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  1. #436

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    I'll likely be AFK at chat time tonight. Join me at 7:00 p.m. Central time Monday, September 5, 2016 (12:00 a.m. Tuesday GMT) for the Mac-Forums Video Chat. We have the forum roundup, a Mac tip or two, and perhaps whatever else comes to mind.

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    Welcome to our newest member bwright4

    Apple has filed new patents which suggest they are working on additional methods of biometric identification. This appears to be partly in an attempt to address issues related to lost or stolen Macs/IOS devices. This thread may be the start if an interesting discussion on the pros and cons of such measures.

    Once again the BitTorrent client Transmission may have been the point of distribution for a round of malware. This Macworld
    article summarizes the issues involved and gives readers tips on how to determine if your machine has been infected.

    Member Adric asks for a quick and dirty method to create a looping video. My solutions didn't exactly solve the the problem but might help someone else.

    Member Randy B. Singer posted a reference to an article which explains why defragmenting an SSD drive is likely of little value.

    Cult of Mac has a series of articles detailing some of the speculation about iPhone 7

    Since I haven't been following too many of the iPhone rumors I wasn't going to make any comments / predictions. Charlie twisted my arm though (see post below) so here goes:
    1. The 3.5 mm. headphone jack is gone from the iPhone 7. Expect a dongle that allows users to use their existing headsets/earbuds. I'm betting there'll also be some Beats headphones that connect via Lightning.
    2. Faster processors.
    3. The smallest amount of storage on subsequent IOS devices will be 32 GB. The days of 16 GB IOS devices as the entry level are done.
    4. Final releases of Sierra and IOS 10 will be released between now and the middle of October. My guess is they will be released before the end of the month.

    I'm sure there'll be a few things I haven't mentioned/thought of but we'll just have to wait and see.
    Last edited by Slydude; 09-06-2016 at 12:38 AM. Reason: Added notes / predictions
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    Hey Sly... Lots of good rumors running around about what the big Apple show is going to include next week. Anything in your rumor mill you going to share? New iPhone 7, new Watch, maybe new MacBook Pros, macOS Sierra, iOS 10, and more.

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    Seems there's a possibility of some upmarket Beats headphones for iPhone 7 to sweeten the loss of the headphone socket.

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    According to MacRumors, Apple is including an adapter (lightning to headphone) in every iPhone 7 box. And yes, an upmarket Beats headphone set for the iPhone 7 would be great.

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    Hey Charlie. See above (post 436) for my predictions.
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  6. #441

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    Join me at 7:00 p.m. Central time Sunday, September 11, 2016 (12:00 a.m. Monday GMT) for the Mac-Forums Video Chat. We have the forum roundup, Apple news, a Mac tip or two, and an IOS 10 tip or two.

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    Don’t forget to empty the trash if you want to free up drive space. Otherwise items in the trash continue to take up space.

    Items on external drives are only actually removed if the drive is attached when you empty the trash. For some programs you have to empty trash from within the application then empty trash from the Finder as well.

    When changing passwords for services like iCloud or Gmail make sure to make the appropriate changes within your email program’s preferences as well.

    If you are planning to change carriers and take your existing phone or IOS device with you to a new carrier, contact the carrier first to see if it is possible and what restrictions might be in place. I recommend doing this before entering the store to avoid being hit with high pressure sales pitches or feeling rushed.

    IOS 10 has changed behavior of the Home button a bit. Previously with fingerprint ID enabled all you had to do was touch the Home button whereas now you must press the button. You can get the old behavior back using the accessibility features in IOS 10.

    iPhone 7 changes

    Both iPhone 7 models ship in 32, 64, and 128 GB configurations. As predicted the 16 GB configuration is no more. Screen sizes are 4.7” and 5.5’ The 7+ supports 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    Increased splash and water resistance.

    Camera is now at 12 MP with the 7+ supporting both telephoto and wide angle use. Digital zoom on 7+ is 10X

    Video can be recorded in 4K mode at 30 fps. Take 8 MP still photos while recording 4K video.


    • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
    • Get proactive suggestions
    • Use hands-free
    • Listen and identify songs


    Audiotronics summary of keynote event

    The Home button is no longer a physical button but instead ffeels as though you’re pushing a button. Apple says it should be more responsive and more reliable.

    The quad core A10 processor has two cores dedicatedto higher performance and tw0o dedicated to better battery life.

    The Apple Watch Series 2 is now water resistant to a depth of 50 meters. The Series 2 includes a much requested GPS chip. There have also been improvements to the software. Apple claims new models are 50% Faster due to a GPU, other chip changes, and software improvements in Watch OS 3.

    AirPods pair with recent IOS devices running IOS 10, Watch OS 3, or Macs running MacOS Sierra. 5 hours use per charge. The special charging case can go 24 hours before it needs recharging via a lightning connector. Late October

    Not everyone is thrilled with the removal of the headphone jack. Especially bothersome i.e. the fact that you cannot charge the phone and use the headset simultaneously. There will be some third-party solutions but so far there have been mixed reviews
    Last edited by Slydude; 09-11-2016 at 09:56 PM. Reason: Added notes
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    Google is moving away from the Hangouts on Air format directly in favor over of working in conjunction with YouTube Live. I'm still working out the changes needed for me to broadcast. I've got a few things to figure out. Rather than cancel the show I'll do a video and upload it afterwards. We'll loose the "live" nature of things for this week except for adding comments after the fact. I should have things figured out by next week.

    I'll post the link after the upload.
    Last edited by Slydude; 09-18-2016 at 12:24 PM.
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    Well done mate, just when you think you've go it worked out they move the goal posts. Look forward to seeing the You Tube link though since my time zone makes it hard to take part "live".
    Cheers,
    Rod
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    The change should offer a lot of options for those who have time to learn / master it but I haven't had time to install an encoder on my machine yet and I have some work-related things I need to do as well. This change has been coming for a few weeks but I forgot that it was this weekend until someone asked about the show in another thread.

    The older shows will still be available on YouTube.
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    Join me tonight for the weekly Mac-Forums Video Chat (9/25/16). It starts at 7:00 p.m. US Central Time as usual (Midnight GMT). We'll have the usual forum roundup, Mac tips, IOS tips, and whatever other Apple/Mac news that comes to mind.

    Update: I just tried to play the feed of the show and YouTube informs me that an error occurred. I do not have time to troubleshoot the issue tonight. If it does not correct itself I will reshoot the show at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night (Midnight GMT).
    Last edited by Slydude; 09-25-2016 at 09:40 PM. Reason: Show update
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    It appears that the volume was very low. I couldn't hear it at all. Then I saw the error. Reloading took me back to the "begins in a few moments" or something along those lines.
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    All I was getting when I tested it was the error message and nothing else. I did a test broadcast earlier today and things were pretty good. I made a setting change on the video because I was having issues with my second screen, which is the one I usually show, so maybe that is the issue. I'll have to run it down tomorrow.

    Thanks for letting me know.
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    Just thought I'd check tonight, volume still so low as to be inaudible.
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    I thought so. I had planned to upload a new version of the show last night but things got a bit hectic around here and are likely to be for the next day or two. I need to do a bit of troubleshooting to determine the cause. I do know that I am picking up a whine in the mixer that wasn't there previously but I think that is unrelated.
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    I'm putting off tonight's chat. The audio gremlins are back with the almost inaudible audio mentioned in the last chat. I've only had time to do a limited amount of testing today so the issue is still there. I'll work on this later tonight and try to get the show out tomorrow. I'll post an announcement with an update in the thread
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