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

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

Dec15

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, December 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.

At 7:00 p.m., we will look at the new feature (or perhaps the return of the feature) of extensions for Photos. When Apple discontinued iPhotos and Aperture and introduced Photos, Photos didn’t have some of the features that Aperture users were used to using. One of those was extensions, which users were able to add to Aperture to expand its capabilities. With 10.11, Apple added that option to Photos. We will cover a number of useful extensions for Photos and what they add to editing pictures within photos.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Photos Extensions

Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday Oct 20 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Oct20

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, October 20th, 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 cover various tips and tricks for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS 9. And of course, both systems have some annoyances so we will look at some options to minimize those. If you have a feature that you have enjoyed using for either your Mac or iOS device, share it with us.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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El Capitan & iOS 9

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

Sep13

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, September 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.

At 7:00 p.m., we will talk about the latest announcements from Apple, such as the iPhone 6S and the iPad Pro and iOS 9 that will be released on Wednesday and El Capitan that will be released at the end of the month. We will go through some best practices for upgrading your current devices to iOS 9. And we will also look at the changing landscape of mobile phone plans and the end of getting phones on two year contracts.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Mobile carrier plan cost comparison for iPhone

Upgrading to iOS 9

Apple’s September 9th event announcements

iCloud pricing

Mini’app’les Meeting, Tuesday Aug 18 at 7:00 p.m., Q&A at 6:30 p.m.

Aug17

The next Mini’app’les meeting is Tuesday, August 18th, 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.

The iPhone 3G introduced A-GPS to the iOS world. Since then, using GPS for driving directions has become pretty common. It’s as easy as saying “Siri, give me directions home.” Your iOS device can also be used as a GPS tracker. So after looking at some current news items, we will look at some apps that help you keep track of your activities. I’ve been using a number of different apps and I’ll share my experiences with them. We will look at using your iOS device for sports tracking, geotagging your point & shoot or DSLR camera’s photos, and schedule tracking. For comparison, I’ll also share my experiences with a stand alone GPS tracker. If you use a GPS tracking app, we’d like to hear your experiences.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Topic: GPS tracking

Notable apps

  • SkyGuide: A star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!
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