November Newsletter and Meetings

hi all!
November newsletter now available for members here.

Excellent newsletter this month, well done Santo, and a pat on the back to those who added some articles for him, making it all even better.

Trevor has been busy hunting down some more e-books for our club library (free to members!!), AND to get you a 30% discount on any others. Excellent! See inside for details.

Renewal time, as you all know. If you’re due then I’ll have already sent you an email. If you didn’t get an email then let me know before you do anything – you may already be ok.

Enjoy,

regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
12/11/2017

October Newsletter & Meetings

hi all!
the October newsletter is now available for members.

We have a bit of variety at our meetings this month. iOS 11 has some big changes in it and so we’ll be spending quite a bit of time with it to see what it’s got.

In Canberra we have a very interesting session lined up. The First Nation Peoples, particularly those at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, love apple computers. Alastair, an ACTApple member involved with the embassy, will host a session with the current embassy caretaker, Nioka Coe Craigie, daughter of Billy Craigie to share what they like to do with their Macs and what they would like to do.

After that Tristan will be showing off as many bits of iOS11 as he can pack into an hour. We’ll also aim for a lot of assistance time in the main hall with Mike doing iDevice Q&A and then others giving one-on-one help for those non-iOS11 people.

In Port Mac Julie will be showing off how she used the Notes app when travelling. Notes is a hidden gem across all the Apple devices. I also use it extensively. So come along and find out why. We’ll follow this with a video showing off iOS11. This is an excellent video that has a very straightforward demonstration of the new functions. Neil will also be doing his regular iDevice Q&A.

Then of course we’ve got a whole afternoon in Moruya coming up. It will be good to catch up with everyone again. We’ve not been down there for a few months so we’re expecting lots of activity!

Following on from last month we’ve got lots in the newsletter about security, again! Are we picking up a theme yet? 🙂

So! Lots on again. I hope you all have an enjoyable meeting and we’ll see you soon.

Enjoy,

regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
9/10/2017

September Newsletter and AGM

hi all!
the September newsletter is now available for members. Some more excellent articles this month, thanks to all those who sent things in.

It’s AGM time! By now you will have received all the formal documents in the email, please come along and contribute thoughts or actions towards our progress for the next year.

Work has me away this week so I won’t be at the Cbr meeting. I will however be at Port Mac, so I’ll be able to chair the AGM there.

As you might guess from my desktop this month, data security is top-of-mind. Particularly the increasingly loose interpretations of who has a right to our personal data. If you use a computer then you owe it to yourself to have an awareness about the security of your own data and whether you need to do more.

With that in mind my afternoon sessions in Port Mac this month will go into security topics that cover Macs and iDevices. Your Apple ID, 2-factor authentication, and then VPN’s (virtual private networks – especially useful if you’re travelling). Hopefully you’ll find something useful in there. Don’t forget you can come and go to whatever session you like during the afternoon.

A minor alteration to our Cbr schedule has seen Mike Lyons step up to run a round table specifically about using your iDevices. This would be a very handy and informal way for you to get to know your iDevice. Thanks go to Mike for the jumping in from my late request.

Thats all for this month, I hope you all have an enjoyable meeting and we’ll see you soon.

Enjoy,

regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
11/9/2017

August Newsletter & Meetings

Hi all!
the August newsletter is now available to members. Some excellent articles this month, including a guest contribution from our friends at the Southern Highlands group up near Bowral.

We’re also looking forward to a busy night in Cbr this week, thanks to Geoff who’ll be hosting a round-table on his very informative “50 tips” topic, and Tristan who (having persevered with an email topic for us a few months ago) is allowed to have some fun at last with a session on Photos.

Port Mac gets to enjoy another new topic this month, with Linda doing a session on her favourite and most useful apps. These sort of “my favourite” sessions are always well received. No matter how many apps I think I’ve seen, someone always has a really useful one I’ve not seen before. Neil will also be talking about scams and how to avoid them – a topic that I think he’ll be revisiting a few times because the scammers just don’t want to go away.

Enjoy,

regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
7/8/2017

July Newsletter and Meetings

hi all!
members can access the July newsletter here, complete with a BUMPER “Bits and Pieces” from Peter Sealy.

What a busy month June turned into. We wanted everyone to join to show that  “members make the meeting” and you did just that and all the meetings were lively and interactive. A really good result.

We continue to grow in Port Mac, now over 50 members and with the local club running a huge Apple promotion – well who knows what will happen!

Canberra had a very successful ‘round table’ night, so much so that we’re doing it again PLUS our editor Santo has agreed to chair a ‘beginners table’ which – if the requests are any guidance – is going to be quite popular.

And the south coast had yet another of their energetic chat-fests with some new people and a load of Q&A. Always a great meeting there.

Enjoy,

regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
9/7/2017