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:

In the past year, you’ve probably spent a lot of time you spend in virtual meetings. Even if you aren’t live streaming on Twitch, hosting a YouTube channel, or presenting webinars very often, improving your video can go a long way in making your online communication more effective.

And if you already have a nice camera, you have most of what you need to get your video looking awesome by using your camera as a high-quality webcam.

I will be the first to admit that I don’t know a ton about photography and lighting, but I’m still pretty happy with how this looks. In this article, I want to share what I do know so you can get similar results using your DSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam.

You can catch Mike’s complete story here: Mike’s Fancy DSLR Webcam 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:

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:

My name is Bart Kesner and I’m currently responsible for IT transformation efforts for a global engineering/consulting firm in the Kansas City area. This entails partnering with internal and external resources to analyze the delivery and use of products and services to enhance overall effectiveness, and lead teams to resolve any identified issues. Prior to that, I ran the Customer Experience program for a global manufacturing firm.

You can catch Bart’s complete story here: Bart Kesner’s Mac and iOS Setup.

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

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March 15th General Meeting

Security & Apple Announcement Rumours

In this day and age, you can never be too safe, especially on the Internet. And you never know what Apple might be up to next. Make sure to join us for all the gories

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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Membership

It’s that time of year, folks.

Time to renew your membership, or sign up for the first time. We need support from y’ll to keep operating: acquiring drawing prizes, keeping the Web site and mailing lists going, and the various and sundry other little things that keep us up and running.

Dues remain $30.00.

If you are so inclined, you can mail a check, made out to SGVAUG, to:

   SGVAUG
   449 W. Foothill Blvd., #523
   Glendora, CA. 91741

If you prefer to use an iOS device, there are two steps: Set up Apple Cash and learn how to send money with Apple Pay:

Set up Apple Cash: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207886.

Send money with Apple Pay: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207875. For the contact info to use, or for any other questions, drop an e-mail to membership@sgvaug.org.

Thank you kindly for your consideration.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a fantastic Apps & Traps, and a great services discussions. Wow!

At the Meeting after the Meeting, we encountered how to talk to more than two people on FaceTime, troubleshooting download speed problems on Internet service, Denny’s, and Coco’s.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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February 15th General Meeting

Apple Services

Apple has so much more than computers and phones and pads… come on down and find out!

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 card, a Habitat Classic 8 ft silver premium extension cord, a WYCM carabiner charging kit, an Altec Comfort wireless headphone (10 hours playtime), the final Carbon Flyer, 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, you missed great gifts suggestions and oodles of drawing prizes.

At the Meeting after the Meeting, it was intros, newsletters, Pages, Big Sur updates, fixing permissions, and COVID fun that kept us occupied.

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:

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 Tiffany, and I am a software engineer from Swatara Twp, PA.

You can catch Tiffany’s complete story here: Tiffany White’s Mac, iPhone, and iPad Development Setup.

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

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Did You Know?

i stands for what??

Did you ever wonder what the i in the various iDevice names stands for? Have you heard from someone/somewhere? Well, here’s an answer:

There’s actually more than one meaning!

…Your first guess might be “Internet”, since the iPhone’s claim to fame is its ability to access the Web. Or maybe you think it means “I”, as in the personal pronoun “I”, since you can personalize your smartphone with the apps and features of your choice. But you’ll be surprised to know that there is not one but five different I-words that the “I” in iPhone represents.

Stumbled across this piece on Reader’s Digest (of all places!). Meghan Jones mentions the five in This Is What the “I” in iPhone Stands for.

Interesting!

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January 18th General Meeting

Tech Christmas Gifts We Received

So… what, from your Christmas list, showed up under your tree? Come on down and compare notes!

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, an IONUV UV Sanitizer Mini Wand, TRURED Printer Paper, NXT Technologies Screen Cleaning Travel Wipes, a Hype Retro Bluetooth Handset, a Carbon Flyer, 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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