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2022-09-26 MUGOO Zoom iMeeting (first of the season!)

Started by AdminMan, June 27, 2022, 08:16:59 PM

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We are still discussing resuming in-person meetings at the library, so the following Zoom details may apply.

Date: Monday September 26, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM ET  You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 7:20.
Venue: A Zoom meeting that you can join on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Meeting ID: expired
Passcode: expired

Although Zoom works in many browsers we STRONGLY recommend using the dedicated app on your device with the largest screen for the best experience.
You do NOT need a Zoom account to join a meeting!
If you need instructions, go here: https://mugoo.com/index.php/Main/UsingZOOM


0 - Group chin-wag while folks log on                      7:20 - 7:30                                                                                         

1 - "It Just Works" - A round-table chat
    about our favourite apps, websites
    and services that solve problems and do
    things simply and well                                            7:30 - 8:15

2 - "How Was Your Summer?" - A round-table
    chat about what has kept us digitally
    engaged and amused since June                            8:15 -  9:00
3 - Presidential Sign Off                                              -with Wally Kuzmicz          0.5 minutes

Unfortunately, no after meeting wings or desserts at the Royal Oak, but feel free to prepare your own snacks and share them with us on screen!

Did you miss a meeting?
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Don't forget the Ottawa Public Library!
Even though we are unable to meet in person at the library, the OPL still offers a wealth of services you can access online. Go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en



We had good participation in this round-table meeting to start a new season of MUGOO.

Video Downloading...
Wally did a screen-share demo of Allavsoft video downloader  allavsoft.com
Allavsoft is a simple and intuitive app that downloads videos from Youtube and almost any site.  Wally has not yet found a website with a video that he was unable to download.  The demo showed the download of an entire 6:00 PM newscast from CTV News Ottawa.  The download consisted of 6 separate video segments, without commercials.  Those segments are normally interspersed with commercials on-air.  Allavsoft also does video conversion and merging.  $20 US
Marc mentioned that Wondershare as an alternative to Allavsoft  https://www.wondershare.com/products-solutions/all-products.html

"Reading Things Later" ...
LeRoy discussed Matter, a FREE iOS app with MacOS plugins, for "reading things later"  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/matter-reader/id1501592184
LeRoy saves news articles and other content he wants to read later by exporting them to the app.

Collecting Recipes...
Gillian asked if people collect recipes. 
Ross described CopyMeThat, a recipe clipper/manager

Tracking Flight Information...
Stephen spoke about FlightAware https://flightaware.com and the FREE FlightAware iOS app.  He also uses the FREE iOS app FlightRadar24 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flightradar24-flight-tracker/id382233851.  He can track an abundance of information about flights and flight traffic in real time, and historic flight traffic information too.  How cool is that!

Solving Text Problems ...
Mary Sue and the group discussed problems with editing and formatting documents in Pages and other apps that manage text.  When text content is copied/pasted from one app to another, the previous formatting can cause difficulty with editing and formatting in the other app.  A simple solution is to convert the original formatted text to "plain text", in textedit for example, and then paste the plain text into the problematic app.  The previous text formatting and its interfering effects are lost and the new app usually works properly with the plain text content.  This can solve problems in numerous text apps including Pages, and also in iMovie when adding titles, lyrics and other text content.
Marc and Ross explained that in a formatted text document the actual text content is small.  The formatting code can be very large, and it often translates poorly from app to app.

Photo Editing ...
Ross recently acquired, and is excited about, a new photo editing app "RadiantPhoto" https://radiantimaginglabs.com.  He may be doing do a MUGGO presentation about it soon.

Thank You to all participants.  See you again on October 24th.

Prez Wally