All posts by Marty Dorio

Living in Naples Florida since 2002, my wife Gayle and I are enjoying our life in the sunny southwest (of Florida). I enjoy teaching Hands On iPad/iPhone Workshops at FGCU Renaissance Academy and participating in the Naples MacFriends User Group. In my spare time, in addition to playing with the "other woman" as Gayle calls her - my computers, I am also webmaster and newsletter editor for the Naples Jewish Congregation, www.NaplesJewishCongreagtion.org.

IMOVIE PRE-STUDY

For those of you Members and Non-Members who plan on attending the iMovie Class on Saturday Jan 19, I suggests you review the following notes and videos of prior classes.

This will help you have good foundation for our next class. After some introductory remarks and review, our class will take the form of a tutorial wherein we will build an actual movie from clips you bring. So 1) Have some favorite clips with you on your device, and bring along stills and music that would go together with the clips to make a real movie. 2) That means you should bring your device to class. I recommend your MacBooks or MacBook Pros. If you have neither, bring your iPad. It is difficult to make a movie on an iPhone, although it can be done.

NMUG Meeting, iOS plus Making a Quick iMovie, Marty Dorio, 4/11/18

iMovie:iOS11,Lite2018 MARCH 5 2018 MARILYN VON SEGGERN

iMovie:iOS10 March 13 2017 Marilyn Von Seggern

NMUG MEETING, iMOVIE, RAFI SAAR,11/22/17

As always, email me questions ahead of time to be sure I will cover the answers if I can. MartyDorio13@icloud.com

MEETING NOTES JANUARY 2 2019 Marty Dorio

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Announcements:

Election Balloting closes next Thursday Jan 10 8 PM; You must click the survey and answer each question for the ballot to count; Do not reply or send it to me – it will not count!

ANNUAL Meeting Monday Jan 14 2019 5:30 PM in this room in Central Library – 5:30 PM for Jan  meeting; early meeting at 4:30 PM advertised jointly with the library ; come early to be sure you have a seat! 

Program is exciting for 2019: Guest speakers nearly every week through the first quarter – see the calendar on the website – subscribing works if you follow the directions

Next weeks meeting – FINAL CUT PRO 10; Pro version of iMovie; Izzy Hyman – video expert

Classes start in ten days – first 2 are MINE….CLOUD and then iMOVIE; register please…USE RLN (Record Locator Number – REGISTRAR@NAPLESMUG.COM Eckart Goette)

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Q&A

  1. Background: My online bill pay service with the Banktivity app, using  Fifth Third Bank, is dead in the water.  Each side blames the other.  The system had worked reasonably well for several years.

FOR BANKTIVITY: https://www.iggsoftware.com

Two Questions:  What is the best online bill pay app, and what bank has the best Information Technology Department

Second Question:  Quicken for Mac has a terrible history.  Have they mended their ways?

FOR QUICKEN: https://www.quicken.com post meeting review – they are pretty good and easy to set up; I did not import old files so have no comment there – they were terrible before!

FOR MINT: https://www.mint.com

FOR MONEY DELUXE PLUS SUNSET: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20738

moneydance.com work well for Ed

2. This is not an iOS question exactly but ……..

I have found that the Apple User Guides for hardware and software to be the best source of how-to information.

i was wondering if you know why Apple does not offer their User Guides for sale, or why they won’t let you print the content from their web site?

NO IDEA but several opinions – they are long, so printing might use reams!

3. In Messages > Settings > Notifications > Badges    (what are Badges and what are they used for?) NOTIFYING YOU IF THERE IS COMMENT OR UPDATES

Is there a quick way in iOS to find out which apps have location tracking turned on? GO TO SETTINGS/PRIVACY/LOCATION SERVICES AND CHECK EACH ONE

I found in a note from a previous NMUG meeting that it is good to change the “Name” on an iPhone.  Why? SO OTHERS CAN SEND TO STUFF AND SO THEY KNOW WHO IT COMES FROM – ESPECIALLY AIRDROP

can Burst mode be turned off on an iPhone 8+ – SURE, PRESS EASIER; BE SURE TO TURN UPLOAD BURST PHOTOS OFF IN SETTING/PHOTOS TO AVOID SENDING THEM TO YOUR MAC

on a MBP can I add things like pointing arrows to a screenshot for use in a presentation? USE MARKUP OR SKITCH – A FREE EVERNOTE PROGRAM; IN EDITING IN PHOTOS OR IN AN MAIL ATTACHMENT, CLICK THE THREE DOTS AT THE END OF EDITING TOOLS

