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Bournemouth — Feb 17th 2015

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Once the rather novel IT setup had been persuaded to function (more later), Tony introduced himself to give a talk on Keynote on the iPad.

The talk covered the design, production and delivery of a presentation, the first section emphasising the importance of sorting out your ideas at the outset, being clear on the objectives of the talk and tailoring it to the intended audience.

Tony's presentation had been prepared entirely… Read more…

Dorchester — Feb 10th 2015

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John opened the meeting with 19 members present.

Mick then gave a talk on iCloud and iCloud Drive, the main distinction being that the former is mainly used to synchronise files automatically (e.g. Contacts, dates) whereas the latter is intended to store files. In this respect, iCloud Drive has much in common with apps such as Dropbox, but is, in some ways, at least at present, more limited than Dropbox in terms… Read more…

Beaminster — Feb 3rd 2015

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There was a good attendance (16, including a very welcome visitor from Fareham - John Hooper, a fellow meeting Organiser) to hear Michael go through the basics of creating a Newsy letter and a News Letter using Pages.
for a few friends
The difference between the two was that the Newsy Letter is designed to be sent to a friend, and the News Letter is a more formal document aimed at a group… Read more…

Salisbury — Jan 28th 2015

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Number of members present 9

Mike had a few questions regarding MacKeeper, ZipCloud & JustCloud.

The demonstration was how to use Quick Look that will allow you to view all the files,
pictures and movies in a folder.
What you have to do is locate the folder where you keep the documents, pictures photos or movies you want to look at open the fold and then select all.

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Fareham — Jan 24th 2015

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Seven members attended this first meeting of the year and John Hooper took over as organizer.

John gave us a talk with keynote illustrations about all the different ways to transfer files between Apple devices.
Airdrop was considered to be the easiest system to use and is already built into OSX Yosemite and iOS 8.
It is now compatible with both operating systems, unlike the previous versions.
The next best… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jan 20th 2015

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WAMUG MEETING 20 Jan 2015

On a cold, wet evening, 19 of us met at Solutions, including one new member.

John Ansell gave an informative talk about alternatives to Safari, useful to know about if a website won't display properly, or if you wish to test your own website. Google Chrome is now the most widely used web browser (across all web users), and has many similarities to Safari. Mozilla Firefox… Read more…

Dorchester — Jan 13th 2015

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Our meeting on 13 January was, as usual, opened by John, with 24 members, including two new members, present. Mick began by talking about the features which he found particularly useful in Yosemite (although some of these were also present in earlier versions of the OS).
• Finder window tabs
• Safari Favorites - these are, by default, in a menu on the left, although a helpful option exists to revert to the traditional… Read more…

Beaminster — Jan 6th 2015

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This week was an arty occasion pitched primarily at our iPad users.

Michael set off by showing the basics of a free app, Tayasui Sketches. This has a selection of painting and drawing tools, a pattern swatch and a colour swatch. And of course an eraser tool The latter can have custom colours too. He also showed how it is possible to fill selected areas with various patterns, to create background or shadow… Read more…

Dorchester — Dec 9th 2014

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John opened the meeting with 24 members present.

Martin introduced a useful tool for investigating local network problems – iNet for OSX. This scans your local wireless network and identifies devices linked to it.  Wifi Explorer is an OS X app too, which identifies nearby WiFi networks, and is useful to identify channel conflicts.

Martin then showed us MacTracker which lists all Apple OSs and models… Read more…

Bournemouth — Dec 8th 2014

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Proceedings were opened by Mick presenting our retiring convener with a bottle of Christmas cheer in appreciation for his efforts over the last couple of years. Tony Still will take over from the new year.

Having safely stowed the bottle, Alan introduced Ben of Solutions to enlighten us on the subject of photo management.

After covering the basics of importing photos into events in iPhoto, sorting the events, editing the photos… Read more…
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