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MUGOO Meetings / Re: 2013-05-27 meeting
« on: May 27, 2013, 03:38:56 pm »
Publishing a digital magazine on the MagCast platform -

MUGOO Meetings / Re: 2013-05-27 meeting
« on: May 27, 2013, 03:04:41 pm »
More information on ScreenCastsONLINE monthly magazine -

MUGOO Meetings / Re: 2013-02-25 iMeeting
« on: February 25, 2013, 06:21:35 pm »
Wally's Macworld 2013 videos -

Walkabout on the show floor


A celebration of creativity

Feel free to share the links :-)

MUGOO Meetings / SmugMug Plugins
« on: July 25, 2012, 02:38:32 pm »
Here are two SmugMug plugins for Aperture and iPhoto - they allow you to upload photos directly from the apps. They're free but there are $14.99 Pro versions too. Haven't tried them yet with The Mountain Lion versions of Aperture & iPhoto.


MUGOO Meetings / Mac Power Users Podcast 052 - June 26
« on: June 26, 2011, 12:09:35 pm »
Getting Ready for Lion

David and Katie talk about the changes in the upcoming operating system and what you need to do to get your Mac ready to ensure a smooth install. You’ll want to listen to this episode before you install OS 10.7 Lion.

MUGOO Meetings / Compatibility with OS X Lion
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:06:27 am »
RoaringApps tells you what apps are compatible with OS X Lion.

When upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion, there is a chance of compatibility issues between app and the new OS. A new site called RoaringApps comes to the rescue by displaying what apps are compatible with the new OS. RoaringApps provides a long table of apps showing what apps are supported and if it is available in the App Store.

Other parts of the site include a forum and IRC chat to talk apps. This makes a great way to assure that all of your Mac applications are going to work, before you upgrade.

MUGOO Meetings / OS 10.7 Lion References
« on: June 23, 2011, 03:45:09 pm »
Web sites:

Apple -
Macintouch FAQ -
Archdetect (app to check for PPC apps) -

Podcasts (reactions to WWDC, OS X Lion, iOS5, iCloud):

Mac Roundtable 2011.06.11 Episode #102
MacBreak Weekly 251: There's An Eleven Inch Hole In My Life
MacBreak Weekly 250: Cloudy With A Chance Of Music
MacJury #1104: The MacJury Judges The WWDC 2011 Keynote Announcements
Bagel Tech Mac: The Cloud’s Silver Lining 6/12/11

MUGOO Meetings / Links to Wally's Videos
« on: April 18, 2011, 06:40:09 pm »
Cirque du Mac 2011 videos -

Machu Picchu video -

MUGOO Meetings / Meeting Notes
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:57:28 am »
App Store Expense Monitor 1.2.3 (free)

App Store Expense Monitor gathers all iPhone applications from your iTunes folder on your computer, reads out the price information and presents the total amount of money you spent on the Apple App Store.

MUGOO Meetings / Safari 5
« on: June 23, 2010, 04:53:34 pm »
Here are some useful links for Safari 5 info (there are many more but these are a good start)

Apple's description -

A review from Macworld -

And a couple of sources for Safari extensions once they get rolling -



a Safari Extensions blog

MUGOO Meetings / iPad Apps
« on: June 23, 2010, 04:23:55 pm »
For possible interest, I've been Tweeting a different iPad app (sub-$2.99) each day for a while. Twitter @wa11_y
Here are the recent ones -

Today's unsung iPad app - Color Splash ($1.99). Give photos a dramatic look - convert to b&w then add color hilites.

Today's unsung iPad app - FlickStackr ($0.99). Browse thru your Flickr account. Upload, edit photos & metadata.

Today's unsung iPad app - Diana (free). Displays moon's phase and time of moon/sun rise/set for your location.

Today's unsung iPad app - GoMealsHD (free). Get nutritional value of all the foods you eat.

Today's unsung iPad app - Sherlock Holmes Experience (free). Vook includes 2 stories -  full screen w video & images.

Today's unsung iPad app - Photo Transfer ($2.99). Exchange photos over WiFi among  computer, iPhone, iPad or iTouch.

Today's unsung iPad app - Point Inside (free). Maps for (50) airports & (500) malls in major centres.

Today's unsung iPad app -  Name Maps ($1.99). See the geographical distribution of your surname in any of 9 countries.

Today's unsung iPad app -  3D National Parks ($0.99). 2D and 3D images from 28 U.S. National Parks. Maps, descriptions.

Today's unsung iPad app -  MissingTunes (free). Browse all albums and tracks recorded by artists in your music library.

Today's unsung iPad app -  Beat the Traffic HD (free). Provides live traffic maps, showing  speeds and incidents.

Today's unsung iPad app -  Trapster (free). Provides alerts for speed traps, red light & speed cameras, check points.

Today's unsung iPad app -  Converter Plus ($1.99). Convert multiple units/currencies. Built-in standard calculator.

