Meeting Archive

This page is a list of the General Meeting Topics for the past year and the follow-up links that were posted.

NOVEMBER 2019 -
THE NEW AIRPOD PROS, APP TRACKING, macOS CATALINA, AND AN APP THAT CAN SAVE YOU ON THE COST OF GASOLINE
This evening we will discuss the new macOS Catalina, what’s new and whether you should install it or wait a while; the new AirPod Pros which have received very good reviews; app tracking; when 5G is likely to be available; and we will begin the night with a presentation on an app that can save you gas money. We also ask members to consider if they have favorite apps on their phones, iPads or computers that they might like to share with the group.
Follow-up information & links:
My Phillips 66 app - PDF of Steve's keynote presentation
Tap Forms 5 - a database program for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
CleanMyMac X - CleanMyMac X is an all-in-one package to awesomize your Mac.
Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro! Reactions + Everything you need to know - YouTube video 7:58
macOS Catalina Review: One month later. Should you upgrade? - YouTube video 8:15
macOS 10.15 Catalina: The Art Technical's review - Ars Technica PDF
mac OS Catalina: Avoid my mistake and wait before you upgrade - ZDNet PDF
Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2 - MacRumors PDF
iOS 13 tells you when apps are secretly tracking you - ZDNet PDF
Apple Debuts AirPods Pro, with 'New Design' and noise cancelling capabilities - Time PDF
Apple's $249 AirPods Pro have noise cancellation, new design - ZDNet PDF
Apple Watch Series 5 review: the king of smartwatches - The Guardian PDF
How to master the Apple Watch Dock - Cult of Mac PDF
Here’s Why You Can't Have 5G Right Away - eWeek PDF
Long for a cheaper iPhone? New SE 2 with iPhone 11 chip 'due early 2020 for $399' - ZDNet PDF
Connect your myQ account to the Key by Amazon App to get in-garage delivery! - MyQ Webpage
The VA is rolling out Apple Health Records to its 9 million patients - Business Insider PDF

OCTOBER 2019 -
DO-IT-YOURSELF GREETING CARDS; REVIEWS OF NEW iPHONES, WATCHES AND SOFTWARE UPDATES
Tonight our VP, Steve Maynard, will give a presentation on do-it-yourself greeting cards with suggestions for materials, hardware, applications and downloadables. In addition we will share details and reviews of the newest phones, watches and software updates.
Follow-up information:
Do-it-yourself Greeting Cards - Steve's keynote presentation PDF
10 new iPhone features in iOS 13 - MacMost video 6:48
iOS 13 Top Features & Changes for iPhone - 9to5Mac video 33:36
Using the new QuickPath keyboard - MacMost video 4:32
iOS 13's Apple Maps update makes sure you never feel bad for running late again - CNet PDF
iOS 13: Security and privacy setting you need to tweak and check - ZDNet PDF
iPhone 11 review: The best iPhone for most people - ZDNet PDF
iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max review: The iPhone for camera and battery lovers - CNet PDF
iPhone 11 Specs comparison - PDF
How to back up your iPhone without missing these tricky steps - CNet PDF
Review: Apple Watch series 5 - Wired PDF
Apple Watch Series 5 review: This is the watch I've been waiting for - ZDNet PDF
Apple Watch series 5 vs. Apple Watch series 4: Is it time for an upgrade? - Digital Trends PDF
Apple's iPad OS has arrived-here's how to get the most out of it - Digital Trends PDF
Apple's new how-to videos help us master iPad OS - Cult of Mac PDF
Kuo: Apple to release iPhone SE2 in Q1 2020 with iPhone 8 design, A13 processor - 9to5Mac PDF
Apple in October expectations - 9to5Mac PDF
Sign in with Apple: What it is and How it Works - MacRumors PDF
macOS Catalina now available, here are the top 7 new Mac features - 9to5Mac PDF

