Let’s talk apple! (Hosted by John Panarese)

the event is    being held on Saturday, June 5, at 1 PM US Eastern time. If anyone cannot make it who did register, the event will be recorded and I can send a Dropbox link to the file afterwards.

  What We Need from You

  For those who plan to attend, Donna and I would like you to send specific questions in regard to Mac or iOS accessibility. This can include shortcomings or enhancement recommendations. Donna and I will field your questions and comments, but then, in the last segment, the forum will be open to everyone for additional conversations. Your questions or comments can be sent to, john@macfortheblind.com. This is also where you request the join link.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This is Not a vehicle for Apple bashing or general complaints. If anyone seeks to use this forum for that purpose, they will be removed immediately from the session by myself or Donna or another moderator. We are desiring constructive comments and criticism that is professionally and tactfully presented. This information will be sent directly to Apple accessibility, so there will be no toleration for any “abusive” behavior towards Apple or any other company.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change might cause, and we look forward to the June 5th event.

Streaming all events!

We are proud to announce that all SturItup events can now be live streamed.  To find out when there is a podcast, help session, MacCafe, or maybe a spur of the moment live stream, subscribe to the Calendar, and you will be advised of all events.  Or you could email SturitUp@icloud.com during business hours to get the info emailed to you.

Download the ZenoRadio app

And search for SturItUpLive

And add it to your favorites.  We will have listener involvement, Q&A’s, and a lot more.  We look forward to having you!

Upcoming Live Stream! Send In Your Questions!

I am thrilled to announce that Stur It Up will be holding our very first live stream on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1PM Eastern Daylight Time. That’s 12 Noon Central, 11AM Mountain, and 10AM Pacific. Trainer Matt of TTjTech.net will be joining us, along with, perhaps, a few surprise guests. We would love to have all of you watching the live stream and asking your questions. Please read on for more information:

LIVE STREAM TOPIC AND GENERAL INFO:

As stated, our live stream will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00:PM Eastern. We will be discussing the topics of Apple VS the other guys (Android and Microsoft). The live stream will be audio only – no video.

HOW TO LISTEN:

Our live stream will take place using Periscope. You can download Periscope from the App Store if you do not already have the app. Creating an account with Periscope is quick, easy, and free. In fact, if you already use Twitter, you are all set. Just sign into Periscope using Twitter. You may also sign in with Facebook. Alternatively, you may create a new account.
After signing in or creating an account, be sure to search for and follow ““SturItUpLive””. You may also wish to follow me on Twitter @SturItUpLive. Enable notifications to find out when we go live, or open the Periscope app at 1PM Eastern on Wednesday to join the live stream.

HOW TO COMMENT AND ASK QUESTIONS:
While we cannot guarantee that all questions and comments will be addressed, and while reserve the right to choose the comments and questions we feature, we do welcome all questions and comments related to the specified topics of discussion stated above. Keep questions short and to the point – two or three sentences max, and include your first name. You may optionally include your town or city as well…such as “John from Atlanta”. Keep it clean and family friendly. Comments and questions with profanity or other content deemed inappropriate at the sole discretion of SturItUp will be ignored.
There are several ways to leave comments and ask questions. First, you may send questions and comments via iMessage at any time, even now, right up through the live stream. Just use the Messages app on your Apple device to send iMessages to: sturitup@icloud.com
You may send text or audio messages. Audio messages must be no more than 30 seconds in length.
Voice messages may also be sent to us now and right up through the live stream, by visiting our Anchor profile page.
Finally, during the live stream itself, you may use the chat feature built directly into Periscope to chat with us. You may also tweet your questions during the stream to @SturItUpLiv.
WHAT IF I CAN’T JOIN LIVE?
No problem. The entire live stream will be recorded and made available as a podcast a few hours after the stream is finished. If you cannot attend live, please make sure to submit your questions ahead of time using one of the methods described above – Apple iMessage or Anchor voice message. We look forward to seeing you all for the live stream!

Calling All Participants! Help Wanted

Apple at its recent WWDC opening keynote, announced the upcoming release of iOS 13, iPad OS, TVOS 13, Watch OS 6, and Mac OS Catalina. As expected, these are major new software releases for all Apple platforms. However, this year promises to be even more exciting than typical releases, as all platforms include major new features and revisions.

Would you like a chance to help shape the final releases of this new software, discovering bugs and reporting them to Apple before the official releases occur? Are you a fairly competent user of one or more of the above Apple platforms? Do you possess a positive attitude and a strong work ethic for volunteer opportunities? If you answered yes, we would love for you to become a beta tester!

Apple each summer makes available public betas of most Apple platforms, and 2019 promises to be no different. Beginning this July, Apple will release public beta versions of iOS, iPad OS, TVOS, and Mac OS. Testers can install the beta software and receive a sneak preview of all the new features, while helping to perfect the final releases by discovering and reporting bugs and other issues. This is truly an incredible opportunity and an awesome experience – a chance to make a difference for millions of Apple users around the world. As beta testers, Kliph and I run a support group for beta testers. Though not at all affiliated with Apple, we do help to facilitate the process and provide a forum for testers to discuss their findings, ask questions, and more. Since every Apple platform contains massive overhauls this year, we believe it is especially important to get as many beta testers as possible.

If you wish to become a part of this amazing experience, head on over to https://beta.apple.com and sign in. Once you have agreed to the terms, including the nondisclosure agreement, please send a blank email to:

Public-beta-users+subscribe@groups.io

This will let us know of your interest in joining our beta testers support group. We will use this group to communicate going forward, including announcing the date of an important Zoom conference for beta testers.

If you have any questions before joining just reply to this message. God bless you and take care.:)