New Members – February 2017

No new members joined in February, 2017. Contents Cover From the President’s Desk SIGs Winner’s Circle A Prairie HomeKit Companion – Setting Up Accessories and Rooms A Prairie HomeKit Companion – Controlling Accessories Aunt Agatha Ponders Her...

FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEW Setapp: There’s A New Kid In Town

FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEW Setapp: There’s A New Kid In Town By Frank Petrie No one has been particularly happy with the layout and lack of certain features in the App Store. But one company is hoping to rectify this. When Apple first introduced iTunes, we were all...

What to Know About Smart TVs and Your Privacy

What to Know About Smart TVs and Your Privacy by Josh Centers   Most new TVs on the market are so-called “smart TVs,” which incorporate software platforms that can run apps like Netflix without requiring an external device like an Apple TV. These network-connected...

SoundSource 3 Simplifies Mac Audio Management

SoundSource 3 Simplifies Mac Audio Management by Josh Centers   In macOS 10.12 Sierra, Apple enhanced the Volume menu available from the speaker menu bar icon, making it easy to change volume and switch between audio outputs. Previously, you had to Option-click the...

Aunt Agatha Ponders Her Digital Legacy

by Adam C. Engst   If you’ve been feeling as though Apple’s heart isn’t in moving the Mac forward these days, you’re not alone. The new MacBook Pro models have taken widespread criticism, Apple has provided no roadmap for the future of its desktop Macs, and most...

A Prairie HomeKit Companion – Setting Up Accessories and Rooms

A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Setting Up Accessories and Rooms by Josh Centers   In “A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Core Concepts” (3 November 2016), I discussed the general principles of HomeKit automation, such as Accessories, Rooms, and Scenes, and offered a general...

A Prairie HomeKit Companion- Controlling Accessories

A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Controlling Accessories by Josh Centers   In “A Prairie HomeKit Companion: Setting Up Accessories and Rooms” (16 January 2017), I explained how to set up Accessories and Rooms, which are the fundamental building blocks of HomeKit, Apple’s...

Winner’s Circle – February Meeting

The February Meeting was cancelled due to the snow so, sadly, there was no ticket draw. Contents Cover From the President’s Desk SIGs Winner’s Circle A Prairie HomeKit Companion – Setting Up Accessories and Rooms A Prairie HomeKit Companion –...

SIGs March

Novice SIG Report by Charles Martin  The next Novice iSig will be held on March 7th and will be held at CB55 at Cordova Bay Elementary School,, 5238 Cordova Bay Road. The topic will be File and app management on macOS and iOS    Intermediate SIG The next iSIG...

From The President’s Desk – March 2017

  “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like this week?” I half expect some well rehearsed sarcastic repartee from the oft-friendly digital assistant these days, but Siri, alas, doesn’t seem to share mother nature’s sense of humour. With...