SEPTEMBER 2019 -
APPLE’S ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE EXPECTED NEW iPHONE, iPAD, AND APPLE WATCH AS WELL AS THE UPDATES TO THEIR SOFTWARE
Tonight’s presentation will involve a quick turnaround since all of these announcements will be made the same day as our meeting. We hope to show and discuss all the shiny news things that Apple announced earlier that day.
follow-up information:
Notes from the Apple Keynote presentation - PDF
Apple Arcade - Apple site
Apple TV+ - Apple site
iPad - Apple site
Apple Watch series 5 - Apple site
iPhone 11 - Apple site
iPhone 11 Pro - Apple site
Will Apple TV+ be worth it? Here are three full trailers to help you decide - ZDNet PDF
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max: Everything Apple unveiled and what it means - ZDNet PDF
Here's Everything Apple Announced Today - Wired PDF
How to Decide Between Apple's New iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max - Time PDF
Stop ruining your life and set up Apple Pay for iPhone, Apple Watch - CNet PDF
iOS 13: 13 hidden ways Apple's new software can breathe life into your aging iPhone - USA Today PDF
Apple Watch sleep tracking revealed: sleep quality, battery management, more - 9to5Mac

AUGUST 2019 -
APPLE PAY & THE APPLE CREDIT CARD, APPLE’S INTEL PURCHASE, SOME PREDICTIONS, and AN APPLE SCAM
Tonight’s presentation will focus on Apple Pay and especially the rollout of the Apple Card. We will also discuss the implications of Apple’s purchase of the Intel modem deal. There is an Apple scam to beware of and a few predictions about future hardware and software.
Follow-up information:
Microsoft mocks Apple again and it's awkward - ZDNet PDF
Microsoft ad with Mac Book - video 0:30
Apple Card - The Apple site
How to apply for Apple Card - The Apple site
Apple Card released - How to get it first - YouTube video 4:54
Apple Card Unboxing & Impressions - YouTube video 7:04
Apple Pay: How to set it up and use it on your iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac - CNet PDF
The Apple Card is now available, at least for those with an invitation - CNet PDF
Apple Card: My fist day with Apple's new credit card - ZDNet PDF
The Apple Card rollout has begun-with a whopping 10 videos teaching you how to use it - Gizmodo PDF
Apple's credit card has some very specific rules - Mashable PDF
Which iPhone models does the Apple Card work with? - Bustle PDF
Apple's record-breaking earnings report by the numbers - Cult of Mac PDF
Do you make these mistakes with your iPhone or iPad? - ZDNet PDF
Tim Cook: Intel modem deal helps Apple's goal - 9to5Mac Pdf
Apple will end up doing what Intel could not - ZDNet PDF
No, Apple isn't calling to alert you to suspicious activity - Inc PDF
Analysts once again predict Apple pencil support for 2019 iPhones - Mactrast PDF
Apple Maps in iOS 13: Sights set on Google - MacStories PDF
iPhone 11, 11R and 11 Max: Tech specs, features and prices - ZDNet PDF
The latest big iPhone 11 leak just surprised us all - BGR PDF
What's new in Apple's watchOS 6 beta (video) - Geeky Gadgets PDF
Here's how to free up space on your iPhone - Time PDF
iOS tip: How to clear your iPhone's RAM and make it faster - ZDNet PDF
Apple begins selling Moment camera lenses for iPhone - MacRumors PDF
What all the stuff in email headers means-and how to sniff out spoofing - Ars Technica PDF
A look at the new music app in macOS Catalina - MacMost video 7:09
How to do a screen recording on your Mac - MacMost video 6:46

