archive-org.com » ORG » N » NCMUG.ORG

Total: 166

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • HomePost « NCMUG
    get 5 gigabytes free Tags Book Review Photos Posted in HomePost Reviews Leave a Comment 2 August 18 General Meeting moving to Meetup Posted by sbaur on August 3 2015 After our July recess come join us at the August general meeting Tuesday the 18th at 7 00 p m at the Rohnert Park Senior Center as we enter our 4th decade as a Group and begin moving to Meetup Meetups are neighbors getting together to learn something do something share something just what NCMUG has been doing for years Now we are going to bebroadening our horizons by becoming a Meetup Group and reaching out to a wider range of people to expand our membership and offer more support to the digital community while staying close to our roots with the Mac and iOS platforms We will be providing information about Meetup and how it offers the opportunity to share many things NCMUG now does including meeting and SIG information announcements memberlist conversations and online membership renewal with a wider audience but still keep NCMUG a volunteer member driven group Early adopters can go to www Meetup com click on Tech and set your limits for 10 to 25 miles from where you live and find the NCMUG group or go to http www meetup com North Coast Macintosh Users Group We will no longer be supporting the lending library It is difficult to get new and up to date content for the library so Wayne and Charlie are spending way too much time andenergy moving books around that very few members are borrowing The library will be open for the last time at the August meeting and members are welcome to take home any books that they might find useful The books that remain after the meeting will be donated to the Sonoma County Library System for book sales BRING YOUR LAPTOP iPHONE or iPAD to the meeting so you can get acquainted with all the features of Meetup and how we will be using it One lucky person who attends the meeting will WIN a 50 00 gift certificate from Best Buy must be present to win Tags Internet NCMUG Posted in Announcements General Meetings HomePost Leave a Comment 0 June 16th General Meeting Self Publishing your Photos Posted by sbaur on June 9 2015 Do people still scan photos anymore I thought we were in the digital age Scanning your old photos is as easy as 1 2 3 Got digital photos on your iPad iPhone or camera and want to do use them creatively Speakers for June 16th will be Lorel Kapke describing self publishing of family photos cards and books and Francesca a Walgreen representative demonstrating store services available for making customized projects Lorel s presentation will focus on the importance of scanning and saving our pre digital old photographs between the years 1900s 1980s She bring photo books photo cards self publishing books from Apple Blurb and CreateSpace Please bring in your own

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/category/homepost/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • News « NCMUG
    Rion Gronberg a computer science major He is passionate about programming and is fascinated with space and physics He wants to go into a field of computational programming such as spacecraft communication software for NASA He is very dynamic friendly and likable the best kind of nerd you can have in the computer field Below is a picture taken of him at the JC Scholarship Celebration event last month with NCMUG Board members Vera Zaro and Grace Cheung Schulman Posted in Announcements HomePost News Leave a Comment 0 Help NCMUG Celebrate 30 years Join us for a FREE members only celebration Posted by webmaster on September 7 2014 You are Invited to a Special Free Members Only Event Your snail mail official invite has been sent You must RSVP for this event by returning the invite Please Join Us in Celebrating 30 Years of Supporting You our Mac Family The NCMUG board wants YOU to Join us for an evening of friendship dining no host bar memories trivia and prizes This is a celebration for and about our members and thirty years of all things Mac Apple Jeff Gamet of The Mac Observer will host this event see Jeff s bio and trivia info at the end of this email When Tuesday October 21 2014 Socialize with your fellow members beginning at 5 30 pm No Host Bar Dinner buffet starts at 6 30 pm Where Santa Rosa Golf Country Club 333 Country Club Dr Santa Rosa CA 95401 http www santarosagolf com contact us map directions U qfO0vMhyA Dress is business casual No tank tops t shirts shorts or flip flops Who YOU This event is free and open to members only Registration requires refundable deposit of 55 per person by check or credit card along with a registration slip watch your snail mail for the official invite and registration slip At check in your check or credit card slip will be returned remember each membership is technically a family membership so you may bring your significant other or spouse RSVP by October 10 2014 via US Mail Jeff s Corner Jeff Gamet is the Mac Observer s Managing Editor and co host of the Apple Context Machine and The iOS Show podcasts hosts The Mac Observer Daily and is a regular guest on The Big Show He is the author of The Designer s Guide to Mac OS X from Peachpit Press and writes for several design related publications Jeff has presented at events such as Macworld Expo the RSA Conference and the Mac Computer Expo In all his spare time he makes guest appearances on several other podcasts too Jeff dreams in HD How good are your Apple Mac and iPhone trivia skills Put your knowledge to the test and see just how deep you can go into all things Apple as well as how you stack up against the competition With easy and obscure questions there s bound to be something you can answer Even better

