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Dorchester — Dec 13th 2016

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The meeting commenced at 7:30pm with our AGM - 23 members and one visitor in attendance. Mick started by giving the Chairman's report of the overall position of the group and telling how our numbers have increased slightly over the last year - the web site now shows we have 135 members. He followed this with a short but more detailed report from each of the five meeting groups with information about their numbers of attendees… Read more…

Fareham — Dec 10th 2016

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We had 12 members at this meeting.

John gave us a talk today about the various features built in to OSX and iOS that could help anyone with poor eyesight.
Each demonstration was done on a MacBook, and then the equivalent one on an iPad, although some of the features would not have been available on earlier devices. The iPhone was not covered, but it was assumed that some of the features… Read more…

Beaminster — Dec 6th 2016

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Michael ran through a small range of free apps, plus two paid-for ones and a useful no-charge web-site - all for the Mac, bat the web-site.

The first app was Enpass, which provides a secure place for passwords, bank account and credit card details, driving license and passport detail and other travel items and log-in passwords, and anything else that you may wish to secure. The main thing to… Read more…

Salisbury — Nov 29th 2016

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11 members attended

The meeting started off with Jola giving us a very interesting presentation of SnapFish which is used to create photo books of your photo library, also cards for festive occasions and buying canvas prints. Showing some examples of what she has created and demonstrating how to make up the pages with a variety of page formats and adding text and clip-art.

Barry demonstrated 3 iPad apps, TunerLite… Read more…

Bournemouth — Nov 15th 2016

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There were 7 stalwart members who attended the November meeting at Solutions, Bournemouth.

John Hooper talked us through the many variables in the Settings configuration in the latest iOS for iPad and iPhone, although he concentrated on the iPad. There are many options that are available within the iOS and by the end of John's very thorough 'walk through', it was agreed that everyone attending had found something useful that they didn't previously… Read more…

Fareham — Nov 12th 2016

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Twelve members attended this meeting to hear Tony Still give us a very interesting and absorbing talk about the possible threats that could attack OSX and iOS.

Malware, which may include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Bots, Adware etc. takes the form of a program placed on your computer covertly. It usually tries to remain invisible and may seek to spread itself to other computers. The writer's motive is nearly always money, perhaps by identity… Read more…

Dorchester — Nov 8th 2016

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David Parnell is an enthusiastic user of a Garmin Sat Nav. His ‘Zumo 660’ is designed for motorcycles and includes bluetooth allowing for wireless sound in the helmet, however it is equally at home in the car and can even be used when walking. The unit comes preloaded with street maps for Europe and millions of points of interest (POIs) that include hotels, restaurants, and petrol stations. The ‘BaseCamp’ Mac OS… Read more…

Beaminster — Nov 1st 2016

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While there are many apps available to help us find our way using our Apple devices, for the sake of everyone, Michael only discussed the comparative merits of the two best known free ones -Apple Maps and Google Maps, and added Waze, a free sat-nav with a difference, for good measure. These all work on Mac, iPad and iPhone.

The meeting - 18 people including three new faces - was taken through the basics… Read more…

Salisbury — Oct 25th 2016

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The subject of our meeting was “Bring out the artist in you”, Brian show a couple of sketching apps Paint Brush and a web page that is a drawing and painting page Sketchpad that will open on nearly every computer whatever operating system being used.

Also a very quick demo on how they worked by producing a simple sketch, only two other members had a try though, Brian showed a few… Read more…

Bournemouth — Oct 18th 2016

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13 members gathered to hear Alex from Solutions tell us all about MacOS Sierra. Although the new features of Sierra are fully documented on Apple's website, it was interesting to see them demonstrated and much discussion ensued to clarify exactly how the updates worked. Regulars at Bournemouth will be unsurprised to learn that the Photos updates, in particular, attracted much interest and interrogation.

A show of hands indicated that not many members had… Read more…
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