Apple User Group Bulletin
July 17, 2007


Apple User Group Bulletin - Members, July 17, 2007


1] - User Group Creativity: Contests for Old and New

It is no secret that user groups value creativity and that members are
inventive, especially when the challenge of competition is added to the
mix. From Cap Mac's three membership contests, to Surrey Mac User
Group's three categories of video competition, to the Apple II
programming contest sponsored by the Apple Pugetsound Program Library
Exchange, there really is something for every interest. Even quick and
simple contests can be fun. The AppleSlice contest winner will be the
first member who shows up for their July meeting with an iPhone.

Surrey Mac User Group

CapMac User Group

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange

Annapolis Apple Slice

2] - Fun in the Sun: Groups Trade Meetings for Picnics and Swap Meets

Many groups hold a summer social gathering instead of a July meeting.
Diablo Valley's Macintosh User Group holds their Christmas-in-July
picnic, while the Omaha Macintosh User Group holds their Potluck
picnic. appleJAC will be holding their annual picnic and swap meet in
the next thirty days, while the members of Apple Cider and Kinki Mac
Users groups had their picnics last week. The Houston Area Macintosh
Users Group will be holding their annual Swap Meet this month too.

Does your group hold a special event in the summer? Let us
know by writing to

Omaha Macintosh User Group

Diablo Valley Macintosh User Group

Apple Cider

Houston Area Macintosh Users Group

Kinki Mac Users Group



3] - FileMaker Pro User Group at DevCon 2007

 From August 5 to 9, FileMaker mavens will be in Orlando for DevCon
2007, and you can bet that members of the FileMaker Pro User Group
will be there. This year the group is sponsoring DevCon2007 and
planning on wearing shirts that advertise FmPUG on the front and
individual member's businesses on the back. It's a neat way to show
the strength of the FileMaker user group community while filling the
conference center with Puggers. Shouldn't you be a Pugger too?

Check it out.

4] - WWDC Keynote: QuickTime Version Available Online

Steve Jobs spoke to over 5,000 attendees as he kicked off this year's
annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote containing
Leopard's features and more.

See what all the excitement was about.

5] - Transitions: Janet Mobley Retires

For the last seven years Janet Mobley was the editor of the well-known
and much-respected newsletter for North Coast Mac Users Group. She was
also the editor for the Gravenstein Group and has been a valuable
contributor to the community of user group editors and the larger
community of user group members. Retirement brings fun new challenges
but we'll miss her writings.

Read more.


6] - Small Group Workshop: Bellarine Mac Provides Help

On August 8 the members of Bellarine Mac in Victoria Australia will be
offering a hands-on workshop for newbies and long-time users alike. Each
table will focus on a particular area or question so attendees can
select the table that meets their interests.

Be there.

7] - Milestones

This month's column includes a group who first met in 1982. Happy
anniversary to some of our oldest groups and one just listed this month!
Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to

1982: Sierra Nevada Apple Group
(Previously Greater Reno Operating Group)
(Thanks to Ambassador and former Apple User Group Advisory Board member
Del Missier and also Charter Member Mark Harris for this tip.)

1982: Thames River Apple User Group
(Formerly The South East Connecticut Apple User Group)
(Thanks to Director at Large Warren Nordgren for this tip.)

1982: San Leandro Macintosh User Group

1984: Apple Users Group of Canterbury Inc.

1984: Atlanta Macintosh Users Group

1988: Palmerston North Mac Users' Group

1988: Utah Macintosh User Group

1990: The Mac Group - Dayton OH

1993: Capitol Macintosh User Group

1996: Macintosh Users Group of Stowe

1997: Italia Mac

1999: Philadelphia Area AppleScript User's Group

1999: Western Canada WebObjects User Group

2003: Calgary Final Cut Pro Users Group

2003 Columbus Macromedia User Group
(Thanks to Ambassador Joe Rozsa for this tip.)


These User Group discounts are brought to you by the Apple User Group
Advisory Board and Tom Piper, vendor liaison.

You must be a current Apple user group member to qualify for these
savings. Not a member? Join an Apple user group today to take
advantage of these special offers.

1] - JukeDock: Save $30 (US)

With a nice fusion of nostalgia, modern design and advanced technology
JukeDock fills the room with your videos and music on your big screen TV
and home stereo. With intelligent ease it uses your home stereo
remote to
control your iPod, while illuminating your life with its captivating,
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Regularly $79 (US), purchase JukeDock for just $49 (US) - a 38 percent

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Get this summer special now.

