Meeting Archive

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

DECEMBER 13, 2022 - APPLE TRIVIA GAME and MEMBERSHIP REWARDS DRAWING:

For this evening our president, John Connor, has created four rounds of five Apple-themed trivia questions. Zoom will allow us to 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. Please note that guests are welcome. Please invite anyone you know to join the trivia and play along.
The teams of 3 or 4 players will be formed randomly, with the number of teams determined by the number of total participants at tonight’s meeting. When you are in your smaller groups, you will see the five questions and have a maximum of five minutes to discuss and record your answers. (Teams are on their honor not to look up any answers.)
When you finish your answers or that time limit is reached you can come back to the main room and John will go over the answers for that round. Each team will keep track of how many they got right and then the teams will be sent back to their small groups to answer the next set of questions.
When all four rounds are completed, teams will be asked how many total questions out of 20 they have right. We anticipate $15 and $10 Apple gift cards for the first and second place teams respectively.
At the end of the trivia game, the membership rewards drawing will be held and four lucky members will be chosen to receive a $100 Apple gift card. Anyone is welcome to play, so invite your friends.
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Apple just released updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and more: Here's what's new - ZDNet PDF

GAMUG Trivia Q&A Round 1 - PDF
GAMUG Trivia Q&A Round 2 - PDF
GAMUG Trivia Q&A Round 3 - PDF
GAMUG Trivia Q&A Round 4 - PDF
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NOVEMBER 8, 2022 - THE LATEST APPLE ANNOUNCEMENTS; MAC OS VENTURA; APPLE WATCH ULTRA, iPAD PRO; APPLE TV; HOLIDAY GIFT SUGGESTIONS; MEMBER REVIEWS:

Glen will show 13 new things about macOS 13 Ventura; we will discuss the new iPad Pro and Apple TV; and the Apple Watch Ultra. We will also have a presentation on tech-related gift suggestions for the holidays.
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.
The meeting will also have a brief Q&A period.
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Follow-up information:
The recording of our GAMUG zoom meeting - YouTube video 2:01:49

Glen's Goodies on mac OS Ventura - PDF w/video links
What’s New In macOS Ventura - MacMost video 12:54
The Comprehensive Guide To Mac Stage Manager - MacMost video 12:09
MacOS Ventura: How to use your iPhone as a webcam with Continuity Camera - ZDNet PDF

Tech-related gift ideas - PDF of Steve's presentation
Apple Gift Guide 2022 - MacMost video 10:26

Apple introduces next-generation iPad Pro, supercharged by the M2 chip - Apple website
Meet the all-new iPad and iPad Pro - Apple video 9:14
Apple's new iPad Pro comes with the M2 chip, Apple Pencil updates - ZDNet PDF

Apple TV 4K Review: Should You Upgrade to the Newest Version? - GearPatrol PDF

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OCTOBER 11, 2022 - EXPANDED GLEN’S GOODIES INCLUDING iOS 16 TIPS; AIRPOD PROS; OTHER APPLE EXPECTATIONS; PAYING DUES WITH APPLE CASH; MEMBER REVIEWS:

Glen will expand his “Goodies” this month with some details about the new iOS 16. He also has the new AirPod Pros and will review what is new and improved. Steve will review paying GAMUG dues using Apple Cash as we would like to have most if not all members using this to pay their dues. We will also cover the expectations for new Apple products to be announced this month.
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.
The meeting will also have a brief Q&A period.
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Follow-up information:
The recording of the OCT meeting - YouTube video 1:47:13
16 iOS 16 Tips & Tricks - Glen's Goodies PDF

Apple October launches: the new devices we might see this month - TechRadar PDF
This Hidden iOS Feature Lets You Draw Perfect Shapes on Your Photos - CNET PDF
Apple 'notebooks' become 'laptops' in sweeping Mac branding change - 9to5Mac PDF
Lost? How to Use Backtrack on Apple Watch to Retrace Your Steps - MacRumors PDF
Do’s and don’ts for cleaning your dirty AirPods Pro and charging case - 9to5Mac PDF

