Since so many Apple iPad users want help with specific issues, the November meeting will be devoted to Q & A for all you Newbies and Novices. In fact, every other month we will do the same thing. Join us on November 16, 2017, in the Charlestown Square Classroom 116 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Since the new iOS 11 has so many new features, we spent more time looking at the operating system for the iPhone and iPad. This month, a YouTube video helped demonstrate several features.
YouTube offers a range of videos exploring new products and operating systems.
Mac High Sierra
The Mac OS High Sierra was covered in the second hour. TechTalk America does a good job explaining the changes. Here is a video to get you started.
We discussed the need to make you have a backup of your hard drive as well as the need to wait until the second or third update to upgrade. The upgrade is free from the App Store. Check the list of new features to see if you want to upgrade right away.
New Meeting Schedule
There is a real need for ongoing help for beginner and new iPad and iPhone users. We will offer a Question and Answer session every other month instead of a formal program. The November 16 meeting will be a Q & A session. If you have been reluctant to attend meetings because the content seems over your head, the Q & A will be just right for you. We are a User Group so that means we help each other.
There will be no meeting in December.
The new iOS 11 for the iPhone and iPad became available on September 19. The PDF covers information that was discussed at the September 21 meeting.
The Mac OS portion of the meeting discussed what you need to do and decide before upgrading to High Sierra since the software will no be available until September 25. I am not going to upgrade yet. I discovered that many apps that I use frequently will not work with the new 64-bit computer architecture. For example, I will need to find out if my Fujitsu scanner will work and I need to decide about Microsoft Office 2011 which will not work.
The meeting covers more what to do before upgrading rather than a discussion of all the new features. I discovered Roaring Apps website that allows you to search for Apps to see if the application is compatible with High Sierra.
There will be no meetings in July and August. Join us again September 21, 2017.