Apple User Group Bulletin - September 15, 2023


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Apple User Group Bulletin - September 15, 2023

This month we welcome Nicholas Pyers to the Apple User Group Advisory Board. Nicholas is known for his website, which is full of resources for user group leaders including: back issues of the AppleUsers Spotlight – a former digital magazine, his clever puzzles, a diverse range of Discs of the Month; and for being a long-time championship of all things Mac and Apple – having started his computing life in 1986 with an Apple II; and now has multiple Macs, iPhones, iPads and an Apple Watch.

You may also know him from his award-winning articles in the AUSOM newsletter or from his many contributions to the international user group community — including having his Macros.NKP(automation of the Apple II version of AppleWorks) published in US publications.

Following on from a long tradition of providing in-person presentations to Australian and International Apple User Groups, in more recent years, Nicholas has been a regular presenter at the online Apple Worldwide User Group University.

In addition, Nicholas is known for his passion of cruising, with plans to see the world by cruising the seven seas. Despite his ‘protests’ of: “I have ZERO interest in trains or motorsports”, Nicholas is also the event coordinator of a full sized “hobby” railway in his adopted hometown of Junee, NSW, Australia and the publicity officer for a local motorsport park. Professionally, he is currently a grants writer working with not-for-profit community groups to raise funds for local projects and infrastructure.

Nicholas has recently accepted a position with the Apple User Group Advisory Board and will be bringing his talents to Board activities to help develop a Speakers Bureau that will assist user groups find presenters and topics for their meetings.

Stories in this month's blog:

- Meeting Idea: Carbon Neutral
- Meeting Ideas: AirPods Pro with Adaptive Audio, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro on YouTube
- MacCamp: Portland Macintosh Users Group
- AWUGU Meeting Report about Program Process by Tom Piper, Coordinator
- Nicholas Pyers is Named to the Apple User Group Advisory Board
- Meeting Idea: Accessibility Features for Movies and TV Shows
- Meeting Idea: New Features in iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma
- Fun Blast From the Past: Macintosh Jeopardy Part Two
- News to Use: iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10 Promote Mental and Vision health
- Ongoing Offers for User Group Members:

Special Offer – AgileBits 1Password 7: 25% Discount
Special Offer – Eve Products: 25% Discount – Updated
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 – TechTool Pro: 50% Discount – Updated
Special Offer – TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals: Get a free month of tips and

- Offers for User Group Leaders:

Leader Special Offer - Apparent Software: Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Gumdrop Cases for Review
Leader Special Offer - EverWeb by RAGE Software: Leader Offer

Thanks to Elsa Travisano, who provides member offers and codes on one easy-to-cut-and-paste page for
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Leaders can use the same password for leader offers. Please remember that leader offers are limited to one per group.

Saundra Foderick, User Group Bulletin Editor
Tom Piper, AWUGU Moderator
Rick Ortiz and Elsa Travisano, Apple User Group Resources Webmasters
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