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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Browser to Ride

By Frank Petrie Today, there must be nearly three dozen web browsers to choose from to use on your Mac. Back in the day, there were basically three main choices for a Mac browser – Safari, Netscape Navigator, or Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (which was nicknamed Internet Exploder for reasons obvious to users). There were some browsers on the fringe but they were few and far between. As computing became more common in the household, the number of browsers to choose from slowly started growing. I…

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Mactoberfest 2016 Highlights

Mactoberfest 2016 at Dave & Busterʻs was day of interesting and entertaining presentations and fun folks who came and shared- Pages. iPad Pro and Pencil art, iOS 10 and Sierra! To see our MacAcademy starsʻ creations and get links for apps and tutorials type this address into your browser  –   bit.ly/hmausfest2016   Mahalo all!!!

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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:    http://bit.ly/hmaus-mactoberfest2016 HMAUS members have been sent a registration discount link . General Admission Mactoberfest 2016  ($35) Mactoberfest 2016…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: A Stand That Delivers

By Frank Petrie If you were to assemble your dream iPad case, you’d have to gather numerous accessories to meet all of your desires. But what if there was a one-stop-shop bundle available? “The Touchfire iPad case is packed with innovative features that are simply not available in any other iPad case. But perhaps most importantly, our case provides a rock-solid typing platform with a wide range of positions.” All of this is focused around the Touchfire keyboard, a transparent silicon cover that you attach…

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Deep learning, baby

As soon as I said it I knew it didn’t quite ring true. At yesterday’s HTLC, after feeling frustration over Apple’s Photos application I blurted out that “Nothing great has come from Apple since Steve Jobs’ death!” Well, I humbly take back my words and gladly share an article with you that put me back in the Apple orchard. Stephen Levy’s well written article “The iBrain is Here” gives us a look at how Apple is going about infusing machine learning into all its products.…

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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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