MacTechnics Meeting

November 21, 2015

 Best Mac Practices
presentation by  
Apples & Oranges
Raul Perdomo and Claire Harrison, owners of Apples & Oranges Computer & Electronics Repair
(formerly Beagle Brain) 

Apples & Oranges is located in Nickels Arcade (about a mile and a half from our meeting location). Claire and Raul will talk about regular Mac maintenance recommendations. And how to take care of your Mac at home. They'll present recommended software - BEYOND what you see on the Apples & Oranges website. And they'll have a couple of humorous (and maybe horrifyingly funny) tech stories to tell.

  Visit MacTechnics on Saturday, November 21st 

9:00am - 1:00pm

We'd love to see you there! 


Get Ready for OS X
El Capitan

Here is the information we discussed at the
Sept 19th meeting on getting ready
for El Capitan (PDF download)


Another useful tip from our MacCoach...
Regain access to those ClarisWorks or AppleWorks files for $20!
... Nicholas

Coming Attractions

~~Demo Fair~~Printers ~~iPad tips n' tricks (wow!)~~
~~Apple and iTunes~~iMovie~~Blogging~~
~~Pages~~Keynote~~Numbers~~Yosemite~~iOS 8~~
~~iPhone and iPad Digital Photography~~

~~THANK YOU for helping to plan this year's presentation topics~~

click here to take the 2015 Presentation Poll

8:30 AM
Set up - Sure, YOU can arrive early to help...Glad you asked !

9:00 AM 


9:30 AM


Registration Open, Hospitality
Socializing, Networking
MacBasics PLUS S.I.G.
(Special Interest Group)
Fred Seitz, VP of Education
Fred will give a 1-2 minute overview of each of the Raffle Prize apps for the Christmas Holiday Party and their purpose. Some really stunning surprises !
ere for the Agenda)
South Conference Room, NEW Center Building





Main Meeting Presentation

Best Mac Practices

presentation by
Claire Harrison and Raul Perdomo
from Apples and Oranges


General Q & A session 

South Conference Room, NEW Center Building

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Christmas Holiday Potluck

Celebrating on Saturday, December 12th
(the SECOND Saturday in December)

Our Hospitality Hosts for November 21st:
Cheryl H., André F., Nicholas d., Kathy G., Richard S., Rod B., Keith M., Cassie S., Joyce R., Dave Sh., Gerry F., Bruce O., Richard A., Bill D., Pat A.,
Our Congeniality Committee for October 17th:
Joyce R., Roger, V., Jim M., Cassie S., Cheryl H.,
Raffle Prize - Cocktail (General maintenance and optimization utility) -
Roger V.
Special THANKS to Maintain for donating Cocktail for today's raffle!

About Maintain

Maintain develops tailored applications for Mac users. We work towards creating technical solutions which maintain your computer and make it as efficient and easy to use as possible. In addition, we offer comprehensive consultancy and support services which cover everything from operation of existing systems to purchase and implementation of new technical solutions. 

Follow Maintain on Facebook and Twitter to catch up what we’re doing at the moment

