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2023-09-25 MUGOO Zoom iMeeting (first of the season!!)

Started by AdminMan, July 06, 2023, 02:59:31 PM

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We may not be able to have in-person meetings at the library. If so, we will use Zoom.

Date: Monday September 25, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM ET  You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 7:20.
Venue: The library OR a Zoom meeting that you can join on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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 during log on                                                                                      7:20 - 7:30                                                                                       
1 - News and Views - members' new tech arrivals to share with the group                      7:30 - 7:40

2 - Highlights from Apple's September 12th Event        with Chris Duguid                      7:40 - 8:10

3 - Medical Apps Using Apple Technology                      with Graham Fawcett                8:10 - 8:40

4 - Future Proofing the MUGOO Website                        with Neil Herber                        8:40 - 9:10                           

5 - Presidential Sign Off                                                  with Wally Kuzmicz                    25 seconds                                                                                                                   

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!

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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


1 - News and Views - members' new tech arrivals to share with the group
Marc recently purchased the Series 9 Apple Watch.  He went with base model since these products tend to become dated within several years.  It's a little bigger and the screen is noticeably brighter, now easy to read on the golf course.  This model has better swing detection; his golf app is able to keep a record of where and when every stroke was made and which club was used. 

John mentioned that he had looked at Apple for golf several years ago and it wasn't quite there so he purchased a Garmin.  David had the same experience.  The Garmin also has the stroke analysis features and comes preloaded with 30,000 courses.  But of course, it is a specialty watch and Apple may well overtake since since their product can do golf and so many other things.

John is a serious amateur photographer and mentioned that he just returned from a month in Europe and used just his iPhone 14 rather than his regular cameras.  The lenses and editing software have so much improved.  With the Live Photo feature, the phone captures a group of photos and which you can select from, blend or play back as a short video.  Wally and David experienced the same good results during their recent road trips.  "The best camera is the one you have with you."

That is true to a point, but there are still situations where a DSLR is the preferred solution.  Marc is planning a two-week photo shoot of rocket launches at Cape Canaveral.  He'll be using a Canon camera with the 100 to 400mm as his primary telephoto zoom lens.  Mark is also looking at renting a 600mm zoom for this trip.

2 - Highlights from Apple's September 12th Event - with Chris Duguid
Chris provided a good cut-to-the-chase summary of what was announced at the September 12th Apple event.  Although low key compared to some, there were a number of enhancements in latest watch and iPhone product lines.  These include:
-    USB-C charging cable can now be used for all new Apple devices with faster data transfer
-    Apple Watch Series 9, a better upgrade than you may think
-    Apple Watch Ultra, which is water proof and suitable for diving
-    iPhone 15, with improved processing and camera capabilities
-    iPhone 15 Pro Max with 5x optical zoom and 3D shooting for the coming Apple Vision Pro
-    Apple's environmental messaging
You can view Chris' presentation deck at https://mugoo.com/bigfiles/2023-09-25_wonderlust_apple.pdf

3 - Medical Apps Using Apple Technology - with Graham Fawcett
Graham next gave a presentation on Heath apps he has been using with his Apple Watch and other technology.  This interested was prompted by an unexpected learning experience where watch alerted him of a potential medical issue that was addressed in hospital.  Graham has more recently been focusing on improving the quality of his sleep and the attributes of several sleep apps were reviewed.  There are other monitoring products for those who do not own an Apple Watch or prefer not to wear one to bed.  Graham's presentation deck is included at https://mugoo.com/bigfiles/2023-09-25_MUGOO_Health_Apps.pdf  Note especially his observations on the last slide.

Also, Graham used a Keynote template which included the video of him speaking within the frame of the slide ... a very engaging means of presentation!

4 - Future Proofing the MUGOO Website - with Neil Herber
Neil framed his discussion as Protecting MUGOO Digital Assets.  The previous MUGOO website setup had been in Neil's office with Neil as the only resource contact ... too many potential single points of failure.  Over the past months all MUGOO assets have been migrated to Web Hosting Canada, with Neil, Wally and David as points of contact ... a far more robust structure.  You can view Neil's very clear tutorial comments in the attachment below.