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Submitted by mudsterus on Wed, 01/21/2009 - 00:23.

M.U.D. Group Meeting Wednesday January 23rd at the Hockessin branch of the Brandywine Library.

In the News:(Mudlist & Beyond)
Can Apple ever be doomed again?
http://www.macworld.com/article/2024822/can-apple-ever-be-doomed-again-....

Apple User Group Digest:
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

Tips & Tricks:
Biggest iPhone, iPad, and Apple how-tos of 2012
http://www.imore.com/biggest-iphone-ipad-and-apple-how-tos-2012

Apps:
Browse and Manage That GIF Collection with Tumblr for iPad
http://pulse.me/s/gSIBk


Links & Things:
NASA has free eBook for Apple iPad users
http://drippler.com/apple/new_ipad#!600908

iPAD corner
The best iPAD salesman ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=32bUIa--6GM&feature=youtu.be

iRumours
...

Discussion
Article from The Washington Post for iPad

AFC championship game: John Harbaugh's Ravens surprise Patriots, 28-13, to earn spot in Super Bowl XLVII
http://wapo.st/ViiE3c


Humor
Check these out only if you have a good sense of humor


My beautiful, high-maintenance wife, Apple


M.U.D. Group Meeting Wednesday December 12th at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library.

In the News:(Mudlist & Beyond)


Apple tells NBC it will be building Macs in the U.S.

Huberty: Apple could sell 13 million TV sets at $1,060 each


Apple User Group Digest:
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

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10 iPad Apps To Download Right Now

This article appears on Mashable.com this past week.

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/11/10-ipad-apps-to-download-right-now/


A Week with the iPAD mini

http://www.thedailyrhyme.com/

Well, That Was Quick!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Progress marches on and on.
What’s here today is swiftly gone.
The Model T has seen its day,
And VHS is now passé.
Each day the pace is faster still.
If something hasn’t changed, it will!
I blinked my eyes. I missed a beat.
And now my iPad’s obsolete.


iRumours
The New iPOD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyWSEwKPo8s

Discussion

5 reasons I like the iPad mini more than my iPad 3


M.U.D. Group Meeting Wednesday October 24th at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library.

In the News:
22-Ocober-2012
Apple plays hardball with iPad mini reveal

15-October-2012 - Apple’s iPad Mini Event Likely Happening October 23
http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/12/apples-ipad-mini-event-likely-happening...

iPhone 5 First Look
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-27/apple-rises-on-samsung-mobile-p...

Guild Wars 2 Mac Beta Launched
http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=21230


iMAC in the News:

Apple's iMac recall casts cloud over Mini debut


Apple User Group Digest:
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

Tips & Tricks:
A Cautionary Tale: Do not move or rename your iCloud folder
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/08/22/a-cautionary-tale-do-not-move-or-rename-y...

...

Apps:
Apps now key to small-business savings
http://usat.ly/Q8GHMi

Going Digital Has Just Become Easier: Note Anytime for iPad
http://pulse.me/s/ejkqC


Links & Things:
iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III drop tests: (spoiler: The iPhone does well)

http://showyou.com/scobleizer/y:6M5q5TRuAsY?utm_source=twitter&utm_mediu...

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From the ZDNet
Apple's iPad mini: What to expect?
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | October 22, 2012 -- 11:48 GMT (04:48 PDT)

From the TechBlock
Surface RT vs. iPad: AComparison
By Jeff Blankenburg / 10.18.2012

iPad Mini Pricing Framed In Light Of Apple’s Dedication To Margins

http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/15/ipad-mini-pricing-framed-in-light-of-ap...

'Nightmares': An atmospheric adventure for iPad
http://usat.ly/UyLApe

To learn more about USA TODAY for iPad and download, visit: http://usatoday.com/ipad/


iRumours

From USA TODAY's iPad application.

iPad Mini: Everything you need to know
http://usat.ly/W4XSFd

To view this video, click the link or paste it into your browser.

To learn more about USA TODAY for iPad and download, visit: http://usatoday.com/ipad/

Discussion
iPhone 4S

iPhone 5

Dimensions

4.5 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, 0.37 inches thick; 4.9 ounces

4.87 inches tall, 2.3 inches wide, 0.30 inch thick; 3.95 ounces

Display

3.5-inch Retina Display with 960x640-pixel resolution and 326 ppi; 3:2 aspect ratio

4-inch Retina Display with 1,136x640-pixel resolution and 326ppi; 16:9 aspect ratio

Camera

8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps, auto focus, face detection, HDR shooting mode, f2.4 aperture, backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens; front-facing VGA camera

8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 3,264x2448-pixel resolution, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps, auto focus, face detection, HDR and panoramic shooting modes, f2.4 aperture, backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, dynamic low-light mode; front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0; 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz); UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA; GSM/EDGE; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A

Bluetooth 4.0; 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA; GSM/EDGE; LTE; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B

Processor

Dual-core 1GHz A5 processor with dual-core graphics

A6 processor

Current capacity

16GB

16GB, 32 GB, 64GB

Location

Assisted GPS, digital compass, Wi-Fi, cellular

Assisted GPS and GLONASS, digital compass, Wi-Fi, cellular

Sensors

Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor

Three-axis gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor

Battery life

8 hours of talk time over 3G, 6 hours of browsing over 3G, 14 hours over 2G, 9 hours of browsing over Wi-Fi, 40 hours audio playback, 10 hours of video playback, 200 hours standby

8 hours of talk time over 3G, 8 hours of browsing over 3G, 8 hours of browsing over LTE, 10 hours of browsing over Wi-Fi, 40 hours of audio playback, 10 hours of video playback, 225 hours standby

Current carriers

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, Cricket Wireless, C Spire

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

Current pricing

$99 for 16GB

$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB

Colors

Black and white

Black and white

Audio system

Two microphones

Three microphones

Connector

30-pin connector

8-pin Lightning connector

Apple User Group

01 Photo and Painting Apps we love

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple
computers Here comes some very cool apps that can really
have some fun with, as well as generate some awesome images
...
* Photogene is about improving your digital photos
* TurboCollage - Collage Creator for iPad
* Bill Atkinson PhotoCard Lite
* Camera Flash PRO for iPad 2
* PaintMee HD
* Auto Adjust
. . . and more

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/painting_apps/

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02 ICANN Meeting Toronto and News

ICANN After a week of meetings, ICANN is still as
complicated and ineffective as it was before, except the bad
news is they're getting ready for a huge expansion - feared
to spell the end of the internet as we know it ::
* ICANN: Government representatives take a critical look at DNS blocking
* .XXX was just the beginning - get ready for 1934 new top level domains
* Lawsuits against ICANN and new TLDs start to roll in
* RAA negotiation updates and how it affects domainers
* SPECIAL: VIDEOS from the ICANN Meetings in Toronto
* ICANN 45 Toronto: Reg Levy of Minds + Machines
* ICANN's Noah: Chehade's 40-Day Report Card
* Alt root user suing ICANN over dot-Web... and more

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/icann-2/

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03 Participants 1.1 for Mac

Sprightly Software has introduced Participants 1.1, an
attendance taking app for Mac that makes it easy to record
attendance. Perfect for teachers, business people, group
organizers, or anyone that needs to take attendance.
Participants keeps a history of attendees for individual
events and a history of events for each participant, letting
users quickly check a participant's history.

