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Dorchester — Jun 10th 2014

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With apologies from John, David Moon took the chair opening the evening by reporting that Rowland Wren a longtime member of WAMUG Dorchester has moved to Spain and the assembled gathering wished him well. David then did a short hands on look at the basics of iPhoto running through the Preferences and then looking briefly at Photos, Events and Albums.

Stephen gave a full presentation on his personal use of iPhoto. Armed with… Read more…

Beaminster — Jun 3rd 2014

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Firstly I must apologise for the lateness in posting the report for the June meeting!

Diana Trenchard gave those present a very interesting presentation of her portable mini scanner. The mini scanner has many uses especially if one is interested in local History or family history.

Diana has kindly sent me a link to her presentation which I have included below.

Diana demonstrated a portable, battery-operated mini-scanner… Read more…

Fareham — May 31st 2014

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Saturdays meeting was an interesting meeting, the discussion was about Genealogy, Alan Clemmy introduced the topic explaining how he started using “Family Tree History” a Windows product, many years ago to record his family history, he used Virtual Box on his Macbook to run ‘doze to show how the application worked.

He then moved on to using Heredis a Mac application to continue documenting his family tree.

We… Read more…

Salisbury — May 28th 2014

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28th May 2014

8 members attending

Lionel’s presentation described backing up your files using a physical hard drive or using the one of the collection of online services available some are free with a storage limit and a charge is made for more space.

You should have a fast broadband speed to back-up all your files to an online store, the normal home broadband speed is… Read more…

Bournemouth — May 20th 2014

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The main event of the evening was a talk by John Hooper on FaceTime, including a comparison with Skype. John started by outlining what is needed to use FaceTime. It works over a wired or WiFi internet connection (although can now be used over 3G with some carriers). It is really aimed at Apple devices (Macs from Snow Leopard onwards, mobile devices from iOS7).

You also need to ensure that your Address Book… Read more…

Dorchester — May 13th 2014

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John opened the meeting with 21 members present.

Trevor gave an account of Audacity, the freeware sound editing programme. He illustrated this using early vinyl recordings of New Orleans Jazz, and how Audacity is used to remove faults from old vinyl recordings. Audacity Help is good and a useful guide to how to use the programme. Trevor explained the rather complicated main screen and demonstrated how to remove blank spaces. The Effects menu… Read more…

Beaminster — May 6th 2014

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favourite iPad apps was the theme for this months meeting. John and Robin showing us a varied range of their most used apps. Despite a low turn out there was a good exchange of info between members with their favourite iPad uses!
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Salisbury — Apr 30th 2014

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Salisbury Group Meeting
30/04/2014
Number of members present 9

This meeting’s theme, Utilities, where they are, what do they do, the ones you can alter and those you should not touch., John, Mick and Brian participated in the explanations with lots of questions and feedback
There was also some discussion on movies in ‘Aperture’.

The Utilities disscussed were

Grapher, Have… Read more…

Fareham — Apr 26th 2014

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Andy introduced to the 6 members the techniques available at system boot time to help diagnose and solve problems (not that there are any problems with OSX - honest).

What is involved is pressing a combination of keys during the boot up or IPL process.
This then enables the user to perform various diagnostic actions to either remove the problem or to bypass the problem.
Apple have provide description of the process… Read more…

Bournemouth — Apr 15th 2014

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Lionel surveyed the different ways of doing backups, confident in the knowledge that we all do regular backups one way or another, said he with a knowing smile! A common method is to use Time Machine, or 3rd party software such as SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner to back up to an external hard disk. While reliable in use, there were hazards such as burglary, fire and flood as well as accidental deletion of a vital… Read more…
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