Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday Apr. 19 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Apr14

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, April 19th, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory (3119 E. 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406). At 6:30 p.m., members of the board and other knowledgable people will be available if you have specific questions you would like answered. We will do our best to address your question and help you troubleshoot the issue.

After talking about some of the current news, we look at productivity tips at 7:00 p.m.. We all want to get the most done with the least amount of effort. Several members have volunteered to show us different methods that have helped them be more productive for the tasks they need to get done. Sometimes the things we consider mundane are the tips that others are looking for to solve something for them. We hope you will join us and share tips that help you be more productive.

Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday Mar 15 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Mar12

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, March 15th, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory (3119 E. 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406). At 6:30 p.m., members of the board and other knowledgable people will be available if you have specific questions you would like answered. We will do our best to address your question and help you troubleshoot the issue.

After talking about some of the current news, we look at security at 7:00 p.m.. We will look at different options for securing your Mac & iOS device, how to stay safe (or at least safer) when connecting to someone else’s network, and talk about questions such as “Do I need to run an anti-virus program?”, “What is ransomware?”, and “What do I do when I can’t get a Safari window to close?”

While there is no need to think that every WiFi network has been compromised and every USB charger is going to steal info from our device, we do need to be aware of the security issues and be able make informed decisions of how we protect our information.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday Feb 16 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Feb16

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, February 16th, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory (3119 E. 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406). At 6:30 p.m., members of the board and other knowledgable people will be available if you have specific questions you would like answered. We will do our best to address your question and help you troubleshoot the issue.

After talking about some of the current news, we look at media streaming at 7:00 p.m..  There is of course iTunes and AppleTV, but there are other options that might fit your setup better. Several people have different solutions and will share them tomorrow. We will cover some tips and tricks that can make streaming media easier for you regardless of how you want to do it.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Streaming Media

20% off of $50 and $100 iTunes gift cards at Staples

Jan19

One of the best ways to say a little money on the iTunes stores is to buy discounted gift cards. Today, Staples is selling the $50 iTunes gift card for $40 and the $100 iTunes gift card for $80 with free shipping. According to the product info page, the sale will last till Jan 23rd. I have known these sales to end early. If you buy anything through the iTunes stores, pick one or more of these gift cards up and enjoy a 20% discount on your next app purchase.

Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday Jan 19 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Jan18

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, January 19th, the third Tuesday of the month, at the Hackfactory (3119 E. 26th Street Minneapolis, MN 55406). At 6:30 p.m., members of the board and other knowledgable people will be available if you have specific questions you would like answered. We will do our best to address your question and help you troubleshoot the issue.

At 7:00 p.m., we will look at using iOS devices for maps and navigation. Yes, Siri can easily get you to someplace just by asking. “Give me directions to the nearest coffee shop” for example. Or “give me directions home”. But what if you want to create a GPS trail, or go hiking with topo map, or want to see gas prices along your route? Fortunately there are other options out there for you than just the built-in Maps app. A few different Mini’app’les members will share their experience with solving these and other navigation tasks. 

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Maps & Navigation

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