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/participants-1-1-for-mac/

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04 EA Fall Sale at Mac Game Store

Mac Game Store has announced it is having a Fall Sale on
select Electronic Arts games for the Macintosh. Visit Mac
Game Store online, now through next Friday, October 26 to
take advantage of instant deals on some of the hottest EA
Mac games.

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/ea-fall-sale-at-mac-game-store/

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05 6 of the rarest Macs

The article on Macworld.com has listed six Macintosh
computers that are rarely seen. At least compared to other
Macs.

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/6-of-the-rarest-macs/

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06 Free Halloween eCard Collection

Appygraph has launched its most horrible collection yet,
just in time for Halloween. The hit app, which aims to
become the Instagram of ecard apps, is available free to
download on iTunes.

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/halloween-ecards/

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07 New Cyber Safety Website for Teachers, Students

FBI Crushes cyber crime ringSafe Online Surfing - With
school back in session, one topic that's on many class
curriculums around the nation is cyber safety. After all,
it's a hyper-connected world - with texting, social
networking, e-mail, online gaming, chat, music downloading,
web surfing, and other forms of wired and wireless
communication now a regular part of children's lives.

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/cyber-safety-website/

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08 Facebook October Update

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and
Facebook Okay, so after last week's fiasco - a little
'non-political' facebook news is in order - and man, there's
no shortage of facebook news! So here-s the Facebook World
for your mid-October...
* Amazon, Apple, Facebook: Are They Large Enough To Drive The Entire US ...
* Facebook Gifts, Will It Impact Indian Social Gifting Startups?
* SEC Facebook IPO Probe Said to Find No Wrongdoing So Far
* Facebook VP says the company is finally focused on mobile
* Congress Launches Inauguration 2013 Website, Facebook Page
* Facebook privacy targeted by Austrian law student
* Facebook is getting rid of its Questions feature
* Facebook privacy issues percolating in Europe
* Lane Goodwin : Facebook sensation, 13
... and a lot more!

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/facebook-6/

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09 Disney 3D printed optics

I have seen examples of 3D printing in the past. It
required a multi-thousand dollar printer. But at the time
it was pointed out that the original CD burners were also in
the same ballpark in cost when taking inflation into
account.

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/disney-3d-printed-optics/

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10 Pick Hit Books for iPad Owners

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple
computers Got iPad? No? The iPad InfoManager here looks at
some of the most recommended books for iPad owners ... even
those of us classified as 'mature' ... Here are the best
tidbits ...
* iPad for Seniors: Get Started Quickly with the User Friendly iPad
* A Newbies Guide to Using GarageBand For the iPad
* Make Music with Your iPad
* Your iPad 2 at Work
* iPad For Dummies
* Siri For Dummies
* My iPad 2
. . . and more

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/ipad_books/

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11 Contest: Photos for the Holidays

LULU presents a photo contest with Prizes including
tablets, a top-grade camera, retail gift cards and a special
Lulu 'Creation Package.' Contestants can go to
facebook.com/luludotcom to post shots capturing the joys of
family togetherness until the close of Friday, Oct. 26.
Expert judges will then determine finalists which the public
can vote for from Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2.

http://www.facebook.com/luludotcom

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12 InfoManager's "Steve Jobs" post moves UGNN reader

Amongst the complaints and corrections we get, from time to
time we get some love -- like a rose among the thorns.
This from last's week's Steve Jobs post
... Emilie from Cleveland writes :
Lynn and Fred,
Thank you SO MUCH for this!
Whatever they say about him, Steve was a true visionary.
I adored listening to this.
With Care,
Emilie
We agree, Emilie -- and thank you so much for your kind words!

http://www.ugnn.com/2012/10/the-lost-steve-jobs-speech-from-1983/

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13 A Monthly Social Media Index from HighBeam Research

Twitter dominated the social media sphere with 55.84
percent of the media attention, while the former social
media king Facebook trails in second place with 40.30
percent. Professional network LinkedIn was in a distant
third place with 1.57 percent while Pinterest, Instagram,
MySpace, Foursquare and Google Plus all received less than 1
percent of media attention.

http://www.highbeam.com/

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14 So you think you can color?

Color your favorite design from any of our many coloring books
using only pastel colors and you could win! First place winners
in each age division (Under 12, 12 - 18, and 18+) will receive
$25 worth of Dover coloring books AND have their work appear
in an upcoming catalog!

View the contest entries at Pinterest : http://ow.ly/eE8DD
Ask me where to get coloring sheets from Dover books.
You can get contest details here:

http://ow.ly/eE8z0

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15 Quotes: Abraham Lincoln

"In the end it's not the years in your life that count;
it's the life in your years."
Abraham Lincoln

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16 ... and have a great week!

Remember, I invite all user groups to use this column in
full or in pieces in your newsletter. Or add a link to
their web site.

Pau

* Participate: http://www.ugnn.com/post-your-article/
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* Follow and Be Followed: http://twitter.com/UGNnet
* Subscribe: http://goo.gl/aKcC

M.U.D. Group Meetings at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library August/September 2012.

In the News:
The Smithsonian September 2012 Check it out!
A Special Issue: The Inedlible Vision f Steve Jos by Walter Isaacson

Guild Wars 2 Mac Beta Launched
http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ID=21230


Software Demo:
TopXNotes - Just Notes, Done Right!
http://topxnotes.com/

Apple User Group Digest:
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

Apps:
My Eyes Only - for keeping all your passwords safe.

iPAD corner


iRumours
iPhone 5, when? September it is!!!

M.U.D. Group Meetings at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library July 2012.

In the News:
July 20, 2012 - A Second Data Center is Planned for North Carolina
http://www.cultofmac.com/179853/second-apple-data-center-planned-for-nor...



Discussion:
Bring your problems and our crack team of experts will offer solutions.
Y
Apple Takes Down iOS Game After Complaints From Torchlight’s Developer
http://www.cultofmac.com/179863/apple-takes-down-ios-game-after-complain...

What The World Would Look Like If Apple Designed Every Ad
http://www.cultofmac.com/179202/what-the-world-would-look-like-if-apple-...

Issues & Information:
July 17th, 2012 - Apple Used Giant Panes of Glass to Build New SoHo Staircase
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/17/apple-used-giant-panes-of-glass-to-b...

Links & Things:
Comic: Apple thinks up Samsung advertisement for its website
http://9to5mac.com/2012/07/19/comic-apple-thinks-up-its-samsung-advertis...


From the MUD.List:
25-July-2012 - Maybe this is the new hiPhone.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/07/iphone-5-pre-order-from-china
...

Apple User Group Digest:
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

From the InterWeb:

Apple recruitment video takes us inside Infinite Loop
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/07/16/apple-recruitment-video-takes-us-inside-i...


iPAD corner
How the iPad helps scientists do their jobs

The tablet is helping scientists do everything from recording research results and keeping up with the latest journals to photographing fish and monitoring rising sea levels.

The complete story can be found here:
http://www.macworld.com/article/1167594/how_the_ipad_helps_scientists_do...

iRumours
Next iPhone to Have Thinner, Higher Quality Screen
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/17/next-iphone-to-have-thinner-higher-q...

July 15th, 2012 - Apple finally leaks 7.85-inch iPad rumor to New York Times on eve of Nexus 7 launch
http://9to5mac.com/2012/07/15/apple-finally-leaks-7-85-inch-ipad-rumor-t...

Julty 15th, 2001 - iPad "mini" drumbeat continues as NYT supports rumor of smaller tablet
http://www.tuaw.com/2012/07/15/ipad-mini-drumbeat-continues-as-nyt-suppo...