Raffle Prize - iTunes Card - Susan E.
Our Congeniality Committee for September 19th:
Cheryl H., Beth F., Fred S., Joyce R., Keith M.,
Terry L., Kathy G., Cassie S.,
 Ellie S.,
Raffle Prize - iTunes Card - Keith M.
Our Congeniality Committee for June 20th: 
Nicholas d., Bill D., Cheryl H., Cassie S., Bill D., André F., Fred S.,
Richard S., Joyce R., Keith M., Bruce O.
5/16 - Raffle Prizes
Miracle Gro Seed Pods - William K.
Onyx - Dave S.
May MacBundle - Cheryl H.
Sue E. donated prize back to Group
ClamAX - Deborah G
3/21 - Raffle Prizes
iTunes Cards - Cassie S., Fred S.,
11/15th - Raffle Prizes
Hot Shots - a fun way to browse Dribble content - Debra G.
(Dribble is show & tell for designers)
Memory Cleaner - Click a single button, and your computer will speed up - Bill D.
Numi - Calculations from the menu bar - Cassie S.
PDF Squeezer - Reduce time, costs, and storage space - Dave S.
10/18th - Raffle Prizes
Data Recovery Guru - Never lose any data again
Prizmo - Scanning and OCR for the Mac
Washing Machine 2014 - Boost your Mac's performance
xLine - Mind-mapping application
Thank you to our Hospitality Hosts at January & March meetings:
Nicholas d., Cheryl H., Cassie S., Bill D., Fred S., Joyce R., 
Tissy A., Steve J., Keith M., Nicholas d., Bill D., Joyce R., Tissy A., Rachelle W., Cassie S., Carolyn S.,
Fred S., Bill D., Joyce R. Cassie S., Gerry F.
Thank you to our Hospitality Hosts the during 2014:
Bill D., Joyce R., Cassie S., Bob Mc., Keith M., Dave S., Denny M., Bill D., Cassie S., Bill M., Jim P., Kathy G., Beth F., Bill D., Susan E., Charles E., Nicholas d., Cassie S.,
Joyce R., Gerry F., Keith M., Bruce O., Fred S., Cassie S., Carolyn S.,
Bill D., Gerry F., Nicholas d., 
Kathy G., Terry L., Dave S., Cheryl H. (new member, YEA!), Fred S., Joyce R., Bill D., Cassie S., Nicholas d., Gerry F.,
Joyce R., Jan O., Bill D., Richard S.,
Cassie S., Steve J., Nicholas d., Ann B., Gerry F.
; Denny M., Bob M.,
Carolyn S., Joyce R., Cassie S., Jan O., Richard S., Bill D., Kathryn G., Nicholas d., Gerry F.
, Gerry F., Keith M., Cassie S., Ann B., Bill D.
Thank you to our Hospitality Hosts the during 2013:
Ann B., Cassie S., Dick S., Gerry F., Keith M., Denny M., Sammye G., Joyce K., Cassie S., Kathy G., Bob M., Ann B., Linda B., Cassie S., Gerry F., Fred S., Sam B., Carolyn S., Keith M., Justin W., Frank W., Jim P., Richard S.,Fred S., Carolyn S., Keith M., Cassie S., Kathy G., Gerry F., Cassie S., Linda B., Nicholas d., Kathy G., Denny M., Richard S.

Thank You to ALL our Hospitality Hosts during 2012 meetings:
Richard S., Nicholas d., Cassie S., Kathy G., Keith M.,

Keith M., Kathy G., Gerry F., Cassie S., Keith M., Linda B., Bill M., Carolyn S., Linda B., Cassie S., Sammye G., Joyce K., Byron A., Gerry F., Rob U., Keith M., Bill M., Cassie S., Keith M.

April 18th, 2015

Macintosh - Before and After
with Beth Fordyce

Photo (new Apple app)
with Keith McConnelly

Room 140, Business Education Bldg

May 16th, 2015
Arsenal of Mac Maintenance Tools
with Gerry Felipe

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor 

June 20th, 2015 

Arsenal of Mac Maintenance Tools, Part 2
with Gerry Felipe

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

July 18th, 2015

Special Meeting

Girl Scouts Building
444 James Hart Pkwy,

August 15th, 2015

Apple Watch and
Apps on iPhone
with Nicholas dePaul

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

September 19th, 2015
How to Build a Free Website
with Chris Anderson 

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

October 17, 2015

Special Time - 9:30am
How to Clean Your Mac Up
with Fred Seitz

NEW Center, 1110 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

November 21, 2015

Best Mac Practices
presented by
Claire Harrison and Raul Perdomo
Apples & Oranges

NEW Center, 1110 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

December 12, 2015 

SECOND Saturday
Annual Meeting and
Christmas Holiday Party
and Potluck

NEW Center, 1110 N. Main,
Ann Arbor






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