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Our Next Online Meeting is Wednesday 30th September at 7.30pm

An inside look at www.appleinsider.com

Since 1997 AppleInsider has served as the most up-to-date and reliable source for Apple-related news, rumours, analysis, reviews and more. At our September meeting we will be joined by Appleinsider's editor, Mike Wuerthele (live from Washington, DC) and writer William Gallagher (from his office in London). This is a unique opportunity to learn more about this indispensable website.

 But this won’t be like a usual Suffolk Mac User Group presentation. Mike and William want to trade. They're looking for how we use Macs and iOS, what's good and bad about them for us, and what AppleInsider may be able to do to help. In exchange, they will give us the detail of what makes an AppleInsider story and what does not, plus – as far as they can – how they research articles and news. They will also share an informed view of where Apple is going and just what Apple Silicon will mean for all of us.

FUTURE PROGRAMME

Our meeting content is always subject to change if, for example, Apple surprise us with new technology at any point. But our future plans include:

28 October & 4 November 2020 - Old Photo Restoration using Affinity Photo - two-part class with Mike Kwasniak

25 November & 2 December 2020 - How to get the most (and best) from Social Media - Special guest, Helena Quarmby.

27 January 2021 - Creating the local NHS tribute music video that went viral (inc on the BBC!) - Dan Oaten

24 February 2021 - Take Control Books - Joe Kissell

31 March 2021 -  Astrophotography - Martin Richmond-Hardy

28 April 2021 - Creating a document using Affinity Publisher - Simon Parnell

26 May 2021 -  iCloud - Mark Elliss

30 June 2021 - Creating books using plugins in the newly designed Photos app - Mike Kwasniak

28 July 2021 - WWDC Innovations and updates to Mac OS and iOS - Brad Clark 

If you'd like to have a look at our archives of past meetings, they're just a click away ....

How to get to a Suffolk Mac User Group meeting

We meet every other month on Wednesday evenings - from 7.30pm to 10pm - in the comfortable surroundings of Rushmere Village Hall, very close to Ipswich. 

 Access to the hall’s car park is from Humber Doucy Lane in Ipswich. Head towards Rushmere from the Rushmere Road roundabout on Colchester Road. A quarter mile or so up the road, at the mini roundabout, turn left in to Humber Doucy Lane. The first building you will see on the right is the Rushmere Community Centre (it has a bus stop right outside it) which is immediately followed by the drive leading to the Village Hall.

 If you’re using sat nav, the hall’s post code is IP4 3PD, which will get you to within 200 yards of the building.

Come and see for yourself - you’re assured of a very warm welcome.