MacTechnics


Monthly Meeting Topic:

Apple Showcase

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January 19th, 2019 

Ann Arbor District Library
Westgate Branch

2503 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor

*Please note change
in time and location
for this month's meeting.

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 Join us for a presentation

about the latest Apple devices,

software and all things Mac.


See what's new and available.

Everyone is welcome:
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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2 PM thru 3:30 PM (see Updates in right sidebar)
     This will be an informative yet casual presentation about the latest Apple devices, software and all things Mac. All are invited to remain for the monthly meeting which follows.

UPDATE: 2:00 PM - MacTechnics Monthly Meeting
     This month several group members will demonstrate apps they have recently acquired. Bring your questions about Apple products new and old. Enjoy the opportunity to socialize, network, share experiences and learn more about the organization.

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Meeting Dates for 2018
What we've done and what's coming up.
We'd love to see you at a meeting!

Jan 20              Apple Showcase - AADL Westgate
Feb 17              Demo Fair - NEW Center
Mar 17              Live Code application - NEW Center
April 21             Orientation to Mac - Turner Senior Center
May 19             Creating a Slideshow using iMovie 
- NEW Center
Jun 16              Remote Computer Control - NEW Center
July 21             Artistic Creations using your Mac - NEW Center
Aug 18             Wikipedia - NEW Center
Sept 15            Online Maps - NEW Center
Oct 20              Privacy, Safe Surfing, Blocking Ads - NEW Center
Nov 17             Luminos - Astronomy App - NEW Center
Dec 15             Holiday Party - NEW Center
                             Tentative Meeting Dates for 2019
Jan 19             Apple Showcase - Westgate Library (AADL)
Feb 16             Demo Fair - NEW Center
March 16         Privacy, Safe Surfing, Blocking Ads  - NEW Center
April 20           TBD - New Center
May 18            TBD - New Center
June 15           TBD - 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
 
 
 
 
Synium Software
Bare Bones Software
Tunabelly Software
Thorsten Lemke
Delicious Monster
Pilot Moon Software
MacPlus Software
Other Generous Donors:
  Gerry F., Kathy G., Steve J., Keith M., Joyce R., Fred S., Cassie S., Dave S. ... and more  WOW !
 

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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. 

  
UPDATE - Jan 19th-11:30am
Chris Anderson is unable to make it today due to 2 flat tires (yikes!) He's okay. (whew!)
We will reschedule his presentation for a future date. Fred Seitz will demo Camera Guard & iShredder apps (security apps), as well as some other apps in our arsenal. We'll have giveaways, too. 
Jan 19th - 9:30am 
Yes, the Westgate Branch of the Ann Arbor Library IS OPEN today ... we hope to see you at the Showcase and Meeting ... please drive safe this afternoon
 

 
Special Time, Special Location

Saturday

January 19th, 2019

2:00 pm to 3:30-ish pm

Ann Arbor
District Library

Westgate Branch
2503 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI

 

Westgate Library

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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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