Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed the latest REALLY cool Apple announcements, and lots of Apps and Traps stuff you need to know.

At Conrad’s, we dealt with dealing with old computer equipment and OSes, dealing with the FCC, old wireless mics, and adopting homeless kittens.

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. We have two other date aberrations to keep track of: the November meeting is on the first Monday and the April meeting is on the second Monday.

July 2019 15th third Monday
August 2019 19th third Monday
September 2019 16th third Monday
October 2019 21st third Monday
November 2019 4th first Monday
December 2019 16th third Monday
January 2020 13th second Monday
February 2020 10th second Monday
March 2020 16th third Monday
April 2020 13th second Monday
May 2020 18th third Monday
June 2020 15th third Monday

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June 17th General Meeting

New Apple Products (rescheduled from last month)

You know you want to know! Hear all about ’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 includes a Cyber Power Reach & Charge USB & AC power cord, iKlear Travel Singles, a Sabrent 4-port USB 2.0 rotating hub, a Rocksoul Magic Mouse, and a mystery iTunes gift card. 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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May 20th General Meeting

New Apple Products

You know you want to know! Hear all about ’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, focusing this month on Photopalooza!

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a Rocksoul Magic Mouse for Mac, a Sabrent Aquaflow 4-port USB hub, a 3D printed charging stand for Apple Watch, and a mystery iTunes gift card. 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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April 15th General Meeting

Parent/sibling/spouse/somebody passed away; what do I do with his/her online stuff?

What you need to know to do what you gotta 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.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing include an EZ Quest invisible keyboard cover for MacBook, MacBook Air 13”, Book Pro, MacBook Pro with Retina display; a Staples USB 2.1 amp car charger; a SABRENT mini 4 Port USB 2.0 rotating hub; and a mystery iTunes gift card. 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:

Hey everyone, I’m Alex Tai! I’m currently a student studying Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. I really like to work and collaborate with others on ideas and learn new things especially surrounding technology. You can also find me on Instagram, LinkedIn, and GitHub.

You can catch Alex’s complete story here: Alex Tai’s Mac and iPhone setup .

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

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March 18th General Meeting

How to Become More Intimate with Siri

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 Flashbay card-type 2600 mHa Power Bank with lightning adaptor, a Sandisk 32GB Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive, a UT Wire Speedy-Wrap magnetic cable wrap, Helix Private Eyez security lens covers, a ReTrak retractable Lightning cable, and a mystery iTunes gift card. 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:

Hi, I’m Daryl. During the day, I work in corporate finance for an investment holding company in Singapore. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad at work with the standard Microsoft suite of applications (Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint and Word). At night and on weekends, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and writing on my blog.

You can catch Daryl’s complete story here: Daryl Tan’s Mac and iPhone setup .

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

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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’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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