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Dorchester — Jun 11th 2019

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Andy Prendergast’s talk about morphing one face into another began with us chuckling at his example of morphs between his and Euan’s faces “which he had made earlier”. He used these to stress the importance of keeping a simple and consistent background and face orientation. He set up his MacBook on a table at which each member could sit in turn, illuminated by professional lighting. On the Mac Andy… Read more…

Fareham — Jun 8th 2019

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12 of us were at this meeting when Tony Still gave us a presentation on ‘Back To Basics in Pages’, the Document Processor from Apple. He said that Pages was released in 2005 with iWork, the suite of programmes that included Numbers and Keynote and continues to work in Mojave.
Version 5 was released in 2013 with the emphasis on iOS for iPad use. This removed some features from the Mac version… Read more…

Beaminster — Jun 4th 2019

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Apple Pay was David M’s topic. He described how it works behind the scenes, emphasising its security, how to set it up and how to use it. That is the here and now. He then showed us what the future will look like with Apple Cash which is yet to be released in the UK.

David P explained the many options available for using your iPhone or iPad as a camera… Read more…

Salisbury — May 28th 2019

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For our May's presentation, David Moon traveled to us from Dorchester, explaining “Apple Continuity”, he showed us the uses that are available and demonstrated that they will all work seamlessly on iMac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch.

Including, Handoff, Universal Clipboard, iPhone Mobile Calls, Text messaging, Instant Hotspot, Continuity Camera, FaceTime and Security, also how to unlock features to provide the ability to work on all your Apple devices… Read more…

Bournemouth — May 21st 2019

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Following Euan’s talk on Affinity Publisher, Tony decided to take an in-depth look at Pages which, while not nearly as fully featured as Affinity, is a very capable word processing and page layout program. Pages first appeared as part of iWorks in 2005 and steadily increased in capability until a major revamp, version 5, in 2013. Apparently allowing for IOS development, in terms of features this was several steps backwards. But by… Read more…

Dorchester — May 14th 2019

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Michael ran through some of the IOS apps that he finds really useful and a couple of addictive games. Apple’s very informative Health app keeps him up to the mark on exercise helped by owning a dog. Battery Hd provides five screens of detail about battery health, usage and much more. BBC News gives very accessible, comprehensive and unbiased news. City Mapper provides highly detailed maps, transport details for many major cities around… Read more…

Fareham — May 11th 2019

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In May we had 11 Members as Mick enlightened us about current scams covering Telephone and Email scams, Fraud and Identity Theft showing how easy it is for people to get hold of our information. We covered the weaknesses in Banks systems, compromised websites, being fooled by so called celebrity endorsements.

He went on to talk us through Time Machine which can be helpful in retrieving lost or earlier versions of files, running… Read more…

Beaminster — May 7th 2019

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16 members came along to our May meeting to hear Euan solve the mystery of the significance of bill.cools.fillers. It is the what3words address of our meeting location, the Beaminster Trading Post & Café What3words is a way of giving every 3x3 metre square on earth (all 57 trillion of them) a unique combination of 3 words. It was created in 2013 as a result of frustration at having things… Read more…

Salisbury — Apr 30th 2019

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The opening presentation was by Michael Corgan travelling from Bridport to show us Spotlight an app that is present on all Macs and is found by selecting the magnifying glass top right in your menu bar, he explained that this app does a lot more that you would think.

it is not just used to find mislaid files, there are loads of features that are not used by most of us and did… Read more…

Bournemouth — Apr 16th 2019

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In the absence of Tony, Mick stepped in to introduce the speaker, himself. After a long ovation, Mick described some of the risks associated with credit cards. An ITV investigation showed how easy it is to purchase credit card info online. The investigator had been given a free sample as a loss-leader which he checked with an appalled owner as all the information was correct. We then went on to look at some telephone… Read more…
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