MacTechnics


June Meeting

(Re)Acquaint Yourself with Preview

and

More Online Safety:
Tips & Tricks
 

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Preview has been built into macOS from the beginning and is both simple and powerful. View photos and PDFs, crop documents, annotate a document or image, add your signature, share a document ... the list goes on.  If you've never really delved into the Preview app beyond viewing an image or PDF, learn some handy advanced features.  

The discussion of Online Safety continues. There's so much to learn! No matter which electronic device you're using - computer, tablet, phone or other device - you can't be too careful. Learn some additional tips and tricks to keep yourself and your data safe while online.

Everyone is invited to share knowledge and ask questions.

Come to learn, to share and simply
to enjoy the company of a group of people
who share an interest in Macs.

This meeting (and all meetings) are
free and open to the public. 

Feel free to bring your own laptop, iPhone or iPad.

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10:00 AM - Q & A - Note change of time for this session
   Our MacTechnics "gurus" will be available for this interactive, informative and educational session. As usual, the discussion will evolve in part from questions and comments from the group - problems are often resolved on the spot. Mac or Apple related questions of all kinds are welcome. 

10:45 AM or so - Break
   This is a time to socialize, network and share ideas.
   Refreshments are available.

11:00 or so - AM Main Meeting - Two topics today!
   (Re)Acquaint Yourself with Preview - Learn about the many advanced features of this simple, powerful, multi-functional but under-appreciated app that is build into the macOS operating system.
   More Online Safety: Tips & Tricks - The never-ending discussion of online safety continues with additional tips and tricks to keep safe online.

1:30 PM  or so - Finish up
   More socializing, networking, sharing, laughter and fun.
   Clean up, pack up and load up equipment.
   Lock up the building.

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2019 Meetings
We'd love to see you!

Jan 19             Potpourri Apps & Fun Tips - AADL Westgate
Feb 16             Apple Showcase - NEW Center
March 16         Demo Fair  - NEW Center
April 20           Privacy, Safe Surfing, Blocking Ads  - NEW Center
May 18            Online Safety - Guest speaker - NEW Center
June 15           (Re)Acquaint Yourself with Preview - New Center
July 20            TBD - New Center
Aug 17            TBD - New Center
Sept 21           TBD - New Center
Oct 19             TBD - New Center
Nov 16            TBD - New Center
Dec 14            Holiday Party - New Center

 

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Our Vendors and Supporters
are extremely generous !
Support them throughout the year
 
 
 
 

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Another useful tip from our MacCoach...

Regain access to those ClarisWorks or AppleWorks 
files for $20!
 
... Nicholas

 


The MacTechnics Story

MacTechnics, the Ann Arbor Computer Users Group, is one of the largest Apple User Groups in Michigan and is comprised of all types of Apple users from novice to professional. Formed in the Fall of 1984, MacTechnics' goal is to expand computer literacy in an interesting and entertaining way.

MacTechnics normally meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the NEW Center Building, 1100 North Main Street, Ann Arbor. There is ample parking just outside the building.

Directions to our meeting locations can be found by using the Google map provided on the MacTechnics Home page. www.mactechnics.org

Registration begins at about 9:00 AM
; Special Interest Groups (SIGs) begin shortly thereafter, running through 10:30 AM. The Main Meeting presentation normally begins at about 11:00 AM,
 and may run through 1:00 PM.

It is advisable to check the website each month, prior to the meeting, as there are occasional changes to the meeting time or place.

Attendance is flexible and attendees are welcome to attend all or any part of the meeting.

All meetings are open to the public and anyone may attend meetings without joining, but benefits listed below are available to members only.

Membership Benefits

  • Our website, www.mactechnics.org, with news, events and conferences of interest to members of the Apple community. (Our website is in the process of being redesigned – watch for exciting design changes and even more interesting information to become available in the future.)
  • Special Interest Groups, available to all members, meet from 9:30 - 11:00 AM the day of the main meeting.

  • Retail books offered at discounts due to user group purchasing.

  • User Group discounts on Software and Hardware.
  • Participation in raffles, sharing information, knowledge and experiences with other MacTechnics Members.

Membership Type

  • New & Renewal Membership (1 year - $50)

  • Student Membership (1 year - $25 with copy of current student ID card)
  • Family Membership UPGRADE (1 year - $15.00 extra card with Regular or Student Membership)

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If you're a MacTechnics member, and haven't registered for the Members Only area yet, click here and register. Your registration will be approved within 24 hours.  :-)

It's ALIVE!

Our new Members Only web page is now LIVE. If you're a member and have not registered please do so soon. If you have questions on how to do it, ask us at the next meeting. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to your feedback. 

 

  
 

Saturday

June 15th, 2019

Note time change:

10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

NEW Center

1100 Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI

NEW Center

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MacTechnics News
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Our website is in the process
of being redesigned.
Watch for exciting design changes
and even more
interesting information
 in the near future.
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Security Updates  
Watch this space for information about
cybersecurity and
how to keep your information safe.

November 2018
Thank you, Janice, for the following information. 
 
"Phishing and Extortion Scams After Security Breaches Consumer Alert" November 2, 2018
Attorney General Bill Schuette wants you to know about reports of a phishing and extortion scam using hacked information that came from a security breach. The Alert educates about how to SPOT and STOP this scam and, given the recent news about the security breach at Facebook, how to report suspicious Facebook emails and messages.
Link to article:
 


July 2018
Thank you, Kathy, for the following information. 
 

1. “Avoiding Tech Support Scams” July 16, 2018
Here is the Federal Trade Commission's article on dealing with fraudulent tech repair scams. This may be of interest since a member brought this up at a recent meeting. Link to the article:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/07/avoiding-tech-support-scams
2. “Warn Your Friends Aboout Tech Support Scam:” July 27, 2918
Another nice, short article about dealing with tech support scams. 
Link to the article:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/07/warn-your-friends-about-tech-support-scams
3. Try to Stop Scam Phone Calls 
At the July 21st meeting of MacTechnics, there was discussion about the frustration of trying to stop scam phone calls. It’s areal eye-opener about how the phone scam industry works! There are two free, fun podcasts about fighting back as a "victim" of a phone scammer - select both Episode #102 Long Distance Part I, and Episode #103 Long Distance Part II. 
How to Listen:
*Subscribe (it’s free!) in your favorite podcast app, (such as iTunes Podcasts)
*Or, go to the following website:
https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/long-distance#episode-playerhttps://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/long-distance#episode-player 

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