Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

October 2012 General Meeting

iPhone 5 and iOS 6: Putting the Cloud in Your Pocket

iPhone in the clouds

October 27, 2012, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

You are invited to the Washington Apple Pi's October 27, 2012 meeting. Come see Apple's newest 'object of desire' – the iPhone 5. We will show off the awesome speed of the A6 chip, the ultrafast LTE and wireless, the larger 4-inch display, the new and improved HD FaceTime camera, and the high-resolution Panorama photo mode.

We will show how to create an iPhoto journal on the iPad or iPhone from photos in your photostream, and how to publish them to your iCloud home page for viewing with a web browser.

We will also discuss how to upgrade to iOS 6, together with some new features and apps of iOS 6 such as: Notifications and Do Not Disturb; Messages, iCloud, Mail and the VIP mailbox, FaceTime, Facebook and Twitter integration; and of course, the now infamous Maps app with 3D flyovers and free turn-by-turn instructions.

The meeting will start with our usual Question & Answer session from 9:30 to 10, followed by a coffee break.

Once again, we will attempt to stream it over the Internet: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wap-general-meeting.

George Mason University Essential Information

The meeting will be held in Enterprise Hall, Room 178.

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road). Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Here is a campus map with annotations (PDF, 2.8 MB). Interactive map of campus: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Sandy Creek Parking Garage is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $4.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A (see map below)

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.

George Mason Map