The January meeting was held on Friday the 11th and included SEAL’s annual general meeting. After the AGM we took a look at some of the best apps and games of the year as chosen by Apple and Mac Rumors.
During the AGM the Chairman and Treasurer gave reports on the club’s activities and finances during 2018. We then held the committee election which resulted in the existing committee, Robert, Mick, Ben and DavidK being re-elected. Thanks to all the committee members for standing and their service during the last year. We also had a useful discussion about plans for the coming year.
Best of 2018
We talked about Apple’s picks for the best apps of 2018, they chose the best app and game for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. The list is available on the Apple web site which also links to a more detailed feature in the Mac App Store.
DaveK had played two of the recommended games and gave us a quick demo of each:
Gorogoa - an elegant puzzle game based around hand illustrated panels.
Alto’s Odyssey - a beautiful endless sandboarding journey with multiple areas to unlock and secrets to find.
Mac Rumors also posted a list of their top 10 apps for Mac and iOS.
We talked about the Apple news of the past month including:
- iTunes video content and AirPlay 2 coming to Samsung, LG and other smart TVs.
- Amazon Alexa smart speakers get Apple Music currently in the US only.
- Apple releases it’s latest transparency report on an updated web site.
- Reports that Ring (owned by Amazon) has allowed their employees to access feeds from customer’s security cameras.