Archive for the ‘Special Interest Groups’ Category

DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting Tuesday, August 22nd

DVMUG iPhone-iPad SIG Meeting

Tuesday August 22nd from 7pm to 9pm


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


This meeting location is for the iPhone-iPad SIG only.
All other SIG meetings will continue to be at the DVMUG office.
The DVMUG Main meeting will continue to be at the Pacheco Community Center.

Chris Wysocki

Map Get a map to Pleasant Hill Community Center,

facebook You can RSVP on the Facebook meeting page

iOS 11 Preview

iOS 11

The iPhone-iPad SIG is meets at the Pleasant Hill Community Center in the McHale Room, just down the road from the DVMUG Office.

Bring your iOS toy to the iPhone/iPad SIG and we’ll do more interactive training. If you have questions, we’ll answer them. 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.



DVMUG Genealogy Meeting Wednesday, August 23rd

DVMUG Genealogy SIG Meeting

Wednesday, August 23rd, 10am to 12pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Leader: Verner Laursen

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office:

Our emphasis is on the use of Reunion and MacFamily Tree software, and answering your questions about it and your genealogy research.

Reunion 11

MacFamily Tree


Fruit preserves at the DVMUG Food SIG Meeting Thursday, August 24th

DVMUG Food SIG Meeting

Thursday, August 24th from 7pm to 9pm

Anne Griffin
Karen Mahshi
Karen Mahshi

Each summer this SIG meeting explores the food and recipe resources available on the Internet and does in-house sampling and comparing of both common and exotic foods. Those who meet at the office at 5pm, before the SIG meeting’s official start, will sample have a bite to eat before returning to the office at 7pm to check out recipes and info on the Internet.

Previous DVMUG Food SIG Meeting Topics and Photos

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office:

facebook  You can RSVP on the Facebook meeting page

This month we will be tasting Fruit Preserves

Fruit preserves


DVMUG MacClinic Saturday, August 26th

DVMUG MacClinic

Saturday, August 26th from 10am to 4pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Leader: Rick Calicura

Clinic volunteers include,
John Sobrero
Anne Griffin
Don Nelson
Tina Tanenbaum
Brenda Boswell
Chris Wysocki

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office:

Previous Clinic Lunch Photos at,

Dedicated to making sad Apple devices happy. A staff of experts will help you add RAM, upgrade your operating system to the latest version, put in a new hard drive, or fix your slow-running or bad-acting Mac, iPhone or iPad. Appointments for the MacClinic must be made by phone (for triage), then time slots will be assigned. Just as a reminder, while the MacClinic is free, the club relies upon your donations to help offset the club’s ever growing expenses.

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 macupdateMacUpdate
etrecheckEtreCheck mactrackerMactracker
DiskWarriorDiskWarrior Carbon Copy ClonerCarbon Copy Cloner SuperDuper!SuperDuper! Easy FindEasy Find


Utilities at the DVMUG macOS Meeting Tuesday, August 8th

DVMUG macOS Meeting

Mac OS X boxes

Tuesday, August 8th from 7pm to 9pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Leader: Anne Griffin

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office:

facebook You can RSVP on the Facebook meeting page

Questions, answers, and demonstrations of the features of our current operating systems—Mavericks, Yosemite El Capitan and Sierra. Questions on your own setup welcome.

macOS Sierra

Disk Utility

At the August meeting we will look at the macOS Utilities Folder.

Activity Monitor
Disk Utility
Keychain Access
AirPort Utility
Migration Assistant
System Information

Activity MonitorAirPort UtilityDisk UtilityKeychain AccessMigration AssistantSystem Information

How to use Activity Monitor on your Mac
Activity Monitor shows the processes that are running on your Mac, so you can manage them and see how they affect your Mac’s activity and performance.
Read more here

AirPort Utility Explained
AirPort is Apple’s term for all things WiFi, from the technologies built into your Mac to its own lineup of routers and base stations.
Read more here

Mastering Disk Utility in macOS Sierra
Even the most casual of Mac users will need to use Disk Utility at some point. Examples include setting up a backup disk or partitioning an external drive, so knowing the basic ins and outs of the program are beneficiary.
Read more here

Everything you Need to Know About Keychain in macOS Sierra!
Keychain is a password management system for macOS and iOS that was originally released with Mac OS 8.6 back in 1999 as a way of holding passwords, private keys, certificates and secure notes in encrypted files on the machine.
Read more here

How to migrate your old Mac’s data to your new Mac
Thanks to Migration Assistant, moving your old Mac’s data to your new Mac is as simple as can be.
Read more here

Four reasons you should use OS X’s System Information utility
When troubleshooting your Mac, you often need to get information about your system and what’s going on inside of it, either to help you identify and fix the problem yourself or so you can convey that information to others who might help.
Read more here