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Minutes 11/6/2014

Bob called the meeting to order at 7:10pm.   Bob tells the group about a saga that occurred recently. A friend of his family’s iMac was stolen and reformatted before it was returned to them, but they wanted to try and recover the thousands of photos that were on the computer. Mario and others suggested Data Rescue (made by ProSoft,…

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 4/3/2014

The meeting began at 7:05pm at SLHS Room 507 Graphics Lab. Bob opened the meeting by highlighting his only purchase from Macworld/iWorld 2014: a subscription to Backblaze, a cloud-based backup service mentioned at previous meetings whose booth featured prominently at the showroom entrance. The service provides unlimited storage space for backups at $5 per month. In particular, Bob appreciated the service’s…

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…

Minutes 2/13/2014

Bob called the meeting to order. Mario presented a new version of the SLMUG website. The new version is powered by WordPress and members can write and comment on posts. Users gave their email addresses and were given accounts to log in. The new website will go live tonight! Marv gave a presentation on Safari. He began with a short…

Minutes 9/7/2006

The evening started with some folks sharing summer experiences. There was some discussion of the new iMacs and MacBooks. Bob provided printed tech specs to those interested. Randy demoed several shareware/freeware programs. SizzlingKeys (v. 3.0.6) is a shareware program that controls iTunes with keyboard shortcuts from any application. A limited version is free, pro version is $4.95. Randy demoed SizzlingKeys and…

Minutes 7/6/2006

John Mitchell shared thoughts about the “keep alive circuit” in the Mac. You can hear it when you plug in the computer. It keeps a trickle of power going in. John indicated that he turns his computers off at night or when he is not going to use it for several hours. A poll showed and even split of club…

Minutes 6/1/2006

Bob Shayler shared his story regarding “and I thought my passwords were secure…” (the previous newsletter had the first part of the story). What he learned from his son who said “Lemme show you something” is as follows: go to Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access, Bob doubled clicked on each of his keychains and there in the Attribute dialogue box his password appeared.…

Minutes 2/2/2006

John Mitchell began a conversation regarding MacWorld. Terry Higgins indicated that a lot of software will work on Mac Intel machines including Microsoft Office. Discussion ensued regarding the ability to run OS 9.2 with Tiger 10.4. John talked about hard drive defragging and optimizing. Defragging gets all parts of a file together. It takes quite a while to defrag, but…