I expect the attendance at our meetings to start to increase now that colder weather up north is starting to occur and people will want to avoid it. On the other hand, the cooler weather we have experienced recently has been welcomed by most with open arms and shut off air conditioners.
The door prizes this month continue to be great and are:
? 1 TB USB3 portable hard drive
? made for iPhone, iPod, iPad retro styled phone handset a $50 iTunes gift card
? combo pen and stylus
The usual rules will apply; each paid membership will receive one raffle ticket but additional tickets can be purchased at the cost of $1 or 6/$5. Only one prize per membership still applies.
As was previously mentioned, I will not be attending the November meeting but Scott Mugan has possession of the projector cart and the door prizes. I am sorry to have to miss Dean's explanation of Mavericks. I hope everyone received my warning concerning Gmail and Mavericks.
At the November meeting it will be necessary to elect new officers for the coming year. While JoAnn is not sure how many meetings she will be attending in the future she can consented to remaining Treasurer/Secretary. For those meetings she doesn't make we will need someone to check members in and give out and sell the raffle tickets. As for myself, after 15 years as your President I feel somewhat drained. I will be happy to pass the reins to new blood. You also might consider what you want to do party-wise for our December meeting.
The banking problem has been solved. I did receive several suggestions from members concerning possible banks to contact for which I am thankful. I finally selected AmTrust Bank and opened a checking account there. Not only did it have the lowest cost (can't get much better than zero and no minimum balance) but it has numerous branches in both Broward and Palm Beach Counties so future Treasurers will find it convenient.
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Oct 05, 2013
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See you in December,

Below are some articles you may find of interest:
Mavericks How-To: Integrating Maps Into Your Workflow
On MacLife's website, Cory Bohon has published this article to show how Maps can be used in OS X Mavericks.
Twitter IPO Updates : Stir the pot, raise the ante
twitter, ipo We're continuing the heat of Twitter's impending
IPO, things are changing -- but they've announced prices and shares and a tentative date . . . follow along
* Twitter price set conservatively to avoid Facebook, Groupon fate * Twitter IPO as Economical as its Tweets With 27% Discount
* Twitter IPO pegs valuation at modest $11 billion
* Give us TWELVE BEEELLION of your Earth dollars
* Watch Twitter's IPO -Roadshow' Pitch * NYSE: What Can Go Wrong?
1st Look Keynote for Mac, iOS & iCloud
Joe Kissell, one of my favorite Take Control authors published this article for Macworld that gives us a "First Look at Keynote for Mac, iOS, and iCloud."
Tutor for OS X Mavericks
Noteboom Productions has announced the release and immediate availability of Tutor for OS X Mavericks, their latest video tutorial,
now available on the Mac App Store. With Tutor for OS X Mavericks, the user watches videos to learn how to use OS X Mavericks, Apple's latest operating system for the Mac.
Alegre Software has just released Budgeteer for the Apple Macintosh, an entirely novelway to keep tabs of your personal finances. Budgeteer combines the functions of a spreadsheet and a calendar into one tool to allow users to conveniently keep track of their day-to-day running balance up to a year into the future. This format provides users the ability to identify cash flow issues well down the road and make necessary adjustments to their finances well before it becomes an issue.
I found this article on Mashable. What the site JustDelete.Me gives links to help remove your name removed from each web site.
23 Things to do to Improve Battery Life in iOS 7
From ZDNet: "Here are 23 things you can do to make your iPhone run a little longer."
Terrific Online Video Sites That Aren't Netflix, Hulu, or iTunes
Everyone knows the major names in streaming video: iTunes, Netflix,, Hulu, YouTube. Those services offer lots of great movies and TV shows from across genres and across the world. But ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????they're not the only streaming video sites on the web. Actually, if you're looking for niche content (like anime, horror, cartoons, humor, educational programs, and more) they're not always your best option. Sam Costello, author of My iPad for Kids, shares 11 of these alternative streaming sites.
Secrets of the iOS 7 Keyboard
Kirk McElhearn in his blog Kirkville has a series of articles about how to use the iOS 7 Keyboard.
Safenetting : Phishing, Malware, Security Report for October
From the Kenyan mall to Obamacare, phishing and spammers are busy with their criminal agendas. This week's Safenetting evils are :
? Bogus AmEx "Unusual activity detected" email leads to phishing
? WARNING: There Is STILL No Way To See Who Viewed Your Profile * Spam Mails Refer to Kenyan Mall Incident, Deliver Malware
? Google now prompting a whole new form of "Joe Job" spam
? Domain Name Registrar Allows Completely Blank WHOIS
? Obamacare Open Enrollment Is Phishing Season
? Mac Product Testing: After the (Flash) Flood
? Phishing scam warns against phishing scams
and more . . .
11 Tips for Mavericks
Mark Hattersley has published this article on the Macworld UK web site. It concerns the 11 tips to get more out of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Alert : online fraud pharmacy uber spammer illegal drugs
User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report -- pass along this infographic We've been tracking this spammer for the past 20 days, and reported a total of 5,000+ spams from a relentless Russian cybercrime cartel selling illegal "enhancement" drugs by hijacking innocent "victim" sites, and redirecting to their own
phishing site in Romania.<br /><br />This is another infographic, we urge you to Pin, and Share for your friends and members. Use the handy "pin" buttons at Pinterest. If you are not a UGNet facebook follower
yet, just try :
Chasing Illegal Drugs online
UGNN Facebook Update: : Facebook gives up privacy, chasing the dollar
Sure, they all say it : "We'll do nothing to cause harm..." and a
couple of years and an IPO later, they're bringing misery, poverty and
in some cases death to their flock! How many tech companies have gone down this road chasing the almighty dollar? Well, the Facebook Infomanager is chasing the rumors and news . . .<br /> * Facebook 'stalker' tool uses Graph Search for powerful data mining<br /> * Facebook Tweaks Privacy Settings, Allows Teens To Post Publicly<br />
* Facebook used to rally 100 to stand behind boy being bullied<br /> * Facebook iOS App Gets Post, Comment Editing<br /> * Facebook becomes Google advertising ally<br /> * Is Facebook becoming a permissive parent?<br /> . . . and more
How to get paid apps for free
This article by Ashleigh Allsopp from the Macworld UK web site tells us how to get for free many apps that normally would cost cash.

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