by Julie Smith
Harken back only a few short years ago to when, if you wanted a new software program, you either had to go to an electronics store (and hope they carried Apple/Mac software), or purchase a disk off your favorite online site and wait a few days to receive it in the mail.
Well, fellow Mac users, no longer. With the popularity of the iOS devices and instant downloads, you can now purchase your computer software or apps the same way. Keep in mind, "app" is short for application, and an application is software. It’s all the same thing, just different branding. As long as you have high-speed internet connection or access to wi-fi, it is an efficient delivery system.
Doorprizes won at the previous April 3 appleJAC MUG meeting include:
- iTunes card......Brian Fuller
- Flashlight........Todd ?
- Pen...............Ann Lane
- Apple cloth......Jenice Taggart
- Lion Tutorial....Bill Krause
- Apple cloth......Gale Fuller
- Stress apple......Ron Hansen
- appleJAC cloth..Mathias
- appleJAC cloth..Peggy Landwehr
- appleJAC clip...Jim Stevenson
- Stress apple.....Joe Mertzlufft
- Stress apple.....Dan Watson
- Stress apple.....Jan Watson
With the popularity of portable devices like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, we had focused on apps for those devices, but this month we get back to the computer that made it all possible, the Apple Mac. Whether you have an iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro, you are now able to download your software directly to your computer and start using it right away. And, with the availability of gift cards at nearly any store, gifting software is as easy as ever.
A few of our members will show some of their favorite Mac Apps and demonstrate them for us Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the May appleJAC Mac User Group meeting beginning at 7:00 pm in Kennedy Hall below the Immaculate Conception School gym.
Hope to see you Tuesday, and bring along a few friends.