Red Alert! Red Alert!!

Due to Coco’s closing time change (10:00p instead of 11:00p), the Meeting after the Meeting location has to change. This month, we will be checking out:

Conrads
861 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena

Conrads is located, as you probably know, at the northwest corner of Walnut St. and Lake Ave.

Hope to see you there!

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We’ve Got More Golden Tickets!

 
Wow! Another Apple TV ($150.00 value) for a special drawing at the December general meeting! Really!!

This, as you might expect, is special, and will be treated a bit differently than our usual prize drawing:

  • We will start selling tickets at the November general meeting, and they will be also available at the December meeting
  • These will be different tickets than the usual white and red drawing tickets
  • You must be a member in good standing to purchase these tickets
  • You do not need to be present to win, but you must make sure to leave your name and contact info with Mo! at the back table
  • These tickets are $5.00 each, or six for $25.00

Important notice: The Apple TV has only an HDMI output, so you will need an available HDMI input to connect it to your audio/video system. IF your system does not have an available HDMI input, you will need to purchase an appropriate converter (e.g., HDMI-to-VGA or -Composite Video with analog audio).

Golden tickets for an Apple TV! Well, the tickets are really yellow… but you get the idea!

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
We have confirmed the meeting schedule with the library until the middle of next year. Please note that the January and February meetings are not on the third Monday: January is on the second Monday and February is on the first 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, you’ll have a lot fewer temptations when you go Christmas shopping.

At Du-Par’s, the various Star Treks, Yiddish, Harlan Ellison’s novel, missions to Mars, Voyager, and the DSN came up.

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’m Jeffrey Shih, an Emergency Room Physician and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto with a specialized interest in Emergency Ultrasound. The use of ultrasound allows me to visualize and diagnose diseases right at the bedside, thus providing a higher quality of care to my patients.

I’m also the Program Director of an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Training Program for Emergency Physicians and recently published a book, Ultrasound for the Win! Emergency Medicine Cases.

You can catch Jeffrey’s complete story here: Jeffrey Shih’s Mac and iPhone setup.

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

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Bumper Snickers

 

In my blog, I have a recurring post title, Bumper Snicker. It started out as snapshots of amusing bumper stickers spotted whilst I was out and about. It wasn’t long before it included license plate frames and license plates, themselves. There may even be some window decorations.

As Dave so readily proves in every edition of Apps & Traps, the tech world is a veritable Niagra Falls of humor and hysteria, so I thought it might be fun to post funny/silly/hysterical stuff that I come across. Since non-tech stuff can be pretty knee-slapping, too, that will also make appearances. Here goes!

Got an e-mail from amazon.com this morning, featuring “Woot, the wildest, cheapest corner of the Amazon world”. Not having associated the word woot with Amazon previously, I took a look and got no further than the title bar: woot! Deals & Shenanigans

You’ve been warned…

 
SGVAUG and I have no connection whatever with Amazon. Neither are we shilling for them here.

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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 Jordan Fourcher, student and tech wizard for my school.

You can catch Jordan’s complete story here: Jordan Fourcher’s Mac, iOS, and watchOS setup.

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

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November 21st General Meeting

 

Planning for the Holidays

Yes, it’s that time of the year already…

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 $25.00 Amazon gift card, an Xtreme VR VUE virtual reality viewer, an iHome compressed air duster, a bumper for iPhone 5g/SE, and UT-Wire’s Flexi Ties. Don’t forget: members receive one free ticket for the 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 Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery, 214 S. Lake Ave. (between Cordova St. and Del Mar Blvd., at the southeast corner of Cordova and Lake).

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Did You Know?

Just in time for Hallowee’n…

In his post, Google Gets Creepier, David Sparks brings up (via ProPublica, by way of Daring Fireball) recent changes in Google’s terms of service (have you read them lately?):

…Traditionally, Google has kept web-browsing information segregated from your personally identifiable information. Not anymore.…

Not surprised, are we?? Head on over to MacSparky and check it out.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a lot of really cool iOS and MacOS tips and tricks, and your golden ticket was not drawn.

At Coco’s, we touched on exploding galaxies, 3D printing, serving temperatures of wine, and upscale restaurants. Restaurants of various scale in the general vicinity also came up.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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