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Browsers and Search Engines at the DVMUG Main Meeting Wednesday, September 18th

DVMUG Main Meeting

Wednesday, September 18th · 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(Third Wednesday of the month)

NEW LOCATION

Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive, McHale Room
Pleasant Hill

Pleasant_Hill_Communit_Center

Map Get a map to Pleasant Hill Community Center

Rick

Rick Calicura
Rick_Calicura@dvmug.org

Rick Calicura will be showing us Browsers and Search Engines.

Browsers

Safari | Firefox | Google Chrome | Opera | Brave

Search Engines

Ask.com | Bing | Dog Pile | Duck Duck Go | Google | Gigablast | Info.com | Info space | StartPage.com

Lycos | Excite | Savvy Search | Teoma | Yandex | Yippy | Zaba Search

 


 

The Diablo Valley Mac Users Group helps Macintosh users get the most out of their computers. Software, hardware, digital filmmaking, photography—these subjects and more are covered in the club’s monthly General Meeting, workshops, and Special Interest Groups.

You are invited to attend our general meetings at the Pleasant Hill Community Center for vendor and club presentations on new hardware, software, and other items of Mac interest. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with a Question & Answer segment where you are welcome to ask about your own Mac problems; there’s a break during which the club Mac experts answer your questions one-on-one, and a raffle in addition to the main presentation, usually by a software publisher or hardware manufacturer.

Dues for the entire family are $40 per year-a bargain! Especially since it includes access to the club’s award-winning monthly newsletter, ApplePRESS, and attendance at all Special Interest Group meetings including the monthly MacClinic, where club experts diagnose and repair what’s wrong with your Mac as well as helping you with software upgrades, hard-drive replacement, and similar improvements.

 

DVMUG Mac Maintenance SIG Tuesday, September 24th

DVMUG Mac Maintenance SIG

NEW SIG

System Info

Tuesday, September 24th
2 pm to 4 pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

John

Leader: John Sobrero
925-335-6789
www.sobrero.net

Anne

Leader: Anne Griffin
925-405-5646

Learn how to perform housecleaning and maintenance on your Mac yourself and use the Mac Clinic favorite apps to keep your Mac running at its best.

MacClinic Favorite Apps

malwarebytesMalwarebytes app cleanerAppCleaner MacUpdater
MacUpdater
etrecheckEtreCheck mactrackerMactracker GeekBenchGeekBench
DiskWarriorDiskWarrior Carbon Copy ClonerCarbon Copy Cloner SuperDuper!SuperDuper! Easy FindEasy Find DriveDXDriveDX

Go94Go64

Disk Utility
Disk Utility
Activity Monitor
Activity Monitor
Keychain Access
Keychain Access
Duplicate File Finder
Duplicate File Finder
Time Machine
Time Machine

How to install Malwarebytes on Mac to scan for malware & adware
Malwarebytes for Mac is a popular and respected anti-malware tool for Mac that can help to clear a Mac of malware, ransomware, and viruses.
Read more here

How to Uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac
At some point in time you may have installed the popular Malwarebytes tool on a Mac to scan for malware, spyware, ransomware, junkware, and other garbage threats on a Mac, but at some point you may decide you want to uninstall Malwarebytes from the Mac and remove the utility from a computer.
Read more here

MacMost
MacMost Video Tutorials

Creating a System Report With EtreCheck
If you are getting online help from a source you trust, you can help them by providing a system report generated from the third-party app EtreCheck. This report includes many details about your hardware and software that can help someone help you.
Watch here

AppCleaner (Uninstall Mac apps completely)
AppCleaner is the uninstaller that Apple forgot to include with macOS. It allows you to *completely* remove any application from your Mac. This includes the apps preferences, caches and other hidden files.
Watch here

MacUpdater Review
This is a great app that will help in making sure all of the software on your Mac is up to date. With a simple click it can download and install the update on most apps.
Watch here

Mactracker Review
Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, graphic cards, supported OS versions, price, storage, and expansion options.
Watch here

Downloading and installing Carbon Copy Cloner
Watch here

DriveDx
Ever wish your hard drive could warn you before it fails? With DriveDx it can. Binary Fruits’ amazing new hard drive analysis and monitoring tools are the best available on the Mac.
Watch here

Using Activity Monitor
In Applications/Utilities there is an app called Activity Monitor that allows you to track all of the apps and other processes running on your Mac. You can see which ones are using the most CPU, memory, energy, disk access, and so on.
Watch here

A beginner’s guide to getting started with Time Machine
Every Mac user should be backing up the files on their Mac. The easiest way to do this is to use Time Machine, which is part of macOS. You can get a cheap external hard drive and start doing this today. Time Machine is simple and automatic and can save you from disasters, as long as you start using it.
Watch here

