Mac Utilities

As mentioned at the meeting, here is the link to a rundown of all the built-in Mac utilities: The Definitive A-X Guide to Your Mac Utilities Folder

Enjoy!

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April SMMUG Meeting

Hey everyone,

Our next meeting is this Wednesday, April 6th in Hughes-Trigg Atrium AB from 3:00-4:00pm. Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • iPad 2
  • New/Noteworthy Mac apps
  • Utilities on the Mac

Hope to see you there!

Jonathan Landon
SMMUG President 2010-2011

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Final Draft iPad App Coming Spring 2011

Final Draft iPad App
Final Draft, the company behind the popular screen writing tool of the same name, has announce that their flagship product is coming to your favorite tablet device. This spring, the Final Draft iPad App will allow you to edit your Final Draft version 8 FDX files on the go. In addition, you will be able to migrate your script from the desktop to the iPad and back again.

Final Draft advises users to sign up for their monthly newsletter or “Like” them on Facebook to stay informed about the iPad app release.

This combined with DSLR Slate, pCAM Film+Digital Calculator (which director Wes Craven was recommending “Seriously, this iPhone app is a must have for every filmmaker”), and ProPrompter (if you need help prompting your actors) will turn your iPad in to one serious mobile film setup.

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Leaders in Mobility

Leaders-in-Mobility.jpgMobile technology is changing the educational Landscape. Come see how Apple is leading the world in mobility products for education. From the best-in-class MacBooks to the pocket-sized iPod & iPhone Leaders in Mobility with over 300,000 apps, this event will highlight Apples exciting mobility products and provide specific examples of how they are being used for teaching and learning. Learn more about iTunes U Mobile technology is changing the educational Landscape. Come see how Apple is leading the world in mobility products for education. From the best-in-class MacBooks to the and how you can access free lectures, videos, readings, and podcasts pocket-sized iPod & iPhone with over 300,000 apps, this event will highlight Apples exciting mobility products and provide specific examples of how they are being used for teaching directly from your computer or iOS device. Find out what other and learning. Learn more about iTunes U and how you can access free lectures, videos, readings, and podcasts directly from your computer or iOS device. Find out what other schools are doing with iPad and discover what new features are schools are doing with iPad and discover what new features are included in the new release of iOS 4.2 included in the new release of iOS 4.2

Please join us for this event!

Time & Location:

DATE: Dec. 6
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hughes-Trigg Forum

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DIRECTIONS

For parking and directions, please visit http://smu.edu/htrigg/contact/

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November SMMUG meeting

Hey everyone, we’re having our next meeting on Friday, November 12th in Hughes-Trigg Atrium CD from 3:00-4:30pm. Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • Come see and learn about the new MacBook Air
  • iLife ’11 demonstration
  • Basics with Mail and iCal
  • Gestures on the Mac

Also, we will be giving away a copy of iLife ’11!

Hope to see you there.

Jonathan Landon
SMMUG President 2010-2011

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Get back deleted iPhone Voicemails

Sometimes we wish for an undo in the iPhone’s Phone app, mostly when we accidentally delete a voicemail message. You might just be in luck. Next time you you accidentally delete a voicemail message, try this:

  • Open the Voicemail screen in the Phone app.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select Deleted Messages.
  • Select the message you wish to restore and then click Undelete.

Unfortunately, this won’t help you get back those voicemails you left on other’s phones at 2 in the morning.

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The Timeline Returns to iMovie ’11

When Apple decided to reinvent the movie editing interface for iMovie ’08, many traditional editors were quite unhappy with the loss of the timeline. New users of iMovie found working with the new method easy, but it frustrated longtime editors used to seeing a timeline to go along with their video. After 2 major updates, looks like Apple maybe listening.

The online newsletter and Web site TidBITS reveled last week that you can regain the timeline in iMovie ’11. The best part, it’s fairly easy to do. By swapping the Project and Event browsers, you are now able to restore the traditional timeline.

Read all the details and instructions at http://db.tidbits.com/article/11688

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New SMMUG Officers

Congratulations to the new officers of the Mac User Group. Jonathan Landon has been re-elected* as President, with David Meinberg as his Vice President. Tony Rodriguez takes the role of Secretary and Catriona McClowry will keep everything in check as the new Treasurer.

Also if you haven’t already done so. Please add SMMUG in your account on access AND join our Facebook group!

*President Landon moved into the roll after President Oldham resigned last year.

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Mac usage surges amongst University of Virginia freshmen since 2004

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) is reporting that over 40 percent of University of Virginia’s freshmen were using a Mac in 2009.

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According to the University of Virginia’s Information Technology and Communication (ITC), which services the IT needs for most of the campus, 43 percent of first-year students at its residence halls during 2009 were using a Mac.

The figure represents a continuation of a five-year trend that’s seeing increased Mac penetration on the campus amongst first year students. Prior to 2004, Mac usage amongst freshmen hovered between three and four percent (with the exception of 1997). 2004, however, served as a watershed year: share increased by four percentage points.

Read the TUAW posting here.
The data is based on a census of first-year residence halls each fall conducted by the CAs, and can be found here.

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Office for Mac 2011 coming in October

2011_title.jpgMicrosoft has announced that the new Mac version of it’s Office suite will be available this October. Included in the suite are Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac. If you get the Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 or the Office for Mac Academic 2011, you will also get the new Outlook for Mac. Entourage is no more.

The retail version for Office for Mac comes in multiple favors:

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac, and will be available in a single install for $119 and a Family Pack for $149 with three installs for families with more than one Mac in their household.

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac, and will also be available in two editions ??? a single install for $199 (U.S. ERP) and a Multi-Pack for $279 (U.S. ERP) with two installs for a user with two machines. No Family Pack for the Home and Business edition.

Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 includes Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac, Outlook for Mac and Messenger for Mac, will be available in a single install for only $99 (U.S. ERP). This version will be available only at authorized academic stores and Microsoft.

The pricing above is the retail price as campus pricing for SMU Students has not be announced.

For more info, visit www.officeformac.com

For updates about Office for Mac, follow the team on Twitter, @OfficeforMac, and Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/officeformac.

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