Special Offer – TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals: Get a free month of tips and articles!

The TidBITS Content Network (TCN) is a syndicated content service for Apple consultants, resellers, service providers, and other professionals who want to publish Apple-specific tips and articles on their blogs, in email newsletters and on social media.
A TCN subscription includes four short tips and four 400-to-600 word articles each month, plus free bonus articles right after Apple announcements. Everything is professionally written, edited, and illustrated by Adam and Tonya Engst, the editorial team that co-founded the TidBITS newsletter and the Take Control Books series. TCN subscribers may add to or edit the articles however they wish.

TCN costs $100(US) per month, and user group-involved Apple pros can get the first month’s content for free!

This worldwide offer is ongoing, but note that all TCN content is only in English.

Special Offer – Take Control Books: 30% Discount on All Ebooks

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No matter what Apple devices you’re using, there’s a Take Control ebook that will help you polish your skills, work more efficiently, and increase your productivity.  Written by the most-trusted names in the Mac world and published by Joe Kissell and Morgen Jahnke, Take Control ebooks provide the technical help you need now.

All Take Control titles are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats, so you can read wherever, whenever and on whatever device you like.

Remember, there’s no need to read a Take Control title from front to back; instead, each book has a Quick Start that helps you jump instantly to the information you need.

An exclusive 30% off their already low prices is offered to Apple user group members on all Take Control ebooks.

Take Control books:  https://www.takecontrolbooks.com

See your user group Ambassador for discount URL.

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Special Offer – TeamsID, a Password Manager for Teams: 33% Discount

teamsidTeamsID is a San Francisco based software company specializing in password management and encrypted document storage. With over a million individual users, SplashData, the parent company of TeamsID has been doing password management for 15 years. They are happy to be working with the Mac user group and hope to convert you to a lifetime user of their product.

Public pricing is usually $3(US) per user per month, but for Apple User Groups, TeamsID is extending a lifetime discount of 33%. Please note that every user gets their own “My Records” inside of TeamsID, which is a personal password manager that no one else has access to.

Get TeamsID at https://app.teamsid.com/create

See your user group Ambassador for discount password. (You will first get a 14-day free trial, after which entry of the Coupon Code during purchase will yield the discount.)

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Leader Special Offer – Gumdrop Cases for Review

gumdropcasesGumdrop Cases provides ruggedized cases for iPads, MacBooks, iPhones and more. Designed with durable protection that can withstand repeated 6-foot falls, Gumdrop’s cases are rapidly becoming one of the leading solutions to keep your tech safe from damage at home, school and work. Learn more at gumdropcases.com.

One free evaluation sample is available per Apple user group. This can be kept or given away during user group meeting.

To accept this offer, contact Jason at jasonh@gumdropcases.com with the name, email, location and meeting presentation date for your Apple User Group. A posted written review of the accepted product would also be preferable.

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Leader Special Offer – EverWeb by RAGE Software: Free to Apple User Group Leaders

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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.
The Apple User Group Leader may review the product and present at user group meetings. To download, please visit http://billing.ragesw.com/link.php?id=38 The link is pre-loaded with a one-time discount code.
This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Special Offer – Opus ][ Complete Collection: 25% Discount

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(US), or with their source code (over a million lines of code!) for $40(US) total. Apple user group members get a 25% discount by entering the discount code during checkout.
See your user group Ambassador for discount code.
Purchase the complete collection:  https://juiced.gs/store/category/software/
This worldwide offer is ongoing.

Special Offer – Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

Que Publishing has more than 32 years of experience helping users learn about computers and technology for the home, office, and business. Their books, eBooks, and videos teach through step-by-step tutorials, are rich in illustrations, and provide in depth references on important topics including OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud, Apple devices, and much more.

For those interested in beginner to advanced Mac programming titles, visit Que’s partner site www.informit.com/store to see new releases from Addison-Wesley Professional and Sams Publishing.

Apple user group members can take advantage of exclusive product discounts of 35% off the list price of all print books and 45% off the list price of all eBooks and Video Training plus free U.S. shipping every day.

See your user group Ambassador for discount codes.

To get started, visit:  www.quepublishing.com/store

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

User Group Reunion 2011 Thanks

Many thanks to the fifty vendor sponsors who helped make User Group Reunion 2011, held on January 27 at Macworld 2011 in San Francisco, a rousing success.

Thanks also go to the many attendees, VIP guests, volunteers, the UGAB and UGRL team members, and especially to IDG, who generously provided the room and A/V support for the event.

Together we made User Group Reunion 2011 an event to remember.

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