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Bournemouth — Jan 15th 2013

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A good turnout (15) to start the year with a meeting devoted entirely to discussions of members' queries Ė it turned out to be a lively evening. Members were ready with a wide range of questions which were analysed, probed and responded to by others. Topics ranged from printer-router connections via Wi-Fi settings, Networks, desktop icons failing to show, Time Machine failures, external drives back-up including Drobo (a powerful storage system), slide shows in sequence from iPhoto… Read more…

Dorchester — Jan 8th 2013

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The January meeting was attended by 23 members and guests. John introduced the meeting, and distributed forms on which we were invited to record what would like, and what we could offer to future meetings. This month, we heard about the mysteries of POP and IMAP email from Mick, and also about some useful apps from Michael, and John.

First, Mick on email: (A brief paraphrase, notes are available from him.)

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Dorchester — Dec 11th 2012

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John introduced the meeting with 25 members present, all tempted by the presentations on offer (plus, no doubt, by the Christmas coffee and mince pies).

Euan commenced by telling us of his positive experience with his Mac Goody "Shop"
CK IT Computers Poole - Mac repairs and sales [undisclosed telephone].
It's not really a shop, so you have to contact them before making a visit.

Tom demonstrated the… Read more…

Bournemouth — Dec 10th 2012

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Attendance was again good (15) in spite of the low temperature outside. The usual Q & A opening brought discussion on Mail threads, opening the BBC website, removing outdated email addresses, using autofill in Safari for email addresses, upgrading to Mountain Lion and using the Trackpad.

Alan opened his talk about iMovie '11, starting by showing a newish feature called Trailers in which you choose bits of your video clips for Apple to… Read more…

Salisbury — Nov 28th 2012

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The session started with a lively Q&A session covering things such as applications that run at startup, why Mac A could see Mac B on the network but Mac B couldn't see Mac A and why Safari gives a "blocked plugin" message on certain YouTube videos and requests an update to the Flash plugin but the update doesn't fix it. (We found Firefox works OK with the same plugin)

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Fareham — Nov 24th 2012

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Five intrepid members ventured out into the weather to hear Andy Banks describe some recently introduced features in iTunes. These included Genius, Genius Mixes, Purchased, My Wish List, Complete My Album, iTunes Match.

iTunes use of the network connection lead onto discussion of ISPs and their service levels and help desks.

We also discussed the the provision of refreshments and we agreed that attendees should bring along their choice of drink… Read more…

Bournemouth — Nov 20th 2012

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The meeting opened with a short movie entitled "Togetherness" which showed how smart phones are replacing normal face to face social interactions.

The Q and A session was probably our most lengthy and varied to date with topics ranging from iPhone 3 data access when the password has been forgotten to using a MacBook Pro in Spain.

Eventually Mick was able to start his presentation on Passwords. This soon… Read more…

Dorchester — Nov 13th 2012

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John opened the meeting with 18 members present.

Michael was unable to attend so we didnít learn about what a marvellous application Pages is. Hopefully this is a treat for a future meeting.

Barry had his presentation on Aperture ready and we commenced with that. The first recommendation was one which we have heard many times in the past - some heed it but more should - back up your data on… Read more…

Salisbury — Oct 31st 2012

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A wide ranging Q&A session covering topics from downloading video from YouTube, through email groups in Contacts and organising key photos in Aperture and iPhoto. We also had some iPad/iPhone questions covering AirPrint printers and how you can't interrogate your mobile device to reveal your passwords in a similar way to Keychain Access on your Mac.… Read more…

Bournemouth — Oct 16th 2012

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After the usual Q & A session with discussion about the Safari Bookmarks Bar and one member experiencing slow speed after loading Mountain Lion,  Alan used his iPad 2 to give a live demonstration of FaceTime which is an App that comes with iPad 2 and 3, iPhone as well as with Lion and Mountain Lion. You sign in with your Apple ID or create a new account to set it up. This enables… Read more…
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