DVMUG Meetings

DVMUG

Zoom

We are doing virtual meetings using Zoom. We encourage you to connect with us on Tuesdays at 3 pm.

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions that you may have on the DVMUG BBS. It is a great place for getting answers, especially in the specialized areas of the Gateway.

DVMUG members can check the weekly DVMUG News email or the DVMUG BBS for the Zoom meeting login.

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Don Don Nelson, President
Don_Nelson@dvmug.org
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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel
DVMUG Zoom Classes

These classes will be included as part of membership in DVMUG. That makes the cost of membership an even better deal at only $40 per year. The cost of one of these classes via Zoom at the adult school is $25.

The classes will also be recorded and made available on YouTube only to DVMUG members. You can watch these classes on your Apple TV or Roku device on your big-screen TV any time you want.

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DVMUG Zoom Meeting Tuesday, 3p Pacific
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DVMUG Mac Clinic
(Fourth Saturday of the month)
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Adam Engst – Chuck Joiner, DVMUG Zoom Meeting, 11-15-22 on YouTube
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Bert Monroy DVMUG Zoom Meeting 10-11-22 on YouTube
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Jason Snell at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 6-28-22 on YouTube
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Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 5-17-22 on YouTube
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MacMost at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting, Tuesday, January 18th on YouTube
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Jason Snell at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 6-22-21 on YouTube
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Take Control of Your Digital Legacy at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting on YouTube 2-17-21
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Jason Snell at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 7-15-20 on YouTube
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DVMUG Meeting 5-20-20 on YouTube
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Protecting yourself from Scams, Malware, and Phishing Attacks
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DVMUG Picnic
As always, the group has supplied the meat and drinks, and the members have been encouraged to bring a dish or a dessert. This event has always been a lot of fun and we encourage members to join us for what has been a very enjoyable time with good food and good company.
Previous Picnic Photos

DVMUG Food SIG
Each summer this SIG meeting has explored the food and recipe resources available on the Internet and does in-house sampling and comparing of both common and exotic foods.
Previous Food SIG Photos

DVMUG-Rossmoor Film Fest
Each year in August, Rossmoor’s marvelous Peacock Theater has hosted a competition of short videos and slideshows by members of the Rossmoor Photography Club and our Diablo Valley Mac User Group. The best win certificates or the coveted grand prize Jeddo trophy handed out at a Wine & Cheese Social Awards ceremony. Check out some of our previous award-winning videos.
Previous Film Fest Awards

Previous DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting

Apple Airport Wi-Fi at the DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting 1-2-18
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Mac Security at the DVMUG Internet SIG Meeting 12-5-17
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Safari at the DVMUG Internet Meeting 11-18-17
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DVMUG Zoom Meeting Tuesday, 12-6-22, 3p

DVMUG

DVMUG Zoom Meeting

Zoom

Tuesday, 12-6-25, 3p, Pacific

DVMUG members can check the weekly DVMUG News email or the DVMUG BBS for the Zoom meeting login.

Read more here for tips on how to use Zoom

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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel

DVMUG Zoom Meeting 11-29-22 on YouTube

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DVMUG Zoom Meeting 11-29-22 on YouTube

Meeting length: 2 hr 4 min

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Topics:

News

The F-Keys & special features keys on the Mac keyboard

iPad 10th generation review

How to view your locked hidden album on iPhone

Apple Maps enhancements in iOS 16

How to use Mac Notes in 5 minutes

How to view & copy Wi-Fi passwords on your iPhone

Exploring your Macís Wi-Fi settings

Multiple ways to edit Home Screen App icons on iOS

Q&A

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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel

DVMUG Zoom Classes

DVMUG

DVMUG Zoom Classes

www.dvmug.org      925-695-7655

Zoom

These classes will be included as part of membership in DVMUG. That makes the cost of membership an even better deal at only $40 per year. The cost of one of these classes via Zoom at the adult school is $25.

The classes will also be recorded and made available on YouTube only to DVMUG members. You can watch these classes on your Apple TV or Roku device on your big-screen TV any time you want

DVMUG membership also includes a weekly email with news and how-to tips as well as access to the DVMUG bulletin board to ask questions and get help from other DVMUG members.

