Apple User Group Bulletin - November 15, 2019


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Apple User Group Bulletin - November 15, 2019

November's Featured Vendor: Take Control Books

This month’s featured vendor is Take Control Books, a long time user group supporter and much loved resource. Take Control Books provide reader-friendly, comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date ebooks that cover much more detail than a magazine article but that are shorter, more focused, and more timely than a typical printed book.

Did you know that they have a number of new releases, including Take Control of Your Apple ID, Take Control of Notes, Take Control of macOS Media Apps, Take Control of Your Digital Photos, Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security, and more.

Learn more.

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Meeting Ideas: Apple Research app

Your members may be wondering about the new Apple Research app and the first three research studies. They may know that Apple protects their privacy, but may not know that the Apple Research app meets all HIPAA requirements or the features that ensure user privacy. They may know that the Apple Research app is designed to improve the dynamics surrounding the cost, time, and complexity of doing large-scale health studies, but may not know what sorts of things are being studied.

For example the Apple Heart and Movement Study in partnership with Brigham and Women's Hospital will explore the links between physical activity and heart health, or that the Apple Hearing Study in partnership with the University of Michigan will study how hearing could be impacted by exposure to sound at certain levels, and how this might affect stress levels and cardiovascular health.

Of course, that's just the start. Curious about the third study? Want to learn more? The Apple Research app could make for an interesting and rewarding meeting topic.

Apple Research app

Ambassadors: November is a great month to use Apple Resources.

Stories in this month's blog:

- November's Featured Vendor: Take Control Books
- Meeting Ideas: Apple Research app
- How To: Q&A Best Practices By Tom Piper
- Annual Records Update: Is Your Group Ready?
- Meeting Idea: MacBook Pro 16" - Then and Now
- Meeting Idea: Tips For Using Keyboard Accessibility Features on a Mac
- Ongoing Offers for User Group Members:

Special Offer – Eve Products: 25% Discount
Special Offer – MacCleanse 8 Software: 20% Discount
Special Offer – TechTool Pro 11: 50% 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 - AgileBits 1Password 7 Subscription: 25% Discount
Special Offer - Noteboom Tutorials: 33% Off Annual Memberships
Special Offer - Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

- Offers for User Group Leaders:

Leader Special Offer – MacCleanse 8 Software: Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Apparent Software
Leader Special Offer - Gumdrop Cases for Review
Leader Special Offer - Nisus Writer Pro: For UG Group Leaders
Leader Special Offer - Noteboom Tutorials: Review Offer
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:

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

7/15/2019 to 6/17/2020 -- 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, Offers Editor
Trish Huffman, Offers Editor

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