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 next month:

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

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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InfoManager for Monday, February 16th, 2015

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

What’s Here:
01 Net Neutrality: FCC Chief, The storm before the calm, and more
02 UGNN Videos: Net Neutrality
03 User Groups on Facebook 2-21-2015
04 UGNN Facebook Update: New Year Rumors, news and views – again
05 How to use iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide
06 VPN Unlimited 3.0
07 WritePad Handwriting Recognitions SKD for iOS 8
08 Quotes: Steve Jobs Continue reading

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed humor, tech we could all understand, and proof that the drawing ticket program can handle numbers over 9,999.

At Coco’s, discussions were quite varied: opera productions, unguessable passwords (the names of the Valkyrie), how many icons do you have on your Desktop?, sound mixing woes at the Super Bowl halftime show, and the vagaries of Hollywood “reality”.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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InfoManager for Monday, February 9th, 2015

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

What’s Here:
01  User Groups on Facebook 2-7-2015
02  Turn Your Device into a Navigation System and Travel Planner with MapItOut
03  Translator Speak and Translate Is An Interpreter for 100 Languages
04  How to encrypt your Mac with FileVault 2, and why you absolutely should
05  Put The Words In Order To Solve Puzzles And Earn Rewards - GoPhrazy
06  Introduction to Pixelmator for Mac and iPad
07  myNews -  5000 Newspapers on your Mac
08  Audio Switcher 2.5.2
09  Quotes: John F. Kennedy 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 Marc and I’m an OS X and iOS software engineer in Portland, OR. I work on a lot of projects and side projects!

During the day I’m usually at the Esri PDX R&D Center creating tools to help developers use Esri’s geographic software and bring maps to mobile and the web. From time to time I also make apps for my indie software venture Downtown Software House. In the Portland tech scene I’m active in a few regular meetup groups. One that I help organize is Code for Portland, where we help connect coders to projects that matter in our community.

You can catch Marc’s complete story here: Marc Charbonneau’s Mac setup.

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

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February 9th General Meeting

The Ten Commandments

The 10 Commandments of Apple Troubleshooting

For everyone, beginner to expert

Chaired by Bob Langdon, our panel of experts will present a practical, interactive discussion and demonstration of the most common and important ways to maintain & troubleshoot your Apple devices (iOS & Mac OS), and, most importantly, keep your data safe and secure.

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. This month’s featured apps are for stargazing.

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 at the Pasadena Public Library Main Branch Auditorium 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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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 Daniel Würthele and I currently attend school. Technology has always fascinated me and occupies an important place in my life. I’m espacially interested in all things that have to do with smartphones, apps, and their use cases in my daily life.

You can catch Daniel’s complete story here: Daniel Würthele’s iPhone setup.

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

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