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2018-01-29 MUGOO iMeeting (one week late!!)

Started by AdminMan, December 12, 2017, 03:27:29 PM

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Greetings MUGOOers,

Our next iMeeting will be on Monday January 29, 2018 (a week later than usual due to a room conflict), 7:30 PM, Room 1B at Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive.  Guests are welcome for a nominal $5 fee.
This month's meeting offers a little bit of business and an abundance of goodies ...

Business - Annual $40 Dues (great bang for the buck)...
   - We accept cash, cheques and credits cards.  The cost is $41.20 when paying by credit card.  Receipts are available.

1 - News, Views and New Toys - with Neil Herber
2 - Fix your iTunes with iMazing - with Marc Servant

     BREAK ~ 10 minutes

3 - Moving into the New Year with Apple Security - MUGOO Executive
4 - Using iMovie - with Ferriss High
5 - (if time permits) Who's Who at MUGOO (How well do you know your MUGOO executive?) ...
     - a little Q & A segment that might amuse you
6 - (and if we are desperate) President's Firewall Chat ...
      - a long-awaited and frequently pre-empted Q & A techno-forum - with Prez Wally

For the hungry and thirsty there will be an after-meeting meeting across the parking lot at the Royal Oak.  Mondays are usually half price wings night, and their desserts are splendid.


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The post from Google is https://security.googleblog.com/2017/09/chromes-plan-to-distrust-symantec.html

Shetland: Up Helly Aa - Wool Week - Crazy runway

https://www.uphellyaa.com/  <--- live video from the event Jan 30, 2018


MUGOO Meeting Notes for 29 January, 2018

0 - Business

Annual $40 Dues (great bang for the buck)... Receipts are available.

1 - News, Views and New Toys - Neil Herber

New Microphone for meetings:  https://www.amazon.ca/Eyoyo-Wireless-Microphone-Headset-Receiver/dp/B01DNJKUI6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517549903&sr=8-1&keywords=Eyoyo+2.4G
New custom TV provider:  http://sigav.com/#intro
Provincial Green Initiative for homes:  https://www.greenon.ca/en/programs?postalcode=k2s0k3&type=Home
Ecobee Smart Thermostat:  https://shop-ca.ecobee.com/products/ecobee3?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj7HZxbr-2AIVhzuBCh372Q0KEAQYASABEgK_uvD_BwE&ef_id=Wm@-1gAABe2TFRGs:20180130004406:s
Mac Mini:  https://www.apple.com/ca/mac-mini/
G Drive external Drives:  http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive
How to reuse your mac pro speakers:  http://grantmuller.com/make-your-apple-pro-speakers-useful/
How to bring your mac pro speakers back to life:  https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-bring-your-apple-pro-speakers-back-to-life.55434/
3.5mm to 2.5mm adapters:  https://www.primecables.ca/en/p-317255-cab-7124-25mm-stereo-plug-to-35mm-stereo-jack-adaptor-gold-plated-monoprice?from_pla=google&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzdPBubz-2AIVyoKzCh0NLQz_EAQYAiABEgKsUfD_BwE
iPhone Camera external lens:  https://www.amazon.ca/AUKEY-iPhone-Samsung-Android-Smartphones/dp/B01G4RXCC0/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1517550254&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=aukey+lens&psc=1
Logitech keyboards:  https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/ipad-keyboards
Apple Watch Series 3:  https://www.apple.com/ca/apple-watch-series-3/?afid=p238%7CsKUD68Lod-dc_mtid_2092506t42625_pcrid_220960606319_&cid=wwa-ca-kwgo-watch-slid-
Apple Watch Series 3 setup:  https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT207578
Bell Apple Watch Plan:  https://www.bell.ca/Mobility/Cell_phone_plans/Smartwatch-data-plans
Refurbished MccBook Pro:  https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/FLH12/Refurbished-133-inch-Macbook-Pro-29GHz-Dual-core-Intel-Core-i5-with-Retina-Display-Space-Grey
UpHellyAa:  https://www.uphellyaa.com

2 - Fix your iTunes with iMazing - with Marc Servant

Apple has removed most of the iPhone management functionality within the iTunes app.  This app brings all off that functionality back and much more.

iMazing app for your mac to bring back and improve lost functionality with the latest version of iTunes.  https://imazing.com
Free lite version:  https://imazing.com/mini
iMazing Blog:  https://imazing.com/blog

3 - Moving into the New Year with Apple Security - MUGOO Executive

See other previous reply to this thread.

More information on Spectre and Meltdown issues with intel processors.


4 - Using iMovie - with Ferriss High

Here is a link for the Iqaluit movie:


5 -President's Firewall Chat ...

unfortunately preempted due to time constraints - with Prez Wally
Marc Servant


Follow-up to my question about the Apple Pro Speakers at this iMeeting:  tried out 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter but it doesn't fit because the plug is non-standard in configuration (extra metal ring).

I found two more hack suggestions by guys with a lot of technical knowledge.

Convert to RCA plugs (which presumably then can be put into an adapter to mini-jack?):
Apple Pro Speakers on Hackintosh. 

Convert to USB plug (would be great as I already have a hub for this, as long as system can recognize speakers attached through that).
Apple Pro Speakers USB Conversion for Hackintosh ? this one only shows little wires and circuit boards no explanation so it's really for the hardcore tinkerers.

I found these after looking at the description on:
Unfortunately none of the illustrations shows up. Therefore I am not able to figure out what is being done and whether this is within my limited skill range to do.

So I was wishing I could buy that USB converter if someone was selling them. I am not really sufficiently tech-savvy to build that myself but it looks like something that could be cobbled together? does anyone have a small business doing these types of things? How much would be expected as price?

Any chance of MUGOO doing a presentation of speaker re-wiring?

Meanwhile, back to using the headset as the sound-out pathway.