DVMUG Zoom Classes


DVMUG Zoom Classes

www.dvmug.org      925-695-7655

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.

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


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.

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What is New in iOS 14.pdf


October 20, 2020 – What’s new in iPad OS 14

A year ago, Apple introduced iPadOS, a variation of the software that runs on 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Keeping track of people.pdf


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.

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Staying safe with Apple products.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.

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Wallet and Apple Pay.pdf


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.

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What the Heck is the FInder.pdf


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.

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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.

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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.

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July 6, 2021, Tuesday, 3-5 PM –  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.


August 3, 2021, Tuesday, 3-5 PM – 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.

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

Labeling Icons with Text


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.

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.

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

Step 3

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

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


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

Step 6

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


DVMUG Clinic Lunch Photos


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

DVMUG Food SIG Meeting Topics and Photos


DVMUG Food SIG Meeting Topics and Photos

Anne Griffin

Each summer this SIG meeting explores the food and recipe resources available on the Internet and does in-house sampling and comparing of both common and exotic foods.


December 2019 – Fondue and Cookies Photos

Fondue and Cookies

September 2019 – Asian Dumplings Dinner Photos

Asian Dumplings

August 2019  – Ghirardelli ChocolateGhirardelli Chocolate Photos

Ghirardelli Chocolate

July 2019 – Dipping SauceDipping Sauce Photos

Dipping Sauce

June 2019 – Pickled FoodPickled Food Photos

pickled food

May 2019 – Stuffed Pasta Dinner Photos

Stuffed Pasta Dinner



September 2018 Brunch Photos

July 2018 – Teleferic BarcelonaDinner Photos

June 2018 – Gen Korean BBQ House – Korean BBQ Photos

May 2018 – Aung MaylikaDinner Photos


December 2017 – Fondue and Cookies Dinner Photos

September 2017 – Ribs Dinner Photos

August 2017 – Fruit PreservesFruit Preserves Photos

July 2017 – ApplesPearsBlue CheeseMeeting Photos

June 2017 – Smoked FishSmoked Fish Meeting Photos

May 2017 – TeaTea Meeting Photos

April 2017 – Salt Block Dinner Photos


December 2016 – Fondue and Cookies Dinner Photos

October 2016 La Sen Bistro Dinner

August 2016 –  Chocolate – Chocolate Meeting Photos

July 2016 – Salumi – Salumi Meeting Photos

June 2016 – Tomi Sushi & Seafood Buffet – Tomi Dinner Photos

March 2016 Spaghetti Feed


September 2015 – Food SIG Picnic Photos

August 2015 – Semi-Soft Cheese – Simi-Soft Cheese Meeting Photos

July 2015 – CookiesCookie Meeting Photos

June 2015 – DipsDip Meeting Photos

May 2015 – Potato SaladPotato Salad Meeting Photos

April 2015 – CarmelCarmel Meeting Photos


August 2014 – SoupSoup Meeting Photos

August 2014 – Food SIG Dinner Photos Lulu’s Kitchen

July 2014 – Hamburgers – Hamburger Picnic Photos

July 2014 – DVMUG Picnic

June 2014 – Smoothies – Smoothie Meeting Photos

May 2014 – French Dinner Photos


October 2013 – Italian Dinner Photos

August 2013 – Honey – Honey Meeting Photos

July 2013 – English Cheese – English Cheese Meeting Photos

June 2013 – Bagels – Bagel Meeting Photos

June 2013 – Ice Cream – Ice Cream Meeting Photos

May 2013 – Hummus – Hummus Meeting Photos

April 2013 – Appetizers Dinner Photos


November 2012 – Latin Dinner Photos

September 2012 – Dried Fruits and Nuts – Dried Fruit and Nuts Meeting Photos

August 2012 – Spanish cuisine – Spanish Cuisine Meeting Photos

July 2012 – Juice – Juice Meeting Photos

June 2012 – Salad – Salad Meeting Photos

May 2012 – Yogurt – Yogurt Meeting Photos

April 2012 – Grains Dinner Photos


September 2011 – BBQ Dinner Photos

August 2011 – Tomatoes and Mozzarella – Tomatoes and Mozzarella Meeting Photos

July 2011 – Pesto – Pesto Meeting Photos

June 2011 – Salsa – Salsa Meeting Photos

May 2011- Chocolate – Chocolate Meeting Photo

April 2011 – Jams and Jellies


September 2010 – Food SIG Dinner Photos

August 2010 – Brie

July 2010 – Olives – Olive Meeting Photo

June 2010 – Fruit Meeting Photos

March 2010 – Food SIG Dinner Photos


September 2009 – Food SIG Dinner Photos

August 2009 – Meat and Mustard – Meat and Mustard Meeting Photos

2009 – Parmigiano-Reggiano

2009 – Olive Oil

2009 – Smoked Fish – Smoked Fish Meeting Photo

2009 – Balsamic Vinegar


DVMUG Picnic Photos


DVMUG Picnic Photos

DVMUG Picnic

Picnic Photos 2019

Picnic Photos 2018

Picnic Photos 2017

Picnic Photos 2016

Picnic Photos 2015

Picnic Photos 2014

Picnic Photos 2011