Apple User Group Bulletin - October 15, 2019


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Apple User Group Bulletin - October 15, 2019

October Featured Vendor: Joe Kissell of Joe on Tech and Take Control Books

This month’s featured vendor is Joe Kissell, co-publisher (with his wife Morgen Jahnke) of Joe on Tech and Take Control Books, a senior contributor to Macworld, prolific author and long time user group supporter. Joe On Tech guides provide friendly, comprehensive and up-to-date advice on important tech topics. Take Control ebooks cover much more detail than a magazine article but are shorter, more focused, and more timely than a typical printed book. Both bring you savvy, real-world advice on how to get the most out of your Apple devices and software.

Be sure to check out this month’s user group discounts for a generous offer from Joe Kissell for both publications.

Check out this month's blog.

Meeting Idea: Apple Arcade

Are your members curious about Apple Arcade? The people who created the games that are part of Apple Arcade have woven artistry, curiosity and a lot of heart into a curated selection of fascinating and fresh ways to delight players. From The Enchanted World, a metaphor for a child growing up in a time of war, where the player uses puzzles and challenges to restore a collapsing fairyland, to Borderleap’s Patterned puzzle pieces that must be arranged to complete charming pictures, the post-apocalyptic Overland road trip adventure game, and the card-based Card of Darkness, with puzzles featuring hand-drawn characters with a sense of humor, there is something to delight every player.

This month ASW's Apple Arcade - First Look - (L587266A-en_US) provides a bit of background and Apple's Apple Arcade pages could make for a great meeting topic.

Check it out:

Be sure to read this month's Apple User Group Resources Blog for more meeting ideas, including recent releases of iWork for Mac, iWork for iPadOS and iOS, iMovie, and Clips, and a neat way to create green screen movies using iMovie on iPad. In addition, there is a link to a wonderful article on using your Mac's keyboard accessibility features that could also make for a great meeting topic.

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

Stories in this month's blog:

- October Featured Vendor: Joe Kissell of Joe on Tech and Take Control Books
- Meeting Idea: Apple Arcade
- How To: Apple Support Options for User Groups
- Bill Medlow and LIMac: More Than 21 Years of Faithful Service
- Meeting Ideas: New iWork for Mac, iWork for iPadOS and iOS, iMovie, and Clips
- 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):

6/15/2018 to 12/17/2019 -- 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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