Workshop Sign-Up

As mentioned and announced previously, we, in conjunction with Di-No Computers, are putting on OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 workshops this month:

21 March 2015 11:00 am - 1:30 pm iOS 8
21 March 2015 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm OS X Yosemite
28 March 2015 11:00 am - 1:30 pm OS X Yosemite
28 March 2015 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm iOS 8

Attendance will be limited, and it would help us immensely to know how large a crowd to expect, so if you’re inclined to join us, click here and let us know which workshop, on which day, you’re interested in.

Di-No can be found here:
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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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:

My name is luciana ja’vonne, and I’m a painter.

You can catch LuCiana’s complete story here: LuCiana Ja’Vonne’s iOS setup.

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

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InfoManager for Monday, March 16th, 2015

by Lynn Wegley, InfoManager, with co-editor Fred Showker

What’s Here:
01  BEWARE: Dropbox scams circulating – convincing and dangerous
02  Try some of our delicious St. Patrick’s Day apps
03  Safenetting Cybersecurity & Malware Report for March 13 2015
04  Apple Watch InfoManager: who wants it – who cares and more
05  User Groups on Facebook March 14, 2015
06  These iOS apps can video call anyone
07  Expense tracker and mileage tracker for Apple Watch
08  Horizon 3.0 update for iOS
09  Printable Apple Watch – Actual Size
10  Quotes: Ruskin, Mae West, and Lucille Ball Continue reading

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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:

My name is Matt Hamilton and I am an editor based in Austin, TX. I switched over to Apple in 2007 when I got my first 24″ iMac with Final Cut Express pre-installed. Before that I was editing on a constantly crashing PC, so switching to Apple and learning Final Cut was a no brainer. My brother and I are a directing duo and just finished our first feature-length film titled Wild In The Streets. The movie just premiered at the Lone Star film festival in November and should be online soon. Before that, we filmed a short film in Los Angeles with some old cast members of the Saved By The Bell TV show. The short was called Saved By The Belding and re-created a famous episode with the Belding brothers. Not to sound to fanboy, but from using our iMacs for editing or iPhones/iPads to keep us organized, using everything Apple has really saved us a lot of time since “it just works”.

You can catch Matt’s complete story here: Matt Hamilton’s OS X and iOS setup.

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

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March 16th General Meeting

There Were More Commandments...

There Were More Commandments…

That Broken Tablet… The missing commandments for
protecting yourself are critical, so where do we start?

Our panel of experts will present a practical, interactive discussion and demonstration of the most common and important ways to protect, maintain, & troubleshoot your Apple devices (iOS & Mac OS), and, most importantly, keep your data safe and secure. This is particularly important with the Web and the exponentially growing threats by being connected for e-mail, downloading, and Web browser viewing.

Audience questions & participation are warmly encouraged.

Regular Features

Apps & Traps - Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

appleSTEMs – Warren James presents interesting Apple science, technology, engineering, and math software.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing. Don’t forget: members receive one free ticket for our drawing. Bring a guest and get another free ticket! Support our group and increase your chances of winning some goodies – drawing tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The odds are great that you can be a winner!

The meeting will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium, at the Pasadena Public Library Main Branch at 7:00 p.m. Following the general meeting, we have our informal Meeting after the Meeting at Coco’s Restaurant, 77 N. Lake Ave. (between Union St. and Colorado Blvd., at the southwest corner of Union and Lake).

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iOS and OS X Workshops

FREE APPLE iOS and OS X WORKSHOPS

The San Gabriel Valley Apple Users Group, in cooperation with Di-No Computers in Pasadena, is offering free workshops to the community covering Apple’s latest mobile and desktop operating systems. These will be taught by an Apple specialist with many years of experience with Apple computers and devices. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device(s) so they can immediately try out the techniques being taught while the instructor is available to answer their questions. Attendance is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

To register: http://www.sgvaug.org/2015/02/19/workshop-sign-up/.

More information about the San Gabriel Valley Apple Users Group may be found at http://www.sgvaug.org/, including a link to signup for the classes.

 

Workshop Schedule:

21 March 2015 11:00 am - 1:30 pm iOS 8
21 March 2015 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm OS X Yosemite
28 March 2015 11:00 am - 1:30 pm OS X Yosemite
28 March 2015 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm iOS 8

Workshops will be held at:

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

 

Workshop Descriptions

iOS 8

This is the latest update to Apple’s mobile operating system. It presents a fresh look with new flatter-looking icons, a new clear font along with other updated user interface elements. These provide unified clarity and continuity throughout the operating system.

This workshop will give you an overall picture of how iOS 8 works and teach you how to get the most out of your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Discover how to interact with your iOS 8 devices including external controls, touch screen, “predictive” keyboard and Apple’s digital assistant, Siri. Also covered will be essential tasks, making and receiving calls, e-mailing, and browsing the Web with Safari. Learn how to extend the functionality of your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad by installing one of the 1+ million apps available in the Apple App Store. This workshop wraps up with some essential settings that will help you customize your device, protect your privacy, and troubleshoot your device(s) whenever you encounter a problem.

OS X Yosemite

Learn the essentials of Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.10, Apple’s latest operating system for Macintosh computers. In this workshop we will go over the core interface elements such as the Finder, menus and the Dock. You will learn how to customize your computer so it works the way you want it to, discover ways to secure your personal data, and find out how to troubleshoot common problems.

Here’s the press release: SGVAUG iOS and OS X Workshops.

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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’m Blake Cloutier, a fourth year Civil Engineering student at the University of British Columbia, and a Player Support Representative with Disney Interactive. I also work remotely for an animal supply company as their technical help. I love looking at something, figuring out how it works and how it could be improved.

A typical day for a Player Support Representative involves responding to guest’s emails, doing chat moderation, name approvals, and online engagement. In my time there I’ve started co-facilitating online engagement for our local and global offices. It’s been a great chance to hone my presentation, data management, and coaching skills before becoming an engineer.

You can catch Blake’s complete story here: Blake Cloutier’s Mac and iOS setup.

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

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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’m Brian Hamilton, a film student living in Boston, MA. Thanks to Northeastern University’s co-op program, I’ve spent the last six months as the videographer for a local business school and will be returning to class come January. I also write film reviews, do freelance photography/videography work, and host a few podcasts: Garrulous, with Kyle Seth Gray, and The ADR Podcast, wherein I bring a guest on to discuss a movie. I blog occasionally, but most of my writing output is on Twitter.

You can catch Brian’s complete story here: Brian Hamilton’s Mac and iOS setup.

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

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7 awesome iPhone apps

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

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 that are free for a limited time (huge $66 value!)

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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’m Virginia Roberts, also known as The Heartographer. I’m an online dating coach, which is a weird job I sort of made up after meeting my husband and helping some friends meet their spouses. I sometimes supplement my coaching business with writing, software testing, linguistic work, and event planning. I also seem to take on a few too many volunteer commitments, like helping produce John Roderick’s weekly live shows and helping organize and put on App Camp 4 Girls.

I also dabble with writing and podcasting – I blog at virginiaroberts.com, and I’m working on a short podcast arc to show a bit better what it’s like to work with me for online dating help. I think I’m about to be a sometimes guest on a sort of comedy show that starts next week, too.

You can catch Virginia’s complete story here: Virginia Roberts’s Mac and iOS setup.

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

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