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Building the Apple-1 at the 3rd Annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire

Apple was founded 40 years ago on April 1, 1976. We witnessed and enjoyed many wonderful technology ideas and gadgets that have sprung forth since that day. That’s no joke! To give honor to this remarkable journey HMAUS members will be helping Bryan Villados, an HMAUS friend, at the Third Annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire. Terrence Young and Eugene Villaluz, HI Touch Learning Central’s hosts, will be Bryan’s assistants in The Eight Bit 808‘s booth. The exhibit will showcase the Apple-1 computer, the first computer…

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HMAUS ‘Ohana Springfest 2016

Springfest 2016 was an  ‘ohana gathering where members learned about HMAUS and the Signal website, Apple.com and other good help sites, Pages, iPhone tips, taking still and video screen captures, and searching for help and tutorials. Participants suggested lots of great ideas for the coming year by posting idea “birds” on the branches of the Wishing Tree.  Mahalo to Cynthia Oshiro for creating  the Tree!  Weʻre listening really carefully to what those little birds have to say. The new feature — Bizarre Bazaar — was…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Will It Go Round In Circles?

By Frank Petrie Would you like a simpler, faster, more intuitive method to find out which apps you can use to open a specific file? It’s rare in my years of reviewing that I have come across a piece of software where the developer didn’t attempt to differentiate their app from the crowd by incorporating a gimmick, instead of actually thinking ‘outside-of-the-box’ and creating a more innovative, unique, and improved approach to accomplish a routine task. As an example, how often have you found a…

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Enhancing & Restoring Photos

  Good photos can be shared in creative ways.  Mediocre and even bad photos can be enhanced.  Come and learn about the editing and project creation tools in the app — Photos.  Then see how old photos can be recovered before it’s too late. March 19, 2016 Saturday 9:00 – 11:30  Photos.   Bring photos to enhance or fix and use the built-in adjustment tools to make them look better.   This is a hands-on session so bring your laptop, iPad or iPhone. 12:00 – 2:30  Enhance…

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The Frank Review: A Health App That Could Help You and Others

By Frank Petrie Over the past several years, a sizable number of members in the medical community have come to the realization that anxiety and depression are not merely negative emotions but actual diseases which need to be properly treated. As Apple has seriously become involved in the health field with the introduction of the Watch, it was but a matter of time before developers created apps that could help those who find themselves struggling with anxiety and depression. A number of medical professionals have…

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