You can join DVMUG and pay for your membership online here.

Read more here for tips on how to use Zoom

Mike Matthews

Presented by Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews is a member of the Apple Consultants Network and specializes in consumers. He also teaches classes at a number of adult schools in the Bay Area helping people make the most of their Apple products. His experience goes back to the days of the Apple II+.

Class Schedule


December 13, 2022 – What’s New with macOS Ventura?

The latest version of macOS contains a boatload of improvements and new features and a controversial feature or two as well. We’ll touch on the refinements to Mail, Messages, and dictation as well as the new iCloud Shared Photo Library and Stage Manager plus the addition of the Weather and Clock apps to the Mac. There’s something for everybody in macOS Ventura.


iPadOS 16

November 22, 2022 – What’s New with iPadOS 16

iPadOS 16 is chock full o’goodness including major features such as Stage Manager (for using up to four apps at one time) and iCloud Shared Photo Library (for sharing a collection of photos with up to five other people). And beyond the tentpole items, there are nice improvements to Mail, Messages, Contacts, Maps, and other apps you might use every day.

Download class outline
https://dvmug.org/Zoom/What_is_new_in_iPadOS_16.pdf


macOS Monterey

December 14, 2021 – What’s new in macOS Monterey

The Mac remains Apple’s most versatile computer with the release of macOS Monterey. We’ll cover the major changes.

Download class outline
https://dvmug.org/Zoom/What_is_New_in_macOS_12_Monterey.pdf


iOS 15

November 2, 2021 – What’s new in iOS 15

Every year, Apple releases another version of the software that makes the iPhone the world’s most popular smartphone, and 2021 is no exception. If you’re an experienced iPhone user who wants to keep up to date with improvements and new features in iOS 15 then this is the class for you.

Download class outline
https://dvmug.org/Zoom/What_is_New_in_iOS_15.pdf


Calendar

August 3, 2021 – Turning the Page on Calendars

Have you ever written an appointment on the calendar next to your desk, but not on the calendar hanging on your refrigerator…and then missed the appointment? Does your paper calendar ruffle its pages when it’s time to leave? Or tell you about traffic? An electronic calendar can solve all these problems. Bring your Apple devices, updated to the latest version of their operating system, and we’ll show you how to keep track of all the people, places, and events in your life.

Download class outline
Turning_the_page_on_calendars.pdf


Mail

July 6, 2021 –  You Have Email

Email is one of the internet’s oldest services. In fact, chances are everyone you know has an email address. We’ll cover the basics of using email and then delve into topics such as smart mailboxes; searching, organizing, and sorting your mail; threads; quoting; blocking unwanted mail; and dealing with junk mail.

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You_Have_Email-Mac.pdf


Photos

June 1, 2021 – Photos (using the Photos app, Part 2)

Photos and videos contain some of our most precious memories, and you can use your iPhone and Apple’s Photos app to organize them, edit them just the way you want, and easily share them with others. We’ll run through all the features of Apple’s Camera app on the iPhone or iPad, then we’ll focus on the Photos app.

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Photos_Take_Organize_Edit_Share.pdf


Photos

May 4, 2021 – Photos (using the Photos app, Part 1)

Photos and videos contain some of our most precious memories, and you can use your iPhone and Apple’s Photos app to organize them, edit them just the way you want, and easily share them with others. We’ll run through all the features of Apple’s Camera app on the iPhone or iPad, then we’ll focus on the Photos app.

Download class outline
Photos_Take_Organize_Edit_Share.pdf


Camera

April 6, 2021 – Photos (using the iPhone Camera app)

Photos and videos contain some of our most precious memories, and you can use your iPhone and Apple’s Photos app to organize them, edit them just the way you want, and easily share them with others. We’ll run through all the features of Apple’s Camera app on the iPhone or iPad, then we’ll focus on the Photos app.

Download class outline
Photos_Take_Organize_Edit_Share.pdf


Finder

March 2, 2021 – What the Heck is the “Finder”?

The Finder has been a part of the Mac since the beginning in 1984. It started out as a way to access the Mac’s file system. It wasn’t until several years after its introduction that it would actually “find” anything. Now the Finder plays several roles, including providing many ways to organize and view your files, serving as a conduit to your iPhone and iPad, and even accessing files that aren’t on your Mac. Update your Mac to macOS Big Sur and we’ll explore all the things the Finder can do.

