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This month we have a number of topics to discuss! It seems that we waited all year for something exciting to happen in the World of Apple and now it seems that we have had an explosion of news! Please come join us on our routine 2nd Tuesday evening meeting and contribute to the conversation, there should be something for everyone!
"Wish We Could Say More"
An Apple Special Event will take place on Tuesday, September 9th, the day of our meeting. We plan to discuss these exciting announcements.
Save that Dell from Computer Hell !
Before you dump an old PC running Windows XP, learn about the Ubuntu operating system, an open-source Linux-based system that will run quite nicely on old PCs.
In keeping with our annual July social meeting tradition the Cowtown Mac User Group will will gather at Cousins Bar-B-Q located at 6262 McCart Ave for a “meet and eat”.
At the June CMUG meeting we will revisit the recent 2014 Apple World Wide Developers Conference held in San Francisco. Since Apple made this Keynote address available to everyone via live stream, most of you have already watched it and I'm sure that everyone noticed that there was absolutely no new or updated hardware unveiled, none of the normal financial updates, no new store locations revealed, very little mention of the recent Beats acquisition, i.e. brief phone call to Dr. Dre! BUT believe it or not, everyone is praising this keynote as being one of the biggest Apple Keynotes in many years!
Just what is an “ip address”?
So I’m guessing that you probably sit down everyday in front of your Mac, launch Safari, Firefox or your favorite internet web browser and type in apple.com, cnn.com, yahoo.com, noaa.gov or perhaps “google” a single word or a brief sentence in order to get you where you want to go in this world wide web to retrieve some bit of information that you are looking for. Of course, unlike the early days, you’ve got to dodge the many popups, avoid the phishing and be on alert for all those evil individuals trying to steal your identity and ruin your credit, etc. Anyway, it’s fun, educational and there is nothing, and I mean nothing that you can not find on the internet.
Our April topic will be Home Automation -
Sometime toward the end of 1880 a fellow by the name of Sir William Armstrong living near Rothbury, Northumberland got to come home from work for the first time and flip on a light switch, thereby illuminating his home with the first household electric light.
Whoops, I almost forgot, we have a user group meeting coming up in a few days! I hope that I'm not too late!
At the January meeting we all had a great time demonstrated our favorite iApps for our own iDevices (iPhone/iPad) utilizing the user group’s AppleTV. It was really great fun having members of the group interact and take part in the demo! I know that we all must have added many of those apps shown to our own personal libraries! During the demonstration we also had a few questions about the AppleTV, so what better topic for February then the AppleTV itself!