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From our email shared on July 27th:

Britain and I have some information that we would like to share regarding some changes to the Mobile Users Group. Like the Tech & Trends (TnT) group, MUG has struggled lately with attendance and the organization of events/meetings due to everyone's busy schedules and shifting job responsibilities. So, we have decided to make some changes.

Fortunately, we are not announcing that MUG will be going away! Instead, we have decided to merge the Mobile Users Group with the Tech and Trends group. As technology has progressed, the groups have begun having very similar conversations and goals. TnT once specialized in social media, but now has a much broader focus. MUG was once meeting in a coffee house discussing how to use iPads in the classroom, but now includes many devices with many use cases. All in all, mobile devices have become our computers.

Details are still being worked out, but the TnT core members are also organizing a non U-M associated group that has online biweekly meetings over the Friday lunch hour: Eat & Geek. We plan to chat about all things technology/food related and make recordings of the conversations available later (podcast-style). If you are interested in joining Eat & Geek, let us know and we will add you to our Google Group and Slack channel. Our next meeting is this Friday, so rather than attending MUG in the morning, you are invited to virtually join us over lunch!

Future MUG meetings will be removed from your Google Calendar, but we will keep our Google+ Community and minutes available online. We will be in touch regarding logistics of merging the two groups. And if one day we decide that mobile devices need a separate home, we can explore the prospect of MUG returning as a Community of Practice.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let us know.

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Apple fans who want to get a glimpse of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra before their public release later this fall will finally get the opportunity to install the
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The month of June ended with a massive revelation from Google — Android N’s final name was unveiled. And I can’t blame if you if you’re disappointed with “Nougat,” which is probably one…
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Hi, All!

A colleague is looking to purchase 2 unlocked Android GSM phones (via grant funds) for use during international travel. Nothing too expensive, but "no clunkers" either. Any recommendations for us?

Thanks!
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Depending on the phone, its charger may not need a voltage converter anyway, and I'm not sure how big of a deal the SIM card issues are in different countries. I used my Moto in the EU when I was there, and got a data-enabled prepaid SIM from Orange that worked fine.
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FREE App of the Week -- TextGrabber -- image to text app: copy recipe from a cookbook, scan QR code, capture text on photo and send to translator
 
FREE App of the Week -- TextGrabber -- image to text app: copy recipe from a cookbook, scan QR code, capture text on photo and send to translator
ABBYY TextGrabber easily and quickly scans, translates and saves your chosen text or QR-codes from virtually any printed material. Simply take a picture of the text on 60+ languages or QR-codes and immediately edit, hear it spoken aloud via VoiceOver, translate it into 90+ languages, send your text by SMS or e-mail, or share it quickly on Facebook, Twitter or Evernote. Translation is available as a separate in-app purchase. ***** Winner of SUPERS...
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Developer previews of watchOS 3 are now live and we’re starting to go hands-on with the next big release. Below are some of the tidbits we’re collecting of changes we’ve discovere…
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Big updates from Apple today!
Siri might be grabbing the spotlight at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2016, but the company's biggest software star is still the iPhone and iPad operating system: iOS. Apple has just made...
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Motion Stills, an iOS app from Google Research that acts as a virtual camera operator for your Apple Live Photos. We use our video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans. The resulting looping GIFs and movies come alive, and can easily be shared via messaging or on social media.
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New +Pebble s!
Two new heart-rate enabled smartwatches. Plus an entirely new 3G ultra-wearable. Go for a run and ditch the phone!
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I downloaded the new Gboard for iOS today, and have been really enjoying it so far. Along with wondering about what Google will tell advertisers now that they can read every single thing I type, I...
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The Mobile Users Group (MUG) is a collection of faculty and staff that meet regularly to share and discuss tips, tricks and trends in mobile technology and its educational uses. Members from all over the University of Michigan (and beyond) are welcome to join in the conversation. Shortened URL: http://u-mich.me/mobileusersplus
 
Who needs an iPhone 7 when Microsoft Pix is an iOS camera this good? It uses artificial intelligence to make your photos look like they were taken by a pro.
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It might be worth temporarily disabling two factor authentication for those beta testing iOS 10!
Many iOS 10 beta 2 testers with two-factor authentication enabled are reporting that they have been locked out of their Apple account. And since two-factor authentication is enabled, Apple support has been unable to help users of the affected accounts.aaa
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Apple has now detailed how iOS 10 handles deleting of stock Apple apps that come pre-installed on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Here's everything you need to know!
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Linkpack -- It’s an iOS app, Chrome, and Safari extension that lets you save and share bundles of links...
Save, read and share your links.
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Great news for iOS users: it looks like we may be able to delete the stock apps!
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Confirmed!
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Unique looking phone with some cool features.
Nextbit Robin launches in India with an aggressive price.
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With Google+ dying a slow death, Google has been looking for other ways to help users share content online. Its latest attempt is a new standalone app for
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