Download class outline
What the Heck is the FInder.pdf


Wallet Apple Pay

February 16, 2021 – Wallet and Apple Pay

Think about all the things you carry in your wallet. Apple has a goal: replace it all with the Wallet app on your iPhone. Whether it’s digging up your AAA card, buying movie tickets, or paying for your groceries, you can do it with the Wallet app and Apple Pay. We’ll help you get set up and ready to go.

Download class outline
Wallet and Apple Pay.pdf


security

February 2, 2021 – Staying Safe with Apple Products

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a lie and the truth. This is certainly the case online, where it’s relatively easy for n’er-do-wells to try to trick you into giving up valuable information or grant access to your computer. Join us to learn what you can do to protect your network, your devices, and yourself.

Download class outline
Staying safe with Apple products.pdf


Contacts

January 19, 2021 – Keeping Track of People

The Contacts app is probably the most boring app on your Apple device. But in many ways, it’s also the most important. Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac is first and foremost a communications device. Think of all the ways you communicate with people (phone calls, email, video calls, texting) and it’s the Contacts app that makes all of this easy. Learn how the Contacts app can enhance the ways you communicate with others.

Download class outline
Keeping track of people.pdf


Safari

January 5, 2021 – Surfin’ with Safari

The world has moved to the web. And lucky for you, it’s easy to use the web to do research, buy things, catch up on the news, and find information. Using Safari, Apple’s web browsing software, you’ll learn how to search the web, create bookmarks for frequently visited web pages, save pages to read later, and fill in user names and passwords with a click.

Download class outline
Surfing_with_Safari.pdf


macOS Big Sur

December 1, 2020 – What’s new in macOS Big Sur

The Mac remains Apple’s most versatile computer and with the release of macOS Big Sur it has a new level of power and beauty. We’ll cover the major changes, including updates to Safari, Maps, and Messages; a refined new design, a revised Notification Center, the new Control Center, and much more.

Download class outline
What_is_new_in_Big_Sur.pdf


iMessage

November 17, 2020 – Messages… and More

Apple’s Messages app is one of the many ways to keep in touch with others. It can do much more than just send text. You can include pictures, videos, handwriting, animated emoji (even one that looks like you!), and more. Learn how to spruce up your messages.

Download class outline
Messages_and_More.pdf


iCloud

November 3, 2020 – All About iCloud

Think of iCloud as the glue that holds all your Apple devices together, syncing information like contacts between all your devices. iCloud also lets you share photos, documents, and calendars with other iCloud users. You can use iCloud to store documents as well as all your photos and videos. And iCloud also includes vital services like Backup and Find My. Find out what iCloud can do for you.

Download class outline
All_About_iCloud.pdf


iOS14

October 20, 2020 – What’s new in iPad OS 14

A year ago, Apple introduced iPadOS, a variation of the software that runs on the iPhone. It added new features that take advantage of the iPad’s ability to serve as a second screen for a Mac, use a keyboard and mouse, and run more than one application on-screen simultaneously. If you’re an experienced iPad user then this class will get you up to speed with all of the new features and benefits of iPadOS 14.

Download class outline
What_is_New_in_iPadOS_14.pdf


iOS14

October 6, 2020 – What’s new in iOS 14

Every year, Apple releases another version of the software that makes the iPhone the world’s most popular smartphone, and 2020 is no exception. If you’re an experienced iPhone user who wants to keep up to date with improvements and new features in iOS 14 – including new ways to organize your home screens, changes to Messages, updates to Maps and Safari, and a brand new Translation app – then this is the class for you.

Download class outline
What is New in iOS 14.pdf


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You can view previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel

DVMUG Mac Clinic Saturday, 1-14-23

DVMUG

DVMUG Mac Clinic

Clinic

Saturday, 1-14-23
10 am

(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

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 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.

We can only take three appointments for the Saturday clinic in keeping with good COVID-19 practices. It is required that you show proof of full vaccination with a booster to be allowed in the DVMUG office.

COVID vacine booster

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