The September meeting of Natmac will take place on September 7, 2011 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital.

This is being sent from Paris where I am finishing up a last minute river cruise on the Seine. I will be back for the meeting on the 7th. After the talk at last month?s meeting about the new Apple Magic Trackpad I did purchase one and it will be given away as a door prize along with 2 or 3 other items to be named later.

I know I still have another one of those combo battery chargers that we gave away last meeting and several other items from which to select. As always 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. See JoAnn to purchase your tickets and increase your chances of winning.

Hope to see you at the last meeting of the summer..... and looking forward to cooler weather.




Selected articles for your examination:


Hindsight Software for the Apple User

Independent software developer Richard Ebbs has introduced IfOnly 1.0, app for iPhone. Had the people who bought the original MacIntosh 512K when it was released in January of 1984 also spent the same amount of money on Apple stocks, those stocks would now be worth well over $347,000 dollars. Wow! The Apple IPO was in December 1980 and at a split-adjusted price of $2.75. It's now hovering around $400.


Handy tips and tricks for OS X Lion

This article is on the TNW (The Next Web) site, in the Apple section. ... quoting:

The general consensus on the Internet is that OS X Lion  is pretty  sweet, and that may be obvious because over  1 Million of you  already downloaded it. There are however a few if not a lot of you  complaining  about minor issues and I have to agree, there are a   couple of things that just feel buggy or unfinished.  It could be  that those issues take a little getting  used to or that they are  just plain annoying."

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16 Insights From Steve Jobs

This article at has a full title of 16 Brilliant Insights from Steve Jobs Keynote Circa 1997.


Lion Changes/Compatibility Issues

There are a number of web article that recommend changes to your Lion settings. Others also talk about compatibility issues with specific software. Here are some

iPhones, Backups and Toilets

Kerplunk, There Goes Another Smartphone -- Which is more common, accidentally dropping a phone in the toilet or being stung by a bee? If you answered a bee sting you'd be right but not by as much as you might have thought.



SMEStorage has announced support for three new Storage Clouds for iOS devices. These are Office365, the online Sharepoint MS offering, Alfresco enterprise content management system, and Amazon S3 compatible Clouds.


Pocket-sized Bluetooth Speaker

The new foxL Vehicle Bracket Mounting System and foxL Universal Bicycle Mount for the ultimate wireless portable speaker is now on the road -- the foxLTMv2 Hi-Fi Bluetooth speaker. Now use your foxL's Wireless speakerphone for answering calls, or listen to tunes while driving or bicycling with the new mounts designed by ProClip, the award-winning mounting company.



 I have used StumbleUpon as a FireFox plug-in for a number of years to find web sites that I can report on here. For some reason, they have never produced a similar plug-in for Safari. They do have a web site that acts similar to the plug-in, but it still isn't the same. Now they have an iOS app that will work with both the iPad and the iPhone.


Here are a couple of photos I took on my last trip to France in 2002:

Normandy Cemetery

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