Archive for March, 2020

This Week at DVMUG 03-22-2020

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This Week at DVMUG 03-22-2020

As time goes on, more aspects of our lives are being impacted by the Covid-19 situation. If you haven’t heard, the entire bay area has been ordered to shelter in place until April 7th. As a result of this order, all SIG meetings until April 7th are canceled. I realize that our members get a lot of good information from our SIGs (that’s why we do them!), but until the situation improves, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have on the DVMUG BBS. It is a good place for getting answers, especially in the specialized areas of the Gateway. So stay home, be safe, and we’ll see you next month.

 


 

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.

DVMUG Meetings Canceled until April 7th

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DVMUG Meetings Canceled until April 7th

As time goes on, more aspects of our lives are being impacted by the Covid-19 situation. If you haven’t heard, the entire bay area has been ordered to shelter in place until April 7th. As a result of this order, all SIG meetings until April 7th are canceled. I realize that our members get a lot of good information from our SIGs (that’s why we do them!), but until the situation improves, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have on the DVMUG BBS. It is a good place for getting answers, especially in the specialized areas of the Gateway. So stay home, be safe, and we’ll see you next month.

Don Don Nelson, President
925-405-5791
Don_Nelson@dvmug.org

System Info Mac Maintenance (Third Tuesday) 7 pm to 9 pm
NO MEETING 3-17-20
Next meeting 4-21-20

DVMUG DVMUG Main Meeting (Third Wednesday) 6:30 pm to 9 pm
NO MEETING 3-18-20
Next meeting 4-15-20

iOS iPhone-iPad SIG (Fourth Tuesday) 7 pm to 9 pm
NO MEETING 3-24-20
Next meeting 4-28-20

iWork iWork SIG (Fourth Wednesday) 2 pm to 4 pm
NO MEETING 3-25-20
Next meeting 4-22-20

Clinic MacClinic (Fourth Saturday) 10 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4 pm
NO MEETING 3-28-20
Next meeting 4-25-20

Photos Photography SIG (First Wednesday) 2 pm to 4 pm
NO MEETING 4-1-20
Next meeting 5-6-20

DVMUG DVMUG BOD Meeting (First Wednesday) 7 pm to 9 pm
NO MEETING 4-1-20
Next meeting 5-6-20

 


 

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.

DVMUG Internet Meeting Tuesday, April 7th

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DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting

Safari

Tuesday, April 7th
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.

NEW – DVMUG Apple Help Meeting Tuesday, April 14th

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DVMUG Apple Help Meeting

macOS boxes

iPhone

NEW SIG

Tuesday, April 14tj
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 Main Meeting Wednesday, April 15th

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DVMUG Main Meeting

Wednesday, April 15th · 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(Third Wednesday of the month)

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

Pleasant_Hill_Communit_Center

Map Get a map to Pleasant Hill Community Center

Peter Weiler

Peter_Weiler@dvmug.org

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Protecting yourself from Scams, Malware, and Phishing Attacks

Peter Weiler will report on the numerous techniques scam artists use to infiltrate our digital lives – compromising or disabling our Macs, iPads, and iPhones, stealing our identities, and emptying our bank accounts.

The main focus will be on phishing attacks, as these are now the choice du jour of scammers. We’ll discuss what you can do to identify and disable potential attacks, and how to prepare so that you can correct damage if an attack gets through. During the presentation we will examine a variety of actual phishing messages.

The best defense against scam artists is personal awareness, preparation, and maintaining attention while online.

 


 

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.