LAPUG

There were so many great topics to talk about last month from Ben's list that we didn't get a chance to cover all of them. We'll continue with a flood of info based on questions LAPUG members have submitted and we'll also cover some of the latest info going on in the Apple world. Of course, come prepared with new topics you would like us to discuss and we'll fit those in, too! macOS Catalina, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watch OS 6 and tvOS 13 are just around the corner as we have more info that you'll need to know before upgrading!

And, of course, we'll go over some other current events in the macOS world as well as review some cool Mac & iOS apps and leave some time for Q&A.

Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_August_2019.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 12:42pm PDT

Our content this month is drawn from your questions and requests. We will look at:
 
1. Mail application choices for macOS and iOS

2. Death of Bento, other options

3. Photo organization for iOS

4. Maintenance Tools on macOS
Malwarebytes
TechTool
Intego Net Barrier & Virus Barrier
Disk Warrior
EtreCheck
Little Snitch
Apple Disk Utility

5. Digital payment systems (such as Venmo, CashApp, AppleCash, ApplePay and the new Apple credit card) and cryptocurrencies. There are now dozens (perhaps even hundreds) of them, and even the social media companies (such as Facebook) are developing their own.

6. AppleTV and its various apps. (We talk a lot about iOS and OS X apps, but rarely about TV apps. Here’s a list: https://www.imore.com/best-apple-tv-apps

7. Apple’s recently announced tvOS

8. AirPods vs Powerbeat Pros

9. How to choose the right external display for you and your needs
 
And, of course, we'll leave some time for Q&A.

 

Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_July_2019.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 12:30pm PDT

Do you know about some of the hidden and less obvious features in macOS?  Some features have been around for years and some are relatively newer but, in both cases, there are some powerful gems that aren't talked about that much that can really help you be more productive on your Mac. This month, we'll expose many of these and teach you how to become more of a Mac expert than you ever thought possible. Make sure to take notes on these as there will be many!
 
And, of course, we'll go over some other current events in the macOS world as well as review some cool Mac & iOS apps and leave some time for Q&A.
Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_March_2019.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

Photography on iOS has completely changed the game in the photo world. The phrase "the best camera is the one you have with you" takes on a completely different meaning when your iPhone's camera is always within arm's reach. Not only will we go over all the ins and outs of using the Camera app, but we'll also review getting images in and out of your iOS devices from other sources (digital cameras, SD cards, web sites, etc.). In addition to all that, we'll also review several other camera applications that go way beyond what Apple provides that allow you tweak your settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, filters, etc.) like you would with a more traditional camera.  This will help make your iPhone or iPad a true digital darkroom.

Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_Feb_2019.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 5:44pm PDT

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