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September '14 Meeting: Let’s Discuss: iPhone 6 and Apple watch

Topic
Let’s Discuss: iPhone 6 and Apple watch
When
Friday, September 12th, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Who
Kyle, et al
Where
Belhaven Ave. Middle School Media Center in Linwood

We’ll be watching and discussing key parts of the recent Special Event that introduced iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch.

Presentation topics may change so be sure to verify on the day of the meeting. Got questions you’d like to have answered? Feel free to post them as comments before the meeting so the presenters have a chance to prepare.

iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple watch

September 10th, 2014 in Apple,Apple watch,General,iPhone

So yesterday’s big event didn’t feature any Wonders of the World replicas but it was about as eventful as we could have hoped. The live stream got cratered by the demand but you can watch the full video here:

Here’s a quick summary but definitely watch the video

iPhone 6

As expected we’e getting two new versions: a slightly larger iPhone 6 and a much larger iPhone 6 Plus. Better processor, improved camera, rounded edges and a bit thinner. Oh, and Near Field Communications support which will be very important for …

Apple Pay

A new way to pay. Very easy to use and, as we tend to expect from Apple, very well thought out especially from a security standpoint. And with the iPhone 6′s Near Field Communications hardware and Touch ID you can quickly and securely pay without opening your wallet or exposing your actual credit card information.

Apple watch

Yep, Apple’s new wearable is indeed a watch. And it looks like an actual watch even down to the stem, now a Digital Crown used as a home button and for scrolling. It is not a replacement for your iPhone, it is an extension of it (5, 5c, 5s or 6.) I haven’t had much interest in wearables, and frankly wasn’t expecting to have any in Apple’s offering other than from a technical standpoint. But I have to admit there is enough utility and potential that when gen 2 rolls out I might be in line for one.

U2 4 U

Oh, and everyone with an iTunes account can get the new U2 album for free for the next month. Go to your Purchased list in iiTunes or on your iDevice and you should be able to download it.

One More Thing: Tim Cook

Cook really seems to have his presentation game down cold. We’re solidly in the post Steve Jobs era now.

Comment away!

9-9-2014 – Wish We could say more

September 8th, 2014 in Apple

Tomorrow, September 9th, Apple will be staging another of their special events. All indications so far are that this one might be extra, extra special! Apple’s never constructed an entire building just for an announcement before:

via 9to5mac.com

I know what you’re thinking: a full-scale replica of the front half of the Sphinx. Guess we’ll find out tomorrow.

The event starts 10am Pacific time, 1pm East Coast time. And Apple will be livecasting it:

And be sure to add your comments to this post after the event!

August '14 Meeting: Jason O’Grady 1Password

Topic
1Password – the Future of Password Security
When
Friday, August 8th, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Who
Jason O’Grady
Where
Belhaven Ave. Middle School Media Center in Linwood

Jason will be demoing the 1Password Beta “The future of password security”.

Presentation topics may change so be sure to verify on the day of the meeting. Got questions you’d like to have answered? Feel free to post them as comments before the meeting so the presenters have a chance to prepare.

Show Us Your Rig at the July Picnic!

June 13th, 2014 in ACAMUG

As part of the july Wi-Fi picnic festivities we’d like to a little guessing game, but we need your help. Here’s the scoop from Dennis:

rig This is how to play “Show Us Your Rig.”:

  • Take out your iPhone camera;
  • Aim it at your Mac-Apple device set up;
  • Make sure you have enough light;
  • Snap the best, most impressive view you can; Make sure your name does not appear in the photo; Attach it to your email as an “attachment”;
  • Send it to Dennis at ” piermattei@mac.com”; Also welcome are photos of your desktop’s dock;

Also welcome are photos of your desktop’s dock; In which case you are playing “Flash Your Dock” The individual who guesses the most Rigs and Docks wins . . . ???

Here are some samples of Rigs and Docks:

Before taking your picture PLEASE make sure you’ve removed little sticky notes that have, say, your bank login or other such info that’s not appropriate for public exposure.

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