Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a great Apps & Traps. We’re gonna have more traveling fun than you are!

At the Meeting after the Meeting, mosquitos, 13″ M1 login issues, FaceID and TouchID issues, Brave browser and search engine, Zoom questions, other Mac/Apple user groups, handling camera film and other film camera issues, Frank’s Highland Park Camera photo, desktop vs high “density” scanners, kittens in the dryer, and Apple Maps vs Google Maps vs Waze kept us up for quite some time.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
As I’m sure y’all have heard by now, the Pasadena Library is closed to the public until further notice. Never fear, we are planning to keep holding general meetings. As of now, they will follow our long-standing schedule, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.

We will be conducting the meetings on-line, using Zoom. The Zoom client is available for Mac and Windows (via your browser) and iOS and Android (on their respective stores). PYBT to download the client for your computer: Zoom client.

The meeting link and password will be posted closer to meeting time in the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post. Keep your eyes peeled.

The Meeting after the Meeting is also virtual (for now). We stick around in the Zoom chat room after the General meeting and have at it!

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Who Are You and What Do You Do?

At The Sweet Setup:

In this series, 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 Chris Ferenzi, a Washington DC wedding photographer, and I capture authentic moments for unconventional couples. I appreciate bold aesthetics, expansive compositions, and squash anxiety by letting laughter lead the way.

You can catch Chris’s complete story here: Chris Ferenzi’s Mac Setup for Wedding Photography.

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

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July 19th General Meeting

Travel Accessories

Summer vacation is upon us! Come on down and discover what you’ll need to keep your devices, and you, up and at ’em.

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.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing. Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details have arrived: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, be sad; be very, very sad…

At the Meeting after the Meeting, ransomeware, massive storage, continuations of the main presentation, and Bitcoin problems occupied our time.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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iOS 15 Details from WWDC

As WWDC winds down, more details are sneaking out. Samuel Axon, at Ars Technica, has a quite interesting list, complete with commentary:

As Apple’s annual WWDC conference wraps up, we have a whole week of developer sessions and press briefings to look back on, plus a bunch of bullet points on Apple’s various feature pages to sort through.

The result? There are a bunch of interesting features coming to iPhones in iOS 15 that Apple didn’t highlight during its public-facing keynote event on Monday.…

For the full scoop, PYBT: Here are a bunch of iOS 15 features that Apple didn’t mention earlier.

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Who Are You and What Do You Do?

At The Sweet Setup:

In this series, 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:

Hi! My name is Asier G. Morato, and I’m the co-founder of Chubby Apps. We’re an indie app studio from the north of Spain (Europe) who believes that technology should be easy to use. We make apps with a cute design that don’t need a user manual, are fully accessible, improve people’s lives, and also respect your privacy.

I’m currently building Cori, our first app that is aimed to simplify the life of people with diabetes. We just launched it on public beta, so I spend my days writing code, designing new screens, and planning our roadmap with all the feedback we’re gathering. You could say that my life has changed a lot since my last setup, and you wouldn’t be wrong.

You can catch Asier’s complete story here: Asier G. Morato’s Mac and iOS Setup.

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

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June 21st General Meeting

WWDC Report

The latest gossip… er… updates from Apple!

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.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift card, a CYLO 6ft Braided Type C Charge + Sync Cable, Whoosh! Screen Shine, a Viviparous Card Reader SD/SDHC & Micro SD, a SanDisk 64GB Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, and a mystery iTunes gift card. Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details have arrived: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we know a lot more about recent Apple news and gossip and rumors than you do!

At the Meeting after the Meeting, covers for iDevices (including wood) and device colors, speculations on WWDC, Covid happenings, Fantastic Voyage, artsy/cerebral? movies, Neon Retro Arcade, and Pasadena ancient history kept us going for quite a while.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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May 17th General Meeting

Spring Cleaning

Time to get your Macs neat and tidy and ready for summer!

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.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift car, a Home Bright electronic duster, Just Wireless 6th lighting cable, an LAX adjustable universal tablet & phone stand, a Mophie power bank, and a mystery iTunes gift card. Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details have arrived: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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