Category Archives: Desktop News

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. Url 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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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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Look Before You Leap

Attorney Randy Singer has a new web page that many Macintosh users will find helpful. It is designed to answer several questions that come up all the time, including whether to upgrade to the latest version of the Mac OS when it first comes out, what does it matter if one doesn’t upgrade, etc. and it gives tips on doing such an upgrade, including info on backing up and doing a clean install. The page is free and totally non-commercial: Upgrading to the Very Latest…

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Dutch Schubert

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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Today is World Backup Day!

Tomorrow is April 1…   But you still have time…   Today, March 31, is World Backup Day — Do you know where your data is?   Make The World Backup Day Pledge: “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st”   The least you can do is: — Plug in an external hard drive and turn Time Machine ON; or — Use a backup app (such as Carbon Copy Cloner) to make a bootable backup of your entire hard…

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