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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

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

DVMUG Internet Meeting Tuesday, October 1st

DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting

Safari

Tuesday, October 1st
7pm-9pm

(First Tuesday of the month)

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

As always, any topic related to the Internet, DVMUG BBS, Google, Facebook, Email and the Web is fair game.

Google

GmailGmail Google CalendarCalendar YouTube
YouTube 
Google VoiceGoogle Voice
Google PhotosPhotos Google NewsNews Google MapsGoogle Maps Google MusicMusic Dashboard
Dashboard 

 

Social Media

facebook
Facebook

 

Twitter
Twitter

Internet Utilities

DropBox
DropBox

 

Last Pass
LastPass

We can also explore any Web Publishing options you bring to the table.

Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver
WordPressWordPress

DVMUG BBS 

The DVMUG BBS FirstClass 16 Client download is available from the DVMUG web page at, http://fc.dvmug.org

FirstClass

FirstClass Mobile 16 for iPhone and iPad is available at, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firstclass-mobile/id310607705?mt=8

If you have an iPhone or iPad, bring it to the SIG and we will help you get it set up to log in to the BBS.

DVMUG Photography Meeting Wednesday, October 2nd

Lightroom

DVMUG Photography SIG Meeting

Wednesday, October 2nd from 2pm to 4pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

Don

Leader: Don Nelson

Don_Nelson@dvmug.org

The Photography SIG will explore using Adobe software for photography. The primary focus will be on Lightroom along with other Adobe software such as PhotoshopPhotoshop Elements and Adobe Bridge.

LightroomLightroom

Photoshop
Photoshop

Elements
Photoshop Elements

Bridge
Bridge

Lightroom