February 10, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Routers and Security

Tips on how to setup and configure your home router for safe computing, and how to maintain your router with regular security updates.

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Exceptions will be when the college is closed. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

January 13, 2018

Program: Genius Bar with Art Gorski & Ward Stanke

The Genius Bar, where you, the members will submit your questions ahead of time to the panel of experts. They will answer your questions at the meeting. This gives everybody and opportunity to hear answers to questions that they might not have thought of. (Link to Questions)

During the summer PMUG will meet on the second TUESDAY of June and July at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. In August, PMUG will resume our regular meeting on the 2nd Saturday morning. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

 

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December 9, 2017

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Apps for Seniors

Art Gorski will take us on a whirlwind tour of a variety of apps in many categories that can be useful for seniors and retirees. Buy yourself a Christmas present! Meeting notes.

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Exceptions will be when the college is closed. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

November 11, 2017

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

iOS World

Frank Croft will answer all your questions about iOS and the latest release including: 

  • What is the iOS world?
  • Why should I care about upgrading?
  • What is the hardware (new & old) and the paths for upgrading?
  • What does the new release (iOS 11) bring to me?

Link to meeting notes.

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Exceptions will be when the college is closed. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

October 14, 2017

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Mac OS High Sierra

Join us to watch a series of videos on how to prepare your Mac for this upgrade, the upgrade steps you’ll go through, and descriptions and demonstrations of all the new features in Apple’s latest operating system.

Mac Basics: Apple TV by Bobbie Pastor

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Exceptions will be when the college is closed. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

September 9, 2017

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

All About Apples's Calendar Program

Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Add events for your meetings, appointments, and activities, and set event alerts and receive notifications. Learn about using multiple calendars, viewing your calendars, adding, modifying, and deleting events, and using SIRI to quickly add an event to your calendar. Link to meeting notes.

Mac Basics: Ringtones on your iPhone, by Bobbie Pastor

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Exceptions will be when the college is closed. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

August 12, 2017

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

"Playing Music on Your Apple Device"

Jim Romaine will talk about both iTunes on the Mac and the music app in iOS. He will explain how to get music into iTunes, how to sync music between the Mac and your iOS devices, storage considerations and play back options. He will also introduce us to some other music options such as Amazon Prime music, Pandora, Spotify and Tidal.

About Jim Romaine

My interest in computers began in 1984 when I purchased one of the first IBM personal computers.  Lotus 1-2-3 and Wordstar were the two programs I used most of the time for work and for personal use.  I basically taught myself how to use a PC, which allowed me to get promotions at work since very few individuals knew much about personal computers at the time.

A promotion to Imaging Administrator at the Department of Economic Security allowed me to gain valuable experience installing and administering a document imaging system.  I later took a job at the State Compensation Fund where I was System Administrator for two document imaging systems comprising 15 million documents.

After retiring from my imaging job in 2005, my wife, daughter and I relocated to Prescott.  I have a BS in Business from Arizona State University along with over 30 years in the computer/IT field.  I taught technology at a private school in Prescott for 10 years, during which time I supported about 50 PCs and over 100 iPads. 

Feeling frustrated with Windows based PCs, and all their hacking/security problems, I bought my first iMac in 2010.  I upgraded to a new iMac in 2016, and also own an iPhone 7, iPad Air 2, and MacBook Pro. 

July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017 10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Scrivener, by Mary Ann Clark

Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. As both a word processor and project management tool, Scrivener can help you get from that first unformed idea to the final draft. Whether you're writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text, Scrivener can help you collect research, order fragmented ideas, shuffle electronic index cards in search of that elusive structure. Mary Ann will talk about how she uses Scrivener for novels and other long-form documents.  (Link to presentation documents)

Short Presentation at start of meeting will be Text Replacement on Mac OS and iOS.

During the summer PMUG will meet on the second TUESDAY of June and July at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. In August, PMUG will resume our regular meeting on the 2nd Saturday morning . Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

June 10, 2017

June 13, 2017 10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Program: Genius Bar with Art Gorski & Ward Stanke

The Genius Bar, where you, the members will submit your questions ahead of time to the panel of experts. They will answer your questions at the meeting. This gives everybody and opportunity to hear answers to questions that they might not have thought of. (Link to Questions)

During the summer PMUG will meet on the second TUESDAY of June and July at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. In August, PMUG will resume our regular meeting on the 2nd Saturday morning. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

May 6, 2017 Scrivener

May 6, 2017 10 am to noon

Note that this month's meeting is the 1st Saturday

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Contacts, Art Gorksi

Contacts is the included address book program for MacOS and iOS devices. Use the Contacts app to keep all your contacts in one place, and keep their information—including phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, and more—handy. When synced using your AppleID and iCloud, your contacts are kept up-to-date on all your Apple devices and are accessible at iCloud.com. Art will demonstrate how to use Contacts, organize your contacts into groups, and how Contacts is integrated into Apple Mail and other Apple apps. Link to meeting notes.

