April Newsletter & Meetings

hi all!
April newsletter is now available to members here.

A few things to note:

  • tons of tips this month!! Some excellent usage info from the last Port meeting,  a hidden gem(!) in iBooks from Martina, and of course the always overflowing tips pages from Pete (especially good security links in there this month).
  • and don’t forget our e-book library, or use our discount code to buy anything at 30% off (and we also have a discount code on the last page for O’Reilly technical books).
  • you’ll have seen Facebook in the news recently. We have an excellent ‘how to’ document by Sandra in Port Mac about securing your Facebook account. I’d sent this around a few months ago, but will do so again in a separate email.
  • Seniors expo’s on again – if you have a friend struggling with their tech why not bring them along to our meeting? The don’t have to join but usually do eventually 🙂 We get a lot of members through word of mouth.

I’m up in Port for the next meeting, details inside and I’ll also send around an email for those who want to prepare for the afternoon sessions.

Enjoy,
Regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
9/4/2018

February Newsletter & Meetings

hi all!
Here we are again, ready for another year of Apple fun 🙂
The February newsletter is now available in the Members section.  Check your email for the new Members section password.

Some excellent suggestions in there for favourite apps (+1 from me for Scanner Pro!), a call for helpers again at the seniors expo (a good time for all last year and I think it’ll be the same this time around too), and another excellent ‘Philosophical Bytes’. Then there’s some discounts if you get the urge to go shopping 🙂 and Pete’s usual great tips.

Some start-of-year things –
Dates…
Sth coast meetings will be 4 March, 17 June, 16 September and 25 November.
My visits to Port Mac will be 21-Apr, 21-July, 20-Oct.

Enjoy,

regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
12/2/2018

December Newsletter & Meetings

hi all!
the BUMPER December newsletter is now available to members here, fittingly it’s all about sharing 🙂
Find out how you can use your tech to organise your Xmas, and we’ve got a bunch of new ebooks to share with members and help you Take Control of your devices (not the other way around!). And don’t forget our special discount code for savings if you choose to buy any ebook from the Take Control website. Details inside.

And yet again Trev fronts up with some excellent tips to make sure you don’t spend Xmas in front of your Mac trying to get it to work!

Then when everyone else is sleeping off lunch, you can tap through Pete’s last bite-sizes for the year and find out why his pages are our most popular. They’ll even tell you what a BitCoin is!

A big EOY thanks to our committee and helpers – Santo for continually excellent newsletters, Pete for his regular Bits and Pieces, Trevor who clearly hasn’t yet figured out how to calculate how much time he spends on user group stuff, Simon who looks after the email help list for us, and the Port Mac crew who just keep ticking over up there. Stay safe over the break and we’ll see you at our Xmas meetings and in the new year.

Enjoy,

regards
Frank Pope
President
president@actapple.org.au
www.actapple.org.au
10/12/2017

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