SVMUG Monthly Meeting July 20, 2015; Apple Music - Jeff Gamet

posted Jul 18, 2015, 4:57 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.

TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Apple Music - Jeff Gamet

Apple Music is part radio station, part streaming music, part music storage, and part musician social network. That’s a lot for for a single new online music service, and depending on how you use Apple Music, it can be a little confusing. Jeff will show us the new features that Apple Music gives us and point out what’s changed from iTunes Radio and iTunes Match. We’ll also find out which devices support listening to Apple Music.

About Jeff:

Originally we had Dave Hamilton lined up for our July presentation but things changed and Dave could not make it. Jeff works with Dave and will be our speaker this month. In 1998, Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin started The Mac Observer (TMO), the best Apple-oriented site on the web. Jeff Gamet is the Mac Observer's Managing Editor. He is the author of "The Designer's Guide to Mac OS X" from Peachpit Press, and has presented at events such as Macworld Expo, the RSA Conference, and the Mac Computer Expo. He also hosts TMO's Daily Observations podcast, co-hosts The iOS Show and Apple Context Machine podcasts, makes guest appearances on several other shows, and writes about the crazy things people do in coffee shops at 

More about Jeff and his TMO articles:

Jeff is on Twitter:

OPEN SOURCE:  PocketSword presented by Dan Reed

Dan will talk to us about PocketSword for iOS. With PocketSword, you can download for free and read something like Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary, good for studying american history and the constitution. Of course you could also buy a physical copy online for $60. Other items include maps, commentaries, and Bible text. Bible texts come in a variety of translations and languages including Klingon!  Practice reading in a different language using PocketSword.

The Sword Project:


We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043



If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".


-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.

NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.



6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.

2015 CALENDAR:  

Aug 17 -- Jason Rich (tentative)

Sep 21 -- TBD

Oct 19 — Intuit, Quickbooks (tentative)

We are busy working on getting speakers for the rest of the year!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.



SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the website for announcements.

LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at 

BMUG West, at 

East Bay Mac User Group, at 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at 

North Coast Mac User Group, at 

Planet Mac User Group, at