Apple User Group Bulletin - March 19, 2020


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Apple User Group Bulletin - March 19, 2020

March's Featured Vendor: Koingo Software

Odds are good that you have used Koingo software, considering that the company's history goes back more than 25 years. From their beloved Contact Keeper and Password Retriever running on Mac OS 8, to today's amazing apps for iOS and Mac OS, their apps are both beautiful and practical. Koingo's current line includes MacPilot 11, helping users to harness the phenomenal power of UNIX with the elegance and ease of Macintosh, and the innovative Data Guardian 5, making entering and securely saving a wide range of data, including credit card numbers, shopping lists, or even journal entries, easy.

No matter what you collect or track, their Librarian Pro 5 helps you see all of your items at a glance on a virtual bookshelf, in a list, or in cover flow. And, Koingo Software's AirRadar 5 can not only use advanced GPS technology to map available WiFi signals but also provide insight to optimizing your home network and reducing interference from other signals. And, this is just a glimpse of their wide product line. Better yet, they have an amazing set of discounts on for user group members on this month's Apple User Group Resources blog.

Why not use Koingo Software offerings for your next meeting topic?

Need a Timely Meeting Topic?

Your members may be newly interested in ways to clean their devices, and Apple has the answer. Be sure to check out Apple Support's How to clean your Apple products page. From using safe products to the right techniques, your members can learn how to clean and disinfect notebooks, desktops, iOS devices, peripherals, accessories, cases, and more.

Ambassadors, March is a great time to use Apple Support articles.

Your Members Have Questions

Your members have seen the new announcements and have questions. The good news is that ASW and have the answers. Why not use ASW’s white sheets as the basis for your next meeting topic? This month’s blog has information about the new Powerbeats, iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard and Smart Keyboard folio, Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and USB-C accessories for iPad Pro.

Ambassadors, March is a good time to check out white papers on ASW.

Exciting New Resource: AppleWorld UGU Online: A Legacy Tool Reawakened

Tom Piper and the Apple User Group Advisory Board are happy to announce that AppleWorld User Group University (AWUGU) is returning after a long hibernation to once again share Apple user group knowledge and experience among its members. The first AWUGU Online meeting of AUG leaders is scheduled for 8:00pm, CST, April 16, 2020. In view of the COVID-19 vulnerability of our greying members, VR and streaming meetings will be our topic. Want to participate? In order to become a participant, any interested AUG leader must first register with the AWUGU Coordinator by emailing their contact information to Want to learn more? Check out the full article in this month's blog.

Stories in this month's blog:

- March's Featured Vendor: Koingo Software
- AppleWorld UGU Online: A Legacy Tool Reawakened
- Meeting Ideas: Apple Support Guidance for Cleaning Your Apple Products
- Guidance for Working From Home: Another Reason to Love Take Control Books
- Randy B. Singer of MacAttorney: Macintosh Email Software
- Meeting Ideas: Smart Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, and new Powerbeats
- Meeting Ideas: iPad Pro, and Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro
- Meeting Ideas: MacBook Air – Then and Now
- Meeting Ideas: Staying Connected While Staying Safe
- Meeting Ideas: Apple News - Special Coverage of the 2020 Presidential Election
- Ongoing Offers for User Group Members:

Special Offer – Koingo Software: 20/50% Discount
Special Offer – Dan’s Tutorials: Limited Time Amazing 50% Discount - Updated
Special Offer – Eve Products: 25% Discount
Special Offer – TechTool Pro 11: 50% Discount
Special Offer – AgileBits 1Password 7: 25% Discount
Special Offer – MacCleanse 8 Software: 20% Discount
Special Offer - Eltima Software: Up to 60% Off OS X Apps
Special Offer - EverWeb by RAGE Software: 50% Discount
Special Offer - Opus ][ Complete Collection: 25% Discount
Special Offer - Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount
Special Offer - Take Control Books: 30% Discount on All eBooks
Special Offer - Teams ID, a Password Manager for Teams: 33% Discount
Special Offer - TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals: Get a free month of tips and articles!
- Offers for User Group Leaders:

Leader Special Offer – Dan’s Tutorials: 20% User Group Commission
Leader Special Offer – Koingo Software
Leader Special Offer – MacCleanse 8 Software: Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Apparent Software: Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Tropical Software: Free Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Gumdrop Cases for Review
Leader Special Offer - EverWeb by RAGE Software: Free to Apple User Group
Leader Special Offer - Nisus Writer Pro: Free for Apple User Group Leaders
Leader Special Offer - Camtasia for Mac and Snagit for Mac: Leader Offer
All member offers and codes are on one easy-to-cut-and-paste page for newsletter editors:

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

1/16/2020 to 9/17/2020 -- ugmemberdeals

Leaders can use the same password for leader offers. Please remember that leader offers are limited to one per group.

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

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

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