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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Did You Know?

iPhones can do a lot of stuff these days; almost makes you wonder if they’ll stop being called phones at some point.

Bree Fowler has a very interesting piece on Consumer Reports with some very interesting talents iPhones have these days.

Your iPhone or Android phone can help you count steps, schedule texts, ID photos faster, and more. Here’s how.

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.

For the whole story, PYBT: 21 Hidden Smartphone Superpowers.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a GRAND party!

Hope to be seeing you at next year’s meetings.

At Conrad’s, tumbling stocks; Marilyn’s fantastic piano playing; Netflix; Pinky and the Brain; Siri, Alexa, etc., were topics of note.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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December 17th 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 17th, for our last meeting of 2018. We’ll spend some time Apping & Trapping and some more time Q-ing & A-ing. 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 a 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 an LAUD splash-proof Bluetooth speaker, an iTunes gift card, a mystery iTunes gift card, an Xtreme Kleen Duster, a PNY Powerpack 2200, a wireless weather station, and an LED book light. 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, we’re gonna have a much easier time doing our holiday shopping than you.

At Conrad’s, Stone brews, shooting in a Chicago hospital, big screen TVs, local gas prices, ’60s TV shows, and various movie stuff raised their heads.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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