JULY 2019 -
iPHONE GADGETS and ACCESSORIES, FEEDBACK ON APPLE SOFTWARE UPDATES
For tonight’s presentation our vice-president, Steve Maynard, will give us a presentation on a variety of gadgets and accessories that you can use with your iPhones and maybe other Apple devices. Secondly, now that the beta versions of Apple’s software updates have landed. We will share some of the feedback that has come out on the new iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, and macOS Catalina. The Membership Rewards ticketing will begin again for a drawing at the upcoming December GAMUG meeting.
Follow-up information:
Steve's presentation of the latest gadgets and accessories - PDF of his Keynote presentation
Frequently asked questions about macOS Catalina - MacMost video 6:44
What to do about 32-bit apps before updating to macOS Catalina - MacMost video 7:08
What will happen to my media when iTunes is gone? - MacMost video 6:06
macOS Catalina (beta) hands on: Apple's veteran desktop OS can still learn new tricks - ZDNet PDF
I've been using Apple's new iPhone software out later this year. There are my 7 favorite features - Time magazine PDF
iOS 13 will fix the FaceTime eye contact problem - The Verge PDF
iOS 13 and iPad OS: Best new features and how to use them on your iPhone and iPad now - CNet PDF
iPadOS hands-on review - Digital Trends PDF
iPadOS pushes Apple's tablet closer to mainstream PC replacement - ZDNet PDF
Dashboard dead? Apple kills off widget app in macOS Catalina beta - ZDNet PDF
Wallet killer: Why Apple Card is the next best thing to getting an RFID implant - ZDNet PDF
Use iPhone and Windows 10? Microsoft, Apple may have just made your life easier - ZDNet PDF

JUNE 2019 -
WORLDWIDE DEVELOPER’S CONFERENCE 2019
Tonight’s presentation will focus on all that Apple announced at the WWDC on June 3rd. The new iOS 13, an iPadOS, watchOS 6. the new macOS Catalina, and the totally reworked MacPro and the Pro Display XDR. Come see what Apple has in store for our devices, which devices are compatible, and when the new software and hardware will be available. We will also have the Membership Rewards Drawing at the end of the meeting.
Follow-up information:
Everything Apple revealed after WWDC 2019 - Brian Tong YouTube video 12:18
Apple WWDC 2019 keynote in 13 minutes - YouTube video 12:59
Catalina, iOS 13, the New Mac Pro and all the good stuff from WWDC - MacMost video 5:23
Apple Kills iTunes: Everything you need to know - PCmag PDF
Apple touts Sign In as convenient without privacy hit - CNet PDF
How to know if your Mac will work with Apple's macOS update this fall - CNet PDF
iPadOS impressions - The Verge PDF
Apple Sidecar: How to use your iPad as a second display for your Mac - CNet PDF
Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR: First look - Digital Trends PDF
The 6 Coolest New iPhone Features Apple Just Announced - Time PDF
Hands-on with Apple's New 7th-Generation iPod Touch - MacRumors PDF
Apple just added crypto support to iPhone - BGR PDF
Apple details how off-line location works in 'Find My' app - 9to5Mac PDF
7 iPhone privacy settings you should enable now - Mashable PDF
How to print contact info to envelopes, lists, and labels on Mac - 9to5Mac PDF

MAY 2019 -
EXPECTATIONS FOR UPCOMING APPLE SOFTWARE UPDATES, VIDEO FORMAT CHANGES WITH 64 BIT SYSTEMS, AND OTHER RUMORS
Tonight’s presentation will focus primarily on all the expected software updates to be announced next month at WWDC, changes to iOS, MacOS, and Watch OS. We will also talk about the video format changes that will arrive with 64 bit clean systems in the next MacOS. Any other current rumors will also be given some air time.
Follow-up information:
Apple WWDC 2019: What to expect? - YouTube video 1:00
What to Expect from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference - YouTube video 2:52
Major iOS 13 - watchOS 6 - macOS leaks reveal Apple's WWDC 2019 - YouTube video 9:24
Massive iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Leak: How Apple will merge iPad and Mac - Laptop PDF
Bloomberg: Apple Watch to get standalone App Store, iOS 13 will have all-new sleep mode, and more - MacRumors PDF
Everything we know about iOS 13: Dark Mode, iPad improvements, Sleep Mode, more - 9to5Mac PDF
Apple Exclusive Reveals Exciting New iPhone 11 features - Forbes PDF
Here are some of the biggest changes Apple reportedly plans to make to the iPhone this year - CNBC PDF
iPhone update could change the way you text forever with new 'swipe' keyboard - Fox News PDF
Apple want you to hand back your magical iPhone in three years - Forbes PDF
Apple's iPhone cost faces sharp increase as US-China trade dispute worsens - The Guardian PDF
Goodbye, walled garden: Apple gets bitten right in the app store - ZDNet PDF
'AirPods 3' could bring big design changes this year - Cult of Mac PDF
Prepare for Apple dropping old media formats with the IINA video player - TidBits PDF

