Thursday, July 26, 2012

Slideshow of July 26, 2012 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is a link to the slideshow of the July meeting.

Outline of July 26, 2012 NCC-Mac Meeting

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Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
This update installs the latest Brother printing and scanning software for OS X Lion and Mac OS vX 
Jul 5, 2012 - 156.4 MB
iPhoto 9.3.1
This update is recommended for all users of iPhoto '11.
Jul 12, 2012 - 599.65 MB
- Addresses a problem during the migration of albums from MobileMe Gallery that may cause photos to be moved from their original events into a new event called "From MobileMe"
- Fixes an issue that in rare cases could cause iPhoto to hang when upgrading libraries
This update is recommended for all Mac notebooks introduced since June 2012.
Jul 18, 2012 - 76.64 MB
This update fixes an issue that can lead to increased CPU power consumption, and it improves compatibility with some USB devices.
iWork 9.2
This update adds support for Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
Jul 25, 2012 - 302.02 MB
iCloud: Store documents in iCloud and keep them automatically up to date across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and the web. Changes made to a document on one device automatically appear on all your other devices. Requires iWork for iOS 1.6.1 or later installed on iOS device.
Dictation: Speak words, numbers, or sentences and watch them appear in your presentation, document, or spreadsheet.
The iWork apps are also enhanced to take advantage of the Retina display on new Mac hardware so presentations, documents, and spreadsheets appear sharper and more vibrant.
iMovie 9.0.7
This update provides general stability and compatibility improvements.
Jul 25, 2012 - 1.01 GB
Fixes an issue related to third-party QuickTime components that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly
Resolves stability issues when previewing MPEG-2 video clips in the Camera Import window
Fixes an issue where audio was not included when importing MPEG-2 video clips from a camera
Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion.
Jul 25, 2012 - 529.17 MB
The 3.6 update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop clients and addresses several issues 
related to overall reliability, usability and compatibility.
Jul 25, 2012 - 3.69 MB
iPhoto 9.3.2
Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion
Jul 25, 2012 - 637 MB
Supports compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion
Sharing options now include Messages and Twitter on OS X Mountain Lion
Includes performance and stability improvements
The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 30, 2012, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
"I wish I'd known that before I upgraded to Mountain Lion."
Does my Mac meet the Hardware requirements for Mountain Lion?
Running Snow Leopard or higher, download and run MachineProfile from the Mac App Store.
Will my applications run under Mountain Lion?
system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType >~/Desktop/MyFileTypes.txt
Enter this command in a Terminal window. open MyFileTypes.txt in TextEdit. Search for instances of "PowerPC". These applications will not run under Mountain Lion. Discard or replace them.
Also, AppleWorks and a few other applications not play well under Mountain Lion.
Run Software Update. Update old applications and drivers.
Create a "Things from my Desktop" folder on your Desktop. Drag any loose files and folders from the 
Desktop into it.
Run Time Machine and/or other backup software.
Download Mountain Lion from the App Store. If Install OS X Mountain auto-starts, quit it.
Copy the Mountain Lion installer app to another drive for safe keeping.
NOTE: Recent Mac purchasers are entitled to a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.—uptodate
Run Time Machine and/or other backup software again. Unmount and switch off backup drive.
Launch Install OS X Mountain Follow Instructions. Wait.
You may need to install Java. OS X Mountain Lion does not provide a Java runtime by default.
You may want to activate iCloud.
Run Software Update.
If after a while everything looks OK, switch Time Machine back on.
A few words about Gatekeeper
Questions? try Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion and Take Control of Using Mountain Lion.
Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, July 22, 2012

NCC-Mac July 2012 Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh users is Thursday, July 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

There's a very good chance OS X Mountain Lion will be released this week, so I have modified and expanded last year's presentation: "I wish I'd known that before I upgraded to Mountain Lion."