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Fareham — Mar 12th 2016

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There was a good turnout by 14 members for this meeting.

John gave us a talk about some internet scams, starting with ID theft.
He illustrated a typical scenario whereby a hacker had sent out phishing emails to a long list of email addresses. Each phishing email had a link to a fake website that looked authentic with exact copies of forms to fill out, the Halifax bank was chosen in this… Read more…

Dorchester — Mar 7th 2016

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Mick demonstrated in real time how to create a ringtone for iPhone — a good reminder of how useful the Garageband App can be. Using an MP3 clip of the opening bars of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take Five’, he opened a new “Empty” Project in the latest version of Garageband 10.1, (any of the three options offered work) and dragged his MP3 clipping into Garageband. ‘Take Five&rsquo… Read more…

Beaminster — Mar 1st 2016

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There was a good turn-out of seventeen members and three new visitors to hear Michael give a presentation on a Mac basic – Time Machine. The importance of backing-up cannot be stressed too strongly, particularly by people who have lost files or photos ,and so this presentation was a welcome introduction to the ease of letting your Mac look after itself and of avoiding grief when, as is inevitable, a hard-drive dies… Read more…

Salisbury — Feb 23rd 2016

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Members present 11 and 5 guests

First up was the usual Q&A.

Brian started off with a look at some items in System Preferences, Desktop and Screen Saver, The Dock, Keyboard, User groups, Sharing and BlueTooth, Security, this included a long discussion regarding passwords and security, we had some suggestions on apps for protecting and remembering your passwords.

After a break for Coffee, Mick gave an interesting… Read more…

Bournemouth — Feb 16th 2016

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16 members attended to hear John Ansell's talk entitled "Whether to iCloud?"
John suggested that the easiest way to think of iCloud is that it adds some more internet-based services to those we are already familiar with, such as the world wide web and email.

All these services store information somewhere in the Internet, then the service is provided by an application running on computers typically located in data… Read more…

Fareham — Feb 13th 2016

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Eleven people attended this meeting, including one new member.

The start was delayed due to some technical problems connecting to the Wifi.
John explained that the Maps app had first appeared with iOS 6 in 2012, and before that, the original default app for iOS devices was Google maps. John started with the basic features, Map view, Satellite view, 2D, 3D and zoom, however, the current location couldn't be accessed on the… Read more…

Dorchester — Feb 9th 2016

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Euan explained that masking is laying a partially translucent or opaque layer over an image to affect the appearance of the image without affecting the original.  The mask can affect only a selected part, parts, or the whole of the image, the level of transparency of the mask varying the intensity of the effect. The default red colour of a mask is based on “Rubylith” a red transparent film used in traditional… Read more…

Beaminster — Feb 2nd 2016

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There was quite a good attendance (14 in all) to hear and see two presentations.

The first was a demonstration by Roy Moore of the free iPad/iPhone app “Snapseed”. This proved to be a very competent and easy-to-use app for manipulating photographs. As chairman of the Beaminster Camera Club Roy knew of what he spake and gave us a good set of examples to show the power… Read more…

Salisbury — Jan 26th 2016

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26th January 2016

11 members and 2 guests.

Our first meeting of 2016 was very and interesting with my plan to try to get everyone involved a success but I did not take into account that they would all want to chip in at once, the result was quite a lively affair.

We had a look at some favourite Apps for iPad and MacBook, including, iPianist, Sky Guide and… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jan 19th 2016

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22 people, including 3 new prospective members and a welcome delegation from Dorchester, squeezed into Solutions to hear Tony give a second presentation of his talk on Photos. To avoid duplication, this report should be read as an adjunct to the report below of the Fareham meeting of 9th January.

The views or display options in the iOS and OSX versions of Photos are quite similar but Tony highlighted and explained a few… Read more…
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