Friday, May 26, 2017

Slideshow, etc. of May 2017 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is the link to the static (frozen animations) slideshow.

Since this month's presentation had loads of animations in it, here is a link to a video version of the slideshow that rushes past most everything, but plays the animations at their proper speed.

And here is a link to a tutorial for building a simple voice memo recorder with Workflow.

Finally, if you go to the iOS App Store looking for Workflow, you want the one with the colorful pixel "W" icon. If you land on the one with its description in Dutch, that's the wrong one.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Outline of May 2017 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.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Clips 1.0.1
May 03 '17
iOS Universal Photography
What's New
• Tap on Live Title text while playing or paused to edit it
• When sharing to a contact with multiple messaging addresses, Clips suggests the address used most frequently
• Improved stability and reliability when recording video clips and sharing videos that contain certain posters
Workflow 1.7.4
May 08 '17
iOS Universal Productivity
What's New
Workflow 1.7.4 includes bug fixes and restores the Pocket and Google Chrome actions. You can also now add music to your Up Next queue with updated Apple Music actions.
More Improvements
Get Distance now supports getting the distance from a specified location
The order of items passed from a Dictionary action to Choose from List is now preserved
Fixed getting prices for books in Search iTunes Store
Fixed making archives with special characters in the filename on iOS 10.3 and later
Fixed an issue where workflow glyphs in the Today Widget may be stretched and cut off
Fixed an issue where latitude and longitude may be formatted incorrectly in international locales
Fixed an issue where .wflow files may fail to open on iOS 10.3 and later
Fixed an issue where improperly formatted URLs from Pinboard could cause Workflow to crash
Fixed an issue where booleans may not update when their value is changed inside dictionary fields
Fixed an issue where handing off clipboard content from the Today Widget or Action Extension may throw a “The file Clipboard could not be opened” error
Fixed an issue that could cause Workflow to crash on launch
Other bug fixes and minor additions
Apple Support 1.1
May 09 '17
iOS Universal Utilities
What's New
• Schedule repairs at participating Apple Authorized Service Providers.
• Make Genius Bar reservations at Apple Stores in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
• Filter locations by mobile carrier.
• Simplified authentication process.
• Supports iOS 10 rich notifications for chat.
• Bug fixes and improvements.
iOS 10.3.2
iOS 10.3.2 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.
Post Date: May 15, 2017
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
macOS Sierra 10.12.5 Update
The macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update:
Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones
Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software updates
Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp
 
 
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT207706 
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
Post Date: May 15, 2017
File Size: 2.15 GB
macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Security Update 2017-002 (Yosemite)
Security Update 2017-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
 
Post Date: May 15, 2017
File Size: 421.1 MB
 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Security Update 2017-002 (El Capitan)
Security Update 2017-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
 
Post Date: May 15, 2017
File Size: 710.6 MB
 OS X El Capitan 10.11
Safari 10.1.1
contains security improvements.
watchOS 3.2.2
includes improvements and bug fixes.
tvOS 10.2.1 
provides bug fixes and other enhancements to the fourth-generation Apple TV.
iTunes 12.6.1
This update includes minor app and performance improvements.
Post Date: May 15, 2017
400MB of available disk space
iCloud Music Library, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
iMovie 10.1.6
May 25 '17
Mac OS Video
What's New
• Improves stability when updating libraries created with earlier versions of iMovie
• Addresses an issue which could lower the volume of clips after transitions
The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Workflow
Clips: The Missing Manual
Pop Dot Comics
Q&A, General Discussion


Sunday, May 21, 2017

NCC-Mac May 2017 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, May 25, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month's we have brief walkthroughs of two recently updated iOS apps.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Clips: The Missing Manual

It turns out that Clips is a pretty amazing app. Too bad some of its best features are hidden. This article would have been a big help if it had come out before I recorded my live demo of the app.