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NVMUG June 2022 Meeting Report

NVMUG Meeting 06/18/22

Via Zoom

Present: Mischul Brownstone, Stephen Farber, Midge Lubot, Bruce Shields, Jane Fuller, and Geof Gonter

New models of computers and new operating system features -
 We talked about Apple’s latest offerings at WWDC. Several of the OS features were of interest to attending members. There were questions about whether new operating system for idevices were applicable to their devices. Many of the systems are not available for older devices. Devices that can run and some of the features can be viewed at https://www.wired.com/story/apple-iphone-ios-16-ipados-16-new-features/.
 We discussed the new OS for the computers, Ventura. All Intel MacBook Pro models from 2017 are supported, but not the MacBook Airs from that year. A complete overview of the models capable of running Ventura is at https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/macos-ventura-devices-compatible/.

Question about upgrading from 10.14.6 (Mojave) -
There was question from Mischul about the viability of his going beyond Mojave on his computer. He determined that he has too many 32 bit applications, that will not be updatable to 64 bit, that he feels he needs to use.

Hybrid meetings -
 The viability and equipment that may be needed for having hybrid meetings, for the User Group to utilize when the group can return to the meeting room at the hospital, was discussed. The type was mentioned and cost of the equipment can be costly. The equipment is available, but we will need to check with the hospital’s IT department to insure the internet capability is present and can utilized.

Connecting Bluetooth device issue - 
 One of the attendees had an issue connecting their Bluetooth device to their new computer. It was still connected to their iPhone, but getting to connect to the computer may have required a restart. They did not want to leave the meeting to try connecting and there was no follow up from them to see if that addressed the issue.

Quick review of WWDC -
 Geof reviewed the WWDC keynote presentation from his notes taken during the event.

The next NVMUG meeting will be a Zoom meeting on July 16, 2022 at 10:00 am, unless we find out otherwise. The date for the August meeting will be August 20, 2022.

If you wish to attend, please send me an email by 9:30 am, by that date, so I can send you an email invitation to the meeting. The meetings will continue to be online meetings instead of the meeting room at the Northeastern Regional Hospital in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. Right now that looks like it will be hopefully be soon, when we might be able access that location.

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Geof Gonter



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