Port Townsend Seriously Laidback User Group

An Officially Recognized Apple User Group

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Tips, Tricks and Other Useful Information About Your Apple Devices


To start off the new year let’s look at some of the many things our Apple devices can do to make your time spent with them more productive, fun and helpful. Some of these things are not so obvious, others have been around for some time but you may have forgotten about them. Join us from 6:30 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 10th at the Port Townsend Community Center for Bob Snow’s 30-minute presentation.



General Business Meeting

A discussion of the business of PTSLUG.


Evening Topic

Using Apple’s Notes app on iOS and Mac OS

Apple's Notes app was released at the same time as the first iPhone.  At the time, the app was the epitome of basic.  It has come a long way since then.  Join Jim Emery for a presentation on the features of the Notes app on iOS and the Mac OS and learn about its utility and ubiquity across the Apple ecosystem.  


Afternoon Class

How iCloud works

The basic concept of iCloud is that your documents, music, movies, photos, contacts, calendars, passwords, and other data should sync to all your devices so immediately and automatically that you never think about where your data is anymore. That may or may not be happening or even useful to you.


But iCloud goes  beyond the concept of syncing. Many features you use on a Mac or iOS device want to involve iCloud in some way. You can use your Apple device without an iCloud account, but many common tasks will be more awkward or even impossible. In this workshop we will work with iCloud basics including the Photos app, text messages, Mail, the Notes app, the iCloud.com website, and more.


If you missed or were unable to attend the October workshop we plan to offer it again on Friday, January 25th from 2-4 PM at the Kala Point clubhouse. The presenters will be Gary Estes and Bob Snow.


Our new policy is to open advance signups to active members (those with their dues paid) who attend the regular, monthly meetings. (This month - January 10th at the Port Townsend Community Center.) After that an email announcement will be sent out to all those on the general mailing list. Priority is given to paid up members but anyone in the community may attend subject to available space (Only16 spots are available at the Kala Point clubhouse). If you would like to reserve your space early (1) check the website (ptslug.org then the membership link) to see if your dues are paid and (2) then sign up up at the January meeting.