LAPUG

The second meeting this month will recap WWDC 2020. This year, WWDC will be virtual starting on June 22 and we will have a review of the announcements that evening. This will be all about what's coming in the next versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS!

Direct download: LAPUG_20200622_postWWDC_1908.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 5:27pm PST

Ben, Pat, Phil (and possibly a few other guests) will review their favorite utilities for macOS.  There are so many things that make things easier on your Mac to do things you normally can't do or things that would take so many more steps. You'll love this meeting!

Direct download: LAPUG_20200608_1905.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

So, we're all experiencing a new world. We're all at home and depending more and more on our computers and devices for contact with the outside world. What issues and difficulties are you experiencing now that your life at home is revolving more and more around your Mac, iPhone and iPad? How are you communicating with others? How are you shopping? How are you working? ARE you working? How are you entertaining yourself? What projects are you working on? Have you developed new ways of being productive you never thought about?  We'll throw the door open to discuss all these topics and more at our next meeting.

Our meeting will be based on the Zoom platform. Zoom is free and works very well for the type of meeting the LAPUG group has.

Direct download: LAPUG_20200413_1901.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 1:34pm PST

Remember how we always ask for topic suggestions? LAPUG member Rosalind Jarret suggested the topic for this month's meeting and it's more about personal security and privacy. Specifically, Rosalind asked that we discuss the following:

• California's new privacy laws
• What are best practices for responding to the pop up notices about privacy and cookies. Should you block cookies?
• Should you install an ad blocker and if so which one?
• What are best settings for Google Privacy?  For Facebook Privacy?
• Differences in privacy practices for laptop vs iPhone

These are all fantastic topics and each could probably fill an entire meeting. But, we'll address those as much as we can and we welcome input from other LAPUG members who may have experience with these topics

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_20200309_1913.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 10:08am PST

What's new in the iOS world? Apps! That's what's ALWAYS new! It's been a while since we spent some time going over some new and cool apps. These can vary in categories such as productivity, utilities, finance and numbers, news, entertainment, communication and entertainment...and more! This month, we'll spend some time going over a bunch of newer apps and we'll leave it open for you to talk about any cool app you've come to rely on or use on a regular basis. These kinds of meetings are always super informative!

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_20200210_1910.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 9:32am PST

It's a new year! And with that, traditionally comes CES. The Consumer Electronics Show was in Las Vegas the week of January 6 and there were some very interesting products announced. Some related to Apple products and some not. We'll review some interesting ones. 
We'll also talk about some new features in Catalina/iOS 13 in depth including the TV App, Password authentication, Sidecar, Screen Time and Voice Control.
 
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_20200113_1923.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 9:12am PST

We'll be covering some more features about iOS 13 and Catalina and some more in-depth explanation of some of the newer features of each. 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_20191209_1944.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 9:27am PST

macOS Catalina is here. Apple has made good on its promise to release Catalina in the fall (early October to be precise) and it's the first operating system for the Mac to no longer support 32-bit applications. That means that your apps must be updated and you make sure to use Go64 to screen your computer before upgrading. However, once you upgrade, you'll be in for a load of changes and cool new features especially when it comes to security. Our next meeting will be spent going over a lot of those changes and new features so saddle up and made the trip over to Catalina for a wonderful time.
 
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_20191111_1903.mp3
Category:User Group Meeting -- posted at: 9:14am PST

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