SVMUG Monthly Meeting Nov 17, 2014 - Chris Breen, Yosemite & iOS 8

posted Nov 13, 2014, 4:56 AM by Pam Ailes

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.


By the way, December’s meeting includes our annual holiday potluck so start thinking about what you would like to bring to the party. We’ll have a signup sheet circulating at the November meeting. An email will be sent to the yahoo group members after the November meeting with updates as to what category of food/beverages are still needed. We already have plates, napkins, utensils, glasses - both kinds, for hot and for cold beverages. You’ll need to bring your own serving spoons, tongs etc., for your particular dish.


Macworld’s Senior Editor, Chris Breen, will speak about the changes wrought by OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 and what they mean for Apple now and into the future. Chris is a wonderfully entertaining and funny speaker. He is a columnist as well as an author of many books and blogs that are always educational. It’s been over a year since Chris last presented to svmug and we are very fortunate to have him back in person. Come learn from one of the best!

Articles by Chris Breen:


Robert Brown will talk about what “Open Source” really is and what it isn’t.


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, please call 408-877-6377 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



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".


-- 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.


During the Break, we nibble on yummies that attendees bring to the meeting. If you are able to do so, please bring some sort of finger-food. There aren't any beverages available unless you bring some, so if you would like something to drink, please bring your own in a seal-able container, such as a water bottle.



6:45 PM - Doors open around this time

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation: Yosemite & iOS 8 — Chris Breen

8:15 PM - Break time 

8:30 PM - Open Source: “What is Open Source” — Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Group Q & A

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


Nov 17 - Chris Breen — Mac OS X Yosemite & iOS 8

Dec 15 - Annual Holiday Potluck Party plus 1Password presents remotely

2015 CALENDAR:  *Date changes

*Jan 26 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday; topic TBD

*Feb 23 - 4th Monday meeting due to Google Holiday; topic TBD

* Meetings these months are on the 4th Monday because the 3rd Monday is a holiday for Google so the meeting room is not available.

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.



SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

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.



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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 website for announcements.

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San Leandro Mac User Group, at 

North Coast Mac User Group, at 

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