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DVMUG Zoom Classes

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DVMUG Zoom Classes

www.dvmug.org      925-695-7655

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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.

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

 

macOS Monterey

December 14, 2021, Tuesday, 3p-6p – 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.


iOS 15

November 2, 2021 – What’s new in iOS 15, 3 pm to 5 pm

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.

Download class outline
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.

Download class outline
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


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

Jason Snell at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 6-22-21 on YouTube

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Jason Snell at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 6-22-21 on YouTube

Meeting length: 1hr 35min

Watch here

Jason Snell

Jason Snell was Editor at Macworld for over a decade, leaving around the same time as their announcement of the end of their print edition. He now runs a site called Six Colors, which provides daily coverage of Apple, other technology companies, and the intersection of technology and culture.

Jason’s knowledge and experience in the Apple universe are extensive. If you’d like to hear Jason’s insight about the recent Apple WWDC join us at the Zoom Meeting.

https://sixcolors.com

Six Colors

 

YouTube
Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel

DVMUG Elections June 15th

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DVMUG Elections June 15th

As required by our bylaws, DVMUG will be holding elections at our Zoom meeting on June 15th. The Board of Directors consists of 5 Directors which serve 2-year terms (2 elected in one year, 3 in the next) and 4 officers which serve 1-year terms. The officers are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Someone at this week’s meeting asked what each Board member’s job is, so here is some info from our bylaws:

The Board of Directors shall have control and management of DVMUG’s activities, establish all policies, and generally supervise the affairs of DVMUG. Additionally, Directors shall perform other duties as may be assigned by the President or other officer properly acting in the absence of the President.

President: The President shall serve as the executive officer of DVMUG, preside at all meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors, be an ex-officio member of all committees, exercise general supervision over affairs of DVMUG, and perform such other duties as are ordinarily incumbent upon a President.

Vice President: The Vice President shall act on behalf of the President in his or her absence and shall perform such duties as are ordinarily incumbent upon a Vice President and such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors. If the President is unable to serve for one reason or another, the Vice President shall assume the responsibilities and duties of the President until either (1) the President is once again able to perform his or her duties or (2) until the next election of officers. If the Vice President becomes the President, the Board of Directors will designate a replacement to serve out the term of Vice President. In the event that the office of the Vice President becomes vacant for any reason other than the succession of the Vice President to President, the vacancy shall be filled as soon as practical by the President with the concurrence of the Board of Directors.

Secretary: The Secretary shall keep and maintain the minutes of all of the Board of Directors meetings, in the form and manner prescribed by the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall record the results of all votes taken at the General Membership Meetings and shall maintain a current database of members of DVMUG. In addition, the Secretary shall perform any additional duties that are ordinarily incumbent upon a Secretary. The Secretary shall be a member of the standing Membership Committee.

Treasurer: The Treasurer shall serve as Treasurer and maintain records of all fees, dues, and other monies collected and disbursed in the form and manner prescribed by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer will also perform such duties as are ordinarily incumbent upon a Treasurer, including a Financial Report that the Treasurer will present at each of the Board meetings and as directed by the President at the General Membership Meetings. The Treasurer shall be a member of the Finance Committee. The Treasurer shall prepare and maintain appropriate books and ledgers (which may be kept in electronic form) and make disbursements as prescribed by the Board of Directors and consistent with the Bylaws of DVMUG.

So, those are the job descriptions. We are required by the bylaws to meet in January, April, July, and October, but we usually meet monthly. Sometimes we will cancel a meeting if we don’t have any pressing business. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom.

As for this year’s candidates, Chris Wysocki and Jack Stark are up for reelection to the Board, and all four officers are as well. All of the currently serving Board members and officers have agreed to continue, however, if you would like to give it a try, the floor will be open for nominations before the elections are held in June.

Remember, a group such as ours doesn’t just happen. It happens because of members that are willing to give up a little more of their time in service to the group. So please join us on June 15th and support our Board members.

Don Don Nelson, President
925-405-5791
Don_Nelson@dvmug.org

 

Labeling Icons with Text

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Labeling Icons with Text

Check It Out by Caryn Lum

After a hard drive failure, I was forced to get a new M1 MacBook Air and therefore forced to make a big jump from Yosemite to Big Sur. I had previously used a now-discontinued application, “Folder Brander,” to put text on the icons of drives, folders, and documents to help me with organization. A quick internet search revealed no good replacement, but it turns out that you can accomplish this task using only the Finder and Preview.

Step 1.

1_Reading_Info
In the Finder, select the item whose icon you want to label and click cmd-I (Get Info).
Click on the item’s icon in the Get Info dialog box and click cmd-C (copy). You are copying the .icns file to your clipboard.

Step 2.

2_Preview_New
Launch Preview and select “New From Clipboard” (cmd-N)

Step 3

3_Preview_Editing
Preview will open a document with multiple thumbnails of the icon in its sidebar. The thumbnails are for various icon sizes, with the largest icon size at the top. Pick a large to medium icon to edit. You will be able to have larger text size on your icon if you choose a medium size – #3 is good. Use Preview’s markup tools to add your text. You can also change the color (Tools > Adjust Color), but Big Sur users should beware – the OS 11 Preview is said on the internet to be buggy and Preview crashed several times while I was playing with this tool.

Step 4

4_Preview_SelectAll
In Preview’s main window (not the sidebar), “Select All” (cmd-A), then “Copy” (cmd-C) to copy your customized image to your clipboard.

Step 5

1_Reading_Info

Back in the Finder Get Info dialog box, click on the item’s icon again and click cmd-V (paste).

Step 6

6_GetInfoPasted
You have replaced the item’s original icon with your custom icon. Selecting the icon in the Get Info dialog box and clicking delete will restore the default icon.