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Exceptions will be when the college is closed. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

Note: Scrivener presentation has been rescheduled to July

April 8, 2017 Siri and Spotlight

April 8, 2017 10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Short Segment, iOS 10.3

With the recent Apple hardware announcements and the release of iOS 10.3, Art Gorski will discuss these topics for a few minutes at the beginning of the meeting. What should you do BEFORE installing the update? Art will help us do this update right. Backup Instructions.

Siri and Spotlight, Art Gorski

“Hey Siri, what’s the best sushi place in town?”

This month we're going to learn how you can use  Siri and Spotlight to get things done.

Siri works hands-free, so you can ask it to show you the best route home and what your ETA is while driving. It works with HomeKit to let your voice be the remote control for connected products in your home. And it’s tuned in to the world, working with Wikipedia, Yelp, Rotten Tomatoes, Shazam, and other online services to get you even more answers. The more you use Siri, the more you’ll realize how great it is. And just how much it can do for you.

You can use Spotlight to search for things like apps, documents, images and other files. In OS X Yosemite, Spotlight suggestions offer additional results like Wikipedia, news sites, Maps, iTunes, movie listings, and more. 

Join us Saturday, April 8 to learn more about these two wonders. Meeting Notes.

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Exceptions will be when the college is closed. Map. Meeting agenda consists of one or two presentations followed by a membership meeting (guests are welcome to attend). (Link to Meeting Minutes)

ISP Privacy, Ward Stanke Presentation

January 14, 2017 Genius Bar

January 14, 2017 Genius Bar with Art Gorski & Ward Stanke

The Genius Bar, where you, the members will submit your questions ahead of time to the panel of experts. They will answer your questions at the meeting. This gives everybody and opportunity to hear answers to questions that they might not have thought of.

Another item on the agenda this month is the renewal of the dues. Remember, it is still an unbelievable deal of $20 a year for a family membership. You can pay at the meeting.

2016 Meetings

December 10, 2016 Double Feature: Making Address Labels and Cards
Followed by Roast & Toast

This month we have a special meeting. The presentation will be about making address labels and cards. Just in time for the holidays. John Carter will be our speaker. Meeting Notes.

The special part of this meeting will take place at 11:30. We will close our regular meeting early and have cake and coffee to wish John Carter best wishes and hopes for happiness in his new location.

Sondra will set aside time to Roast & Toast John, so if you would like to come prepared with some material, it would be a fun thing to do

November12, 2016 Double Feature: 2016 MacBook Pro and All About Personal Websites

Our own Art Gorski will be starting with a presentation on the new 2016 MacBook Pro just announced. Followed by a talk on why someone would want to have their own personal website, a short talk on the on-line tools for creating and hosting a website, and finally a short tutorial using one of the most popular free options, WeeblyMeeting Notes.

October  8, 2016 New Features of iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

Our own Art Gorski will talk about the new Apple hardware announcements, iPhone 7 and Apple Watch, and an update on the latest version of Photos in Mac OS Sierra and iOS 10. Weebly will be the topic next month unless there are more Apple announcements, in which case we may do both. Meeting Notes.

September 10, 2016 Facebook

Does it feel like everyone you know is on Facebook? Do you want to join but aren’t sure how to start? In our first hour, John Carter will guide us through the fundamentals and you will be posting on your friends’ walls in no time.

Facebook is the larges online social networking site and currently has more than 1 billion users. Facebook allows people to interact, share photos and find people. In addition to using Facebook for social purposes, many people use it professionally for business networking. Presentation Slides.

In our second hour, we will have Tips & Tricks and our Favorite Apps segments. This will be your chance to share a fun or educational app with the membership.

August 13, 2016 1Password Password Manager

Art Gorski will demonstrate all the features of AgileBits’ 1Password on the Macintosh and iOS devices. This utility not only stores all your passwords but any kind of information you want to keep safe. Plus it will Autoave and fill passwords, credit cards, and addresses into webpages with a single click. Talk notes.

July 13What’s was New at the Apple’s Developers Conference? 

