AppleUser Taipei: 8/16 Youth: PC to Mac

The officers and members of AppleUser of Taipei, Taiwan, will hold a special meeting on September 16, 2013,  titled 8/16 Youth: PC to Mac in the Youth Cafe on Pate Road, Taipei. Registration is free and limited to the first 30 applicants. You must preregister to attend. Topics will include: Apple’s ease of use, conversion solutions if people are transitioning from a PC, Mac data storage and classification, Time Machine automatic backup and running Windows on your Mac.

Learn about AppleUser (The site provides some great pictures of the group as well).

Visit AppleUser on Facebook.

Register for the AppleUser PC to Mac Event.

(Special thanks to Elvis Hung for this great tip!)


Computing with Bifocals: Nancy Gravley of CapMac

Nancy Gravley, president of the Capitol Macintosh Users Group (CapMac), recently published an article for The Mac Observer titled Using Siri to Send and Reply To Emails on iPhone and iPad.

Nancy’s Computing with Bifocals column always has something worth reading. Check out Nancy’s thoughts on finding files, rebuilding your in box, moving your dock, using Siri and more.

Visit CapMac.

Read Nancy’s most-recent article.

Enjoy Apple News from The Mac Observer.

Fort Mac: Learn About Automator

On August 15 the officers and members of the Fort Mac User Group in Fort Collins, Colorado, will host a presentation on Automator. Interested in automating computer actions without writing any scripts, routines or computer code? Fort Mac is the place to be.

Learn about the Fort Mac User Group.

(Thanks to Apple User Group Ambassador and Fort Mac Webmaster Robert Poland for this tip.)

BOSCPUG: A Conversation with Editor Zack Arnold

On August 22 the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) will host a a great night of networking, engaging screenings & conversation. Editor Zack Arnold of Burn Notice on the USA Network will discuss film editing and Philip Hodgetts will talk about Lumberjack.

But wait, there’s more: Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions & Final Cut Pro X power user, will demonstrate an entire FCPX Multi-Cam workflow. Of course, every BOSCPUG event features an impressive raffle and there is usually an industry-sponsored reception where Boston’s best can meet and mingle.

Be there!

Learn about BOSCPUG.

AppleUser Taipei: Wacom Presents

The officers and members of AppleUser of Taipei, Taiwan, enjoyed a special event on August 9, when Wacom products were featured in a presentation and educational session. Presented by a professional designer who is a master in using a Wacom tablet as his preferred media, the group learned new techniques, enjoyed a day together, had a fun raffle and everyone received a discount on Wacom products by attending.

Learn about AppleUser (The site provides some great pictures of the group as well).

Visit AppleUser on Facebook.
See pictures from the Wacom event.

(Special thanks to Elvis Hung for this great tip!)


London MUG: Summer Party in the Park and Photo Walk

The members and officers of the London Mac User Group are looking forward to a special summer party in August. What could be better than  a picnic in the park with good food, good friends and new friends to meet? A bit of tech makes any party better.

On August 31, the group will meet up in Green Park for a Summer Party and Photo Walk. Why? The group says that a photo walk will help folk get out doors more, offer a new hobby or improve an old one, offer a chance to see some of London’s best photo locations and, best of all, have fun. The group notes that there may even be a special guest or two. What’s not to love?

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Milestones: August-September 2013

This month’s Milestones includes three groups who first met in 1979 – 34 years of fun, family and tech. Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest groups. Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to

1979 Houston Area Apple Users Group

(Congrats to Rex Covington, Doug Smith, Jeff Davis, Rick Roberts and the officers and members of HAAUG.)

1979 AppleCore of Memphis, Inc.

(sending a tip of the hat to Brent Wheeler and the members of AppleCore Memphis.)

1979 South Australian Apple Users’ Club Inc.
(Congrats to Marie Good and members of SAAUC.)

1984 Sierra Nevada Apple User Group
(Greetings to SNAG Ambassador and former Apple User Group Advisory Board member Del Missier.)

1985 Mountain View Computer Users Group
(Congrats to MVCUG President and author John Buono and the members of MVCMUG.)

1989 Prescott Mac User Group (Arizona)

(Sending a shout out to Art Gorski, Apple Ambassador Ward Stanke and members of PMUG.)

1992 History and Macintosh Society
(Greetings to Advisory Board member and Long-time List Editor Marc Bizer.)

1995 MacApple Users of San Antonio

(Congrats to Nathan Lott, original member and founder Ilene Devlin, and group members.)