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Fareham — Nov 14th 2015

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There was a good attendance of 14 members at this meeting.

David Moon gave a very interesting and informative talk about the Apple Watch.
He described the various faces and straps that were available. The watch works mainly as a slave to an iPhone, but it can function on its own to play music via bluetooth headphones or speakers as he demonstrated.
David was very impressed by the Activity App, which… Read more…

Dorchester — Nov 10th 2015

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Euan asked how many members had bought or are testing Affinity and the levels of interest in photo editing. He clarified the difference between Raster and Vector graphics and the colour systems RGB and CYMK before showing two short introductory videos for Affinity Design (Vector) and Affinity Photo (Raster). These were followed by a quick tour of the user interface and several photo editing examples with the history of each action he had taken to… Read more…

Beaminster — Nov 3rd 2015

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Not only was the weather unkind for our last meeting, but the gods also appeared to be working against us in another direction!

There was a small attendance, which is not surprising, given the rain. But when Michael tried to make his presentation, while it showed up as designed on Robin’s MacBook Pro, all that could be seen on the screen was a black square with a small white square in… Read more…

Salisbury — Oct 27th 2015

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Members present 12 and 1 guest

We started off with a Q&A we were told us of a scam attempt received, and a question on how to connect a USB flash drive to an iPad also a question regarding creating a web site.

A short description of some items that are used in Pages, changing from word-processing to page layout mode, using headers and footers putting a graphic… Read more…

Bournemouth — Oct 20th 2015

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After a battle with a Mac and projector that were not on speaking terms, John Hooper got off to a late start in showing us how keyboard shortcuts, in lieu of using the mouse for everything, can improve the efficiency of common tasks on the Mac and now iPad too. We discovered that most of us use few shortcuts beyond cut and paste.
John distributed a comprehensive reference sheet of shortcuts and highlighted their… Read more…

Dorchester — Oct 13th 2015

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Mark opened the evening with an entertaining Keynote presentation about Calendar, starting with a look back at earlier Personal Information Manager apps — he even turned up an entry dated Jan 20th 1995 from Claris Organiser an early PIM app. He showed how to create, share and subscribe to calendars on both Mac and IOS and how in recent OSX and iOS versions you can click on a date… Read more…

Fareham — Oct 10th 2015

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There were eleven members at this meeting.

John demonstrated some of the features just released in iOS 9.
There were three main changes, and he used a downloaded You Tube video to demonstrate these as they were not designed to run on his version of iPad.
The three features, namely Picture in Picture, Slideover and Split Screen Multitasking are likely to be more beneficial on the soon-to-be released iPad… Read more…

Beaminster — Oct 6th 2015

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Hopefully it was not the subject that kept people away, since spreadsheets
aren't everybody's cup of tea. Whatever the cause, there was a very small
gathering to hear Michael's presentation on the basics of Numbers. This was
designed to show newcomers what Numbers is about, what is available to get
started and how to set up a very simple spreadsheet, for example on the
lines of a bank statement. Some… Read more…

Salisbury — Sep 29th 2015

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10 members and 2 visitors

There were questions on Safari not working with Virgin e-mails.

Adding a contact to SKYPE, also accepting and adding a request for a SKYPE contact.

Care must be taken when opening an e-mail apparently from Apple that may be a scamming operation by criminals hoping to get your password and bank details, check whether it is genuine you should hover the mouse… Read more…

Bournemouth — Sep 15th 2015

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A fairly small group gathered after the Summer break and we were pleased to welcome two prospective members, Steve & Mary.

Tony then introduced the main item of the evening, an introduction to the dark art of HTML by John Ansell.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) was invented by Tim Berners-Lee while working at CERN in the late 1980s. He had worked locally for a while in the 70s, including at Plessey… Read more…
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