12/10 – Using your iPad in Everyday Life

Presentation:  Using Your iPad in Everyday Life – Mike Davis

Mike discussed his use of the iPad, apps he makes use of, and how he uses them.  In addition, he introduced his website, Mike’s iPad Info and Apps List, where he provides product reviews of iPad apps.

 

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11/10 – Preferences

Presentation: Preferences, Preferences, Preferences: For Your Operating System and Apps – Presented by Matt Beers

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10/10 – You’ve Got Mail – Handout

Presentation:  “You’ve Got Mail. A Lot of It. Organizing the Chaos”. The differences between IMAP and POP; Smart Mailboxes vs. Regular Mailboxes; Mailboxes on the Server vs. On My Mac; moving messages into Mailboxes with Rules or manually; Mailboxes within Folders or other Mailboxes. Plus de-cluttering your working Mail space by getting old mail out of your Inbox and other mailboxes and archiving it in a retrievable form.

 

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9/10 – Backups – Time Machine & SuperDuper – Handout

Presentation:  Backups – Why, Where & How – by Yvonne Fried and Peter DeGroot

The recent tragic loss of homes and possessions in the Oak Knoll fire in Ashland emphasizes the need for backups of your computer data. Backup options will be reviewed, including backup media, backup applications, offsite vs. onsite locations, and clone vs. incremental types of backup.

What are the differences between an incremental backup like Time Machine and a bootable clone backup like SuperDuper, and why might people want one, the other, or both? Whenever I try to explain it just in words, I only seem to add to the confusion, so I’ve created this graphical illustration using a simplified computer with only 3 files. 5/10

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7/10 – Multi-Person Video Chat

Presentation:  Multi-Person Video Chat with Michael Betzina and Yvonne Fried

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6/10 – eMail: POP, IMAP, WebMail, Exchange

Presentation:  “Get a Handle on eMail: POP, IMAP, WebMail, and Exchange” presented by Apple Mac “Genius Support and Sales Consultant,” Todd Derek. Learn how to make efficient use of your eMail program, reduce time wrangling your mail, how to sync to iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, and how to clean out and organize mail into groups and folders.

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5/10 – Formatting a Hard Drive – Handout

Presentations:

Formatting an External Hard Drive for use with backups.  You have just bought an external hard disk to use for general data storage, Time Machine backups or SuperDuper clone backups. Most external hard disks you buy are pre-formatted for Windows. They will usually work with a Mac for general file storage, but even if your disk comes formatted for Mac, it may not work properly for backups. It’s easy to reformat with Disk Utility, and even divide up a hard disk into 2 or more volumes, but you need to do it before you use it because reformatting erases any existing data. 5/10

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5/10 – MacCamp

Presentations:

“Tips and Hints to Get the Most from your Mac” presented by AshMUG’s President, Dr. Yvonne Fried using slides from Rob Griffiths 2010 Mac Camp presentation. Griffiths is founder of http:MacOSxHints.com. Take a peek into some Top- Notch Apps, Snow Leopard Tips, All-around Power-packed Pointers, and a few “Hall of Fame” Hints.

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4/10 – Creating Custom Icons – Handout

Presentation:  Creating Custom Icons – by Peter DeGroot

Custom Icons are useful for quick recognition of Applications, Folders, Files or Aliases, especially in the Dock, in Stacks, on the Desktop, and in CoverFlow view. In addition to making your Mac a little easier to use, customizing the look of your computer is fun: sort of like Graffiti that you won’t get arrested for. 5/10

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3/10 – Voila – Elegant Screen Capture Software

Presentation:  Voila – Elegant Screen Capture Software. iChat presentation from the software developer, Globaldelight.

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3/10 – Setting up Email Account – Handout

Presentation:

Setting up and Email Account – Peter DeGroot

This is a step-by-step example of setting up an email account in Apple Mail.

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2/10 – MobileMe

Presentation: Mobile Me Workshop – by Todd Derek

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1/10 – 1 Password

Presentation:  1 Password can create strong, unique passwords for you, remember them, and restore them, all directly in your web browser. – Peter DeGroot

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