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#1703: Take Control author dies, Google Find My Device raises privacy bar, Helper Helper volunteer management, AirPlay in hotels, Apple to allow used parts, undersea cable maintenance

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Take Control of OS X Server author Charles Edge, who was a well-known member of the Mac admin community. Glenn Fleishman joins us this week to look at how Google’s Find My Device network one-ups Apple’s Find My network with several key privacy provisions. Adam Engst explores the online volunteer management system Helper Helper, which provides a centralized system for organizations coordinating numerous event volunteers. We also briefly look at how AirPlay is starting to become available in hotels, Apple’s decision to allow used parts for official repairs, and the fascinating story surrounding the maintenance of undersea cables. Notable Mac app releases this week include 1Password 8.10.30, Default Folder X 6.0.6, GraphicConverter 12.1.1, Microsoft Office for Mac 16.84, and Zoom Workplace 6.0.1.

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Helper Helper Streamlines Volunteer Management

If you organize events that require significant numbers of volunteers, you know how much work it is to track everything manually in a spreadsheet. A better option is a volunteer management system like Helper Helper, which Adam Engst has used for over a year.