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The Orlando Mac Meetup Monthly Meetup

  • Aug 5, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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About 15 mac enthusiast meet each month and show off new programs, discuss latest Apple products, and solve many personal Mac problems Snacks are served and everyone looks forward to our Monthly meeting to share ideas and companionship in this hostile PC world. Don't just join this Meetup List. Come to the meeting. We do meet each month and few leave without feeling like the time was well spent.

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  • Jonathan W.

    If anyone's interested in that iPad mini I had, let me know at [masked]! It's the current model 16GB White/Silver with WiFi only.

    August 6, 2014


    HOWDY! These are the unofficial 'minutes' of the meeting last night. Sorry in advance if I left anyone out but I'm using a new technique of posting it LIVE! so it might (read:will) contain discrepancies... The initial discussion on All Things Apple centered around Apple's record new profits, the upcoming release of YOSEMITE - Mac OS X 10.10 & iOS 8 and finally, the "secret" meeting rumored to be the official announcement of the new iPhone6!

    The closing section of the meeting was Sean's guided tour of OS X 10.10 code named YOSEMITE. Great Job of showing us all some of the new features & bell,whistles & whatnot of the Beta Test version of which Sean is a debugger.

    P.S. Next Month! Phil & Sean Show on 'HOW TO SET UP YOUR OWN DOMAIN'! don't miss it...
    seeyathere ;-)

    August 6, 2014


    Check the photo in PHOTOS for a graph that illustrates the iCloud outage in July - thanks for the tip Phillipe!

    August 6, 2014


    Terry relates her discovery of the 'new' Microsoft at the Mall of Millennia. Looks susupiciously familiar.?.?... Mary's having problems syncing her contacts list with her computer - iphone - the cloud... Any advice?
    Sean has some suggestion Default account in Settings
    for Contacts - Calendar & Mail needs to be the primary account you use, ie: Yahoo,Gmail,etc...

    Tom says Sat July 12th his dotMac account stopped accepting log-in - repeatedly asking for password!!!
    Gary suggested Tom create a new user.
    Half the crowd here tonight has a dotMac-Me or iCloud account they use regularly, but Tom's the only one who's having a problem at the moment...

    August 5, 2014


    ABC news reports an app that can monitor health apps like fitbit blood pressure monitors can be accessed by nearby pc's - potential personal risk of information theft. Be Aware!

    Rick - Web Development new member says hi!

    Johnathan - mac mini 4 sale!

    Jeff - Updated MacAir last year slogging down - reason for the sluggishness - updates - updates & more updates to the tune of 80+Gb from years past.!.!...
    It took 28 hours to empty the trash...
    Afterwards, Safari would not launch! Applescript -
    from the deleted conflicting issues & brought Jeff's Mac back up & running strong!

    Alexia a new member & graphic designer a Seminole State just launched her brand new website at - check it out! & glad to have you on board fellow mac lover!

    Sean gave us the highlights & nickel-tour of the beta
    Mac OS X 10.10 - YOSEMITE. Wow! It looks very cool & has some great new features including quick access to iCloud & other often visited Apps & other places!

    August 5, 2014


    Gary relays a real deal on software from for a bundle of Mac software...
    Pixelmator an alternative to Adobe Photoshop for less
    than a month's subscription to Adobe's Cloud... a cheap $4.99 subscription buys a complete course in a number of different app areas.... Also, Union - a Mac photo app that allows you to blend segments of photos together to create unusual photo montages to your hearts content ;-)

    August 5, 2014


    Gary wants to know what the best way to deal with lithium laptop batteries. The suggestion is to use the battery for at least 7 hrs a month regularly...

    A report that 30 Apple Cinema Display's for sale on Craigslist going cheaply... check it out! Free program to remember passwords - contact [masked]
    iTunes Radio ? does T-Mobile provide free sming or not? Does it only work on some iPhones?
    Sean suggests settings iTunes & App Store - is cellular
    data ON or OFF. Turn WiFi off & Cellular Data on!!!

    JIm looking at the new iPhone plans for AT&T discovers the real deal is you're actually buying your phone at roughly $27 a month with the 'new' plan...
    & surrendering your phone to boot!

    Phil reads from the Wall Street Journal about a 16 week intensive school course for coders that guarantees a job or you get a full refund... Alexia says Microsoft is giving away free classes for html - javascript - flux...

    August 5, 2014


    Mark tells of his experience with "Lyoness" a merchant rewards program that gives promotional offers to users as well as special incentives to purchase from select retailers. Also passed on the benefits of BrightSpot a cell phone plan that provides a great deal!

    Jim related his trip to ComicCon in Tampa - much fun & craziness galore.

    Mary related her Downtown Orlando Library's new Melrose Center for technology, learning, media all open to the public & has a photo studio, recording & performing stage, state-of-the-art computer workstations, a "fab lab" to assist in the creation of things & more.... Students, parents, educators & the general public are all invited plus classes are available.
    One note - you must be an Orange County resident or there is a $125 annual fee to use it.
    LINK - Melrose Center

    August 5, 2014

  • Phil R.

    Boo hoo. I'll miss this one. I am going to be in Alabama. Yes, Virginia, some people do take vacations in Alabama. (I was born in Alabama with a bandage on my knee!)

    July 31, 2014

  • Philbrook S.

    I missed last month's meeting after saying I'd be there. Just too much going on and had dinner with my wife, then it was too late. I'll double my effort to be there! It is valuable to learn and contribute about all things Apple.

    July 23, 2014

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