Apple User Group

Apple CIDER Macintosh User Group

The Apple Computer Information and Data Exchange of Rochester, is one of the oldest and largest Apple User Group. Our main purpose is educational; we demonstrate, inform, and instruct in the use of Apple computing technology. Since 1978, Apple CIDER has had a dedicated staff of volunteers who maintain the organization and help run meetings. Whether you’ve been using a Mac for years or just bought your first MacBook or iPhone, or iPad just last week, come and expand the horizons of your Apple world. Meetings are held September to June on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at East High School, 1801 East Main Street, between Culver and Ohio Streets. Q&A meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month, at the JCC, TechAge Lab 1, 1200 Edgewood Avenue.  Special meetings are held at different locations during the summer.

General Meeting:
Wednesday, February 14th @ 7:00 PM

  • Cutting the Cord and the loss of Net Neutrality w/Phil Dampier,
  • Duet Display to use your iPad as a second display on your Computer

East High School Forum Room, 1801 East Main Street, Rochester, NY

Green Apples:
Saturday, February 17 @ 1:00-2:30 pm

A hands-on session for new Mac users.  Hosted by Bob Hoey at his home: 226 Ashbourne Road, Rochester, 14618.
Meeting will adjourn in time for participants to go to the Saturday Q&A. Please RSVP at 978-2440.

February’s meeting  will focus deal with any topic that participants choose.  In the past, we have covered Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote.  We have also explored cutting the cord with Cable TV and how to get programming free or at a much lower price.

Saturday Q&A session:
February 17 @ 3:00-5:00 PM

Tech Age Computer Learning Center at the JCC, Rochester.

Board Meeting:
Wednesday, February 21 @ 7:30 PM

Irondequoit United Church of Christ

Weather Notice

If East High School, or the City School District is closed, the meeting will be canceled.
We will try to post an update here as soon as possible.
Check WHEC TV 10 or 13WHAM TV for detailed school closing.

Membership Drive

We’re in a Membership Drive!  Bring a guest to the meeting, and if they join the club, you can get a 3 month extension to your membership!  See a board member for details.

Next Meeting: March 14 @ 7:00 PM

East High School, 1801 East Main Street, in the Forum Room

Tentative Program:

Amazon Smile donations to Apple CIDER are welcome





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Condolences to the Thayer family

Long time member Sam Thayer recently passed. Our condolences go out to his daughter Vicky, and her mother Mabel.