Today's unsung iPad app -  WakeLight HD ($2.99). Clock wakes you up to music, nature scenes & sounds, current news.

Today's unsung iPad app -  Air Video ($2.99). Use with desktop server app to stream movies (mov, mkv, avi, etc) from your Mac to your iPad.

Today's unsung iPad app -  Dock Clock ($1.99). Clock displays time, date, moon phases, 3-day weather. Alarm planned.

Today's unsung iPad app -  TWiTpad ($0.99). Live streaming and chat for TWiT network podcasts (e.g. MacBreak Weekly).

Today's unsung iPad app - flickr Photos ($2.99). View and download your and your contacts' flickr photos.

Today's unsung iPad app - BirdEye ($1.99). Shows recent pictures posted by your Twitter friends.

Today's unsung iPad app - Tweeps (free). A tool to manage your Twitter account (edit, follow, unfollow, etc)

Today's unsung iPad app - Ping! ($2.99; free for iPhone). Always-on free instant messaging with push notification.

Today's iPad Tip - All pages full of apps? Can't see pages 12 or higher (at least until iOS4)? Take screen shots & save in Camera Roll.

Today's unsung iPad app - BugMe! ($1.99). Colored sticky notes (text and drawing) WITH alarms.

Today's unsung iPad app. ZCam combo for iPhone ($0.99) & iPad (free). Remote control for iPhone camera over Bluetooth OR WiFi. Fast transfer.

Today's unsung iPad app - sobees for Facebook ($0.99). New twist on the FB home page. Almost makes visiting FB enjoyable (I did say almost).

MUGOO Meetings / Ubuntu Linux References
« on: March 23, 2010, 10:22:24 am »

Which Macs are compatible with Ubuntu?

All NewWorld Macs should work. This means iMacs, iBooks, blue & white G3s, Lombard G3 PowerBooks and newer. The minimum system requirements are 256 MB of RAM and 3 GB of hard disk space. Users with less RAM or disk space may try Xubuntu. Currently as of Feisty for iBooks/Powerbooks sleep, wireless, and external display are all supported with models having ATI graphics. Owners of the 12" Powerbook G4 models with the Nvidia graphics chip: sleep is not possible, because of insufficient hardware information from Nvidia.

Is Ubuntu supported on PowerPC?

Ubuntu 6.10 was the last officially supported PowerPC version of Ubuntu. Future versions will be community supported.

Is Ubuntu still available on PowerPC?

Yes, see PowerPCDownloads (


Getting Ubuntu Linux Up and Running on a PowerPC Mac

LinuxPPC: Installing Linux on PowerPC Computers (Running Linux)

Ubuntu Forums

PowerPCFAQ - Ubuntu Wiki

MUGOO Meetings / MacHeist Freebies
« on: November 06, 2009, 11:12:26 am »
From TUAW -

"MacHeist has a new bundle for us at the moment -- but this one is what they consider a "nanoBundle" and it's free. I can't speak for everyone here at TUAW, but when I see the word "free" next to software, I horde it.

They've decided to just give away this bundle of apps in what appears to be a move to encourage their users to come back for more. 6 great mac apps for zero dollars. That's my kind of deal. There are only 6 more days to download this bundle, so go grab it after checking out the loot:

Shove Box -- An awesome reminder, organization, gotta-get-it-done application that sits in your menu bar. You can then drag things like text, URLs, images... possibly anything to the menu bar app and it'll save it for later. When you get some free time, you can go back through and see what you have. There's an iPhone companion app as well.

WriteRoom -- A simple writing application that removes all of the typical distractions from your writing sessions. It makes the text window full screen, completely cutting off the rest of the world from your mind -- if you so choose. It still has simple tools like word count, background/text color adjustments... but definitely keeps you focused. We've covered it quite a bit.

Twitterrific -- One of my favorite apps on my iPhone as of late. The desktop version is similarly simple. Set up your Twitter account and tweet away with the easiest solution imaginable.

TinyGrab -- Is a screen capture maniac's dream. It allows you to use the standard command-shift-4 and select part of your screen or hit spacebar to capture a specific window. The kicker: it uploads it directly to your own FTP server and puts the URL in your clipboard so you can paste it in Facebook, Twitter, email, IM... whatever your pleasure.

Hordes of Orcs -- I'll admit, this is the real reason I'm downloading the bundle. I've heard nothing but great reviews about this game even from our own Mike Schramm. It's one of the most innovative desktop tower defense games I've seen. Everything is in 3D, there are 6 different game variations and let's not forget tower defense.

Mariner Write -- This is a word processor with features you need but none of the "bloat" found in other applications *cough* Microsoft *cough.* Of course, it will open and save Word documents, as well as other formats.

While I was writing this, the download total went up 5,000 downloads but it'll take 500,000 for all of us to get the full benefit. MacHeist says that Mariner Write is the unlockable application, so I'm hoping to get a serial and really try it out. Head over to Macheist, and download your nanoBundle. For the first time, I'll be using all of the apps in it -- and it's free!"

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