I am starting a FireChat chat group called “TheGoodAppleClub.

The App needs to be downloaded and you have to sign in using your cellphone number or eMail, and I would suggest signing in using an eMail account for more security.

This service can work over WiFi or cellular but can also work if both of these services have been turned off for what ever reason. These services have been turned off by governing bodies for a lot of different reasons.

This service is excellent and also uses what is called Peer-To-Peer networking. It uses WiFi and BlueTooth combined even though you may not have a WiFi connection. It can work over a short distance and each device acts as a receiver and transmitter relaying the signal on to the next device. If enough devices are relaying the signal and one device has Internet connectivity then all devices have Internet access. This service can be used as a relay service way back in the never never land out to the more civilized world of us nerds.

At the moment I would just like to use this service as a means of communication of people liking to understand the iPad and iPhone better by getting a lot of people’s ideas in one place.

Use the chat room #TheGoodAppleClub and you will find me there as goodappleclub with an Apple as my iCon. You can click the Apple and follow me if you wish and after you follow me we could have Private Chats. Private chats are encrypted and there could also be a private group chat as well. All chats in #TheGoodAppleClub are public chats meaning the whole world can see them.

First I would suggest visiting before even downloading this App. I believe you will be very pleased and I hope to see you in our newly formed instance messaging chat group called #TheGoodAppleClub.

Thank you, Roy Frost




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July Photographer at the Waccamaw Library: Ed Robidoux. A month-long exhibition of works based on Ed Robidoux’s preferred style of landscapes and long exposures will showcase images of southern beaches, mountains, flora and fauna, and cultural heritage. Skilled in macro photography – the art of taking detailed, close-up pictures of very small objects like the tendrils of plants – he especially enjoys the challenge of capturing some of life’s lovely, transient moments. Coming from a mechanical-engineering background, and he approaches the craft of photography not only with passion but also through discipline. With considerable experience in camerawork gleaned from studies and achievements dating from the 1970s onward, Robidoux relishes sharing with others the value of good technique. He has been an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) of Coastal Carolina University and for Southern Exposures and Art, teaching mainly Photoshop Creative Cloud and Photoshop Elements, which enable fellow photographers to become more skilled in digital photography, particularly in post-processing, photographic workflows. In October 2015, he founded the Tidelands Photography Club and currently serves as its President. The club’s dual mission is to capture the natural beauty and heritage of our area while promoting amongst its members, through ongoing education and through outings, an improved level of photographic ability. For more information, 

SMS Center

An SMS center (SMSC) is responsible for handling the SMS operations of a wireless network. When an SMS message is sent from a mobile phone, it will reach an SMS center first. The SMS center then forwards the SMS message towards the destination. An SMS message may need to pass through more than one network entity (e.g. SMSC and SMS gateway) before reaching the destination. The main duty of an SMSC is to route SMS messages and regulate the process. If the recipient is unavailable (for example, when the mobile phone is switched off), the SMSC will store the SMS message. It will forward the SMS message when the recipient is available.
Very often an SMSC is dedicated to handle the SMS traffic of one wireless network. A network operator usually manages its own SMSC(s) and locates them inside its wireless network system. However, it is possible for a network operator to use a third-party SMSC that is located outside the wireless network system.
You must know the address of the wireless network operator’s SMSC in order to use SMS messaging with your mobile phone. Typically an SMSC address is an ordinary phone number in the international format. A mobile phone should have a menu option that can be used to configure the SMSC address. Normally, the SMSC address is pre-set in the SIM card by the wireless network operator, which means you do not need to make any changes to it.