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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 22 - 27 October 2012
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
29 October - 3 November 2012
Tablets running Microsoft Windows will be available after the release of Windows 8. Some will run Windows 8 and some will run Windows RT.What is the difference?
A brief summary can be found here.
VLC Media Player 2.0.4
We will have two external presenters at meetings during this week. Chad DeClase from iWorld Australia will show us a wide range of accessories on Tuesday and on Friday the digital photographers will learn about some of the attractive compact cameras now on the market.
Tuesday 23 October - MAIN Meeting - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
With tablets and smartphones having ushered in the "post-PC" era that Apple is so fond of talking about, it's no surprise to a stunning range of accessories having been created for these incredibly popular, stunningly versatile and amazingly portable devices.
So, just what kind of accessories are now available? Well, October's Main Meeting will see a presentation from Chad DeClase, the Managing Director of iWorld Australia, who will be showing off some amazing "appcessories" (as they call them), which ranges from arcade machine add-ons for your iPad, to an "electric guitar" accessory that turns an iPad into the most amazing "real life" guitar you've ever seen called the "All Star Guitar", through to a stack of other stuff for smartphones and tablets that will blow your socks off.
iWorld has a huge range and will be showing us their "best of the best" - as well as giving all main meeting attendees who buy a raffle ticket the chance to win a super nifty gizmo "appcessory" gadget or two.
iWorld is giving two presentations to Sydney based tech journalists on Wednesday, the day after SPCUG's Tuesday main meeting, so we're be getting the chance to see the very latest gadgets before Australia's tech journos get their chance to see and play, putting us in spot of truly getting to see what will be the talk of tech blogs and newspaper columns before anyone else!
So - if you're keen to see how amazing today's latest accessories for smartphones and tablets really are - and want to get your chance to ask questions, suggest your own future accessories, be in the raffle to win and get your usual Q&A questions, Robert's top Internet site and software finds and plenty more - be there at Tuesday's main meeting!
See you there!
Friday 26 October - Digital Photography - 9:30am - 12:30pm
At this meeting a former professional photographer now employed at Ted's Camera Store will describe the method he is using to find a compact camera for his everyday personal use. He will provide details of the cameras that meet his needs and he suggests that one or two of these may surprise members.
The topic of this month's photograph exercise for members is "photos of flowers taken with different focus and aperture settings".
There will be a question and answer session at the meeting.
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