED AT THE RECENT APPLE EVENT:

This month we will present details about everything announced at the April 20 Apple event: Apple Card Family; Apple Podcasts; iPhone 12 and AirTags; updated Apple TV 4K with new Siri remote; new iMacs and iPad Pro. This will be a meeting with a lot to show and a lot to discuss.
The meeting begins with a brief Q&A and Tips&Tricks Session.

Follow-up information:
Apple event 2021: New iMac and iPad, purple iPhone 12, AirTags and everything announced - CNet PDF
Apple Card & Podcasts
iPhone
AirTags
Apple TV 4K (2021)
iMac 24 inch
iPad Pro (2021)

APRIL 13, 2021 - MAKING FRIENDS WITH SIRI; MAC RUMORS; iPHONE SETTINGS & FEATURES:

This month Steve, our 1st VP, will present Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts for using Siri; we will also present the most recent rumors for soon-to-be-announced Apple products; and we will go over a number of iPhone settings to change and features you may not know exist.
Follow-up information:
Making Friends With Siri - Steve Maynard's presentation PDF
Apple adds two brand new Siri voices and will no longer default to a female or male voice in iOS - Techcrunch PDF

Apple April 20th Event (2021) ANNOUNCED! New iPad Pro, AirTags, AirPods 3, & More! 10:22 YouTube video
Apple macOS Evolution - 20 years later! 4:37 YouTube video

10 essential tips every Mac owner needs to know - CNet PDF
Tips and tricks to free up disk space and hidden storage on your Mac - 9to5Mac PDF
Best Mac cleaner: Favorite cleaning and optimization tools - ZDNet PDF
Tips and tricks for backing up the data from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac - 9to5Mac PDF

16 iPhone settings you'll wonder why you didn't change sooner - CNet PDF
Hidden iPhone Tips and Tricks That Will Make You an iOS Expert - PC Mag PDF
iOS 14.4's best features: 17 things you should be using on your iPhone right now - CNet PDF
Is your iPhone feeling slow? The fix might be quick and simple (and free) - ZDNet PDF
How to change your iPhone's Apple ID password - Mashable PDF

iPhone and iPad: 5 ways to declutter, reorganize and refresh your device right now - CNet PDF
10 things you didn’t know your iPad could do - digitaltrends PDF
How to Set Up Your iPad for Work - iPhoneLife PDF

AirPods Pro: 11 tricks to master Apple's wireless earbuds right now - CNet PDF
HomePod mini reportedly includes room temperature and humidity sensor, could be enabled through software update - 9to5Mac PDF
Apple Aiming to Announce Mixed-Reality Headset With In-Person Event in 'Next Several Months' - MacRumors PDF

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