July 14th, 2012 - iPhone 5 Production Underway for an Expected Fall Launch
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/14/iphone-5-production-underway-for-an-...

M.U.D. Group Meetings at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library June 2012.

In the News:
Competition?
http://live.theverge.com/microsoft-live-blog-tablet-announcement/


Discussion:
Bring your problems and our crack team of experts will offer solutions.

Issues & Information:
Poll: should Apple worry about Microsoft’s response to iPad

http://www.drippler.com/apple/new_ipad?utm_medium=Feed&utm_source=Pulse#!356251?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

Links & Things:


From the MUD.List:
discussion

Apple User Group Digest:
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

Demonstrations:
Mozilla's 'Junior' iPad browser prototype keeps it simple
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/18/mozillas-junior-ipad-browser-prototyp...
iPAD corner

22-MAY-2012 USA TODAY - 13 tips to keep your Mac as secure as Fort Knox

http://usat.ly/JYbUDB

To learn more about USA TODAY for iPad and download, visit: http://usatoday.com/ipad/

iPAD Corner:
Ebook Sales Surpass Hardcover for First Time in U.S.
http://mashable.com/2012/06/17/ebook-hardcover-sales/?utm_source=pulsene...

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library May 2012.

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In the News:

Retina Displays Also Coming to Next-Generation iMac?
MACRUMORS | MAY 15, 2012
http://pulse.me/s/9gqxt

As part of _ABC News_' roundup of the latest MacBook Pro rumors, Joanna Stern claims that not only the MacBook Pro family but also the iMac line is se... Read more...
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/05/15/retina-displays-also-coming-to-next-...



Discussion:
Tech Tails Issue #818: RotW | That Annoying LED Flash, Installing Lion on a
Second Partition, Mother's Day

View the archives: http://blog.smalldog.com/techtails/

Issues & Information:
Apple User Group Resources - Moving to the Cloud etc...
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

Links & Things:
iOS 5.1 Software Update
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1504

http://blog.smalldog.com/techtails/tt818/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medi...

'At What Temperature Does an eBook Burn?'

that they found interesting:

http://www.cultofmac.com/160797/at-what-temperature-does-an-ebook-burn/

...

From the MUD.List:
discussion

Apple User Group Digest:
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

M.U.D. Group Meetings at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library Mar-Apr 2012.

HOT News:
March-21-2012 The Street scrambles to adjust it's Apple expectations.
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/03/20/the-street-scrambles-to-adjust-it...

March-19-2012 Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and Share Repurchase Program
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/19/apple-announces-plans-to-initiate-di...

Also see: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/03/18Apple-Conference-Call.html

12-March-2012 Apple iPad Deliveries Delayed as Demand Soars, Supplies Run Out (Did you get in under the wire?)

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2012/03/12/apple-delays-ipad-deliv...

08-Mar-2012 - Apple iPad 3 Debut: Inside the New Features
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/07/apple-ipad-3-debut-insi...

Apple posts streaming video of iPad 3 press event
Posted by: Chris Barylick
Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, 13:19
Category: Hardware, News

http://www.powerpage.org/2012/03/07/apple-posts-streaming-video-of-ipad-...

Apple launches iPad 3, includes 4G LTE, Retina Display, faster processor, other features
http://www.powerpage.org/page/3/

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In the News:

4-March-2012 - Privacy Issues
http://9to5mac.com/2012/03/04/senator-calls-for-ftc-investigation-of-app...

23-February-2012 Apple CEO hints company will part with some cash
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iSP68hxUSu3JV0-WQ8ZTTf...

Apple Hot News



Discussion:
iCloud: What if my device or computer doesn't meet iCloud system requirements?

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4929

Issues & Information:
Apple User Group Resources - Moving to the Cloud etc...
http://appleusergroupresources.com/
...

Links & Things:
iOS 5.1 Software Update
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1504
...

From the MUD.List:

Subject: So dad, how do you like the iPad we got you? [VIDEO]

http://www.wimp.com/dadipad/
...

Apple User Group Digest:
...

Demonstrations:
The "new" iPAD?

From: SuperSite Blog on Monday, March 12, 2012
Office On IPad? How About CloudOn?
http://www.winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/tablets/office-ipad-c...


iPAD corner

iPad's display is cutting edge--and a challenge for manufacturers

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57393700-64/ipads-display-is-cutting-e...

On back of iPad 3, Apple tablet numbers to jump in 2012

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57377135-64/on-back-of-ipad-3-apple-ta...

iPad 3 rumor roundup
Read More:: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-31747_7-57333994-243/ipad-3-rumor-roundup/?...

M.U.D. Group Meetings at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library Jan.-Feb. 2012.

In the News:
21-FEB-2012 TechCrunch: The Daily Stands By The iPad Office Pic And Story

Suite anticipation, said The Daily. The News Corp iPad mag broke the news this morning that Microsoft was about to submit its productivity suite to Apple for review. They even had a photo of the app running on an iPad to back up their claim - which they triple watermarked for some reason. ...

http://news360.com/article/43206723
Shared using News360 for the iPad. Learn more at http://news360.com

21-FEB-2012 Some Apple fans no longer speaking with Siri
http://usat.ly/yHlusR

16-FEB-2012 - Apple Mac OS X 'Mountain Lion' takes more bites out of iOS
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-57378751-248/apple-mac-os-x-mountain-l...

15-FEB-2012
Even at $500, Apple is still cheap
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/14/technology/thebuzz/index.htm

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-57378751-248/apple-mac-os-x-mountain-l...

25-JAN-2012 - Apple's $46 billion sales set a new tech record!
http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/24/technology/apple_earnings/index.htm?iid=...

22-JAN-2012 - How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-...

28-JAN-2012 - iTunes U
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/main-feature/id490217893?enlh=9&mt=8&ls=1

Apple Hot News



Discussion:
Apple Inc.: 10 Astonishing Facts
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2012/01/24/apple-inc-10-astonishing-fact...

Apple Reinvents Textbooks with iBooks 2 for iPad
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/01/19Apple-Reinvents-Textbooks-with...

The Event from Engaget:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/19/apple-ibooks-2/

Criticisms:
http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=65788

Food for Thought:
Microsoft’s Biggest Miss
http://minimalmac.com/post/17758177061/microsofts-biggest-miss


Issues & Information:
"Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired -- and Secretive -- Company Really Works" is available to order from Amazon , as well as a digital and an unabridged . "Inside Apple" can also be read on iOS devices by purchasing the title through Apple's iBooks.

Links & Things:
OS X Maintenance Tips & Information
http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html

From the MUD.List:
Kibbles & Bytes #763: Essential Mac Apps, Apple News Recap, Wireless Storage and Sharing
http://blog.smalldog.com/kibbles/kb763/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium...

3-Feb-2012
How to synchronize calendars between a new Macbook Air, an Imac, iPad and two iPhones (4 and 4S). The iMac is still running Snow Leopard and will be for a while, so iCloud is not a complete solution. The couple moved to a joint Google Calendar a couple of years ago and could sync with iCal on the iPad fine. But on the iPhones, only one Gcal calendar showed up. There seemed to be useful no settings options available. The Gcal apps for the iPhone are pretty pathetic. Then they found an online hint that helped: “By default, only the default calendar is synced to your iPhone. Go here to enable additional calendars: https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect”. Now all three calendars show up on the phones and they seem to be mostly synced.

