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DVMUG Meetings

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.

Read more here for tips on how to use Zoom.

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, 3p Pacific
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DVMUG Mac Clinic
(Fourth Saturday of the month)
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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, 5-24-22, 3p

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DVMUG Zoom Meeting

Zoom

Tuesday, May 24th, 3p, Pacific

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

Rick

Meeting Host: Rick Calicura
925-228-4992

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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
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DVMUG Mac Clinic Saturday, 5-28-22

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DVMUG Mac Clinic

Clinic

Saturday, May 28th
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. Everyone must wear a mask.

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

 

Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 5-17-22 on YouTube

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Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 5-17-22 on YouTube

Meeting length: 2hr 13min

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Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

Joe Kissell

Joe Kissell

Take Control publisher Joe Kissell has written more than 60 books about technology, including many popular Take Control books. He formerly wrote for publications such as Macworld, Wirecutter, and TidBITS.

Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

takecontrolbooks.com/backing-up/

Set up a rock-solid backup strategy so that you can restore quickly and completely, no matter what catastrophe arises.

Joe Kissell provides the advice you need to create a Mac backup strategy that protects your data and enables quick recovery. He compares backup software, services, and media to help you make the best choices. You’ll learn to set up, test, and maintain backups, plus how to restore files after a calamity!

All Take Control books are delivered in three ebook formats—PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle)—and can be read on nearly any device.

Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel

DVMUG Zoom Meeting 5-10-22 on YouTube

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DVMUG Zoom Meeting 5-10-22 on YouTube

Meeting length: 1hr 45min

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Meeting length: 1hr 45min

Topics:
News
Using Screen Zoom in iOS
13 ways to protect your iPhone
iPhone virtual keyboard tricks
10 underused functions in 10 Apple Apps
What is the difference between Duplicate and Save As?
What to do if you get disconnected with Apple Care
Q&A

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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel