Meeting

October 29 Meeting

MacBUS
will present

Online Meetings
Come meet, discuss, learn and share what is required.
In a world where we now communicate and collaborate mainly via the Internet, it’s important to have the right tool available. Not only do you need something that is dependable and works properly, but you also want a tool that is easy for all of your collaborators to use. Having a lot of features is nice, but if the people you’re trying to communicate with can’t figure out how to join you, more than likely you’ll end up alone!

Meeting

Mobile wireless Hotspots
We will experiment with MacBUS’s wireless mobile hotspot.

Mobile hotspots are awesome. They pack fast internet access into tiny, pocketable devices so you can stay connected wherever you go, but they vary in cost, speed, and reliability. With so many options in devices and carriers, you might end up paying for more than you need or getting too little and ending up with overages. What’s the best way for you to get a affordable and reliable mobile hotspot? We decided to find out.

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NEW STUFF
Maverick3

Mavericks
Released 10/22/2013
COST – FREE update
We will give away a Take Control book on
Upgrading to Maverick

May 2013 Meeting

PRODUCTIVITY TIPS & TRICKS
for Mac, iPad, iCloud & iPhone
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David M. Marra
Apple Senior Systems Engineer

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About Dave Marra

As a Senior Systems Engineer for Apple, Dave Marra has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses and workshops for schools, Mac and PC user groups, businesses and other professional organizations across the United States and Canada. Certified as both an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Apple Certified Systems Administrator, his specialty areas include digital multimedia, internet technologies, accessibility and Mac/PC integration.  For more information about Dave, please visit his web site at www.marrathon.com.

Take Control of iCloud

Subject: “Take Control of iCloud” ebook updated to cover Apple’s many changes

Time for a pop quiz! 

Is iCloud (a) packed with useful features, (b) more complex than Apple lets on, (c) almost essential for Mac and iOS use, (d) thoroughly documented by Joe Kissell in “Take Control of iCloud,” or (e) all of the above? 

The answer, as you veteran quiz takers know when faced with an “all of the above” option, is (e). iCloud really is helpful, deceptively complicated, integrated deeply into the Mac and iOS experience, and, frankly, sometimes a royal pain in the posterior. But no one does a better job of explaining iCloud’s features and quirks than Joe Kissell, and you can come up to speed with everything iCloud can do for only $10.50 with the 30% MUG discount:

http://tid.bl.it/icloud-mug-discount  

If you’re pulling out your hair in frustration as you try to connect your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Windows PC to the many digital pipes that iCloud offers, Joe’s 155-page “Take Control of iCloud” will answer your questions and preserve your hairstyle. And, if you’re trying to help your mother, sister, uncle, co-worker, fellow Rotarian, or Game Center buddy sync contacts between devices, create a shared calendar, filter email before it hits the iPhone, and so forth, Joe has ferreted out the details you need to solve their problems.

iCloud is no longer new, and the dreaded transition from MobileMe is long past, but updates and ongoing issues have made “Take Control of iCloud” our top-selling book of the past few years. Keeping it fresh and accurate – this is our fourth free update! – is like playing Whack-a-Mole. Sometimes it seemed that nearly every page had some detail that needed checking and tweaking. Even though Apple doesn’t share inside information with us about what’s happening in iCloud’s troposphere, things Joe has had to track down and explain since just the last version of this book include iOS 6, iTunes 11, the Notes and Reminders Web apps, Shared Photo Streams, numerous tiny changes to iCloud’s Web interface, and more. 

As always, thank you for supporting the Take Control series!

cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

June 2012 Meeting

Tuesday June 26th, 2012 Meeting at 7:00PM

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Apple began sending out MobileMe eviction notices last week. The notices remind anyone still using MobileMe that they have until the end of June to transition to iCloud and/or copy all data stored in their MobileMe accounts to their Mac or PC. Any files stored in MobileMe’s range of services that can’t be converted to iCloud will be deleted. If you opt not to use iCloud, all data in your MobileMe account will be deleted.

This is the cloud the way it should be: automatic and effortless. iCloud is seamlessly integrated into your apps, so you can access your content on all your devices. And it’s free with iOS 5.

Not a Mobile Me Subscriber?  Been to Busy or Intimidated to Use iCloud — See How to Get Up and Running

•    MobileMe Galleries
•    iWeb sites
•    iDisk
•    File and information sync

October 2011 Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Meeting: 6:30PM

Apple’s Announced New Products

David M. Marra
Apple Senior Systems Engineer
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Will be talking about (and demoing) Apple’s October 4th announcements.
IOS 5, iCloud, New Apps, iPod Touch, and iPhone 4s. Lion the world’s most advanced desktop operating system advances even further. Packed with over 250 new features, OS X Lion includes new Multi-Touch gestures; system-wide support for full screen apps; Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac; the Mac App Store, the best place to find and explore great software; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; a completely redesigned Mail app and much more!

About Dave Marra
As a Senior Systems Engineer for Apple, Dave Marra has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses and workshops for schools, Mac and PC user groups, businesses and other professional organizations across the United States and Canada. Certified as both an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Apple Certified Systems Administrator, his specialty areas include digital multimedia, internet technologies, accessibility and Mac/PC integration.  For more information about Dave, please visit his web site at www.marrathon.com.

 

This months meeting will be held at the new
Giant Food Store
The center has wireless Internet connections,
a cafe serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner,and plenty of free parking.
315 York Road 2nd Floor Conference room
Willow Grove, PA 19090