Archive for November, 2017

Safari at the DVMUG Internet Meeting Saturday, November 18th

DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting

Safari

Saturday, November 18th , 2pm-4pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

(Third Saturday of the month)

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

Anne
Leader: Anne Griffin
925-405-5646

MapGet a map to the DVMUG Office: http://goo.gl/oiFj

Facebook You can RSVP on the Facebook meeting page

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

 

DVMUG BBS

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

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, iPod touch or iPad bring it to the SIG and we will help you get it set up to login to the DVMUG BBS.

DVMUG BBS

 

This month we will be looking at Safari.

How to start using Safari on Mac
Safari is Apple’s web browser — your portal to the internet. You can visit websites, bookmark favorite pages, and more.
Read more here

Understanding the Browser Address Bar
Many people misuse the browser address bar by typing in the names of sites instead of complete URLs. In the address bar you can type a search term, domain name, or a full webpage address. But if you simply type in the name of a site, you will get search results instead of going to that site.
Watch here

Using Safari Reader View
If you are trying to read an article online and the font is too small, too light, or other page elements are too distracting, you can use Safari’s Reader View to focus on just the text and other primary elements of the article.
Watch here

Using Safari Favorites
In Safari you have a Favorites list that is part of bookmarks but also has some special features. You can see them at the top of your browser window, on a special home page and in other places. Learn how to add, edit and delete items from Favorites.
Watch here

Setting Your Default Search Engine
You can use the address bar in Safari to search with your default search engine. In Safari Preferences you can set this to Google, Yahoo, Bing or DuckDuckGo. But you can browser to any search engine you want and use it outside of the address bar.
Watch here

Enable Flash In Safari
By default Flash apps are not going to appear on webpages in Safari. However, it is easy to enable them by clicking on the prompt or using Safari’s Preferences. In some cases, using Preferences may be the only way to get Flash working properly on a site.
Watch here

Autofill Your Name and Email in Safari
In addition to IDs and passwords, you can autofill your name and email address into forms with Safari. This is handy for filling out simple forms where you are not logging into a site. You can change which information is available in the Contacts app.
Watch here

Safari Web Surfing Techniques
Here are three key techniques that everyone who surfs the web on their Mac should know. But using tabs, browsing history and page search you can move around quickly and find what you want.
Watch here

 

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This Week at DVMUG 11-12-2017

DVMUG

This Week at DVMUG 11-12-2017

We have a busy week of events starting on Tuesday morning with Susan Shoemaker’s Photos SIG. This time she’ll discuss making a photo book, perfect for this time of year to share with family.

Tuesday evening is the macOS SIG. Anne will answer any questions you have about macOS, new versions or old. Now that macOS High Sierra is out, find out what’s new and what you need to know before installing this free OS update.

Wednesday evening is our General Meeting at the Pacheco Community Center, where our main presenter will be the developer of Tap Forms 5, a great replacement for the Bento database that is no more. Tap Forms is an app available both on macOS and iOS that allows you to manage collections of data. Even if you don’t use a database you might find that this is something you could use to manage data as it is simple to learn and use.

John and Anne have merged the Internet-BBS SIG and Web Publishing SIG into the Internet SIG which is now held on third Saturday afternoons. John and Anne will cover several Internet-related subjects, including the DVMUG BBS.

 


 

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 Pacheco 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 MacClinic Saturday, November 25th

DVMUG MacClinic

Saturday, November 25th, from 10am to 4pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Rick

Leader: Rick Calicura
925-228-4992

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

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office: http://goo.gl/oiFj

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

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

 

DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting Tuesday, November 28th

DVMUG iPhone-iPad SIG Meeting

Tuesday November 28th from 7pm to 9pm

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

Pleasant_Hill_Communit_Center

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
Leader:
Chris Wysocki
510-299-4157

Map Get a map to Pleasant Hill Community Center, http://goo.gl/0SXjPO

Facebook You can RSVP on the Facebook meeting page

iOS 11 apple.com/ios/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’ve installed iOS 11 and 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

iOS 11

 

DVMUG Mac Essentials Saturday December 2nd

Mac Essentials

Saturday December 2nd 10am to 12pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Learn the basic ins and outs of the Macintosh computer, the core interface elements—the menus, Finder, and Dock—so you can start working with files, folders, and applications right away. Learn also the core applications that come bundled with the Mac OS (Mail, Calendar, iMessage, iTunes, and Safari), and how to install new apps from the Apple Store. Each meeting will start with YOUR questions.

Robert Skapura
Leader: Robert Skapura
925-933-4257

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office: http://goo.gl/oiFj

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