SVMUG Meeting September 19, 2016
Nothing REALLY to about == but Dropbox is now compatible with Accessibility tool under MacOS. Problem: it did not ask the user’s permission first. It is used to allow MS Office to save documents to Dropbox, along with other applications. Apparently it will re-install if you take if off manually. It seems to have been an oversight.
Google is being spoofed in texts, in an attempt to gain access to accounts that are protected by two factor authentication.
Tim Cook is paying special attention to China, as he must do because China is a difficult market to crack.
iPhone 7 is successful beyond belief, at least the limited belief of analysts. Curiously, analysts like the Airpods.
iOS 10.0.1 - Note, iOS 10 is also a security update
Watch OS 3
The PDF files created with Scan Snap may not be compatible with MacOS Sierra — the pages in the file will display as blanks.
NOTE: CHANGE MEETING ROOM FOR OCT. 17
Presentation - Tech Tool Pro by Micromat, Inc.
The demonstration was performed under MacOS Sierra.
Tech Tool Pro is a hardware diagnostic, disk utility, and disk optimization tool.
Runs five tests on starting the application: USB, cache, processor, network, Thunderbolt.
The Suite of tests available include memory tests, file structures, surface test, SMART check, Partition Map, video test, battery check, fans test, sensors test, Bluetooth, and others.
The battery test includes a cycle count, which is an indication of when the battery might need to replaced.
Tech Tool Pro can detect slow developing problems on drives that are otherwise missed.
Volume repair / partition repair
Uses same methodology as Diskwarrior but each tool has its own strengths.
— but remember, no repair tool will be as reliable as having a full backup of the disk!
eDrive is used to create bootable partitions on any drive, except the main system drive. It can be on an external drive, or an SD card, or whatever else can be a mounted file system upon startup.
Tech Tool Protogo (“Pro to go”): make a customizable bootable disk, on USB or Firewire or whatever.
Volume Cloning - one to one clone - make a bootable clone.
Data Recovery - for magnetic drives, not solid state drives.
Wipe Data - for security
Volume Journaling - enable or disable file system journaling - the journal file is a log of the changes made.
Processor check - tests processor against known benchmarks.
Audio and Video tests.
…and Reports of all of the above.
Micromat, Inc. is based in Santa Rosa. It employs ten people.
Upgrade pricing is available from any previous version $39.99
Regular price $99.99
SVMUGOFFER916 is a coupon code for 20% discount - expires October 31, 2016. Go to the online store at www.micromat.com.
KeePass - keepass.info
Questions and Answers
1. Problems using BCC in a contacts group for the purpose of a mailing list. The mail is composed in Apple mail, and sent via a basic ISP.
Apparently Apple Mail is not expanding a Goup name into addresses when the Group has been placed into the BCC field.
Maybe you need to delete the “previous recipients” list in Apple Mail.
2. Is Quicken 2007 Lion Compatible, also compatible with Sierra?
No one has confirmed or denied.
Meeting Notes >