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Meeting Notes from August 19, 2013

posted Aug 19, 2013, 8:18 PM by Robert Brown   [ updated Sep 2, 2013, 10:52 PM ]
Steve Quattrone is a new member, from SMUG
Another person, Kevin, has come to hear about HTML5

news and events


Sept 10 Announcement 'Yep'

Wall Street Journal Throws Weight Behind 'Apple Will Ship Two New iPhones in September' - The Mac Observer

Apple’s rumored September 10 iPhone event

5 big rumors about Apple's September event - Fortune Tech

Apple's Next iPad Mini Will Likely Have 'Retina' Display From Samsung -

Mac Pro - 'Fall 2013" - in a movie trailer

Apple Begins Showing Mac Pro Teaser in Movie Theaters with 'Fall 2013' Announcement - Mac Rumors

'Some sort of Television Product…."

Rumor: Apple may announce 'some sort of television product' as soon as November

Exclusive: Apple Pitches Ad-Skipping for New TV Service – jessica lessin

iPhone:  Gold, and 128 gigs

Analyst: Get Ready for 3 iPhone Models - The Mac Observer

iPhone for China Mobile?

China Mobile Chairman Handles Apple iPhone Deal Question Delicately - Digits - WSJ

Apple Might Be Closer to iPhone Deal with China Mobile - The Mac Observer


iWatch’s novelty emerges as Apple taps sensor and fitness experts | 9to5Mac


Jobs Movie
Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs': What the critics are saying - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech



iTunes 11

Windows 'Tuesday' - Note IE issues

Apple Fixes 3 Bugs with AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.4 - The Mac Observer

Final Cut Pro X gets updated to 10.0.9 with bug fixes | 9to5Mac

New MacBook Air software update brings trio of fixes | Apple - CNET News

Apple announces Logic Pro X, next generation audio editing for Mac | iMore


Apps for Kids: Apple is focussing on iOS apps appropriate for kids, with a catogorization within the Apps Store by child's age.


Apple Store app for iOS now giving away paid apps for free




Apple: The Carl Icahn effect - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech

Activist investor Carl Icahn means trouble with a capital 'T' for Apple - Computerworld
(best article, imo)

AAPL Hits $500 First Time Since January as Street Mulls Icahn Moves - Tech Trader Daily -


Apple is snapping up shares of Apple as fast as it can - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech
  -- prior to Ichann's interest

Apple Earnings Report/Call - Response
Apple's $35.3B June quarter: What the analysts are saying - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech

Today's AAPL close:  $507.74

Last month AAPL close, 7/15/13:  $427.44

Bento Discontinued

FileMaker announces Bento will be discontinued on September 30 | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Support to continue through next year.

The specialized pre-designed databases were more popular than the general Bento tool. Bento did not keep enough market share to be profitable.

Also some users found problems with the data being unexpectedly disconnected.


Apple Discloses Its Developer Center Was Hacked - Liz Gannes - News - AllThingsD

Security researcher claims to have accessed full names, Apple IDs and user IDs of developers and non-developers | 9to5Mac

Apple restores developer site after weeks-long outage | Apple - CNET News


Obama Administration Vetoes Apple Product Ban

Obama Administration Vetoes Apple Product Ban - Mike Isaac - Mobile - AllThingsD

The USA ITC had agreed with Samsung that some older Apple products infringed on Samsung patents -- and banned the older products. But the patents were FRAND. Essentially the President feels certain factors were overlooked by ITC. 