Apple User Group Digest:
Important Security Update Issue:
If you use PowerPC-based apps that rely on Rosetta, DO NOT INSTALL Security Update 2012-001! Details at tid.bl.it/Ad6f8T Please RT!

Clearly this is a topic that comes up among Macintosh users
frequently as of late. Particularly because users are looking for
alternatives to QuickBooks and Quicken.

The list that I have is too long to reproduce here, but I want to
directly address the requests for specific recommendations.

For folks looking for a replacement for Quicken, I recommend that
they first have a look at:

SEE Finance $30
http://scimonocesoftware.com/
(I'm told that this program does a particularly good job of importing
data from Quicken.)

However, if SEE Finance is not to your liking, any of the following
are quite good:

MoneyDance $40
http://www.moneydance.com/
MoneyDance Mobile (free)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moneydance/id367748818?mt=8

iCompta (about $20)
http://www.lyricapps.com/iCompta/?language=en
http://www.lyricapps.com/iCompta/help.php
There is a mobile companion version of iCompta for the iPhone/iPad,
which syncs with the desktop version. ($5)
http://angeman7.free.fr/iComptaMobile/?language=en
http://itunes.apple.com/app/icompta-2/id294191195?mt=8

iBank $60
http://www.iggsoftware.com/ibank/
iBank Mobile $5
http://www.iggsoftware.com/ibankmobile/index.php

iFinance $29
http://www.syniumsoftware.com/ifinance/
iFinance Mobile for iPhone $2
http://www.syniumsoftware.com/ifinancemobile/

MoneyWell $50
http://nothirst.com/moneywell/
MoneyWell for iPhone $10
http://nothirst.com/moneywell/iphone/

As far as a general business accounting program, a replacement for
Quickbooks, everyone tells me that this one is a winner:

MoneyWorks
http://www.cognito.co.nz/
(multiple versions available based on business requirements)
When you register MoneyWorks, they will send your accountant a free
copy!
Free video tutorials:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykjTkR3XwF8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPh3svtjqR4

I hope that this is helpful.

Demonstrations:
PULSE News Application for iPhone, iPAD, and browser.
Synchronize your news and articles to read where ever you are.
http://www.pulse.com

LanScan Application story

iPAD corner
Rumors
http://www.ipad3-release.com/

Wish List for iPAD3
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Networking/Apple-iPad-3-10-HighPrior...

iPad 3 Release, News, Rumors and Information
http://ipad3newsblog.com/

Speculation:
http://www.thetechlabs.com/tech-news/ipad-3-features/
http://ipad3latest.com/
http://www.ipad-3-news.com/

iPAD in the News:
In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-...

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday December 13th, 2011.

In the News:
The Festive Apple: Christmas trees for OS X and the living room
http://www.appletell.com/technologytell/article/the-festive-apple-2011-c...

Apple: The Stock Seems Insanely Cheap; Where's The Love?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/12/12/apple-the-stock-seems-...

Ten Lessons Steve Taught Us
http://www.forbes.com/steve-jobs/

Will Tim Cook Open Apple's Wallet?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/thestreet/2011/12/13/will-tim-cook-open-appl...


Apple Hot News



Discussion:

Cloud Wars: Apple's iCloud Versus Microsoft's SkyDrive
http://www.maclife.com/article/features/cloud_wars_apples_icloud_versus_...

What to get that tech loving geek for Christmas?
http://ihogeek.com/2011/12/07/my-geeky-christmas-wishlist/
http://www.fastcompany.com/pics/lady-geek-christmas-wishlist-2011
http://www.girlgonegeekblog.com/2011/12/my-unrealistic-christmas-wish-li...

Why Eric Schmidt's prediction about Android vs. iOS development is dead wrong
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/why-eric-schmidts-prediction-...

Issues & Information:
What issues?

10 Hottest Holiday Gadgets of 2011
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11330752/1/10-hottest-holiday-gadgets-of-...

Links & Things:
Steve Jobs - Forbes - Profile:
http://www.forbes.com/profile/steve-jobs/

What Was the Real Magic Behind Steve Jobs' Marketing--and Can Apple Maintain It?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthof/2011/12/13/what-was-the-real-magic...


From the MUD.List:
Very Quiet...

Hardware Reviews:
Apple's wireless Bluetooth keyboard is a natural and elegant
compliment to iMacs, Mac Pros and really the entire product line.
However, for serious typists, it often has us wanting more and the href="http://www.logitech.com/keyboards/keyboard/devices/wireless-solar-keyboard-k750-mac">Logitech
K750 for Mac fulfills many of those needs.

First, batteries are so 20th century. With the ample amount of light
in most homes and offices, the constant swapping and charging of
batteries is wasteful and annoying. The K750 is solar powered and
solar charging. Once it's fully charged, the specifications indicate
you can use it in total darkness for 3 months. A handy app allows you
to check the exact charge left in the unit. After using it for a few
months the keyboard has always tested at 100%.

The keyboard is sleek and comes in five different colors (including
Apple's standard aluminum). I like the black because, hey, black is
the new black. This is a full keyboard including a numeric keypad and
a full set of function keys across the top. The Mac version of this
keyboard has the command keys in the correct place as well as the
function alternatives for Mission Control/Dashboard at the top. The
typing was extremely responsive with a soft and smooth touch.
Delightful is the word that comes to mind.

The wireless technology uses the Logitech Unifying receiver' which is
a USB dongle for all of Logitech's wireless peripherals. All things
being equal I would have preferred Bluetooth based technology.
Bluetooth wouldn't use one of my USB ports and would allow me to use
the keyboard with iOS devices. Annoying, but I understand sacrifices
have to be made.

The Logitech K750 for Mac is a great wireless keyboard for users that
type often and don't like constantly changing batteries.

Pros: Save money and hassle's using solar technology, full featured
keyboard that is easy to type on

Cons: Requires a proprietary dongle, doesn't support Bluetooth

Five out of Five Dogcows

"Originally published and written for the Lawrence
Apple Users' Group 2.0 http:// www.laugks.org/news and published by
Dave Greenbaum at http://www.clickheretech.com"

iPAD eReader Corner:
Apple's next-gen iPad arriving in 3-4 months, suppliers say...
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/12/12/apples_next_gen_ipad_arriv...

Book Reviews:

Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011 Step by Step
The joke has always been you can't spell Entourage without 'rage' and
Microsoft finally retired that product and re-introduced Outlook for
the Mac, which hasn't been around since the classic days! This book
is a great overview of all the features of the product including both
beginner and intermediate concepts.

The Step by Step series is a lesson-based training program, but you
can easily avoid the actual lessons in order to use the book as a
reference guide. In this case the actual training exercises are
pretty minimal and could have easily been omitted and still retain the
book's value.

The book is extremely well-laid out with a great table of contents and
index. Each chapter introduces the concepts it covers and the key
points and then reviews them at the end. For users of an Exchange
server, the lessons cover both Exchange-based accounts as well as
traditional IMAP/POP email systems. Users new to Microsoft products
as well as seasoned Entourage and Outlook for the PC users will still
find the book's lessons accessible and of value. If you already know
a concept, the book makes it very easy to skip that section.

Unfortunately since the book was printed, Microsoft made significant
changes to the sync functions and now that Apple is retiring MobileMe,
these sections will be subject to additional changes. Such is the
nature of tech books.

