by Tom Piper, aJMUG President
Summer is passing quickly, and hot-weather activities and vacations are coming to an end . . . did you get everything done this summer that you wanted to? (no, I didn’t either!!!) Hot, muggy, and wet, but school is approaching quickly, and last minute vacations and time away must be wrapped up. Mac projects are also beckoning for our attention.
At our last meeting delightfully held at the Coffee Zone, George Kopp showed his mini-DVI-to-HDMI cable as his favorite gadget; Charlotte Hubbard described “Pandora” on her iPad as her favorite app; and Mark Snell displayed the Mizzou Tiger iPad case that he had gotten from Columbia. I introduced the topic of iOS4 as the latest iPhone/iPod operating system, immediately followed by George’s presentation of the iPhone 4G which had received earlier that day (quite an involved setup process he had involving AT&T and Apple.
After break, we went around the room with various attendees expressing their thoughts on Apple product maintenance highlighting topics like computer backups, repairing permissions, emptying caches, cleaning screens and equipment, and more. Alice Kopp again provided another interesting perspective on our website. The evening’s door prize winners included:
- Bento 2 (member contributed) Larry Garvin
- Photography book Greg Perry
- appleJAC bag clip Karen Keeney
- appleJAC red flashlight Tom Vaughn
- appleJAC blue flashlight Bill Webb
- appleJAC silver flashlight Sue Snell
- appleJAC mobile clip Brenda Hancock
- appleJAC stress ball Alice Kopp
Our next meeting will be the Missouri Press Association headquarters, which is located at 802 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201. They are extensive users of Macintosh computers, as are the majority of their members. Julie Smith has made these arrangements for us.
Mark your calendar NOW for the appleJAC “Mac at Work” meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 7:00 pm. Carpool to travel, and bring family, friends and new members to get the most out of your Mac and Apple products.