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March 20, 2017 Meeting Notes

posted Apr 10, 2017, 1:03 PM by Robert Brown


NEWS 

March 20, 2017 SVMUG


New people

Dave Wilson

came because of Derrick Story mailing list


Answer to Question from Last Meeting:


Storage for iPhone - From Wally Cherwinski


Security:  


Jonathan Zdziarski Joins Apple


Pwn2Own Hackers Find 2 Zero Day Safari Exploits


iPhone Thieves Attempt to Phish Victims for Apple IDs


WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Hacking Docs 


Apple Has Already Patched Most WikiLeaks/CIA Flaws


Stolen Software Causes Permanent Encryption (Mac)


US Justice Dept. Charges Russian Hackers & Spies


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Financial:


Apple Annual Meeting


Wall Street Analysts Like iPhone Prospects


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Legal:


Apple Sues Qualcomm in UK


Apple Opposes Right to Repair Bill


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General News:


New Apple Campus ‘Apple Park’


Tim Cook on Globalization & Privacy in China


Apple Updates HomeKit Page


Apple Tops Ratings for Laptop Support


SJ Autographed NextWorld Poster


Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai Have Dinner


AppleCare Window Now 1 Year for iPhones


Maker Faire Bay Area May 19 - 21 


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Updates:


Microsoft Updates Cortana for iOS


Microsoft & Adobe Patch, But…


Microsoft Wants Users on Windows 10


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Rumors:


Next iPhone to have OLED Display


MacRumors Debunks Rumor


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Lynda Gousha 3/20/17



7:30 Main Presentation

Apple’s Photos app… the oft-maligned, built-in approach to dealing with photos on your Mac. Worth using? Yes!!! Fabulous photo professional Derrick Story is here to show us Photos’ current functionality and usefulness. It’s more powerful than you think.

http://thedigitalstory.com/ 


Tim Cook said “we care about the Pro users”. Yet it seems recently turned away with the discontinuing of Aperture and the languishing of FCPX.


But we do have Photos - and it is surprisedly good. There was no real transition from the old Aperture to Photos. It upset a lot of folks in photography.


Photos is a blessing for iPhone photography. 


Derrick had been consultant for the design Aperture. 

He became a champion of Aperture during its development,

even though Photoshop is the top editor.

He was not sure at first, if he would jump on the Photos bandwagon.


Common complaints: 

no star ratings

no color tags

Apple was actually doing some good stuff under the hood, but were not being very good about promoting it. Apple was concentrating on the meta-data as a means to organize photographs in Photos. They have facial and object and location aware indexing.


Photos is significantly more powerful with extensions


DxO OpticaPro for Photos provides lens distortion corrections for many common camera and lens combinations. 

EdgePhotos provides for advanced cropping and framing and texturing.

Noiseless provides for smoothing at eight selectable strength levels.





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