HMAUS Apple Fest and 35th Anniversary!

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The Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society is one of the oldest user group in the nation and is celebrating its 35th Anniversary with a look back to the beginning of Apple computers and a look forward to the future.

christopher breenJoin us for a buffet lunch and presentations by two of the best known and respected Apple experts.   Christopher Breen, is a Senior Editor and writer of 2Joe-KissellMacWorld/PC World and author of many books, and does training videos for  He’s also a professional musician in the Bay area.

Joe Kissell is author of over 60 print and e-books, numerous articles and podcasts.  He is also a MacWorld contributing author.  They both have a knack for making hard things easy. Chris and Joe come to us virtually but are such excellent presenters, in the Dave & Busters showroom they will be bigger than life and as entertaining as if they were standing in the room.

We’ll also take a brief journey back through HMAUS’s beginnings and open machine cases, Bulletin Board Services,  5 1/4″ floppies and the start of desktop publishing.  For fun we’ll take a count of the number of Macs and Apple devices folks in the room have owned.  Winner of the total gets a prize, a small one, but a prize!  And yes, more door prizes – a $70 Ollo Clip lens set for an iPhone 5 (sorry no 6) and great Peachpit how-to books.
E komo mai! Come join us!

dave&bustersNovember 29, 2014  Saturday 10 am – 1 pm (doors open 9:45 a.m.)
Dave & Busters at the Ward Cinemaplex
Buffet lunch, beverage & tiramisu cake included

Cost and registration

$35 for non-members, or take advantage of our
new member $50 special ~ a $5 discount on membership
and member price on this event.
If you choose the Special, go to
to become a member.
Members are $25 and need to check your member email for your link.

HMAUS35th combo    Click here  to download a copy of the flyer.


Mahalo to Pearson Publishing and Peachpit
for their continued support and member discounts!

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Collaborate, Create, Communicate—Exploring and Mastering Media Tools

HI Touch Learning Clinics












Collaborate, Create, Communicate—Exploring and Mastering Media Tools

Registration for this event at:

More information about HI Touch Learning Clinics at:

Important Parking Change. Here is the map showing the location for the free parking area:


Overcome Fear of Facebook and other Social Media
Postponed to a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Are We on the Same Page? “Confronting challenges converting between Word and Pages”

Moderated by Terrence Young

Terrence will share his personal experiences helping people convert documents between Microsoft Word and Apple Pages. Where are the potholes on the roadway? What works? What tools and techniques are useful? Are there alternatives?

Making the Transition to Digital SLR Cameras

Moderated by Eugene Villaluz

Eugene will share his journey from film to digital. His transition was confusing and challenging. The same dilemmas face people today who move from “point-and-shoots” to the complexities of digital SLR cameras. Is there a simple path to follow to make the transition rewarding?

Peek and Poke the Latest FileMaker Pro, Version 13

Moderated by Eugene Villaluz

What’s new or different in the latest version of FileMaker Pro 13. Will it be your lucky number?

New Features

Design – custom themes, styles, starter solutions, design attributes, field picker, object visibility
iOS – gestures, slide control, popovers, keyboard types, bar code scanning, layout and reporting design changes
Development – layout enhancements, new container fields, more script steps and triggers, more functions and calculations
Security – data encryption over the network


We’ll also have an HI Touch Tech Open Help Clinic in the afternoon session.

More information and registration at:

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Trunx behind the iOS 8 ball, promises fix soon

Max the Trunx mascot

Software and systems break whenever unexpected changes occur. Here is a message from Trunx that warns users not to delete photos before the fix is issued. Apparently, Apple’s recent iOS 8 release is preventing the Trunx app from connecting with their cloud.

Message from Trunx, yesterday:

iOS 8 Users: An Important Message from Trunx

Dear Trunx users,

As you may know, Apple released a new version of their operating system last Thursday – iOS 8. We’ve been testing Trunx on every beta version of iOS 8 that Apple released to the development community since June to make sure the app would run as smoothly as possible.

Unfortunately, Apple made a last minute modification to iOS 8 without informing app developers. This change affects the way apps communicate with your photos, which has had a significant impact on Trunx.

The current issue is that photos you take with the native camera on iPhone and iPad are not being imported into Trunx and backed up into the cloud.

The good news is that we have already found a solution to the problem and have submitted a new version to Apple for approval. In the meantime, please do not delete any original photos from your gallery until we release a new version of the app!

Thank you for all of your support – we can’t tell you how much we appreciate it! We apologize for the inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience in this matter.

If you have any questions, please send us an email at

All the best,
Trunx Team

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