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December 2018:
Coming Soon

November 2018: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
The new Adobe Lightroom
Brad Smith: Share content with AirDrop
David Turk: There is a website for that!
Susan Jensen: Mac keyboard shortcuts (3)
Dick Johnson: The Finder Window
Greg Davies: October Raffle News
Judy Young: Notes from October Main Presentation
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for November
Alan Rogers: Time Machine Tips
Pam Doughty: User Guides for iWork
ShortCuts to Deleting Files — macOS
Obtain MORE from your AUSOM Membership
Update to iOS 12.0.1
Try One Thing — One, Two, Three and Four — iOS 12

October 2018: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Brad Smith: YouTube – Apple Support
My Rose — macOS
Lynda Loves You!
David Turk: AFTER Updating an App
Further … Don’t Belong
What does a SSD look like?
Defect in small number of iPhone 8 devices
Australian Computer Museum Society
Dick Johnson: iPad Magic 77
Greg Davies: September Raffle News
#try1thing and Be Connected
Seniors Festival Activities 2018
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #129 – Access your Mac Desktop, quickly
Judy Young: Notes from September Main Presentation
Malcolm Park: Steve Jobs and his daughter
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for October
Kevin Poulter: Photographing in Low Light
Peter Hunter Team Viewer — macOS
Neville Owen: Office Keyboard Shortcuts — macOS
Pam Doughty: Files app — iOS 11
Using Neville’s Article…
A Digital Photobook — Keynote — macOS
Apple Buy Back
Help, Please — Update to iOS 12 — iOS
Various:Disk or disc
Susan Jensen: Privileged
How to back up an iOS device to your computer
Mac keyboard shortcuts (2)
How to back up your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad to the cloud

September 2018: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Brad Smith: From Capturing & Editing Your Image and Beyond with Apple’s “Photos”
David Turk: DON’T Belong…
Dick Johnson: Preview
Greg Davies: August Raffle News
Seniors Festival Activities 2018
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #129 – Access your Mac Desktop, quickly
Judy Young: Notes from August Main Presentation
Julie Ackland: Setting your Apple Payment method to ‘None’
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for September
Kevin Poulter: Photographing in Low Light
Neil Shelley: Letter to the Editor – Further using Camera on your iPhone
Neville Owen: Time Machine part 3 — A full TM Restore
Pam Doughty: AUSOM Articles re-published
Autocorrect — macOS
Correction – AUSOM News, August 2018
Glyph Variants …
Help with Photos — macOS
Help, Please — Keynote — macOS
Keynote Document with Audio or Movies — macOS
Obtain MORE from your AUSOM Membership – AUSOM Help Desk
Screenshot – macOS
Susan Jensen: AUSOM Competitions 2018
Disk or disc, which should I use?
Mac keyboard shortcuts
Terry Allen: Notes From the Treasurer

August 2018: Download PDF here

Barry Fredrickson: Letter to the Editor
Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Brad Smith: Fonts—Good and Bad – Plain and Fancy – macOS
Printing in the 1960s
Chris McQuillen: Shared from Apple News
Dick Johnson: Backups – Again!
Greg Davies: July Raffle News
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #128: Open media files with QuickTime
Judy Young: Notes from July Main Presentation
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available at any time
Photo Ops available for August
Kevin Poulter: Preparing a Photoshop file for a Printing Press
Monty Maizles: Fonts from the Past
Neville Owen: Time Machine part 2 — Restore your Files
Pam Doughty: Did you Know …
For iOS Beginners — iOS 11
Help, Please — Numbers — iCloud
Obtain MORE from your AUSOM Membership: Obtaining Help & SIG Notes
Quick Tip — iOS 11 (Times 3): In-App Ratings; Locating images in Messages;
Cross-hairs help photograph a piece of paper
Sudoku 12
Watermark — mac OS
Word Count—Pages — macOS
Peter Emery: August Crossword
Peter Mackinlay: Still Making Trouble!
Susan Jensen: AUSOM Competitions 2018

July 2018: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Brad Smith: Getting the most out of Photos — mac OS
Chris McQuillen: Shared from Apple News
David Turk: Additional Photo Opp
Dick Johnson: The iPhone Chronicles – 50 – Uber
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #127 – Mac and Wireless keyboard
Judy Young: Notes from June Main Presentation
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for July
Neville Owen: Time Machine part 1 Setup and options
Pam Doughty: Siri and AssistiveTouch — iOS 11
Dispose of eWaste
Quick Tip — iOS 11 – Forward a Message
Quick Tip — Photography — iOS 11
Change Case — Pages — macOS and iOS 11
Help, Please — macOS – Show Preview: Finder
Peter Emery: Camera Roll?
Susan Jensen: June and July Raffle News
Stickies to Notes — macOS
AUSOM Photography and Writing Comps.

