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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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 four weeks is as follows:

26 May 2015 Mac Play This class will focus on using the new Photos application: importing, organizing, editing, etc.
1 June 2015 iPad Basics This class will focus on the essentials of the iPad: gestures, settings, and using basic apps
2 June 2015 Intro to the Interface This class is an introduction to the Mac
9 June 2015 Navigating the Interface This class focuses mainly on organizing files and dealing with the Finder
15 June 2015 iPad Basics This class will focus on Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
16 June 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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Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
We have comfirmed the meeting schedule for the next 12 months with the library. Since there are a few irregular dates, here it is:

June 2015 15th third Monday
July 2015 20th third Monday
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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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 today

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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 Chris Brakebill. I’m a web and mobile developer at ESPN in fantasy games. I work on Fantasy Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Hockey. I’m also working on an iOS game called Outshape, and every week I send the Three Things Weekly newsletter.

You can catch Chris’s complete story here: Chris Brakebill’s Mac and iOS setup.

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

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May 18th General Meeting

More Apple Treasures

Further Mac spelunking

 

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 Jam Touch wireless Bluetooth speaker, a $25.00 iTunes gift card, a Kodak CD-R 25 Pack, a Quirky Power Curl, and a MYBAT iPhone case (choice of one, sizes 5 through 6 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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8 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:

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

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Getting Less Battery Life Out of Your iPhone?

Zack Whittaker posted his take at ZDNet:

Struggling to get a full day of battery life out of your smartphone? It could be because of those pesky “free” ads, according to new research.

Although putting ads in phone and tablet apps may allow developers to off apps for free and make a few bucks in between, the researchers warn of the other “hidden” costs, including using up more mobile data and more device memory.

For further details on the study, PYBT: Here’s why many “free” apps drain your smartphone battery

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Satellite Imagery iPhone Wallpaper

From Zach Epstein, at BGR:

…a terrific resource for iPhone wallpapers called simply, WLPPR. You won’t find a massive collection of mobile wallpapers there, but the images you will find are free and they’re simply stunning. Perhaps the most impressive thing about them is their origin: They’re all cropped sections of actual photos of Earth and Mars captured from space by satellites.

Each image is available in three different resolutions, one for the iPhone 5, one for the iPhone 6 and a third for the iPhone 6 Plus.

They truly are gorgeous! PYBT for some samples and the link to WLPPR, the source: This beautiful free iPhone wallpaper collection is actually made from satellite imagery.

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8 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:

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

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