Apple Products Help Sessions @ Tech Age

September 28, 2013

Filed under: General,Meetings — Steve Rea @ 6:53 pm

A joint presentation of the Tech Age Adult Computer Learning Center and Apple CIDER Computer Users Group.

 

Instructor: Steve Rea, Apple Certified Macintosh Technician

Assistant: Irwin Wagman, Tech Age Coach

Ask any question you may have on any Apple Product:

iPhone,  iPad,  iPod,  iMac, or MacBookPro

 

All are welcome. Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday October 12th from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

TechAge Adult Computer Learning Center at the Feinbloom Library

JCC of Greater Rochester

1200 Edgewood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Future meetings Nov. 16 and Dec. 14

 

 

 

 

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TidBITS: Protect Your Privacy with “Take Control of Your Online Privacy”

September 14, 2013

Filed under: Meetings — Steve Rea @ 6:54 pm

How concerned are you about your online privacy? Does it bother you when Amazon recommends products you might like, or you see Web ads related to sites you’ve just visited? Do you worry that your online communications could be used against you by an ex-spouse, employer, or insurance company? And while few of us have much to hide from government intelligence agencies, that doesn’t mean we’re all happy about the recent revelations about the NSA and its ilk. What should you do about all this? Besides watching Joe Kissell’s extremely funny “None of Your Business” sketch video, that is?

via TidBITS: Protect Your Privacy with “Take Control of Your Online Privacy”.

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Apple announces special event for September 10

September 7, 2013

Filed under: Meetings — Steve Rea @ 11:37 am

Apple on Tuesday sent out invites for a special event to be held on September 10, 2013 at the company’s Cupertino, Calif. headquarters. According to the invitation I received today, the event will start at 10:00 am PT.

via Apple announces special event for September 10.

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How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari

January 16, 2013

Filed under: General,Meetings — Steve Rea @ 8:56 pm

Due to the numerous recent exploits found in Java, it is recommended to disable Java, unless you are sure you need it.  Java is used for remote access programs like LogMeIn and GoToMyPC.  It is also used for OpenOffice and it’s cousins.

Learn How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari and other browsers.

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T-Shirts!

June 9, 2012

Filed under: General,Meetings,New Products — Steve Rea @ 5:51 pm

The CIDER Board has approve a T-Shirt for the picnic in July.

This is the design we’re working on.

At the June meeting, we’ll have a sign-up sheet with sizes to order, at $10 each.

If you can’t make the meeting, send an e-mail to acider@mac.com.

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General Meeting – February 8, 2012

February 1, 2012

Filed under: Meetings — Steve Rea @ 12:00 am

7:00 pm CIDER Club Introduction – Dennis Wurster (5 min)

7:05 pm Apple News – Steve Rea, Dennis Wurster, Todd Bernhard (10 min)

7:15 pm Know Your Software: CrashPLAN – free computer backup software that backs up personal files. Easily back up your photos, videos, financial records and more with just a few clicks. CrashPlan is free onsite backup, allowing you to back up to other computers and attached external hard drives.  presented by Dennis Wurster

7:30 pm Know Your IOS: GoodReader has earned its accolades by the way it handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more with great speed. The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file. presented by Rick Harrison (15 min)

7:45 pm Election Preview: Discussion of the need for officers and board members for the coming election.  Volunteers needed by Keith Jackson of the nominating committee   (10 min)

8:00 pm  BREAK  –    (20 min)

8:20 pm     Dash with CASH! – Five minute auction with cash only – Lyle Tague

8:30 pm Keynote: Reports from CES and MacWorld An in-depth look at all the announcements and new products that showed up at both CES and MacWorld for our Apple expert Todd Berhnard who attended both shows.  He will have plenty of visuals & samples.  (45 min)

9:15 pm Question & Answer Session – Steve Rea, Dennis Wurster, Todd Berhnard (15 min)

9:30 pm Wrap Up announcement, promote next month – Dennis Wurster

9:35 pm Meeting Ends

NOTE: Please bring small computer items that you are willing to donate to Apple CIDER for the Dash With CASH auction

Apple CIDER officers needed: The new year for officers is coming up.  Apple CIDER is looking for board members, a VP of Programming, Secretary, VP of Public Relations and Website coordinator.  We need your help in keeping CIDER vital.  You do not need to be a computer expert to help the organization function.  Please consider volunteering.  Contact kjackso1@rochester.rr.com.

