Thursday, March 31, 2011

Outline of March 31, 2011 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements

If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.

Some of Apple's software updated since the February meeting

Apple - Support - Downloads

iTunes 10.2.1

Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3. iTunes 10.2.1 resolves an issue whereby syncing photos to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod may take longer than expected.

March 08, 2011 - 75.61 MB (Mac) 76.72 MB (Win 32) 77.61 MB (Win 64)

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_28, and updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_24 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs

March 08, 2011 - 119.83 MB

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 delivers improved compatibility, security, and reliability by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_24.

March 08, 2011 - 74.81 MB

Safari 5.0.4

This update contains improvements to performance, usability, compatibility and security.

March 09, 2011 - (37.65 MB Snow Leopard) (52.59 MB QuickTime) (33.97 MB Windows) (46.83 MB Leopard)

Brother 2.6 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6

This update installs the latest software for your Brother printer or scanner.

March 15, 2011 - 141.75 MB

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update

The 10.6.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

March 21, 2011 - 475 MB

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update Combo

The 10.6.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

March 21, 2011 - 1.12 GB

Security Update 2011-001 (Leopard - Client)

Security Update 2011-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

March 21, 2011 - 241.35 MB

GarageBand 6.0.2

This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of minor issues.

March 31, 2011 - 47.44 MB

Xcode 4.0.1

itunes.apple.com—id422352214

The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

(subject to confirmation)

Normally these meetings have been held at 6:00 PM. From the May meeting onward they will be held at 4:30 PM.

(during the library's normal open hours)

Q&A, General Discussion

Dropbox

www.dropbox.com

Sync

2GB of online storage for free; up to 100GB for paying customers.

Sync files of any size or type

Sync Windows, Mac and Linux computers

File Sharing

Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on the same files.

See other people's changes instantly.

Use your "Public" folder to link directly to files.

Control who has access to your shared folders.

Automatically create sharable online photo galleries.

Web Access

Copies of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers.

Mobile Device Access

Free apps for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android.

MobileMe

www.apple.com—mobileme

Syncs Mail, Address Book, iCal, Safari Bookmarks

Find My iPhone

Gallery

iDisk

20GB total for Mail and other files; you decide how it's split up.

Me.com

Online access to email, contacts, calendars, photos, files

Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad

DropCopy

10base-t.com—dropcopy

Send files to multiple destination across your LAN by dragging files onto recipients in a popup window.

Free for 1 to 3 devices; $5 for unlimited use (App Store; Snow Leopard only); $25 for unlimited use (Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6).


Saturday, March 26, 2011

NCC-Mac March 2011 Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, March 31, 6:00 PM at the Langlois Library.

I've been exploring Dropbox, a free file sharing/backup utility, and I'll be sharing what I've learned so far, and how it compares to similar products.