12/16 Financial Applications

December 13, 2016

Yvonne Fried updated us on her experiences with various financial technologies such as Quickbooks and online banking.

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11/16 iCloud

November 10, 2016

 Joshin Yamada (President of the Portland Mac users Group) gave us a presentation on  “What is iCloud and what does it do for me?”

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10/16 Filemaker Pro

October 11, 2016

Michael Braden gave us a presentation on Filemaker Pro.  Michael Braden has been using Mac computers since about 1985. He has applied his Mac computer expertise as an administrator in a broad variety of businesses, as a consultant, and as an instructor of Macintosh applications.

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9/16 iPhone 7 and iOS 10 -Handout

Peter Degroot gave a presentation on iPhone 7: Addition and Subtraction.  An overview of the new iPhone 7, introduced at the Apple Event of 9/7/2016. 

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6/16 Peter DeGroot – Using Apple Mail – Handout

Peter DeGroot gave a presentation on Using Apple Mail: Features, Foibles, Tricks, Traps and Stuff Hidden in the Nooks and Crannies. 

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05/16 Marcia Bolsinga – Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps – Handout

Marcia Bolsinga gave a presentation on various Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps she uses for her entertainment media; music, video, TV, photos.  A demonstration of the Apple TV was done.

Click here to view or download her presentation slides and notes.

In addition, Peter Degroot has created a pdf depicting a comparison between Apple TV and Broadcast/Cable TV.  Click here to view or download.

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04/16 Nick Viani – Photos for Apple – Link to Handouts

Nick Viani gave us a presentation on the Photos app for the Apple computer, and iOS devices.  Nick is a retired educator, Macintosh consultant, genealogist, blogger, and avid photographer. He loves to take computer and photo users to the next level, and has a knack for converting those annoying techie terms into language that everyone can understand.

You can find his presentation at http://viani.us/training.  It’s titled “ASHMUG: The Photos App: Installing, Editing, Importing, and More”.

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03/16 David Vanderlip – Photo Organization & Image Management

David Vanderlip, professional digital photography teacher, trainer and author in Southern Oregon with over 35 years experience, provided an overview of Photo Organization and Image Management.

For more information about David, please visit his website: www.davidvanderlip.com.


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02/16 1 Password Version 6

 We viewed a Screencasts Online presentation about 1Password 6, the newest version of an app for creating, managing and automatically entering secure, unique passwords for all your web logins and more. 1Password can also organize, store and protect many other kinds of information; bank accounts, credit cards, social security numbers, email account settings and more.

If you’re interested, Screencasts Online can be accessed at https://www.screencastsonline.com.  There is a fee associated with membership, but they do offer a free trial.


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01/16 Banking in the Digital Age

Banking in the Digital Age – Yvonne Fried shared her in-progress experiences and workflow with digital banking including: online bill pay environments, “going green with electronic invoices”, local versus national banks, automatic clearing house transactions, the use of traditional credit card machines vs the “square” to receive business payments, the use of credit cards to pay for goods and services as well as capture information and receive points, rewards, airline miles, etc….AND…..the software that can help digitize and connect your banking environment: Quickbooks Online, Intuit Online Payroll, FileThis, 1Password, Numbers.

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