January 9, 2012

Happy New Year!  Got a new iPad, iPod or iPhone for the holidays? You'll definitely want to come to our meeting this month as we're the group that talks about Apple's iOS products and how they integrate into your daily personal and business life.

This month, we'll talk a bit about some alternative products to the built-in apps (Calendar, Music, Weather, Stocks, Notes, Reminders, Camera, etc). Although Apple provides some wonderful basic apps, there are many other applications available that provide more features and might fit better with your needs.  This will be a great meeting to get to know the best apps to carry around for your core iOS needs.

It's time to talk about a bit more about virtualization. VMware 4 and Parallels 7 are the big heavyweights out there and we'll talk about both. Our friends at Parallels have provided a copy to give away so if you feel lucky, stick around for our giveaways at the end of the meeting.

We'll also go over some current events in the Mac world as well as review some cool Mac & iOS apps, talk about a few rumors before Macworld | iWorld and leave some time for Q&A.

Our meeting this month will be at the same location as last month. We thank Jan Chesne for allowing us to use the rec room at her townhome.

Address: 2700 Pearl St. in Santa Monica (Pearl & 27th). 

Directions: 27th St. going south from Pico ends in the entrance to the complex (In front it says Village Park Townhomes).  Go in the entrance, turn right, go over 2 speed bumps (street curves to the left) and park in the parking spaces or anywhere along the road where it doesn't say "No parking."  The rec room is across the road from the parking spaces and slightly south.  The rec room is off Unit 60 (please don't bother any of the residents).