Useful Info

 

Users’ Groups & Resources:
Find Apple users’ groups elsewhere with Apple’s User Group Search. For help starting or leading a group, see the Apple User Groups page.

The MacGroup-Detroit provides video of its most recent meeting on its website, and you can subscribe to their videos via iTunes. In Australia, AppleUsers.org publishes its bimonthly Spotlight magazine with on-line archives, and has links to a number of users’ groups with their own magazines, ebooks and discussion lists.

What to do with your old computers:
The Computers for Families project provides computers, Internet access, and training for Santa Barbara County students whose families cannot afford them. Computers for Families appreciates financial donations, volunteer help, and computers and other items. For more information, call Computers for Families at 805-964-4711, ext. 5400, or write to Computers for Families.  Apple customers in the United Kingdom can use the Reuse and Recycling Programme provided by Dataserv GmbH. Here’s their FAQ page.

Links to more useful information are grouped below in the following categories:

• Other Users Groups • Apple-Related News & Information • Magazines
• Radio Shows • Problem-solving Information • iSync Resources
• Tutorials • Consultants • Apple Support • Security Guides
• Mac Software • AppleScript • HyperCard • Hoaxes & Urban Legends


Other Computer User Groups in the Tri-County Region:

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Tech News, Apple & Mac Blogs & Rumors:

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Is it news, or is it entertainment?:

  • The Register, “Biting the hand that feeds IT” (lively & amusing reports of Information Technology news)
  • Folklore.org, anecdotes about the development of Apple’s original Macintosh computer, and the people who created it

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Macintosh Internet “Radio” Shows:

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Mac, iPhone & iPod Magazines:

  • Macworld: Apple, Mac, iPod and iPhone news, reviews, help and tips
  • MacLife: reviews, news, software and how-to articles
  • Beatweek Magazine has music articles and product reviews of iDevice accessories.
  • MacFormat: reviews, news, software “for all your Apple needs”
  • MacTech: “The journal of Macintosh technology”
  • Mac Game Store: news, previews, and reviews of the Mac gaming scene

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iSync Resources for Personal Information Management (PIM):

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Tutorials:

  • Many of Lynda.com’s tutorials are available for free.
  • Peachpit Podcasts (video and audio) cover a variety of Mac-related subjects
  • MacInstruct, tutorials written by regular Macintosh users
  • Sermon on the Font, an article on fonts and readability, by SBMUG member Paul Norton (PDF, 166 KB)
  • Guru99 Here you learn by practice.

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Mac Problem-solving & Information:

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Mac and iOS Security Guides:

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Help from Apple:

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Software:

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AppleScript is a scripting language you can use to take the drudgery out of repetitive, complex tasks. Here are some AppleScript resources:

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HyperCard:

Thanks to Brian Carlin for compiling these links.

Click HERE to view a small collection of photos of our dearly departed Brian C. with his friends.

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Hoaxes, Viruses & Spam:

Thanks to Becky Davis and Mick Guinn for compiling these links.

 

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