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/category/news/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Anthony Tusler « NCMUG
    and transcription is in the DRLIM archive along with his writings editorials protest buttons and beggars cards papers photography negatives and other items It s humbling to be a part of Bancroft Library s collection said Tusler And to think our fight for civil rights joins the papers of Mark Twain and the nugget that launched the Gold Rush Tusler s work is also featured in two disability rights exhibits in Berkeley Patient No More People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights is on display through Dec 18 at the Ed Roberts Campus above the Ashby Bart station 3075 Adeline St Berkeley Nothing About Us Without Us 25th Anniversary of the ADA is on display through Feb 12 at the Doe Library on the UC Berkeley campus Tags Anthony Tusler members Posted in HomePost News Leave a Comment 0 Categories Announcements 41 General Meetings 34 HomePost 33 News 13 Reviews 10 Special Events 4 Special Interest Groups 5 Post Tags accessories Adobe back up Book Review cartridegs case Creativity Dan Frakes Dropbox Elgato Fujitsu Grace Cheung Schulman Human race IDG Internet iOS7 iPad iPads iPhone iPhones iPod IT Jason Snell Macs Macworld Mavericks NCMUG NUGuard Operational Goals Pages paperless Phishing Photography

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/tag/anthony-tusler/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • members « NCMUG
    transcription is in the DRLIM archive along with his writings editorials protest buttons and beggars cards papers photography negatives and other items It s humbling to be a part of Bancroft Library s collection said Tusler And to think our fight for civil rights joins the papers of Mark Twain and the nugget that launched the Gold Rush Tusler s work is also featured in two disability rights exhibits in Berkeley Patient No More People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights is on display through Dec 18 at the Ed Roberts Campus above the Ashby Bart station 3075 Adeline St Berkeley Nothing About Us Without Us 25th Anniversary of the ADA is on display through Feb 12 at the Doe Library on the UC Berkeley campus Tags Anthony Tusler members Posted in HomePost News Leave a Comment 0 Categories Announcements 41 General Meetings 34 HomePost 33 News 13 Reviews 10 Special Events 4 Special Interest Groups 5 Post Tags accessories Adobe back up Book Review cartridegs case Creativity Dan Frakes Dropbox Elgato Fujitsu Grace Cheung Schulman Human race IDG Internet iOS7 iPad iPads iPhone iPhones iPod IT Jason Snell Macs Macworld Mavericks NCMUG NUGuard Operational Goals Pages paperless Phishing Photography recycle

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/tag/members/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Book Review « NCMUG
    separate disc drives and hopefully backed up on more or in the cloud Now we spend time looking all over when we try to remember where we put the picture of Uncle Herbert s 90th birthday the great Hawaiian sunset a sister s new house or the grandchild with cake batter all over as well as editing and enhancing those images Stephen Laskevitch s book Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 can be a big help to devise a plan to organize and edit photos Photoshop of course is Adobe s gold standard for image editing and Lightroom is its data base program that keeps track of photos Together they make a powerful pair along with their cousin Bridge a photo viewer there is no end to your photographic capabilities On page 2 the author says the book is for those who want to learn the basic tools and image editing steps with the two programs to create professional looking images A beginner or a professional photographer will be equally at home using the book He takes a very conversational tone as he provides some good background on basic terms and concepts of photography and then moves on to help configure your system for the programs and then gives a hands on tour of the programs Each page of the book has a visible color coded margin tab so you can find relevant information about that program He gives you his reasons for his suggested plan as well as alternatives here and there that might also work Then he moves on to workflow steps He uses Photoshop CS6 the latest version from Adobe but his information is applicable to earlier versions You don t have to be an expert in either program when you start but when you finish you will feel very confident with your photo editing skills and the organization of your digital assets The key to keeping track of digital images is to use Lightroom and the author takes you through the learning curve Once you understand the terminology how the program works and what it can do you are on your way The first step is importing all of your photos into the catalog in the library module in a way that suits your personal organization or workflow If you don t have one you will need one to get started Your choice might be chronological or by subject then you can drop down a notch to months or subtopics and on with more specifics that fit your particular choices It may take some time to gather your photos from all the places they have been filed but once you make that effort each time you download additions to your library it will be much easier and much better organized The other trick is learning the value of key words ratings and metadata so that you can retrieve photos from the catalog in the library module A picture of the Golden Gate Bridge might include key words

