User Group Report #518: Talking Keynote 2 and Presentations with Tom Negrino, A New Apple Regional Liaison Team Member and Five Years of The MUG Center


A noted author talks about his latest projects, Keynote 2, presentation quality and upgrading to Tiger, a new Apple Regional Liaison discusses his goals for the groups in his territory, and The MUG Center’s five year anniversary is reviewed.

Tom Negrino
Tom Negrino, the author of Creating Keynote Presentations with iWork: Visual QuickProject Guide from Peachipt, talks about his recent projects, Keynote 2 and its new features, delivers tips on designing an effective Keynote presentation and how to safely upgrade to Tiger, all in a feature length interview.

George Kopp
George Kopp of AppleJAC profiles his group, how much fun user group leadership can be, and what he hopes to accomplish as one of the newest members of the Apple Regional Liaison Team, covering the north central United States.

User Group Report #517: MacValley MUG at Twenty, Online Data Backup with BackJack and More Backup Discussions


A user group celebrates twenty active years, an online backup option for your critical information, and more backup discussions from the TMC Blog are included in this edition.

Julie Heatherington
Julie Hetherington of BackJack discusses her company’s options for online backup of your data, why online backup is now a more viable option than ever before, and special user group offer available exclusively through The MUG Center.

Ken Gruberman
Ken Gruberman of the MacValley Users Group joins us to discuss his group’s twentieth anniversary some of the changes they’ve experienced, and how treating their MUG like a small business has helped them thrive.

User Group Report #516: Going Mobile and Global with Fred Johnson, The AppleWorks’ Users Group Evolution, iWire Broadcast, MUG Center News & Updates and More


The evolution of the world’s largest Macintosh User Group, going global with (and without) your Mac, a new internet audio browser with an unusual development story, MUG Center news and updates and more are all included in this week’s UGR.

Christopher Stadler
Christopher Stadler, the lead Macintosh developer for East Bay Technologies talks about their internet audio browser, iWire Broadcast, how it was developed, and his surprising story of how he got into Macintosh software development.

Warren Williams
Warren Williams of The AppleWorks Users Group makes the first in a series of appearances to talk about how the world’s largest Mac user group is evolving with the advent of iWork as the successor to AppleWorks.

Fred Johnson
Fred Johnson, the author of Global Mobile: Connecting without Walls, Wires or Borders from Peachpit, discusses the best hardware and services for being on the go and staying connected in an increasingly wireless world, why he is a BlueTooth enthusiast and more in an in-depth interview.

User Group Report #515: Chuck Toporek on .Mac, MacBUS, A Tiger Upgrade Option and More


An expert covers the Apple .Mac service, the genre of business groups is profiled, we cover a new user group offer on internet audio software and tell you how to do a “test upgrade” to Tiger, just to be safe.

Chuck Toporek
Chuck Toporek, the author of Inside .Mac from O’Reilly, discusses the evolution and usefulness of Apple’s online service, how it integrates into Tiger, the value of the new family pack, the “extras” .Mac offers to its members and more.

Chris Urban
Chris Urban of the The Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia (MacBUS) talks about his group’s involvement with a local educational institution, how they are getting young people involved in their group, and how their business focus differs from their community group counterparts.

User Group Report #514: Adam Engst of TidBITS, Default Folder X, North Pittsburgh Macintosh Users Group & Adobe User Group Program News


We talk new Tiger eBooks, a must-have utility to help you manage your files, a Mac donation program and news about the Adobe User Group Program in this week’s edition of The User Group Report.

Adam Engst
Adam Engst of TidBITS discusses the four Tiger additions to the Take Control ebook series, some of the coolest features in the new version of the Mac OS, provides some tips on upgrading to the new Mac OS and reveals his browser of choice in a feature-length interview.

Jon Gotow
Jon Gotow of St. Clair Software talks about the latest, Tiger-friendly version of one of our all-time favorite utilities, Default Folder, their special user group discount and why being a small software company has advantages he isn’t interested in giving up.

Dave Sevick
Dave Sevick of the North Pittsburgh Macintosh Users Group tells us about his group’s Computer Donation Program and how they have donated almost 300 Macs to those in need and one way his group built up enthusiasm for the release of Tiger.