March 16th General Meeting Cancelled

Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus situation, the SGVAUG Board of Directors has decided it’s in everybody’s best interest that we not hold the General Meeting this month.

We shall see how things go for next month; stay tuned.

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

 
We have confirmed the meeting schedule with the library until the middle of this year. Please note that, as has been the case recently, the January and February meetings are not on the the third Monday, but on the second Monday. We have another date aberration to keep track of: the April meeting is on the second Monday.

April 2020 13th second Monday
May 2020 18th third Monday
June 2020 15th third Monday

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Reminder: Mac/iPhone/iPad class at DiNo

Tomorrow, at 2:00p, is the Intro to eMail class, at Di-No Computers.

Di-No Computers
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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Reminder: Mac/iPhone/iPadClass at Di-No

Tomorrow, at 2:00p, is the Intro to Internet class, at Di-No Computers.

Di-No Computers
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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Upcoming Mac Classes at Di-No

Di-No LogoDi-No Computers, in Pasadena, hosts a rotating set of Mac/iPhone/iPad classes on Tuesdays from 2:00p to 3:30p. These classes are all no-cost; feel free to contribute to the tip jar, though, if you feel so moved! The schedule for the next few weeks is as follows:

18 February 2020 Intro to Internet This class will focus on the basics of browsing and searching the Internet.
25 February 2020 Intro to eMail This class will focus on the basics of sending and receiving e-mail.

Call Jordan at Di-No for further details, including what you should bring with you, etc. You can check out the full schedule here.

Di-No Computers
2817 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 795-6674

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a gobsmacking Apps & Traps and great presentations on Dropbox and CES.

At Conrad’s, we heard about iCamera lenses, the (a?) Viacom app, iPhone misbehaviors, Star Trek: Picard, Criminal Minds, Terry Bradshaw, USFL, the Industry Hills landfill, BKK, the Manson family, and the Van Nuys drive-in.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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February 10th General Meeting

Dropbox

Need to store stuff? Need to share it with others, or between you Mac and iDevices? Dave will tell you how it’s done.

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 card, an Energizer Spot LED, a PowerMaster 12000 mAh power bank, a Duration USB Car charger, a Kanex USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter, and a mystery iTunes gift card. 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, you missed way too much stuff you need to know about Catalina, and, it turns out, CES was pretty interesting this year.

At Conrad’s, that Monster Energy used to own Hansen (soda), lentil soup, Miller Brewing’s going away from Irwindale, further CES discussions, Apple stock, various burger joints, architecture, Duane Eddy & Rebel Rouser, and Stars Wars movies came up.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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Did You Know?

Way back when (when I worked at Sears in Brand Central, the electronics department (in the early 90s)), one of the big selling points for car phones vs hand-held cell phones was that car phones had better coverage because they had more power (6 watts vs 3 watts, IIRC).

And the reason car phones had more power was the handset (yes, they had handsets!) was separate from the body of the phone. And they were safer to use than hand-helds. Another big selling point.

But… are cell phones really bad for us?

Glenn Fleishman posted on that issue today on TidBITS. He starts out:

Can cell phones or Wi-Fi give you cancer? The answer is reasonably definitive: No. That’s equally true for new 5G cellular networks currently being rolled out worldwide, all previous cellular networks, and all versions of Wi-Fi.

Decades of research make it clear that the use of wireless networking, whether through mobile phones or Wi-Fi devices, carries with it no elevated risk for cancers or other diseases in humans. Some studies with rodents have garnered attention, but in a recent much-cited one that delivered a mix of results, some rats lived longer under high exposure to cellular signals than their control group counterparts.

PYBT for the whole article: Worried about 5G and Cancer? Here’s Why Wireless Networks Pose No Known Health Risk. The comments are also interesting.

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January 13th General Meeting

macOS Catalina and CES

It’s a new year, and we’re gonna start it off with new stuff!

Leonard will be filling us in on Apple’s newest Macintosh OS and Andrew will, once again, have his CES report. If he can sneak them in, Dave will have some words on Airpods Pro.

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 Amazon gift card, an Insignia cleaning duster, a Staples 5,000 mAh power bank, a Kanex USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter, a Duratronic USB car charger, and a mystery iTunes gift card. 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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