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.
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.
(Thank you to SIG founder Eugenia [Gigi] Firth and Ambassador Ray Thompson for this wonderful tip.)
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!
Read about their HI Touch Learning Clinics.
As you might expect, the AgileBits blog generally focuses on the company’s products. Still, Dave Chartier has an interesting take on computer issues, including a recent post on security in an age of surveillance that was picked up by MacSurfer last week.
Have a look.
On September 29 the members of the Oceanside Mac User Group will enjoy their annual OMUGfest, hosted by the Deboers. There will be great food, entertainment by Joe Tatar “Music and Comedy of our Times”, a salsa contest and door prizes.