Apple User Group Bulletin
November 17, 2006



Apple User Group Bulletin - Members, November 17, 2006


1] - User Group University: A Star Filled Line Up

You don't want to miss User Group University 2007 (January 8 in San
Francisco). With speakers like Christopher Breen, Adam Engst, Bob
LeVitus, Terry White and a keynote by Steve Wozniak (Woz), it's sure
to be exciting, informative and entertaining. Add in a top-of-the-line
vendor reception and this UGU is going to be one of the best ever.
Join leaders from around the world for this premier user group
leadership event.

Register for UGU 2007 in San Francisco

2] - Expo News: Show Floor Volunteers

One of the best ways to experience Macworld Expo is from the inside.
If you are headed for San Francisco in January and want to spend a few
hours as a Macworld user group volunteer, let the Macworld User Group
Planning Team know.

Reserve your spot today.

3] - HAAUG in Pictures: Houston Digital Photo Extravaganza

On Saturday, November 18, the Houston Area Apple Users Group (HAAUG)
will be hosting their Digital Photography Extravaganza, featuring
Reagon Atkinson, special presentations from Canon and the 2006 HAAUG
Photo Contest winners. Join the group at Rice University for an all-
day event.

Be there.

4] - AUSOM: Helping Australian Groups Raise Club Funds

Nicholas Pyers and members of the Apple Users' Society of Melbourne
(AUSOM) are helping Australian groups with fundraising in a novel way.

The group is selling raffle tickets for a black MacBook and any
Australian group can participate, with 50 percent of each ticket sold
staying with the group that sells the ticket. In the first week of
December some lucky group member will win a MacBook; in the meantime,
groups across the region win by working together.

See who wins.

Find out how your group can participate.

(Thanks to AUSOM Publicity Chair Nicholas Pyers for this tip).

5] - Have Final Cut Pro, Will Travel: LAFCPUG at DV Expo West

Once again, the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (LAFCPUG) will be
hosting an event at DV Expo West in December at the Los Angeles
Convention Center. Join LAFCPUG for two hours of fun, learning and
their famous raffle. Join them to see why these events are so

Professional skills, networking and good times in Los Angeles

6] - Digibarn Remembers: Computer History on Display

In 1975, a group of friends met in Gordon French's garage and called
themselves the Homebrew Computer Club. In 2006, members and interested
others got together again at the Vintage Computer Festival in Mountain
View, California for an event called 1976: Apple in the Garage.

Original hardware, original members and even a cake with Apple's
original logo were part of the event.

Check out Bruce Damer's slide show and event photos.

7] - New Hampshire Seacoast: Dave Hamilton Presents

Dave Hamilton, CEO of The Mac Observer (and host of The Mac Observer's
Geek Gab) will be presenting to the New Hampshire Seacoast Mac Users
Group in November. Join the group this Tuesday to hear Dave's insights
on successful Podcasting.

Visit and learn.

8] - Milestones

This month's column includes a group who first met in 1978.

Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest
groups. Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and
year to

1978 Apple Macintosh Users' Group (Sydney)

1981 Hartford User Group Exchange
(Greetings to George Carbonell and members of HUGE.)

1984 Delmarva Apple User's Group

1984 appleJAC Macintosh Users Group
(Congratulations to Apple User Group Regional Liaison George Kopp,
Apple User Group Advisory Board member Tom Piper and the members of

1991 AppleWorks Users Group International
(Congratulations to Apple User Group Advisory Board member and
AppleWorks Editor Warren Williams, Ambassador Cathy Merritt and the
many thousands of members of AppleWorks International.)

1991 Rheintaler Macintosh User Group

1997 MacSverige

1999 Oregon MacPioneers User Group (Omug)

2003 University of Wisconsin-Madison Macintosh Users Group
(Warm regards to Apple Campus Group User Groups Advisory Board member
and WiscMUG President Evan Ziolkowski.)



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

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] - MacAddict Reborn: 40 percent Off New Mac|Life

The Mac market has evolved, and so has MacAddict. Starting with the
February 2007 issue, MacAddict will become Mac|Life, the new Mac
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This offer is for a one-time Apple User Group member charter
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This worldwide offer is valid through February 28, 2007.

2] - Audio Hijack Pro: Special Offer

Record any audio on your Mac with Audio Hijack Pro. Create high-
quality podcasts, record streaming radio, save audio from Skype and
iChat, or even bring in records and tapes to your machine. Whatever
your audio needs may be, Audio Hijack Pro will give you more control.
Download Audio Hijack Pro and try it out, then purchase it online!

Regularly $32 (US), user group members receive a discounted rate of
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See how simple recording can be.

This worldwide offer is valid through February 28, 2007.

3] - USGLOBALSAT: Mac GPS Users 25 Percent Discount

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evident by their dedicated Mac GPS pages, continued development of
Mac-centric products and introduction of the RouteBuddy mapping and
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USGlobalSat proudly supports Macintosh User Group members with this
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Learn about GPS, Bluetooth and more.

This worldwide offer is valid through February 28, 2007.

4] - That's Easy: Apple User Group Market & Apple User Group Offers

Looking for information on a past offer? Tom Piper, Apple User Group
Advisory Board vendor coordinator, publishes a single page with all
current offers, expiration dates and codes.

(Request code from Club Ambassador)

Also, be sure to subscribe to the Apple User Group Market Report
podcast, a great source for information about Apple user groups,
vendor discounts, special events and more from the Apple User Group
Advisory Board.

Recent Episodes

- Craig Schlossbert, PumpOne iPod software vendor (11/06/06)

- Elsa Travisano,  Apple User Group Advisory Board (10/20/06)

- Doug Troxell, co-founder of Intriguing Development (10/03/06)

- Lorene Romero, former Apple User Group Advisory Board member

- Warren Williams, Apple User Group Advisory Board member (08/26/06)

- George Kopp, Apple User Group Regional Liaison and Victor Marks of
Miglia Technology (08/05/06)

- Sandy Foderick, Apple User Group Advisory Board, and Jack
Herrington, noted author on podcasting and other topics with
O'Reilly  Books (07/15/06)


5] - O'Reilly: New Discounts for User Group Members

O'Reilly Publishing is offering new and better discounts for groups.
User group members can get a discount of 30 percent off a single book
or 35 percent off all books and PDFs from O'Reilly, No Starch,
Paraglyph, PC Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf, SitePoint or Syngress
books that are purchased directly from O'Reilly by phone or online.
Add in free shipping for orders over $29.95 (US) and the offer gets
even better.

Order from the O'Reilly Store online or by phone at 1-800-998-9938
(extra shipping cost outside the U.S.).

Online Code: (Request code from Club Ambassador)

See what the buzz is about.

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

6] - The MUG Store: Redesigned for Even Greater Savings

The Apple MUG Store has been redesigned to offer you even more great
deals. If you haven't looked in a while, check out the Apple MUG
Store. You'll find great prices, lots of special offers, blowouts on
Apple products and more!

Be sure to remind your membership to give a peek
every so often: When your members buy from the MUG store, the store
sets aside 1 percent of your group members' purchases, which your
group can use to buy anything from the store!

User ID: (Request code from Club Ambassador)
Password: (Request code from Club Ambassador)

This US-only offer is valid through January 31, 2007.

For information about vendor offers and more visit

Sandy Foderick,
Apple User Group Advisory Board

Tom Piper,
Vendor Relations
Apple User Group Advisory Board

Elsa Travisano,
Text and Archival Editor
Apple User Group Advisory Board

Jeff Mosqueda,

Get involved. Join a user group near you.

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