What Was That I Said About the Meeting?

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Himself on the State of the Web

Stumbled onto a very interesting article about Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web. Really. He came up with the basis for all the cool (and not so cool) stuff we do in our browsers these days.

On Vanity Fair, Katrina Brooker posted quite a piece about Sir Tim, the beginnings of the Web, how it morphed quite distantly from how he envisions it, and what he’s doing about it. PYBT: “I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets.

And here’s his Wikipedia page: Tim Berners-Lee.

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Libraries Are Cool These Days!

From the App Store this morning:

Supercharge Your Library Card
Did you know you have access to hundreds of thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and even comic books - all for free? All you need is a library card.

Who knew?

To check it out, PYBT, on iDevices: Supercharge Your Library Card.

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Samsung Photo Phun


Spotted on The Loop:

Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone’s texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem.

Really??? Fancy that…

Dave Mark’s post is here; if you have Samsung devices, you’d better PYBT quickly: Oh, Samsung.

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July 16th General Meeting

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Where am I going? How do I get there? What shall I do…

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. (On hiatus, while Warren’s free time is on hiatus…)

appleCore – Everyone says that iOS and macOS are intuitive and easy to use. If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Although iOS and macOS are easy to use after you’ve learned how to use them, actually learning to use them can be a bit confusing. Often, basic things are not explained because it is assumed that you already know them. We all know that that’s not always the case. So now the SGVAUG presents an on-going series of short talks about the core elements of iOS and macOS so that soon, you’ll be able to tell everyone, “Of course iOS and macOS are intuitively obvious”.

Apple News & Updates


Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift card, ProHT USB 2.0 speakers, a Quirky Power Curl for iPhone, a Sabrent 4-port USB 2.0 hub, and a 3D-printed Apple Watch charging stand. 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 Conrads, 861 E. Walnut St. (at the NW corner of Walnut and Lake).

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Did You Know?

From Consumer Reports:

Latest Ways to Deal With Robocalls

The number of these nuisance calls is exploding, but you have more options than ever to fight back

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting a ton of these on my iPhone lately; I’m afraid to check how long my blocked calls list is…

Anthony Giorgianni begins thusly:

If it seems as though you’ve been getting more annoying automated phone calls than ever before, it’s because you probably have. In 2017 alone, more than 30 billion robocalls were made in the U.S., estimates YouMail, a provider of voicemail and call-blocking services. While some were legitimate - such as calls to your home phone for debt collection, requests for charitable donations, and reminders about doctor’s appointments, many were illegal.

30 billion???? To help protect yourself from the onslaught, PYBT: <https://www.consumerreports.org/robocalls/how-to-deal-with-robocalls/>.

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Did You Know?

If not, you need to!

iOS 11.4 is the latest and greatest version of the iDevice operating system, and does some really cool stuff. From being able to access Messages on devices and Macs, to taking-photo hints, to typing??? into Siri, to determining how your device’s battery is affecting performance, you’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished.

PYBT immediately: <iOS 11.4 tips, tricks, and secrets everyone should know>!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we know a lot more cool, who-knew? spreadsheet stuff than you do!

At Conrad’s, we touched on teaching and schools; the Tardis; french fries, cole slaw, and lentil soup.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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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, as has been the case recently, the January and February meetings are not on the the third Monday, but on the second Monday.

July 2018 16th third Monday
August 2018 20th third Monday
September 2018 17th third Monday
October 2018 15th third Monday
November 2018 19th third Monday
December 2018 17th third Monday
January 2019 14th second Monday
February 2019 11th second Monday
March 2019 18th third Monday
April 2019 15th third Monday
May 2019 20th third Monday
June 2019 17th third Monday

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Who are you and what do you do

At The Sweet Setup:

Every week we 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 Curtis McHale, and I’ve been self-employed for 10 years.

I have two main things I do for work. First, I write content as a freelancer for myself and for clients. That means using apps like Ulysses and Scrivener. Second, I do web development, including some of the recent changes on The Sweet Setup.

You can catch Curtis’s complete story here: Curtis McHale’s Mac and iOS setup.

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

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