Melbourne Internet Macintosh User Group: iMovie 11

On Tuesday, September 24, the officers and members of the Melbourne Internet Macintosh User Group (iMUG) will gather at Streetwise Software in Hawthorn for their monthly meeting. After a general meeting at 6:30 p.m., the group will break for dinner, followed by an iMovie 11 presentation by Terry Bennet of Streetwise Software. The presentation offers an in-depth look at iMovie 11, including templates, integration with iTunes and iPhoto, making raw footage look polished, and so much more.

Expert or Novice, you will learn something new by listening to Terry’s presentation.

http://www.meetup.com/iMug-Melbourne-Internet-Macintosh-User-Group/

Chicago Apple: Mike Muhney of VIPOrbit

The Chicago Apple User Group is hosting Mike Muhney, developer of VIPOrbit, at their Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 meeting. Does the name sound familiar? It should. Mike was the co-creator of the original and much beloved ACT! contact software, and his new product is geared to helping people get the most out of their professional and personal relationships. His software, VIPOrbit, was recently the top-selling paid business app on the Mac App store. Mike is quoted as saying, “Meaningful business comes from meaningful relationships.” Join them on October 2nd to create new relationships and learn some useful tips. The presentation is free, but arrive early; they expect a packed house.

Come for the information; stay for the fun.

http://www.chicagoapple.org/

Apple Corps of Dallas: VoiceOver SIG

Apple Corps of Dallas has an interesting new VoiceOver SIG that may be of interest to other groups looking to serve a broader range of users. Apple pre-installs VoiceOver on all OSX and iOS devices, supporting blind and visually impaired users. So, where non-Apple devices can often be retrofitted with accessibility software costing substantial sums, Apple devices are accessible right out of the box. In iOS access is a simple three taps on the home button. OSX is equally easy. The Apple Corps of Dallas SIG is just getting started and trying to get the word out to interested users. So far, attendees have included blind and visually impaired users, family members, and even friends of visually impaired users who want to know more. What a great idea for a special interest group!

Check it out.

http://acd.us/

(Thank you to SIG founder Eugenia [Gigi] Firth and Ambassador Ray Thompson for this wonderful tip.)

Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society: A Busy Month

On September 29, the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society (HMAUS) is co-sponsoring two workshops by award-winning author Joe Kissell, presented for Pacific New Media as part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa outreach program.  While Joe, who lives in France, has often presented to HMAUS via iChat, this visit will be in person. The sessions are titled Maximum Mac and iPad Essentials, and promise to be both entertaining and informative.

Add in the next HMAUS HI Touch Learning Clinic on Saturday, September 28, and planning for October’s Mactoberfest, and you can see why this group is so much fun!

Learn more.

http://www.hmaus.org/2013/09/joe-kissell-for-pacific-new-media/

Read about their HI Touch Learning Clinics.

http://www.hmaus.org/2013/08/hi-touch-learning-clinic-7/