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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Upcoming Meeting Dates

As I’m sure y’all have heard by now, the Pasadena Library is closed. 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 2023 20th third Monday
March 2023 20th third Monday
April 2023 17th third Monday
May 2023 15th third Monday
June 2023 19th third Monday
July 2023 17th third Monday

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January 16th General Meeting

What to do with your new Apple devices & More information on MacOS Ventura and iOS 16

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 an Apple $25.00 gift card, an Apple mystery gift card, an @Design foldable phone and tablet stand, a Wrap-It Storage BLK Tangle Free Cord Wrap, a MacBook Dock, and an Apple Watch Band.

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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December 19th General Meeting

We are NOT meeting this month

We were hoping, again, to have our holiday party this time around, but couldn’t quite figure out how to make the yummy treats and drinks available over Zoom…

We are, of course, hoping to see y’all at the January 2023 meeting, same Bat time, same Bat channel.

So have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and a celebratory Solstice, and we’ll see you then!

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, we know a LOT more about iOS 16.1 and Ventura than you do!!

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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Earthquake Warning!

“If you use the right app or phone settings, ShakeAlert will give you a few crucial seconds to drop, cover and hold on before an earthquake reaches you”, reports Geoffrey A Fowler, on The Washington Post.

He further reports:

Your phone can now warn you before an earthquake arrives.

Yes, before.

“Be-be-boop! Be-be-boop! Earthquake,” rang an app on my iPhone at 11:42 a.m. on Oct. 25. “Drop, cover, hold on, shaking expected.”

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake had just struck about 50 miles away in California’s Silicon Valley. I leaped out of my chair and grabbed a wall. A few seconds later, the ground began to rumble.

Sounds like something we all need to know about, eh? PYBT: America has an earthquake early-warning system now — on your phone.

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November 21st General Meeting

Greatest Features of the new MacOS Ventura & iOS 16.1

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.

. 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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Apple Products Are Valuable, Oh My!

Macworld’s Michael Simon posted a gobsmacking article on (old) (ancient?) iPhone prices:

We’re used to Apple’s products holding their value for longer than other devices, but it’s not often that one appreciates in value by 5,000 percent. But that’s exactly what happened here:

For the price and other gory details, PYBT: This $599 iPhone just sold for nearly

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If so, let us know how it went…

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RIP Steve Jobs

Joe Rossignol, on MacRumors, posted a short remembrance on Steve Jobs today.

Today marks the 11th anniversary of Steve Jobs passing away at the age of 56, one day after Apple introduced the iPhone 4S and Siri.

Laurene Powell Jobs, Tim Cook, and Jony Ive recently discussed Jobs’ legacy during a sit-down panel with journalist Kara Swisher.

PYBT: Steve Jobs Passed Away 11 Years Ago Today.

Thanks to Sean McKinley for the tip.

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