June 2018: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham:: digital-photography@ausom.net.au: The Rabbit Burrow
Snapseed Super Secrets — iOS
Brad Smith: Calling ALL Members
Take Better Photos
David Turk:: Eulogy for Dr Harry Wright
Letter to the Editor
The iPhone Chronicles – 49
A Visitor at the AGM
Ivan Radywonik:: Cozzak’s Tip #126 Documents and Desktop folders in iCloud
Keith Bishop:: Photo Opportunities: June 2018
Photo Ops available for June
Kevin Poulter:: Difficult scans — macOS
Neil Shelley:: Field Guide to Victorian Fauna
Pam Doughty:: Help, Please — Quick access to Contacts — macOS
BEFORE you Dispose of eWaste
Deleting a Page — Pages — macOS
Folders within Folders using Notes (iOS 9)
Hyperlinks – Pages – macOS
Quick Tip – macOS
Slide Over/Split Screen
What does Google know about you?
Robert Reardon:: Convert handwriting to Text — iOS
Susan Jensen:: May Raffle

May 2018: Download PDF here

AUSOM Committee: Financial Reports
Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow – Adobe Spark
Why Flickr?
David Turk: Great new App for nature lovers
Siri or Google Assist —- iOS
Dick Johnson: Mail Merge in Word
George Engel: Desert Golfing
Greg Davies: Results of April Monthly Raffle
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #125 – Control Centre iOS
John Sullivan: President’s Report
Judy Young: Notes from April Main Presentation – the AUSOM website
Julie Ackland: App Tap — iOS
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for May and June
Pam Doughty: Dispose of eWaste
Finger Print ID – iOS11
Listen to AUSOM News
Quick Tip— iOS11
The Apple Teacher Program
Uses for the fn-key
Help Please — Move through Photos – iOS
Rick Ortiz: User Group Stories: AUSOM

April 2018: Download PDF here

Alan Brown: Credit card number in Excel
Author, Ivor Pinkie: 3D Identification
Barry Fredrickson: Apple Support Options
Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Chris McQuillen: Finder Window — macOS
Safari’s secret page-reload options—iOS
David Turk: Flying Toasters
Dick Johnson: The iPhone Chronicles – 48 – Did you know?
Greg Davies: Results of March Monthly Raffle
Isabel Collins: Disabling Pinterest
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #124 – Duplicate a File or Folder
Jan Dods: Time Out
Judy Young: Notes from March Main Presentation
Julie Ackland: App Tap — iOS
Keith Bishop: A Missed Photo Op
Photo Ops available for April
Pam Doughty: Dispose of eWaste
Grammarly
Help, Please – using tabs in keynote
Quick Tip — macOS or iOS – combine shapes in Pages
Quick Tip— iOS11 – drafts in Mail
Set up Split View on the iPad—iOS11

March 2018: Download PDF here

Bill Ellemor: An email from Nigeria
Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Dick Johnson: iPad Magic – 76 – Airbnb
Greg Davies: February Monthly Raffle
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #123 – macOS – Apple Mail now has Split View
Judy Young: Notes from February Main Presentation — is it OK to click this?
Julie Ackland: App Tap — iOS
AUSOM Main Meeting—TimeTable
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for March
Pam Doughty: Accessability (AssistiveTouch) – iOS11
Close Browser Tabs —Safari — iOS
Crop a Photograph – Photos — macOS
Gladys, Slide Over and Multiple Photos—iOS
Help, Please — iOS – Screen recording
How to ‘Get Info’ on Your iCloud Devices
iOS11 — Useful New Feature – Immendiately edit a screenshot
Making Better Use of YOUR website
Photo from Portrait to Landscape iPad—iOS11
Photos and Albums — iOS
Quick Tip — macOS – Copy pathname
Quick Tip—macOS – shortcut to Preferences
Quickly locate a Draft message Mail — iOS
Remove Backup files for Obsolete Devices — macOS
Save as PDF — Two options — iOS
Ron Webster: FirstClass
Susan Jensen: The Joy of Volunteering

Feb 2018: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Which browser should I be using?
Chris McQuillen: Drag & Drop on iOS
The new Text Zoom widget
Cynthia Langley: A Sleuth and an iPhone
Dick Johnson:  What is Wi-Fi
Doug Rutter: Website Password Reset Emails – Caution
Graham Woolley: An iPhone for Christmas
Two or More Apple IDs
Greg Davies: Meet AUSOM Inc.
Notes for ‘Meet AUSOM Inc.’
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #122: Replacement iPhone batteries
Judy Young: December Main Presentation Notes
Julie Ackland: App Tap:
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for Feb.
Kevin Poulter: Web browsing without clutter or dubious ads
Lyndon Webb: Those Mysterious Missing Files
Susan Jensen: Extend Mobile Phone Ring
Pam Doughty: Beginner Tips 01-05
Coding
Contextual Menus
Control Centre Icons
Control iPad Screen ‘Brightness’
Delete ONLY Browsing History Safari Mac
Help, Please: Enlarging screen display during presentationa
Keyboard Shortcuts
Random Discoveries — TextEdit (Mac)
Sidebar not showing in Photos (Mac)

