Mac Dayz 2010 Wrap Up

Just want to thank everyone that helped make Mac Dayz 2010 possible. We had some wonderful sessions and guests.

Cali Lewis at SMU

Cali Lewis gave a great insight into what it takes to produce a daily podcast show. Her tips for those just starting out were priceless. I heard from a faculty member attending that it was nice to has someone reinforce the concepts that he had been stressing all semester. One student commented on his blog:

“The event was really informative and helpful, with a great host to pull it all together. I feel like the advice she gave really helped show how video podcast can be started and how to manage them effectively. I am looking forward to seeing if anyone in the crowd was inspired and what comes from this.”

After the “Developing iPhone Apps with Steve Hayman” session, I felt like I could easily produce a iPhone App. In fact, I attended the repeat session with my laptop in hand and successfully made the web app that accessed the Apple Trailers site, but failed miserably when building the SMU app after I missed a step. That’s Steve Hayman’s gift; He makes it look so easy.

Cali Lewis at SMUCongrats to the winners at the Late Night @ Computer Corner. Dean Elazab was the lucky winner of the Apple iPad.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the event.
- Ian

Mac Lava Lamp
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SMMUG Meeting

We’re having our next SMMUG meeting this Monday, April 5, from 4pm-5pm in Hughes-Trigg Portico CD. Come out to see Apple’s new iPad and finalize plans for Relay for Life. Hope to see you all there! Have a great weekend!

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Let Them Eat Cake

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This Thursday, April 1st, is Apple’s Birthday!!!

Please join SMMUG at the SMU Computer Corner for cake from 11am to 1pm to celebrate.

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Could the rumored Apple Tablet be a Student’s new textbook?

With all the rumors of an Apple branded tablet device, some textbook publishers have produced a demo video of how they would like to use the device. The video is created by Coursesmart, a joint venture of five textbook publishers and the makers of the “eTextbooks for the iPhone” App [iTunes link], and demonstrates how students might use tablet-based textbooks. Of course, as no one has seen the Apple Tablet, everything is based on Coursesmart’s renderings and not any specific applications being developed with Apple.

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SMMUG Meeting

Hey everyone! Just a reminder that our next meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY, December 2, at 4 pm. We’re going to be on the 3rd floor of Hughes-Trigg in Porticos BCD again.
Come ready to discuss ideas for Mac Day, hear the latest news surrounding Apple, and enjoy free pizza and drinks. See ya there!

Jonathan Landon
SMMUG President 2009-2010

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SMMUG Meeting 10/28

Just a friendly reminder that the next SMMUG Meeting is THIS Wednesday!
October 28,@4pm
Portico BCD, 3rd floor of Hughes-Trigg!

We hope to see y’all there!

In other news, SMMUG has a table at the Technology Fair that’s on Friday (October 30) from 11am-3pm. We need volunteers and if you could help us out by signing up for one of the 30 min. time slots. We really want to have a strong presence and it would be awesome if everyone who could pitched in a little!

Also, sign up for the Mustang Mile Competition! Click the link for more details! http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikeplus/en_US/plus/
#//challenges/detail/873949641/

Apply to be the next Apple Campus Representative! Email msiems@smu.edu for more information or check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=287527780383&ref=ts

Have an epic Halloween (be safe) and get pumped for Homecoming! :D

~Amanda Oldham
SMMUG President 2009-2010

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SMMUG Logo & T-Shirt Design Contest DEADLINE EXTENDED

Great News!

The deadline for the SMMUG Logo & T-Shirt Design Contest has been extend to October 31, 2009! Keep those great designs coming!

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SMMUG Logo & T-Shirt Design Contest

The Contest

We are looking for a new logo for our Mac User Group. We want to see it on our website, on our t-shirts, and on our banner. We need your help. Make your logo your own, which means not including the Apple logo or Apple trademarked images.

Pretty straight forward.

The logo can be on any doc size, and can be submitted as an EPS, AI, JPEG, PDF, or PSD.

The t-shirt design must be as an EPS or Adobe Illustrator (AI) file. You can draw the front and back of a t-shirt to get the idea of how it will look.

The banner should be in the dimensions of 4×12 and able to scale up to 2ft by 6ft. Can be submitted as an EPS, AI, JPEG, PDF, or PSD.

The Prizes

We have a iTunes Gift Card for each category: Logo, T-Shirt, Banner. Yes, you can win in multiple categories.

The Deadline

The contest ends October 22, 2009! Deadline now extended to October 31, 2009!

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SMMUG Meeting 09/30

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Portico BCD – Hughes-Triggs

Our agenda includes introducing this year’s officers, discussing the Logo/Banner/T-Shirt designing contest as well as brainstorming ideas for this year’s Mac Day. We hope to see everyone there. :)

PS. As always, there will be FREE PIZZA and DRINKS!

RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141082204957

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SMU Mac User Group [SMMUG] Meeting

Join SMMUG for FREE PIZZA at our FIRST MEETING of the year on Thursday, SEPTEMBER 3 at 4pm in Portico B in Hughes-Trigg to discuss events for this year!

We will be getting a demo of Snow Leopard and selecting new officers. This is a great way to get involved on campus!

Also, the SMU Computer Corner has donated a copy of Snow Leopard Upgrade to be given away to some lucky attendee!

RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134047131313

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