I just returned from my “taste of Spring” in Arizona. This is an annual pilgrimage to visit my mother-in-law in Mesa, where we spend a week in warmer dryer weather, a few flea markets, a jaunt down to Mexico, and lots of good food. Unfortunately, it rained with cold temperatures for four of our seven days, and I was Mr. Fixit for much of the visit. It just goes to show you that some vacations are more fun than others (particularly since wi-fi and decent AT&T signals were all very weak from our temporary residence).
At our last meeting, Steve Archer did provided us a terrific slideshow of his camera and photo experiences (peppered with lots of humor). We launched our second round of favorite gadget (Alice Kopp) and iPhone app (Dan Walsh) presentations. Julie Smith answered many questions about camera selections and uses, and George Kopp demonstrated how to use iPhoto to improve our pictures. He also explained the introduction of the iPad. Alice, our new webmaster, also gave us review of what is on our website, and why we should go back and visit it (www.applejac.org) more often . . . there is a lot to benefit us there. George Kopp also announced that he would be teaching an iMovie class on April 8 and 15 (register early to reserve your spot). The evening’s door prize winners included:
Apple Cubeclip Colleen Collins
Apple Business Card Holder Sue Snell
Apple Retractable Lanyard George Kopp
Black Apple Bag Charlotte Hubbard
Bento 2 by Filemaker Jenice Taggart
Apple Ink Pen Neal Hubbard
iPhone Fully Loaded (book) Tom Vaughn
iPhone 3G Ann Lane
The next meeting will focus on a broad range of terms and expressions we often talk about, but seldom explain: the Mac Dictionary of Terms. This will include social media like Twitter, Facebook, Blogging, YouTube, as well as ports of all types (USB, FireWire, Ethernet, video, more). Photo terms, firewalls, networks, wireless and more will also be described. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Mark your calendar NOW for the next appleJAC Macintosh Users Group meeting on the first Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 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 Apple products.