AirPods Pro 2 - Apple website
Anker Cables
How to show your photo on zoom

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 - APPLE’S “Far Out” ANNOUNCEMENTS; DIGITIZING SLIDES; PAYING DUES WITH APPLE CASH; MEMBER REVIEWS:

On September 7th, Apple will announce the new iPhone 14 among other items: Steve and Grant have collaborated to make a brief video on how to digitize slide photos using an iPhon: and Steve will explain how to use your Apple Cash to pay your GAMUG dues.
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.
The meeting will also have “Glen’s Goodies” and a brief Q&A period.
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The video of the zoom meeting - YouTube video
Grant's Gadgets - the video only of Grant's presentation
Glen's Goodies - PDF
Summary of Apple's "Far Out" Event - PDF
The biggest news from the Apple Event - Apple video - 0:53
Introducing Apple Watch Series 8 - Apple video - 1:35
Introducing Apple Watch Ultra - Apple video - 3:13
Introducing iPhone 14 Pro - Apple video - 4:19
A Guided Tour of iPhone 14 & iPhone 14 Pro - Apple video - 9:04
Introducing Emergency SOS via satellite - Apple video - 1:13
Introducing Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro - Apple video - 0:53

AUGUST 9, 2022 - GARAGE BAND for SONG CREATION; DIGITIZING SLIDES; PAYING DUES WITH APPLE CASH; MEMBER REVIEWS:

We have a guest speaker tonight. Glen has arranged for Jesse Bauer to share his expertise with Garage Band in creating music. Steve and Grant have collaborated to make a brief video on how to digitize slide photos and if time allows Steve will explain how to use your Apple Cash to pay your GAMUG dues.
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.
The meeting will also have “Glen’s Goodies” and a brief Q&A period.
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Follow-up information:
The video recording of our meeting - Youtube video 2:26:03
The MP3 of the tune that Jesse Bauer created - 1:12
The macOS version of the Garage Band file - zipped file
The iOS version of the Garage Band file - zipped file
Glen's goodies presentation - pptx will play in powerpoint
Glen's goodies presentation - m4v will play in QuickTime

JULY 12, 2022 - iRig for GUITAR; WWDC follow up; MEMBER REVIEWS:

This evening will have our 2nd VP, Glen, presenting on iRig, a device that lets you plug your guitar into your iPad or iPhone to record and create music. We will have some follow up information on the new software presented at last month’s WWDC and a brief video on the evolution of Mac OS.
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.
The meeting will start with “Glen’s Goodies” and then a brief Q&A period.
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Follow-up information:
The Meeting video recording - YouTube video 2:04:53
macOS Ventura: Top New Features - Apple explained 4:18
Best New Features in macOS Ventura -- Hands-on! - AppleInsider 13:12
iOS 16: All the New Features You Need to Know About! - MacRumors 8:07
Best NEW Features in watchOS 9 for Apple Watch! - Apple Insider 6:54
Glen's Goodies

JUNE 14, 2022 - APPLE’S WWDC ANNOUNCEMENTS; MEMBER REVIEWS:

This evening’s topic will be all that Apple announced at WWDC. There are new iPhone, iPad, Watch and Mac OS software, with an amazing array of new features. They also announced a new MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro with the new M2 chip. There are so many new things to talk about that we may struggle to give a thorough overview of them all.
The
Membership Rewards Drawing will take place at the end of the 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.
The meeting will start with “Glen’s Goodies” and then a brief Q&A period.
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Follow-up information:
Apple's June 6 event - Apple video
Ron's Keynote presentation - PDF

New M2, MacBook Air, macOS Ventura and More at WWDC 2022 = MacMost video 9:22
MacBook Air M2 - Apple website
13" MacBook Pro M2 - Apple website

iOS 16 - Apple website
iPad OS 16 - Apple website
Watch OS - Apple website
macOS Ventura - Apple website

Glen's Goodies - PDF

MAY 10, 2022 - SCREEN SHARING THROUGH MESSAGES; UNIVERSAL CONTROL and UNIVERSAL CUT & PASTE; MEMBER REVIEWS:

