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May Meeting - May 11th, 2018.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.

Jim Dalrymple

Now that spring has finally pushed Old Man Winter aside, we are all grabbing our cameras and heading outdoors to enjoy the mild weather and extra hours of daylight. Did I say camera? Actually, I meant iPhone/iPad.

Many of us have switched from our cameras as our primary "picture-takers" to our iPhones and iPads. If you are like me, you find I always have my I phone with me and it's more convenient, less costly and just easier to lug around.

I take more pictures with my iPhone in a day than I took in a month with my 35mm SLR. In real dollars, the iPhone costs a fraction of my old SLR and more than does the job most of the time. But at those times when the picture isn't quite perfect, Photos comes to the rescue.

If you haven't tried editing your pictures or it's been a while since the last time you used iPhoto, now is the time to weed out duplicates and take you "darkroom" skills to a new level.

Instead of keeping multiple copies of the same subject, we will talk about how to select the best photo and improve it to a level that would have been prohibitively expensive and/or time-consuming in the days of prints and slides. We will also cover organizing, navigating and viewing your photos, metadata, creating albums and presentations, using Faces, viewing the locations where your photos were taken on a map and editing and creating projects.

If you enjoyed LIMac's April presentation on Photos for the iMac, don't miss our May presentation on Photos for the iPad/iPhone. The more you know about Photos' ability to transform a snapshot into a great picture, the better your photos will look and the more enjoyment your family and friends will get from your time and efforts.

Be sure to bring your MacBook or iPad to test and apply Photos’ capabilities to some of you favorite photos.

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

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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.


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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