Sep 11

Everything Apple announced today: iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, Apple TV, Apple Watch updates, & more

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Apple just wrapped up its press event today where it officially unveiled the much anticipated next-generation iPhone 6s lineup, a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 4, and an all-new, revamped Apple TV experience. It also gave us some updates on Apple Watch with new bands and partnerships with designers, as well as confirmation on release dates for iOS 9, OS X, and iCloud pricing updates.

Head below for handy links to everything Apple announced today:

Apple Watch:

97% customer satisfaction, 10,000 apps

Apple Watch Sport collection adds yellow and rose gold-anodized models, new Sport and Leather bands, more

iPad Pro & iPad mini 4:

Apple previews long-awaited, larger iPad Pro: 12.9-inch display, A9X chip, 10-hour battery

Apple debuts physical ‘Smart Keyboard’ case, ‘Apple Pencil’ stylus for iPad Pro

iPad Pro coming in November, price ranges $799 to $1079

Apple adds more powerful iPad mini 4 to lineup, lowers iPad mini 2 price

Apple TV:

Apple unveils its all-new Apple TV, here’s what you need to know

New Apple TV apps: Guitar Hero, Crossy Road and many more

Apple TV pricing: $149 32GB, $199 64GB, 3rd gen $69, available October

iPhone:

Apple debuts iPhone 6s + iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone 6s + 6s Plus: $199-$499, preorders start Sept. 12, in stores Sept. 25

Apple announces new iPhone Upgrade Program, new iPhone every year for $32 / month

Apple announces new iPhone 6s accessories: leather and silicone cases, metal docks

iOS 9:

iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad + iPod touch coming Sept. 16, iCloud storage prices dropping

OS X: 

Apple reveals OS X El Capitan release date: update set to ship on September 30th

Apr 30

Apple has released the new MacBook 12″ with retina display 
following refreshed  MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros

http://www.apple.com/au/macbook/macbook2up

“With the new MacBook, we set out to do the impossible: engineer a full-sized experience into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. That meant re-imagining every element to make it not only lighter and thinner but also better. The result is more than just a new notebook. It’s the future of the notebook. ”

We believe that a comfortable, full-sized keyboard is essential for a great notebook experience. But to fit one into the elegantly thin new MacBook, we had to completely rethink how a keyboard is engineered and constructed. To create the new keyboard, we redesigned each key and its underlying mechanism — not only making the whole keyboard much thinner, but also allowing for more comfortable, precise and responsive typing that just feels right.

The moment you open the new MacBook, its gorgeous 12-inch Retina display with edge-to-edge glass brings everything into focus. Every photo leaps off the screen in rich, vibrant detail. Over 3 million pixels render each letter with crystal clarity. And it all comes to light on the thinnest, most energy-efficient Retina display ever on a Mac, meticulously honed to deliver a bold visual experience within an impossibly minimal design.     

This is the first MacBook to feature a single USB C port and does not have the illuminated Apple Logo on the lid. Adapters will  needed to connect to USB3, Firewire, Thunderbolt, Ethernet, HDMI and VGA                          

See the incredible design and manufacture of the 12″ MacBook here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2mjadTm4A8

Watch the Keynote and videos on each product here   http://www.apple.com/live/2015-mar-event/

Review New MacBook Here:   macworld.com.au/reviews/review-the-new-12-inch-macbook-137253/#.VUCcAhfWqQk

Jun 14

Apple gave a preview of the new OS to be released later in the year, OS X 10.10 named Yosemite. It also gave a preview of iOS8 for iDevices.  

http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2014/

 http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/

 

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May 02

HBMUG celebrated it’s 6th birthday ate the RSL meeting on the 1st May

HBMUG celebrated it’s 6th year at the RSL in May 2014. The club started in May 2008 with three members. We now have about 85.

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Jan 24
Apple is celebrating 30 years since the Apple Macintosh was introduced.  http://www.apple.com/                         http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/24/apple-takes-over-its-homepage-to-celebrate-30-years-of-mac-with-accompanying-video-timeline-and-poll/

Watch the video     http://www.apple.com/30-years/

In addition to interviews with the press, Apple is celebrating 30 years of Mac with a full-bleed graphic on its homepage, which links to a minisite that plots how the Mac evolved over the years. The message says that Apple made the Macintosh with a promise to get “the power of technology .. in the hand of everyone”. “This promise has been kept.”, it reads. The dedicated minisite depicts a (scrollable) timeline of the major models of Mac since 1984, spanning the PowerBook, the iMac and ending with the Retina MacBook Pro and the brand new Mac Pro.

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Nov 08

Apple has released Mavericks, the latest operating system. No longer named after big cats, the OS enters anew era named after Californian surf beaches

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http://www.engadget.com/products/apple/os-x/mavericks/

http://www.apple.com/au/osx/advanced-technologies/

Jun 04

The Sixty and Better group celebrated it’s 3rd birthday today. About 20 members enjoyed an interesting meeting with lots of member participation.

May 14

On the 2nd May 2013, The Hervey Bay Mac Users Group celebrated it’s 5th anniversary after inception in 2008. A very interesting meeting was held featuring a superb presentation by Darren, who showed us all how he manages his family’s multiple Macs, iPads, iPhones and iPods at home. At the interval, a birthday cake was enjoyed by those members present.

Bottom, Darren gives his presentation using his iPhone to control his iPad connected to the projector.

Middle, left to right, Doe, (Treasurer) Ken and Darren (Founder Members)

May 18

HBMUG celebrated it’s 4th Anniversary on Thursday 3rd May 2012. the Group was formed by myself, Darren and Ben in my house, May 2008. We moved to the RSL in September 2008 when all the members could no longer fit into my lounge room. It has proved an excellent and popular venue. In July this year, our daytime meeting which meets at 60 and better, Dan Dinna House will celebrate it’s 2nd birthday.

From left to right, Doe, Ken, Darren, Noela and Peter.

Some of the members

Our birthday cake.

May 05

We celebrated our 22nd meeting and 2nd Anniversary with wonderful cakes made by Marion.  Richard Neville kindly donated an iPod Shuffle to raffle, and it was won by Marion.  We now have 85 listed members and are still growing slowly. We get about 25% of the club attending meetings at the RSL

Left to right, Annette, Ken, Ben and Marion

Below, the cakes made by Marion