Category Archives: Desktop News

Mactoberfest 2016 coming October 1st!

Itʻs time again for Mactoberfest!  Interesting talks, food, a chance to relax and get to know each other, MacAcademy Awards… and door prizes!   We have a virtual guest, Michael Cohen of Tidbits who will present Pages,  Mike Harada showing us whatʻs new in Drawing with the iPad Pro, plus the latest from Apple — iOS 10 and Mac OS Sierra! Click this link for more details: HMAUS members have been sent a registration discount link . General Admission Mactoberfest 2016  ($35) Mactoberfest 2016…

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HMAUS ‘Ohana Springfest 2016

Springfest 2016 was an  ‘ohana gathering where members learned about HMAUS and the Signal website, 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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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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Aaron Loo on stage at the HI Touch Learning Meetup

Aaron Loo will be a featured guest at the February HI Touch Learning Central Meetup. Aaron, also known as Loo Ow, is an accomplished musician, singer, teacher, videographer, composer and actor.  He will share his techno journey of being a one man band where he discovers that creating simply with technology is complicated. Here is a sample of the project he will demonstrate. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] The meetup will be Saturday, February 6 at the Nuuanu Baptist Church. Information and signup…

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HMAUS KnowMemberfest 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00PM Dave & Buster’s – 1030 Auahi St, Honolulu HMAUS usually stages its Fall event — Mactoberfest — in October. This year HMAUS is pushing the traditional event back to November, and this time we aren’t going to load up as we usually do on the technical stuff. Yes, there is no end to the search for computer grail, but have you ever wondered what people actually do with their digital tools? Here are the folks we have slated for…

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Catherine Toth Fox, Bruce Fisher and Russ Sumida at Springfest 2015.

A Day of Learning and Sharing at Springfest 2015

By Eugene Villaluz Jerome Koehler opened Springfest with a short video from Chris Breen announcing to the world his new job. Coming from the other side of the virtual divide, Chris said farewell to the “rest of us” and explained that as an Apple, Inc. employee, the cone of silence has now cloaked him for the time being. By the sound of it we suspect he was trying to say “I’ll be baaack.” Jerome went on to introduce the new Apple Watch, which he actually…

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