Archive for February, 2020

DVMUG Internet Meeting Tuesday, March 3rd

DVMUG

DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting

Safari

Tuesday, March 3rd
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
John_Sobrero@dvmug.org
www.sobrero.net

Anne

Leader: Anne Griffin
Anne_Griffin@dvmug.org

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, March 4th

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Photos

DVMUG Photography SIG Meeting

NEW SIG

Wednesday, March 4th 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

John

Leader: John Sobrero
John_Sobrero@dvmug.org
www.sobrero.net

Anne

Leader: Anne Griffin
Anne_Griffin@dvmug.org

The Photography SIG will explore using the Apple Photos on macOS and iOS. We will also cover Adobe software such as PhotoshopPhotoshop ElementsAdobe Bridge and Adobe Lightroom as well as sharing your images with Google Photos and Flicker.

LightroomLightroom

Photoshop
Photoshop

Elements
Photoshop Elements

Bridge
Bridge

Google PhotosGoogle Photos

Flicker
Flicker

Camera app: The ultimate guide
How do you use the built-in Camera app for iPhone and iPad to take amazing photos, panoramas, bursts, time-lapses, videos, slo-mos, and more?
Read more here

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
MacMost Photos Video Tutorials

Photos

NEW – DVMUG Apple Help Meeting Tuesday, March 10th

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DVMUG Apple Help Meeting

macOS boxes

iPhone

NEW SIG

Tuesday, March 10th
7 pm to 9 pm

(Second Tuesday of the month)

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

John

Leader: John Sobrero
John_Sobrero@dvmug.org
www.sobrero.net

Anne

Leader: Anne Griffin
Anne_Griffin@dvmug.org

This SIG will help answer questions about your Apple devices. Bring your Apple MacBook, iPhone, or iPad to the meeting and get hands-on help. Get advice about keeping your devices up-to-date with the proper Apple and third-party updates. No Apple device is too old; we can cover any version of the macOS, or iOS for iPhone and iPad.

Apple Help

 

 

 

DVMUG Mac Maintenance SIG Tuesday, March 17th

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DVMUG Mac Maintenance SIG

NEW SIG

System Info

Tuesday, March 17th
7 pm to 9 pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

John

Leader: John Sobrero
John_Sobrero@dvmug.org
www.sobrero.net

Anne

Leader: Anne Griffin
Anne_Griffin@dvmug.org

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

Apple Utilities

Disk Utility
Disk Utility
Activity Monitor
Activity Monitor
Keychain Access
Keychain Access
Migration Assistant
Migration Assistant
Airport Utility
Airport Utility

Network Utility
Network Utility

Backup

Time Machine
Time Machine
Carbon Copy ClonerCarbon Copy Cloner SuperDuper!SuperDuper!

Third-Party Apps

malwarebytesMalwarebytes app cleanerAppCleaner MacUpdater
MacUpdater
etrecheckEtreCheck mactrackerMactracker

Easy FindEasy Find DriveDXDriveDX Go94Go64 Duplicate File Finder
Duplicate File Finder

DiskWarriorDiskWarrior

GeekBenchGeekBench Macs Fan Control
Macs Fan Control
Coconut Battery
Coconut Battery
NetSpot
NetSpot
App Cleaner Uninstaller
App Cleaner & Uninstaller

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

How to use Network Utility on Mac
macOS includes an application called Network Utility. This app provides a variety of handy networking tools and details. You can use this tool for variety of purposes, from troubleshooting a connection to looking up information.
Read more here

How to use Activity Monitor Part 1: CPU and Memory
Activity Monitor is one of my favorite apps, although when my Mac is running as it should, I hardly ever use it. But when there’s a need to troubleshoot problems, check performance, or see if an upgrade, such as additional RAM or a larger and faster drive, would be beneficial, Activity Monitor is the app I use first.
Read more here

How to use Activity Monitor Part 2: Energy, Disk, and Network
The Activity Monitor app can be used to troubleshoot your Mac, as well as evaluate how well your Mac is performing overall or with specific running processes (apps). In Using Activity Monitor Part 2, we’ll take a look at using this utility to explore your Mac’s energy use, disk performance, and network performance.
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

How to use Macs Fan Control
Watch here

System Info

 

This Week at DVMUG 02-23-2020

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This Week at DVMUG 02-23-2020

Tuesday evening at 7 pm we have the iPhone-iPad SIG
Anne, John and Rick will be at the iPhone-iPad meeting to show you iOS 13 and answer your questions about any iPhone or iPad you bring.

Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm we have the new iWork SIG
Linda Rubio will be covering Pages, Keynote and Numbers.

 


 

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 weekly email including current Apple news and How-To tips, 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.