AMUG Feb OS X SIG & Ramblings

From: Todd D.
Sent on: Saturday, February 25, 2012 4:31 PM

AMUG SIG Night

When: Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m.

Program: OS X SIG (Special Interest Group) -- Where we discuss all things Apple! Bring your questions!

Facilitators: Charlotte Ford and Tom Baley

Description: We call it the "OS X SIG" but we actually cover everything related to Apple products, including third-party software and hardware. Our meetings are informal and guests are welcome. Bring your questions and see you there!

NOTE: In fairness to the restaurant, please buy something.

Location: Mellow Mushroom (NOT Macquarium), 1770 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309,[masked]

Questions: Todd Daniel -[masked], cell[masked]




The President Speaketh

Digging Deeper

One of the great joys of life is learning, and I encourage you to continually push your computer skills by reading books, attending AMUG events, and practicing your computer skills.

In my free time, I enjoy opening my favorite apps, and going through the menu items one by one. Chances are, there are features you don't know about that are super cool and can increase efficiency. Also, go to the developer's support site and YouTube to watch training videos. You might say, "I already know the program," but when watching a tutorial video you are likely to make exciting discoveries.

If there is an unknown feature in my software, I find it faster to just Google it, rather than going through the documentation. I'll then go, "Wow, that's really neat." For example, in Evernote, I recently discovered that I can take a picture of a document with my iPhone or iMac, and Evernote will OCR and index it for me. Wow! I've also made some neat discoveries in Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and other programs.

Think of it as treasure hunting. You search, you read maps, and you dig. Attending AMUG meetings is an especially great place to find morsels of information. During presentations and discussions, the speaker and audience discuss various programs, solutions to problems, etc...

Give your brain some exercise by really getting to know your software. What you discover may amaze you.

-- Todd Daniel, AMUG Prez

 

 

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