Recent Monthly Programs
Your Digital Legacy
Since Washington Apple Pi member, Jay Castillo could not make the meeting in person we used a video of his presentation to the Pi. Jay covered what happens to everything we have on your computer and all the online accounts after we die??? and expounded on all the things we should do to make life easier for our survivors.
Links to programs material:
Slides used in presentation.
Digital Legacy Book program was based on
Spaces & Safari's Tools: Menus, Sidebar, Bookmarks etc.
Brent demonstrated the use of Spaces (ref. July 25, 2017 article in LW News) along with how to use all the Safari tools and menus. He showed us how to use and manage the items in the Safari sidebar such as the Bookmarks, Reading List and Shared Links. Discover Extensions and how to use the Favorites Bar.
Presented by our President Brent Malcolm (white shirt on right >>>>>>)
Tuesday June 27 @10 a.m.
presented by Ron Masi
"The best camera is the one you have with you"…you've heard that before. Ron is the Webmaster for the LW Apple club and the Rossmoor Camera Club, his wife was the RCC's General Print of the year winner with an image she took with her iPhone.
Using Keynote Ron walked over 50 attendees, step by step, thought the features of the iPhone/iPad camera. He explained how to focus & set exposure, why HDR, Burst, Gridlines, Live Photo, Flash, Timer, etc. are important (& what they are). He also explained the types of images you can easily take including: Square, Panorama, Video (yes movies), Slow Motion, Time Lapse, and using the supplied filters. The handout uses is HERE.
May 23, 2017
iPhone Tricks by Jimmy Mac
Jimmy presented his program to a a full house of about 61, from which he received rave reviews and as predicted many came away saying: "I didn't know I could do that". Using the projector and the TV Jimmy covered Apple Pay, Chargers, Track pad, Magnifing glass, Level, Encrypting Notes and Reminders many uses. Naming The Action button, sending recorded voice mail, stripping web sites of images to make reading easier. Having Siri tell where you parked, or just finding it in Maps both without you doing anything — they already know.
And also how you dictate to you iPhone and have it type what you say. All this and more with Apps already have your iPhone. jimmymacsupport.com • 301-328-1558
Apple Certified Support Professional 10.12
Jim Ritz. Jim is an Apple specialist who makes house calls. He is also the co-founder of the MacRecycleClinic an organization in Silver Spring that repairs and refurbishes old Macintosh computers. Jim’s subject is “What do you want to talk about?” attendees brought their difficult problems and Jim solve them.
Brent Malcolm provided and in-depth overview of the ever important and frustrating subject of PASSWORDS. Brent also explained how one password manager, 1Password, works.
The slides used are here.
Ron Masi club board member & webmaster presented a program on getting help. Ron covered using Keynote screen shots: Apple Support, help already on our Mac OS & iOs (i/Phone/Pad/Pod); On Line help and problems with it; You Tube tutorials; Washington Apple Pi: http://www.wap.org and LW Apple: mac.Computerctr.org
Aaron Davis from Apple spent a little time telling us about the new Mac Book Pro and its new features. The rest of the time, and then some, he devoted to Q&A. Passwords wound up being the subject of almost all questions. Aaron's program went an hour overtime with a full house!
Due to the interest in Passwords and security we intend to have a follow-up program on the topic.
Photos, Apples iPhoto replacement was presented by the ever popular and informative Mike Wish. Mike focus on (no pun intended) on photo editing and / or holiday projects with the iPhone.
The turn out was about 50 members and the audience gasp with ooh's!! an Aws!! as Mike explained the capabilities of Photos. We learned how to edit images on the iPhone that effect all your images viewed on your iMac or iPad and visa versa.
Mike Wish can be contacted at http://mactipster.com
An introduction to using and enjoying Twitter presented by fellow Washington Apple Pi member, Jonathan Bernstein.
Want to keep track of current trends or follow the latest developments? Have an unusual interest you’d like to promote or to track more closely? Want to communicate with a person
or business that by other channels isn’t practical to reach? Want to keep this going on the fly, whether on desktop, laptop or mobile device? Must you “tweet” to use Twitter? What does
advertising look like in Twitter?
As in all social media tools, what privacy issues and options? These are some useful features of, and questions about, this
social media tool that he will discussed.
Aug 23, 216
A YouTube Roadmap
— Jim Owen
Where do you find YouTube; in your cell phone, on your
computer, or on your TV?
Why does YouTube Red cost $10 a month?
A sample of what you do on YouTube:
1. Answer Technical Questions.
5. Improve Your Health.
6. Learn How To Use Comcast Xfinity 1
12.Stupid, Disgusting, Waste Of Time, Obscene, Illegal etc.
July 26, 2016
Facebook by Aggie Eastham
Using her own account Aggie demonstrated everything you wanted to know about Facebook.
Is it for You?
How to join Facebook and become a user.
How to populate it with your friends.
How to find a friend.
How to make a post.
How to share a post.
How to make Notifications.
What is Timeline and Newsfeed.
How to UnFriend a Friend.
June 28, 2016
Security & Recycling
by Jim Ritz long-time Mac guru and co-founder of the MacRecycle Clinic
—Jim explained ways to avoid phishing scams, ransomware
and how to keep your information secure on your Mac and iDevice.
—Jim also introduced us to the MacRecycle Clinic and how they
acquire, rehab and determine distribution.
Visit their site at: http://www.macrecycleclinic.org/site/
May 24, 2016
New presenter Jimmy Obomsawin ("JimmyMac") Though hindered by the poor wifi connection Jimmy talked about and demonstrated, to over sixty members, HomeKit, Apple's innovative effort to integrate activities of daily living.
Jimmy presented a similar program to The Washington Apple Pi on February 27 at George Mason University. Visit his
April 26, 2016
Apps - Valuable & Useful.
We’ll finally had our long-postponed demonstration of useful iPhone and iPad applications and it was well worth waiting for. As expected Mike Wish blew everyone away with his excellent presentation. We broke attendance records with approximately 68 attendees.
Mike will be missed as he is taking new job that will limit his availability.