Upcoming AAUG meeting infoDate: Summer 2015
We are taking the summer off til our Sept 9th meeting, but you can find tips, articles, and member sharing ... on our FaceBook Page, click! or copy/paste: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AKAPPLE/
Links and highlights from recent meetings
Dan Frakes of The Wirecutter.com, a site of great gadgets and gear, reviews, and news, joined the AAUG meeting to talk about life, the universe, and everything (ht: Douglas Adams).
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.
Jun 15, ’15 5:46 PM
Jun 9, ’15 9:35 AM
The mobile operating system offers a bunch of new functions to predict users’ needs for music, notifications and more. Apple also unveils updates to its Maps and Notes apps, and News, a news-reading app.
Apple on Monday revealed its newest mobile operating system, iOS 9, offering up a software platform for its iPhone smartphones and iPad tablets that is far more able to predict an owner’s needs and interests.
“On iOS 9, we’re bringing proactivity throughout the system,” Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, said before a crowd at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Among some of the new features for iOS 9, which will be available this fall, the iPhone can learn about someone’s habits at particular times of day or in certain locations. For instance, the device could load up music selections ahead of regular morning runs or bring up an audiobook someone is listening to while in the car. The operating system can automatically suggest apps to load or people to contact based on a person’s usage patterns. IOS 9 also comes with updates to Siri to give the voice assistant a new interface and allow it to remind a user of appointments without being told to ahead of time.
More features will be automated in iOS 9 so, for example, emailed invitations immediately can be added to a person’s calendar app.
Federighi stressed that — in the interest of people’s privacy — the information used to generate these features won’t be mined by Apple.
Jun 5, ’15 2:38 PM
A hearty welcome-back to the AAUG board to self-proclaimed old geezer Bob Thomas. We all appreciate your service – thanks for stepping up!