Gainesville Area Macintosh Users Group

Next Meeting: May 8, 2014

MacPeople Meeting: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 – 8:30

The next meeting of the MacPeople Gainesville Area Macintosh Users Group will be on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 6:00-8:30 pm in the University of Florida Entomology-Nematology Bldg., room 1031 (building in the woods just east of the Performing Arts Center). Need Directions?

6:00 – 6:50 – Question and Answer An informal Question and Answer session lead by one of our volunteers. Bring your problems questions and with our philosophy of “members helping members” the group will use our collective knowledge to help you find a solution.

6:50 – 7:00 – Announcements and Break Refreshments will be available during the break. As a courtesy to other members, we request the refreshments not be opened until our scheduled break. Please, help yourself to the coffee at anytime.

7:00 – 7:50 – Borrowing Electronic Material From The Library The Alachua County Public Library has a Digital Media collection that allows you to download music from their Freegal collection, ebooks from Overdrive, 3M Cloud and Safari collections, audiobooks from their Overdrive collection, and magazines from their Zinio collection. All you need is your library card and a little knowledge. John Jack from the Alachua County Library District will join us to demonstrate the electronic lending services available at the Alachua County Public Library and how to get started and take your questions. Members are encouraged to bring their Library Cards, iPads or Laptops to the meeting and follow along.

7:50 – 8:00 – Prize Drawing We invite you to participate in our monthly prize drawing. A selection of Apple and/or technology related prizes will be available. Please see the treasurer no later than 15 minutes prior to the drawing to purchase your tickets.

8:00 – 8:30 – Alternative Vacation Accommodations With the summer travel season upon us, Miranda reviews alternatives to traditional hotel loading including popular services like AirBNB. Miranda will discuss how these services work, pros and cons of using these services and important safety tips.