Pros: Easy to understand lessons and comprehensive review of features
Cons: Lessons not terribly substantive

4 out of 5 Dogcows

"Originally published and written for the Lawrence
Apple Users' Group 2.0 http:// www.laugks.org/news and published by
Dave Greenbaum at http://www.clickheretech.com"

Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide

For those of us familiar with previous version of the Mac operating
system who simply want to know the new and exciting features of Lion,
this book is a great companion. The book focuses on just what you
need to thrive under this new feline.

The writing style is direct and straightforward and assumes
familiarity and comfort with previous versions of MacOS such as
Leopard or Snow Leopard. This is not a beginner's book and lacks the
handholding and screen shots you'll find in a "non-technical" book.

Starting with the installation process, the book walks through the key
features the average user needs to know about and ends with a great
troubleshooting and short-cut guide. If you aren't a manual reader,
this book is for you. It gives you just enough information to explore
the features quickly without being bogged down by long explanations or
tutorials. Consider this more of an outline and a getting started
than a extensive manual on all things Lion, which is just what some of
us need!

Pros: Short, succinct and just what you need to get started
Cons: Requires basic knowledge of MacOS, not for beginners.

"Originally published and written for the Lawrence
Apple Users' Group 2.0 http:// www.laugks.org/news and published by
Dave Greenbaum at http://www.clickheretech.com"

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday November 22nd, 2011.

In the News:
Apple May Have Won The PC War… By Losing The Windows Battle

http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/22/a-tablet-is-a-computer-too/

Apple Hot News



Discussion:
iTunes Match
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-57328063-248/itunes-match-arrives-as-d...
Text


Issues & Information:
Backup?


Links & Things:
Stolen iPad Cash Register Leaves Ice Cream Shop in the Cold
http://allthingsd.com/20111121/stolen-ipad-cash-register-leaves-ice-crea...


From the MUD.List:
Developer creates proxy server to control any device via Siri | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

http://9to5mac.com/2011/11/21/developer-creates-proxy-server-to-control-...

iPAD eReader Corner:
New Google Search App for the iPad Arrives
http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2011/11/new-google-search-app-for-the-ip...

iPAD Resource Guide
http://www.cnet.com/apple-ipad/?tag=mncol;pm

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday October 18th, 2011.

In the News:
iOS5 for &
http://news.discovery.com/tech/apples-ios-5-icloud-111017.html

iOS5 for iPAD & iPAD2 - What does it all mean? http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1735460


Apple Hot News



Main Topics:
iPhone 4s video:
http://www.apple.com/iphone/?cid=CDM-US-DM-P0010771-CONEDU&cp=em-P001077...

What's more fun than taking your phone apart and trying to put it back
together so that it works? No fun?

TechRepublic.com opens the iPhone 4S so you don't have to do it yourself.

http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/cracking-open-the-apple-iphone-4s/631...

Siri spoof at NPR

Siri Comes to the iPad...Sort Of


Issues & Information:
We need some help with understanding iCloud. Has any one switched ?


Links & Things:
http://www.beatweek.com/news/9638-iphone-4s-ios-5-arrival-offers-hints-o...

From the MUD.List:
For those of you who depend on Quicken, but my want to use Lion (which doesn't support PowerPC applications like Quicken any longer), here is an interesting article:

http://tidbits.com/article/12392

1Password combined with Dropbox will allow you to sync passwords on all your iOS devices and any Mac OS computers you have.

Malware can cripple your Mac built in security tools
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/20/8413274-malware-can-crip...

iPads

iPAD eReader Corner:
New link on front page to: iPAD News Hub
http://ipadnewshub.com/

10-4-2011 Skype for iPAD!
http://view.email.skype.com/v/PR3K8IE/4W0LG1/OF40UV8/06OZGL5/MAILACTION=...

Facebook finally launches iPad app
World's largest social network takes a giant step into its mobile future%...

See more: http://digg.com/d78WcsP

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20118250-93/facebook-finally-launches-i...

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday August 16th, 2011.

In the News:
THE TRUTH ABOUT OS X LION: Don't Bother Buying It Unless You're A Mac Power User

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/should-you-buy-mac-os-x-lion-2011-8#missi...

10 Mac Features Apple Just Killed With OS X Lion

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mac-features-lion-killed-2011-7#ixzz1UXoI...

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/


Main Topics:
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/aug/11/jerry-kings-mac411-easy-steps...


From the MUD.List:

Free online file conversion
http://www.zamzar.com/

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday July 26th, 2011.

Minutes coming soon...

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday June 28th, 2011.

In the News:

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/


Main Topics:

• Apple Introduces iCloud
June 6, 2011
Apple today introduced iCloud, a set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content and push it to all your devices. iCloud services include new versions of Contact, Calendar, and Mail; iCloud Backup and Storage; Photo Stream; and iTunes in the Cloud. And for just $24.99 a year, iTunes Match will give you all of the benefits of iTunes in the Cloud for music you haven’t purchased from iTunes. iCloud will be available this fall, along with iOS 5. A free beta version of iTunes in the Cloud is available today in the U.S. and requires iTunes 10.3 and iOS 4.3.3. Read more: http://www.apple.com/icloud/

• Apple Previews iOS 5
June 6, 2011
Apple today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, with over 200 new features that will be available as a free software update to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users this fall. New iOS 5 features include: Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption; iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you send text messages, photos, and videos between all iOS 5 devices; and Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions. And with iOS 5, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users can activate and set up new iOS devices right out of the box and get software updates over the air — no computer required. Read more: http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/

• Mac OS X Lion Available in July from Mac App Store
June 6, 2011
Apple today announced that Mac OS X Lion — the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system — will be available to customers in July as a download from the Mac App Store for $29.99. OS X Lion offers more than 250 new features, including Multi-Touch gestures; systemwide support for full-screen apps; Mission Control, a bird’s-eye view of everything running on your Mac; Launchpad, a new home for all your apps; and a completely redesigned Mail app. Read More: http://www.apple.com/macosx/

• Apple Revolutionizes Video Editing With Final Cut Pro X
June 21, 2011
Apple today announced Final Cut Pro X, a new version of the world’s most popular pro video editing software, rebuilt from the ground up on a modern 64-bit architecture. Final Cut Pro X completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media, and people; and background rendering that allows you to work without interruption. Final Cut Pro X is available from the Mac App Store for $299.99. Read more: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/

• iWork Now Available For iPhone and iPod touch Users
May 31, 2011
Apple today announced that its groundbreaking iWork productivity apps — Keynote, Pages, and Numbers — are now available for iPhone and iPod touch, as well as iPad. Created for the Mac and then completely redesigned for iOS and the Multi-Touch interface, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers allow you to create and share stunning presentations, beautifully formatted documents, and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store for $9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers. Read More: http://www.apple.com/apps/keynote/


Demonstration:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/reviews/entry/idevices-igrill-bluetooth...

Topics from the M.U.D.List
What is the controversy about FCX?

In painful detail, these are the source of the controversy:

http://www.richardharringtonblog.com/files/fcpx_response.php

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday May 17th, 2011.

In the News:

Apple seriously looking at post-Jobs phase

Offers classes to employees about how to deal without Jobs.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/142687/20110509/steve-jobs-apple-ceo-suc...

Difficult white iPhone

Why Apple and Google stalk you

OTHER NEWS?
Apple Stores Working on “Something Big” This Weekend, Report

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/


Main Topics:

Open Source Stolen Mac/Phone Tracking:
http://preyproject.com/

Controlling Firefox Presets with CCK:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/cck/firefox/

Other?


Discussion:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/04/27/apple.location.tracking.statem...

