Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Let's Get Together - Sept. 8th 9-11 am

Greetings Alpiners!

Let’s get together on Saturday, September 8th from 9 to 11 am. Well, if you are in town...

Apple always springs new toys and operating systems in the fall. That might mean you’ll be looking at something new. But don’t rush into a purchase, Apple devices last along time.

Last month Sharon mentioned creating a photo book. Do you have experience in creating a book? Come with your story and an example if you have it. Ellen asked for help fighting the demons of email and restoring purchased books in iBooks. But there were more questions left on the table (as always). All things photos are my passion. This is a drop-in activity, stay as long as your schedule permits.

Of course, come with questions and discoveries to share!

Do you have the free iBook version of Apple's User Guide for iPhone or iPad? You'll want to search the iBooks Store for "user guide" and download the version matched to your device by operating system. The books will cover recent devices.  Why do you want to download the book? Because you can use it when you do not have a cellular connection. You can also find online versions of the manuals at Apple's Support Site

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Summer is almost over!

Summer is almost over and it is time for a get-together and get caught up on what's happening in your corner of Alpine County. Or in my case, what is happening under the shade tree ...

Saturday, August 4th, 9 to 11 am. Let's meet in the downstairs meeting room. Bring your questions, discoveries and devices.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Photo Walk - Friday! iPhone & Android

Note the different day! This month we meet on Friday February 2nd from 2 to 4 pm. Meet downstairs at 2 to review camera techniques and settings. Let's go outside for a few shots and then go upstairs to the Music Jam at 3 pm to practice taking pictures of people. (Hint, window backlight challenges our cameras!) At 3:30 we go back downstairs to look at our pictures and open them up in the free Snapseed app from Google to begin editing on iPhone.

This Photo Walk is open to iPhone and Android smartphone users. (Although I do not know anything about Android devices, camera functions and techniques should transfer. The Snapseed app is available for Android devices.)


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

It's 2018 - Let's Get Together

Staring the New Year out ... right. We will get together to talk about Photos, iCloud Storage options and share tips on saving battery power.

In December participants discussed:
  • Do Not Disturb - turn on the sounds of silence for a quiet night's sleep
  • Notifications 
  • Deleted Email returns when update iOS so I don’t update
  • Wifi sometimes does not connect at home 
  • Email sometimes does not connect 
  • Burst mode with camera takes many pictures
  • Transfer photos in email to camera roll
  • Free iBooks require me to renter my password  
  • Camera - Live View 
  • Backups have not been happening overnight 
  • iCloud is full and want to delete 
  • iPhone charge depletes quickly - is an app responsible 
  • Brainstorm best new apps for fun and productivity
  • Cleaning out pictures enmass 


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Oh It's Chilly Outside

Yes, it is December, and on Saturday the 9th bring your iPhone or iPad to the Library for the last get-together this year. What questions or activities are on your mind? We will meet in the basement from 9 am to 11 am.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oct 21st Meeting

On Saturday, October 21st - let's get together and talk shop. No, not really, we will listen to questions and try to find answers or strategies for your upcoming projects. Suggested topics from the September meeting included: New iOS 11, printing photos - at Costco or other kiosk systems, making room on your device by deleting photos (be careful!), copying photos to a USB drive (requires more accessories), purging Safari History and Cache to minimize those bothersome ads, security on mobile devices and laptops; strategies for backing up Mac laptop with Time Machine ...

What are your questions? Same time, same place (9 to 11 am - lower-level of Markleeville Library).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Back in Business

It has been along time since we got together. Our next meeting will be Saturday, September 16th from 9 am to 11 am. We will be the first group to use the new presentation system in the Markleeville Library. The media center has many options for presentations, it is not just for Apple technology users. Come check it out!

Drop in with your iPhone, iPad and Macintosh computer questions.

FYI, Apple will have a big meeting to announce new iPhones, AppleTVs and the latest iOS operating system on Tuesday, September 12th. Read more at http://apple.com