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DVMUG Apple Help Meeting Tuesday, July 14th

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DVMUG Apple Help Meeting

macOS boxes

iPhone

Tuesday, July 14th
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, July 21st

DVMUG

DVMUG Mac Maintenance SIG

System Info

Tuesday, July 21st
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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
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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.
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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.
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How to use Macs Fan Control
Watch here

System Info

 

NEW – DVMUG iWork SIG Wednesday, July 22nd

 iWork SIG

Pages Numbers Keynote

NEW SIG

Wednesday, July 22nd
2p to 4p

(fourth Wednesday of the month)

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Linda Rubio

 

Leader: Linda Rubio
rubitoes@gmail.com

 

MapGet a map to the DVMUG Office

apple.com/iwork

Pages, Keynote and Numbers are free programs that come with macOS. It is not about all you want to know about those programs; rather, it is about what you personally need to know. It is an approach on how to say it, how to search for it, how to be effective in your presentation of it. How can you use these programs to describe your resume or recipes, or list the parts required for the carpenter to fix something? How can you create and use a sideshow, or create spreadsheets to track money or budgets?

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PagesNumbers | Keynote

Learn how to use Mac Keynote in 5 minutes
Keynote is a free app from Apple that you can use to build presentations. Learn the basics of adding slides, text, images, transitions and more in just 5 minutes.
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Create beautiful photo slideshows In Mac Keynote
While you can use iMovie or Photos to create slideshows, Keynote is probably the most advanced tool with the most options. You can quickly import many photos onto individual slides. Then you can work with each slide to scale and adjust each photo. You can add text and transitions. You can even create a Ken Burns effect by moving and scaling a photo over time. Once you have perfected your slideshow, you can export it as a video to share.
Watch here

 

iWork

DVMUG MacClinic Saturday, July 25th

DVMUG

DVMUG MacClinic

Clinic

Saturday, July 25th
10 am to Noon
1:30 pm to 4 pm

(Fourth Saturday of the month)

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

Rick

Leader: Rick Calicura
925-228-4992

Clinic volunteers include:

JohnJohn Sobrero Anne
Anne Griffin
DonDon Nelson Tina
Tina Tanenbaum
Brenda
Brenda Boswell

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

Make your sad Mac, iPhone or iPad happy again! At DVMUG’s legendary MacClinic, we can upgrade your Mac’s memory (you supply the memory; we can tell you where to get it). We can upgrade most Macs’ data storage by installing a new hard drive or solid-state drive. We can troubleshoot problems with malware, adware, and botched installations. We can help setup of your iOS device, back it up to your Mac, and transfer your data to a new iOS device. Appointments for the MacClinic must be made by phone (for triage), then time slots will be assigned. Remember that the services you receive as part of your DVMUG membership beat the heck out of what you would pay elsewhere. Obviously, the DVMUG office rent never stops and donations are gratefully received.

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

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

 

Disk Utility

DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting Tuesday, July 28th

DVMUG

iOS

Tuesday, July 28th
7 pm to 9 pm

(Fourth Tuesday of the month)

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Map Get a map to the DVMUG Office

Rick

Leader: Rick Calicura
Rick_Calicura@dvmug.org

John

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

Anne

Leader: Anne Griffin
Anne_Griffin@dvmug.org

iOS 13 apple.com/ios/ios-13

Bring your iOS toy to the iPhone-iPad SIG and we’ll do more interactive training. If you’ve installed iOS 13 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 us know in the iPhone-iPad SIG conference on the DVMUG BBS. 

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Weekly Apple News Recap

Smart battery case replacement program for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
Apple has determined that some Smart Battery Cases made for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR may experience charging issues.
Read more here

If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone or Pad, or your device is disabled
If you forgot your passcode, or if a message says that your device is disabled, learn what to do.
Read more here

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How to mark up documents on your Mac with iPhone or iPad using your Apple Pencil or finger
Learn how to use Continuity Markup to annotate and mark up documents on your Mac, like PDFs and images, your Apple Pencil or finger using your nearby iOS device.
Read more here

How to use Contacts on iPhone and iPad
Organize the names, numbers, mail, social, and other contact information that means the most to you!
Read more here

How to recover deleted emails in Mail for iPhone & iPad
Have you ever accidentally deleted an email within the stock mail app on your iPhone or iPad? Most of us have been there at some point. There’s even a good chance that if you’re reading this, you’re panicked because you couldn’t immediately figure out how to recover an email you either accidentally deleted, or intentionally deleted but now want back.
Read more here

How to download apps that won’t update on your iPhone or iPad
Do you have a whole bunch of apps on your iPhone or iPad that seem to be stuck updating? Follow these tips to get things moving again.
Read more here

How to manage your Voicemail and messages on your iPhone
When you switch over to iPhone, you spend some time getting everything set up. And one of the items you likely cross off your list at some point is setting up your voicemail. But after you set it up, there are plenty of actions you can take to manage your iPhone voicemail and the messages you receive.
Read more here

iPhone touch gestures and commands—no Home button, no problem!
No Home button, no problem! Here’s how you navigate modern iPhones with edge-to-edge displays.
Read more here

How to delete text messages on iPhone
Whether you simply have too many messages or one in particular that you want to remove, here’s how to delete text messages on iPhone.
Read more here

How to enable low data mode on iPhone cellular to reduce mobile data use
If you want to help reduce data usage of an iPhone cellular data plan, you can try a new feature called Low Data Mode for cellular networks.
Read more here

iPhone: How to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures
Do you have some, or maybe even a lot of pictures you’ve shot with iPhone that you’d like to turn off the Live Photos effect?
Read more here

How to scan documents with Notes app on iPhone & iPad
Did you know you can scan documents with the Notes app by using your iPhone or iPad camera? Scanning documents is a great way of removing your reliance on paper and it makes it easier to find things in your digital life, too.
Read more here

How to cancel subscriptions on iPhone & iPad
Have you ever wondered how to cancel subscriptions from an iPhone or iPad? It’s pretty easy once you learn how.
Read more here

iOS 13: How to scroll more quickly
In previous versions of iOS, you may have noticed a scroll bar on the right side of the screen while scrolling through content on an iPhone or iPad. Alas, unlike the scroll bars on the Mac, it didn’t do much more than indicate your position and the amount of content on the page. But in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple has finally made the scroll bar useful.
Read more here

iOS 13: How to move & arrange app icons on the home screen on iPhone & iPad
If you’d like to change the layout of app icons on the Home Screen of iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily. This allows you to place apps where you use them most, to tidy up the device’s home screen, or to customize how you want your Home Screens to look on an iPhone or iPad.
Read more here

iOS 13: How to scan documents
You may have a printer with a built-in scanner, or perhaps even a dedicated scanner. But if you don’t — and you have an iPhone or iPad running the latest operating system versions — your Apple mobile devices can step in as a perfectly capable document scanner.
Read more here

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iOS 13: Get to know the Health app on your iPhone
Track your health and fitness and motivate yourself to reach your goals, with personalized data and interactive charts in the Health app.
iOS 13: How to use Look Around and Collections in Maps on your iPhone or iPad
Use Maps to explore destinations before you get there, organize your favorite places into sharable collections, and more.
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iOS 13