New updates! Here is a list of commonly used Free and Open Source Software. If you know of others that are useful please let me know. I use most of these. Many Apple-Q HowTo tutorials.
I have included the latest version number and release date for each, however there are often different versions of the software for various releases of macOS / iOS. Previously updated: 2021-07
For a long time now I have been looking into a way for us to meet on-line. There are a lot of Meeting Servers (eg Zoom) and group Video/Audio Call apps (eg FaceTime, NextCloud Talk) however each one that I looked had unacceptable limitations (like hardware requirements, duration of sessions, number of participants, cost, etc).
I had been using a Group Chat Server called Discord for several years with my on-line gaming group but never really considered it would be good for what we require. I was once again searching through various options on the web when I found that several social groups were using it for their meetings.
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There are times when we may wish to have access to information while on the move, and not necessarily within internet access. To solve this problem information may be saved as Portable Document Format (PDF) and stored on your mobile device to access while off-line. There are web plug-ins and apps that let you convert web pages and other documents to PDF.
However web sites are very useful in linking pages of information together so that you can organise several sources of information into a series on linked pages.
You can also do this with PDF files and you can create these links with most good Word Processing apps like LibreOffice.
When we produced the Apple-Q Disk of the Month there was always a folder which contained web links that Judith Hall had sent to me via email. There were lots of interesting tidbits of interest to Jude, me, and other members. So here are some of the things that she has found in the last month.
Affinity Photo Half Price
Top Stories: Redesigned iMac at WWDC?, Mac's Transition to Arm Chips, Apple Hits $1.5 Trillion (worth more than Australia’s GDP)
Apple closes the book on iBooks Author
Apple may use 12-core 5nm ARM processor in a 2021 Mac
How to use Group FaceTime
Autodesk Sketchbook Goes Free
Whilst sitting about at hearing related appointments with my husband I perused some of the literature to fill time and amongst the leaflets was the subject of tinnitus.
Tinnitus is described as the perception of sound when no corresponding external sound is present. Some people may describe the sounds ringing, clicking, buzzing, hiss, or roaring. It can be soft or loud, low or high pitched and appear to be coming from one or both ears. It can sound like music or singing but that's quite rare.