LAPUG

For those of you who have finished your taxes and won’t be up all night, come on over and join us. We’ll review the events from Macworld | iWorld and we’ll talk about new products from the show. This is one of our highlights of the year as our week in San Francisco gives us an idea of what 2014 will bring us for third party products in the OS X and iOS worlds.

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.

What we discussed:

OpenSSL/Heartbleed
Change Passwords / 1Password on sale

Macworld roundup
The Roost
BakBone (Tablet Ring)
Square Jellyfish (tripods)
BodyGuardz Glass Screen Protector
SKIVA USB Duo Micro and Lightning Cable
The Glif TRIPOD Mount & Stand
Contact Patch (http://www.contactpatch.biz/home/)
FUZ Designs Everdock
Cloak (get cloak.com)
Vivoprint.com (HbxFn14)
LumoLift (lumobodytech.com)
Robots & Pencils PencilCase (robotsandpencils.com)
Geometrical Pocket Tripod (geometrical-inc.com)
Tru Protection (truprotection.com)
Moshi Versakeyboard (http://www.moshistore.com/versakeyboard-ipad-air-bluetooth-keyboard-stand-case#black)
Parle DockIT (parleinnovation.com)
FaceTune (facetuneapp.com)
Prong Case (goprong.com)

Super iPad Apps for Work — Macworld | iWorld Session given by Phil & Ben

Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_April_2014.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:06am PDT

Having an issue with your Mac or iPad? It happens sometimes and, generally speaking, it’s not your fault. We’ll go over some tips and tricks the troubleshooters use to help keep your devices in good working order. This is also an opportunity for your to come on by and ask some questions that have been stumping you so that you can get over that nagging OS X or iOS issue that’s been hounding you for a while.

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_March_2014.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 10:41pm PDT

If Internet Companies were Countries

http://jaysimons.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-the-Internet-1-0-427143215

 

North Korea’s Red Star OS

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/right-click/north-korea-imitates-apple-os-x-latest-red-152414963.html

 

iOS Tips (forwarded by Dave Whitby)

http://overbidme.com/questions_and_answers/amazing-tricks-every-iphone-and-ipad-user-should-know

 

Skybell Doorbell

http://www.skybell.com

 

Haiku Premium Themes free (2/day Mon-Sat)

In-app purchase

 

Olympics App

 

Adonit Jot Script

 

Pages2PDF

 

Michael Bateman Projector

 

Apps for Connecting to the Cloud

DropBox

SugarSync

Box.net

Documents

Good Reader

Files Connect

Files United

HighTail

Office2

OnLive Desktop

 
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_February_2014.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 8:07am PDT

It’s a brand new year and, with it, comes brand new stuff. Of course, the new MacPro is now shipping and some LAPUG users may have already received theirs. Within hours of it going on sale in late December, shipping dates were showing delivery in February so it may be some time before we get some real hands-on experience with it. Nevertheless, we’ll discuss what it offers and if it’s good time to get one.

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is the week right before our meeting and since Ben, Phil and a few other LAPUG members attended, we’ll have a wrap-up of new stuff that’s relevant to iOS and OSX users. There’s a whole area of the expo floor dedicated to iOS so we expect a lot of new products to be announced and shown. We’ll bring the show to you!

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_January_2014.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 1:26pm PDT

The dust is settling with OS X Mavericks and new things are upon us. One of those things is a whole new set of iWork applications. We’ll go over the apps along with the changes they bring. We’ll also show you how to get so much more out of templates with iWork apps that can be used with both OS X and iOS versions of iWork. iWork apps on OS X and iOS also share their data over iCloud and we’ll go over how that works as well as reviewing other apps that use cloud syncing as well.

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_December_2013.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 8:59am PDT

New OS, New MacBooks, New iPads, Oh My!

As expected, October brought us new stuff and we’re pretty excited. OS X Mavericks is out and it’s been a pretty good upgrade. Not only does it introduce several new features but it’s free! New iLife and iWork apps are out and we’ll go over those, too. If you haven’t upgraded to Mavericks yet, we’ll give you some tips for best practices of what to do before upgrading. If you have upgraded and you’ve upgraded iWork and iLife, too, we’ll give you some tips for how to best take advantage of the new features. We’ll also talk about the new iPad Air as well as the unreleased iPad Mini with Retina Display.

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_November_2013.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 1:58pm PDT

OS 7 is finally here along with new iPhones! You may have already upgraded to iOS 7 on your iPhone or you may be one of the lucky ones to have purchased a new iPhone 5C or iPhone 5s. We'll spend our evening talking about all the new features in iOS 7 along with a bunch of hidden new features and tips. Of course, we'll also discuss and show the new phones including the new iPhone 5s with it's new Touch ID sensor and new camera features.  This will be one of our must attend meetings of the year to turn you into an iOS power user!

We'll also talk about saving your DVD collection to your computers for use on your home network, iPads, iPhones, etc. This will be a great topic of discussion that will address questions LAPUG members have asked very often over the years.
Direct download: LAPUG_Monthly_Meeting_October_2013.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 7:19am 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

Well, WWDC is behind us and we'll discuss a few follow-up tidbits that we didn't get a chance to cover last month.  One of things that a has come up a few times is the topic of Apple IDs -- what they are and how to best manage them. We'll spend some time going over that in detail so if this has been an issue for you, please make it a point to come to this meeting.

 In addition, well talk about a few other things affecting Mac and iOS users including the demise of Google Reader. We'll talk about alternatives and what apps are available to handle your RSS feeds. Some new really cool apps for helping you run your business on your iPad have cropped up and we'll go over that too. There are some great updates with Apple TV that have been released and we'll discuss that, too. And, of course, we'll go over some 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_July_2013.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 5:58pm PDT