System Info

DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting Tuesday, Sept 24th

iOS

Tuesday, Sept 24th
7 pm to 9 pm

(Fourth Tuesday of the month)

New Location

DVMUG Office 396 Civic Drive Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

Chris
Leader: Chris Wysocki
510-299-4157

iOS 13 apple.com/ios/

If you’ve installed iOS 13 and have questions, we’ll answer them. Bring your iPhone and iPad to the SIG and we’ll do more interactive training. Also, don’t forget to share any fun apps you’ve found with the group. If there is something you would like answered or covered in the SIG, let me know in the iPhone/iPad SIG conference on the BBS

MacMost

MacMost Video Tutorials
iOS | iPhone | iPad

iOS 13

This Week at DVMUG 09-07-2019

This Week at DVMUG 09-07-2019

We have a jam-packed schedule to start the week.

Monday afternoon at 1:30pm we have the iMovie SIG
Irene Bergamini will be showing you how to use iMovie. This is a great meeting if you would like to try your hand at creating videos.

Tuesday morning at 10am is the Apple special event
This is the anual fall event where new iPhones are expected to be announced.
The event will be streamed live and you can watch it here.

Anne and John will reviewing what was announced during the event at the macOS SIG on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday morning at 10am we have the Photos SIG
Susan Shoemaker will be covering variety of topics pertaining to Photos on the Mac.

Tuesday evening at 7pm we have the macOS SIG
Anne and John will answer any questions you have about macOS, new versions or old. They will be taking another look at the macOS Catalina beta, and reviewing what was announced at the Apple special event Tuesday morning.

 


 

The Diablo Valley Mac Users Group helps Macintosh users get the most out of their computers. Software, hardware, digital filmmaking, photography—these subjects and more are covered in the club’s monthly General Meeting, workshops, and Special Interest Groups.

You are invited to attend our general meetings at the Pleasant Hill Community Center for vendor and club presentations on new hardware, software, and other items of Mac interest. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with a Question & Answer segment where you are welcome to ask about your own Mac problems; there’s a break during which the club Mac experts answer your questions one-on-one, and a raffle in addition to the main presentation, usually by a software publisher or hardware manufacturer.

Dues for the entire family are $40 per year-a bargain! Especially since it includes access to the club’s award-winning monthly newsletter, ApplePRESS, and attendance at all Special Interest Group meetings including the monthly MacClinic, where club experts diagnose and repair what’s wrong with your Mac as well as helping you with software upgrades, hard-drive replacement, and similar improvements.

DVMUG Mac Clinic Saturday, September 28th

DVMUG Mac Clinic

Clinic

Saturday, September 28th
10 am to Noon
1:30 pm to 4 pm

(Fourth Saturday of the month)

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

Rick

Leader: Rick Calicura
925-228-4992

Clinic volunteers include:

John
John Sobrero

Anne

Anne Griffin

Chris
Chris Wysocki

Don
Don Nelson

Tina
Tina Tanenbaum

Brenda
Brenda Boswell

Previous Clinic Lunch Photos at,
dvmug.org/blog/?p=8994

Make your sad Mac happy again! At DVMUG’s legendary MacClinic., we can upgrade your Mac’s memory (you supply the memory; we can tell you where to get it). We can upgrade most Macs’ data storage by installing a new hard drive or solid-state drive. We can troubleshoot problems with malware, adware, and botched installations. We can help setup of your iOS device, back it up to your Mac, and transfer your data to a new iOS device. Appointments for the MacClinic must be made by phone (for triage), then time slots will be assigned. Remember that the services you receive as part of your DVMUG membership beat the heck out of what you would pay elsewhere. Obviously, the DVMUG office rent never stops and donations are gratefully received.

Add RAM to your Mac
Upgrade your Mac to an SSD drive
Install a backup drive or recover data from a hard drive
Upgrade macOS or iOS to the current version
Migrate your apps and data to a new Mac
Securely erase an old Mac for ewaste or donation
Backup your iPhone or iPad to your Mac
Sync your iCloud to your Mac, iPhone, and iPad
Perform housecleaning and remove old apps and downloads from your Mac

MacClinic Favorite Apps

malwarebytesMalwarebytes app cleanerAppCleaner MacUpdater
MacUpdater
etrecheckEtreCheck mactrackerMactracker GeekBenchGeekBench
DiskWarriorDiskWarrior Carbon Copy ClonerCarbon Copy Cloner SuperDuper!SuperDuper! Easy FindEasy Find DriveDXDriveDX

Go94Go64

Disk Utility
Disk Utility
Activity Monitor
Activity Monitor
Keychain Access
Keychain Access
Duplicate File Finder
Duplicate File Finder
Time Machine
Time Machine

 

Disk Utility