Travel Tips with an iPhone and iPad

May notice

Ann MacKay will share the apps she used on her iPhone and iPad while traveling for 26 days that included a Trans-Atlantic Cruise.


Help with Hope April 20

Hope Tillman

Hope Tillman is an expert iOS user so bring your questions and problems to the April 20 meeting. The iPad and iPhone users meet at 1:00 p.m. in Charlestown Square Classroom 116.

Hope will stay at 2:00 p.m. to help people with the MyErickson app. Hope is the webmaster for the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists and the assistant webmaster for our own You will also see her at the Genealogy Club meetings which she started with her husband, Walt Howe.

Favorite Apps Program Notes

Marie Skane demonstrated how to explore the Apple App Store using categories, featured, and search. She also explained how to download apps as well as the difference between free apps and in-app purchases. Larry Skane demonstrated some of his favorite apps. Other users showed some of their favorites. The names and icons are listed below. Look for the icon as many apps have the same name. If it is a paid app, the price is indicated.

Marie also showed how to add a web page to the iPad or iPhone screen so it acts like an app. She described CHART (Coordinated Highways Action Response Team) that has traffic cameras, lane closures, and weather information. Marie brought up the feed from the traffic camera on I-695 near Wilkins to show how the traffic was flowing. One Look Dictionary was another web page that works on the home screen.


Favorite Apps – March 16

march favorite apps

Larry and Marie Skane will share their favorite apps and ask other members to do the same. The Apple CHUG will celebrate their 4th anniversary as a club at Charlestown.

Program Notes Writing Apps

Writing apps title

Six writing and notetaking applications for iPads and iPhone were covered in the February meeting. The slides that were used can be viewed as a PDF or click on the image. The links are active for the tutorials for each application. A description and features of each are included in the presenter notes.

February 16 Program

CHUG meeting

Program notes for January 19

iPad/iPhone Basics

The iPad/iPhone program covered iPad basics and refreshers. A PDF of the training I used is available at iPad Basics and Refresher Training.

The PDF is a teacher’s resource from the St. Paul School System in Minnesota. The first six pages of the thirteen pages were covered during the meeting.

Preview Features for MacOS

The second hour reviewed the features of Preview, the Apple app for image and text reading. The following links detailing a series of articles that are now available as a book were used as the basis for the program.  The articles were posted on Tidbits, a top rated site for Apple news. They are as follows:

February 25, 2016 – The Power of Preview: Pulling Files into Preview

March 13, 2016 – The Power of Preview: Viewing Images and PDFs

March 18, 2016 – The Power of Preview: Cropping and Resizing Images

April 2, 2016 – The Power of Preview: Annotating Documents and Images

April 25, 2016 – The Power of Preview: Advanced Editing Techniques

May 18, 2016 – The Power of Preview: Converting Images and Exporting PDFs