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  1. 1. vol. 1 no. 2 feb 2005 Mac mini Coming to Mount Dora! what’s inside Meetings for February 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p2 Guest Speaker From the President’s Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p2 POSTPONED - Macworld On Tour . . . . . . . . . p3 John Allen Apple News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p3 This Old Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p4 Apple Computer Joy of Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p4 Sr. Systems Specialist more Joy of Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p5 the Wild, Wild Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p6 MDMUG February Meeting Agenda . . . . . . . . p6 Map to Downtown Mount Dora . . . . . . . . . . . p6
  2. 2. 2 Meetings for February 2005 The Mount Dora Macintosh Users Group February 1st 11AM . . . . . Morning MacRap February 8th 6PM . . . . . Monthly MDMUG meeting* 2005 MDMUG Officers February 15th 11AM . . . . . Morning MacRap President February 22th 7PM . . . . . Evening MacRap Allen Kalka ....................... 352 735-0025 * see page 12 for more information e-mail ........................ mdmug@mac.com Vice President Don Watt .......................... 352 728-3219 From the President’s Desk e-mail .................. Don605@earthlink.net Treasurer Two days before I started this issue, I got the word that John Gus Scheuer ..................... 352 385-0550 Allen, Senior Systems Specialist from Apple Computer would e-mail ................. GScheuer@comcast.net Secretary be gracing us with his presence once again and he would Ralph Rossignol ................ 352 385-0483 bringing a Mac Mini. This makes only the second time that an e-mail ................... rpprossignol@aol.com Apple representative has come to Lake County, both times to Original newsletter interior design MDMUG. Bill Rose ........................................... N/A e-mail ................. MacPeople1@mac.com If the October meeting is any kind of indicator, we should have another jam-packed meeting with high attendance. As of MISSION this moment, 30 MDMUG members or guest have requested To provide a high level of support for Mac seating. If you plan to attend, contact us so that we can make users of all ability levels while maintaining sure we have enough seating for all. a special commitment to address the needs of new members. Our Premeir issue was delayed by Apple’s decision to finally post all the information on their new products just two hours MEMBERSHIP RATES before the January meeting. MUG shots was finally available Individual .......................................$30.00 for downlaod just six days later. I hope we are able to do better Family ............................................$35.00 than that from now on. Student ...........................................$20.00 Senior ............................................$25.00 Macworld San Francisco 2005 brought us Mac Mini, iPod Corporate .......................................$50.00 shuffle, iLife ‘05, iWorks, GarageBand JamPack 4 and Final Cut Express HD. We have been waiting for the so-called “iPod MAILING ADDRESS factor”, where iPod purchasers make the move to the Macintosh in order to get a computer that works as well and as easily as Send correspondence their new iPod. Mac mini looks to be that reason. and payments to: Let’s hope that a extremely small, easy to use, virus and worm MDMUG 831 Hackett Court free and relatively inexpensive computer eliminates all those Mount Dora, FL 32757 excuses about switching. All they have to do is keep their USB keyboard and mouse and their VGA monitor; plug them into a 352 735.0025 new Mac mini - and of course, get rid of their inferior Windows computer! MEETING LOCATION Dickens-Reed Books & Bistro NOTE: We have just been informed that Macworld on Tour, 145 E. 4th Avenue Kissimmee has been postponed. We are waiting on official (corner of 4th Avenue and Baker Street) word from IDG and will let you know more as soon as we do. Mount Dora, Florida I hope all of you get as excited about this meeting as I am and In addition to original material, articles and information in this newsletter make it to downtown Mount Dora on February 8th. have been gathered from various websites and magazines and, where the original author is known will be attributed to that author. Trademarks are the property of the licensed company and are used for identification Allen Kalka purposes only. MDMUG President Newsletter cover design - Allen Kalka
  3. 3. 3 Macworld On Tour has been postponed until a later date. Origi- nally planned as a scaled-down traveling version of both the larger Macworld San Francisco and Macworld Boston. MWOT was to have an exhibit floor and two tracks of Macintosh training: an Ad- vanced Track covering Pro/Prosumer Audio, Digital Photography, AppleScript and Automator, Digital Video, DVD, Mac OS X Hints and a Mac OS X Tiger “Supersession” and a Basic/User Sessions covering iPod/iTunes/GarageBand, iLife, Microsoft Office, Mac Macworld On Tour Maintenance Guide and an Intro to AppleScript. - POSTPONED - No exact reason for the postponment was given, although IDG “Macworld On Tour” was set to be in made sure to clarify that lack of sufficient interest was not a con- Kissimmee March 2005 trbuting factor. Macworld On Tour will be rescheduled for later this year. Apple launches second Pepsi/iTunes promotion Apple announced its second Pepsi/iTunes promo. The promotion offers 200 mil- lion free iTunes song codes and is giving Apple unveils new Powerbooks away an iPod mini