January 2018 Meeting Notes

Our first meeting of the new year. Here is a recap:

We started with our news & industry updates.
The Apple $29 Battery Replacement Program.
The App Store kicks off 2018 with record breaking holiday season.
Apple pumps $350B into the economy.
The most powerful Mac to date, the iMac Pro.

Our presentation was on iMovie. Get the software today.

We looked at quite a few iOS apps:
Calm / Pocket / One Drive / Vivino / Scannable / Video Leap / Werble /

We did spend some time discussing database programs for the Mac – One mentioned was Ninox.

Our annual charitable donation is going to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society.

November Meeting Notes

Here are our notes from todays meeting.

In our industry news section we reviewed the following:
Apple’s Q4 Results.
Garageband for iOS Update.
Clips updated of the iPhone X with Selfie Scenes.
KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability. Thanks to Tidbits for this article!

Our web sites we reviewed:
Word Mark – see a word or phrase in all of the fonts on your system. Cool!
Music Map – Find artists that are similar to one that your like.
My Fridge Food – recipes for items that are in your fridge.

An iOS app that we looked at. Are you a foodie? This may be for you. Paprika.

We looked at a cool application on our field trip across the hall to Mark’s office.
Character Animator.

We spent quite a bit of time going over Mac OS Sierra 10.12 tips, tidbits and system preferences. Always good to review these periodically. I always pick something up when working on these presentations!

See you on December 16th for our Christmas get together. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Kevin

October Meeting Notes

Here is a recap of our meeting on October 21st.

News Update:
*October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Learn more st Stay Safe Online web site. Great resources and tips available on their web site.
*Apple’s News – iOS 11 is out with updates to 11.0.3, there will be new emojis released with iOS 11.1, Mac OS High Sierra is out, Apple Series 3 Watch is out, the iPhone 8 & 8 Plus are out, but, there are rumors that production has been cut as people are waiting on the new iPhone X, Watch OS 4 is updated to 4.0.1
*The Rumor Mill – FaceID only in 2018, iPhone Stylus in 2019, the Foldable Phone is 2020.

Presentations:
*Jeff Butts with The Mac Observer presented iMazing and iMazing Mini to manage your iPhone. You can catch up with Jeff on his podcast show Terminal Tinkering.
*Mark presented iOS 11 on his iPad, showing us some of the nuances and changes from iOS 10.
*Marilyn presented TV apps like Amazon Prime, Hulu, NetFlix, AppleTV and a few free options out there like PlutoTV and CW Seed.

We’ll see you at the November meeting!
Thanks