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Beaminster — Oct 3rd 2017

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A small attendance, unusual for Beaminster. Just 9 people came to hear a about first of all the background to spreadsheets - what they were originally used for and by whom, then the advent of VisiCalc back in 1979, designed to run on the Apple ][, predecessor to the Mac, which brought a revolution to the way computer programs worked inasmuch as things were no longer done in a linear fashion, but in several directions at once. This… Read more…

Salisbury — Sep 26th 2017

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15 members

The meeting started with Q&A with a question regarding zooming in on parts of a Keynote presentation.

Michael Corgan travelled from Beaminster to give a very interesting and very comprehensive talk on "Preview" an app that is with all Mac OS, he showed us it can be used to open photos and documents, converting then into quite few different formats such as PDF you can… Read more…

Bournemouth — Sep 20th 2017

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For September, 14 members gathered in Solutions' new shop to try out our new venue. We found an immediate benefit by using the permanently installed large screen Apple TV display to demonstrate iOS 11 live as Tony and David presented its features.

The OS had been available for about 24 hours and Tony pointed out a number of differences from the Beta Test versions discussed on the Web. We concentrated on the iPad… Read more…

Dorchester — Sep 12th 2017

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Michael showed us extensive range of capabilities of Preview in document and image management, from scanning, editing images, adding texts and highlights etc using the markup menu and converting documents to different formats. Preview comes as part of the Apple bundled software and the version is related to the operating system and cannot be updated independently. Working with pdfs Preview enables the combining of documents, re-sorting, deleting and adding pages. Combine this to the… Read more…

Fareham — Sep 9th 2017

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There were nine members at this month’s meeting.

We had a very interesting presentation titled 'Twiddling Type', given by Euan from Dorchester.

He started by emphasizing that when a page or poster had been created using good style and appearance, it should not be distracting to the person reading it in any way. Euan then covered the development of type, page design and printing and their interaction.
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Beaminster — Sep 5th 2017

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A good turnout of 18 came to see some of the features of the new versions of iOS11 and High Sierra demonstrated and explained respectively on videos from the Apple and other web sites. Some of the new features are strictly for the advanced and for developers, others promise to make life a lot easier and working a lot quicker. We look forward to the final version that is to be released “this autumn&rdquo… Read more…

Salisbury — Aug 29th 2017

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Brian showed some features of the cameras on iPods and iPads (all the features can be found on iPhone as well but not shown) our portable Mac have two cameras a still and a movie camera. a facing camera is the iSight and the front camera both are high quality you can take photos and movies on both.

The still camera will take a single shots but holding the shutter down longer and… Read more…

Dorchester — Aug 8th 2017

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After our Q&A slot, Mick explained how the Photos apps on both Mac OS and IOS work together with iCloud with its options: iCloud Photo Library, Photo Stream and Photo Sharing.

Using iCloud Photo Library ensures that every photo or video“taken on each connected device is uploaded to iCloud Library in the full original format including Camera Raw files. Devices with iCloud Photo library turned on have access to… Read more…

Salisbury — Jul 25th 2017

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After a short Q&A

Mick presented, Photos, he compared iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream. iCloud Photo Library will uploaded all your photos to all devices.
When using iCloud Photo Library in iOS, the 'Camera Roll' folder is replaced with 'All Photos', and 'My Photo Stream' is moved into All Photos'. edited photos in iCloud Photo Library, will also appear on your other Mac devices.
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Bournemouth — Jul 18th 2017

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A select group of 8 members braved the thunderstorm and gathered to hear Tony talk about using still photos in movies, specifically using iMovie.

Tony talked about the issues of integrating still photos into a movie where the image is a fixed shape (different from most still cameras) and expected to move, so a still photo following a video clip can be jarring. There is also a problem with stills shot in portrait mode… Read more…
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