Rochester's Apple User Group
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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. Apple CIDER is over 30 years old with 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 during the summer.

General Meeting: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 @ 7:00 PM

East High School, 1801 East Main St, at Culver

  • Making of an iOS Game, w/Rick Harrison, Innovative Introductions
  • iOS Apps for the Holidays, Panel discussion
  • Follow up on Mac OS upgrades
  • Keynote: Todd’s Holiday Gift Guide, w/ Todd Bernhard, NoTieSoftware

Saturday Q&A: December 13, 2014 @ 3:00 PM

A joint presentation of the Tech Age Adult Computer Learning Center and Apple CIDER Computer Users Group.
JCC TechAge Lab, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

Board Meeting, December 17, 2014 @ 7:30

Irondequoit United Church of Christ, 644 Titus Ave

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.

Weather Warnings

In the event that the City School District in general or East High specifically is closed due to weather, the meeting is also cancelled.  Check with WHAM1180 or 13WHAM TV for school closings.

From our Blog

Everything you need to know from Apple’s iPad and Mac October event | iMore

The biggest takeaway from today’s event is the announcement of the iPad Air 2. It shaves down the profile to 6.1 mm (for reference, the existing iPad Air is 7.5 mm thick). There’s a new 8 megapixel camera inside that’s similar to what we’re seeing in the iPhone 6 Plus and a dedicated A8X image signal processor to handle timelapse and slow-mo shots. The front-facing camera has had some great improvements, and lets in 81% more light thanks to a larger aperture. There’s also burst-mode selfies to shoot.

via Everything you need to know from Apple’s iPad and Mac October event | iMore.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: What we know about Apple’s next smartphones

It’s that time again: iPhone interregnum. The week-plus period between the day Apple announces new iPhones and the day those phones are actually available. (In this case, the new phones will go on sale September 19.) In the meantime, you probably have a lot of questions. Fortunately, Apple has provided a good amount of information about the upcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and we’ve had some hands-on time with both versions. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.

via iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: What we know about Apple’s next smartphones.