This Month

Wednesday, January 14th Evening Meeting

Meeting Topic: Round Tables and our returning Bizarre Bazaar

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Round Tables

Come and join us as we gather around tables to discuss the Macintosh and the iOS operating system on the iPad, iPhone and the iPod Touch.

This is the meeting where you can bring your expertise or bring your questions. Tables will be set up around the room with placards designating the subject that will be discussed at that table. You can go from table to table to absorb all that is being talked about.

Bizarre Bazaar

Do you have a Macintosh, iPad or printer that you want to sell? Maybe you have gotten new software and want to sell the older version you still have. A table will be set up on which to place these items for sale. Please put the name of the product, details about it and your name and of course the price you are asking for it. If it is a free giveaway, please mark that item as so.

St Petersburg College Corporate Training
at Pinellas County EpiCenter
13805 58th St N
Largo, Florida

There will be no iPad SIG or Fundamentals class this month.

Monday, January 26th Afternoon Meeting

Meeting Topic: iOS 8, Why you should upgrade

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come join us as we tackle topics of the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. You will be amazed at what you will learn.

Scot Cary will head up this chapter of BAM. He will be discussing iOS 8 and why you should upgrade if your iPad or iPhone qualifies. As usual, have your questions ready.

Clearwater East Library
2251 Drew Street
Clearwater, Florida 33765
Half mile west of US Highway 19




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