Special Offer – *Update* AgileBits 1Password 5 and more: 25% Discount

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Too many passwords to remember? 1Password 5 for Mac, newly released for OS 10.10 Yosemite, is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords.
1Password purchased from the AgileBits webstore supports syncing via DropBox and WiFi.

As an Apple user group member, you are entitled to get new licenses of 1Password for Mac at 25% below the normal retail price. You also get a 25% discount on new licenses for everything else in the AgileBits store.

Using an older operating system? No worries! By purchasing a 1Password 5 for Mac license you also receive a 1Password 4 and 1Password 3 for Mac license. 1Password 4 works with OS 10.9 Mavericks and 10.8 Mountain Lion, and 1Password 3 supports OS 10.7 Lion and OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.

You can download both 1Password 4 and 1Password 3 for Mac from the Legacy section at the bottom of the Agilebits downloads page: https://agilebits.com/downloads. Note that 1Password 4 for Mac will use the same license file as 1Password 5 for Mac uses.

See your user group Ambassador for discount link.

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

January’s Featured Vendor: Noteboom Productions

noteboom NoteboomTutorials.com knows that using a computer, even a Mac or iPad, is not always easy and intuitive. While Noteboom is known for tutorials that can making learning easy and fun, they have developed a special membership program that offers more of what people love about their products: easy-to-follow video tutorials, an easy-to-use interface, concept grouping and even auto resume on the iPad, iPhone and Mac. Their tutorials cover OS X Yosemite, iMovie, iPhoto, Final Cut Pro X and much more. Their 650+ five-star ratings are a reflection of the quality of their materials. (more…)

How-To: Community Solutions for Revitalizing Your Group

What can a group do when long-time leaders move on, burn out, get older, or simply find themselves unable or unwilling to serve? Is dissolution the only reasonable response?

On our discussion list and via email, group leaders provided insightful responses for a group struggling with this question. Their suggestions included spreading the work around, aligning the person to the task, sorting needs from niceties, publicity, appreciation and humor. While each of these may seem easier said than done, leaders offered concrete ideas to support their suggestions.

A thank you to participants is at the end of this guide. If I have missed a contributor, please let me know.

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Special Offer – Noteboom Tutorials: 33% off Annual Memberships

noteboomNoteboomTutorials.com is known for Mac, iPad and iPhone tutorials that are fun and easy to use. Noteboom Productions is offering 33% off annual memberships to Mac User Group members – that’s only $39(US) per year, which comes to less than $4(US) per month.

The Mac User Group membership discount is good on annual memberships only, and gives unlimited access to all tutorials across all devices. This offer is a recurring rate – as subscriptions renew each year, they renew at the $39 rate.

See your user group Ambassador for discount link.

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

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Reminder: Are Your Group’s Records Up To date?

Ambassadors: Are your group’s Apple User Group Locator records up to date? This summer the Locator team will be updating the database, and groups with dead web links or non-functioning email addresses will be put on pending. Make sure your group stays on active status.

Update your group’s records today.

http://appleusergroupresources.com/signup-form/

Meeting Ideas: OSX Yosemite First Look, Accessibility and iBooks Author

Need a quick presentation for your group’s next meeting? Ask your group’s ambassador about Apple Sales Web (ASW). ASW has downloadable presentations that your members willy enjoy. Recently posted presentations include OSX Yosemite First Look, Accessibility on a Mac and iBooks Author.

Prefer to create your own presentation using Apple info? Check out Apple Sales and Training Online (ASTO). This month your ambassador will find a new QuickTraining course covering the key features and benefits of iBooks Author. Using ASW and ASTO, your group is sure to find a presentation to fit your group’s interests.

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December’s Featured Vendor: Prosoft: Rescuing Data Since 1985

prosoft Back when the Mac was new, Prosoft Engineering, Inc. was developing for the Mac ecosystem. In fact, for almost 30 years Prosoft has licensed many technologies to Apple, including disk utilities, plug-and-play drivers, and CD burning, password protection and disk image mounting software, while selling beloved products to loyal Mac users. The company’s longevity is due, in part, to their software reliability, product innovations and a very loyal end-user community: when a file is lost or corrupted, users know that the current version of  Data Rescue is usually the best answer.

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How-To: Managing User Group Membership

User Groups both big and small must deal with record keeping and managing membership. For group leaders this can sometimes be burdensome and time-intensive work. Managing a database of members, membership payments, and, of course getting the monthly meeting emails out can take a majority of your group’s leaders’ time each month. There is no one-way-fits-all for groups to manage their  members. The goal of this how-to is to offer some tips and guidance, to help automate some of your groups’ membership tasks so that your group leaders can spend their time creating great meetings. We will look at member database management, communication, and payment options for membership.  (more…)

Special Offer – Prosoft Engineering Software: 25% Off

prosoftProsoft is the award-winning leader for data loss prevention and recovery. As long-time user group supporters, they value the feedback and support that they have received from the Apple User Group members worldwide.

In return, they are offering a 25% off list price special price to user group members through a special discount link.

Contact your user group Ambassador for discount link.

This worldwide offer is valid while supplies last.

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