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’all 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 a few options: Apple Cash, Apple Pay, PayPal, and Zelle:

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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Apple Shares WWDC 2022 Schedule

Juli Clover posted on MacRumors today:

Apple today confirmed that the keynote event for the Worldwide Developers Conference will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on June 6, the first day of WWDC. The keynote will be an online-only event, though a select number of developers have been invited to the Apple Park campus for a viewing event.

For the rest of the excitement, PYBT: Apple Shares WWDC 2022 Schedule, Keynote to Take Place June 6 at 10:00 a.m PT.

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New iPhone Features

iPhones are pretty handy devices, helping us get lots of stuff done. And they don’t ever seem to stop coming up with new, cool stuff. Samuel Axon post an article on Ars Technica today about some new accessibility features:

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is Thursday, so Apple took to its newsroom blog this week to announce several major new accessibility features headed to the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac.

One of the most widely used will likely be Live Captions, which is coming to iPhone, Mac, and iPad. The feature shows AI-driven, live-updating subtitles for speech coming from any audio source on the phone, whether the user is “on a phone or FaceTime call, using a video conferencing or social media app, streaming media content, or having a conversation with someone next to them.”

For the whole scoop, PYBT: Apple details new iPhone features like door detection, live captions.

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Privacy. That’s iPhone.

From Apple, on Twitter, this morning: iPhone lets you choose which apps have permission to track you. PYBT for the scoop: Privacy.

Thanks to Andrew Zima for the tip.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed soooooo much useful and interesting stuff about the Finder; our brains nearly exploded. Sorry…

The Meeting after the Meeting involved faux boarding passes for Artemis and a future Mars mission, Palm Springs in the summer, WWDC speculations, Chris’ Zoom background, taking out the trash, and dinner at the Magic Castle.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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May 16th General Meeting

Searching for the Finder

This month, we’ll be focusing on the most used app in MacOS: the Finder! If time allows, we’ll get a look at Control Center on both iOS and MacOS.

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 includesa $25.00 Apple Gift Card, a Mystery Apple Gift Card, an Armstrong 2,000 mAh Power Bank, a Western Digital 64 GB USB 3.0 Easy Store Flash Drive, a heyday luggage Tag Style Lightning Cable, and a WHOOSH! SCREEN SHINE. 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.

. 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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The Best Wi-Fi Routers

Wi-Fi is taking over our lives, or at least our houses; we need fast, reliable service, without having to worry about 75′ cables running through the house from the Internet routers to our devices, eh?

Wired feels our pain! Simon Hill posted a great article today on Wired, including LOTS of sub-topics, with links, to get us down the roaring road. PYBT: The Best Wi-Fi Routers.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we’ve got a lot more to-do than you!

The Meeting after the Meeting brought up Thunderbolt monitor card stuff, Web cams on monitors, iPhones as Web cams, Belkin MagSafe issues, Google Mail getting charged for (no!), getting Apple certifications/training, how long had the MUG been meeting at the Pasadena Library, hybrid meetings, and astronaut diapers.

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 2022 16th third Monday
June 2022 20th third Monday
July 2022 18th third Monday
August 2022 15th third Monday
September 2022 19th third Monday
October 2022 17th third Monday

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April 18th General Meeting

To-Dos: reminders, appointments, and other activity tracking applications

It needs to get done; all of it!! We’ll try to help.

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 Apple Gift Card, GEN TEK T5 Wireless Ear Buds, CHARJEN AirFomams Pro, Patriot USB-C to USB A 3.0/2.0 3 port hub, a mystery prize, and a mystery Apple 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 a lot of cool info on a lot of cool stuff!

The Meeting after the Meeting got noisy and visible! Sound cancellation/emphasis in ear pods/buds; iPhotos into Photos; Samsung curved monitors; Mac Studio; and monitors, generically, are what consumed us.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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