each hour between February 2nd and April 11th. To be Apple unveiled its fastest, most affordable PowerBook line to eligible to win the iPod mini, users must date, featuring PowerPC G4 processors running up to 1.67 GHz, redeem iTunes song codes found under faster hard drives and a faster 8X SuperDrive. All new Power- 1 in 3 bottles of Pepsi products. Apple Books come standard with 512MB memory, faster graphics, has limited participation to 10 codes integrated AirPort 802.11g, Bluetooth 2.0 wireless networking per day and 200 total codes; they must and two new Apple patent-pending technologies -- the scroll be redeemed by May 23, 2005. Apple’s TrackPad and the Sudden Motion Sensor. promo page offers details of the promo. Pepsi kicked off the iTunes promo with “Designed for creative and business professionals, the new two commercials during the SuperBowl. PowerBooks introduce Apple’s patent-pending scrolling Track- Pad that works with every application and document, so users can easily scroll through long web pages or across large pho- tographs. Simply touch the trackpad with two fingers instead of one to quickly scroll or pan within the window. Every Pow- erBook also includes Apple’s patent-pending Sudden Motion Sensor technology which integrates a tri-axis accelerometer to help protect a spinning hard drive if the notebook is accidentally dropped. Apple’s revolutionary backlit keyboard with ambient light sensors for working in low-light conditions is now built in to all 15- and 17-inch PowerBooks and is up to 10 times bright- iPod Shuffle leaves eMac, er than before.” iMac G3 users hanging The newly designed iPod shuffle digital The new 12-,15- and 17-inch PowerBook models are available music player is not directly compatible with prices starting at US$1499 with the USB port on some computers, continued on page 4
  4. 4. Apple News - continued from page 3 4 including the company’s own line of iMac G3 and eMac computers, Ap- pleInsider has learned. The issue, which reportedly stems from the width of iPod shuffle, also affects Apple’s ADC-based 17-inch Studio Dis- Tip: How to make an 802.11g play and certain Xserve configurations. wireless card work in older PowerBooks To charge iPod shuffle on an iMac G3 or eMac computer, users will need an If you have one of the older PowerBooks, with a PCMCIA card optional accessory to reach the port. slot, that do not support Airport Extreme, take a look at the Belkin Apple is aware of the incompatibility F5D7010 PC Card. and is quietly suggesting that iMac G3 and eMac owners circumvent the prob- The Belkin F5D7010 PC Card is Mac compatable. The card came lem by making an additional purchase with no Mac drivers and no information for mac setup. Airport of an iPod shuffle Dock or a USB exten- 3.04 and 3.1 would not recognize it. But the PowerBook will see sion cable. the card as a RaLink Technology RT2500 (the real maker of the card) instead of a Belkin card. Go to their site (http://www.ralink- Both the aforementioned solutions are tech.com) and you will find that they have a Mac driver. available from the company’s online store, and both must connect to a high- power USB port to charge. iPod shuffle may also be charged through a USB power adapter or a high-power USB hub. Users can also connect iPod shuffle to a keyboard’s USB ports if the host computer is running Mac OS X 10.3.6 or later, however, iPod shuffle will not charge due to the keyboard’s low-pow- er USB ports. Representatives from Apple’s AppleC- are customer support group said the issue could occur with any computer, display, or USB hub with recessed or closely spaced USB ports. continued on page 5
  5. 5. 5 Apple News - continued from page 4 Apple cuts Cinema Display Prices Apple has quietly reduced pricing on its Cinema Display lineup by as much as US$300. The company is now selling the 20-inch model for $999 ($300 less), the 23-inch HD model for $1,799 ($200 less), and the 30-inch HD model for $2,999 ($300 less). All three Cinema Displays are immediately available.
  6. 6. 6 ��������������������������� Meeting agenda for �������������������������� February 8, 2005 ��������������������� Beginner’s session 6PM Mac OS X video training covering Local News, Weather, Sports plus more “Copying and Trashing Files”, http://www.orlandosentintel. “Searching for Files” and “Saving com and Opening Documents” Mac Q & A session (if time For Florida Senate info, stat- allows) utes and a variety of legal subjects General session ��������������������������� http://www.flsenate.gov �������������������������� 7PM QuickTime movie - “1984 Camping and RV Parks across Florida ��������������������� Macintosh Superbowl http://www.destin-ation.com/camping/centralflorida.htm commercial” QuickTime movie - “1984 Information about golf courses in Central Florida from greens Macintosh introduction Part 1” fees to food http://html.wftv.com/recreation/guides/golf Guest Speaker: John Allen from Apple Computer discussing Mac All sorts of fishing information in Florida including clubs mini, iPod shuffle, iLife ‘05 and http://www.capmel.com/fishing_clubs.htm iWorks ����������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������� Downtown Mount Dora �������������������������������� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �� � � � �� � � � � � �� � � � � � � � �� � � � � � � � � � �� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �� � � � � � � �� �� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �� � � � � � ���������������� � � � � � � �� � � � � � � � ������������ �������������� � � � � � � � � � �� � � � � �

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