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We had a nice crowd for our first meeting of the new school year. After some social time we began the meeting by discussing what we consider our main technology tool; that being a desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
Next up was a quick discussion of Apple’s new iPhone announcements, that conversation then led into our Q&A and Show & Tell.
The latest update to Java, how it impacts different versions of OS X, and Java Preferences was the main focus of the meeting. We talked about more features in Preview, ie Screen Capture, reducing PDF file sizes. Other areas of Security were also discussed, and we had our usual Q&A with good discussion.
Deb provided us with some information from her trip to FETC…
Let Me Google That For You - http://lmgtfy.com
Group Shot, make your family pictures perfect, download the app - http://fur.ly/9b7k
Institute of Play - http://www.instituteofplay.org
Institute of Play, You Tube Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqMiNDyxmPk
Upright JiJi (rotating the Penguin) - http://www.mindresearch.net/media/edu/demoFolder/demo/games/UprightJiJi/uprightjiji.html
Higher or Lower (the card game) - http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/higher-or-lower.html
There are great support articles on the Apple Support site under the title “1o1″, ie Mac 101: Preview, Mac 101: Desktop, or Mac 101: Using a scanner, just to name a few.
You can get to the Apple Support site at this link…
Then type 101 into the Search box and press your return key, or click this link…
With Dictation, you can use your voice instead of typing text. No setup or special training is required.
Your system and device must support this feature.
The question was asked at the November meeting regarding a list of “commands” that can be spoken, a list of those commands is included in this article…
MAC OS dictation - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5449
Additional information for iOS devices…
iOS dictation - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5176
Here is a link from Apple on iPad support. Click on any of the items in the left column that is of interest to you will be presented with additional information…
If you have some resources of your own please add them in a comment to this post.
Nice article from MacWorld about Preview that Kent showed off at a recent meeting.