LAPUG (general)
The new iPhones are here...the new iPhones are here.  Well, if you were to look at them, you wouldn't see anything new -- except for the new Rose Gold color. But, as Apple has said, "the only thing that has changed is everything".  With the new, really cool 3D Touch, a new 12 MP camera, Live Photos, 4K video, the faster A9 processor, and more, the new iPhone 6S is a compelling upgrade. We'll talk about it as well as the new iOS 9 that going to be available September 16. That day will also bring Watch OS 2.0 and we'll talk about how what will be new and different on your wrist.

In addition, we'll cover the new iPad Pro (coming in November) and the new Apple TV (coming in October) with more detail on those when we'll have our hands on them.
Also, long-time LAPUG member Bruce Gerson is moving away. But since Bruce is quite active on our mailing list and distance doesn't mean anything in the online world, Bruce will still be "there". Bruce will be talking about running the new Windows 10 (which some of us do need) in a virtual machine (in VMware or Parallels) and will provide some tips about some of the best utilities that make using Windows just that less painful.
 
And, of course, we'll go over some other current events in the OS X world as well as review some cool Mac & iOS apps and leave some time for Q&A.
Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_September_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT

WWDC! The annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference is the week of June 8 and, luckily for us, we’re meeting the evening of first day. That means we’ll have a wrap up report of the keynote that will have taken place earlier that morning. Traditionally, this is the time of year Apple makes announcments about new versions of OS X, iOS and any new technologies they plan to introduce soon. Perhaps there will be a few hardware announcements, too. There have been a ton of rumors about what’s to come but we’ll only know after the keynote is over. Make sure to come to the meeting so we can let you know about all the exciting things that are in the pipeline.

Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_June_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am PDT

The Apple Watch is real and it’s finally here! But, is it all it’s reported to be? We’ll have a few watches on hand to show and talk about. We’ll review what the Apple Watch is and, equally important, what it’s not. There are many features of the watch that make it an extension of an iPhone and we’ll review what those are. We’ll also talk about how popular apps from the App Store have added functionality to the Apple Watch to make it even more useful. Come on by and let’s enjoy some Watch time together.
Sorry, we won’t have a gold Edtion model to show.
 
 
And, of course, we'll go over some other current events in the OS X world as well as review some cool Mac & iOS apps and leave some time for Q&A.
Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_May_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

RIP iPhoto & Aperture.  Apple has just release Yosemite 10.10.3 which not only includes the usual set of bug fixes and optimizations, it includes a brand new application, Photos.  Photos is the new application that replaces both iPhoto and Aperture. Although both of those applications will no longer be updated, they will continue to work for the foreseeable future.  We’ll review some of the features and requirements of Photos and we’ll discuss the consequence of moving to the new program. If you have questions, we urge you to not migrate your existing Library until you attend out meeting so you can ask them.

We’ll also talk about a few new utilities on the social apps scene that seem interesting and we’ll show a tool that will help you determine if some of those phishing (scam) email messages you get once in a while are real or not. 
 
And, of course, we'll go over some other current events in the OS X world as well as review some cool Mac & iOS apps and leave some time for Q&A.
Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_April_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am PDT

In 2014, Apple announced a few new products coming in early 2015. Well, it’s now early 2015 and these products are getting closer to being released. The Apple Watch is reportedly in production and the upcoming Photos application for OS X (replacing iPhoto and Aperture) hsa been reported to be in the next update to Yosemite.  We’ll talk about these upcoming releases and show you what we know (including some videos of Photos).

Since there are a lot of utilties to help you clean up your iPhoto library, we’ll talk about the things you can do to prepare your library to make the transition a little easier. 

We’ll also talk about some tools you can use on the Mac to access and extract data from your iOS devices that will allow to you get at data you normally won’t be able to access with Apple’s tools. Sometimes, this will be the quickest or only way to get at this data. This will be very handy part of our meeting.

And, of course, we'll go over some other current events in the OS X world as well as review some cool Mac & iOS apps and leave some time for Q&A.
Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_Feb_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT

Keynote-Eve!  As has happened a few times, we're meeting the night before new Apple announcements. We're expecting new iPhones and iOS 7 announcements for September 10. Could there be anything else? AppleTV Update? iPads? OS X Mavericks. Some of these rumors are more likely than others and we'll try to debunk some of the crazy ones out there.  Come on by and we'll review what we know about what we expect will be announced.

In addition to all this, presenting from an iPad and iPhone is very cool. Of course, there's Apple's Keynote on OS X and iOS but there are other apps like Haiku that make creating great looking presentations on iOS a snap. We'll go over all this too.

Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_September_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm PDT

Since people are using iOS devices more and more and they want to store documents on them for reference or need to edit them as they would on a notebook while on the road, it's really important to know how to get documents onto your iPad and iPhone. There are many apps that allow you to manage your documents (word processing, spreadsheets, PDFs, graphics, etc.) and it's important to know how to get them onto your iPhone or iPad in many different ways -- it's a lot easier than you thought and it doesn't always require a tethered computer. We'll talk about using iTunes file sharing, WiFi sharing, WebDAV, downloading directly from Internet servers and even FTP!  Found a video reference on YouTube or Vimeo that you'd like to carry around with you? There are apps to do that too!  More importantly, we'll review the best ways to share documents between apps as you might want to use one to transfer documents and another to store them.

In addition to all this, presenting from an iPad and iPhone is very cool. Of course, there's Apple's Keynote on OS X and iOS but there are other apps like Haiku that make creating great looking presentations on iOS a snap. We'll go over all this too.

Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_August_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm PDT

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