This US only offer is valid through October 31, 2007

2] - DEVONthink Professional Office: 25 Percent Off

In today's world, everything is digital. Enter DEVONthink, the solution
to this digital age conundrum. It is your second brain, the one database
for all your digital files including PDFs, emails, Word docs or
multimedia files. Use it as your document repository, your filing
cabinet, your email archive or your project organizer. Boasting
artificial intelligence, DEVONthink adapts to your needs, and can
digitize your files. You can even copy the content to your iPod. The
possibilities are only as limited as your imagination.

The regular price is $149.95 (US); using the discount code gives user
group members 25 percent off of DEVONthink Pro Office (and all other
online shop products).

Coupon code

Purchase this digital age solution.

This worldwide offer is valid through October 31, 2007.

3] - ConceptDraw 7 and Project 3: $50 (US) Discount

ConceptDraw 7 is a powerful diagramming and drawing tool to effectively
visualize and communicate information and processes. ConceptDraw Project
3 is a unique program to plan and keep track of many projects
simultaneously. The ConceptDraw Product line is a family of Mac and
Windows applications for office, educational and home users.

This special offer provides user group members with a $50 (US) discount
on ConceptDraw 7 (regularly $299 US) and ConceptDraw Project 3
(regularly $199 US).

Discount code

Learn more.

Order ConceptDraw products.

This worldwide offer is valid through October 31, 2007.

4] - app4mac Products: 20 Percent off

app4mac is a market-leading Mac software development team created in
2001 to provide innovative applications for Mac OS X. Their website
allows you to download powerful solutions for project management (xTime
Project), resources scheduling (xTime Planning), Internet kiosks (wKiosk
Browser) and Internet child safety (CutX Content Filter and
All products are designed for very easy use with even more amazing
Mac OS X applications forthcoming.

User group members get a 20 percent discount on all online products
which retail for $9 (US) to $99 (US).

Coupon code

Buy any app4mac products.

This worldwide offer is valid through October 31, 2007.

5] - iWOW for iTunes: 20 Percent Discount

The iWOW is the ultimate iTunes audio enhancement plug-in for Mac
users. You can restore fidelity to all your music files, display a
sleek easy-to-use interface design with energized light pulses and
ensure an amazing "In Concert" experience using SRS Labs' state-of-
the-art audio enhancement technology. Even smaller speakers will
produce deep rich bass. Many cool presets are available with custom
settings for desktop speakers or headphones.

Regularly $19.99 (US), iWow is available for only $15.99 (US) for
Apple user group members.

Promo Code

Wow your sound.

This worldwide offer is valid through October 31, 2007.

6] - Portraits & Prints: Standard Edition Free and 60 Percent Off Pro

With Portraits & Prints you can take any photo and print it any way
you want. Select your photos and they are automatically arranged
onto templates and displayed on screen in the exact same way that they
are printed. You don't waste time or paper.

Portrait and Prints Standard Edition sells for $30 (US), but is free to
user group members via this special limited offer. Portraits and Prints
Pro Edition (with an added ability to edit and create templates) sells
for $50 (US), but user group members can upgrade to the Pro version for
$20 (US).

To participate in this user group offer, email with your name and MUG title.

Save time and paper.

This worldwide offer is valid through October 31, 2007.

7] - The MUG Store: Great Prices, Great Incentives

The MUG Store is offering tremendous discounts on brand new Macs
exclusively for your members, as well as one of the country's most
complete selections of pre-owned Macs.

Every purchase made by your members through the MUG Store brings your
group a one percent credit toward anything the store sells. Be sure to
mention the MUG Store to your group as it's a place to buy Macs you can
call your very own!

User ID: harmony
Password: elephant

This U.S. only offer is valid through October 31, 2007.


8] - Apple User Group Market & Apple User Group Offers

Looking for information on a past offer? The Apple User Group
Advisory Board (UGAB) offers a colorful web page with all current
offers, expiration dates and codes:

Password - easy

Current Offers


Also, be sure to subscribe to the Apple User Group Market Report
podcast. The current issue features the new Apple User Group
Roundtable with Maria Arguello, the Regional Liaison for the
Northeast USA, and six user group leaders from her area, plus Ben
Grier of SRS Labs talking about their new iWow discount offer. The
AUG Market Report is a great source for information about Apple user
groups, vendor discounts, special events and more:

Apple User Group Market Report podcast

For public information about vendor offers and more visit:

Saundra Foderick,
Apple User Group Advisory Board

Tom Piper,
Vendor Liaison
Apple User Group Advisory Board

Elsa Travisano,
Apple User Group Advisory Board

Jeff Mosqueda,

Get involved. Join a user group near you.


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