September 17th General Meeting

Security Issues

Safe it is that you must be. Safe it is that your computers and devices and other stuff must be.

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.

appleSTEMs – Warren James presents interesting Apple science, technology, engineering, and math software. (On hiatus, while Warren’s free time is on hiatus…)

appleCore – Everyone says that iOS and macOS are intuitive and easy to use. If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Although iOS and macOS are easy to use after you’ve learned how to use them, actually learning to use them can be a bit confusing. Often, basic things are not explained because it is assumed that you already know them. We all know that that’s not always the case. So now the SGVAUG presents an on-going series of short talks about the core elements of iOS and macOS so that soon, you’ll be able to tell everyone, “Of course iOS and macOS are intuitively obvious”.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing. Don’t forget: members receive one free ticket for the drawing. Bring a guest and get another free ticket! Support our group and increase your chances of winning some goodies – drawing tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The odds are great that you can be a winner!

The meeting will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium, at the Pasadena Public Library Main Branch at 7:00 p.m. Following the general meeting, we have our informal Meeting after the Meeting at Conrad’s, 861 E. Walnut St. (at the NW corner of Walnut and Lake).

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August 20th General Meeting

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An Intro to Genealogy

The who, what, why, when, and where of families

What’s in a family tree? Should it be? Should it not be? How did it get there? And why?

The joys and sorrows of genealogy and family history. It can drive you nuts, but man, you can discover the most interesting stuff! Come on down and find out how it works.

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.

appleSTEMs – Warren James presents interesting Apple science, technology, engineering, and math software. (On hiatus, while Warren’s free time is on hiatus…)

appleCore – Everyone says that iOS and macOS are intuitive and easy to use. If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Although iOS and macOS are easy to use after you’ve learned how to use them, actually learning to use them can be a bit confusing. Often, basic things are not explained because it is assumed that you already know them. We all know that that’s not always the case. So now the SGVAUG presents an on-going series of short talks about the core elements of iOS and macOS so that soon, you’ll be able to tell everyone, “Of course iOS and macOS are intuitively obvious”.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a LAUD splash-proof Bluetooth speaker, iKlear cleaner/polish and microfiber cloth, an Xtreme Klean duster, a ProHT 3-outlet power strip with one-foot cord, and a special 3D-printed prize. Don’t forget: members receive one free ticket for the drawing. Bring a guest and get another free ticket! Support our group and increase your chances of winning some goodies – drawing tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The odds are great that you can be a winner!

The meeting will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium, at the Pasadena Public Library Main Branch at 7:00 p.m. Following the general meeting, we have our informal Meeting after the Meeting at Conrads, 861 E. Walnut St. (at the NW corner of Walnut and Lake).

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, be looking for postcards from exotic, exciting places, that we who were will be sending you!

At Conrad’s, visa requirements in various countries, traveling in various states and places, teaching experiences, Tommy Chong, self-defense, rugby, and music stuff came up.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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Himself on the State of the Web

Stumbled onto a very interesting article about Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web. Really. He came up with the basis for all the cool (and not so cool) stuff we do in our browsers these days.

On Vanity Fair, Katrina Brooker posted quite a piece about Sir Tim, the beginnings of the Web, how it morphed quite distantly from how he envisions it, and what he’s doing about it. PYBT: “I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets.

And here’s his Wikipedia page: Tim Berners-Lee.

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Libraries Are Cool These Days!

From the App Store this morning:

Supercharge Your Library Card
Did you know you have access to hundreds of thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and even comic books - all for free? All you need is a library card.

Who knew?

To check it out, PYBT, on iDevices: Supercharge Your Library Card.

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Samsung Photo Phun

8-O

Spotted on The Loop:

Gizmodo:
Sending pictures to others is one of the most basic functions of a smartphone, but when your phone’s texting app starts randomly pushing out photos without your knowledge, you got a problem.

Really??? Fancy that…

Dave Mark’s post is here; if you have Samsung devices, you’d better PYBT quickly: Oh, Samsung.

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July 16th General Meeting

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Travel Software

Where am I going? How do I get there? What shall I do…

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.

appleSTEMs – Warren James presents interesting Apple science, technology, engineering, and math software. (On hiatus, while Warren’s free time is on hiatus…)

appleCore – Everyone says that iOS and macOS are intuitive and easy to use. If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. Although iOS and macOS are easy to use after you’ve learned how to use them, actually learning to use them can be a bit confusing. Often, basic things are not explained because it is assumed that you already know them. We all know that that’s not always the case. So now the SGVAUG presents an on-going series of short talks about the core elements of iOS and macOS so that soon, you’ll be able to tell everyone, “Of course iOS and macOS are intuitively obvious”.

Apple News & Updates

Q&A

Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes a $25.00 iTunes gift card, ProHT USB 2.0 speakers, a Quirky Power Curl for iPhone, a Sabrent 4-port USB 2.0 hub, and a 3D-printed Apple Watch charging stand. Don’t forget: members receive one free ticket for the drawing. Bring a guest and get another free ticket! Support our group and increase your chances of winning some goodies – drawing tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The odds are great that you can be a winner!

The meeting will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium, at the Pasadena Public Library Main Branch at 7:00 p.m. Following the general meeting, we have our informal Meeting after the Meeting at Conrads, 861 E. Walnut St. (at the NW corner of Walnut and Lake).

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Did You Know?

From Consumer Reports:

Latest Ways to Deal With Robocalls

The number of these nuisance calls is exploding, but you have more options than ever to fight back

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting a ton of these on my iPhone lately; I’m afraid to check how long my blocked calls list is…

Anthony Giorgianni begins thusly:

If it seems as though you’ve been getting more annoying automated phone calls than ever before, it’s because you probably have. In 2017 alone, more than 30 billion robocalls were made in the U.S., estimates YouMail, a provider of voicemail and call-blocking services. While some were legitimate - such as calls to your home phone for debt collection, requests for charitable donations, and reminders about doctor’s appointments, many were illegal.

30 billion???? To help protect yourself from the onslaught, PYBT: <https://www.consumerreports.org/robocalls/how-to-deal-with-robocalls/>.

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Did You Know?

If not, you need to!

iOS 11.4 is the latest and greatest version of the iDevice operating system, and does some really cool stuff. From being able to access Messages on devices and Macs, to taking-photo hints, to typing??? into Siri, to determining how your device’s battery is affecting performance, you’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished.

PYBT immediately: <iOS 11.4 tips, tricks, and secrets everyone should know>!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we know a lot more cool, who-knew? spreadsheet stuff than you do!

At Conrad’s, we touched on teaching and schools; the Tardis; french fries, cole slaw, and lentil soup.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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