iPad Users Group met in the Cholla Room.We had as large group for the size of the room and most could not get wifi access from the Ocotillo room across the street. We still had lots to discuss.
Some of the topics were Digital Magazines. A demonstration was shown of Better Homes and Gardens, paper vs digital versions and how they can come to life with videos and extra information that will pop up when selecting an info icon on the digital version of the magazine. Some of the choices of magazines are pointed out on this Web Blog. Check out the side panels for additional information. In addition to Newstand there are also versions of popular magazines available from www.Zinio.com
If anyone is familiar with Shazam, an app with the ability to identify songs and artists, and QR Reader for scanning a program that reads the QR Scan Codes, there is a new app on the block that does both, Digimarc which not only does the QR scans and music scans but it also lets you detect imperceptible digital watermarks on magazine pages. An example will be shown in class next Sunday of the ones included in Cooking Light magazine.
Make a shortcut to this site. Open in Sarfari and hit the arrow button on the upper left and the hit the Add to Home Screen to make a shortcut. http://www.pcipadusersgroup.blogspot.com/Security issues were discussed and email questions were answered on deleting versus archiving.
Next week we will return to the Ocotillo Room and there will be a presentation on eBooks from the Library. Hopefully we can have some breakout groups on various subjects. Also some tips on Evernote Web Clipper and activating your Evernote Upload address so that emails, and scanned documents can be stores in Evernote. If you have a chance, make sure you download Evernote so that you can participate in the discussion. Links are are this website on the sidebar.