September 23, 2013 - Hammondsport
Mac Users Group
ATTENDING: Tom B, Gene N, Jerry L, Jan S, Nancy B and Emily S.
TOPIC: YET MORE STUFF (Q+A)
A variety of questions, topics and comments were shared at the meeting.
Q - A recent e-mail
notification from Apple to previous users of MobileMe states that the complimentary
20 GB of storage space in the iCloud account will expire on September 30,
2013. What does this mean?
- A - If you are
currently using more than the free 5 GB that comes with your free iCloud account,
then you should either copy your files to another storage drive or upgrade
your iCloud account (see more info here)
Q - What exactly is iCloud? Dropbox? Carbonite?
- A -
Rented (or free) space on a hard drive (somewhere) that permits you to store
files for easy access and safe keeping.
Q - Is my WiFi signal
secure from neighbors?
Q - Is the security
on my iPad the same as my regular computer?
- Yes, basically - enable Auto log-out and require password log-in - use secure
websites for transactions involving personal info or credit card data (look
for https and padlock icon when
using web browser)
Q - Where is Mud Lake?
- A - Lamoka Lake (lamoka means mud)
Q - I can no longer access
my Yahoo Mail account - the password doesn't work. What should I do?
- A - It's possibly been hacked - it has happened
to quite a few people lately - see some
Q - How can I
close or permanently delete an account such as Yahoo Mail or Netflix?
- A - Each has different procedures - some cannot be deleted - see site JustDeleteMe for
Q - What is a thumbdrive and
how do I use it?
- A - Inexpensive USB device with various storage sizes (64 MB to
Q - Can I add a USB
port to my iPad?
- A - Yes - buy an adapter for
your specific iPad or iPad Mini to plug in thumbdrives, cameras, etc.
Q - How can I share files
and photos with classmates at a class reunion?
- You can burn CDs on most modern Macs by right-clicking on the folder of
data you want to share - this will open a dialog box with the option to 'Burn
to Disc' - insert a blank Read-only CD (cheap)
- A - Copy files to inexpensive
USB thumbdrives and distribute
- A - Create a website online at places such as Shutterfly for
instant uploading/downloading and sharing with friends and classmates.
Q - How can I print
paper photographs of my digital photos?
- A - Take the jpg
files on a thumbdrive to a local store (Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc) - print your
own photos for very little cost - don't waste time and ink using your InkJet
or Laser printer.
Q - Can I print documents
using only black ink?
- A - Yes. Also you
can create your own custom settings for
lesser ink usage.
Q - What is Bing?
- It's a free search engine from Microsoft which displays a new beautiful picture
each day - search prefs can be customized to a certain degree - you can make
it your homepage in Safari Prefs.
- Why does my MacBook
Pro take a long time to wake up sometimes?
New MacPro 2013
Monoprice.com - great source for quality, low-cost cables, adapters, devices - even guitars!
to Make a Horse Race with PowerPoint (or Keynote or OpenOffice)
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