June Meeting - June 14th, 2019.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.
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.
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Auditorium of the Harry J. Schure Hall
|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