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June Meeting - June 14th, 2019.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.

WWDC 2019

Just in case you've been out of touch with the happenings at Apple lately, there's a lot to learn. There was a computer "upgrade" announcement late in May (the new MacBook Pro), and the first full week of June, Apple hosted WWDC19 at the San Jose Convention Center. At our June meeting we'll try to cull out the most important announcements and developments from this latest barrage of Apple information. Most of the changes are scheduled to actually debut in the fall. Here are some of the key announcements:

tvOS: new Home screen, multi-user support, new Control Center, game controller support
watchOS 6: new watch faces, taptic chimes, new built-in apps, independent apps, watch app store on the watch itself, activity trends, hearing health, cucle tracking
iOS 13: increased performance, Dark Mode, QuickPath keyboard, updated Safari, Mail, and Notes, Reminders remake, complete overhaul of Maps data, privacy protections, "Sign in with Apple," and much more
iPadOS: its own OS with new iPad-only features (new Home screen, fonts, new multi-touch features, improvements for Apple Pencil with iPad, compact keyboard)
Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR: the pros finally get their "drool-worthy," modular, user upgradeable workstation and huge 6K monitor

Your first meeting is FREE. Annual individual membership is $48.00, which covers all immediate members of your family & gives you access to our monthly electronic newsletter and member-only bulletin board and valuable discounts only available to Macintosh User Group members. Membership applications are available at the check-in desk.

GPS Coordinates: N40.813599 W73.604457

Google Maps Link - http://www.bit.ly/FindLIMac

NYIT - Old Westbury Campus
Northern Boulevard & Valentines Lane
Auditorium of the Harry J. Schure Hall


June 2013's Dave Marra presentation, as always, covered a lot of information. Click HERE for links to resourses mentioned during that meeting.
A PDF version of Bradley's first three Mac 101 handouts can be downloaded here: Finder and TextEdit and Preview and the
Mail. His Mountain Lion System Preferences handout is here and the ML apps handout/notes are also available. If you have any questions, use the
LIMac bulletin board, or the LIMac Facebook group page, or the next month's Q&A session.
A PDF version of Barbara Mehlman's August 2009 slideshow presentation is available for download here.
A PDF version of Victor Susman's April 2013 presentation on MOOCs can be downloaded here.
You’re Invited to the MacBasics SIG
In order to meet the needs of a wider range of members and not put off those with more than beginning skills, we’ve changed not only the name from Beginner SIG, but also the focus of our SIG. We will still cover applications like AppleWorks and simple procedures like setting up your first Mac, file systems and using utilities, but we’ve also matured, as much of Apple’s software and hardware has. So come on down. We'll be where we’ve always been, doing what we’ve always done, but with a new slant and a new name. The MacBasics SIG is led by Geoff Broadhurst and Rick Matteson. The SIG meeting is broken into two sessions. The first is from 7:00 to 7:30PM, during which we will have our own basic level question and answer session. We’ll break for the featured presentation and raffle and come back for the main portion of our SIG meeting from 8:30 to 10 o’clock. Of course before our MacBasics main demonstration we'll have our own novice Q&A session across the hall, while Bradley's dealing with the more complicated problems in the main room.

As always come with questions. The MacBasics SIG is not just for beginners, but we do discuss aspects of the Mac that may sometimes be overlooked. There will be a MacBasics SIG meeting this month. The topic has not been announced.

 


The App SIG, is the latest SIG from LIMac. It's a peer-to-peer group where members share their knowledge and experience with the
operating system iOS 7 and their favorite apps for their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

While the AppleTV does run iOS, it doesn't run
user apps. Nevertheless, it can play an important role in the mobile OS realm with streaming video and photos and screen mirroring.
Lets help each other here. There will be no App SIG meeting this month.

apps


Apple’s 2nd New York City area flagship store opened in Manhattan at 767 Fifth Ave. at E 59th Street.
Read about this site’s storied past. Also check out photos from our local Smith Haven Mall Apple Store Grand Opening.

Board meetings schedule The executive board meetings of LIMac are open to any interested member to attend in a non-voting manner.
There are no secrets here. There is an updated picture for the 2007 board.

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