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/tag/book-review/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Photos « NCMUG
    giving helpful key shortcuts on every page The beautiful colored graphics throughout the book make it uniquely beautiful The first third part of the book deals with the basics for getting started with Photos such as importing pictures and videos viewing and organizing your images finding pictures etc About 50 pages are dedicated to improving your pictures The latter was appreciated because I was able to understand what each of the editing tools does instead of guessing It s not exactly Adobe Photoshop Lightroom which sells for 150 but for a free app with a Mac you can t beat it I decided to look into using folders which was completely new to me My Photos Library has over 8 000 photos and a little album organization was called for as there were too many I d created on a whim The author covers how to create folders use folders and add and remove items from folders I spent time organizing and creating folders and now it s a pleasure and a time saver to look for albums and photos When I came to the section for Slideshows and Movies I felt very comfortable since I have created many slideshows in iPhoto The book completes covering the app with a chapter on Printing Your Photos Sharing and Exporting and Creating Custom Books Calendars and Cards I have an iPad an iPhone and an iPod touch knowing the differences between Photos for the Mac and how it behaves in iOS makes this book an excellent reference for anyone using Photos Conclusion As I followed along it was quickly apparent that I will now have a much more favorable experience with Photos The book is an excellent reference that explains just about anything anyone would want to know about the first version

