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Fareham — Mar 31st 2012

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Thirteen members attended the meeting which had a decidedly technical bent.

Martin Spencely reminded us of the early days of OSX by showing us a very early version of OSX in server form - he was running it on a G3 machine from his collection of Macs.
He demonstrated how the GUI has developed over time.
Martin also reminded us that OSX is a Unix variant and described the history and evolution… Read more…

Salisbury — Mar 28th 2012

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It was a fairly short presentation this month, looking at some of the simple but oft neglected features of iPhoto. We concentrated mainly on the search function particularly using keywords previously assigned to photographs. Most people had tried a simple search for photographs marked with a keyword but we discovered how to search for keyword one AND keyword two, keyword one AND NOT keyword two and finally keyword one OR keyword two. We then moved… Read more…

Bournemouth — Mar 20th 2012

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A well attended meeting which saw the end of Michael Corgan's reign as Organiser and the start for Alan Cox as his replacement. WAGs Chairman Mick Burrell thanked Michael for starting the Bournemouth group and running it so successfully for the past four years.

We started the meeting with the usual Q&A session which produced a helpful discussion on the partitioning of external drives, Time Machine back-up and aspects of emailing… Read more…

Dorchester — Mar 13th 2012

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John opened the meeting with 18 members present.
We began with the raffle of a copy of the Steve Jobs biography, and Mark then explained the wonders of the WAMUG website to the uninitiated, including how to access the website, subscribe to the WAMUG calendar, and details of the content.

Following the previous talk on Garageband, a different John then introduced us to Garageband for iPad, which, although the iPad does not… Read more…

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

Automator… Read more…

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…
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