Among the topics this evening will be screen sharing between two macs using the messages app, why it’s useful and how you can set it up. There is also a new feature of the latest macOS and that is Universal Control, not to be confused with Universal Cut & Paste. 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.
The meeting will start with “Glen’s Goodies” and then a brief Q&A period.
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Follow-up information:
The recording of the meeting on YouTube - 1:38:00
How to share your screen with others in Messages on your Mac - Apple Support video 1:05
Use Universal Clipboard to copy and paste between your Apple devices - Apple Support article
Using Universal Control Across Macs and iPads - MacMost video 6:30
Using Handoff To Copy Text, Images and Files Between Your Apple Devices - MacMost video 5:43

Meet the Man Behind the Very First Camera Phone - Mashable article
BRANCH EDUCATION - Engineering and Science Concepts illuminated with Videos of Accurate Models and Visualized Physics
The Emergent Right to Repair - 26th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium
North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet - Wired article

Glen's Goodies
Mac OS
  • 1. Screenshots
  • Shift + Command + 3= takes a screenshot of the full screen
  • Shift + Command + 4= lets you drag and select an area of the screen to screenshot. Once in this if you press the spacebar, the icon turns to a camera. From there, you can click on any open window to get a screenshot of just that window or element like the dock or the menu bar.
  • Shift + Command + 5=Brings up a selected area that can be changed as you wish by dragging the handles of the area. It also allows you to record your screen or a portion of your screen. There is also a toolbar at the bottom that lets you select different options.
  • 2. Watch Videos in Safari in Picture in Picture mode
  • When using Safari, you can play videos in picture in picture mode while you do other stuff. To do this, control click on a video that's playing to bring up a contextual menu and click “Enter Picture in Picture”.
  • 3. Easy linking of URL’s in Safari
  • If you want to copy the current URL in Safari, press Command + L to highlight the URL bar and then press Command + C to copy.
iOS
  • 1. Background Sounds-
  • In the Accessibility option of Settings there is a Background Sounds option that you can turn on.
  • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Background Sounds, then turn on Background Sounds.
  • Set any of the following:
  • • Sound: Choose a sound; the audio file downloads to your iPhone. Choose from:
  • Balanced Noise, Bright Noise, Dark Noise, Ocean, Rain, or Stream
  • • Volume: Drag the slider.
  • • Use When Media is Playing: Adjust the volume of the background sound when iPhone is playing music or other media.
  • • Stop Sounds When Locked: Background sounds stop playing when iPhone is locked.
  • 2. Change or add Apple Music to Photo Memories
  • Step 1: Open the Photos app
  • Step 2: Click on the “For You” tab on the bottom
  • Step 3: You can select from the five Memories on the front page or press “See All “ to see all of the created Memories.
  • Step 4: Select the Memories you want and it will start to play-There will be default music selected that automatically plays
  • Step 5: Tap on the music icon at the bottom left corner.
  • Step 6: Click on the icon with the music note and a plus on it that is the second to right icon and lists of music will come up that you can choose from. Apple has suggested categories, or you can select the search icon on the top right to search in your music. Select one of these whenever you play this Memory. You can change the look by clicking on the 3 interlocking circles on the bottom right icon.
  • You can also share this Memory with others by clicking on the Memory while it’s playing and using the icon with the square and arrow at the top. You can also manage the photos and edit the title in the contextual menu in the upper right (circle with three dots).
Handoff:
  • 1. Copy and paste between devices. You can copy text from one device and then paste it to another device.
  • A. On your iPad or iPhone, simply select the text you want to copy, then pinch it with three fingers to save it to the clipboard. On your Mac Command + C
  • B. On another iPad or iPhone pinch three fingers outward to paste. On your Mac use Command + V.
  • C. To “cut” text or images, do this same three-finger pinch twice in a row. Then you can paste by moving those three fingers outward.
Fun use for an old MacBook:

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:
  • Steve's presentation on our iCloud Gamug list - Keynote PDF
MacBook Pro options:
mac OS Monterey
New AirPods 3

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