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Minutes 1/5/2006

John Mitchell shared his comments about the recent Bill Gates presentation at Las Vegas. He also indicated that Central Computer had a dual side DVD burner OEM for a G4 Tower for $45. There was open discussion and suggestions regarding what to attend/see at MacWorld: **Boinx Software give-away tools to work with iPhoto and ISight; **a couple of after hours…

Minutes 12/1/2005

Randy Madrid enlightened us on some of his observations about the new features in iTunes 6. First, Podcasts. Podcasts are radio shows that are downloaded over the Internet. You can find a wide variety of podcasts in the Podcast Direcory. Subscribe to them and iTunes will automatically download new episodes. Randy stated that podcasts are like “Inside Mac Radio.” Most…

Minutes 11/3/2005

John Mitchell shared visually the inside of the computer and told of capacitor failure problem in an iMac G5. The failure is identified by the growth and oozing. Wow! (Hope your Mac doesn’t develop the problem!) Ed Matlock shared information about MacWorld’s Gems (see November issue). Ed called attention to AppendNote 1.0 free from Enigmarelle Development. AppendNote is a Mac…

Minutes 9/1/2005

John Mitchell stated, “MacWorld’s Total Tiger is great! Lots of good tips.” Ed Matlock has copies for sale: $5. Our president, Bob Shayler was our presenter for the evening. In preparation of downloading Safari 2.0.1 he ran “repair permissions” (“ran diskwarrior last night”). Went to Software Update and downloaded Safari 2.0.1 for accessing his .Mac web site. Bob showed slides…

Minutes 6/2/2005

President Bob Shayler opened the meeting by introducing SL High’s Tony Farley. Tony works with SLHS’s Multi Media Academy. Using Render Farm they are doing an animation for NASA, which is due by July 4. The impact of the comet would create a crater the size of a football field. 50 computers are being used. Cinema 4D Server and Client…

Minutes 5/5/2005

Bob Shayler shared his experience in installing Tiger (Mac OS X v10.4). He used Disk Warrior and repair permissions in Disk Utilities (of course!) prior to and following the installation of Tiger. Bob did an “upgrade” install. It is a good idea to disconnect all firewire attachments prior to installing. [In the Newsletter, Stan describes in Kline’s Korner installing Tiger…

Minutes 4/7/2005

Three visitors were introduced: Sharon, Naomi, and Ken … Welcome! Ed Matlock shared a handout “Notes and Tips” from MacInTouch. It spelled out Migration issues involved in moving to “Tiger”, Mac OS X 10.4. Minimal requirements to install “Tiger”: G3, G4, or G5 processor; Built-in Firewire; DVD drive; a fast graphics card; 256 MB RAM; 3 GB free disk space.…

Minutes 3/3/2005

John Mitchell shared information about his new Mac Mini Desktop computer (which he has hooked up to a monitor, keyboard and mouse). Two models: a 1.25 GHz, 40 GB HD at $499; a 1.42 Ghz, 80 GB HD at $599. Both are Power PC G4, have a fast loading slot CD- RW/DVD-ROM Drive with a max of 1 GB of…

Minutes 2/3/2005

President Bob Shayler introduced our presenter, Terry Higgins, who then demonstrated the new iWorks. Terry is the Keyholder/Business Consultant at the Stoneridge Mall Apple Store in Pleasanton. iWorks needs 10.3.6 or later to work. The two programs in iWorks are Pages, the new and exciting successor to AppleWorks, and Keynote 2. Terry demonstrated the use of Keynote 2. Keynote 2…

Minutes 1/6/2005

Ed demonstrated the program “Mac the Ripper” which is on this month’s DOM. It is used to copy copy- protected DVDs for backing up your software (in case of scratched discs). The screen shows type of copy protection, select to remove, select Region (8 codes) want to copy to, select Mode to set what want to extract. Save to location…