APRIL 2019 -
APPLE’S LATEST PRODUCT UPDATES, NEW APPLE SERVICES, EVEN AN APPLE CREDIT CARD
Tonight’s presentation will focus primarily on all the product updates, that were announced at the end of March, i.e. iMacs, iPads, AirPods, as well as new services available like Apple News, Apple Pay, the App Store and Apple TV. We have a very large mix of new and updated items that we will discuss and clarify as well as we can at this early point in time.
Follow-up information:
How Apple Works - video 3:00
Apple News + - Apple
Apple Card - Apple
Meet Apple Card - ZDNet PDF
Apple's New Credit Card - Is it right for you? - Time PDF
Introducing Apple Card - Apple video 2:32
Apple TV+ - Apple
Apple TV+ paid service - ZDNet PDF
Apple's streaming service - CNBC PDF
Arcade - Apple
Apple releases second-generation AirPods - ZDNet PDF
The Secret Sauce Behind Apple's New AirPods - Time PDF
Apple 27-inch iMac (2019) - ZDNet PDF
Apple Unveils 10.5 inch iPad with Pencil Support - eWeek PDF
iPad mini 2019 review - Cult of Mac PDF
Getting 64-bit clean - Eclectic Light Company PDF
3 ways to print file listing on your Mac - MacMost video 4:53
Top 10 must-have Mac apps and utilities - ZDNet PDF

MARCH 2019 -
NEW iPHONE LEAKS; CLEANING YOUR AIRPODS; TEXT CLIPPINGS; OPERATING SYSTEMS MERGING?; WHAT IS 5G; AND MORE
Tonight’s presentation is an eclectic mixture of items that we believe will prove informative for Apple product users. From new iPhones to cleaning your AirPods; from text clippings to the Siri watch face; from whether Apple is merging Mac OS and iOS to uninstalling Mac apps; and much more, we have an information-packed evening planned.
Follow-up information:
Apple is expected to launch 3 new iPhones this year - Business Insider PDF
iPhone, iPad, Mac apps merging? - ZDNet PDF
With no plans for merging operating systems, Apple opts to combine apps instead - Digital Trends PDF
How to uninstall apps on Mac - iDB PDF
Cleaning Your AirPods is Super Easy - Yahoo Lifestyle PDF
Adding Printers to your Dock - MacMost video 2:39
Resetting your Mac's NVRAM and SMC - MacMost video 4:24
What is 5G? - MacMost video 6:28
How to Use Continuity Camera on Mac to Scan Documents - OSX Daily PDF
Why the Siri Face is all I need from my Apple Watch - MacStories PDF
Your iPhone's Contacts App is more Powerful than you realize - Time PDF
5 handy uses for Test Clippings on Mac - iDB PDF

FEBRUARY 2019 -
APPLE’S DIGITAL HEALTH PLAN; DOCK TIPS; KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS; FM RADIO ON THE iPHONE; SIRI ACTIONS & AN APPLE CAR?
Tonight’s presentation is an eclectic mixture of items that we believe will prove helpful for Apple product users. From Apple’s plans to put the iPhone and Apple watch at the heart of our wellbeing, to tips on how to get more from our use of the dock on our Macs, to various ways to listen to FM radio on our phones, to keyboard shortcuts, to Siri actions and even an Apple car, we hope to have something of interest for everyone.
Follow-up information:
Apple Health Records survey shows mixed but positive early results - VentureBeat PDF
5 Dock tips most Mac users need - Computer World PDF
How to listen to FM radio on your iPhone - iDB PDF
Siri Shortcuts - Video 3:50
The Most Powerful Keyboard Shortcuts - MacMost video 5:55
Using Dictation Commands as an alternative to Keyboard Shortcuts - MacMost video 6:28
What to do about those Mojave "App is not optimized" messages - MacMost video 6:57
All the Shortcuts actions: Apple apps - iMore PDF
The Apple Car is Coming - Here are eight things you need to know - iDropNews PDF

