Apple User Group Bulletin 

Apple User Group Bulletin – February 16, 2017…………………………………………………………….
On January 6, 2004, the Macintosh was a few days over 20 years old and

Steve Jobs had exciting news: Apple had a new type of software, called

GarageBand, and a new format for the iPod, an iPod Mini with a huge 4GB of

storage. How would we ever fill all that space? With this month’s release

of the newest version of GarageBand, it seems like a great time to watch

its introduction, with John Mayer performing and Steve Jobs explaining the

ways that GarageBand could open a world of possibilities.
This month’s featured “How To” offers a look at how User Group presentations

can take advantage of the new Keynote features introduced in macOS Sierra.

In part two of his series on Keynote, Rick Ortiz, Chair of the Apple User

Group Advisory Board, discusses Collaboration for Keynote, which is a new beta

feature added with the introduction of macOS Sierra and iOS 10.
Interested in a quick presentation for February? Powerful new features are

now available in GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X for all levels of music

makers, from enthusiasts to pros, and the topic could be perfect for a

group meeting. Check out GarageBand for iOS – First Look (L549342A-en_US)

and Logic Pro X – First Look (L549343A-en_US). And, for the students in

your group, Apple, Inc. has a wonderful new offer: Students with the proper

ID can purchase Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and

MainStage 3 for $199 (USD).
Ambassadors: February is a great month to check out ASW!
As always, if you have an idea for a resource, let us know.


– How To: Keynote Collaboration

– Meeting Ideas: GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X

– GarageBand and iPod Mini Introductions: Macworld 2004

– Thank You: Fred Showker and Lynn Wegley for 30 Years of MUG News

– Ongoing Offers for User Group Members:
Special Offer – Disk Drill PRO: 30% Discount

Special Offer – Teams ID, a Password Manager for Teams: 33% Discount

Special Offer – Eltima Software: Up to 60% Off OS X Apps

Special Offer – EverWeb by RAGE Software: 50% Discount

Special Offer – Take Control Books: 30% Discount on all eBooks

Special Offer – Opus ][ Complete Collection: 25% Discount

Special Offer – Joe On Tech Guides: 20% Discount on All Books

Special Offer – AgileBits 1Password 5 and more: 25% Discount

Special Offer – Eltima Software multimedia products: 20% Discount

Special Offer – From the makers of TechTool Pro: 20% Discount

Special Offer – Noteboom Tutorials: 33% Off Annual Memberships

Special Offer – OReilly: 40-50% Discount 

Special Offer – Prosoft Engineering: 25% Off

Special Offer – Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

Special Offer – SlideShark iPad PowerPoint Viewer: Free App plus Offer
– Offers for User Group Leaders: 
Leader Special Offer – Disk Drill Pro Leader Offer

Leader Special Offer – Gumdrop Cases for Review

Leader Special Offer – Nisus Writer Pro: For UG Group Leaders

Leader Special Offer – EverWeb: Free Review and Special Offer

Leader Special Offer – Noteboom Tutorials: Review Offer

Leader Special Offer – Prosoft: MUG Software Review Program

Leader Special Offer – Tropical Software: Free Leader Offer

Leader Special Offer – Camtasia and Snagit for Mac Special Offer
All member offers and codes are on one easy-to-cut-and-paste page for

newsletter editors:

Protected: Vendor Offers with Codes

Password for offers:
11/1/2016 to 5/16/2017 — uggreatbuys
Saundra (Sandy) Foderick, Editor 

Tom Piper, Vendor Coordinator 

Rick Ortiz and Elsa Travisano, Webmasters 

Trish Huffman, Offers Editor
Questions? Comments? Tips for group leaders or members? Send them to



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