No Meeting in August!!

 
Due to renovation work in the library, we will not be meeting in August. We do look forward to seeing y’all in September!

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Reminder: iPad Class at Di-No

Tomorrow, at 2:00p, is the iPad Basics class, focusing on gestures, settings, and basic apps, at Di-No Computers.

Di-No Computers
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
We have confirmed the meeting schedule with the library until the middle of next year. Since there are a few irregular dates, here it is:

August 2015 no meeting  
September 2015 21st third Monday
October 2015 19th third Monday
November 2015 16th third Monday
December 2015 21st third Monday
January 2016 4th first Monday
February 2016 8th second Monday
March 2016 21st third Monday
April 2016 18th third Monday
May 2016 16th third Monday
June 2016 20th third Monday
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10 awesome iPhone apps

Zach Epstein, over on BGR, has a bad habit of posting lists of cool iPhone/iPad(/iPod Touch) apps that are temporarily free.

Here’s the fine print:

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now – obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get”, it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Here’s the link to today’s apps:

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

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Had You Heard?

Spotted this:

iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it

on AppleInsider this morning. It took Apple this long to implement?

Thanks to Neil Hughes for the tip.

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9 awesome iPhone apps

Zach Epstein, over on BGR, has a bad habit of posting lists of cool iPhone/iPad(/iPod Touch) apps that are temporarily free.

Here’s the fine print:

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now – obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get”, it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Here’s the link to today’s apps:

9 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

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8 awesome iPhone apps

Brad Reed, over on BGR, has a bad habit of posting lists of cool iPhone/iPad(/iPod Touch) apps that are temporarily free.

Here’s the fine print:

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now – obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get”, it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Here’s the link to today’s apps:

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free right now

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Upcoming Mac and iPad Classes at Di-No

Di-No LogoDi-No Computers, in Pasadena, hosts a rotating set of Mac classes on Tuesdays from 2:00p to 3:30p; and iPad classes on the first and third Mondays of each month, also from 2:00p to 3:30p. These classes are all no-cost; feel free to contribute to the tip jar, though, if you feel so moved! The schedule for the next three weeks is as follows:

28 July 2015 Mac Play This class will focus on using the new Photos application, mainly creating projects.
3 August 2015 iPad Basics This class will focus on the essentials of the iPad: gestures, settings, and using basic apps
4 August 2015 Intro to the Interface This class is an introduction to the Mac
11 August 2015 Navigating the Interface This class focuses mainly on organizing files and dealing with the Finder
17 August 2015 iPad Basics This class will focus on Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
18 August 2015 Mac Work TBA

Call Jordan at Di-No for further details, including what you should bring with you, etc. To subscribe to Di-No’s class-schedule calendar, click here.

Di-No Computers
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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7 awesome iPhone apps

Zach Epstein, over on BGR, has a bad habit of posting lists of cool iPhone/iPad(/iPod Touch) apps that are temporarily free.

Here’s the fine print:

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now – obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get”, it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Here’s the link to today’s apps:

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

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Who are you and what do you do?

At The Sweet Setup:

Every week we try to post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

I am Thomas Mathoi, a native Tyrolean now living in the beautiful city of Graz in Styria, together with my wonderful wife, our two children, and our Labrador, Cody. My main focus at work is helping run construction projects as a freelance project manager. Four years ago I founded iPROT.info as a side-project, together with four colleagues. iPROT is Web-based software for easily writing and distributing meeting minutes. You can find me on Twitter and on my Web site.

You can catch Thomas’ complete story here: Thomas Mathoi’s Mac and iPhone setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interviews.

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Apple (Un)Music(alness)

Caught an interesting post on TidBITS this morning:

Josh Centers notes that Jim Dalrymple had the worst experience with Apple Music:

…when he disabled Apple Music, it took 4,700 of his songs with it. “I trusted my data to Apple and they failed. I also failed by not backing up my library before installing Apple Music. I will not make either of those mistakes again,” Dalrymple said.

PYBT: Jim Dalrymple Quits Apple Music, Calling It a “Nightmare” (and never forget the 2nd commandment…)

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