Announcements - Upcoming Meetings

Below is the announcement for the upcoming meeting, as well as the archived announcements for past meetings. By reading the past meeting announcements, you will get an overview of what we do at the meetings.

Next meeting is Feb 22 - the 4th Monday

posted Feb 11, 2016, 6:14 PM by Pam Ailes

Remember, we are meeting on Feb 22nd this month due to a holiday on the 15th. We'll meet in the same room as usual. Our February speaker will be Jim Dalrymple.  Details on the topics to be covered will be available next week. In the meantime, you can find out more about jim and his writings here:
http://www.loopinsight.com/about/

MEETING LOCATION: Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


SVMUG Monthly Meeting Jan 25, 2016 Security on your Mac and iOS devices - Lynda Gousha

posted Jan 21, 2016, 4:12 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 2:47 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Security on your Mac and iOS devices - Lynda Gousha

The security of your Mac and iOS devices depends on you. How do you decide what advice to follow? We’ll go through some of the choices, and the pros and cons based on your particular situation.

This presentation is an overview of safe practices for your devices (we won’t cover networks in any depth). We’ll include specifics on how to generate safe passwords, two factor authentication, Anti-Virus (A/V) software, and how to minimize your chances of downloading malware to your devices.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Our speaker tonight is our own Lynda Gousha. She is a member of Apple’s consultant network, an avid industry watcher, a long-time SVMUG member and volunteer, and former member of the Planet MUG Board of Directors.


OPEN SOURCE: HSXKPasswd – Lynda Gousha

Bart Busschot's HSXKPasswd is a secure memorable password generator

https://www.bartbusschots.ie/s/publications/software/xkpasswd/


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van or black mobile fitness truck parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation & Open Source - Lynda Gousha

8:30 PM - Break

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2016 CALENDAR

Jan 25 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Security on your Mac and iOS devices

Feb 22 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Jim Dalrymple - follow The Beard

Mar 21 - Intuit - Quicken 2016

Apr 18 - Topic TBD


NOTE:  We are busy working on getting speakers for future months! Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.


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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug


JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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January 2016 Meeting on special date - Jan. 25, 2016

posted Jan 16, 2016, 5:23 PM by Robert Brown

Please Note: The next meeting will be on Monday January 25, 2016. Usual time and place: 7:00 PM in the Bodega Bay conference room, at Google, 1950 Charleston Ave. Mountain View

SVMUG Mtg Dec 21, 2015 POTLUCK & Allison Sheridan - Photos & Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016

posted Dec 18, 2015, 4:54 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


DECEMBER IS OUR ANNUAL POTLUCK TIME! See latest Potluck list below this posting

December’s meeting includes our annual holiday potluck so please bring something yummy to share at the party. Remember to bring your own serving spoons, tongs, hot plates, etc., for your particular dish. We will provide powerstrips, paper plates and napkins, plastic forks, spoons, cups.

We’ll have about an hour or so to relax with some good food and svmug friends. Meet someone new!



TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Photos & Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016 - Allison Sheridan

Allison bit the bullet and moved from Aperture over to the new Apple Photos.  While Photos is much more capable than people give it credit, she still wanted more.  Macphun has created a set of tools that work both as standalone apps and as plugins for Photos (or Aperture, or Lightroom). She will demonstrate for us the suite Macphun calls Creative Kit 2016, which includes Focus, FX Photo Studio, Intensify, Snapheal and Tonality. If there’s time left she’ll show us Aurora HDR Pro as well, which is their newest product created in conjunction with well known HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff.  If you haven’t seen Allison speak before, you’re in for a treat as she teaches and entertains with her own unique style.

http://macphun.com/blog/2015-holiday-bundle


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Allison Sheridan is the host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast - a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias - which has been running for over 10 years with more than 550 episodes. She is also the host of the tech interview show Chit Chat Across the Pond with over 400 episodes. Allison produces the NosillaCast & Chit Chat Across the Pond as weekly audio podcasts and an extensive blog at http://podfeet.com. She also broadcasts the creation of the NosillaCast live on video every week. You may also have seen or heard Allison on Tech News Today and MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT Network, the Daily Tech News Show, Let’s Talk Photography and Let’s Talk Apple, the Mac Roundtable, Clockwise, Mac Geek Gab, Cordkillers, the Pocket Show and Mac Show on the British Tech Network, the SMR Podcast, Tech’s Message, The Productive Woman Podcast, as a screencaster on ScreenCasts Online and as a columnist in SCO Magazine. She was a speaker at Macworld and on the Mac Geek Cruise. She is very generous with her time and has presented to many Mac/Apple user groups including ours several times!

