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 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

OCTOBER 2018 -
APPLE PAY, INFO ON NEWLY RELEASED APPLE SOFTWARE, i.e. iOS 12 and macOS MOJAVE :
The main feature of this month’s meeting will be everything you need to know about Apple Pay; how to set it up and where and how to use it. We will also discuss the newest Apple software just released; whether to install now or wait, what features it will bring you and what devices it will work with.
Follow-up information:
Steve's presentation on Apple Pay - PDF of keynote
Using dark mode with macOS Mojave - MacMost video 4:40
What's new in macOS Mojave - MacRumors video 5:25
NightOwl is a must-have app for Mojave users - Betanews PDF
Apple's made it impossible to download old versions of macOS in Mojave - MacWorld PDF
Apple's Big iOS 12 Update is Now Available - Time magazine PDF
Don't be afraid to upgrade your old iPhone to iOS 12 - Endgadget PDF
iOS 12 features you should try today - ZDNet PDF
iOS 12 Change these privacy and security settings now - ZDNet PDF
iPhone XS camera design proves even more impressive than we thought - Cult of Mac PDF

SEPTEMBER 2018 -
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES; OVERHEATING LAPTOP; 11 COOL WEBSITES; HOW TO RECORD A VIDEO DIARY; SAVING EMAIL MESSAGES AS DOCUMENTS :
This month Apple will announce new products and updates the day after our meeting, but never fear, we plan to show you all that the rumor mills have said Apple will show the next day. We also have some interesting websites and informative how-to videos to share with you this evening as well as what you can do if your laptop is overheating.
Follow-up information:
11 Cool Websites Everyone Should Know! - YouTube video 11:03
Is your laptop overheating? - PDF of ZDNet article
How to Save Email Messages as Document Files - MacMost video 5:15
How to Record a Video Diary on your Mac - MacMost video 5:01
Five thing to expect at the Apple event - PDF of The Verge article
Apple insider spills details about almost everything Apple is announcing this week - PDF of BGR article
'iPhone XS Max' Name Revealed in New Leak - PDF of Forbes article
Apple Watch Series 4: Here's Everything We Know So Far - PDF of Forbes article
iPhone XS / Apple Watch Series 4 Leaks - by Apple! - YouTube video 4:46

AUGUST 2018 -
iTUNES BACKUP & RESTORING VIDEOS & VOICEMAILS; COLLABORATION USING NUMBERS, PAGES & KEYNOTE; NEW MACBOOK MODELS :
This month we will show the usefullness of backing up your iPhone to iTunes and how to restore videos and voicemails if your phone is wiped clean. We will also show how to use collaboration in iWork apps to share work with others or yourself on a Windows computer. Finally, if time permits, we will discuss the newly updated MacBook models.
Follow-up information:
John's presentation on iExplorer to retrieve voicemails and videos from an iTunes backup - PDF
How to Share a Numbers Spreadsheet with a Non-Apple User - YouTube MacMost video 5:10
Apple Just Quietly Launched a Brand New MacBook Pro Laptop Lineup - Bloomberg PDF
How to securely wipe the data off hard drives, SSDs, flash drive, etc. - PDF
31- iOS 11.4.1 tips, tricks and secrets everyone should know - ZDNet PDF

JULY 2018 -
SAFE PASSWORD STORAGE; MAC & iPHONE PRODUCTIVITY TIPS :
In this day and age all of us have multiple passwords to remember, but how can you store them safely and securely so only you can access them? We have the perfect free solution using a Numbers spreadsheet. Come be informed. We will also share a number of productivity tips for your Mac and your iPhone.
Follow-up information:
Steve's
don't miss presentation on Password Storage - PDF
6 Mac tips that will make you more productive - ComputerWorld PDF
10 ways to get more from Spotlight Search on the Mac - ComputerWorld PDF
Apple releases new iPad FaceID ads - TechCrunch PDF
Apple rolls out first public beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave - Apple Insider PDF
Apple to Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear Headphones for 2019 - Bloomberg PDF
The complete list of Siri commands - C|Net PDF
How and why you should use text clippings on your Mac - ComputerWorld PDF
How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone. - Wired PDF
Apple to iPhone owners: 'iOS 12 will auto-share your location in 911 calls' - ZDNet PDF
Mac tip: What is Stationery Pad and when you should use it? - AppleMust PDF
Secrets of Apple Pay on iPhone: The Complete How-To Guide for Reluctant Users - Forbes PDF
Why Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger is taking so long to make - Bloomberg PDF

