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30 May - 5 June 2010
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Hello & Welcome,
Next weeks newsletter will not be sent out until either Saturday or Sunday depending on when I return from a short break.
Tuesday 25 May - Main Meeting - 5.30am - 8.30pm
This month, Matt Fleming, the national sales manager for, is coming to the Sydney PC Users Group to show us the very latest in remote controlling your home or office PC from another PC, your iPhone or other smartphone - and the Apple iPad.
Not only is it your chance to see the Apple iPad in action, days before the official Australian iPad launch, (and this you honestly don't want to miss as the iPad is simply incredible) - but it's also a great chance to see how much LogMeIn has advanced since we last had a presentation from the LogMeIn people.
With both free and paid options, LogMeIn is a very handy way to get access to another computer from anywhere else on the planet - even from your smartphone - while giving devices such as the iPhone and iPad the ability to run "Adobe Flash" content on your iPhone or iPad's screen - something the iPhone and iPad can't do natively. There's also a Google Android version of LogMeIn on the way, now in beta.
Prizes of paid LogMeIn software will be up for grabs in the raffle, and while there sadly won't be any iPads to win (well, on this occasion anyway), seeing the future of technology before anyone else can get their hands on it is something you must be at the May Main Meeting to experience for yourself!
So... see you there - and don't forget that CeBIT, the technology expo at Darling Harbour, is on next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Cheers, Alex
Friday 28 May - Digital Photography - P. Collard - 9.30am - 12.30pm
Thanks to Roger for handling the April meeting in my absence. His report is attached as a .doc. He suggests I clean it up and put it into the html format, which I will do soon.
  • Introduction & Software Updates (bring your thumb drive if you want to copy my downloads).
  • Future planned topics.
  • Photography Exercise : critical discussion of your efforts for last month's task - none set so prepare for holiday photos!
  • Q & A & tips : bring us your problems and solutions.
Main Topic - Sharing photos in Picasa. As you have seen I don't do this too well, so we'll go through the process to see how to do it right. I'll also pass on some tips on disaster recovery and moving to a new computer.
Thanks Peter
Tip of the Week
Google Wave is a live, shared space on the web where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.
With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.
So until next week, health and happiness.



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