Learning's from the PSU Mac Admins conference. Kurt Tappe will summarize the conference at tonight's MUD meeting. This is geek stuff for administering hundreds of Macs, to be sure, but a high-level overview of what various Mac installations around the country are doing may be of interest to our membership. Come to
the meeting and join in. We'll discuss things you can do on your individual desktops too.

Topics from the M.U.D.List
Security updates...

Links & Things:
The current Mac 411 article is available at
http://tinyurl.com/452l6rp

The index of prior articles is available at

http://homepage.mac.com/naplesmug/Mac_411.html

Jerry King, President Naples MacFriends User Group

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday April 19th, 2011.

In the News:

Why Apple is suing Samsung

iPod to get WiFi syncing? It's about time...

Apple releases iOS 4.3.2, Verizon iPhones get 4.2.7

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/


Main Topics:
FaceTime live demo!

Boom!

And Yet It Moves

2011 MLB At Bat

Words With Friends

QuickSilver


Discussion:
iPAD are in short supply but not impossible to obtain -by D. Styles

Topics from the M.U.D.List
Security updates...

Links & Things:
http://macosrumors.com/2011/03/02/ios43-march-11th/

Other:
iPhone Tracking - Creepy or Kool?

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday March 15th, 2011.

In the News:

World's largest book publisher Random House may soon join Apple's iBookstore

iPad


Main Topics:
iPad2 all the details from Gizmodo

The hardware:
• Dual-core A5 processor, which is "up to two times faster".
• The graphics have been improved too. The GPU goes at nine times the speed as before.
• Same low power consumption as the A4.
• Built-in cameras for photos and video: One for frontal FaceTime videoconferencing and Photobooth (VGA resolution) and one on the back with 720p HD video capability.
• It also has a built-in gyroscope, like the iPhone 4.
• They claim the battery life is 10 hours, like before, with a one month stand-by time.
• HDMI mirrored video output at 1080p Full HD (the cable costs $39).

The Design:
Thinner than the iPhone 4 and 33% thinner than the current iPad.
The iPhone 4 is 9.3 millimeters. The weight is 1.3 pounds.
It also comes in two colors, black and white.

Cost & Availability:
The Wi-Fi model will come for $499, $599, and $699 for the 16, 32 and 64GB models.
The 3G model will be available for $629, $729, and $829 respectively..

The new iPad will be available on March 11 in the US.
The 3G model will be available on both AT&T and Verizon networks.
Internationally, the intro date will be March 25 in 26 countries.

Discussion:

Firmware built into many solid state drives (SSDs) to improve their storage efficiency could be making forensic analysis at a later date by police forces and intelligence agencies almost impossible to carry out. http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/03/01/1740240/SSDs-Cause-Crisis-Fo...

Is "App Store" as generic as "Windows" and thus just as valid a trademark? http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/03/apple-fights-for-app-store-trad...

OS X 10.7 "Lion" merges client & server, effectively doing away with the $499 and $999 OS X Server products. http://www.9to5mac.com/53759

From the Mud List?
New Macbooks & iPAD 2.

How to:
Move from your old iPAD to a new Version 2.

Links & Things:

Blog: Apple Poised to Unveil Second-Generation iPad Wired

Apple's next-iPad event Washington Post

Apple iPad 2 launch live T3

Apple iPad 2 Event Business Insider

Apple Announces iPad2 InformationWeek

Update: Apple iPad/iOS event WSJ Blogs

Apple's unveiling of the iPad 2 MSNBC

Gizmodo's meta liveblog for the Apple iPad event on 03/02. Gizmodo

Apple's iPad 2 from Engadget

MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple's March 2nd special event MacDailyNews

Apple iPad Event Liveblog AllThingsD

Apple's iPad 2 Event March 2nd at 10 A.M Pacific. MobileCrunch

Wednesday March 2nd Apple's iPad 2 event (live blog) CNET News

Other:
Apple posts iPad 2 event video
By Jake Gaecke

Didn’t get an invite to Apple’s press event yesterday? No worries, the complete event video is live on Apple’s website and in iTunes right now.

http://www.appletell.com/apple/comment/apple-posts-ipad-2-event-video/

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday February 15th, 2011.

In the News:
iPad 2 shows Tim Cook is Apple's new ninja
http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/28586/
Steve Jobs spotted at Apple’s campus
http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/02/09/steve-jobs-spotted-at-apples-campu...


Main Topics:

Discussion:

How to:
Transfer Your Contacts to the Verizon iPhone 4
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379858,00.asp

Setup NAS (Betty)

Links & Things:
A 23-Year-Old Steve Jobs on TV - NYTimes.com
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/a-23-year-old-steve-jobs-on-tv/

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday January 18th, 2011.

In the News:
JANUARY 1st 2011 11:11am
http://www.macdailynews.com/110111_verizon_special_event.html

- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

January 7th, 2011 Eve
AT&T already blasting Verizon's CDMA network as the "slow lane" for Apple iPhone users
http://www.phonearena.com/news/AT-T-already-blasting-Verizons-CDMA-netwo...

Verizon has not even introduced the Apple iPhone 4 yet and AT&T already feels compelled to put down it's competitor's CDMA network. While AT&T offers capped data plans for its Apple iPhone 4 users on its GSM pipelines, the Wall Street Journal reported that Verizon customers will be offered plans with unlimited data. This divergence in favor of Verizon upset AT&T PR chief Larry Solomon who became so angry that he felt compelled to state that "The iPhone is built for speed, but that's not what you get with a CDMA phone. I'm not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane." The remark also is a backdoor confirmation that Verizon will be announcing the iPhone soon.

- - - - - - -

January 7th, 2011
"Apple has removed VLC media player from the App Store
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/11/01/07/2341227/Apple-Pulls-VLC-Media-P...

January 6th, 2011
"Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.6 which increases the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. What's also very important in this release is the introduction of the long-awaited Mac App Store with more than 1,000 free and paid apps.


Main Topics:
Emory Bolton demonstrated the features he uses in the latest iLife suite from Apple. We received a group copy to use for this demonstration.

http://www.cringely.com/2011/01/2011-prediction-9-apples-carolina-strate...

http://www.cringely.com/2011/01/2011-prediction-10-apple-buys-time-warne...

http://www.cringely.com/2011/01/2011-prediction-2-the-white-iphone-is-th...

Discussion:
Evernote Is a wonderful app, like Dropbox, it keeps your stuff in
constant sync via the cloud. Ron Brown has it on all his computers, iPhone
and iPad. Like Dropbox, it's free, but they offer a pay version if
you need to store a lot of data. Ron loves the Evernote clipping button
you can put in Safari to save stuff quick and easy.
https://www.evernote.com/about/learn_more/

AT&T Won’t “Speculate” On Matching Verizon iPhone Tethering, But iOS 4.3 Might Make Speculation Moot
http://www.cultofmac.com/att-wont-speculate-on-matching-verizon-iphone-t...

Hello iPhone, Goodbye Upgrade
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870480360457607788219926142...

iPAD Corner:
Two Cows : Continually Updated Content On All iPad News, Releases & More...
iPad News, Reviews, iPad Games, iPad FAQs, iPad Accessories, iPad ...

Topics from the M.U.D.List:
Cloud Computing
On one hand "The Cloud" is a very neat concept. Your data is available via any computer or phone or device you happen to have at hand. And your data is safe, being stored away from your burnable house and crashable hard drives.

On the other hand, access to "The Cloud" is nowhere near universal yet. And fast access to it is costly. Further, means of accessing the cloud may go away without notice (as predicted this past week by Cringely) if the company goes bankrupt.

