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Salisbury — Jan 28th 2020

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For our January meeting we had a look at a couple of new and extra features of iPad iOS 13.3, asking members to tell us what they may have found and could be useful.

Starting with taking a screen shot and mark-up..

During the break there was a short Q&A concerning Yahoo and how to get larger text on an iPad.

We then had a… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jan 21st 2020

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14 members braved the dark January evening for a presentation by Euan Williams on Apple’s Automator app.

Automator is a facility included in macOS for generating scripts without the need for programming. Euan started with a history lesson, tracing the origins of this idea back to Bill Atkinson’s HyperCard app which was run on the very first Macs. Variants on this classic program such as SuperCard are still available… Read more…

Dorchester — Jan 14th 2020

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To start the year, David M showed some some of the more surprising editable features of Apple’s vector Clip Art including how make a window frame round a video, and modify, add to, and subtract from shapes.

Euan gave a full demonstration of NeoFinder (was CDFinder) which quickly catalogs and manages your entire media and disk library. It is a much more fully featured version of the Mac Finder which can… Read more…

Beaminster — Jan 7th 2020

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The year commenced with David P presenting the various uses of maps on an iPhone or iPad. The focus was on Apple Maps but the ubiquitous Google Maps was included to highlight the additional facilities available from this app. Bing maps offers access to OS maps but can only be accessed via a search engine under OSX. Members followed the presentation on their own devices. Whilst neither Apple nor Google maps accepts a What3Word search… Read more…

Bournemouth — Dec 17th 2019

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Bournemouth -17th December 2019
Tony Still gave a presentation and demonstration of ON1 Photo Raw, a photograph organisation and manipulation application.

There followed an extensive question and answer session.

ON1 presentation
Background
Lightroom V6 was sold with a perpetual licence which unfortunately Adobe has superseded with a subscription only version.

This, coupled with concerns about 32bit components not working in Catalina and the inevitable lack of… Read more…

Dorchester — Dec 10th 2019

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Trevor gave a great demonstration as to why we should all be giving more attention to the IOS/iPad OS app Shortcuts, now a lot more powerful and included by Apple by default in IOS 13. There are already a large number of Shortcuts available from the built-in Gallery and through the cloud and many can be integrated into other Apple apps. He showed that in Photos you can access the “Where Was… Read more…

Beaminster — Dec 3rd 2019

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Members were invited to follow along using Macs or iPads with David Moon’s workshop session. To make this possible two screens were used - one mirroring the Mac and the other the iPad. David used Keynote as his vehicle to demonstrate a host of features which are common to many Apple programmes: importing photos, using shapes to mask the photos and how to edit those shapes, animation (Santa was flying across the screen in… Read more…

Salisbury — Nov 26th 2019

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Our November meeting was held back win the community space starting with a Q&A questions relating to the new OS Catalina. Followed by the showing of a couple of drawn animations demonstrating the use of a few simple lines. Brian showed a new feature in Pages, filled lettering where you are able to fill lettering with a photo this can also be achieved using Keynote.

David demonstrated Sidecar having the iPad… Read more…

Bournemouth — Nov 19th 2019

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Tuesday’s meeting brought a small (but select) group of 9 together to talk about Mac tips and tricks. We started with impressions of, and best new features in, Catalina. Most people have already updated but there weren’t too many new features noted; the best new item was sidecar (using an iPad as a second display) that David later demoed, including using an Apple Pencil in Affinity Designer. Sidecar works with: 2016… Read more…

Dorchester — Nov 12th 2019

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We had a successful evening of 3 workshops, three members on Pages with Mick, four on Keynote with David and six on Affinity Photo with Euan with a mix of iPad OS and Mac OS.… Read more…
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