DVMUG Clinic Lunch Photos

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DVMUG Clinic Lunch Photos

2021

09-21 https://photos.app.goo.gl/5uLePo68vR4hdp6U8 – Sichuan Fortune House

08-21 https://photos.app.goo.gl/kJjB6pwoc6x8U4tX8 – Sichuan Fortune House

07-21 https://photos.app.goo.gl/mbGj8fNw1uZbMLRt7 – Sichuan Fortune House

2020

02-20 https://photos.app.goo.gl/xuMtcoR4JjW7qqCu6  – Imperial Palace Dimsum

01-20 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VfT5Na8nu18SEczHA  – DJ’s Bistro

2019

11-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/FjKxY1EmxPjZfPdu7  – Kobe Japan

10-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/jkfJ9ALtFtXLQj299 – Sichuan Fortune House

09-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/BhfhBtrLDNi2cbJi9  – EMC

08-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/xmBaXocbBNbZ3HuF8  – Sichuan Fortune House

06-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Eb7aEW2zn4Ts5Rtx6  – Imperial Palace Dimsum

04-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/FZhpHBkgs2UWvZay9  – Sargam

03-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LJnqfFJEEBLYcYfR9  – EMC Seafood

02-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/pfLboHACWm1yS7K69 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

01-19 https://photos.app.goo.gl/fHYbYMmZ1EgBpNy98 – Aung Maylika

2018

11-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/yBm8EPH5u73XyXiR8 – Puesto

10-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ncjxunx2tuc23EEC6 – Kobe Japan

09-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/NvDhFtujWsaYnjvv6 – The Dead Fish

07-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/kTp14QfkjwX39dX19  – DeVino’s Pizza & Pasta

06-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/6temY3oe98PxmpCz7Kobe Japan

05-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/L6eF7FBNFwyBPehPA – Imperial Palace Dimsum

04-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/pVv98s799Bux9wp1A – Swagat Indian Cuisine

03-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/QxuCfjfyvrdKpSjPA – The Old Spaghetti Factory

02-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/BJUswY4CvUQXNnUi9 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

01-18 https://photos.app.goo.gl/VbNoowFfisoH9feT9 – Wences

2017

11-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/LM8BKjLs5Mf4pzcs6 – Kobe Japan

10-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/EPTCqduFT6Yn7bvZ6 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

09-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/XvgHwWbkcRV3fcEk7 – Fusion bistro

08-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/R8gKsZZk1cdpjQbf7 – Sichuan Fortune House

07-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/bndAaWB9NJhxhmrM7 – Wences

06-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/BaeZUTQVEatWVcUo7 – Sichuan Fortune House

05-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/N4KiHL1oNxccBGHX6 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

04-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/dmv6ZVZH87YAveWn6 – Lucille’s Bar-B-Que

03-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/7X9sy7fGy6qVqZgm6 – Sichuan Fortune House

02-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/vfbV1DrFoNX541gL8 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

01-17 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zh5S7UNeWWRhUBYr7 – Swagat Indian Cuisine

2016

11-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/vcwXd71qJbrat2N56 – Bonehead’s Texas BBQ

10-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/AKzt9Go7h7jYLBVY6 – Back Forty Texas BBQ

09-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/83zxdWV8VFASj2gQ6 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

08-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/qBW8GMzXZ5Qa8KfL6 – Benihana

07-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/4ZSHpEn5EkgonHhS7 – The Nantucket

06-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/BaeZUTQVEatWVcUo7 – Wences

05-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/Fbhx932hWMGCdezB6 – Tahoe Joe’s

04-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/44Nwuz8ag6w1UGkNA – Dragon’s Spring

03-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/hhL2qBZt7iRMSt1M7 Sichuan Fortune House

02-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/6BHewuNJeHmANAPL8 Imperial Palace Dimsum

01-16 https://photos.app.goo.gl/oJASCZpH1Qrosq2A8 – Wences

2015

11-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/suHfLyURPXEUgXnJA – La Tapatia

10-15 – https://photos.app.goo.gl/wifcvY4VRiTp7sgV9 – Wences

09-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/UinbSVC9N5i3iGx67 – Yanni’s Gyros

08-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HGyK6SEwEQrSv8yj6 – Swagat Indian Cuisine

07-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/tU7cBxCgbU2RujDB7 – Elephant Bar

06-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ncBdY9w4A67s8Dej8 – Kobe Japan

05-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ckLrhMmon9NrKeebA  – Claim Jumper

04-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/4Xfe9iVQaUxHqVE98 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

03-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/rKmMENCVS4HxSKBX8 – Pasta Pomodoro

02-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/MfGzJUMryhyzW16q9 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

01-15 https://photos.app.goo.gl/eS7szPYByafKC4KYA – Tahoe Joe’s

2014

11-14 https://photos.app.goo.gl/qFc5oT8jhHVUjz1b6 – Imperial Palace Dimsum

10-14 https://photos.app.goo.gl/XZieyqq7pNnKRTjP7 – Kobe Japan

09-14 https://photos.app.goo.gl/X2WziBEcBgVTK8TJ6 – Lulu’s Kitchen

08-14 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ndvAJ9Xfcq1AzycYA – The Nantucket

05-14 https://photos.app.goo.gl/nwc6iKixvNxW2Pnr9 – Kobe Japan

04-14 https://photos.app.goo.gl/mLFLtvZW1KwDkc2o6 – La Tapatia

03-14 https://photos.app.goo.gl/UFjmXY1vujtMA3FF9 – Claim Jumper

2013

05-13 https://photos.app.goo.gl/fd6Wq7iMQyuGu3Yb8 – Kobe Japan