Upcoming AAUG meeting infoDate: May 13th, 2015
Location: BP Energy Center, located behind the BP tower at the corner of the New Seward Highway and Benson Boulevard in Anchorage.
Time: 7:00 - 8:45PM
Topic: The guest speaker for the May 13th meeting is the respected technology writer, editor, and book author, as well as an authority on computing and digital devices, Dan Frakes. Dan is currently the Gear & Apple Editor at The Wirecutter and The Sweethome, the best sites for figuring out which gear to spend your hard-earned money on without spending all your time researching . Dan is also the author of two editions of the acclaimed Mac OS X Power Tools; author of Your iPod Life; co-author of Ted Landau’s Mac OS X Help Line; and a past editor/author of The Macintosh Bible. These days, he focuses on PDF over paper as an editor for the Take Control series of technology focused ebooks. He also contributes to the online publication TidBITS and writes articles for various other publications. The link to Dan’s web site is: http://danfrakes.com and the link to his complete bio is: http://danfrakes.com/about/ . On May 13th, Dan will present his review of Apple’s iWatch and the new MacBook. Dan will also talk about his current job as Gear & Apple Editor at The Wirecutter and The Sweethome .
Links and highlights from recent meetingsApril - Gary Miller - Facebook 101 or how our AAUG Facebook page works, check us out @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/AKAPPLE/
Meg Zaletel (zaletellaw.com) discussed digital estate planning. You can find a quick summary here.
March - Lesa Snider (http://photolesa.com/) joined us remotely to talk photography tips and tricks. You can find a PDF copy of Lesa's presentation here.
Apr 6, ’15 11:22 AM
Mar 17, ’15 5:05 PM
Want to improve the Touch ID recognition on your iPhone 5S/6/6+ or iPad Air 2 or Mini 3? Here’s a simple tip to make your life a bit better:
1. go into settings
2. select Touch ID & Passcode
3. select “Add a Fingerprint”.
4. scan the same thumb again as a second fingerprint.
It’s that simple. You could scan your same thumb a third time, etc… This way your one thumb is scanned twice or three times as many times from all different angles, and should help reduce the incidence of three scans and you’re out.
Mar 13, ’15 3:10 PM
Here’s a quick and handy method (among the many out there) –
1. Select and copy your long URL into your clipboard.
2. Go to goo.gl
3. Paste your URL into the box where the cursor is positioned.
4. Click the Shorten URL button.
5. Copy (Ctrl + C) the already “selected” short URL to your clipboard. (For example, akappleug.org looks like this: http://goo.gl/IRPV9D)
And that’s all! h/t to Roger Knights and kk.org/cooltools