by Tom Piper, aJMUG President
Halloween is an event we seem to have been preparing for in excess of a month . . . how is it that ghosts and goblins get so much attention, but the economy still hasn’t recovered. We should all do all our part and invest in our future by buying the new 27” iMac, or the terrific new dual-drive Mac mini, or even a cute little Magic Mouse (see at our next meeting).
Last month we focused on the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system with George presenting the latest benefits and features available in the robust edition. It is not only faster and cleaner, but loaded with nifty advantages that can assist all of us. Lucky winners of doorprizes included:
Snow Leopard Projects (book) Jim Stephens
Snow Leopard (software) Wilma Levy
Apple-logo cap Rosaline Moulton
Apple-logo clip Ed Brandt
Apple-logo bag Ann Lane
Our next meeting is all about the many faces of Google, which is just full of prizes and surprises. George Kopp, Greg Breuer, Joe Mertzlufft, Terry Larkin and I will be doing a quickly-paced set of presentations of at least 15 of the top software tools from Google (over 50 are currently available). Most of these great products are available to us at no cost and great functionality. You won’t want to miss this cavalcade of stars presented by people who have used them to great advantage. I will also introduce you to a wide variety of excellent Avery paper products, give away some of them, and give everyone a CD of exceptional software to print your designs, labels and more.
George has also planned another iPhoto ’09 class (particularly for those who missed the last one) for November 5, 2009, assuming that at least eight people signup by our next meeting. If you missed the last one, and want to learn how powerful and useful your resident iPhoto product can be, be sure to send in your registration immediately.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the next appleJAC Macintosh Users Group meeting on Tuesday, November 3, 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.