By Arthur Poole
Sedona AZ (April 19, 2016) – The Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group (OCAMUG) will meet on Wednesday, April 20, at the Elks Lodge off Airport Road in West Sedona.
Beginning at 5:00 PM:
Is your Mac misbehaving? Do you want to know how a new feature works, or what’s in the latest update? local Mac/PC consultant Alan Gore will field questions the audience might have about the Mac. At this session, please feel free to ask any Apple-related question, from the most basic to the most advanced. Come listen, learn, and ask questions about the Macintosh computer. We stress that there are no “dumb” questions. Attendees of this portion are usually about evenly split between folks new to the Mac and those with greater familiarity with the magical machine. But everyone seems to learn something.
The Main Meeting starts at 6:15 PM: This month our feature presentation will be:
A Maker Space In Our Town!
Now that Tequa Festival Marketplace on Hwy 179 in Village of Oakcreek is under new management, our local news has carried word of new businesses that are opening up in what is now being called The Sedona Collective. Our April speaker will be Thomas McPherson, proprietor of Culture Studio, which promises to be Sedona’s very first ‘maker space’. A maker space is a workshop containing an assortment of the high-tech tools, such as 3-D printers, that artists can use in creating new work.
McPherson will describe Culture Studio and the technology it is making available to artists in our area.
Last Month’s Meeting (March 16, 2016)
Our March presenter, Jim Brunen of SmartHome Solutions in Scottsdale, described his business devoted to installing high-end security and home management gear. Though Apple’s HomeKit initiative in this area is still lagging, there are now several competing vendors of wireless sensors, alarms, cameras, and appliance actuators that can be controlled from your iOS devices in the same way Apple envisions for HomeKit. Each system centers on a ‘hub’ that communicates with the other devices you put in place to sense and control your
home. You then run an Internet-connected app to talking to the hub remotely. In this way you can check your security camera feed or have smoke sensors message you when they detect a fire.
Free. Public Invited. Elks Lodge, 110 Airport Road in West Sedona.
The lounge is open from three in the afternoon until the end of the Apples meeting. Three Tacos, Taco Salad or Nachos are available for $5 starting 5 pm to 7 pm or until they run out.
4/17/16 1:30 pm – 3:30
Held at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Rd, West Sedona, Sunday April 17, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
Conducted by Bill Ferguson.
The Oak Creek Apples is exclusively an educational institution for the public on the use of Apple Computers, including maintenance, security, and software applications. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to belong. A dues-paying membership is a Regular membership
(the member, spouse and their dependent children may participate, though only the member may vote). Guests and the public are welcome to attend our meetings on an occasional basis to become acquainted with the Group and its activities. Regular membership dues are $35.00 per year to be renewed on the anniversary of joining the Group. In addition to participation in group activities, regular members receive a monthly emailed newsletter covering general and special-interest group activities, Apple news, and informative articles.
The Oak Creek Apples has been designated as a 501(c)3 organization by the IRS for education on Apple computers including maintenance and security, and software applications. Donations are tax deductible.
To become a member when at our general meeting, ask one of our greeters at the greeting table at the back of our meeting room. One can also join the Oak Creek Apples by sending a check payable to the Oak Creek Apples to:
Oak Creek Apples
1 Little Horse Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336
Please include your email address and mailing address and phone number with the payment. We do not share our mailing list.
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