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October Meeting - October 13th, 2017.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.

Chuck Joiner

This month our guest speaker will be long time friend of LIMac Chuck Joiner, who will visit us virtually from his home base in central Pennsylvania. Chuck is eminently qualified to tell us, "What Apple does right" which just happens to be the title of his talk. To quote Chuck, "As the largest and arguably most influential tech company in the world, Apple is constantly being second-guessed and criticized on pretty much every decision they make, every action they take. What gets lost in that storm of negative analysis is all the things Apple does right. This talk will point out a few of those things that are so easily over-looked and so easily forgotten, but are what make Apple the company it is today, and their products among the most sought-after by consumers and professionals alike, and most copied or imitated by competitors."

From the About page on chuckjoiner.com: "Chuck Joiner has been creating original Apple, Macintosh and tech-oriented audio and video content since 2000. MacVoices, delivered in both audio and video versions, includes one-on-one discussions with authors, developers, pundits, panel conversations on current trends in tech, and real-world hardware and software reviews. With interviewing skills honed by a career in insurance investigation, negotiation and litigation management, and a passion for technology, Chuck delivers content that is curiosity-driven and designed to both inform and entertain. Professionally, he serves as Vice President of Claims & Operations for The Insurance Alliance of Central PA.

"Chuck's credentials include over four years as Chairman of the Apple User Group Advisory Board, speaking appearances at Macworld Expo, User Group University and Macstock Conference and Expo. He is also Editor-in-Chief of The MUG Center, one of the longest-running Apple User Group resources sites on the web."

As always, the meeting will begin with our crowd-sourced Q&A session, moderated by Scott. Next Chuck will take center stage for his presentation. Following the presentation will be our regular announcements and the monthly raffle. After the close of the general meeting the AppSIG will meet at the front of the room. Bring one of your favorite apps to discuss and/or demonstrate to the group.

You're sure to enjoy Chuck's virtual visit, but only if you're there in person. So mark your calendar and come on down! I hope to see you there.

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.

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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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