LAPUG
The new iPhones are here...and, better yet, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are here!! We'll go over iOS 13 and iPadOS 13's new features that will blow you away, make things easier to do and provide you with the ability to do things you never could before on an iPhone or iPad.  This will be a great meeting!!
 
This is our first meeting following the release of Apple’s latest iPhones, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 introduces several critical features including a new version of Apple's A series processor, the A13, longer battery life and a new wide angle lens on the Pro models. While the battery life is something anyone who uses a cell phone heavily will immediately understand the benefits of, the new wide angle lens and the increased functionality that comes from the A13 processor provide us plenty to talk about and even see!
 
***Toward that end, if you have a new iPhone 11 and would like to share some of the photography or video you have shot that you feel exemplifies what’s different about this model, please send us some samples and we’ll try to work them into the meeting.***
 
We’ll dig deeper into this, of course, but the basic concept here is that Apple’s ability to depend on the processing power of the A13   Apple’s Night Mode and its controls coupled with the power of the A13 come close to letting the camera shoot in near darkness and produce images that are stunning and pleasing where none were possible before.
 
And, of course, we'll touch on the release of macOS 10.15, Catalina, but we’ll look more in-depth at Catalina in the November meeting. We will also 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_20191014.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 7:47am PST

Once again, Apple has chosen the morning after our monthly meeting to make new product announcements. So, we won't be able to review the presentation in detail but we can speculate on what will be coming out based on reports in the Apple industry. 

So come on by and we'll let you know what YOU will NEED to know about the new software and how it will affect your devices. Note that macOS Catalina (soon to be released) will require all of your apps to be current, 64-bit versions so that might affect you since some of your older applications may not work after the upgrade. Come on by and we'll let you know how to find out in advance so you don't have any surprises after you upgrade.
 
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_20190909.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 9:14am PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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