Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday Apr. 21 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.


Imagine you are traveling for work or for a specific task that you need to accomplish and your Mac laptop is damaged or lost. You get a new Mac, but you only have time to install 8 apps to complete your work. What apps would you install?

At the next Mini’app’les meeting (Tuesday, April 21st, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory 3119 E. 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406) several people have volunteered to answer that question. We will hear what task they need to finish, what 8 apps they choose, and a brief reason why they picked those 8. The list doesn’t include apps that come with OS X, such as Mail and Pages. And suites of apps, such as Office and Adobe CC, need to be counted as individual apps, such as Word and Photoshop.

There will be time for anyone who wants to share what apps they would pick so you can come and share what apps would be important to you.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Meeting Notes & Links

OS X 10.10.3 and Photos


Apple released the update for Yosemite, 10.10.3, yesterday. You can get it through the Mac App Store if it doesn’t show up as an update or you can download the combo updater if you didn’t updated to 10.10.2.

With 10.10.3, comes the new Photos app. has a good post about using Photos with multiple Macs. The post assumes that the different Macs are using the same iCloud account, however. If you are using different iCloud accounts on the different Macs, you would use the Shared tab and create a Shared Album.

Dialing extensions on the iPhone


Great tip from MacSparky on setting up your contacts that have extensions in their phone numbers.

You use a semicolon after the phone number.


Then after you dial the number, you can tap to dial the extension in the bottom left of the screen.


The iPhone Extension Trick