2016 Christmas Social and Amazing Raffle!

  We have a great one  planned this year! Everything you need to know is below: 2016 Christmas Social Exeter School Cricket Pavilion, Victoria Park Road (EX2 4NS). Tuesday 13thDecember 7pm start (raffle at 8pm) – finish around 10pm BYODaSS (Bring your own drinks and savoury snacks). We will provide the sweet treats. There will be a prize for the best dish so bring enough to share a little around, and since there is an oven, hob, microwave, fridge and freezer you might want to get creative (or just buy a party food pack from Tesco!). Cost: £0!! It’s free. The pavilion is off Victoria Park Road (it’s towards the bottom end of the road on the left hand side as you drive down the road from the Magdalen Road end – just before the NHS centre). There is plenty of parking (just drive through the gate in the wire fence). The examug Elves may also even decorate it a little to make it a little more festive than last year! As well as the raffle, there is going to be Christmas songs, and the famous examug quiz (with prizes!). You don’t have to attend for the whole evening you can just pop in and out as you please. It would be nice to see you. Plus, of course, there is our amazing raffle, with a chance to win an awesome iPad Mini 4 for £2!!   2o16 Christmas Raffle 5th Prize: £10 App Store Voucher 4th Prize: The amazing…

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November examug is coming…and so is the 2016 Christmas Raffle!

It looks like the weather is about to turn chilly, but the sunny days were great while they lasted! On the positive side the next examug meeting is just around the corner and we have a great one planned. Plus we have news of our amazing 2016 Christmas Raffle.   Date: Tuesday 8th November Time: 6.45pm – Coffee and Cakes from 6.30pm Location: ISCA College, Exeter   Note the new start time! 6.45pm moving 15 mins forward as a result of discussions at the AGM back in August. We have a jam packed meeting planned, looking an extended look at Apple’s latest and greatest OS. We are going to cover macOS Sierra. Whether you are just starting out or seasoned Mac veteran, we guarantee you will learn something new. We are going to cover: The best new features. Our favourite hidden/less obvious additions Potential issues and how to overcome them It’s going to be an insanely great meeting! Lots to cover, and as always, we would welcome you thoughts on macOS, bring along your experiences and prepare to share them if you wish. After the break we have two options. We are running our final prosumer photo session – this time on the awesome Capture One (https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Software/Capture-One-Pro/Highlights.aspx). Capture One is photo editing software that offers digital photo import tools, raw camera file conversion, DNG support, image adjustment, and some organizational features. Also featured are tethered shooting, a live monitor view, and focus tools. Capture One is all about the photography and just the photography:…

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September examug

  Well, that might be the end of Summer, but it’s not all bad news. Our September examug meeting is just around the corner. Date: Tuesday 13th September Time: 7pm – Coffee and Cakes from 6.30pm Location: ISCA College, Exeter www.examug.org.uk (And Paypal have finally sorted our account – if your membership is up you can now pay again via our website). We have another great meeting planned – but things are a little in flux. Apple are hosting a special event on the 7th Sept. Depending on their announcements we may change around a few of the talks. We will let you know ASAP. We hope to start with a demo os iOS 10 – the changes, the new features and our opinion on whether or not you should upgrade. And just like last time, after the break we are giving you an option: Option 1: It’s the final part of our Prosumer Photography trilogy. Kris will be demonstrating Capture One. Option 2: iOS Apps for exploring the countryside. You might think getting your iPhone out on a nice walk is the worst possible idea! And you might be right!!! But there are some nice applications which can enhance a nice walk, including apps that help you identify everything from flowers to birds from their song! More information to follow soon!

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Summer is coming…

Rumour has it the Azores High (a high pressure area in the atmosphere bringing summer weather) is heading our way! And if that’s not sunny enough, the next examug meeting is just around the corner.   Date: Tuesday 12th July Time: 7pm – Coffee and Cakes from 6.30pm Location: ISCA College, Exeter www.examug.org.uk (And Paypal have finally sorted our account – if your membership is up you can now pay again via our website).   We have another great meeting planned. It kicks off with Darren and me presenting on Using a stylus with iOS. Can they be used to take notes? To journal? To mark up documents? Is it finally time to ditch pen and paper? We will attempt to answer all these questions and more! After the break we are giving you an option: Option 1: Following on from last meeting and part two of our prosumer* photo special trilogy, John will be presenting on HDR photography – including the amazing Aurora HDR and Dark Table. If you are a keen amateur or more of a photo-pro we guarantee you’ll learn something new, and hopefully help you on your way towards taking even better photos! Our final photo special is planned for September to complete the trilogy. Option 2: At member’s request I will be presenting on iOS Apps for Kids. Whether you have kids, grandkids or are just interested in how iPads are revolutionising learning and playing for pre-teens, this will be the talk for you. I…

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Alan’s iPhone Photo Kit

Special thanks for Alan for sharing his thoughts on two great pieces of kit for iPhone photography at our last meeting. More info below: LENS AND TRIPOD  –   maker YOPO –  available online from Amazon – COST around £30. https://www.amazon.co.uk/YOPO-iPhone-Camera-Kit-12x-Telephoto/dp/B00QBV9SDM/ Yoko and other lenses http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/iphone/best-camera-accessories-for-iphone-3640313/    MICROPHONE – maker iRIG (MIC CAST) – online seller www.inta-audio.com – COST £27 Review: http://www.gadgetreview.com/irig-mic-cast-review

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