• COVID-19

    Since we cannot safely hold face-to-face meetings at the moment, examug will be held via Zoom. Join in on the day – members will have been sent the password, non-members can request an invitation.

Well Sur, our July meeting will surtainly be different (But still great!)

We’re sorry for the cheesy title, but we’re not sorry for the great, virtual, meeting we have planned! 

ISCA have confirmed we are not able to use the school as our usual venue for meetings until September at the earliest (and even then it is possible we may not be able to hold a physical meeting until the spring). 

So we are going virtual!  

We have looked at all the options for a virtual meeting, and we have decided to offer our July Meeting over Zoom. Despite earlier concerns, they have done a great job in sorting out the initial issues they had over security and general practices. We are now 100% confident they are the best platform to use at the moment.   

The meeting will have a slighty different format, more focused on Q/A, with lots of news and views, and a presentation on a recommended piece of software.  

We start with, what else, a discussion on video conferencing software. Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet and good old Skype. What have people been using? What are our top tips? This will be chance for members to share their experiences, good and bad, during lockdown. We hope several members will be keen to share their thoughts as part of this open discussion. 

Secondly, there is lots of news to discuss. New versions of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS 11 Big Sur, are just around the corner, and Apple is ditching Intel in their macs. What does all this mean? How will affect your current experiences? What is in store for the future? As usual, we will give our detailed and thoughful take along with a chance for members to ask questions on this, what is probably the biggest change to the mac in the past decade!  

Finally we have a talk and short demo of the fantastic software, Downie (https://software.charliemonroe.net/downie/). This is a great addition to your mac library of apps. Ever wished you could save a video from the Internet? Search no more, Downie is what you’re looking for. Easily download videos from thousands of different sites, including YouTube and Vimeo.  

Despite the format, it’s going be our usual mix of accessible presentation and chat.  It will be suitable for all, from the most techie to the newbie, and we guarantee you’ll learn something new. 

The meeting will be BYOR – bring your own refreshements! Join us with your coffee in hand (or maybe something stronger…), it will be great to catch up with you all again as we all start on the pathway back to normality!

We hope you can join us, and do share this email with any friends you have who may wish to join this meeting.  
 Date: Tuesday 14 July 

Time: 6:30pm (until 8pm) – BYOR (bring your own refreshments!) 

Location: Online via Zoom.

Details are in the email (if you wish to join please email examug@mac.com for the meeting ID and password)

Zoom Guides 

Zoom on the Mac: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac 

Zoom on iOS: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362993-Getting-Started-with-iOS 

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