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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Thumbs up, Downie

By Frank Petrie If you love collecting video or audio media from the Internet for your personal use, this is the app of your dreams. When on the Internet, we barely scratch the surface of all the media that is out there to feast on. Personally, I have become addicted to rare sound clips, bootleg sound clips, and occasionally I find obscure movies or television programs. In the last year, I have come across a wealth of material on YouTube. From rare songs that were…

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HMAUS’ 40th Anniversary Cookbook to be Dedicated to the Memory of Dutch Schubert

Planning is underway to mark the 40th birthday of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society in 2019. And one of the projects already started is for HMAUS to publish its very first cookbook. The book will be dedicated to the memory of Dutch Schubert, a well loved member and leader who helped many people through her dedication and support of our organization. We’re calling on our members to submit their favorite recipes for this book. An online submission form will be announced soon. Throughout…

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Local Talk: In Search of Real News in 2017

Whether we receive our news from the traditional sources, newspapers, television, radio; or from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, web sites and similar social media tools; what has become evident is that our search for the truth in a field of information has been like walking through landscapes with hidden fields of quicksand! We live in very interesting times. Would you like some way to make sense of it all? If you do, join us at The HMAUS Town Hall 2017. We’ve invited four…

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Local Talk: Droptech’s Got Us Covered

Three lucky HMAUS members drew lucky numbers and received Droptech covers for their iOS devices. Gumdrop Cases donated three of their durable covers to us to show and give away at Doctor Kokua’s Sunday HI Touch Learning Clinic. Terrence Young started the morning by showing videos from Gumdrop Cases which demonstrated laptops and iPads being dropped to the floor from ever increasing heights. All the devices covered in the Droptech durable cases survived drops from as high as the ceiling. Convincing evidence like that sold…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Swift Be My Playground

By Frank Petrie Opening Apple’s recent event for the new MacbookPro, they started the program off with a video showing how Apple can help the disabled to be as productive as anyone else. To drive the point home, the video was created by the person with a neuro-muscular disease in the opening and closing shots! As with the genesis of most apps, developers get their ideas from a futile search for an app to fulfill a specific need that they have. Being wheelchair-bound myself, I…

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Food, Fotos and Fun

** IMPORTANT ** Yesterday’s workshop was rescheduled to next week Wednesday, December 14, due to poor weather conditions. We hope you will join us on the Photo Walk. Join us for some Food, Fotos and Fun on December 14 for a year end Imagemakers Workshop on a Honolulu City Lights Photo Walk. Let’s learn how to best capture the lights of that magical hour at twilight. Professional photographer, Ricky Li will help us learn how to make wonderful images this coming Thursday evening. Ricky says…

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