It would seem wise to take a "half in, half out" approach. Try the cloud. Store stuff there. Use it when you can. See what works. But use solutions that keep a local backup/copy. And make sure you have sufficient local storage for that local copy.

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held Tuesday December 14th, 2010.

Attendance was light as expected. A few people paid their yearly dues. Tom Richardson spoke of his visit with Ken Sharp who checked out his iPad. Ken's wife is getting one for Xmas.

Discussion:
MenuPop: Bringing the Mac Menubar to your Mouse
by Krishna on December 12th, 2010
http://pcweenies.com/2010/12/12/menupop-bringing-the-mac-menubar-to-your...

Please note: We will be meeting the third Tuesday of the Jan & Feb at Hockessin Library for general meetings. Q & A will be held on 4th Tuesday of Jan & Feb.

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held November 23rd, 2010.

Monthly Group Meeting Agenda - November 2010
Main Topics:

Phone Disk
http://www.macroplant.com/phonedisk/

Late 2010 MacBook Air
http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

Microsoft Office 2011
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

The Unarchiver
http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html

PhoneDisk & MacFuse
http://www.macroplant.com/phonedisk/
http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/

WarLords
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/warlords-call-to-arms/id363480718?mt=8
Apple’s iOS 4.2 Available November 22, 2010 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating…Learn More...
http://www.apple.com/ios/

November 2010 Announcements:
For Feature descriptions and complete instructions, see the user guides for iPad at:
http://support.apple.com/manuals/ipad

For more information about iPad, go to:
http://www.apple.com/ipad

To Troubleshoot your iPad, or to view additional support information go to:
http://www.apple.com/support/ipad

For information on the security content of the version 4.2 update, please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held October 19th, 2010.

In the News:
SkyNet is born:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/10/24/video-the-fully-o...

OWC has a special for Drive Genius 3, 50% off.
http://eshop.macsales.com/specialOffers/new_prosoftDriveGenius3Upgrade.c... However, it requires OS X 10.5.3 or better.

Main Topic:
The all new MacBook Air notebook.

Tech specs:
11" http://www.apple.com/macbookair/specs.html
13" http://www.apple.com/macbookair/specs-13inch.html
Reinstall flashdrive - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4399

Internal solid state flash storage:
http://www.apple.com/macbookair/features.html#flash-storage

Flash drive with Software Reinstall [see "What's in the Box"]
http://www.apple.com/macbookair/specs-13inch.html
http://images.apple.com/macbookair/images/specs_flashdrive_20101020.jpg 
[image]

Compare 11" and 13" MacBook Air computers:
http://www.apple.com/macbookair/compare.html

Is Apple’s new MacBook Air just a hypocritical me-too answer to the netbooks the company’s mocked in the past? Not quite, says TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous. Apple is answering the net book makers alright. Butwhat they’re saying is “you’ve been doing it wrong.” Full Article: http://tmo.to/ef5d

Discussion:
Firewire vs. USB Bootup.
Link to WD Customer Support page about MAC Bootable Firewire Drives
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=...
http://www.ehow.com/how_5923931_create-firewire-os-boot-disk.html
http://www.macintouch.com/readerreports/macsonintel/topic2076.html
firewire Maxxtor
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=18597...
firewire Seagate
http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=19605...

LogMeIn on a MacBook. A MacBook can be viewed from another computer via a browser https://secure.logmein.com/ It's a free limited version of a program for remote access. 

App Shopper, http://appshopper.com/ It will show featured apps, like today's freebies, The Black Cow And The White Cow [for children], NFL 2011 FREE, and Potty Panic. Tomorrow's deals may be different.

SpanningSync. "Spanning Sync 3 is the one app that syncs both iCal with Google Calendar and Address Book with Google Contacts." http://spanningsync.com/

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held September 28th, 2010.

Discussion:
Free Word Processing for OS X:
http://www.bean-osx.com

Downloading YouTube Videos:
http://novice2expert.com/113/how-to-download-hd-youtube-videos.html

Playing .avi Files in OS X:
http://videolan.org

Burning Files To Disc Without Buying Toast:
http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held August 25th, 2010.

In the News:
Apple's Announcement(s)
- 8/29 - Giveaway of the Day - PCHand Media Converter Pro 1.2
New Apple TV, only $99. Apple's newest cash cow. This is a big deal for
those of you who hesitated because of the high price.
http://www.apple.com/appletv
-

iSkysoft has a free Mac application called DVD-Library for Mac. It will
be available for download with a free activation key for eight more
days. One catch--you need to go to their Facebook page and tell them you
LIKE them. It helps. They post tips for using the software on your wall
if you want to see it [hide it if you don't].

Link is the button at the bottom middle of the iSkysoft index page,
http://iskysoft.com/ and http://www.iskysoft.com/software-giveaway.html
--> http://www.facebook.com/iskysoft?v=app_23744633048


iPAD Corner:
Verizon is planning to allow subscribers to its FiOS TV service watch
live shows on Apple Inc.'s iPad.

The iPad application will expand a service that lets FiOS users watch
on-demand video, such as rented movies, on mobile devices starting
next quarter.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-18/verizon-to-let-tv-customers-wat...


Presentation(s):

SuctionClip: http://www.suctionclip.com/

Glims: http://machangout.com/

DVD Converter: http://iskysoft.com/

Yummy Soup!: http://hungryseacow.com/

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held July 28th, 2010.

In the News:
Apple's Announcement(s)
- Antenna Fix For White iPhone 4?‎
- iBatteries
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- Apple releases Safari 5.0.1 with Extensions
- New iMacs‎!

Huge news for Jail Breakers!
- Apple Loses control over Apps!


iPAD Corner:
calibre: The one stop solution for all your e-book needs. Comprehensive e-book software
DEMO: see calibre in action
iPAD Owner: Elite of Geek?
Publishers frustrated as Apple blocks iPad subscriptions

Presentation(s):
Apple Announces 12-Core Mac Pro and 27-inch IPS Cinema Display

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/07/12-core-mac-pro-and-27-inch-ips-c...

Motorola Buys Full-Page Slam Ad Against Apple

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=1...

Apple Releases Safari 5.0.1 With Extensions Gallery
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/07/28/apple_releases_safari_5_0_...

http://extensions.apple.com

Find Any File

http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

Shop 4 Tech

http://www.shop4tech.com

Suction Clip

http://www.suctionclip.com

Discussion:
Readers Are Abandoning Print, Yet Don't Trust the Web

M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held June 23rd, 2010.

In the News:
Apple's Announcement(s)
- The Hot new iPhone 4
- The Apple Store App
- The new Mac mini
- Safari 5
- iPhone 4 upgrade options according to cnet

Presentation(s):
Wi-Fire
The Wi-Fire is a range-extending USB device that enables access to a WiFi connection from three times the range of your internal wireless adapter.

Topics from the M.U.D.List

  • Safari reader
  • Safari Extensions
  • Wireless Oligopoly Is Smother of Invention

    M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held May 26th, 2010.

