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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…

Beaminster — Dec 2nd 2014

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John Lemon gave us a presentation on Garageband to a very good meeting – 21 people came to hear him and it was not a wasted journey. John looked at this program on both the Mac and the iPad and guided us through what could have been a maze, given the huge capabilities and multiple avenues to explore that Garageband presents. He opened many doors to making our own music without dragging us too far… Read more…

Fareham — Nov 29th 2014

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Ten people attended the meeting including two guests let us hope that they will visit again.
The subject this month was Yosemite. Derek gave an overview to the new features of Yosemite aided by two videos. An iPhone hotspot was used to get 4G speeds (occasionally). A discussion followed on various topics including a potentially heated discussion on the use of POP or IMAP mail protocols.

At the end of the meeting… Read more…

Salisbury — Nov 26th 2014

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Number of members present 9

John Hooper took us through Mail Steward and explained how it can copy every email with all its raw data, and also any attachments, from Apple Mail, then archive them all into a single database file. Alternatively, the emails can be stored in separate database files, each one corresponding to separate categories, such as for each year.
We were shown the various aspects of retrieving your emails… Read more…

Bournemouth — Nov 18th 2014

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Peter Shepeard gave an interesting and informative talk about using spreadsheets that he had created using the Numbers application.

His purpose is to keep track of his income and expenditure, as well as to monitor his bank and card accounts. He has now been using the system for at least 10 years.

Initially, he makes estimates of expenditure in various categories. He enters the actual amounts each month which he downloads… Read more…
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