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Tech Check!


The February General meeting is coming up!

As we did last month, we’re meeting on Zoom and all you need is your computer or device, and the Zoom app. If you’re planning to attend on your device, download Zoom from the respective app store. If your computer is your choice, download the Zoom client.

The meeting itself will be from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, as usual (Monday, 19 February). However, since Zoom can be a bit obtuse at times, Chris Keller will be hosting Tech Check before the meeting, starting at 6:30 pm. He’ll be answering questions, offering advice, and doing his best to make sure everybody has a grand time!

Presuming you have Zoom downloaded, PYBT: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7266439791?pwd=eE9nNVJpSTRzMkIvcVU5ZXlzZUF4UT09. You’ll also need the following bits of data:

Meeting ID: 726 643 9791
Password: 377070

When you arrive, you’ll be in the waiting room; Chris will open the door to the meeting room from there.

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Zooming, (Re)Joining, Drawing

Zooming
We are, once again, meeting on Zoom. It’s worked pretty well so far, best we can tell (if you attended, or tried to, and didn’t have a good time, please let us know).

If you’ve not been with us recently, or you’re planning to use another device, you’ll need to re/download the Zoom app.

On the iOS side of the house, you can use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has iOS 8.0 or later. To download the client from the App Store, PYBT: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307.

On the Android side of the house, PYBT: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings. And that’s all I know about that. If anyone has suggestions or corrections, by all means, let me know!

On the Mac and Windows (and Unix/Linux?) side of the house, proceed directly to the Zoom Download Center, https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting, and click the Download button.

When meeting time comes, PYBT (on your preferred machine): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7266439791?pwd=eE9nNVJpSTRzMkIvcVU5ZXlzZUF4UT09.

In case you get asked (you shouldn’t, but you know how that goes, some days…), here are the login credentials:
Meeting ID: 726 643 9791
Password: 377070

(Re)Joining and the Drawing
As you may have noticed in the meeting post, the drawing is back! We’ll be using the same ticket-drawing routine as we did in person, but the payment method will be a little different.

We’ll be using Apple Pay now. You’ll be sending funds to our intrepid treasurer, Mo! (as it used to be said, Go see Mo!), and they’ll make their way to the group from there.

If you’re on an Android phone, or don’t use Apple Pay for whatever reason, you can use Google Pay or Zelle.

Ticket prices have not changed: $1.00 for one, or $5.00 for six.

And yes, if you are joining us, or re-upping your membership, Go see Mo!! Dues are still $30.00 for the year.

To get ready to make payments on your 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. The number to which you’ll be sending the payment will be made available at the meeting.

Stay tuned for Google Pay and Zelle recommendations.

Depending on the source of the prizes, they may be physical, they may be electronic. If electronic, give/e-mail Mo! the e-mail address you’d like the info to be sent. If physical, we can either mail it or deliver it; you choose and, again, get the preferred address to Mo!

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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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February 19th General Meeting

CES

As threatened last month, there was soooooo much from CES that we’d have to continue the presentation. And here it will be! Tune in and check it all.

And… we will have a special presenter joining us, Deb Shadovitz!

Here’s her take on her upcoming presentation:

“My focus at CES, and for this meeting was finding actual computer things.

A portable screen that changes my opinion of carrying a screen when you’re traveling.

Travel chargers.

Alternatives to the Apple EarPods.

And batteries to recharge your iPhone during the day, but I haven’t actually seen any in reality yet…”

About Deb, from Deb, herself: “Around the time the world was getting to know the Macintosh, Deb was getting to know the world. And about ten years later, she was walking about Macworld with what was then considered a portable Mac and a portable external hard drive.  So as you might guess, Deb is always on the lookout for that easy-to-carry, lightest weight equipment. And that’s what she’ll be sharing with us: her best finds for tech that travels well, whatever your travels might look like. Your commute to work, your trips to your summer house, or your world travels. (World travel out of a carry-on bag if you happen to be like Deb.)”

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 are here: 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?

Dang, was there a lot to hear about CES!! So much, in fact, we’ll be hearing more next month! If you weren’t there last night, you’d better be there next month.

Everyone was so exhausted from the meeting, no Meeting after the Meeting happened…

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

As I’m sure y’all have heard by now, the Pasadena Library is closed, possibly forever. Never fear, we are continuing to hold 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!

February 2024 19th third Monday
March 2024 18th third Monday
April 2024 15th third Monday
May 2024 20th third Monday
June 2024 17th third Monday
July 2024 15th third Monday

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January 15th General Meeting

CES

Tech conferences have begun! CES is next week and we have a couple of folks attending in person. They’re gonna be bringing back all kinds of interesting, surprising, useful info; make sure you tune in on meeting night to catch all the gory details.

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 are here: 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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December 18th General Meeting

Holiday Party!!!

Yes, it’s true! The holiday party is returning, and yes, it will be in-person!

We’re meeting up at Di-No Computers, 268 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena.

We’ll be having snacks and nibbles and sips, and drawing prizes, and quite possibly live entertainment!

Needless to say, we’d really love to see y’all. Come on down!

And while you’re on the way, if you could bring along some snacks or nibbles or sips, it would really help out. We’ve got cheese rolls, meat pies, Martinelli’s, and tablecloths, plates, and utensils coming already, and we’re expecting about 18 or so people.

If you are so inclined, please let Mo! know what you’d like to bring; click on my name just back there and let me know in the e-mail.

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November 20th General Meeting

Getting ready for the holidays: hardware, software, activities, gift ideas!

It’s that time of year, folks! Join us for hints, tips, suggestions, and questions-to-be-answered on what to do this year.

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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