on a MBP, under “Go”, what does “enclosing folder” do, and when/where is it used THE FOLDER THAT HOLDS A FILE OR FOLDER WHEN IN SEARCH OR SPOTLIGHT THE TELLS YOU WHERE THE FILE OR FOLDER IS “ENCLOSED”

in Time Machine are there “exclusions” or “inclusions”.   what are they for how/where are they set? IN TIME MACHINE PREFERENCES; THAT LANGUAGE REFERS TO WHETHER YOU WANT TIME MACHINE TO INCLUDE IT IN THE BACKUP OR EXCLUDE IT; USUALLY YOU EXCLUDE THE DISC WHERE YOU ARE SAVING YOUR TIME MACHINE BACKUP AND SOMETIMES WHEN A FOLDER IS SAVED TO ICLOUD OR SOME OTHER DISC YOU MAY NOT WANT TO DUPLICATE IT IN TIME MACHINE

what are “multiple partitions” on time machine, and what is it used for? TO ALLOW FILES OR FOLDERS TO BE KEPT SEPARATELY; USUALLY WHEN A DIFFERENT FILE FORMAT IS USED BY A DIFFERENT OPERATING SYSTEM

I found that i can move an email to Junk and then later move it back to Inbox.  but it appears to keep the email address classified as Junk.

is that true and is there any way around it? CLICK “NOT JUNK” TO TELL MAIL THAT IT IS REALLY TO BE KEPT IN THE INBOX

Website: Where to register for classes? ON THE WEBSITE UNDER THE CLASSES TAB

How to get rid of reading list on the left in mail – CLICK THE BOOK ICON IN THE TOP OF THE SAFARI BROWSER TOOL BAR; IN MAIL, CLICK THE MAIL BOXES ICON AT THE TOP LEFT

April watch 3 vs 4? ASK MITCH ON WEDNESDAY; SERIES 4 HAS MANY MORE HEALTH RELATED ITEMS BUILT IN; MY WIFE HAS IT AND LOVES IT

Photos: when you select slide show presentation from canned music? IN SLIE SHOW SCROLL DOWN TO THE MUSIC SECTION AND IT WILL GIVE YOU THE CHOICE OF ADDING MUSIC FROM ITUNES; YOU MAY HAVE TO DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR DEVICE FIRST TO HAVE SOME SHOW UP

Technical considerations to display a keynote presentation? NOT MANY; USE A PROJECTOR OR APPLE TV; CONNECT AS YOU WOULD TO ANY OTHER DEVICE (USUALLY WITH A HDML CABLE); THE LITTLE ARROW AT THE TOP STARTS THE SHOW; I USE THE UP AND DOWN ARROWS TO ADVANCE OR GO BACK; YOU CAN ALSO TAP THE TRACKPAD; 

Things I see people do, and I wonder why?” – Things on my mind Series

STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE MEETINGS WHERE I WILL DISCUSS FURTHER

CLOUD COMPUTING PRE-STUDY

We have discussed cloud storage and its evolution in a number of Classes in prior years as well as in our Wednesday sessions at Central library.

Please refer to these prior references as pre-work for the January 12th 2019 Class. If you have questions, please send them to me or Reply here so I can be sure to cover them. I encourage you NOT TO PRINT THEM – they are long with colorful backgrounds which will consume tons of ink!

Dec 2014 Wednesday – What is iCloud?

Nov 2015 Wednesday Meeting – Clouds and what they are

And the video is here

2016 Class: cloud computing and storage

2017 Class: Clouds and how to use them

2018 Class: Clouds and how to use them

Nov 2018 Wednesday meeting – Storage

How Do I Do That?

How DO I Do That?

Our “mission statement”, if you will, was written by our President Emeritus many years ago:

“From many to many – passionately sharing knowledge about all things Apple”

Our club continues to be one of the most active in the nation, offering more information exchange meetings (every Wednesday and the second Monday of each month) and our series of classes beginning with the new year each year.

In addition we provide numerous resources including this website, our blog and YouTUbe channel where the videos of our meetings are posted. The NMUG Yahoo Discussion Group is a unique resource providing a forum for questions and answers and other information to be shared broadly, but on the schedule that meets the individual Member’s needs.

HOW DO I DO THAT? is a featured tab on teh top menu of the website. This tab let’s us post broadly important HOW Tis in an easily accessible place. Let us know other questions you’d like to see answered there.

Regards,

Marty Dorio
Secretary & Webmaster