JANUARY 2019 -
APPS and DEVICES FOR OUR HEALTH - PART 2; UPCOMING APPLE PRODUCTS:
Health apps and devices are an ever-expanding area of technology and our vice-president, Steve Maynard, has created a presentation that updates the one he did a year and half ago. The increase in the sophistication and number of devices in this field is amazing. He will inform us about what is out there now and what we may expect in the near future. If there is time, we will also take a look at what is expected from Apple in the coming year.
Follow-up information:
Steve Maynard's presentation on Health Apps & Devices - PDF
What to expect from Apple in 2019 - MacRumors PDF
Apple about to have a big year - Business Insider PDF
33 of the Best Mac Tips from 2018 - OSXDaily PDF
10 Tricks every iPhone user will wish they knew sooner - USA Today PDF
How to Buy a Mac - ZDNet PDF

DECEMBER 2018 -
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, APPLE TRIVIA and MEMBERSHIP REWARDS DRAWING :
Our president, John Connor, has prepared 2 rounds of 10 questions each for our annual Apple Trivia game. The first and second place tables will receive three $15 or three $10 iTunes cards respectively. Bring a guest or family member; the more the merrier. You do not have to be a member to play or win. The officers will supply cookies but bring your own drinks. Finally, the evening will end with our selection of the four lucky current members chosen to each receive a $100 Apple gift card in the culmination of our Membership Rewards Drawing.
Follow-up information:
John's Trivia questions Rounds 1 & 2 - PDF
John's Trivia answers Rounds 1 & 2 - PDF
The Trivia answer sheet - PDF

The winning trivia table of
Steve April, Frank Shirk and Wally Toney received three $15 iTunes cards and the second place table of Robert Levitt, Ron Mueller and Allen Thorpe received three $10 iTunes cards.

The
Membership Rewards Drawing made four lucky members each the winner of a $100 Apple gift card. They were Don Ellis, Doug Killebrew, Grant MacLaren and Steve Maynard.
The General Meeting begins at
7:00 pm preceded by an informal Q&A period at 6:30 pm.

NOVEMBER 2018 -
ALL ABOUT THE APPLE PRODUCT UPDATES: MACBOOK AIR, MAC MINI & iPAD PRO:
Last month Apple announced a number of product updates. We plan to discuss all the updated products, the new MacBook Air, new Mac mini, and the new iPad Pro. What products might be right for you and should they be on your shopping lists for the upcoming holidays. If any member has purchased any of the new products, please bring in to show or tell us about them.
Follow-up information:
All the New Hardware Apple Announced in New York - Wired PDF
Apple Gives Badly Needed Updates to Three Products - eWeek PDF
Apple Mac mini (2018) review - ZDNet PDF
Apple Unleashed an Enterprise Powerhouse - eWeek PDF
Mac mini 2018 review – YouTube video 6:47
Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Pro and MacBook Air - ZDNet PDF
iPad Pro Diary: I'm already in love with the new compact 12.9 inch iPad Pro - 9to5Mac PDF
Apple Pencil 2 requires a $1,000 charger - Cult of Mac PDF
Tips and Tricks for the New iPad Pro 2018 – YouTube video 7:28
MacBook Air 2018 Review: Get ready for a tough decision – YouTube video 9:43
Apple to US users: Here's how you can now see what personal data we hold on you - ZDNet PDF
iOS 12.1 with Group FaceTime, new emoji, dual-SIM out now in iPhones and iPads - CNet PDF
Hidden iOS 12.1 iPhone shortcuts and tricks you need to know - ZDNet PDF
Eight Hidden macOS Features you can access with the Option Key - MacRumors PDF

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