No DVMUG office meetings, Zoom meetings Tuesday

DVMUG

No DVMUG office meetings

Zoom meetings every Tuesday

As long as the Contra Costa County Health Orders remain in effect there will be no SIG meetings at the DVMUG office. Until the situation improves, 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. So stay home, be safe.

With no meeting scheduled at the DVMUG office we are doing virtual meetings using Zoom. This may be the way of the world for quite a while, so I encourage you to connect with us on Tuesdays at 3 pm.

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

Don Don Nelson, President
Don_Nelson@dvmug.org
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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
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DVMUG Zoom Meeting Tuesday, 4-20-21 3p

DVMUG

DVMUG Zoom Meeting

Zoom

Tuesday, April 20th, 3p, Pacific

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

Download the Zoom Client for Meetings app for macOS:
macOS 10.9 or later
zoom.us/download

Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app for iPhone and iPad:
iOS 8.0 or later
apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307

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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
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DVMUG Zoom Meeting 4-13-21 on YouTube

DVMUG

DVMUG Zoom Meeting 4-13-21 on YouTube

Topics:
iOS Tip
FaceTime and the F.T.C
WWDC
6 things that can be faked to compromise your security
Make Siri learn to pronounce correctly
10 things you didn’t know that Safari can do
Meet Alfred
Are Apple’s vaunted Air Tags mooted?
Two Useful tools for you
Learn about Status Menus
A link for you to learn about a crazy way to organize your Photos

Meeting length: 1hr 41min

Watch on YouTube

YouTube
Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel

DVMUG Zoom Classes

DVMUG

DVMUG Zoom Classes

www.dvmug.org      925-695-7655

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 $20.

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.

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

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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Camera

April 6, 2021, Tuesday, 3-5 PM – 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


Photos

May 4, 2021, Tuesday, 3-5 PM – 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


Photos

June 1, 2021, Tuesday, 3-5 PM – 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.

Download class outline
Photos_Take_Organize_Edit_Share.pdf


Mail

July 6, 2021, Tuesday, 3-5 PM –  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.


Calendar

August 3, 2021, Tuesday, 3-5 PM – 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.


YouTube
You can view previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
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DVMUG Zoom Meeting Wednesday, February 17th 6:30p

DVMUG

DVMUG Zoom Meeting

Zoom

Wednesday, February 17th 6:30p, Pacific

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

To receive an invite to the DVMUG Zoom meeting send an email to zoom_mail@dvmug.org

Download the Zoom Client for Meetings app for macOS:
macOS 10.9 or later
zoom.us/download

Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app for iPhone and iPad:
iOS 8.0 or later
apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307

 


 

Take Control of Your Digital Legacy
Joe Kissell
Take Control Books

Joe Kissell

Take Control publisher Joe Kissell has written more than 60 books about technology, including many popular Take Control books.

takecontrolbooks.com/digital-legacy

How do you want to be remembered by future generations? You can make a will to handle your physical possessions, but what about your digital lifeóphotos, videos, email, documents, and the like? This ebook, written by tech expert Joe Kissell, covers many aspects of preserving such electronic ephemera as part of your digital legacy.

If youíre not at the stage of life where you can think about this for yourself, consider that you may have to do so for your parents or other relatives. Itís not all about posterity either, since following Joeís advice will also help loved ones access your key accounts and important info if youíre incapacitated, which can happen at any time.

The book will help you with these essential tasks:

Identify your key digital assets: online accounts, photos, audio files, videos, passwords, documents, email, and more.
Plan for each type of digital asset based on your priorities for today, for shortly after you are no longer around, and for posterity. Joe explains the ideal file formats to use, how to deal with social media sites, the best ways to digitize paper documents and photos, and strategies for sharing passwords with family members, among much else.
Communicate your wishes in a digital willî and designate someone to be its digital executor. The book includes a template document that you can develop into a personalized digital will.
Preserve your data for the future. You will consider types of archival storage media, cloud-based storage services, backups, and what instructions to provide about maintaining your data as file formats and storage media types evolve.

Whether you just want to ensure that your heirs get copies of your favorite family photos and a few key documents or you want to catalog and preserve tens of thousands of digital items, this book helps you make smart decisions about your digital legacy.

Questions answered include:

• What strategies can I use for sorting and preserving email?
• How can I ensure that my email account will be available to those wrapping up my estate?
• What if I have digital data that should be destroyed when I die?
• What should I do with my huge photo collection (both digital and paper)?
• How can I make my passwords available to those who will need themóbut keep them private for now?
• What should I think about when handing down purchased audio and video files?
• What should happen to my Facebook account when Iím no longer around?
• What choices are available for keeping my digital archive available and backed up?
• How long should I expect archival media to last?
• Should I write an autobituary?
• Are online digital legacy services any good?
• How will organizing all this stuff benefit me while Iím alive?

Take-Control-of-Your-Digital-Legacy

 


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