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AUG Bulletin - May 2018

Postby bal » Thu May 17, 2018 2:47 am

Apple User Group Bulletin - May 16, 2018

In 2006 Jacob Gorban founded Apparent Software with a mission to create
useful, friendly, and unique software for Apple devices. And, he wanted to make
sure that the company’s software was complemented by first-class customer
care. Apparent Software’s team, including Jacob, Susannah, Braden, and Matthew
work to ensure that each product, including Trickster, ImageFramer, and
Cashculator delights. This month's Apple User Group Resources blog offers a
look at the company, their products, and great offers for members and groups.
Why not make Apparent Software a meeting topic for your group?


A few weeks ago Apple announced that its global facilities are powered with
100 percent clean energy, including its retail stores, offices, data centers
and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the
United Kingdom, China, and India.

You may think that you are aware of the many innovative products that come
from Apple research, but did you know that Apple invented disassembly robot
Liam in 2016 and Liam's replacement, Daisy, in 2018? Daisy can take apart up
to 200 iPhone devices per hour, removing and sorting components, so that Apple
can recover materials that traditional recyclers cannot. She can recover over
1900 kg of aluminum, 1.3 kg Gold, 7 kg silver, 24 kg rare earth elements, 3.5
kg tungsten, 800 kg copper, 0.4 kg platinum group metals, 55 kg tin, 550 kg
cobalt, and 2.5 kg tantalum from every 100,000 iPhone 6 devices that Apple
recycles. Through Apple GiveBack, customers are able to turn in their devices
at any Apple Store or through apple.com to be recycled or traded in.

Is your group committed to leaving the world better than you found it?

Read Apple's 2017 Progress Report, learn about how their suppliers are also
committing to environmental changes that make the earth as better place, and
see what the future holds.


Photography is a popular subject at many Apple User Group meetings. Did you
know that Apple has an entire section dedicated to helping users take great
photos with their iPhones? Each video tutorial is under a minute and a series
of 6-7 videos with discussion between could make for a great “How To” meeting
topic. Ever wanted to shoot a vertical Pano or a a sunset silhouette? There’s
even a tutorial for bouncing live photos and another for experimenting in
color. In fact, there are over 26 interesting techniques that are fun to learn
and even more fun to use.


Looking for a short presentation for your group? In the last 2 months, Apple has
introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad, major updates to iWork, and new colors and
styles for Apple accessories. The good news is that ASW has an entire section
dedicated to iPads (L503112A-en_US), including iPad – First Look
(L575790A-en_US ) and iPad – Then and Now (L575791A-en_US). ASW also has a
section covering the newest version of iWork (iWork on ASW: L540974A-en_US).

Interested in HomePod? ASTO offers a HomePod Top Features Demo Guide
(L574990A-en_US) and HomePod – Product Presentation (L574599A-en_US) to help
your members learn about the key features and benefits of HomePod.

Ambassadors: May is a great month to use Apple resources for your meetings.

As always, if you have an idea for a resource, let us know.


- May’s Featured Vendor: Apparent Software
- Apple and Earth Day 2018: 100 Percent Renewable Energy
- Meeting Idea: Apple's "How to Shoot on iPhone" Video Series
- Meeting Ideas: iPad, HomePod, and iWork
- User Group Stories: AUSOM
- LACPUG: Apple FCPX and Motion Presentation
- KansasFest 2018: 30 Years and Going Strong
- Ongoing Offers for User Group Members:

Special Offer – Apparent Software: 30% Discount
Special Offer – Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and Working Smarter for Mac Users: 33% Discount
Special Offer – TidBITS Content Network: Trial Offer
Special Offer - EverWeb by RAGE Software: 50% Discount - Updated Link
Special Offer - Take Control Books: 30% Discount on All eBooks
Special Offer - Teams ID, a Password Manager for Teams: 33% Discount
Special Offer - Eltima Software: Up to 60% Off OS X Apps
Special Offer - Opus ][ Complete Collection: 25% Discount
Special Offer - Joe On Tech Guides: 20% Discount on All Books
Special Offer - AgileBits 1Password 6 Subscription: 25% Discount
Special Offer - TechTool Pro 9.5: 20% Discount
Special Offer - Noteboom Tutorials: 33% Off Annual Memberships
Special Offer - Prosoft Engineering: 25% Off
Special Offer - Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

- Offers Ending Soon

Special Offer – Ztylus Revolver M Series Lens Kit: 20% Discount

- Offers for User Group Leaders:

Leader Special Offer - Apparent Software: Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Bob “Dr. Mac” Levitus and Working Smarter for Mac Users:Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Gumdrop Cases for Review
Leader Special Offer - Nisus Writer Pro: For UG Group Leaders
Leader Special Offer - EverWeb: Free Review and Special Offer
Leader Special Offer - Noteboom Tutorials: Review Offer
Leader Special Offer - Prosoft: MUG Software Review Program
Leader Special Offer - Tropical Software: Free Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Camtasia and Snagit for Mac Special Offer

All member offers and codes are on one easy-to-cut-and-paste page for
newsletter editors:

http://appleusergroupresources.com/spec ... ith-codes/

Password for member offers (UG Member Deals - all one word):

1/16/2018 to 8/1/2018 -- ugmemberdeals


Saundra Foderick, Editor
Tom Piper, Vendor Coordinator
Rick Ortiz and Elsa Travisano, Webmasters
Elsa Travisano, Offers Editor
Trish Huffman, Offers Editor

Questions? Comments? Tips for group leaders or members? Send them to

Information about third-party offers and promotions was provided to the
Apple User Group Advisory Board by the third party and is provided as a
courtesy. The Apple User Group Advisory Board makes no representations and
disclaims any liability regarding offers and promotions. Please direct
questions about an offer or promotion directly to the appropriate third

Copyright 2018 The Apple User Group Advisory Board. All rights reserved.
The Apple User Group Advisory Board permits reproduction of the contents of
the Apple User Group Bulletin for publicity and promotional purposes.
Please include a link to http://appleusergroupresources.com if you use any
of this information for publicity or promotional purposes.

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