Upcoming Meeting Dates

As I’m sure y’all have heard by now, the Pasadena Library is closed, possibly forever. Never fear, we are continuing to hold general meetings. They follow our long-standing schedule, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, and are being held at Di-N0 Computers. Di-No is now at 268 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena.

We will still be conducting the meetings on-line, as well, using Zoom. The Zoom client is available for Mac and Windows (via your browser) and iOS and Android (on their respective stores). PYBT to download the client for your computer: Zoom client.

The meeting link and password will be posted closer to meeting time in the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post. Keep your eyes peeled.

The Meeting after the Meeting is also virtual (for now). We stick around in the Zoom chat room after the General meeting and have at it!

July 2024 15th third Monday
August 2024 19th third Monday
September 2024 16th third Monday
October 2024 21st third Monday
November 2024 18th third Monday
December 2024 16th third Monday

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June 17th General Meeting

WWDC

There’ve been tons and tons of gossip, rumors, speculations, etc., lately about what Apple’s got coming up. Well… we’re gonna be hearing about all of that from them that oughta really know: Apple! We’ll be getting reports and quotes and all, this meeting.

If you know what’s good for ya…

See ya there!

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing.

Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details are here: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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May 20th General Meeting

Let Loose!

Apple has a lot of new stuff, soft and hard, coming down the pike, and had lots of tales to tell about it all. And yes, we had folks there taking extensive notes, which they’ll be sharing with us.

Gonna be darned interesting; looking forward to seeing y’all!

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing.

Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details are here: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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Home Screen Improvement for iPhones

Apple’s latest iOS update is reportedly set to introduce a feature which Android users have had access to for years.

Don’t know ’bout you, but I have long wanted/needed to be able to arrange icons on my iDevice screens with spaces between them. Had noticed that Android users could do it, and wondered why the heck I couldn’t.

Well… looks like Apple has *finally* gotten around it it!! Woo Hoo!

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman notes that Apple’s iOS 18 update would allow phones to have a “more customizable” Home Screen page. Apple is reported as being set to announce the latest iOS in June later this year at The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Yay! Can’t wait!!

For all the gory details, PYBT: Apple is finally set to add feature that Android phones have had for 15 years.

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April 15th General Meeting

Eclipse Report!

Were you able to experience it in totality?

If not, have we got a topic for you!We’ll be getting a report, complete with photos and videos, barring acts of tech gods’ rotten intervention.

If so, you might be able to add to the excitement!

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing.

Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details are here: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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March 18th General Meeting

Apple’s Vision Pro

From Apple: Apple Vision Pro is a wearable device that transforms your space with apps, entertainment, photos, videos, and more. It features a custom micro-OLED display, a dual-chip design, eye and hand tracking, and a revolutionary Spatial Audio system.

Sounds like a lot of fun, eh? Join us and find out!

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing.

Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details are here: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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February 19th General Meeting

CES

As threatened last month, there was soooooo much from CES that we’d have to continue the presentation. And here it will be! Tune in and check it all.

And… we will have a special presenter joining us, Deb Shadovitz!

Here’s her take on her upcoming presentation:

“My focus at CES, and for this meeting was finding actual computer things.

A portable screen that changes my opinion of carrying a screen when you’re traveling.

Travel chargers.

Alternatives to the Apple EarPods.

And batteries to recharge your iPhone during the day, but I haven’t actually seen any in reality yet…”

About Deb, from Deb, herself: “Around the time the world was getting to know the Macintosh, Deb was getting to know the world. And about ten years later, she was walking about Macworld with what was then considered a portable Mac and a portable external hard drive.  So as you might guess, Deb is always on the lookout for that easy-to-carry, lightest weight equipment. And that’s what she’ll be sharing with us: her best finds for tech that travels well, whatever your travels might look like. Your commute to work, your trips to your summer house, or your world travels. (World travel out of a carry-on bag if you happen to be like Deb.)”

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing.

Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details are here: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

Dang, was there a lot to hear about CES!! So much, in fact, we’ll be hearing more next month! If you weren’t there last night, you’d better be there next month.

Everyone was so exhausted from the meeting, no Meeting after the Meeting happened…

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January 15th General Meeting

CES

Tech conferences have begun! CES is next week and we have a couple of folks attending in person. They’re gonna be bringing back all kinds of interesting, surprising, useful info; make sure you tune in on meeting night to catch all the gory details.

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing.

Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details are here: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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December 18th General Meeting

Holiday Party!!!

Yes, it’s true! The holiday party is returning, and yes, it will be in-person!

We’re meeting up at Di-No Computers, 268 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena.

We’ll be having snacks and nibbles and sips, and drawing prizes, and quite possibly live entertainment!

Needless to say, we’d really love to see y’all. Come on down!

And while you’re on the way, if you could bring along some snacks or nibbles or sips, it would really help out. We’ve got cheese rolls, meat pies, Martinelli’s, and tablecloths, plates, and utensils coming already, and we’re expecting about 18 or so people.

If you are so inclined, please let Mo! know what you’d like to bring; click on my name just back there and let me know in the e-mail.

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