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/tag/photos/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Reviews « NCMUG
    Product PDFpenPro for Mac version 6 0 4 Creator Smile Software http smilesoftware com PDFpenPro index html Price 99 95 Operating system Mac OS X 10 7 or later Reviewed by Amanda Lee Pearson Graphic Designer of Okini Design and NCMUG Board Director Rating Awesome 4 75 out of 5 Macs PDFpenPro for Mac version 6 0 4 special NOTE NCMUG members receive a 20 special discount Valid until August 30 2013 This offer is available only through the NCMUG announcement list not on this public site As technology grows and provides us with more and more options to organize or work more efficiently I often feel overwhelmed by too many options that don t quite have everything I want in one program As a designer I strive to customize even the simplest of forms such as QuickBooks invoices Yes though Intuit has done a great job providing better templates the things I cannot do is mark PAID with custom payment details for clients who have submitted deposits for example or add a signature or written note of thanks My workaround for this has been to 1 enter all financial details into QuickBooks for record keeping and then 2 recreate the invoices in InDesign for those customized details I realized I was doubling my work but willing to sacrifice time for a better client experience with my documents Well no more Solution PDFpenPro by Smile Software Can I say that I love this program more than some of my relatives shhh With PDFpenPro s library of graphics I can now save my signature in my favorite purple color as well as my branded Okini graphics to tag onto any PDF document I can also save groups of text boxes to update payment or deposit details for each project And shall we start dancing down the path of other things PDFpenPro can do 1 Customize those W2 forms that clients inevitably need during tax season 2 Replace text in original PDF with editable text blocks 3 Move resize copy and delete images in original PDF 4 Perform Optical Character Recognition OCR on scanned documents 5 Converts websites into multi page PDF documents an option with Pro version only 6 Insert and remove pages re order pages in a PDF by drag and drop 7 Markup documents with highlighting underscoring and strike through 8 Available in English Spanish Japanese German French and Italian 9 If you sign up on their email list they will provide FREE wonderful tips to make it even easier to use their program Bottom Line PDFpenPro by Smile Software is amazing For such a powerful program it is so easy to use and makes me feel like I finally know what I m doing Stop wasting your time with cutting and pasting or other workarounds This is a no brainer and total win You won t be disappointed NCMUG Board Director Amanda Lee Pearson has owned and operated Okini Design for 17 years offering distinctive graphic design for marketing communication She also serves as Co Vice Chairman for the Windsor Chamber of Commerce Posted in Reviews Leave a Comment 0 Review NuGuard KX Protective Case for iPhone 5 4 4s Posted by webmaster on June 12 2013 NuGuard KX Protective Case for iPhone 5 4 4s Manufactured by Newer Technology http www newertech com kx Reviewed by Lorene Romero Price 35 I love my iPhone it s sexy fun easy to use and I carry it with me at all times The only downfall of the iPhone is that it has glass and is fragile Let s be honest I tend to be a little rough on all my equipment and I had a crack on the screen the first week I got it When I was down at Macworld I visited the OWC booth and discovered a case that was perfect for me It s called the NuGuard KX by Newer Technology and is mil spec drop certified NuGuard KX is lightweight comes in eight colors I chose red so it is easy to find and is easy to install and remove What I m most impressed by is the case which is soft flexible and has the X Orbiting gel technology which evenly distributes impact energy which protects your iPhone if dropped If you re looking for a great case for your iPhone I would highly recommend the NuGuard KX Protective Case for iPhone You can purchase the NuGuard RX from OWC at http bit ly 16Ai3D2 Tags accessories case iPhone Macworld NUGuard Posted in Reviews Leave a Comment 0 Book Review Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 By Stephen Laskevitch Posted by webmaster on May 19 2013 Review by Joan O Brien Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 By Stephen Laskevitch Rocky Nook Inc Distributed by O Reilly Media List Price 44 95 With the advent of the digital camera we have all become in our own minds photo journalists family archivists nature and portrait photographers and recorders of history but we have a DAM digital asset management problem Since we have no film and negatives any more all of our digital images are kept on computers or separate disc drives and hopefully backed up on more or in the cloud Now we spend time looking all over when we try to remember where we put the picture of Uncle Herbert s 90th birthday the great Hawaiian sunset a sister s new house or the grandchild with cake batter all over as well as editing and enhancing those images Stephen Laskevitch s book Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 can be a big help to devise a plan to organize and edit photos Photoshop of course is Adobe s gold standard for image editing and Lightroom is its data base program that keeps track of photos Together they make a powerful pair along with their cousin Bridge a photo viewer there is no end to your photographic capabilities On page 2 the author says the book is for

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/category/reviews/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive

  • August 18 General Meeting: moving to Meetup « NCMUG
    the digital community while staying close to our roots with the Mac and iOS platforms We will be providing information about Meetup and how it offers the opportunity to share many things NCMUG now does including meeting and SIG information announcements memberlist conversations and online membership renewal with a wider audience but still keep NCMUG a volunteer member driven group Early adopters can go to www Meetup com click on Tech and set your limits for 10 to 25 miles from where you live and find the NCMUG group or go to http www meetup com North Coast Macintosh Users Group We will no longer be supporting the lending library It is difficult to get new and up to date content for the library so Wayne and Charlie are spending way too much time andenergy moving books around that very few members are borrowing The library will be open for the last time at the August meeting and members are welcome to take home any books that they might find useful The books that remain after the meeting will be donated to the Sonoma County Library System for book sales BRING YOUR LAPTOP iPHONE or iPAD to the meeting so you can get acquainted with all the features of Meetup and how we will be using it One lucky person who attends the meeting will WIN a 50 00 gift certificate from Best Buy must be present to win Tags Internet NCMUG Posted in Announcements General Meetings HomePost Leave a Comment 0 Categories Announcements 41 General Meetings 34 HomePost 33 News 13 Reviews 10 Special Events 4 Special Interest Groups 5 Post Tags accessories Adobe back up Book Review cartridegs case Creativity Dan Frakes Dropbox Elgato Fujitsu Grace Cheung Schulman Human race IDG Internet iOS7 iPad iPads iPhone iPhones iPod

    Original URL path: http://www.ncmug.org/august-18-general-meeting-moving-to-meetup/ (2016-02-11)
    Open archived version from archive



  •