LiveCode Part 2 

Presentation by Greg Dickerhoof  

March 17, 2018

9:00am - 1:30pm   

In November we introduced LiveCode and discussed how it carries on the tradition of HyperCard. In March we continue the topic by showing different kinds of stacks made with LiveCode, and exploring how they work.

Bring in your questions – How did you do that?


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Since so many of our members have expressed concerns about web security, and some are establishing websites of their own, the article below, from the Federal Trade Commission, might provide some helpful information. 

Looking for a web host for your small business?

by Lesley Fair 
Senior Attorney, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC

Running a small company or a home-based business requires laser-like focus. Of course, you want a web presence, but with everything else you have to do, you may decide to hire a web-hosting company to support your website. Web hosts offer an array of options – email, storage, integrated e-commerce, etc. But according to the FTC, there’s another feature you should factor in when comparison-shopping for web hosting services: security. 



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Regain access to those ClarisWorks or AppleWorks files for $20!
... Nicholas









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MacBasics Plus SIG 
Fred Seitz, VP of Education







LiveCode Part 2

Do you have an idea for an app? 

Is there something you would like to build but you’ve never had the chance to do it? Or do you want to learn more about how your computing devices work and how software is made? Would you like to get more out of your smartphone or computer? Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn to write code, LiveCode is the simplest, easiest and most fun way to do it.




Amtrak Train waves to the meeting, we wave back (it's just fun!)

Amtrak Train waves to the meeting, we wave back (it's just more fun!)

 Meeting Dates for 2018

Jan 20                                 Apple Showcase
Feb 17                                 Demo Fair
Mar 17                                 Live Code application           April 20                                Special Event
May 19                                 TBD

Jun 20                                  TBD
July 21                                 TBD
Aug 18                                 TBD
Sep 15                                 TBD
Oct 20                                  TBD
Nov 17                                 TBD
Dec 8 or 15                          Holiday Party 


The MacTechnics Story

MacTechnics, the Ann Arbor Computer Users Group, is one of the largest Apple User Groups in Michigan and is comprised of all types of Apple users from novice to professional. Formed in the Fall of 1984, MacTechnics' goal is to expand computer literacy in an interesting and entertaining way.

MacTechnics normally meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the NEW Center Building, 1100 North Main Street, Ann Arbor. There is ample parking just outside the building.

Directions to our meeting locations can be found by using the Google map provided on the MacTechnics Home page.

Registration begins at about 9:00 AM
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) begin shortly thereafter, running through 10:30 AM. The Main Meeting presentation normally begins at about 11:00 AM,
and may run through 1:00 PM.

It is advisable to check the website each month, prior to the meeting, as there are occasional changes to the meeting time or place.

Attendance is flexible and attendees are welcome to attend all or any part of the meeting.

All meetings are open to the public and anyone may attend meetings without joining, but benefits listed below are available to members only.

Membership Benefits

  • Our website,, with news, events and conferences of interest to members of the Apple community. (Our website is in the process of being redesigned – watch for exciting design changes and even more interesting information to become available in the future.)
  • Special Interest Groups, available to all members, meet from 9:30 - 11:00 AM the day of the main meeting.

  • Retail books offered at discounts due to user group purchasing.

  • User Group discounts on Software and Hardware.
  • Participation in raffles, sharing information, knowledge and experiences with other MacTechnics Members.

Membership Type

  • New & Renewal Membership (1 year - $50)

  • Student Membership (1 year - $25 with copy of current student ID card)
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Our new Members Only web page is now LIVE. If you're a member and have not registered please do so soon. If you have questions on how to do it, ask us at the next meeting. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to your feedback. 




March 17th, 2018

9:00am to 1:30pm

NEW Center

NEW Center

1100 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor

NEW Center

MacTechnics News

Board of Directors
President - Gerry F.
President (May)-Gerry F.
President (June)-Keith M.
President (July)-Dave S.
President (August)-Cassie S.
President (September)-Fred S.
President (October)-Francis B.
President (December)-Kathy G.
VP Education - Fred S.
VP Communication - Janice A.
VP Volunteers - Cheryl H.
Recording Secretary - Keith M.
Treasurer - Francis B.
Membership Secretary - Steve J.
eNewsletter and Videographer - Linda B.
Webmaster - Cassie S.
Director-at-Large - Dave S.
Director-at-Large - Roger V.
Past President - Kathy G., Gerry F., JoAnn V.

What is iPhoneography?  The term comes from iPhone and Photography.  It came about as the cameras in mobile phones gained the ability to take better quality photos.
And as many people started using there mobile phones as their camera of choice.  Read more...


There are some new deals in the Members Only Area...  ..send access request to to receive a current list of the deals.

New Member Gallery

Check out our NEW Member Gallery page...

MacTechnics Holiday Party Potluck 2015

What's on the Buffet so far?

MacTechnics Christmas Holiday Party Potluck 2016

MacTechnics Christmas Holiday Party Potluck - Annual Meeting and Buffet and Fun.

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