By Arthur Poole
Sedona AZ (May 12, 2016) – The Oak Creek Apples Macintosh User Group (OCAMUG) will meet on Wednesday, May 18, 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:
All About Apple Pay
For OCAMUG’s May presentation, our own Dr Ed Uzumeckis will focus on Apple Pay, Apple’s high-security implementation of the global Near Field Communications (NFC) transaction standard. Apple Pay works through your iPhone; just touch a recent-model iPhone, or an Apple Watch connected to it, to the top side of the merchant’s terminal, and the Apple Pay app comes up without your even having to turn the device on.
Although NFC has little visibility in the US, the chipset allowing access to it is so cheap that most of the new point-of sale registers that retailers have had to install to take the new chip-enabled credit cards come with NFC thrown in. This means that most merchants don’t even know that they accept Apple Pay. Just try it and see! The retailer may be as surprised as you are.
About Our Speaker
Dr. Eduard Uzumeckis is the former Director of the Dana Atchley Center for Digital Storytelling in Sedona Arizona. He has a B. A. in Photography from Columbia College in Chicago, an M.F.A. in photography from Arizona State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D in Mythological Studies from Paciﬁca Graduate Institute. He started a New Media program at Gilbert High School in 1995, and the Digital Media Arts Program at Yavapai College, Sedona Arizona, in 2000. He has been teaching digital storytelling since 1997. He is committed to empowering individuals to use their images and voice to tell stories that are compelling and impactful on our global society.
Last Month’s Meeting
Our April presenter, Thomas McPherson, represents the new Culture Studio at The Sedona Collective in Oak Creek. Culture Studio is a ‘maker space’ where artists can use high-tech tools to create today’s advanced projects. The Studio’s new Big Rep One 3-D printer can create objects up to a full cubic meter in size.
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.
5/21/16 1:30 pm – 3:30
Held at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Rd, West Sedona, Saturday May 21, 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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