MacSTAC was founded on April 1, 1978 as an Apple II MUG. We are a community group with members from all walks of life, careers and levels of ability. We welcome all Mac users to improve their knowledge and, in turn, share their Mac knowledge with others.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 18th MacSTAC Meeting

Reminder that the July MacSTAC meeting is THIS THURSDAY at 630 PM, Vestal Library. Bring you unresolved questions and problems to be solved by our award-winning, highly sought after, distinguished, and world-renowned board of ex-perts*.

*The word "expert" is formed from the conjunction of two roots which, phonetically, can be represented as "x" and "spurt". Everyone knows that "X" is an unknown quantity. A "spurt" is what one gets from squeezing a drop of water. Therefore, an expert is an unknown drip under pressure.

If you are interested in any of the offers below, I will send you the password:

Special Offers For Apple User Group Members
with User Group Discount Codes

Password from May 15 – August 15, 2013: ugcoolbuys

The offers on this page are brought to you by the Apple User Group Advisory Board and are exclusively for current members of Apple User Groups. So that we may continue to make offers such as these available, please do not distribute the page URL or password to non-members.

User Group Leaders: please distribute this page URL and password to your members via newsletter, email, listserv or other private method. Do not make links or password publicly available.

Text version for newsletter editors: UGAB vendor offers 7/15/13


MacTech BootCamp II: 40% Discount

Learn more about how to become an Apple technology consultant at MacTech BootCamp II. This is a single-track, hotel-based seminar that travels to seven cities, including one near you, that is specifically geared to serve the needs of consultants and techs wanting to better service their base of home users and SMB. If you're an Apple consultant now, or want to see what it takes to get in the business, MacTech BootCamp II is for you. To learn more about the session topics, click

MacTech BootCamp II events are located throughout the United States in "NFL" cities that are easily accessible not only in the local area, but in the U.S. region through major airports. See the full list of locations and sign up today.

MacTech BootCamp is normally $499 (US); as an Apple user group member, you can register now to save $200 off the regular price, so you pay only $299 (US). Plus, with your registration, you'll also get a free 6-month subscription to MacTech magazine.

For more information on locations and dates, visit:

This worldwide offer is valid through September 18, 2013.


Atomic Training Video Tutorials: 20% Off

Atomic Training offers online video tutorial courses on over 150 software applications, including training on popular Apple®, Microsoft®, Adobe®, and Google™ products. You can quickly build your technology skills in word processing, data management, graphic design, desktop publishing, web development, video production and others with Atomic Training.

All Apple user group members can save 20% off a 1-year license at $79.99 (US), regularly $99.99 (US).

For details and to request a free 7-day trial, visit:

This worldwide offer is valid through December 31, 2013.


Ongoing Offers

AgileBits 1Password and more: 25% Discount

Too many passwords to remember? 1Password 3 for Mac is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms, and easily generate strong passwords.

As an Apple user group member, you are entitled to get new licenses of 1Password for Mac at 25% below the normal retail price. You also get a 25% discount on new licenses for everything else in the AgileBits store.

Get yours today:

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


Eltima Software multimedia products: Pay 20% less

Eltima Software is a global software development company, specializing in Flash software development for Mac users. All flashers will see the true value of Flash Decompiler Trillix for Mac, Flash Optimizer for Mac and SWF & FLV Player for Mac. With these products, managing Flash files is easy: decompile, compress or just play them back.

Regular prices for Eltima's Flash software range from $19.95-$99.95 (US). Using the coupon code gives user group members 20% off.

Get your Flash products here:

Coupon code: AL-D-MUGPS

This worldwide offer is ongoing.



Updated – Mac|Life: Now 72% Off

Mac|Life is THE Apple-product magazine that changes all the rules. Mac|Life recognizes Apple's dynamic role in work, play and life and will appeal to core Apple users. With fresh insight, in-depth how-tos, stunning design and exclusive information, Mac|Life helps users realize their full potential. Mac|Life is the ultimate magazine about all things Apple.

Mac|Life is offering a Apple user group member subscription rate of $19.95 (US) for 12 issues, a savings of 72% off the basic cover price.

Subscribe today:

This U.S.-only offer is ongoing.



