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Bournemouth — Jul 21st 2015

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Tony started the meeting with a presentation showing us how to find out why our Macs may be running slower than they should. He'd gone to great lengths to make what could be a very technical topic easy to understand. He represented the computer as a linear diagram showing the relationship between the hard disc, the memory and the processor. He explained how they all worked with each other and how their relative speeds can… Read more…

Fareham — Jul 18th 2015

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We had 12 members at this meeting.

During the first half, John gave us a talk about the two in-built iPad cameras.
He mentioned that the front facing 'FaceTime' camera has a low resolution of 1.2MP, whereas the rear facing 'iSight' camera has a much higher resolution of either 5MP or 8MP, depending on the iPad model.

John explained how to manually adjust the exposure, although normally done… Read more…

Dorchester — Jul 14th 2015

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Trevor showed how to get started with Pages by selecting a template, this time sticking with the blank sheet option. Using the Inspector he showed how to set margins, headers and footers before moving on to text options and left, right, centre or justify alignment. He then showed how to include a picture, with the text on the page “wrapping” to provide the space. Next he added a new text box. To draw… Read more…

Beaminster — Jul 7th 2015

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There was a fairly low turnout at Beaminster on Tuesday 7th with 14 present. Good weather and the beginning of the holiday season could have been behind that. Regardless, Michael gave a detailed and interesting presentation to show how to start using Pages in all three flavours – Pages 4 and 5 for the Mac and the latest version for iPad and iPhone. From opening the app to deciding on the style and layout, and… Read more…

Salisbury — Jun 30th 2015

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Salisbury 30th June 2015

14 members and 1 guest

Quite a successful first full meeting at our new venue, Tesco Community Space.

First up was Brian’s presentation explaining the rules regarding the use of the
Tesco Community Space.

Mick then gave us an introduction to Newsletters using Pages, including layout, font sizes, columns, styles for headlines and body text, then selecting colours for the… Read more…

Fareham — Jun 20th 2015

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Eleven people attended this rescheduled meeting, including two guests.
Initially there was a brief Q&A session.

John gave a talk about using gestures on an iPad.
He started by briefly explaining the difference between the modern day touchscreens and those used previously, and mentioned that the first touchscreen was invented in 1965.
He described eight common gestures used on the iPad, as well as some variations of these… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jun 16th 2015

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A group of 10 members gathered to hear the main presentation of the evening, Trevor Hewson talking about building a website and using the Freeway application.

Trevor started his presentation by discussing what a website is and why you may want to build one. A website is a navigable and maintainable set of interlinked pages, images, videos etc. A personal website is a challenging way to share information about shared interests.

Trevor… Read more…

Dorchester — Jun 9th 2015

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20 members attended the June meeting in Dorchester to hear more about Pages from Mick, and the Apple Watch from David. There was also a fair amount of discussion about Apple’s WWDC 2015 streamed the previous evening.

Mick outlined how Pages can be used to create simple newsletters with a professional appearance. He emphasised the importance of starting off with a plan; deciding which fonts and sizes to use for text… Read more…

Beaminster — Jun 2nd 2015

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“Our meeting was well attended again, with 17 members assembled to learn, from Mick’s presentation, of the two basic types of email service, Pop & IMAP. Mick explained how with a POP account the user downloads mail from the server and that mail stays on the server until the user deletes it, good housekeeping is essential as servers have a storage limit making it important that any mail that is not wanted… Read more…

Salisbury — May 27th 2015

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Members present 10 and 1 Guest

There was a short discussion about Tesco Community Space to find out what members think.

The demo was creating a stop-motion movie, taking the photos, downloading to iMovie, editing and saving, we went through the complete process, everyone got involved in moving the subject.
This was a demo with 18 photos (frames), to make a smoother movie it would need shorter moves and… Read more…
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