Dec 2017: Download PDF here

Alan Brown: Looking forward
Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Brad Smith: Behold! The Long Awaited Day Arrives!
Waiting & waiting & waiting for the iPhone X
Dick Johnson: iPad Magic – 75: iOS 11
Isabel Collins: Christmas Ramble
The Upgrade — Part 5
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #121: Consider other web browsers
Cozzak’s Corner #22: Top 10 Finder Tips
Judy Young: Notes from November Main Presentation
Julie Ackland : App Tap
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for December
Monty Maizels: App — uzzlement
Solution to app-uzzlement
Peter Emery: November Crossword Solution
Susan Jensen: Third Prize: AUSOM Major Raffle
Pam Doughty: Ask Siri
At iWork SIG Nov. 2017…
At Mornington Group…
Help, Please: Pages and Text Wrap
Mail Quick Tip
Predictive text on most Macs!
Rename files or folders while saving
Santa’s Lil Helper
Summarize service on MacOS
Tables in Notes

Nov 2017: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Using the Superimpose app on your phone or tablet
Brad Smith: A Comparison of 3 Cameras …
What is Google Home?
macOS High Sierra should I upgrade?
Dick Johnson: Aliases & Filing
Isabel Collins: The Upgrade — Part 4
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #120: EQ settings on an iOS device
Judy Young: October Main Presentation Notes
Julie Ackland: App Tap:
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for Nov.
Photo Ops almost ANY time
Garry Barker: A misspent youth continuing (so far)
Stephen Withers: Suspect links within AUSOM emails
Susan Jensen: Saving space on the drive
Second Prize: AUSOM Major Raffle
Pam Doughty: Using Tags – macOS and NOW on iOS
Check the balance credited to your Apple ID
Selecting Items – macOS
Help, Please

Oct 2017: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Doing Less With More…
Brad Smith: Help a Buddy by Sharing his Screen
Don Patrick: Irvue
Susan Jensen: iTunes Visualiser
Dick Johnson: To OCR or not to OCR
Peter Emery: Download YouTube Videos to iOS devices
Isabel Collins: The Upgrade – Part 3
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #119: Finding Items on your Mac
Judy Young: Sept. Main Presentation Notes
Julie Ackland: App Tap
Chris McQuillen: Pictatext
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for Oct
Pam Doughty: First Impressions – iOS11
Hints from R&O Meeting in September
New Shapes available in iWork
Three ways of Finding Document
Podcasts
Saving Articles from AUSOM News, Meetings etc
Help Please

Sept 2017: Download PDF here

Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow
Photoshop Tips
Brad Smith: Need more space on your MacBook?
Links to find Free Graphics
Alan Brown: Working with Shapes
Dick Johnson: ChronoSync
Chris McQuillen: Silly Quizzes
Isabel Collins: The Upgrade – Part 2
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #118: Remove posts from FirstClass
Judy Young: August Main Presentation Notes
Julie Ackland: App Tap
Ngaire Denne: Creating a PhotoBook
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for Sept.
Pam Doughty: Siri can be useful
Reader View in Safari
100 years vs 2 mins
Why use Reader View
Type or Paste Text INTO a Shape
Siri MAY save your life
Podcasts
Help Please

August 2017: Download PDF here

Chris McQuillen: Additional News about Security
Bill Ellemor: The File Resolution See-Saw
Bill Oldham: The Rabbit Burrow: Improve the Composition of your Photos
Dick Johnson: The New Mail Merge
Isabel Collins: The Upgrade — Part 1
Ivan Radywonik: Cozzak’s Tip #117: iOS eMail Signature
Cozzak’s Corner #13: eBay
Judy Young: Notes from July Main Presentation: Security
Dear Scammers
Julie Ackland: App Tap
iOS 11 and Passcodes
Keith Bishop: Photo Ops available for August
Photo Ops from August 2016
Pam Doughty: Spotlight and Folders
Pages and Mail using an iPad
AUSOM News Index
Live Photo – Many Questions answered
Possible Article for AUSOM News: Podcasts
Add an Image to Folders – Photos on your Mac
Suspect Links within Safari or eMails
Help, Please: Missing App Store Icon

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Thu 21 March 2019
AUSOM Mornington Group

Session 1 (6:30 – 7:20pm) Apple’s Swift Playgrounds on the iPad; and
How to record screen contents on your device or Mac
Refreshment break 7:20 – 7:40
Session 2 (7:40 – 8:30 pm):
Small Groups: Hands-0n for iPad and macs


Sat 6 April 2019
AUSOM Main Meeting

Main Presentation at 11am
Elise Lonsdale: Disability & Assistive Technology Demystified


Wed 10 April 2019
AUSOM Retirees and Others at Balwyn

Session 1 (10 – 10.50am approx):
Morning tea break 10:50 – 11:10
Session 2 (11:10 – 12 noon):


Tue 16 April 2019
"Everything Apple" at Melbourne PC User Group

Questions and discussion around macOS, iOS and anything else related to Apple products
There will be a 10 min tea break halfway through and time for questions at the end.


Tue 16 April 2019
AUSOM Committee Meeting

The next meeting of AUSOM Committee will be held
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Items received after that date will be considered at the following monthly Committee meeting.

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