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September examug – Sounds Great!

Next Tuesday is our delayed September examug meeting, and it’s going to be really, really Q.I.

There’s lots of news to cover but we also have two great presentations planned:

We have decided to postpone our iOS13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina reviews to the November meeting as these won’t be released until later in the year. Instead we will

1. A Mini’app’olis Special
2. Our Guide to the Apple HomePod


1. Mini’app’olis Special – As part of this, we are going to do a quick fire review of several great apps for iPhone and iPad. We intend to cover:

What 3 ?????
Tiny P’s
England O’s
What the ????
British ????s

……….if you can work out what they might be ! One has even been designed to save your life!!! Also, if you’ve got a great app you’d like to talk about if we have any spare time, let us know, or just be prepared to come up and share your experiences with members on the day – minutes permitting !

2. Apple HomePod. Our second presentation is more traditional with the examug take on this ’New HomeKit’. We will demo its key features and share our thoughts, it’s highs and lows (as it were). Whether you’re an audiophile or just after a great sounding smart speaker, you’ll get something from this demo. It’s going to sound great, even insanely great – possibly! Our usual mix of accessible presentation and chat. Suitable for all, from the newbie to the most techie, and we guarantee you’ll learn something new – and useful new. 

Date: Tuesday 17 September
Time: 7pm – Refreshments from 6.30pm
Location: ISCA College, Exeter 


Plus a quick reminder, as agreed at the AGM from this meeting we will be asking for £7 if you pay per meeting (or £25 per year) and we hope members who can afford to and who wish to, will be happy to pay a little more towards the group (a membership+ if you will). We suggest £30 for those paying annually, or £10 for those paying per meeting. Do remember all money raised goes towards the group, to cover all costs including insurance, room hire, snacks at meetings, etc. We are non-profit making, run by volunteers and are supported by members like you. 

And we will be able to accept contactless payment, either ApplePay or from a card.

Oh and one last thing – Kane is looking to sell some of his used but loved Apple kit. If you are interested in any of the items below, just pop us an email or chat with Kane at the meeting. Here is his list –

Mac Book 2015 / 1.1 / 8 Gb / 256 Gb. Good order overall. One tiny dink on body. Has had a brand new keyboard courtesy of the Apple Quality Assurance scheme and Stormfront. Will come in original packaging. Clean install with the latest version of Mac OS. £300 or make an offer.

Samsung SyncMaster S24B300 monitor. Glossy. High quality, no dead pixels. SVGA and HDMI ports. £35.00

Apple ‘chicklet’ wireless keyboard. Not the one with the numeric pad. Powered by 3 x AA batteries. Quite a few years old but clean and in good working order. £25.00.

Apple Magic track pad V1. Powered by 2 x AA batteries. Very good condition. £25.00

Apple TV 2nd or 3rd gen. Restored to factory settings. Includes power cable. £20.00

Amazon Fire Stick. Full working order. Includes power cable. £15.00

Shoulder camera bag for DSLR camera – green – £15.00.iPad. 4th Gen (pre retina). Clean with charger and cable. Belonged to my late father. £25 ono. Proceeds of this item to Cancer Research.

Three MiFi. This is a cracking piece of kit. John Staplehurst used it on his travels in South America I think) and after he returned it to me I have used it during a house move and ‘Renovation Hell’ to keep online and bag all those internet deals on building supplies to save money. Comes with a USB cable (no SIM though) and will charge from an iPhone or iPad charger or standard USB on your Mac. £20.00

Whole range of cables, USB stuff etc. Including SD card dongle thingies etc. 


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