JUNE 2018 -
MEMBERSHIP REWARDS DRAWING; APPLE’S 2018 WWDC ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our main presentation this evening will be all the new software updates detailed at Apple’s WWDC conference this past week. From TVOS and Watch OS, to iOS 12 and Mac OS Mojave, we will explore the implications for our devices and what changes we can expect. The evening will end with our Membership Rewards Drawing for four $100 Apple gift cards. All current members are eligible to win.
Follow-up information :
WWDC Announcements - PDF of Ron's presentation
Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2018 - PDF of a Venture Beat article
Apple's WWDC 2018 highlights - PDF of a C|Net article
The 6 biggest highlights from Apple WWDC 2018 - PDF of an article from The Verge
All Apple's WWDC's privacy features in one place - PDF of a C|Net article
Apple Tuning iOS 12 for Stability - PDF of an eWeek article
Hands-On with macOS 10.14 Mojave - PDF of a MacRumors article
What's New in macOS Mojave - PDF of a MacRumors article
FaceTime gets 32-person group chats - PDF of a C|Net article
Apple CarPlay: iOS 12 - PDF of a ZDNet article
AirPods to get Live Listen Feature in iOS 12 - PDF of a Techcrunch article
Apple TV gains 'zero sign-on' - PDF of a C|Net article
Apple Watch can now be used to monitor Parkinson's symptoms - PDF of an Endgadget article
macOS Mojave moves Software Update Mechanism - PDF of a MacRumors article
Hands-on with the new Home app & HomeKit Siri control on macOS 10.14 - PDF of a 9to5Mac article

MAY 2018 -
CAR PLAY, ON STAR, FINDER TIPS, KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS, SAVE AS COMMAND, iPAD PRO
Our main presentation this evening will be on the new technologies offered on cars, in particular, Apple’s Car Play, as well as OnStar and others. We will also have several pieces of useful information such as finder tips and keyboard shortcuts and how to get back a ‘save as’ command on our computers. Finally our president has a new iPad Pro to show us.
Follow-up information :
Steve's presentation - OnStar & CarPlay - PDF
The videos from Steve's presentation - QuickTime
iPhone X Plus rumors - PDF
10 Super Useful Finder Tips - PDF
21 Keyboard Shortcuts - PDF
How to Get Back a 'Save As' Command - PDF
Apple Pencil, 2018 iPad Pro - PDF
Apple CarPlay - PDF

APRIL 2018 - iOS 11.3; NEW iPAD w/STYLUS; HOME SECURITY DEVICES
Apple has released iOS 11.3 and we will discuss the changes that have been made and whether you should upgrade now. They also presented a new iPad for both the education and consumer markets which we will take a look at. Most importantly, we will show and discuss a range of home security devices such as video doorbells, smart locks, home cameras and smoke detectors that can work with your iPhones and home WiFi.
Follow-up information :
Ron's Presentation-Home Security - pdf
iOS 11.3 is coming - ZDNet pdf
iOS 11.3 Get your iPhone and iPad ready -ZDNet pdf
iOS 11.3 Should you install it now or wait? - ZDNet pdf
iOS 11.3 Tips, tricks, and how to fix the biggest annoyances - ZDNet pdf
iOS 11.3 breaks iPhone 8 touchscreen replaced by third parties - Cult of Mac pdf
Apple just announced a new cheaper iPad - Time pdf
iPad with Apple Pencil support - ZDNet pdf
New Stylus-Friendly iPad for Students - eWeek pdf
Apple iPad (9.7 inch, 2018) review - c|net pdf
Apple's next iPhone - ZDNet pdf
Apple is planning a move from Intel to Mac chips - Bloomberg pdf
iPhone X gets (RED) leather folio - Flipboard pdf

