DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting Tuesday, January 23rd

DVMUG iPhone-iPad SIG Meeting

Tuesday January 23rd 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

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 MacClinic Saturday, January 27th

DVMUG MacClinic

Saturday, January 27th, 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

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

Previous Clinic Lunch Photos at,

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


This Week at DVMUG 12-10-2017


This Week at DVMUG 12-10-2017

Tuesday morning is Susan Shoemaker’s Photos SIG. This time she’ll be discussing what to do with all those loose, random photos around the house.

Tuesday evening is the macOS SIG. Anne will answer any questions you have about macOS, new versions or old. This month’s topic will be Mac security. There is also a free 2-hour online course and a free 90-page ebook download on the subject. Check for more details about security even if you can’t come to the macOS SIG.



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 iPhone-iPad Meeting 11-28-17

DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting 11-28-17

DVMUG iPhone-iPad Meeting 11-28-17


Security at the DVMUG macOS Meeting Tuesday, December 12th

DVMUG macOS Meeting

OS X Boxes

Tuesday, December 12th from 7pm to 9pm

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Anne Leader: Anne Griffin

Leader: John Sobrero

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

Facebook You can RSVP on the Facebook meeting page

Questions, answers, and demonstrations of the features of our current operating systems—Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra. Questions on your own setup welcome.


This month we will be looking at Mac Security

Mac Security

Online Course: The Practical Guide to Mac Security

Mac Security Course Free

The Practical Guide to Mac Security is a FREE course with 24 lessons that will enable the typical home and office Mac user to secure their Mac from dangers like malware, online account break-ins, data loss, and online scams.

The course includes a free e-book of the same name with even more information and details. This is the second edition of my book The Practical Guide to Mac Security, updated for 2017.

This course is meant for casual Mac users who use their Macs at home or in the office. The lessons will allow you to secure your own Mac without needing to understand complicated computer techniques. It is an everyday guide for everyday Mac users.

Want to know more? You can read about the course, check out sample videos, and see a complete table of contents at the special coupon link below.

Get the course for FREE!

Why is the course free? I (Gary) think that it is very important that every Mac user know the basics of how to keep their Macs safe and stay safe online. I think it is so important that I have decided to make this course completely free so no one has an excuse not to learn about Mac security and Internet safety.

The Practical Guide to Mac Security

1. Online Password Security

Improving Your Passwords
Using Different Passwords Everywhere
Moving Up To Two-Factor Verification
Dealing With Security Questions
What To Do If Your Accounts Have Been Compromised

2. Malware and Hackers

Do You Need Antivirus Software?
Following Three Simple Rules
Using Gatekeeper
Protecting Your Data With Mac User Accounts
Setting Up Guest User Accounts
Do You Need macOS Firewall?
Staying Safe With Secure Connections and VPN

3. Scams and Tricks

Recognizing Phishing Scams
Avoiding Social Engineering Tricks
Ignoring Misleading Web Ads
Help Stop False and Misleading Sharing
Stay Away From Email Scams

4. Physical Disasters

Backing Up Your Mac
Storing Your Files in the Cloud
Using FileVault and Encrypted Backups
Backing Up Online
Cloning Your Hard Drive
Preventing Problems With a UPS
Find My Mac

5. Frequently Asked Questions

Suspicious Sharing
Stopping Spam
PIN Problems
Wi-Fi Passwords
Exploits Versus Malware
Keep It Secret
What’s Your Location?
Selling Your Mac
Private Web Browsing