Apple and Earth Day 2018: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

You may think that you are aware of the many innovative products that came from Apple research, but did you know that Apple invented a line of disassembly robots (Liam)? While existing recycling techniques only recover a few kinds of materials and often diminish their quality, these robots can recover 1900 kg of aluminum, 1.3 kg Gold, 7 kg silver, 24 kg rare earth elements, 3.5 kg tungsten, 800 kg copper, 0.4 kg platinum group metals, 55 kg tin, 550 kg cobalt, and 2.5 kg tantalum from every 100,000 iPhone 6 devices that are turned in for recycling. (more…)

Meeting Idea: Apple’s How to Shoot on iPhone Series

Photography is a popular subject at many Apple User Group meetings. Did you know that Apple has an entire section dedicated to helping users take great photos with their iPhones? Each video tutorial is under a minute and a series of videos could make for a great “How To” meeting topic and discussion. Ever wanted to take a bouncing live video? There’s even a tutorial for bouncing live photos and another for experimenting in color.

The How To Shoot on an iPhone series includes videos that show how to:

  • shoot a portrait selfie
  • edit a Portrait
  • create a bouncing Live Photo
  • shoot in black and white
  • adjust slo-mo timings
  • shoot an overhead
  • experiment with framing
  • experiment with color
  • compose with telephoto
  • shoot with Portrait Lighting
  • shoot a close-up
  • shoot a vertical Pano
  • shoot with out a flash
  • shoot action
  • shoot a selfie with the timer
  • capture a unique angle
  • shoot stills while filming
  • shoot with street light
  • shoot a bold and simple image
  • shoot during golden hour
  • shoot a one-handed selfie
  • shoot a sunset silhouette
  • capture an intimate moment
  • shoot a group portrait
  • shoot a horizon
  • shoot a backlit subject
  • And more…

Check it out!

Meeting Ideas: iPad, HomePod, and iWork

Looking for a short presentation for your group? In the last month, Apple has introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad, major updates to iWork, and new colors and styles for Apple accessories. The good news is that ASW has an entire section dedicated to iPads (L503112A-en_US), including iPad – First Look (L575790A-en_US ) and iPad – Then and Now (L575791A-en_US). ASW also has a section covering the newest version of iWork (iWork on ASW: L540974A-en_US).

Interested in HomePod? ASTO offers a HomePod Top Features Demo Guide (L574990A-en_US) and HomePod – Product Presentation (L574599A-en_US) to help your members learn about the key features and benefits of HomePod.

Ambassadors: April is a great month to use Apple resources for your meetings.