Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we know a LOT more about iOS 16.1 and Venture than you do!!

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

As I’m sure y’all have heard by now, the Pasadena Library is closed to the public until further notice. Never fear, we are planning to keep holding general meetings. As of now, they will follow our long-standing schedule, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.

We will be conducting the meetings on-line, 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!

December 2022   no meeting
January 2023 16th third Monday
February 2023 20th third Monday
March 2023 20th third Monday
April 2023 17th third Monday
May 2023 15th third Monday

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Earthquake Warning!

“If you use the right app or phone settings, ShakeAlert will give you a few crucial seconds to drop, cover and hold on before an earthquake reaches you”, reports Geoffrey A Fowler, on The Washington Post.

He further reports:

Your phone can now warn you before an earthquake arrives.

Yes, before.

“Be-be-boop! Be-be-boop! Earthquake,” rang an app on my iPhone at 11:42 a.m. on Oct. 25. “Drop, cover, hold on, shaking expected.”

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake had just struck about 50 miles away in California’s Silicon Valley. I leaped out of my chair and grabbed a wall. A few seconds later, the ground began to rumble.

Sounds like something we all need to know about, eh? PYBT: America has an earthquake early-warning system now — on your phone.

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November 21st General Meeting

Greatest Features of the new MacOS Ventura & iOS 16.1

Regular Features

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.

. 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 have arrived: 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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Apple Products Are Valuable, Oh My!

Macworld’s Michael Simon posted a gobsmacking article on (old) (ancient?) iPhone prices:

We’re used to Apple’s products holding their value for longer than other devices, but it’s not often that one appreciates in value by 5,000 percent. But that’s exactly what happened here:

For the price and other gory details, PYBT: This $599 iPhone just sold for nearly

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If so, let us know how it went…

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RIP Steve Jobs

Joe Rossignol, on MacRumors, posted a short remembrance on Steve Jobs today.

Today marks the 11th anniversary of Steve Jobs passing away at the age of 56, one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4S and Siri.

Laurene Powell Jobs, Tim Cook, and Jony Ive recently discussed Jobs’ legacy during a sit-down panel with journalist Kara Swisher.

PYBT: Steve Jobs Passed Away 11 Years Ago Today.

Thanks to Sean McKinley for the tip.

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October 17th General Meeting

We will *not* be meeting this month

Due to various scheduling nightmares/phases of the moon/high tides/sunspots, we were unable to coordinate having the meeting this month. If we’d gone along with having the meeting, various parts would have been scheduled on different days, at different times…

Made a lot more sense to just say “No!” and get back to normal next month. Hoping to see y’all then!

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iOS 16 Tricks & Tips

Updated your iPhone to iOS 16? Want to/need to change some stuff back to the way *you* like it? Interested in other stuff that can be done?

Well, Heather Kelly, at The Washington Post, has some really cool answers for you:

Apple’s iOS 16 update changed your iPhone. Here’s how to change it back, make it better and do more.

Lurking inside every major smartphone update are a mix of changes we like, changes we don’t and features we don’t even know are there yet. Apple’s iOS 16 update for iPhones came out last week, and behind the flashier updates like editable messages is a whole list of subtle tweaks.…

To check out Heather’s cool list of stuff, PYBT: How to customize your lock screen and 9 other iOS 16 tricks.

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Getting Text Out of Photos!!

Apple posted a great article on how to get text out of photos and images in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15:

With iOS 15 and later or iPadOS 15.1 and later, you can use Live Text to copy text in photos, translate languages, make a call, and more.

Live Text recognizes information within your photos and online images, so you can make a call, send an email, or look up directions with a tap. You can also use Live Text in the Camera app or when using Camera in apps like Notes or Reminders — point your camera at a photo or image with text, then tap the Live Text button…

For the whole deal, PYTB: Copy and translate text from photos on your iPhone or iPad.

Thanks to Bob Langdon for the tip.

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