Monthly meetings

ClubMac holds monthly meetings between September and May. They are our main form of activity and we try to make them as interesting and relevant to our members as possible.

Format

The monthly meetings follow a standard format. We meet at 7.30 p.m. generally, but not always, on the first Wednesday of the month in Merrion Cricket Club.

  • Training
    Noel Davidson of QED Training is responsible for delivering ClubMac’s new Autumn 2015 training programme which will be very much focused on helping newcomers to the Apple platform to get the best out of their iPhone, iPad or Mac Computer.
  • Technical Q&A
    This part of the meeting allows those present to ask questions relating to a problem or a query they're having with the Mac. It could be a hardware problem or an issue with a software programme. Within the membership we have a number of very experienced users and they do their best to answer any queries raised. The session is led by Peter O'Reilly, a former Chairman of the club.
  • What's new in the world of Apple
    Tom Martin presents an overview of all the relevant happenings on Planet Apple during the period since the last meeting.
  • Useful utilities
    The Useful Utilities slot is a recent innovation at ClubMac meetings in which we profile those little known but potentially very useful applications. In the past, we have reviewed applications such as HoudaSpot, VueScan and TypeIt4Me.
  • Guest presentation
    As its name implies, the guest presentation forms the highlight of our evenings. We have had a number of high profile speakers from Apple (of course!), Microsoft and Adobe as well as representatives from Apple dealers. We have also had presentations from Mac consultants as well as companies involved in developing Apple software.

Ambience

ClubMac is renowned for its hospitality. Did you know that we provide complimentary sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks at all our meetings? Yes, we do!

Buying a computer?

Please support our favourite Apple dealers, Galmac Computers, Stream Solutions and Compu B, who provide club members with discounts on hardware and software purchases and/or repairs.

Current help topics

At our monthly meetings, we discuss issues affecting our members in our Technical Q&A sessions. Here's a selection of recent topics:

  • How to enlarge a partition holding Windows
  • Reducing the size of PowerPoint files to send by email
  • Problems accessing printers via AirPort


Entry-level training

Are you new to the Mac? Have you switched from the PC? Then you may be interested to know that at our monthly meetings, ClubMac has been providing entry level training in the following areas:

  • Introduction to the Finder
  • iPhoto
  • iDVD