Naples MacFriends User Group: Video as Service to the Community

It can be hard to make every meeting and sometimes the best meetings are the ones we miss. George Rubin, V.P. of the Naples MacFriends User Group has a solution that benefits both his own group and other interested groups as well: he records each group meeting and posts it on YouTube.

Want to see Derrick Story’s iPhoto and Aperture preso., Jason Snell’s discussion of OS X Mavericks, Joe Kissell’s take on passwords, learn more about 1Password Presentation or catch Adam Engst’s guidance on current technology? They are all on YouTube courtesy of George and the group. What a neat idea!

President Jerry King provided a link to the full set of videos on offer.

Learn about Naples MacFriends.

Here are some links to individual past presentations.

Enjoy Derrick Story’s October 30th remote presentation on iPhoto and Aperature.

Watch Jason Snell’s September 18th. remote presentation on OSX Mavericks.


(Thanks to Nicholas Pyers, Founder & Publisher at, and V.P. George Rubin for this tip!)


Philadelphia Area AppleScript UG: Ben Waldie’s Newest Macworld Column

User group members know that Ben Waldie wears many hats: president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses, founder of the Philadelphia Area AppleScript User’s Group, Macworld and UGU presenter, host of the Mac Automation Made Simple video training series and author of many popular books.

Did you know that he also provides a wonderful service to Mac users worldwide: a scripting column for Macworld. His current column looks at the state of scripting on the Mac in light of current software releases.

Check out Ben’s November 6 column.

Visit Automated WorkFlows LLC

Fun Memories: Apple DOS Source Code at the Computer History Museum

Lynn Wegley, one half of the team that writes the popular InfoManager Newsletter and long time User Group volunteer, recently posted a link to a great article on the history of Apple DOS, a complete operating system written in seven (yep, only seven) weeks that changed the face of computing. Better yet, Apple gave the Computer History Museum permission to publish that first system’s source code and accompanying documentation as part of the museum’s Software Gems: The Computer History Museum Historical Source Code series. What were you doing in 1978? Apple was bringing their first mass-market computer to a lucky few. What would they think if they could see today’s products?

Read the article.

Check out InfoManager, co-edited by Lynn Wegley and founder Fred Showker.

 (Thanks for the fun link Lynn!)

Apple User Group Taiwan Taipei: Nokimi Presents Xiaoping Guo Lecture

The officers and members of AppleUser of Taipei, Taiwan, enjoyed a special event on October 18, when WearApps products were featured in a presentation and educational session by founder and developer Nokimi, author of the popular Instacram app. The group learned developer secrets to iOS success and enjoyed a day together.

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

Visit AppleUser on Facebook.

See pictures from Nokimi’s Presentation at the Xiaoping Guo Lecture event.

(Special thanks to Editor Andre Lin for this great tip!)


Apple Corps of Dallas: 35 Years of Excellence

At the 400th meeting of the Apple Corps of Dallas (ACD), a founding member, Ray Thompson, presented a wonderful look at 33 years of computing. Now the group has reached its 35th year and is going strong, with meeting attendance running around 70 attendees. At their December meeting ACD will be honoring some of the group’s founding members and those who have contributed so much to the group’s success. How many groups can say that they still keep in touch with four or more of their founders?

Still, the group is as involved with current trends in technology as they are proud of their history. In fact, their web pages reflect a certain OS we know and love.

Dallas Apple Corps Today:

Ray Thompson’s Presentation Link:

(Thanks to Apple User Group Ambassador Walt Smith for this great news!)