Rochester's Apple User Group
for over 35 years…


What Is Apple CIDER?

Apple CIDER is Rochester, NY’s 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 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 following Saturday, at the JCC, TechAge Lab 1, 1200 Edgewood Avenue.  Special meetings are held at different locations during the summer.

Wednesday, December 14th @ 7:00 PM

  • Keynote: How the Internet has Changed in the last decade w/Jerry Seward,
  • Social video steaming w/FaceBook, Periscope, and YouTube w/Steve Rea,
  • Creating Greeting Cards with Apple Photos w/Steve Rea,

East High School, 1801 East Main St

Saturday December 17th @ 1:00-2:30 PM

iWork Study Group

A hands on session working with the iWork suite. i.e. Numbers, Pages and Keynote. 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.

Saturday December 17th @ 3:00-5:00 PM

Open Q&A sessions, Tech Age Computer Learning Center at the JCC, Rochester.

Board Meeting, December 21st @ 7:30 PM

Irondequoit United Church of Christ, 644 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617

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: January 11th @ 7:00 PM

Tentatively: Adventures in Self Publishing w/Rick Harrison

From our Blog

macOS Sierra review: An update as big as the mountains | iMore

A long time ago, on a platform far, far away, Mac OS was the branding Apple used for the software that ran on all of its computers. Then came the NeXT acquisition, and with it, OS X. Now, with version 10.12, Apple is once again going back to the Mac — specifically, to macOS.

Source: macOS Sierra review: An update as big as the mountains | iMore

iOS 10 review: Cleaner, cleverer, and more convenient | iMore

iOS 7 was a redesign, wiping away rich textures and putting physics-based interactions in their place. iOS 8 was a re-architecture, decoupling actions from apps and letting them extend into other interfaces and continue across devices. iOS 9 was a rewiring, setting up intelligence and proactivity, but in a way that respected privacy and security.

Source: iOS 10 review: Cleaner, cleverer, and more convenient | iMore