How-To: iCloud Sharing

By Rick Ortiz

With the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, Apple has added some new features to iCloud Drive, offering the ability to share files. iCloud Drive is now offering sharing services similar to what DropBox and Google Drive offer. In the past iCloud drive was designed for personal access to files. For a user group, they can now create or use an existing iCloud account and share files with members or allow board members access to files.

iCloud Drive History:
Apple’s iCloud file services originally began as cloud storage for your iWork files. With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, it expanded to offer you storage of files and folders beyond iWork. In fact you can now access your Desktop and Documents folders in the cloud and on other devices. But in this article we are going to focus on the sharing features. As each macOS update has come along, Apple has continued to expanded its iCloud offerings. (more…)

In The Beginning There Were User Groups

In 1986 members of Call-A.P.P.L.E from the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange attended the 1986 Apple World convention. They enjoyed, and member Jack Connick transcribed, Steve Wozniak’s user group presentation. Woz talked about his early interest in electronics and microprocessors, his first user group meeting and more. The transcripts are a fun look.

Check out these great transcripts from Call-A.P.P.L.E: (more…)

Pam Doughty: Thanks for 25 Years of Newsletter Excellence

Three of the best things about Apple User Groups are the community we create, the people we are glad to call friends, and the commitment that members share.  Pam Doughty is a wonderful example of all three: she has been the faithful editor of AUSOM News for 25 years. In December 1992 she assisted with publishing the newsletter and in the months that followed became editor. (more…)