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Salisbury — Feb 29th 2012

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We had an interesting discussion on the things to look out for that hint at approaching hard disc failure and what to do about it. We also went over how easy or difficult it was to replace hard drives in various models of Mac.… Read more…

Fareham — Feb 25th 2012

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Ten members attended our second meeting at Portchester Community School, including a new member - so welcome to the group.

The main topic was a run through of the Utilities folder (or directory) looking at the programs and discussing where one could use them and their contribution to the good running of OSX.

Utilities that drew extra attention and perhaps the opportunity for further investigation:

Keychain Access

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Bournemouth — Feb 21st 2012

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A good attendance to greet Alan Cox, who has bravely stepped forward to take over running the meeting.
There was a lively discussion about the uses of some of the applications in the Utilities folder. The mysteries of Activity Monitor were unveiled, revealing how it can be opf help, particularly if your Mac is running slowly, by showing which programs are taking up processor time and memory.

Color Sync Utility was touched on… Read more…

Fareham — Jan 28th 2012

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Our first meeting in the New year saw the Fareham section meeting in a new location, the Portchester Community School in White Hart Lane, Portchester.

We also were pleased to welcome two new people so that we had 11 people participating in the meeting.

The meeting kicked off with Alan Clemmy helping the group to setup so that we could contact the internet by introducing some of us to the concept… Read more…

Salisbury — Jan 25th 2012

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Things are on the up! With Bournemouth having slightly improved numbers last week and then this Salisbury meeting having more people than for some time, including two potential new members, we're probably doing something right.

There was not too much to sort out in the question and answer session this month so it was quite short and we moved on to Lionel's presentation on iTunes. The intention was to show us some of… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jan 17th 2012

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Another good turnout at Solutions and another good presentation from Mick. This time it was on the basics of iChat - the stuff we wanted to know about at the last iChat presentation but didnít get! He explained that it is possible to exchange text messages, and to have telephone & video chats. Using two screens (and hats off to Mick for lugging the second one all the way down and back up to the… Read more…

Dorchester — Jan 10th 2012

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John introduced the meeting, with 20 members present.

The first presentation was by Mick, on Garage Band
Very few present had used this. He demonstrated three things one can do with GarageBand.
First, how to prepare a mobile phone ringtone. Drag in mp3 file, trim to length (about 30s) and transfer to phone (easier if it is an iPhone).
Second how to add commentary to slide show
Drag jpegs… Read more…

Dorchester — Dec 13th 2011

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John opened the meeting and welcomed the 16 members present.

Michael presented 'Some elements of Pages'.
Pages is easy to use for basic functions, but is capable of more advanced jobs too.
He demonstrated inserting graphics into text, and showed how one can move the graphic around, and the text wraps automatically, as set by the Inspector. The Inspector can also be used to adjust the size and shape of… Read more…
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