 Apple Fans Since 1982

Author: Mario Panighetti

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Minutes 6/4/2015

Mario called the meeting to order at 7pm. The entirety of the meeting was devoted to Stephen Huston presenting a shortened version of a security talk he’s presented to other MUGs. Stephen brings his expertise as a private consultant specializing in FileMaker data systems.   As Stephen described it, the main problem with security is that it’s “the opposite of ease of use”,…

Minutes 12/4/2014

Bob opened the meeting at 7:10pm by stating that this will be his last as president of SLMUG. Bill retired from his vice presidency. He wants everyone in SLMUG to be using Facebook! It’s how he keeps in touch with family and friends, including people who live around the world and who he hasn’t seen in person in years. Bob…

Backups

Take a look at the files stored on your Mac right now. You might have a Documents folder with carefully-organized Word and Pages files. iPhoto could be filled to the brim with images snapped over the years. Or everything could be filling up your desktop. When was the last time you saved copies of these files? Is there a hard…

Why I Upgraded to Yosemite Instead of Starting Over

Whether you’ve been following Apple news and rumor sites, reading our Yahoo mailing list, or constantly refreshing Apple’s homepage, you’re probably aware that OS X 10.10 Yosemite was released last week. While I’m sure there are plenty of us eager to take the plunge on a brand-new operating system, there are probably plenty of others who take a “wait and see” approach,…

Minutes 10/2/2014

Bill called the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Members discussed the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and went over reasons to upgrade. Mario showed off his new iPhone 6 on the projector to showcase Reachability, which allows the user to access elements on the top of the phone with one hand by double-tapping the Home button. Mario chose the…

Minutes 6/5/2014

The meeting began at 7:10pm at the San Leandro High School Room 507 Graphics Lab. Bob ran the main topic of the meeting, discussing the concept of “the Apple Ecosphere”. He explained that a real strength of Apple devices is the way they communicate with each other for a seamless experience. An entire home network of computers, mobile devices, routers,…

Minutes 3/6/2014

Discussion was centered on the upcoming MacWorld/iWorld 2014. Bob will be attending all three days, most of the rest of the group will go on various single days. We’d like to plan a Saturday lunch meetup for any SLMUG members in attendance. As a group, members all recommended different company booths and products worth checking out: BackBlaze (1110) – Online…

Thirty Years of Mac

Thirty years ago, on January 24th, 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh computer. Thirty years later, Apple is celebrating in style with a fancy new page. There you can watch a great video with quotes from various professionals that have been using the Mac in their fields (and another video titled “1.24.14“, all shot on iPhones and showcasing a single day…

Site Redesign

Hey everyone! I’ve been working on a brand new site design proposal for SLMUG and was wondering what you thought of it so far. You can find the page at http://www.slmug.org/test if you’d like to take a look! The redesign brings the following changes: site is now powered by WordPress for a modern look and improved performance and organization optimized for high-resolution displays…