School has started, summer is over, and iOS7 was recently released at noon on Sept. 18. As I prepared this message to you, I was downloading the great new update to my iPhone 5 (which I replaced with a black 64GB iPhone 5S on Sept. 20), iPad mini and iPad 3 (each is reporting at least an hour download). Ah, yes, these are exciting (and frustrating) times.
Our last meeting was all about "iCloud: How It Works" with me presenting Part I, followed by Joe Mertzlufft showing Part II. This meeting was at Callaway Rural Electric building in Fulton (thanks to Charley Bland and the Fullers for hosting) with almost 40 people in attendance. Door prize winners included:
- Greg Breuer iDevice stylus
- Sharon Hanson Road Atlas from CRE
- Deb Sanfelipo iCloud book
- Gary Garvin Cup from CRE
- Julie Smith iPod for Dummies
- Carol VanFranklin Easy OS X
- Beverly Grangiacoma iPhone 4/4S case
- Bonnie Friehlin Lumina iPhone 5 case
- Phyllis Fuller 15" MacBook case
- Greg Perry iPhone 4/4S case with bottle opener
Final announcements were made for the iDevice Photo Contest which ended August 31 (Dr. Henry Domke has judged the first, second and third prize winners). There is still time to cast your ballot for the People's Choice award (see the entries shown a few pages below).
A special request was also made for people who would like to present a Gadget (app, software, or hardware) at the November 5 meeting. This opportunity is still available with only 5 items spoken for so far (15 more are available).
The next meeting (see agenda below) will be October 1 the topic "iOS7: A Whole New Perspective" to be presented by George Kopp. This is a revolutionary product with over 200 new features, many obvious, others more subtle. We will also be giving away a $10 iTunes card, and other special items at this meeting.
As you already learned in an earlier email, George also is presenting a special 2-hour iPad Class on October 16 (described more fully in an article a few pages down where you can click on our email address to pre-register for this event (seating is designed for 35 and more). We encourage you to pay at our next meeting (you can pay the evening of the class, but we are trying to shorten the waiting line).
We also have re-energized our Facebook presence with a new fan page. Just go to facebook.com/applejacmac to sign up. This is a great place to ask questions, learn new information, and dialogue with other members.