 

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Election Time!

January 21, 2012

Filed under: Meetings — Steve Rea @ 6:57 pm

The March general meeting of the CIDER membership on March 14 will coincide with  CIDER’s Annual Business Meeting. All currently-held positions as CIDER Officer or Director will expire, and new individuals will be elected to these positions at that meeting. The Nominating Committee is currently looking for candidates for these positions, and you can help.

Apple CIDER is looking for individuals to serve on the board and to assist with such important functions as maintaining our program of presentations to members, handling public relations, coordinating our web site, and serving as Secretary.  We need your help in keeping CIDER vital.  You do not need to be a computer expert to help the organization function.  Please consider volunteering.  Contact kjackso1@rochester.rr.com.

 

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January 11th General Meeting

January 7, 2012

Filed under: Meetings — Steve Rea @ 1:44 pm

Wednesday, January 11th @ 7:00 pm at East High School

7:00 pm CIDER Club Introduction – Dennis Wurster (5 min)

7:05 pm Apple News – Steve Rea, Dennis Wurster, Kevin Kondo (10 min)

7:15 pm Know Your Software: How to share one Mac with your family & How to manage multiple Macs at home by Steve Rea (15 min)

7:30 pm Know Your Hardware: Three different phone numbers: Frontier land-line, AT&T iPhone and Google Voice. I want to keep my iPhone number. I don’t want to merge the numbers. The process is to port my landline number to my Google Voice account via a cheap mobile phone.  George Fekete explains (15 min)

7:45 pm Know Your Internet: Avoid public Wi-Fi pitfalls by Dennis Wurster (15 min)

8:00 pm  Brief business meeting — call to order and vote on approval of proposed changes to CIDER bylaws; Bob Taylor presiding (10 min)

8:10 pm  BREAK  –    (15 min)

8:25 pm     Dash with CASH! – Five minute auction with cash only

8:30 pm Keynote: Killer news & information iPad apps. This is a demo of what you can do with an iPad including news aggregators like Flip and Pulse; TED (just released); Biblion – chronicling the 1939 World’s Fair; Beatles Yellow Submarine; Popular Science; latest weather apps (Weather Underground)  presented by Kevin Kondo (45 min)

9:15 pm Question & Answer Session – Steve Rea, Dennis Wurster, Kevin Kondo (15 min)

9:30 pm Wrap Up announcement, promote next month – Dennis Wurster

9:35 pm Meeting Ends

NOTE:  Please bring small computer items that you are willing to donate to Apple CIDER for the Dash With CASH auction

Note: All times are approximate.

 

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December 14, 2011 General Meeting

November 19, 2011

Filed under: Meetings — Steve Rea @ 6:22 pm

Know Your Software: iPhone 4S features  Siri and AirPlay which lets you play games/movies/music wirelessly.  With Real Racing 2 HD your iPhone or iPad is the steering wheel and up to three more iOS devices can join in & the action is wirelessly shown on your TV via AirPlay by Todd Bernhard

Know Your Hardware: What can you do with an Apple TV linked to a home network by Keith Jackson

Know Your Internet: Really useful Websites like Dealmac, Tidbits, Version Tracker by Dennis Wurster

Keynote: Understanding iCloud: what it does and does not do; getting started by Steve Rea

NOTE:  Please bring small computer items that you are willing to donate to Apple CIDER for the Dash With CASH auction

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General Meeting – November 9 @ 7:00 PM

November 6, 2011

Filed under: Meetings — Steve Rea @ 9:29 pm

East High School Forum Room.

Holiday Gifts for Mobile Devices: by Todd Bernhard

Holiday Gifts for Laptops:  by Rufo Sanchez

Holiday Gifts for iMacs, Towers & Offices  by Rick Harrison

IOS: iPod, iPad Hints & Applications: Free or Cheap applications for iPad by Keith Jackson

Laptops, MacPros & iMacs: Free, Cheap or Christmas Stuff by Steve Rea

Know Your Software:  Square.com – Credit Cards processed on your iPhone – Dennis Wurster

 

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