Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
We have confirmed the meeting schedule with the library until the middle of next year:

June 2016 20th third Monday
July 2016 18th third Monday
August 2016 15th third Monday
September 2016 19th third Monday
October 2016 17th third Monday
November 2016 21st third Monday
December 2016 19th third Monday
January 2017 9th second Monday
February 2017 6th first Monday
March 2017 20th third Monday
April 2017 17th third Monday
May 2017 15th third Monday
June 2017 19th third Monday

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we know a LOT more about cool ways to communicate than you!

At Coco’s, Uber drivers vs strippers, Fotomat kiosks (remember those?), the Passport Booth app, and preppers dominated the conversations.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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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 Nicholas Cole-Farrell, and I work as the Director of Technology at The Brandeis School of San Francisco, a K-8 independent school in California, USA. My passion is empowering students, teachers, and staff with tools to grow their understanding of the world. I direct our IT, EdTech and Library/Media programs, but it has been our burgeoning Maker/tinkering program that keeps me up at night, in a good way.

You can catch Nicholas’s complete story here: Nicholas Cole-Farrell’s iOS setup.

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

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May 16th General Meeting

 

Internet Messaging

If you send a message to the Internet, will it send you one back?

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 includes an Insignia Bluetooth stereo speaker with Power Bank; CleanMyMac 3; an Apple sports bag, with water bottle and pen/stylus; a Wacom Bamboo Solo stylus; a 50-sheet pack of Epson 4″ x 6″ glossy inkjet photo paper; and a Verbatim CD-R 10 pack. 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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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a great presentation with ever-so-valuable information.

At Coco’s, we touched on radiators in space; (mountain) lions, tigers, er, skunks, and bears; rocks on the roof; train tunnels; and stupid movies and TV shows.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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April 18th General Meeting

 

Spring Cleaning

No… not the house.

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 includes CleanMyMac 3; MacPilot (donated by Koingo Software, Inc.); a Gear Head Optical Travel Mouse; a Lithium Card Rechargeable HyperCard; an Extreme Klean Air Duster; and an Apple sports bag, water bottle, and stylus/pen. 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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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed lots more good El Cap tips, tricks, and observations.

At Coco’s, we touched on cloud formations that look like…, sunsets in Arizona, and Vikings (not the football team).

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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March 21st General Meeting

 

El Capitan (OS X 10.11) in Detail

It’s been out a while, and there’s even more we know about what it can do for you (and your Mac)

You need to know, too!

Audience questions & participation are strongly 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 includes a TYLT 3200 mHa Power Charger, a Verbatim 64 GB Store ’n’ Go USB drive, a Plugable 5 USB Smart Charger, an Apple sports bag with water bottle and stylus/pen, and assorted other items. 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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February 8th General Meeting

 

What to Do with Your Photos

And how many millions have you taken with your iPhone??

This presentation will feature Andrew Zima’s showing us how to edit pictures to make them look their best, Bob Langdon’s telling us about options for storing pictures (and backing them up), and finally Warren James’ telling us about several options for printing pictures so they look like works of art.

Audience questions & participation are strongly 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 will show us some fascinating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math apps for iOS devices and Macintoshes.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes Roo Case for iPhone 6 Plus; GP ReCyko Plus USB charger with Auto Power Cut (4 AA rechargeable batteries included); MyCharge Talk & Charge rechargeable 3000 mAh battery with built-in Lightning cable); Apple sport bag, water bottle and pen/stylus; and the MacHeist Bundle, Hall of Fame Edition, on a USB Stick, which inculdes Fetch, Freeway Pro, Poser Debut, and the game Snood Plus. 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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January 4th General Meeting

Recent Apple Hardware

You need to know, especially if you just got one

We’re going to hear about the new Apple TV, the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and more on El Capitan (OS X 10.11) (for those with new Macs, of course).

Audience questions & participation are strongly 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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