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Dorchester — Sep 10th 2019

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This was a trial session of hands on activity. We split into in 3 pre-arranged groups, 6 working on Pages with Mick, 6 on Affinity with Euan and 2 on Keynote with David M. The Colliton Club Dorset room is long enough that were able to have the three sets of tables far enough apart that there was no crosstalk. Two of the tables had projectors and screens. Feedback from the evening was very… Read more…

Beaminster — Sep 3rd 2019

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Meeting on 3rd September 2019


David P presented ways of getting documents onto iCloud. The methods included: saving directly from packages such as Pages or choosing particular documents to save on the iCloud using the Share option or scanned in using the Notes app in iPhones and iPads then sent to the cloud using Share. In the Share option is the facility to convert to pdf and save that… Read more…

Salisbury — Aug 27th 2019

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Two items this month, for certain you will have several 32 bit apps, that should be up-dated when the next OS Catalina is released and installed, David explained the difference between 32bit and 64 bit apps. flags may be appearing on your Macs’ saying that 32 bit apps will not work David showed us how to find them and what to do about it, some can hopefully be up-dated there are a… Read more…

Dorchester — Aug 13th 2019

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Whilst we all snap away with our iPhones we not appreciate all the powerful features included. David Parnell took us step by step through these features limiting his talk to the mechanics and not getting into composition other than to show us a range of professional photos he taken exclusively on his iPhone. David started with the menu which you can scroll through at the bottom of the screen and how which you select changes… Read more…

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…
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