Archive for April, 2018

DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting Tuesday, April 24th

DVMUG iPhone-iPad SIG Meeting

Tuesday April 24th 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

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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.

We will do more iOS 11 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 Clinic Saturday, April 28th

DVMUG Mac Clinic

Saturday, April 28th, 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

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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

Disk Utility



Facebook Privacy at DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting Tuesday, May 1st

DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting


Tuesday, May 1st , 7pm-9pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

(First Tuesday of the month)

John Leader: John Sobrero

Leader: Anne Griffin

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

Facebook, Privacy, and You: The Ultimate Guide
Don’t trust Facebook but have to use it? Here’s how to keep your information — and that of your friends — safe and sound.
Read more here

Facebook is a behemoth of information. It’s the company’s business model (predicated on advertising and third-party integrations), and it’s not stopping anytime soon.

If you object to your data being used in this manner, you can always delete Facebook, but for many people that’s not a realistic path — Facebook and its Single Sign-On controls are so integrated into people’s lives at this point that it’s nigh-impossible for some to extricate from the platform.

Instead, consider using Facebook’s built-in privacy controls and settings to control your sharing — and give away only the information that you want to have out on the web.

How to check if Facebook shared your personal info with Cambridge Analytica

Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook users. Here’s how to tell if you were affected.
Read more here


Facebook Privacy Checkup

Facebook does offer a handy link that allows a quick adjustment to your account settings.

1 Click the question mark in the top right section of the menu bar on your profile page.

2 Scroll down to “Privacy Checkup.”

3 You’ll be able to quickly view who can see your posts, which apps are currently linked to your account, and what personal information can be seen, and by whom. The checkup option allows you to adjust these all in one place — and lets you edit personal information (update or delete your hometown, relationship status, etc.) — but it shouldn’t replace the deeper dives listed above.

View Yourself as Others on Facebook Do

One useful tool Facebook offers its users is the “View As” option, which allows you to see your profile page as any Facebook user, either a stranger or one of your friends, would when they look at your page. To see this view:

1 Go to your profile page and click on the three dots in the right-hand corner of your cover photo (the large rectangular photo at the top of this page, not to be confused with your profile photo, which is the smaller square photo that appears with your name across the entire site).

2 Scroll down to the “View As” option.

3 Once there, you can see how your page appears to the general public. You also can see how it appears to any of your Facebook friends, allowing you to make sure that any customized settings you’ve enabled are working properly.

Tweak Your Sharing Settings

You can dictate who will see what you post to Facebook. By default, your profile is set to “Public,” meaning anyone on the social network can see your information and posts. Here’s how to limit the audience that can see what you post:

1 Go to your Facebook settings.

2 Click on “Privacy” and you’ll be taken to a page where you can edit “Who can see your posts?” Best practice is to choose “Friends Only” for many or all of these settings. You can also customize a list of Facebook friends who will see your posts, or choose to keep your posts private to yourself only.

3 In the Privacy settings area, you can also opt out of Facebook’s facial recognition system, which scans photos posted to the sites and makes tagging suggestions to other users.

How to download a copy of your Facebook data

With all the news about Facebook recently, you might be wondering, what exactly does Facebook know about me from my profile? Sure, you can peruse your profile online, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. One way to see what Facebook has on you is to download your Facebook data.

The ability to download your Facebook data isn’t really new, but not many users know that you can do it. It only takes a few minutes; how long depends on how big your data files are. Here are the steps to download your Facebook data.

How to disable Facebook’s app platform altogether

If you have too many apps to review at present or you want to turn everything off until you can better assess, Facebook has a dead man’s switch that essentially turns off all data connections between your Facebook app and third-party apps.

How to change app permissions on Facebook on the web

From here, you can edit the permissions for individual apps (by hovering over them and pressing the Edit button), or press the X button to remove them altogether.

How to remove your Facebook data from macOS
Whether you’re planning on keeping your Facebook account, are debating deleting it, or already have, you may have Facebook data stored on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it from macOS.

Facebook – Delete All Messages

Adds a page action in Facebook Messages tab in order to delete them all.



DVMUG Mac Essentials Saturday, May 5th

Mac Essentials

Saturday May 5th 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, Messages, 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

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MacMost A Beginner’s Guide to the Mac Video Tutorials

Mac Scroll Bars
Resizing Mac Windows
Renaming Files
Mac Maps App
Mac Trackpad
Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
Status Menus
Getting Started With Time Machine
Desktop Folder
Previewing Files On Your Mac
Mac Context Menus
Mac App Switcher
Mac Cursor
Sending Images In Email Messages
Mac User Accounts
Mac Downloads Folder
Mac Notes
Mac Modifier Keys
Mac App Store
Web Searching
Windows and Tabs
Drag and Drop On the Mac
Siri On the Mac
Red, Yellow and Green Window Buttons
Copy and Paste
Finder Views
Mac Reminders
Desktop Backgrounds
System Preferences
Mac Trash
Mac Spotlight
Mac Menu Bar
Mac Dock
Mission Control
Organizing With Folders On Your Mac

DVMUG Photos Meeting Tuesday, May 8th

DVMUG Photos SIG Meeting


Tuesday, May 8th, 10am to 12pm
(Second Tuesday)

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill


Leader: Susan Shoemaker

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As always, we will try to help with any questions and concerns you may have about Photos for macOSPhotos for iOS and iCloud Photo Library. Also, feel free to share a favorite photo, or a few!

Photos for Mac: The ultimate guide
Photos for Mac brings it into the modern age of picture and video management, tying it into both the operating system and the cloud.
Read more here

MacMost Photos Video Tutorials