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Salisbury — Jul 30th 2019

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Tony presented “Pages” an app that is installed on all Macs including iPad, he began with a look at the large selection of Templates that came as standard choosing one to make a start showing some imported text and using this text to demonstrate formatting and the use of Styles.

Showing us how to import a graphic to make the text to flow around the text then using Instant Alpha to… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jul 16th 2019

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11 members and a guest gathered at All Fired Up. Such was the enthusiasm of the pre-meeting chatter that Tony, struggling to call the meeting to order, had to resort to mime. You know it makes sense!

The feature presentation was by Euan Williams, entitled “Partitions: what, why, when and how?”

Euan started by listing the possible reasons for wanting to partition a hard drive, then went on… Read more…

Dorchester — Jul 9th 2019

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Euan introduced us to Affinity Publisher ,the third DTP application produced by the Nottingham based British company founded in 1987 Serif originally producing apps for Windows PC. They took the Apple market by surprise and delight by launching Affinity Designer in 2014. Affinity Photo followed and both apps became available additionally for Windows and IOS. Whilst there is much commonality between the two apps but it was only with the release of Publisher, this year… Read more…

Beaminster — Jul 2nd 2019

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One of the smallest attendances for a very long time to hear Michael and Euan give widely different presentations. (Maybe there was something interesting on the telly?) There were just 9 people present to hearMichael gave an updated version of his presentation outlining the things that Spotlight, the free app that comes with all Macs, can do. He also showed that there is an equivalent in iOS for iPhone and iPad users, they too can… Read more…

Salisbury — Jun 25th 2019

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Mick presented Networking at home, starting with a diagram of how it works, the hub is at the centre where all internet signals come in from the server, the signals are then sent to all your computers by either Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

Using Wi-Fi, the signal is sent to your devices as they are requested, each device must use the Hub’s password and is given a unique number, connection… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jun 18th 2019

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Staying with our back to basics theme in June in Bournemouth, Michael Corgan gave a talk about Spotlight, one of the basic services provided primarily by macOS, but also available on iOS. Michael also spoke about Preview and still found time to offer some general hints and tips.

Spotlight
This can be accessed with Cmd-Space on MacOS or stroking down on the home screen on IOS.

Michael gave a… Read more…

Dorchester — Jun 11th 2019

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Andy Prendergast’s talk about morphing one face into another began with us chuckling at his example of morphs between his and Euan’s faces “which he had made earlier”. He used these to stress the importance of keeping a simple and consistent background and face orientation. He set up his MacBook on a table at which each member could sit in turn, illuminated by professional lighting. On the Mac Andy… Read more…

Fareham — Jun 8th 2019

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12 of us were at this meeting when Tony Still gave us a presentation on ‘Back To Basics in Pages’, the Document Processor from Apple. He said that Pages was released in 2005 with iWork, the suite of programmes that included Numbers and Keynote and continues to work in Mojave.
Version 5 was released in 2013 with the emphasis on iOS for iPad use. This removed some features from the Mac version… Read more…

Beaminster — Jun 4th 2019

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Apple Pay was David M’s topic. He described how it works behind the scenes, emphasising its security, how to set it up and how to use it. That is the here and now. He then showed us what the future will look like with Apple Cash which is yet to be released in the UK.

David P explained the many options available for using your iPhone or iPad as a camera… Read more…

Salisbury — May 28th 2019

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For our May's presentation, David Moon traveled to us from Dorchester, explaining “Apple Continuity”, he showed us the uses that are available and demonstrated that they will all work seamlessly on iMac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch.

Including, Handoff, Universal Clipboard, iPhone Mobile Calls, Text messaging, Instant Hotspot, Continuity Camera, FaceTime and Security, also how to unlock features to provide the ability to work on all your Apple devices… Read more…
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