Apple User Group Bulletin - April 21, 2021


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Apple User Group Bulletin - April 21, 2021

Many groups changed their meeting location, day, or format in 2020. As you might expect, the pandemic factored into meeting decisions, with some groups moving fully online due to loss of a regular meeting space, civic responsibilities, or need to socially isolate. And while some groups have been meeting remotely for years, others used the past year to master Zoom, FaceTime, YouTube, and various remote streaming options.

A friend from the Tucson group wrote recently about how some groups may decide to stay online or move to online with occasional on-site meetings. In fact, his group is currently seeing almost as many attendees for their online meetings as they saw when meeting in person.

We would appreciate your input in this very brief survey. Next month’s Bulletin will have the results

Meeting Formats Survey – Apple User Groups 2021

(Thanks to Curt B. for this discussion.)

Stories in this month's blog:

- Apple User Group Survey 2021 – Meeting Formats
- Macstock 2022: Join Your Friends and Colleagues
- Tom Piper: AWUGU: Everything Zoom
- Meeting Ideas: iMac, iPad Pro, iPhone 12, Apple Card Family, and more
- Meeting Idea: AirTag
- KansasFest 2021: 16-Bit Virtual Edition
- Meeting Idea: Apple and Accessibility
- Accessing User Group Offers - An Additional Path for Groups Outside the US
- News to Use: NMUG 2021 Classes
- Ongoing Offers for User Group Members:
Special Offer – Free Lessons for Apple User Groups from Dan’s Tutorials
Special Offer – Eve Products: 25% Discount – Updated
Special Offer – TechTool Pro: 50% Discount
Special Offer – AgileBits 1Password 7: 25% Discount
Special Offer – MacCleanse 8 Software: 20% Discount
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 – MacCleanse 8 Software: Leader Offer
Leader Special Offer - Apparent Software: 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
Thanks to Elsa Travisano, who provides member offers and codes on one easy-to-cut-and-paste page for newsletter editors:

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

04/13/2020 to 10/18/2021 -- ugmemberdeals

Alternate Link for groups outside of the US (use the same password - 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 and AWUGU Moderator
Rick Ortiz and Elsa Travisano, Webmasters
Elsa Travisano, Offers Editor
Trish Huffman, Offers Editor

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