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Dorchester — Jul 11th 2017

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Guest speaker and professional photographer Clive Whaley offered our audience (38 members) stunning photos using an iPhone and explained his concepts and methods. A serious runner, Clive can easily take a good camera with him by carrying his iPhone in an arm band. His runs take him along our wonderful coastline and many of the photos were in familiar settings such as West Bay, often including people whether in groups or singly, always catching the… Read more…

Fareham — Jul 8th 2017

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Ten members attended this month's meeting.

Mick gave us a talk about three features relating to photos, first he compared iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream.
iCloud Photo Library uploads all photos on all devices, however My Photo Stream will only upload recent photos taken within the last 30 days or up to 1000 photos. When using iCloud Photo Library in iOS, the 'Camera Roll' folder is replaced with 'All Photos… Read more…

Beaminster — Jul 4th 2017

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A smaller than usual attendance of 12 was proof that on summer evenings it is sometimes more attractive to be out and about or having a barbecue!
There were two presentations - a very brief one by Michael, giving the case for using the keyboard instead of the cursor to carry out a number of actions on a Mac. The least known at Ctrl+T which will swap the letters on either side of the cursor… Read more…

Salisbury — Jun 27th 2017

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Euan Williams gave us a very interesting presentation about type, logos and layout, and the influence of printing technology on design, “Twiddling Type”.

After some conceptual quotations from several leading European type designers he discussed line and letter spacing options in Apple’s Pages application showing how adjustments to leading, kerning and column width can make the words read and fit better. Some advanced typographic features within the professional QuarkXpress… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jun 20th 2017

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Mick gave us a talk on handling photos, aimed at those of us who have loads! We first of all looked at Apple's iCloud offerings - iCloud Photo Library, My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing. There were lots of questions as the talk progressed, people clearing up their misunderstandings or making sure they'd grasped it. He then went on to cover freeing up space on your device - perhaps not needed as much on a Mac… Read more…

Dorchester — Jun 13th 2017

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David M related the difficulties (but ultimate success) experienced in transferring the May meeting video to DVD. When the video was played in Quicktime, the .AVI Format recording appeared to have stalled about 35 minutes into the take. Euan had all sorts of problems with ‘corrupt’ frames trying to edit the video in iMovie. However when the video was converted using “Aimersoft Video Ultimate Converter” to MP4 not only did it… Read more…

Fareham — Jun 10th 2017

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There were 13 members at this meeting and John gave us a presentation covering 3 topics.

He began with On-line Banking, this basically allows you to access your account details and statements from your own bank or building society, and to carry out transactions like transferring money or paying bills etc. The main advantages are… 24/7 accessibility, portability away from home, easy to use and it’s free!
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Beaminster — Jun 6th 2017

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Another good meeting, with 18 people present, including one new person, not yet a member (but we are working on it!) Mick gave a first class presentation on the A-to-Z of the iPad and iPhone. There was something there for everyone, from the most experienced to the absolute beginner, and many functions of these were explained and eyes opened as to what can be done with them and how to change functions to… Read more…

Salisbury — May 30th 2017

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After a short Q&A

John Hooper gave us a very interesting presentation about the Vision Impairment Features found on the iPad and the Mac (most of them should also work on the iPhone).

John started by demonstrating how to use Fullscreen Zoom then Window Zoom, the latter being fully adjustable using a 'floating' controller icon.

He then covered Magnifier, which uses the main camera to view small… Read more…

Bournemouth — May 16th 2017

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May's meeting's main event was an introduction to some of iTunes' features from Michael Corgan featuring some beautifully orchestrated slides. Michael started with the rhetorical question of "What does it do?", to which the answer was "A lot!".

Michael continued by describing the many ways to control iTunes, including on-screen buttons, function keys and keyboard shortcuts. He then moved on to adding material to iTunes' library (notably by… Read more…
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