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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.

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Don Don Nelson, President
Don_Nelson@dvmug.org
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Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
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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, 3 pm, Pacific
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DVMUG Mac Clinic
(Fourth Saturday of the month)
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Take Control of iCloud – DVMUG Zoom Meeting 9-12-23
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Jason Snell –  DVMUG Zoom Meeting 6-13-23 on YouTube
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TechTool Pro – DVMUG Zoom meeting on YouTube 1-24-23
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Adam Engst and 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 – DVMUG Zoom Meeting 6-28-22 on YouTube
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Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac – DVMUG Zoom Meeting 5-17-22 on YouTube
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MacMost – DVMUG Zoom Meeting, Tuesday, January 18th on YouTube
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Jason Snell – DVMUG Zoom Meeting 6-22-21 on YouTube
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Take Control of Your Digital Legacy – DVMUG Zoom Meeting on 2-17-21 on YouTube
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Jason Snell – 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 Mac Clinic Saturday, 2-24-24

DVMUG Mac Clinic

Clinic

Saturday, 2-24-24, 10 am to Noon
(Fourth Saturday of the month)

DVMUG Office
396 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill

Rick Calicura

Leader: Rick Calicura
925-405-5811

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 or solid-state drive. We can troubleshoot problems with malware, adware, and botched installations. We can help set up 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). Remember that the services you receive as part of your DVMUG membership beat what you would pay elsewhere. 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. You must have full vaccination with a booster for a clinic appointment.

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 e-waste 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

 

DVMUG Zoom Meeting Tuesday, 2-27-24, 3p

Zoom

Tuesday, 2–27-24, 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

YouTube
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 at the adult school is $25.

The classes are also 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.

We are also doing weekly Zoom meetings on Tuesday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm where you can ask questions and get news and tips on how to use your Apple devices. The meetings are recorded and available to anyone on the DVMUG YouTube Channel.

We have resumed our 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. This is held at our office and is limited to members who have been fully vaccinated.

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.

As a sample, you can watch the first class  “What’s new in iOS 14” for free on YouTube.

Watch here;
What’s new in iOS 14

You can download the class outline here;
What is New in iOS 14.pdf

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

December 12, 2023, – What’s New in iOS 17
October 31, 2023 – What’s New in macOS Sonoma
February 14, 2023 – Numbers, part 2
January 31, 2023 – Numbers, part 1
December 13, 2022 – What’s New in macOS Ventura
November 22, 2022 – What’s New with iPadOS 16
April 19, 2022 – Pages, part 3
April 5, 2022 – Pages, part 2
March 22, 2022 – Pages, part 1
December 14, 2021 – What’s new in macOS 12 Monterey
November 2, 2021 – What’s new in iOS 15
August 3, 2021 – Turning the Page on Calendars
July 6, 2021 – You Have Email
June 1, 2021 – Photos (using the Photos app, Part 2)
May 4, 2021 – Photos (using the Photos app, Part 1)
April 6, 2021 – Photos (using the iPhone Camera app)
March 2, 2021 – What the Heck is the “Finder”?
February 16, 2021 – Wallet and Apple Pay
February 2, 2021 – Staying Safe with Apple Products
January 19, 2021 – Keeping Track of People
January 5, 2021 – Surfin’ with Safari
December 1, 2020 – What’s new in macOS Big Sur
November 17, 2020 – Messages… and More
November 3, 2020 – All About iCloud
October 20, 2020 – What’s new in iPad OS 14
October 6, 2020 – What’s new in iOS 14


December 12, 2023 – What’s New in iOS 17

iOS17

iOS 17 brings new features to enhance the things you do every day. Express yourself like never before when you call or message someone. Share content in convenient new ways. And do even more with new experiences for your iPhone.

Download class outline
What_is_new_in_iOS_17.pdf


October 31st – What’s New in macOS Sonoma

macOS Sonoma

macOS Sonoma is here and brings many new features and quality-of-life improvements, including widgets on the desktop, shared passwords and passkeys, more accurate autocorrect, improvements to the Reminders app, and more. We will cover the top new features, answer questions, and share experiences.

Download class outline
What_is_new_in_macOS_Sonoma.pdf


Numbers

February 14th – Numbers, part 2

January 31st,  – Numbers, part 1

With its impressive tables and images, Numbers makes it possible to create beautiful spreadsheets and comes included with most Apple devices. Use Apple Pencil on your iPad to add useful diagrams and colorful illustrations. With real-time collaboration, your team can work together, whether they are on a Mac, iPad, iPhone, or a PC.

Read more here

Download the class outline and sample files for the Numbers class.

Numbers_Class.zip


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.

Download class outline
What_is_new_in_macOS_Ventura.pdf


iPadOS 16

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

iPadOS 16 is chock full of ’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
What_is_new_in_iPadOS_16.pdf


Pages

April 19, 2023 – Pages, part 3

April 5, 2022 – Pages, part 2

March 22, 2022 – Pages, part 1

Pages is Apple’s word processor and it runs on the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and in a web browser. You can create beautiful documents, including newsletters, flyers, certificates, basic letters, and books. It can even open Word documents and save its own files as Word documents.

Download the  Learn Pages on the Mac.pdf  course outline.


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
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
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 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 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 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 of 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 granting 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. 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

As a sample, you can watch the first class  “What’s new in iOS 14” for free on YouTube.

Watch here;
What’s new in iOS 14

You can download the class outline here;
What is New in iOS 14.pdf


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

Take Control of iCloud at the DVMUG Zoom Meeting 9-12-23 on YouTube

Joe Kissell – Take Control of iCloud

DVMUG Zoom Meeting on YouTube

At our Tuesday Zoom meeting, we have Joe Kissell from Take Control Books who will talk about his book, Take Control of iCloud.We will start the meeting at our normal 3 p.m. time and talk about the Apple iPhone 15 Event that happens at 10 that morning followed by general Q&A.

Joe Kissell will join us at 4:30 p.m. for the second half of the meeting.

Watch here

Zoom

Take Control of iCloud

takecontrolbooks.com/icloud

Apple’s iCloud service is highly useful, but it can also create headaches for the average user. In Take Control of iCloud, Ninth Edition, Joe Kissell explains how to avoid frustrations and make iCloud work for you across all your devices.

iCloud is a simple idea in theory—access to all your data on all your devices, via the cloud—that can become complicated when put into practice. Instead of wasting time fiddling with iCloud, when there are many other more important things to be done with the information it contains, learn how to minimize frustrations with Take Control of iCloud, Ninth Edition!

Whether you want a quick tip or a deep dive into the inner workings of iCloud, you’ll find what you need in this best-selling book by Apple expert Joe Kissell. Start by learning what iCloud can do, how it differs from other cloud services, and how best to set it up on Macs, iOS and iPadOS devices, Apple TVs, and Windows PCs.

Then, move on to finding out the key aspects—and hidden gotchas—of iCloud’s core features, including:

iCloud+, Apple’s paid membership tiers with extra features
Photo features: iCloud Photos, iCloud Photo Sharing, and iCloud Shared Photo Library

  • Family Sharing
  • iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library
  • iCloud Drive
  • Mail and Mail Drop
  • Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes
  • iCloud Keychain
  • The iCloud website
  • Location features: Find My Device, Find My Item, Find My Friends, and the Find My app
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Activation lock
  • Backing up and recovering data
  • Managing your privacy and security (including the use of Advanced Data Protection)

Take Control of iCloud

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.

takecontrolbooks.com

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

YouTube

Previous DVMUG Zoom Meetings at,
DVMUG YouTube Channel