by Tom Piper, aJMUG President
Where has the month gone? August is almost over, school has started, and vacations are now a sweet memory. It has been an interesting month when I also acquired an HPmini 110 netbook that dual-boots into Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and Windows 7 beta . . . it is a very cute experiment that satisfies my portability needs until the new Apple iNetTablet appears (my name for what I believe will be a super iPhone with touchscreen and much more).
Last month we conducted our special annual “Mac at Work” visit to a business which integrates Apple products to enhance their operations. Julie Smith arranged our trip to the main office of the NewsTribune in Jefferson City. Dan Walsh (and co-worker Colleen) presented the ways in which their new iMacs facilitate the products of their daily newspaper. They also gave everyone a peek at how the new appleJAC brochure was developed. This was a very interesting and entertaining visit.
Our next meeting is our special “Back to School” edition which will focus on the Wide World of iPhone and iPod touch. George will assist me in presenting the latest features of both, as well as a wide range of “apps” that are available for these portable wonders (over 64,000 at last count). You will also be invited to share your favorite app which others can appreciate. Incidentally, we also will be giving away items from a special shipment of Apple-logoed products to members whose names are drawn as winners.
The “Made on a Mac” image enhancement competition is over, with the top three entries (see our website to see all entries) selected by our independent judge, renowned photographer Dr. Henry Domke. Prizes will be handed out at this meeting, along with their explanations of how they were done.
Building on the success of the MacBasics classes, my iWork ’09 MacClasses will held be at Lewis and Clark Middle School on September 10, 17 and 24 featuring Pages, Numbers and Keynote (see registration below). Let us know as soon as possible if you wish to participate so we will have enough tables and chairs. George has also tentatively planned another iPhoto ’09 class (particularly for those who missed the last one) for November 5, 2009.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the next appleJAC Macintosh Users Group meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at 7:00 pm. Bring family, friends and new members back to Lewis and Clark Middle School to get the most out of your Mac and other Apple products.