All of us on the Advisory Board, the International Regional Liaison Team, the Apple User Group Support Team, and Pro and Online Groups would like to say a heartfelt thank you for a wonderful 2015. Each month has brought fun ideas, member support services, and great vendor discounts. When Rick ran our Google Analytics recently, the news was amazing, with close to 100,000 unique Pageviews across 97 countries, representing 70 languages.
We’d love to hear from you: what would you like to see in the year ahead? Are there how-tos that you would like covered? DOMs? Ready-to-go presentations from Apple Sales Web (ASW) and ASTO? Do you have a clever presentation or interesting service project that you would like featured? Need ambassador help? Let us know what you would like to see.
2016: New Adventures and New Tech…. Who could ask for more?
Since Apple introduced the Apple Watch, many members are eager to know more about the basics. Most groups are used to presenting on a projector or flat screen television. In a previous how-to, we discussed how to present iOS at user group meetings. But the Apple Watch does not have any built in features that easily allow us to share the screen interface. So, how do you present the Apple Watch then? With some new hardware and software tools, along with some previous tools, we will get you prepared for presenting and showing off the Apple Watch at your user group meetings. (more…)
Need a presentation for your group’s next meeting? Ask your group’s ambassador about Apple Sales Web (ASW) and Apple Sales Training Online (ASTO). From prepackaged demos to Apple materials that you can use to create customized presentations, ASW and ASTO have it all.
This month, ASW keeps you current on the latest and greatest Apple products, including a December 15th look at the new Beats Solo2 Luxe Edition – First Look (L543430A-en_US), Quick Training: Shoot, Edit, and Share 4K Videos on iPhone 6s (L543511A-en_US ), a ready-to-go Apple Watch presentation (L541023A-en_US ), and an Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard for iPadPro – First Look (L543590A-en_US).
Ambassadors: December is a great month to check out ASTO and ASW!
EverWeb is an easy to use drag-and-drop website builder. No coding, and no web building experience is required to get your beautiful website up and running. If you have ever used Apple’s now discontinued iWeb, your transition to EverWeb will be a breeze. EverWeb’s user interface, and most of its functionality, is very similar to iWeb. Build a website either from scratch using a blank canvas, or modify one of the many professionally designed built-in templates.
EverWeb is available as a standalone application for $79.95(US), or with a hosting account that allows you to publish your website without any FTP information for $99.95(US). Apple user group members can now purchase either version at 50% off (not applicable to renewals and/or upgrades). You can try EverWeb free of charge before purchasing. EverWeb also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you can purchase with confidence.
Over the years, some of the best ideas for user group leadership have come from the worldwide community of user group officers, the hard working folk who ensure that their groups survive and thrive.
One of this month’s topics comes from Sarah Friedlander Garcia, a past member of the Apple’s Campus Groups Advisory Board, who has gone on to great success with Mozilla and AIR802, and is now Marketing Manger for W-Systems Corp. In 2004, she was one of the featured speakers at User Group University during the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, offering ideas for welcoming young people into the user group community.
Nicholas Pyers wrote today to say that he had been informed that one file on the Festive Celebrations disk contains malware. He is fixing the file and will republish the disk within 24 hours. In the meantime, there are two ways to resolve the problem with the file:
1) Delete the current Disc Image and wait for the updated version to be released.
2) Remove the offending file from within the Disc Image.
To remove the file:
Mount the Disc Image
Open the “Festive Fun Volume II” folder
Open the “Christmas Applications” folder
DELETE the file “Holidock v1.0”
EMPTY THE TRASH on your Mac
CLOSE the “Christmas Applications” window
CLOSE the “Festive Fun Volume II” window
Unmount the Disc Image
Rename the Disc Image to “Festive Celebrations v1.01.dmg”
Opus ][ is a complete collection of The Byte Works’ programming tools, resources, compilers, tutorials, and documentation for the Apple II computer. Consumer applications such as the Quick Click spreadsheet, morph program, and movie player for the Apple IIGS are included, as are 35 book-length manuals and guides. Download the utilities package for $25, or with their source code (over a million lines of code!) for $40 total. Apple user group members get a 25% discount by entering the discount code during checkout.
Opus ][ is a complete collection of The Byte Works’ programming tools, resources, compilers, tutorials and documentation for the Apple II computer. Consumer applications such as the Quick Click spreadsheet, morph program, and movie player for the Apple IIGS are included, as are 35 book-length manuals and guides. In addtion to teaching electronic publishing at Emerson College, editor Ken Gagne publishes Juiced.GS and invites group members to check out this month’s User Group Discounts page for information about a special, limited-time, disount.
With the update to iOS 9 and some cool new features of the Apple Watch, we thought it would be a good time to recap two great how-to articles that can help your user group when presenting iOS and the Apple Watch. Also with the new AppleTV on the horizon, this is a great chance to get you setup for the perfect user group presentation.