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 Simon Severino, founder of strategy sprints, a management consultancy based in Vienna and Berlin. I love problems, especially regarding strategy and productivity. I actually hate email, but since I share my 12 favorite problems in my email signature, conversations are much more inspiring. My best days end with tangible results and a feeling of fulfillment and joy. My passions include my wife and son, maintaining a strong and healhy body in olympic triathlons, teaching strategy in MBAs, and producing the strategy show.

You can catch Simon’s complete story here: Simon Severino’s Mac 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:

My name is Craig Camp, and I’m the General Manager at Troon Vineyard in Oregon. We make natural wines in the Applegate Valley in the mountains of Southern Oregon. I also publish The Wine Camp Blog.

You can catch Craig’s complete story here: Craig Camp’s Mac, iPhone, and iPad setup.

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

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Had You Heard?

iOS 10.3.3 is a major security update.

Alfred Ng, on CNET, reports the following:

Apple released a security patch on Wednesday that you should really consider updating to if you enjoy using Wi-Fi on your iOS devices.

So, you know, just about everybody should update.

The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses vulnerabilities with your Contacts, Messages, Notifications, Safari and other issues. One of the more potentially damaging exploits was hidden in the iPhone’s Wi-Fi chipset, where an attacker could take over a device remotely if it was searching for a signal.…

Sounds exciting, right? Just the kind of excitement you don’t ever want to know about. PYBT: If you use Wi-Fi on your iPhone or iPad, get this security update for the details.

And if you haven’t already, please update your device(s).

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed some seriously gorgeous artwork, hysterical cartoons, and lots of really cool up-and-coming Apple stuff.

At Conrads, it was all about Spider Man, Dracula 2000, vacation in Mexico, Alexa/Siri/Samsung TVs and how much they listen to you (and remember), and where the money in the piggy bank went.

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:

My name is Dan Johnson, and I am a professional architect working in Alberta, Canada, for an international firm. I immigrated to Canada from the UK five years ago and used to run my own architecture practice back in England. As a result, I have amassed a lot of information, drawings, and photos that I need to manage and access.

I am also a keen blogger and maintain two main sites, one focusing on Architecture & Design (Architecture & Design Muse) and the other, my interest in all things Apple (How to…everything Apple).

You can catch Dan’s complete story here: Dan Johnson’s Mac setup.

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

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Safe Internet Searching

We all do it; we have to!! And until we all (miraculously) know everything about everything (and can keep it all updated), we’ll have to keep searching the Internet for stuff.

In this day and age, searching seems a bit singleminded: you google it, and that takes care of it, and life is good, right?

Not exactly. To quote Gavin Phillips, over at MakeUseOf:

As of January 2017, Google was powering over 63 percent of U.S. searches, giving it unrivaled access to our browsing habits, and more. Furthermore, Google tracks your every search to build an individual advertising profile. The search giant knows more about your browsing habits than you could hope to imagine.

Gavin has a bit more to say, as well as some helpful suggestions. PYBT: This Is Why You Should Stop Using Google Search for the scoop.

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July 17th General Meeting

WWDC Report

Read all about it: Apple’s latest software and hardware revelations

Each year in June, Apple holds their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), where they reveal to their developer community the new features that developers will be able to incorporate into their next generation software. This includes information about new and upcoming hardware; the latest versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS; as well as information about new software frameworks that developers will be able to use. {Think of this as Woodstock for geeks.}

This month’s meeting of the SGVAUG will feature a talk by our President telling about the things that were announced at the most recent WWDC and speculating about what this will mean for the Apple devices and software that we’ll be using in the coming years.

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.

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, an 808 Audio CANZ wireless Bluetooth speaker, and a Symtek TekPower 12V USB car charger with built-in Lightning cable plus two USB ports for a 2nd device. 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’re not gonna have as much fun with videos and movies as the rest of us are.

At Conrads, there weren’t many of us there, but we talked about lots and lots of stuff!

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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June 19th General Meeting

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Apple TV and other forms of digital content

Come and get your watching on.

As the Summer Movie and Summer Vacation seasons begin, what better way to find out how to bring some of that excitement to you, whether at home or abroad? Come find out how to see blockbusters and other summer content (pictures, music, & games) on your home “big screen” or on your mobile devices while abroad. We will also be discussing not just the iTunes store but providers like Netflix, Hulu, Sling, and Amazon Video.

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.

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 San Disk 128GB Cruzer Glide USB flash drive, Take Control of iTunes and Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course e-books on a USB stick, a UT Cable Station 2, and a WHOOSH! SCREEN SHINE screen cleaner. 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 a serious audience-driven discussion on computer/device security.

At Conrads, Chicago, current/modern movies, and the state of entertainment in Pasadena floated around.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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