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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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, your Apple Watch is going to seriously miffed! So much to know about Apple Watch and WatchOS, and Frank had it all!

At the Meeting after the Meeting, polycam (a LiDAR 3D scanner), where the echo (in the Zoom chat) is coming from, what people are hoping will actually be released by Apple soon, is the expected-soon iPad Mini going to be just a big iPhone, and going paperless kept us quite busy.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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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!

May 2021 17th third Monday
June 2021 21st third Monday
July 2021 19th third Monday
August 2021 16th third Monday
September 2021 20th third Monday
October 2021 18th third Monday

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April 19th General Meeting

Watch OS 7

Watch OS 7

The latest and greatest update to Apple Watches! Frank Croft and our very own Dave Whitby will have it all!

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, a Lexar 32GB S80 USB 3.1 Jumpdrive, Staples Premium 4″ x 6″ Photo Paper, a Merkury 3-in-1 Desktop Charging Stand, a Mophie Power Bank, 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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Who Are You and What Do You Do?

At The Sweet Setup:

In this series, we post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

I’m Richard Seidl — author, speaker, and software consultant. I was born in Austria but have been living in Germany for several years. I started programming in the 80s and today I help companies write better software. My deep passion is about our future. I want to inspire people to become active designers of our future and not only to passively consume. I am convinced that we will only overcome the challenges of our world if we combine humanity AND technology. This is the core of my work and my writing.

You can catch Richard’s complete story here: Richard Seidl’s Mac and iOS Setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interviews.

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Who Are You and What Do You Do?

At The Sweet Setup:

In this series, we post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

In the past year, you’ve probably spent a lot of time you spend in virtual meetings. Even if you aren’t live streaming on Twitch, hosting a YouTube channel, or presenting webinars very often, improving your video can go a long way in making your online communication more effective.

And if you already have a nice camera, you have most of what you need to get your video looking awesome by using your camera as a high-quality webcam.

I will be the first to admit that I don’t know a ton about photography and lighting, but I’m still pretty happy with how this looks. In this article, I want to share what I do know so you can get similar results using your DSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam.

You can catch Mike’s complete story here: Mike’s Fancy DSLR Webcam Setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interviews.

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Who Are You and What Do You Do?

At The Sweet Setup:

In this series, we post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

My name is Bart Kesner and I’m currently responsible for IT transformation efforts for a global engineering/consulting firm in the Kansas City area. This entails partnering with internal and external resources to analyze the delivery and use of products and services to enhance overall effectiveness, and lead teams to resolve any identified issues. Prior to that, I ran the Customer Experience program for a global manufacturing firm.

You can catch Bart’s complete story here: Bart Kesner’s Mac and iOS Setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interviews.

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March 15th General Meeting

Security & Apple Announcement Rumours

In this day and age, you can never be too safe, especially on the Internet. And you never know what Apple might be up to next. Make sure to join us for all the gories

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. 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 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 charging 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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