Are you within traveling distance of Oregon, or more specifically our beautiful state park, Silver Falls (just east of the state capital, Salem)?
If so, you should not miss one of the best Oregon/MUG created events ever — PMUG’s (@pdxmug) MacCamp, coming up later this month, Oct. 18-20. Sign up fast for this “worth every penny” 3-day weekend MUG event (not a MUG member? Join PMUG or Omug; now you qualify).
Get the PDF application and class descriptions here:
MacCamp is PMUG’s traditional blend of the Great NW and Oregon foresty outdoors, waterfalls, hike and bike trails, cabins, all your delicious meals cooked and waiting, Apple or tech related classes, a Gamers dedicated cabin, and best of all your MUG buddies from near or afar (or anew).
The classes offered on Saturday and Sunday to choose from (you can usually attend 2 classes each day) will cover these topics:
iWorks in iCloud, Mac OS 10.9 “Mavericks”, iOS 7, Lightroom (photo editor/library software), Choosing Your Next Computer, TBA.
After a long sabbatical, we are back.
We trust most of you have survived in the tech and Apple world, and primarily the MUG or Apple Users Groups world, without us during this period. However, our absence was only online — we’ve been keeping up to date and fresh with all the Apple and user groups advances. Our mission remains the same. It feels good to be back.
We hope you have been keeping in touch during our online absence, and will continue to keep in touch, via our Twitter feed. Follow along: @Omug
Wednesday, Sept. 19 was a busy Apple day, indeed, as the eagerly awaited iOS 6 update (free) for Apple mobile device users was available for download. Surprisingly, 10.8.2 update for Mountain Lion Mac users also appeared on Apple’s Support Downloads page, too.
A first for us was doing the iOS update over wi-fi only, untethered from our Mac and the iTunes app. The download went faster than expected, and the install smooth, too. Sweet.
With Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion now purring smoothly into version 10.8.1 (and 10.8.2 coming soon), the next big event for Apple will come next month with the highly anticipated iPhone 5 and iOS 6. We will get a chance to catch our breath before the iPad mini (best guess name) surfaces in October.
Following Apple’s home court victory over Samsung in court recently, Apple fans and Apple can now concentrate on products rather than paperwork.
Omug has selected John Clark of AshMUG as the recipient of this year’s donated Open Source Convention (OSCON) full pass to OSCON 2012, July 16-20, at the Portland Convention Center, Portland, Oregon.
OSCON, is the premiere Open Source event on the globe, a code-heaven for programmers or those who want to foster open source resources and tools. OSCON is one of O’Reilly Media‘s flagship annual events, and features a wide range of classes, topics, keynotes, instruction and more for attendees. Pass recipients are required to write a post-OSCON event story (in any form) and provide photos and/or video (whenever possible) to share with our MUG community via the Omug web site. Tweeting (optional) from the event is encouraged, too.
Omug once again thanks O’Reilly and OSCON for supporting Oregon MUGs in this manner. We are proud to have OSCON in Oregon once again.
Even after giving MobileMe members a year’s notice of the end of its MM service (June 30, 2012), Apple graciously kept a “back door” open to MM members who have not fully migrated their key data off their iDisk storage beyond the June 30 deadline.
We highly recommend those MM users to download any critical data from their iDisk ASAP, as this extra time is limited according to Apple (a specific date not given).
Omug will hold a 1-hour “TwitterFuneral” online for the end of Apple’s MobileMe service tonight, Saturday, June 30 (the switch will be thrown OFF at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, according to Apple).
Our TwitterFuneral “service” — primarily for Apple User Group members and certainly MobileMe members — will be from 8:30 p.m. Pacific/11:30 ET (we chose this time slot to better accommodate folk on both coasts).
Our TwitterFuneral service will be an open-air “adieu” and farewell to MobileMe where members can voice their memories (or good riddance) in this Twitter feed. Misery or celebration loves company. If you were there for the sad end to eWorld in 1996 this will be familiar ground for you (as in 6-feet under). We may even help those truly waited-until-the-last-second MM-to-iCloud converters with an answer or two, if possible. We hope this will be a fun-packed and at the same time semi-sad hour. Black attire not necessary. Tissue paper (or confetti) will be provided.
By the way, you can dump these 2 apps from your Apple iOS devices on July 1 (or soon thereafter — Apple has graciously extended access to iDisk storage for a limited time to allow those who still need to download critical data, see post above — upon complete move to iCloud); they are now toast:
After the TwitterFuneral and the dawn of tomorrow, we’ll see you in the iClouds.