DOJ Proposes 'Draconian remedies' for Apple in e-Book case

Apple dismisses DOJ's proposed e-book penalties as 'a draconian and punitive intrusion'


Apple Acquisitions:

Apple acquires second screen TV startup (scoop) | VentureBeat

Exclusive: Apple Recently Acquired Low-Energy Chipmaker Passif – jessica lessin

Fresh off sale to Apple, Hopstop updates iPhone app w/ real-time traffic & incident reporting, more cities | 9to5Mac

Apple Acquires Locationary - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD


Was this Chinese stewardess killed by her Apple iPhone 5? - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech

UPDATE: Follow-up stories in Chinese media report that it was an iPhone 4, not 5, and that Ms. Ma was using a third-party charger, not an original Apple part

iPhone-related death in China could be linked to fake charger | Apple - CNET News

Apple starts power adapter 'Takeback Program' to fight knock-offs | Electronista


Apple outlines iMessage spam reporting in new support document

Please report any spam to Apple.


Chinese scalpers booking & selling Apple Store Genius Bar appointments online


Bob Mansfield: 

Bob Mansfield no longer on Apple's exec team, will continue work on special projects [u]

He wishes to have an easier lifestyle, free of the strain of being a high level manager.

iPhone, Android, iPad, PC numbers
20% of Apple iPhone Customers Switched from Android, 7% of Samsung Buyers Switched from iOS - Mac Rumors

Apple tops PC market, but lead shrinks, says Canalys | Apple - CNET News

With no updated iPads on sale, tablet sales slip 10% in Q2 - Computerworld

Apple's iOS maintains dominance over Android with 63% mobile browsing share

Apple says 1 billion podcasts subscribed to via iTunes, celebrates with special section | 9to5Mac


What Smartphone Saturation?

“Everybody has got a smartphone” | asymco


New digitally signed Mac malware confuses users with right-to-left file name tricks | Macworld

Warning: Ransomware Targeting Macs Poses as FBI Demand for $300 - The Mac Observer

Unrelated Security story:
Man gets fake FBI child porn alert, arrested for child porn | Technically Incorrect - CNET News


Presentation -- Hype - the HTML5 Animator - by Tumult Software
Jonathan Deutsch

Alternative to Adobe Flash for web animations.

Jonathan is a long time Apple user, from the Apple II days.
He created HyperEdit - sold as shareware.
He joined Apple for 6.5 years, worked on 10.3.6, and worked with the Apple Mail team.

Steve Jobs wrote his essay "Thoughts on Flash", outlining well known defects in Adobe Flash. This prompted the interest for alternatives. 

Hype lets you build HTML5/CSS/Javascript animations, as easy as you might create a Keynote presentation. The capabilities in Hype are modelled after those in Keynote.

create keyframes -- Hype smoothly animates between.

Hype can also be used to build animations into eBooks created using iBooks Author. iBooks uses "Dashboard" widgets. (iBooks are in fact entirely web based, same as ePub).

multiple independent or coordinated animations, multiple scenes.

companion app: preview on similated mobile screen.
@jmfs on Twitter.

The app is available from the Apple Apps Store - and on the tumult web site.


Q and A

1. adapter for a Mac to fit an PC video Port
does a 2008 Mac need a different one from a 2011 Mac?
Yes. One is a DVI to VGA, the other is a display port to VGA
use Mac Tracker to find out which adapter you will need.
2. Protection against email hacking
Do not leave your account open, i.e. logged in, when not using the account.
Change the password when ever you are suspicious that you have been hacked.
Clean spyware using ClamAV or other good malware scanners.
Use two factor authentication. 
Both Google and Apple have two factor authentication. 
Change your security questions if you feel you may have been hacked.
3. I can not find some files - these might be on an old Time Machine backup.
You can use Spotlight to search an old Time Machine volume. Just set up Spotlight
to index that volume in System prefs.
4. Show keyboard on screen.

Use Languages Prefs. -- there is a checkbox.
5. Import an ASCII delimited text file to Excel -- do not get the proper columns of data.

You will need to determine what delimiter is used in the file, e.g. commas or tabs.
6. Adobe is making old versions of Acrobat available for free.

We have not seen that. It may be a false rumor. 
You may wish to examine PDFpen by Smile Software.
7. Print a list of contacts from Addressbook, in a custom format
We will investigate. 
8. Evernote presenter question.
3 people are using Evernote.
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