Archive for June, 2021

No DVMUG office meetings, Zoom meetings Tuesday

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No DVMUG office meetings

With no meeting scheduled at the DVMUG office, 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.

Don Don Nelson, President
Don_Nelson@dvmug.org
YouTube
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 MacClinic Saturday, 6-26-21

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DVMUG MacClinic

Clinic

Saturday, June 26th
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 of 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.

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

 

Disk Utility

DVMUG Zoom Meeting Tuesday, 6-15-21 3p

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DVMUG Zoom Meeting

Zoom

Tuesday, June 15th, 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

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