Macworld Magazine

Macworld offers Apple User Group members a special subscription offer. Macworld magazine is the ultimate Mac resource! They pack each issue with industry news, future trends, practical how-tos, in-depth features, tips and tricks, and more; they provide the tools Mac professionals and enthusiasts need. Best of all, you can depend on their unbiased, thorough product reviews and buying advice. Stay informed about what's new, exciting, important. Become a Macworld reader.

Normal price: $21.97 (US). User Group price: $15.00 (US) for 12 issues.

This U.S. and Canada offer is ongoing.


O'Reilly: Discounts for User Group Members

Get 40% off books from O'Reilly, Microsoft Press, No Starch, Paraglyph, PC Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Rocky Nook, SitePoint, or YoungJin books and 50% off ebooks you purchase directly from O'Reilly.

Order from the O'Reilly Store online or by phone at 1-800-998-9938 ( extra shipping costs outside U.S.).

Online Code: DSUG

This worldwide offer is ongoing.



Peachpit Press: 35% Off

Apple user group members receive a 35% discount when they shop at Just enter the user group discount coupon code at checkout. Ground shipping is free! (This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon codes such as the Peachpit Club.)

Coupon Code: UE-23AA-PEUF (case-sensitive)

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


Que Publishing Products: 35-45% Discount

Que Publishing has more than 32 years of experience helping users learn about computers and technology for the home, office, and business. Their books, eBooks, and videos teach through step-by-step tutorials, are rich in illustrations, and provide in depth references on important topics including OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud, Apple devices, and much more.

For those interested in beginner to advanced Mac programming titles, visit Que's partner site to see new releases from Addison-Wesley Professional and Sams Publishing.

Apple user group members can take advantage of exclusive product discounts of 35% off the list price of all print books and 45% off the list price of all eBooks and Video Training plus free U.S. shipping every day.

Apply discount code during checkout:

USERGROUP - 35% off print books

QUGD45 - 45% off eBooks and Video Training

To get started, visit:

This worldwide offer is ongoing.


SlideShark iPad PowerPoint Viewer: Free App plus Special Offer

SlideShark from BrainShark, Inc. is a free app that converts PowerPoint presentations to view on your iPad. It is easy to use and designed with professionals, educators, and students in mind. It preserves animations, fonts, graphics and colors, and allows you to tap or swipe to advance animations and slides. With SlideShark you can view and present your slideshow on the iPad the way it was meant to be seen (and show on your TV with the iPad 2).

See a demo at

Members of Apple user groups are invited to download the app for free. Additionally, you'll also get 25% additional storage for free with this offer.

Get free storage:

 This worldwide offer is ongoing.


Take Control Books: 30% Discount on All eBooks

No matter what Apple devices you're using, there's a Take Control ebook that will help you polish your skills, work more efficiently, and increase your productivity. Check out our highly practical, tightly focused ebooks covering Mac OS X, Macintosh applications, the iPad and iPhone, 802.11n networking, and more! Written by the most-trusted names in the Mac world and published by Adam and Tonya Engst of TidBITS, Take Control ebooks provide the technical help you need now. Take Control ebooks are available for immediate download in PDF format (for Macs and iPads), and with EPUB (for iPhone and iPod touch) and Mobipocket (for Kindle) versions available after purchase.

An exclusive 30% off their already low prices is offered to Apple user group members on all Take Control ebooks.

Purchase Take Control books at a discount with this coupon-code-loaded URL:


This worldwide offer is ongoing.

TechTool Deluxe 3.1.4 update now available free

If you ordered an AppleCare Protection Plan with your Mac between 1999 and March of 2011, you also received TechTool Deluxe as part of your protection plan. TechTool Deluxe checks the major computer components covered under your AppleCare Protection Plan, and was available only by purchasing an AppleCare Protection Plan for a Mac. TechTool Deluxe was based on Micromat's powerful TechTool Pro diagnostic and repair utility.

This new TechTool Deluxe update is free to users of the above previous versions. Users should update their current version software to download the new update. TechTool Deluxe 3.1.4 works on more Macs and is also compatible with Lion.

More information is available at:

This worldwide offer is ongoing.

For more information on user group special offers, contact your Apple User Group Regional Liaison.

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