Red Alert! Red Alert!! The Regular Schedule Is Back!

January and February general meetings are finished, and with them, the adjusted schedule.

We are now back to our regular schedule: meetings are back on the third Mondays.

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My iDevice Can Do That?

Smartphones, and their device relatives, are really amazing! Every time you pick one up, it seems, it’s figured out how to do something new; who’d a-thunk?

Today, on Consumer Reports, Bree Fowler has a whole bunch of new stuff you prolly didn&rsquot;t know your phone knew:

Today’s phones are smarter than you probably know. Here are some of the surprising things they can do to keep you safe and healthy, and make life easier. In most cases, there’s no need to download an extra app — and when we do recommend an app it’s one made by Apple or Google.

Her categories: Health and Safety, Privacy and Peace of Mind, Make Tasks Easier, Use Cool Tools.

For the whole article, PYBT: 21 Hidden Smartphone Superpowers

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a ton of iOS 12 tips, tricks, and hints and even more good stuff on how to pass along a Mac or iDevice, or treat it if/when you get one.

At Conrad’s, potatoes; parents, teachers, students; kale, salad vs chips; fork thieves; Clifton’s Cafeteria; and which side of Chicago? passed around the table.

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 the year. Please note that we are back to meeting on the third Mondays, as usual.

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 {aim 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 Josh Ginter, and I’m the Editor-in-Chief here at The Sweet Setup. During the day, I work as an accountant at a small accounting firm and I’m constantly working away at completing my CPA designation in the evenings. I feel like I’ve been going to school forever (I have), but the light is starting to appear at the end of the tunnel.

You can catch Josh’s complete story here: Josh Ginter’s iOS Setup for 2019.

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

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February 11th General Meeting

What to do with a used Mac, iPhone, or iPad that you inherit or receive

Put it to good use, of course!

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 Hypergear High-Power 3.4A Dual-USB Car Charger; a Vibe e-ssential Wireless Charging Pad 1 amp, Qi Compatible; iKlear Travel Singles and Travel Micro-Fiber Cloth; a 6-Language Translator; and wicked Audio Earbuds. 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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Who Are You and What Do You Do

At The Sweet Setup:

Every week we {aim 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 Jeffrey Abbott, and I’m the Senior Editor here at The Sweet Setup. By day, I work from my home office as a project manager for an IT company, and I’m also a regular contributor for The Pen Addict. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time with this setup.

You can catch Jeffrey’s complete story here: Jeffrey Abbott’s Mac setup.

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

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed the best Apps & Traps presentation in a long time. The CES report was pretty interesting, too.

At Conrad’s, French accents, singing in French and German, various iPods, and movie theater setups dominated the conversations.

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 am Rose Orchard. I’m a programmer by day, and a writer and podcaster in a lot of my free time. I create web-based applications from 9-5, and write at The Sweet Setup, MacStories, and on my own blog as well as create the Automators podcast the rest of the time.

You can catch Rose’s complete story here: Rose Orchard’s Mac setup.

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

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January 14th General Meeting

New Hardware

The new stuff you gotta have!

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 LAUD splash-proof Bluetooth speaker, an iTunes mystery gift card, an Xtreme Kleen duster, an iKlear Cleaner polish with microfiber cloth, and a pack of Epson 4″ x 6″ premium semi-gloss paper. 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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