12/09 – Opendoor-Ashland HomeNet Merger & Mac for the Holidays

Presentations:

The Opendoor – Ashland HomeNet Merger – Michael Betzina

Mac for the Holidays – Gifts, Stocking Stuffers and Macessories

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12/09 – Personalize Holiday Cards & Letters – Handout

Presentations: Personalize Holiday Letters and Address Cards – by Peter DeGroot

The Mail Merge capabilities of Pages and Address Book are used to add personalized greetings and messages to a Holiday Newsletter. Address Book is set up to print addresses on holiday card envelopes. 12/09

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11/09 – External Hard Drive Speed Tests – Handout

Presentation:

External Hard Drive Speed Tests

As a followup to a recent discussion in the AshMUG-Talk e-mail discussion list, the real-world data transfer speeds to external hard disks with different interfaces: USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Firewire 800, are compared. Connection through a hub slows down USB hard drives significantly but hub connection or daisy-chaining doesn’t affect Firewire drives. 11/09

 

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11/09 – Onyx Update – Handout

Presentation:

An update on the current version of Onyx, an OS X maintenance, optimization and system personalization tool – by Peter DeGroot

There have been several changes to OnyX, the highly regarded Mac OS maintenance, optimization and system personalization tool, since we last discussed it about 3 years ago. Here are instructions for using the current Leopard and Snow Leopard versions. 11/09

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11/09 – Facebook

Presentation: Setting up an account and the basics of social networking on Facebook – by Riley Price

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10/09 – You Can Take It With You – Handout

Presentation:  How to maintain access to medical, financial and personal information while traveling – by Peter DeGroot

When you are traveling, especially out of the country, you may need access to medical, financial and personal information in an emergency. This presentation outlines what information you ought to have, and how to keep it confidential but make it available almost anywhere that you can access the internet, even if your laptop or iPhone/iPod is lost or stolen. Observations on using an iPod Touch in lieu of a laptop, and some useful travel apps are also given. 10/09

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9/09 – Snow Leopard, the new OS

Presentation:   Introduction to Snow Leopard, the new OS – by Yvonne Fried

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7/09 – Busy Sync & Drop Box

Presentations:

Busy Sync for Calendars and Drop Box for sharing files online and across computers – by Matt Beers

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7/09 – Chronosync – Handout

Presentations:

Chronosync – Syncing data between computers, hard disks, and networked servers – by Peter DeGroot

Chronosync can synchronize and backup files, folders and even whole volumes between many kinds of devices; computers, hard disks, servers, hard-wired or networked (including on the internet) 7/09

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6/09 – Performance and your Mac

Presentation:   “Performance and your Mac” – by Matt Beers

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5/09 – Guy Kawasaki

Presentation: Guy Kawasaki!

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4/09 – iLife and iWork ’09

Presentation:  iLife and iWork ’09 – Apple Senior System Engineer Dave Marra explored many of the features in Apple’s Digital Suites.

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3/09 – Office 2008 for Mac

Presentation: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus author of, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac for Dummies, gave great tips and feature info for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac.

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3/09 – SwitchResX Control for Screen Resolutions – Handout

Presentation: Creating Custom Screen Resolutions – by Peter DeGroot

When TVs are used as monitors, the image is often either too small or overflows the screen. This is a step-by-step guide to using the applicationSwitchResX Control to create a custom resolution that just fills the screen. 3/09

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2/09 – FileMaker

Presentation:  FileMaker Data Base Software: Manage Projects, People & Assets

FileMaker database developer Stefan Chauveau demonstrated the award-winning easy-to-use database software from FileMaker.  He told great stories about applying this powerful, flexible database to businesses from surgeons to tailors, while explaining the easiest ways to manage people, projects, assets and more.

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1/09 – MacWorld ’09

Presentation:  MacWorld Conference & Expo ’09 Revisited

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