40th Anniversary Shirts Available Now

Be well-dressed for the HMAUS 40th Anniversary Party in the most snazzy of commemorative t-shirts. FrontBack Men’s and Women’s styles available in small, medium, large and extra large.  The price is $20. Don’t delay, order now to get yours just in time for the party. Email 40th Anniversary Shirt Order by November 1st for delivery by the annual meeting. When your order is submitted we will send you an email with payment instructions. First Name * Last Name * Email Address * FIRST ITEM: Quantity…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Light Cubed

By Frank Petrie Several months ago I reviewed the benefits of Bias Lighting, not just for setting ambience but regarding taxing your retinas. Lately, I have found myself being a creator of video and not just a consumer. Appearing on the occasional podcast (what were they thinking?) and creating a short project for a film festival. Plus time-to-time I video chat with my daughter on the other side of the continent and friends around the globe. (This is all that my Film degree has gotten…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: You Seem to Have an Assistive Touch, Yeah

By Frank Petrie Recently Apple acquired Workflows, added some features, cleaned it up, and Voilà! – Siri Shortcuts. But I stumbled across a few articles that showed me an additional plethora of shortcuts that can be had in iOS using an additional method. That’s AssistiveTouch, which perfectly dovetails with Siri Shortcuts. As you command Siri Shortcuts via your voice, you order AssistiveTouch to do your bidding with your fingers. It’s just that simple and I’ve found that it can perform several actions that I have…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: In Defense Of Apple Maps

By Frank Petrie The big troika of smartphone navigation apps are Google Maps, Waze, and Apple Maps. I believe that recently Apple has brought its maps app up to parity and then some. On November 28, 2007, Google Maps for Mobile 2.0 was released. On September 23, 2008, coinciding with the release of the first Android device. Google then broadened its market with an Android version. And not to be left out in the cold, Apple inevitably adopted a version of Google Maps. With the…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Video Duke Shows Promise

By Frank PetrieOptical discs, remember them? Now they seem almost as antiquated as 8-tracks. (Google if you don’t know what they were. I believe that The Flintstones used to use them. Google them, too.) Streaming video is king. Other than subscription services and sites such as You Tube, Vimeo, social media has most likely become part of your daily  life. Now suppose there’s a specific video that you want to watch. Of course, you can access these sites via WiFi on your desktop. But supposed…

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Free or Inexpensive Macintosh Software

Treat yourself to free or almost free software for your Macintosh in the New Year! Attorney Randy Singer updated his list of very useful applications that could help you with your technology tasks. He includes a short description of each title and links to their home pages. He lists 44 applications. See his list at: http://www.macattorney.com/free.html Randy Singer co-authored The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions) and is the head of the Mac Attorney User Group.

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