MARCH 2018 - COCONUT BATTERY APP; BATTERY LIFE KILLERS; AIR POWER MAT; PROJECTED NEW MACBOOKS & iPHONES
Battery life in our Apple devices is a common issue among users. Does it seem your device’s battery is not lasting as long as before between charges? When should you consider having the battery changed? John Connor will demo a new app that can tell you the condition of the battery in your Apple devices compared to its original specs. We will also discuss other things you can do to get more life out of the batteries on your Apple devices. Apple’s new Air Power Mat is expected to debut soon, so let’s take a look at what it can do. Finally we’ll look at rumors of new MacBooks and iPhones in our future.
Follow-up information:
John's presentation - pdf
Ron's presentation -pdf

FEBRUARY 2018 - iOS 11.3; HOMEPOD; iPHONES & PERFORMANCE THROTTLING; iMAC PRO :
A new version of iOS, coming soon will bring performance enhancements to our phones and iPads, we will explore some of the new features; HomePod is set for release and we will share current product reviews; Apple’s performance throttling of older iPhones is an issue that we will discuss and, finally, a look at the iMac Pro. In addition a brief look at the history of Apple laptops will open the evening.
Follow-up information:
Ron's presentation - pdf
All of Apple's portable Macs since 1984 - pdf
Apple Previews iOS 11.3 - pdf of Phonearena article
Apple Previews iOS 11.3 - pdf of ZDNet article
Your iPhone is About to Get a Bunch of New Features - pdf of Time article
Apple Adding Battery Monitor, Performance Controls to iOS 11.3 - pdf of eWeek article
Apple Will Let Users Deactivate Performance Throttling on iPhones - pdf of ExtremeTech article
Here's how iOS 11/3 handles an iPhone crash due to a bad battery - pdf of ZDNet article
Apple can win electronic medical records game with Health Records in iOS 11.3 - pdf of ZDNet article
Apple HomePod Review - pdf of c|net article
HomePod: Retina for your ears - pdf of iMore article
The new iMac Pro is actually cheaper than the original Mac - pdf of ZDNet article
Opening Up iMac Pro - pdf of eWeek article

JANUARY 2018 - iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS; iPHONE BATTERIES; APPLE PAY CASH; iOS 11 POWER USER TIPS; MERGING OF iOS & MAC OS; iMAC PRO; SLING SHOT iOS SPEED CHECK :
This month we have a large variety of items pertaining to iPhone cameras, batteries, new features, the future of Mac & iOS apps, as well as how to check the speed of your iOS devices.
Follow-up information :
Ron's presentation PDF
iPhone Photography School - iPhone photo taking tips - video 9:41
iPhone battery replacement - PDF of a ZDNet article
How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing - PDF of a ZDNet article
3DMark Sling Shot - iOS Speed Check
Apple Pay Cash adds new dimension to iOS 11 mobile payments - PDF of an eWeek article
iOS 11.1 Power user tips and tricks - PDF of a ZDNet article
Top 10 Reasons to buy or not to buy Apple's Pricey iMac Pro - PDF of an eWeek article
Apple confirms iPhone, Mac affected by Meltdown-Spectre vulnerabilities - PDF of a ZDNet article
Monster Park - Augmented reality app

DECEMBER 2017 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; the more the merrier. You do not have to be a member to play or win. The officers will supply cookies and refreshment. 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 Q&A round 1 - PDF
John's Trivia Q&A round 2 - PDF

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Trivia winners - First place went to Danny Davis, Don Ellis, Robert Levitt and Ron Mueller who split three $15 iTunes cards. The second place table was Steve April, Lyman Johnson and Frank Shirk who received three $10 iTunes cards.

The
MEMBERSHIP REWARDS DRAWING made four current members very happy, each receiving a $100 Apple gift card. They were Steve April, Lyman Johnson, Lloyd Klinedinst and Steve Maynard.

NOVEMBER 2017 AR DEMONSTRATION on iPHONE 8; iPHONE X INFORMATION & REVIEWS; MACMOST IDEAS :
This month John Connor will demonstrate two AR (augmented reality) apps, Monster Park and IKEA, on his newly acquired iPhone 8. They are pretty amazing to see. In addition, we will have some reviews and information about the newly released iPhone X. Finally we will have several cool demos from MacMost, including “Using the iOS 11 iPad dock; Photo Booth Green Screen; Arranging apps on your iPad or iPhone; & Translating with Siri.”
Follow-up information:
Ron's presentation - PDF
Augumented Reality
iPhone X
MacMost

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