    In the News:
    Apple's Latest Announcement(s)
    - The new Macbook Pro
    - The new Macbook
    - iPhone OS 4
    - Walmart to cut iPhone price

    Presentation(s):
    The New MacBook Pro
    Appholes

    Discussion:
    - Apple versus Adobe
    - HTML 5 vs Flash
    http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/03/26/lack.of.flash.support.frustrates....
    Mighty Mouse woes
    Magic Mouse
    Electronic Frontier foundation
    - discussion of facebook settings

    Topics from the M.U.D.List:

  • Drops-offs and wifi
    If you hold the Option key down and click the Wi-Fi icon in the Menu bar you will get an expanded view that shows the encryption type & other good information.
    WPA2 personal can be at home and at the shore house with no issues.
    Starbucks and Barnes & Noble what is the wireless encryption?
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/04/ipad-wifi/
  • iMac Fan Control
  • FoxConn Factory

    M.U.D. Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held April 28th, 2010.

    Links & Things:

    iMac Fan Control:
    http://www.derman.com/iMac-Fan-Control

    MacBook Pro Fan Control:
    http://www.derman.com/MacBook-Pro-Fan-Control

    WinX DVD Ripper for Mac:
    http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway

    Opera for iPhone:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/opera-mini-web-browser/id363729560

    Online Font Converter:
    http://onlinefontconverter.com

    Discussion:
    - Siri for the iPhone
    - Games for the iPhone
    - Games for the iPAD

    Topics from the M.U.D.List

  • iPhone 4.0 OS

    M.ud Group Meeting at the Hocekssin branch of the Brandywine Library was held March 24th, 2010.

    The discussion primarily centered around the up coming release of the iPAD. Emory and Dave told about their visit to Manyunk Brewing Co. to list to presentations on the iPAD.

    Adobe Defends Flash, Warns HTML5 Will Not Be Good For Web

    What is HTML5?

    iPadLot.com

    Windows 7 Phone carrier AT&T?

    Updates to follow...

    M.ud Group Meeting at the Hockessin Branch of the Brandywine Library Library was held January 27th, 2010 with snacks.

    New from Apple The iPad. The best way to experience the web, eMail, photos, and video on a handheld device.

    The Apple iPad has been Announced!

    The SteveNote: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1001q3f8hhr/event

    iNTFS: http://www.saggiamente.com/blog/download/?did=2

    FormulatePro: http://code.google.com/p/formulatepro

    Burn: http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net

    Snow Leopard Services:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/142419/2009/08/snowleopardservices.html

    Signing up for YouTube's HTML5 Beta using Safari:
    http://www.youtube.com/html5

    FireFox 3.6 supports HTML5, but not YouTube's "flavor" of it:
    http://www.infoq.com/news/2010/01/youtube-html5

    M.ud Group Meeting NCC Brandywine Hundred Branch Library
    Date: December-2009

    In the News:
    - Chrome for Mac and Linux Beta
    - Chrome for Mac to get extensions
    Google Chrome is NOT supported on PowerPC architecture -Darn!
    Then Why did you let me install it?
    - Free Holiday Sampler in LP Format

    Presentation(s):
    Dragon Dictation for iPhone

    File App for PDF file transfer to iPhone
    Didn't work: http://cyberduck.ch/
    Apple: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/internet_utilities/cyberduck.html

    Other file transfer: (User beware)
    http://www.pure-mac.com/iphone/filetransfer.html
    http://www.macworld.com/appguide/article.html?article=135334
    http://www.iphonefilez.com/
    http://lifehacker.com/5047136/air-sharing-transfers-files-between-iphone...

    Apps Presentation:
    Seashore - http://seashore.sourceforge.net/
    PixelNhance -
    http://www.5star-shareware.com/Mac/Graphics/pixelnhance-mac.html
    Imagewell - http://xtralean.com/IWOverview.html
    LiveQuartz - http://www.livequartz.com/
    by Kurt Tappe

    Tuxpaint - http://tuxpaint.org/download/macosx/
    by Betty Salmon-Wilk

    Discussion:
    Skype or not to Skype

    Topics from the M.U.D.List

  • iphone jailbreak
  • itunes Library Backup
  • free Speech (Recognition)



    and more...
    * Droid the Verizon alternative to iPhone by Tom Richardson
    http://phones.verizonwireless.com/motorola/droid/?cmp=KNC-PaidSearch#/ho...
    Style over substance?


  • M.ud Group Meeting NCC Brandywine Hundred Branch Library
    Date: November-2009

    Presentation:

    Discussion:

  • Living for a week with an iPhone as your only
    internet...what works, what doesn't
  • To netBook or not to netBook!
  • The Onion News Network Sony Releases a P.O.S. click this site and it's articles at you own risk - rude/crude/lude language

  • Demonstration/Presentation:

  • Kindle 2: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device brought in by Tom Richardson
  • Double twist
  • Safari 4
  • Facebook comes to MUD Join Now!



  • Misc:
    Weekly MugInfo Manager - http://www.user-groups.net/info/
    Mac Hints & Tips for March 2009 now available! - http://www.mac-hints-tips.com
    Get a Mac! - http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/

    M.ud Group Meeting Hockessin Library
    Date: 17-FEB-2009
    Participants: Kurt Tappe Presenter and David A. Styles secretary/webmaster and the usual suspects...

    In the News:

    Topics:

    Discussion:

  • http://www.apple.com/macpro/technology/graphics.html
  • Impact of graphics card & how to select for best performance
  • Slots - What is the difference between PCI-X & PCI-E?
  • Profiler only says PCI
  • Different types of AGP?
  • Does Monitor size matter?
  • How many MB?

    Demonstration/Presentation:

  • Upgrade from Dual G4 to Dual G5
  • Migration Utility - Tiger to Lepoard


    Misc:
    Weekly MugInfo Manager - http://www.user-groups.net/info/
    Mac Hints & Tips for January 2009 now available! - http://www.mac-hints-tips.com
    Get a Mac! - http://www.apple.com/getamac/ads/
    Unboxing: http://www.applegazette.com/mac/new-17-inch-macbook-pro-unboxing-pics/

    What a pain it is to upgrade the RAM (10 screws of 3 different sizes): http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3419

    Software of Interest:

  • Google Earth 5 for Mac

    http://earth.google.com

    Removing Google Earth 5’s Spyware

    sudo rm ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist
    sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    sudo touch ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist
    sudo touch /Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    sudo chmod 000 ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist
    sudo chmod 000 /Library/LaunchAgents/com.google.keystone.agent.plist

    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google
    sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Google

    sudo mkdir ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google
    sudo mkdir ~/Library/Google

    sudo chmod 000 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google
    sudo chmod 000 ~/Library/Google


    M.ud Group Meeting Hockessin Library
    Date: 20-JAN-2009
    Participants: Kurt Tappe Presenter and David A. Styles secretary/webmaster.
    Meeting list of topics
    iWork
    http://www.apple.com/iwork/
    iLife
    http://www.apple.com/ilife/

    Discussion:

  • Christmas Gift Issues
  • Without Macworld, how will Apple create the buzz?
  • Demonstrations:
    I am using Pages ’08 v.3.0.2 to create a template for the monthly meeting minutes. I have used Microsoft Word for many years and it is a struggle to use Pages to create these meeting minutes. Apple has chosen to subtly change how things work to differentiate it from Microsoft Word.
    Safari on my PowerPC has also begun to crawl and I am not sure if it’s my connection through Comcast or the application. Maybe it’s time to move on to FireFox and Verizon fios.

    Rumors:

  • Netbooks?
  • What secrets will Apple reveal at Macworld 2009?

    Software of Interest:
    http://www.videolan.org/
    http://handbrake.fr/

    Games of Note:
    http://www.ninjakiwi.com/images/stories/Games/bloonstd3.swf
    http://kevin.spleck.net/smack_the_penguin/

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