Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mar 27 Meeting

Our SBAMUG meeting on March 27 will feature a presentation by Allison Sheridan, who will describe a software tool that is handy when you have the occasion to control your Mac or some other person’s Mac remotely. The software application, Jump Desktop, is available for your Mac or IOS device. The application needed for the remotely-controlled Mac is called Jump Desktop Connect, and is free of charge. Allison is one of our favorite presenters and is also a member of SBAMUG. Allison has made this presentation available via Sceencasts Online.

Also, Arnold Silver will demonstrate Air Drop,an Apple feature that lets iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, ) and Macs to share almost anything wirelessly, easily, and securely at almost any time and anywhere.  It is most often used to transfer photos or video clips, but is much more versatile.  This short presentation will demonstrate how to enable AirDrop and transfer photos.

Presentation Topics – Poll Results

Potential SBAMUG Presentation Topics

1.       Whole home Wi-Fi. How to extend Wi-Fi throughout your larger homes using bridging or mesh networks to achieve good performance throughout your home without dead spots. Emerging standards show promise for greater speed and performance. 41%

2.       Social Networking – the past, current status, and trends. Some of the early social networks have faded (e.g.; myspace), others have died, numerous new ones have emerged. What does the future hold? And all have privacy and security issues which need to be recognized. 27%

3.       Fonts and font management on your Mac. All about font families, Bitmapped fonts, TrueType fonts, OpenType fonts, Postscript fonts, Unicode fonts, etc and the tools to manage them, such as Font Book, FontDoctor, Suitcase Fusion, etc. Discussion regarding using font styles, glyphs, font spacing and kerning. 23%

4.       The Home App and Home Automation. How you can automate your home using automation to view and control your home both at home and away using your iPhone or iPad. You can control and automate lights, heating, air conditioning, sprinklers, locks, surveillance cameras, alarm systems, shades, door locks and much more. 23%

5.       The iPhone camera and photo Apps. The iPhone camera system is very powerful. Some iPhones contain both telephoto and wide angle lenses. You can shoot high resolution photos and even high quality UHD videos. You can shoot time-lapse, slo-mo, video, normal photos, square photos, portraits, and panoramas. And you can shoot live pictures and HDR. You can even access and manipulate the raw photos and control depth of field. Many third party Apps provide additional features.  55%

6.iOS 12 (or whatever Apple decides to call it). The next version of iOS will be      announced in June or July at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.   This presentation would be an overview of upcoming new features. 36%

7.    How to publish and sell your first eBook. What tools are required and how do you do it.  18%

8.    How to block unwanted calls on an iPhone. 41%

9.    The Internet as an Educational Resource. If you want to learn, the internet is a tremendous resource. Khan Academy is a terrific free learning resource for many subjects from Math to Art History. TED has many great educational presentations. Stanford University and MIT, among others, have free college level courses on many subjects. Stanford University even offers the actual video-taped course on iPhone Application Development offered every year, which even Stanford students have a difficult time to enroll in because of its popularity. 32%