Membership

It’s that time of year, folks.

Time to renew your membership, or sign up for the first time. We need support from y’ll to keep operating: acquiring drawing prizes, keeping the Web site and mailing lists going, and the various and sundry other little things that keep us up and running.

Dues remain $30.00.

If you are so inclined, you can mail a check, made out to SGVAUG, to:

   SGVAUG
   449 W. Foothill Blvd., #523
   Glendora, CA. 91741

If you prefer to use an iOS device, there are two steps: Set up Apple Cash and learn how to send money with Apple Pay:

Set up Apple Cash: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207886.

Send money with Apple Pay: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207875. For the contact info to use, or for any other questions, drop an e-mail to membership@sgvaug.org.

Thank you kindly for your consideration.

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
As I’m sure y’all have heard by now, the Pasadena Library is closed to the public until further notice. Never fear, we are planning to keep holding general meetings. As of now, they will follow our long-standing schedule, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.

We will be conducting the meetings on-line, using Zoom. The Zoom client is available for Mac and Windows (via your browser) and iOS and Android (on their respective stores). PYBT to download the client for your computer: Zoom client.

The meeting link and password will be posted closer to meeting time in the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post. Keep your eyes peeled.

The Meeting after the Meeting is also virtual (for now). We stick around in the Zoom chat room after the General meeting and have at it!

March 2021 15th third Monday
April 2021 19th third Monday
May 2021 17th third Monday
June 2021 21st third Monday
July 2021 19th third Monday
August 2021 16th third Monday

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a fantastic Apps & Traps, and a great services discussions. Wow!

At the Meeting after the Meeting, we encountered how to talk to more than two people on FaceTime, troubleshooting download speed problems on Internet service, Denny’s, and Coco’s.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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February 15th General Meeting

Apple Services

Apple has so much more than computers and phones and pads… come on down and find out!

Regular Features

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes card, a Habitat Classic 8 ft silver premium extension cord, a WYCM carabiner charing kit, an Altec Comfort wireless headphone (10 hours playtime), the final Carbon Flyer, and a mystery iTunes gift card. Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details have arrived: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed great gifts suggestions and oodles of drawing prizes.

At the Meeting after the Meeting, it was intros, newsletters, Pages, Big Sur updates, fixing permissions, and COVID fun that kept us occupied.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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Did You Know?

i stands for what??

Did you ever wonder what the i in the various iDevice names stands for? Have you heard from someone/somewhere? Well, here’s an answer:

There’s actually more than one meaning!

…Your first guess might be “Internet”, since the iPhone’s claim to fame is its ability to access the Web. Or maybe you think it means “I”, as in the personal pronoun “I”, since you can personalize your smartphone with the apps and features of your choice. But you’ll be surprised to know that there is not one but five different I-words that the “I” in iPhone represents.

Stumbled across this piece on Reader’s Digest (of all places!). Meghan Jones mentions the five in This Is What the “I” in iPhone Stands for.

Interesting!

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January 18th General Meeting

Tech Christmas Gifts We Received

So… what, from your Christmas list, showed up under your tree? Come on down and compare notes!

Regular Features

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift, an IONUV UV Sanitizer Mini Wand, TRURED Printer Paper, NXT Technologies Screen Cleaning Travel Wipes, a Hype Retro Bluetooth Handset, a Carbon Flyer, and a mystery iTunes gift card. Be on the lookout, on the Web site, for the Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing post, which will have the all gory details on how the drawing (among other things) should work.

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. The gory details have arrived: Tech Check!

The Meeting after the Meeting is back with us. Hang on in Zoom, after the General meeting, and chat with everyone!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

I hope not…

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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December 21st General Meeting

We are NOT meeting this month

We were hoping to have our holiday party this time around, but couldn’t quite figure out how to make the yummy treats and drinks available over Zoom…

We are, of course, hoping to see y’all at the January 2021 meeting, same Bat time, same Bat channel.

So have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and a celebratory Solstice, and we’ll see you then!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we’ll be having a better Christmas! ;-) . Besides other new stuff, there was a lot about Apple Watch and VPNs, and a great Q&A.

At the Meeting after the Meeting, we heard about/talked about movies, having to use a DVD player, laser discs, Blade Runner versions, and Blu-ray.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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