http://podfeet.com

Follow Allison on Twitter: @podfeet @nosillacast



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" OR black HIT (High Intensity Training) truck in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place. There is also a series of electric vehicle chargers and their parking spaces next to the building where we meet.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van or black mobile fitness truck parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:25 PM - Presentation - Allison Sheridan showing the MacPhun extensions for Photos

8:10 PM - Potluck Time!

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Topic TBD

Feb 22 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; Speaker: Jim Dalrymple

Mar 21 - Topic TBD

Apr 18 - Topic TBD


NOTE:  We are busy working on getting speakers for future months! Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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12-21-15 SVMUG ANNUAL POTLUCK-WHO’S BRINGING WHAT?

posted Dec 18, 2015, 4:49 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Dec 21, 2015, 2:57 AM ]

Last updated 12/21/15 at 2:57am

NOTE: If your item is not on this list yet, please email pam@svmug.org with your info or just bring it - after all, it is a potluck. Check the list of known items and fill in the gaps for what you would like to eat and enjoy!


 * * * WHO’S BRINGING WHAT * * *


PLATES ETC

- Plates, napkins, forks, cups for hot liquid; cups for cold liquid - svmug provides.


BEVERAGES

- Hot Spiced Apple Cider - Charles & Lynda G.

- Bottled Waters - Pam A.


MAIN DISHES

- Turkey and cranberry from Boston Market - Gayle S.

Sauerkraut with Pickled Herring and Dijon Mustard Marinade - Steve S.

-


SIDE DISHES (salads, veggies, etc)

- Mixed green salad with some dried cranberries - Jim G.

-

-


APPETIZERS

- Cheeseball with raw veggie strips - Dean N.

- Little smoky links in BBQ sauce - Pat A. 

-


DESSERTS

- Homemade cranberry bread - Len W.

SVMUG Monthly Meeting Nov 16, 2015; Michael Ellard - Swift for Non-Programmers

posted Nov 11, 2015, 8:11 PM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 5:16 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Swift for Non-Programmers - Michael Ellard

Michael will be joining us in person to present “Swift for Non-Programmers”.

Apple has created a new programming language called Swift. This talk will give a lightweight and accessible introduction to Swift and is suitable for non-programmers and beginning programmers. Even if you are not into programming, come and listen to this wonderful presenter!


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  Michael Ellard

Mike Ellard is an award-winning software developer working in both Swift and Objective-C. In addition to his app development work, he teaches "Introduction to Swift" and "Swift for Objective-C Developers" at the Silicon Valley Extension of University of California Santa Cruz. He has a long history with BMUG, PlanetMUG, and SVMUG. He served as the emcee of the SVMUG meetings for a year in the late 1990s. 

Follow Michael on Twitter: @DevMikeEllard


OPEN SOURCE:  Swift 2.0

Since Swift is open source, Michael’s talk will also be our open source topic for the evening.

You can find out more about Swift below:

http://www.apple.com/swift/

http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-introduces-swift-2/


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van or gym fitness van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation & Open Source - Michael Ellard

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2015 CALENDAR:  

Dec 21 - PotLuck!; Allison Sheridan-password security


We are busy working on getting speakers for future months!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.



2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; topic TBD

Feb 22 - MEETING ON THE 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY; topic TBD

Mar 21 -  topic TBD

Apr 18 -  topic TBD


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Oct 19, 2015 Bryan Chaffin - Apple in Context

posted Oct 15, 2015, 4:16 PM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Today’s Apple in Context - Bryan Chaffin

Bryan will be joining us in person to present “Today’s Apple in Context.” He will examine some of the biggest issues swirling around Apple and put them into context. Is Apple working on a car? Yes. Can Apple compete with Google Now? Not really. Is the Apple Watch a gotta-have device? Probably not. Is Apple getting too big for its corporate britches? Not by a long shot. These short answers are surrounded by a lot of baggage, and Bryan will offer his perspective based on 18 years of covering Apple.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Bryan Chaffin is the cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Mac Observer, which makes him a geek. (that’s what he said!) He’s been writing about Apple, Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, and other technology topics since 1997. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat, and he has contributed to, tech edited, and co-authored books with and for the awesome Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. More recently, he completed his first novel, Accidental Intelligence, and is busily shopping it out to agents.

