News to Use: “How To” Offers Help

Group officers face similar challenges and often come up with elegant answers. Wouldn’t it be great to have these group’s collective wisdom just a few clicks away? Starting in July, we added a new feature called How To, composed of articles offering guidance for some of the processes we all face. The first in the series was How To: Presenting iOS at User Group Meetings.

Have a How To that could help other groups? Want to suggest a topic that needs coverage? Let us know at

How To: Presenting iOS at User Group Meetings

News to Use: ASW and ASTO for Ambassadors

Need a quick presentation for your group’s meeting? Apple Sales Web (ASW) offers your group’s ambassador downloadable presentations and fact sheets that your group can use. The topics range from applications such as the new iOS to hardware such as the newest iPhones to topics that include Apple and the Environment. Click on the Presentations tab at the top of your ASW screen and you are sure to find a presentation to fit your group’s interests.

Accounts are limited to one ambassador per recognized Apple user group.

Apple Sales Web:

Reminder: Offers for User Group Members

These vendors have provided discounts for user group members. Need the site password? Ask your group’s Apple Ambassador.

AgileBits 1Password 4 and more: 25% Discount

Eltima Software multimedia products: Pay 20% less

Mac|Life: Now 72% Off

O’Reilly: Discounts for User Group Members

Peachpit Press: 35% Off

Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

SlideShark iPad PowerPoint Viewer: Free App plus Special Offer

Take Control Books: 30% Discount on All eBooks

TechTool Deluxe 3.1.4 update now available free

Check them out!

Remembering a Friend: Moe Comeau


Who was Moe Comeau? Ask the volunteers of the Main Line Macintosh Users Group (MLMUG) or the Macworld User Group volunteers team and you will hear an incredible number of responses: past MLMUG president, founding member, recording secretary, webmaster, photographer, cook and reviewer; Macworld lounge host and show floor guide; Apple User Group Ambassador, teacher and columnist.

Ask the librarians, students, attendees and teachers helped by his computer literacy presentations, and you will hear what an entertaining speaker he was. Mulching trees or planting flowers at the Valley Forge National Historical Park? Yep, he did that as part of the Lockheed Martin employees’ NOVA program. Add in the many readers of his In Moe’s Humble Opinion (IMHO) columns and viewers of “Moe’s Tribute to Steve” and the words funny, smart and giving will surely come up as well.

Still, the word that comes most to mind is friend.

On Saturday, January 25, we lost that friend. Thanks for the many years of good cheer, tireless volunteering and friendship, Moe. You will be greatly missed.

The Apple User Group Advisory Board

Moe’s Curmudgeon Collection

Main Line Macintosh’s Tribute

(Moe’s photo taken from the MLMUG Website)

Macintosh 30th: The Poster Project

In honor of the original Macintosh Development Team, All Planet Studios, the Computer History Museum and Macworld/iWorld announce a celebration of the 30 year anniversary of the Macintosh, held on January 25 at the Flint Center in Cupertino, CA.

Ilene Hoffman reminds the community that community members should send photos and testimonials as part of the accompanying Poster Project – the project provides fans with a chance to be a part of the event, even if they cannot be there!

Want to learn more about the celebration?

(Thanks to Ilene Hoffman, long-time editor of the Macworld Party Page, for this tip.)