Apple Pay and Apple Pay Cash can provide a quick and interesting topic for your next meeting. Apple Pay is easy to use since you can pay for store purchases with the iPhone or Apple Watch you always have with you without needing to open an app, pay within apps or on the web in Safari with iPhone and iPad with no need to enter billing, shipping, or contact information and pay on the web using Safari with Mac. And, you can send and receive money with friends and family right in Messages. Apple Pay is simpler and safer than using your physical card. Instead of using your actual card number, Apple Pay assigns a unique number for each purchase, so your card information is never shared by Apple with merchants.
Please be respectful of the vendors who offer user group discounts by password protecting any user group offers that come from the Apple User Group Bulletin or the Apple User Group Resources blog. When a offer becomes public, we often hear from the vendor, either to discontinue the offer or to change their discount code and information. In January we heard from a vendor who forwarded screen shots of their discount on a specific group’s website. The discount code has been changed and the offers page has a new password as well. See the bottom of each month’s Apple User Group Bulletin or check with your group’s ambassador for password information.
The User Group Locator has easy-to-use features and is one of the best ways to help potential members find your group. Your group can update its records by entering the email address originally used to register the group. The system then returns a link for database access. Not sure what your group’s address of record is? Use the Find a Group form on the Apple User Group Resources blog to see your current information.
Are your group’s records up-to-date? January is a great time make the updates that can help potential members find your group. (more…)
Randy Singer of the MacAttorney user group has a popular web site for users who want to know what to do for routine OSX maintenance. With over 1.5 million (yep, over 1.5 million) visits, he must be doing something pretty great.
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance
EverWeb by RAGE Software: 50% Discount – Updated Link
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 versions 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.
The discount link has been updated for 2018. To download or purchase EverWeb at a 50% discount, see your user group Ambassador.
This worldwide offer is ongoing.