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @TMOBryan



OPEN SOURCE:  The Cloud presented by Robert Brown

What is the cloud? Robert will cover basic concepts of cloud services for us.



MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation - Bryan Chaffin, Mac Observer

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source - Robert Brown - basic concepts of cloud services

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.


2015 CALENDAR:  

Nov 16 - Michael Ellard - Swift 2.0

Dec 21 - PotLuck!; Allison Sheridan-password security

We are busy working on getting speakers for future months!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.


2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY

Feb 22 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY

Mar 21

Apr 18


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Sept 21, 2015; Joe Kissell - Preparing for El Capitan

posted Sep 16, 2015, 12:05 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Preparing for El Capitan - Joe Kissell

Joe will be joining us via a remote presentation to get us all prepared for El Capitan. Apple will release OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” on Sept 30th. Public beta versions have already been circulating for months and most people who have been following Mac news have a pretty good idea what to expect. What you may be wondering, however, is whether the upgrade is safe, useful, and worth the effort—and what problems it's likely to cause. Joe Kissell, author of "Take Control of Upgrading to El Capitan" (and more than 50 other books) will present a thorough preview of El Capitan, highlighting the best new features and pointing out surprises, both good and bad. 

In addition, he will discuss what's new in iCloud, Safari, Mail, Notes, and more, and shed light on some of El Capitan's hidden features. For those who plan to upgrade to El Capitan, Joe will explain how to do so safely and confidently (and how to get back to your previous version of OS X if something goes wrong). He'll also talk about his new Joe On Tech website and ebook series. If time permits, we’ll see if we can get his reactions to the Sept 9th Apple announcements too.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Joe Kissell is a best-selling author and speaker known for writing about Macs, iOS devices, and other high-tech topics. He has a very detailed About page on his site which you can read to learn more about him and his busy life. You can also sign up for his “JoeMail” where he keeps his readers up to date on the latest books, articles, occasional discounts and more.

Follow Joe on Twitter: @joekissell

http://joekissell.com/about/


OPEN SOURCE:  Inkpad presented by Dan Reed

Inkpad is a vector illustration app designed from scratch for the iPad. It supports paths, compound paths, text, images, groups, masks, gradient fills, and an unlimited number of layers. It can easily handle drawings with hundreds to thousands of shapes without bogging down. Export your finished illustrations directly to your Dropbox as SVG or PDF.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id400083414

https://github.com/sprang/Inkpad


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation - Joe Kissell - Preparing for El Capitan

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source - Dan Reed - Inkpad

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2015 CALENDAR:  

Oct 19 - to be finalized; NOTE: Intuit needed to postpone until 2016 due to current business changes.

Nov 16 - Michael Ellard - Swift 2.0

Dec 21 - PotLuck; Bryan Chaffin (tentative)


We are busy working on getting speakers for future months!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Do you have a contact for us? Let us know.



2016 CALENDAR: 

Jan 25 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY

Feb 22 - 4TH MONDAY, DUE TO HOLIDAY

Mar 21

Apr 18



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ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting Aug 17, 2015; Jason Rich-Automate Your Home & Auto

posted Aug 14, 2015, 12:14 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.



TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Automate Your Home and Vehicle Using Your Smartphone or Tablet - Jason R. Rich

Jason will be joining us for a live presentation. Learn how to easily and inexpensively control the lights, locks, thermostat, television, DVR, and some other major appliances in your home from anywhere in the world using your iPhone, iPad and/or Apple Watch. Automating your home or remotely controlling features in your car has never been easier or as affordable, when you use the tools and products you’ll learn about during this lecture.


ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:  

Jason R. Rich is from Foxboro, MA. He is the author of more than 55 books, as well as a frequent contributor to several national magazines, major daily newspapers, and popular websites. He’s also an accomplished blogger and photographer. His books are currently available from bookstores, iBookstore, Amazon.com, BN.com. Recently published books include: 

- Your iPad At Work: 4th Edition (Que) 

- My Digital Photography for Seniors (Que)

- iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks (Que) 

- Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks (Que)

- The Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business (Entrepreneur Press)

- How To Do Everything Digital Photography (McGraw-Hill) 

- My GoPro Hero Camera (Que)

- The Crowd Funding Services Handbook (Wiley) 


Follow Jason on Twitter: @JasonRich7

https://about.me/jason.rich


OPEN SOURCE:  ResearchKit presented by Robert Brown

ResearchKit is an open source framework introduced by Apple that allows researchers and developers to create powerful apps for medical research. ResearchKit works seamlessly with HealthKit, researchers can access even more relevant data for their studies — like daily step counts, calorie use, and heart rate.

http://researchkit.org/


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation - Jason R. Rich - Home Automation

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source - Robert Brown - ResearchKit

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2015 CALENDAR:  

Sep 21 - TBD

Oct 19 - Intuit-Quicken (tentative)

Nov 16 -  TBD

Dec 21 - TBD

We are busy working on getting speakers for the rest of the year!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org


SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.


SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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SVMUG Monthly Meeting July 20, 2015; Apple Music - Jeff Gamet

posted Jul 18, 2015, 4:57 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our “usual” room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


TOPIC & SPEAKER:  Apple Music - Jeff Gamet

Apple Music is part radio station, part streaming music, part music storage, and part musician social network. That’s a lot for for a single new online music service, and depending on how you use Apple Music, it can be a little confusing. Jeff will show us the new features that Apple Music gives us and point out what’s changed from iTunes Radio and iTunes Match. We’ll also find out which devices support listening to Apple Music.


About Jeff:

Originally we had Dave Hamilton lined up for our July presentation but things changed and Dave could not make it. Jeff works with Dave and will be our speaker this month. In 1998, Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin started The Mac Observer (TMO), the best Apple-oriented site on the web. Jeff Gamet is the Mac Observer's Managing Editor. He is the author of "The Designer's Guide to Mac OS X" from Peachpit Press, and has presented at events such as Macworld Expo, the RSA Conference, and the Mac Computer Expo. He also hosts TMO's Daily Observations podcast, co-hosts The iOS Show and Apple Context Machine podcasts, makes guest appearances on several other shows, and writes about the crazy things people do in coffee shops at freshbrewedtales.com. 

More about Jeff and his TMO articles:

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/contact/author/7702/Jeff%20Gamet

Jeff is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jgamet


OPEN SOURCE:  PocketSword presented by Dan Reed

Dan will talk to us about PocketSword for iOS. With PocketSword, you can download for free and read something like Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary, good for studying american history and the constitution. Of course you could also buy a physical copy online for $60. Other items include maps, commentaries, and Bible text. Bible texts come in a variety of translations and languages including Klingon!  Practice reading in a different language using PocketSword.

The Sword Project: http://www.crosswire.org/sword/index.jsp


MEETING ROOM LOCATION:

We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.


Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043


INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP:

http://tinyurl.com/co26onk


LOCATION PHOTOS & HOW TO JOIN SVMUG YAHOO GROUP:

If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/photos/albums/1019640305/lightbox/


DIRECTIONS:  

-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.


NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.


 

TIME SCHEDULE: 

6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Main Presentation

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.



2015 CALENDAR:  

Aug 17 -- Jason Rich (tentative)

Sep 21 -- TBD

Oct 19 — Intuit, Quickbooks (tentative)

We are busy working on getting speakers for the rest of the year!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.


***************************************************************

ABOUT SVMUG:

SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

http://www.svmug.org

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @SVMUG 

http://www.twitter.com/svmug



JOIN THE SVMUG EMAIL LIST & YAHOO GROUP:

Did you know that we have a Yahoo Group Email List?  You can join here:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/svmug/info

The email list is where the announcements are sent and members can ask questions at any time. You can set your email settings to get individual emails or a daily digest or only the special announcements like this one. Or, if you prefer no emails, you can just go directly to the yahoo group to read the messages there. You can always check the svmug.org website for announcements.



LOCAL MAC GROUPS (If yours is not listed, let us know!)

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at http://www.svmug.org

Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at http://www.macruzers.org

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at http://pa-smug.org 

BMUG West, at http://www.bmugwest.com 

East Bay Mac User Group, at http://www.ebmug.org 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at http://www.slmug.org 

North Coast Mac User Group, at http://ncmug.org 

Planet Mac User Group, at http://www.planetmug.org 

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