Archive for September, 2017

Apple Special Event Review at the DVMUG Main Meeting 9-20-17

DVMUG Main Meeting

Wednesday, September 20th · 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Pacheco Community Center
5800 Pacheco Blvd
Pacheco, CA

At the September Main Meeting we’ll be reviewing and discussing the Apple Special Event that occurred on 9/12/2017.

Apple introduced several new products and discussed changes. These are products our members may be considering purchasing in the future so let’s review and discuss the presentation as well as some of the changes that Apple made but did not present. We’ll also do a brief demonstration of iOS 11.

Missed the Apple Special Event? Here’s how you can watch it
Apple makes the video of its events available online in case you couldn’t watch it live.
Read more here

iTunes 12.7 Giveth, but Mostly It Taketh Apps and Ringtones Away
This week, Apple released iTunes 12.7 with support for iOS 11 devices. iTunes 12.7 requires OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite or later. The new iTunes 12.7 has a few minor tweaks and one big change: the removal of the iOS App Store.
Read more here

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus: Wireless charging, Portrait Lighting, and five more features you’ll want
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the Home button and body bezels, they still use Touch ID instead of Face ID, and the LCD screen sizes are the same that you’re used to. But don’t call them retro.
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New iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, Apple TV 4K, and Apple Watch Series 3
Apple held its first special announcement event at the new Steve Job Theater on the new Apple campus, announcing new iPhones, Apple TV and Apple Watch.
Watch here

23 Things Apple Announced That You May Have Missed
Apple announced new iPhones, a new Apple TV, and a new Apple Watch. Here are 23 details and other announcements that you may have missed. Some of these were not even mentioned during the event, but simply posted to the website and through updates later in the day.
Watch here

Apple Watch Series 3: Six reasons why it’s a must-upgrade
Apple has announced Apple Watch Series 3, and it brings a whole lot more than a cellular connection. Here’s why you’ll want one.
Read more here

Apple Watch Series 3: How much data plans will cost
Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular will add a few dollars to your wireless bill. Here’s how much data will cost on every carrier.
Read more here

Apple TV 4K adds HDR and faster performance
The fifth-generation Apple TV model offers 4K HDR video, better access to live sports, and an iPad Pro CPU, all for $179.
Read more here

iPhone X: Face ID, OLED screen, wireless charging and the other features you’ll care about most
Good-bye Home button, hello OLED, Face ID, and Animoji. Here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone X announcement.
Read more here

Apple AirPower wireless charging pad: Everything you need to know
How does it work? Will it work with my iPhone? How much is it? We have answers to these questions and more
Read more here



The Diablo Valley Mac Users Group helps Macintosh users get the most out of their computers. Software, hardware, digital filmmaking, photography—these subjects and more are covered in the club’s monthly General Meeting, workshops, and Special Interest Groups.

You are invited to attend our general meetings at the Pacheco Community Center for vendor and club presentations on new hardware, software, and other items of Mac interest. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with a Question & Answer segment where you are welcome to ask about your own Mac problems; there’s a break during which the club Mac experts answer your questions one-on-one, and a raffle in addition to the main presentation, usually by a software publisher or hardware manufacturer.

Dues for the entire family are $40 per year-a bargain! Especially since it includes access to the club’s award-winning monthly newsletter, ApplePRESS, and attendance at all Special Interest Group meetings including the 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.