Upcoming Meeting Dates

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

May 2018 21st third Monday
June 2018 18th third Monday

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a lot of great basic device and OS tips and a couple of “Ah ha!!” moments.

At Conrad’s, TV shows, train & bus routes, Johnny Carson, and Netflix were among things discussed.

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 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 Tom Garry, and I’m a primary school Deputy Head and Teaching & Learning Lead based in South London.

You can catch Tom’s complete story here: Tom Garry’s Mac and iOS setup.

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

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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 Agneev Mukherjee, and I’m a student from India; I recently completed high school.

You can catch Agneev’s complete story here: Agneev Mukherjee’s Mac and iPhone setup.

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

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April 16th General Meeting

iOS 11 ARkit

iPHone X

iPhone X & iOS 11

The latest and greatest (both for the iDevices and the presentation)

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

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift card, a Nite Ize Clip Case Sideways XXL, and two special 3D-printed prizes. 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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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed thought-provoking photo and iDevice repair info. And some *really* cool drawing prizes.

At Conrad’s, Hires root beer, Montgomery Ward, A&W restaurants (and root beer), cola nuts, Chick-fil-A locations besides in malls and near colleges/universities, and older names of current institutions (PJC vs PCC, Azusa Pacific College vs Azusa Pacific University, La Verne College vs La Verne University) were bandied about.

Did you know there’s a Steak 'n Shake in Burbank?? and Compton, Riverside, and Aliso Viejo, for that matter. Who knew?

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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March 19th General Meeting

Photoshop & Lightroom, continued

The more, the merrier!

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

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes an e-copy of Take Control of Your Digital Photos, by Jeff Carlson; an e-copy of Take Control of Lightroom CC, also by Jeff Carlson; a Bausch + Lomb Clens cleaning system for Apple products; a MYBAT 5600 mAh Power Bank; a Macally USB wired optical mouse; a $25.00 Amazon gift card; and two special 3D-printed prizes. 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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February 5th General Meeting

iPhone X and iOS 11

What you need to know

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

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift card, a Travelocity Platinum Series Connect and Shoot selfie stick, a Sabrent 4-port aluminum USB 3.0 hub, an mPower! flat Lightning cable and car charger, and two special 3D-printed drawing prizes. 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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January 8th General Meeting

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Augmented Reality – It Isn’t Just for Games

Come and find out what it is for!

Apple has said that Augmented Reality will be their “Next Big Thing”. But just what is it and why is it a big deal? Is it just something for games, or might it be used to solve problems in day-to-day life?

Long story short… Augmented Reality has the potential to revolutionize every aspect of our lives and in the long run, could lead to humans whose mental capabilities are permanently enhanced by symbiotic computer associates.

And in the short run, it will be used in some pretty cool games.

Join us on Monday, January 8, 2018, when Warren W. James will explain what Augmented Reality is and how it could be used to enhance your life. He’ll also tell you what Apple is doing to make Augmented Reality a tool that app developers can incorporate into their newest apps.  Mo! will show us some examples of how Augmented Reality is being used in games you can play today on your iOS devices.

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

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift card, a Belkin 2-port swivel charger, iKlear Travel Singles, a SABRENT 4-port aluminum USB 3.0 hub, and an Apple AC-to-USB 5-volt power block for iPhone/iPod Touch. 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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December 18th General Meeting

 

Holiday Party

Top o’ the season to ye!

The holidays are almost upon us and that means it’s time for Apple users to get together to share some holiday spirit and talk about our favorite computers, phones, and tablets.

Join us on Monday, December 18th, for our last meeting of 2017. We’ll spend some time Apping & Trapping and some more time being appleCored. Plus, we’re going to have a holiday party with all the things you’d expect – cookies, egg nog, and other delights. And on top of that, we’ll be having an expanded holiday-sized drawing.

Sounds like a lot of fun so don’t miss it. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the bash.

So have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and a celebratory Solstice.

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

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes two $25.00 iTunes gift cards, a 32GB EMTEC Connect iCobra 2 USB 3/Lightning flash drive for iOS devices, a Mimo Power Tube2 Star Wars 2600 mAh rechargeable backup battery with a Lightning adapter, and special holiday drawing prizes. 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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