Thanks to Our Readers

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?

How To: Presenting the Apple Watch at User Group Meetings

Written by Tom Piper

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…)

Meeting Ideas: Beats Solo2 Luxe Edition – First Look, Shooting 4K Video on iPhone and 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!

Apple Sales Web

Special Offer – EverWeb by RAGE Software: 50% Discount

EverwebEverWeb 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.

See your user group Ambassador for discount code.

To download or purchase EverWeb, please visit

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Meeting Ideas: Attracting Youth by Sarah Friedlander Garcia

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.

Thanks Sarah!