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March Meeting - March 9th, 2018.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.

Jim Dalrymple

HomePod, Apple's latest hardware introduction will be featured at our March meeting. Are you planning on buying one, or do you already own one? Are you a subscriber to Apple Music? Have you got questions about either HomePod or Apple Music? We're honored to have as our March guest speaker, "renowned industry veteran and expert, Jim Dalrymple," a guy who knows all about both of them (HomePod and Apple Music).

Jim Dalrymple is the founder and editor in chief of The Loop a website providing … comprehensive and insightful news, editorial, and commentary on iPhone, iPod, Macintosh, associated third-party software and accessories, Apple itself, and industry trends in which it is involved.

Jim has been following Apple and its products for the last 17 years, first as one of the original members of MacCentral, then at Macworld. He held several positions at Macworld over the 10 years, including his final job as Editor at Large, before leaving in May 2009. Jim's work has been in many publications including Macworld, PC World, Computerworld, Macworld UK and many others. He's also appeared as an expert on several television stations including CNN, Fox, CBS and ABC. He continues to do radio show interviews, both Internet-based like Your Mac Life and MacNotables and traditional radio.

Jim has been a guitar player for 20 years and records music on his Mac using GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Line 6, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, ToonTrack, FXPansion and a host of other applications.

Before Jim joins us by Skype, we'll hold our Q&A session. Following that, Jim takes the stage to entertain and inform on all things HomePod and Apple Music. Announcements and our monthly raffle close out the general meeting. To wind up the evening the AppSIG will meet at the front of the room. Bring your favorite app to show off or your questions for our app pros.

Our March meeting is going to be an exciting and information filled evening, so mark your calendar and be sure to come ready to learn. See you then!

Your first meeting is FREE. Annual individual membership is $48.00, which covers all immediate members of your family & gives you access to our monthly electronic newsletter and member-only bulletin board and valuable discounts only available to Macintosh User Group members. Membership applications are available at the check-in desk.

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NYIT - Old Westbury Campus
Northern Boulevard & Valentines Lane
Auditorium of the Harry J. Schure Hall

June 2013's Dave Marra presentation, as always, covered a lot of information. Click HERE for links to resourses mentioned during that meeting.
A PDF version of Bradley's first three Mac 101 handouts can be downloaded here: Finder and TextEdit and Preview and the
Mail. His Mountain Lion System Preferences handout is here and the ML apps handout/notes are also available. If you have any questions, use the
LIMac bulletin board, or the LIMac Facebook group page, or the next month's Q&A session.
A PDF version of Barbara Mehlman's August 2009 slideshow presentation is available for download here.
A PDF version of Victor Susman's April 2013 presentation on MOOCs can be downloaded here.
You’re Invited to the MacBasics SIG
In order to meet the needs of a wider range of members and not put off those with more than beginning skills, we’ve changed not only the name from Beginner SIG, but also the focus of our SIG. We will still cover applications like AppleWorks and simple procedures like setting up your first Mac, file systems and using utilities, but we’ve also matured, as much of Apple’s software and hardware has. So come on down. We'll be where we’ve always been, doing what we’ve always done, but with a new slant and a new name. The MacBasics SIG is led by Geoff Broadhurst and Rick Matteson. The SIG meeting is broken into two sessions. The first is from 7:00 to 7:30PM, during which we will have our own basic level question and answer session. We’ll break for the featured presentation and raffle and come back for the main portion of our SIG meeting from 8:30 to 10 o’clock. Of course before our MacBasics main demonstration we'll have our own novice Q&A session across the hall, while Bradley's dealing with the more complicated problems in the main room.

As always come with questions. The MacBasics SIG is not just for beginners, but we do discuss aspects of the Mac that may sometimes be overlooked. There will be a MacBasics SIG meeting this month. The topic has not been announced.


The App SIG, is the latest SIG from LIMac. It's a peer-to-peer group where members share their knowledge and experience with the
operating system iOS 7 and their favorite apps for their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

While the AppleTV does run iOS, it doesn't run
user apps. Nevertheless, it can play an important role in the mobile OS realm with streaming video and photos and screen mirroring.
Lets help each other here. There will be no App SIG meeting this month.


Apple’s 2nd New York City area flagship store opened in Manhattan at 767 Fifth Ave. at E 59th Street.
Read about this site’s storied past. Also check out photos from our local Smith Haven Mall Apple Store Grand Opening.

Board meetings schedule The executive board meetings of LIMac are open to any interested member to attend in a non-voting manner.
There are no secrets here. There is an updated picture for the 2007 board.

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