Art Gorski (our very own Apple developer) will present the topics covered at the June ’16 WWDC. Apple’s developer’s conference. Learn about all the new software that Apple is making available this fall. Meeting Notes.

June 8 Genius Bar

Our panel of geniuses, Art Gorski, Ward Stanke and John Carter, will answer all your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iWatch, iEverythingElse questions.

Now, what we need from you, are all those nagging little questions that never seem to get answered. Surely, you have come across situations where you haven’t been able to find answers. The guys need a challenge. It keeps their mind sharp.

Check out the meeting minutes for our genius’ answers.

May 7 Onyx Utility and Email

John Carter will demonstrate several pertinent and important features of Mail. In addition, John will spend a few minutes on the free app Onyx. Onyx (http://www.titanium.free.fr/onyx.html) is useful for cleaning out junk from a computer. It does many of the same functions as paid for apps, but requires a bit more interaction. Apple Mail PresentationOnyx Presentation.

April 23 Backup Strategies

Art Gorski will discuss backing up the data on your Apple devices. For Macintosh computers: Time Machine, cloud backups, and backup programs for creating clones and incremental backups. For iOS devices: iCloud and local iTunes backups to your Macintosh. Here are the Talk Notes and More Backup Information from Ward.

Art Gorski is the Vice-President of PMUG and moved to Prescott in 2007. He has been a member of PMUG since 2008. Art’s background in computers started in the late 70’s where he learned to program the 6502 microprocessor in hexadecimal machine language. He bought his first Apple II computer in 1978 and still owns it. During his career he wrote programs in assembly language and FORTRAN for real-time flight simulators. Today he programs for fun and has an iOS app in the App Store and is working on another.

March 19 Tips and Tricks

John Carter will be demonstrating tricks and tips that you can do with the iPhone. He will also be covering the editing programs that you can get for your Mac, iPad and iPhone.

February 20 Most Useful 3rd Party Apps, Utilities and Software

This month we have one of our “Experts”, Ward Stanke,  share the  third-party apps, utilities and software that he thinks might be useful for us to know about.

Bobbie will also present her favorite app called Ring Tones. How nice would it be to know who is calling before running to get to your phone? This maybe useful to know, as sometimes you may want to rush to the phone and sometimes,  you would prefer to “catch that person later”, so to speak. ?

If you have a favorite app, be ready to present, as time permits.

Here are copies of Wards presentation: Apps, Apps, Apps: Applications for PMUG Consensus and Mac|Life Applications.

January 16, 2016 Genius Bar

Our panel of geniuses, Art Gorski, John Carter and Ward Stanke, will answer all your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iWatch, iEverythingElse questions. Ward Stanke will be the moderator.

Now, what we need from you, are all those nagging little questions that never seem to get answered. Surely, you have come across situations where you haven’t been able to find answers. The guys need a challenge. It keeps their mind sharp.

2015 Meetings

December 19, 2015 Pages

Art Gorski will talk about the Pages app on the Macintosh and in iOS and will show interoperability via iCloud

November 21 2015 OS X El Capitan

Art Gorski will tell us all about Mac OS X El Capital. Apple says that more than ever, Mac is the computer people love to use And one of the biggest reasons is OS X. It’s what makes a Mac a Mac. Come and learn about all the new features of OS X 11.

October 24, 2015 What’s New in iOS i and Apple Hardware

Art Gorski will give a demonstration of all the new features of Apple’s new version of iOS as well as a look at the new iPhones, Apple TV, and the iPad Pro. Please note the change in date and time. This will be a very compact meeting because of these changes.

September 19, 2015 Annual Picnic

The social event of the season, the PMUG Annual Picnic, will be held at the Manzanita Village Common House,

Location: 258 Benjamin Drive, Prescott. Please come eat and visit with your fellow members. Friends and family members welcome. All food and bottled water furnished. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

To defray costs, we are asking for $5 a person. RSVP by September 1.

August 15, 2015 Photos is Here!

Art Gorski will lend his expertise on the new Photos program in OS X and iOS 8.  There is quite a bit of a change from the old iPhoto, so this meeting is a must if you use your photos app at all.

Meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. Prescott Public Library.   If you want a table, come early and get your table from under the stairwell.  You are responsible returning the table back under the stairwell when finished,… the Library has a new policy.

July 18, 2015 Getting Started with Evernote

You’ve heard that Evernote (https://evernote.com) is one of the most powerful tools you can use to increase your productivity. It often makes those Top 10 Tools lists but what is it? What can you really use it for? How do you get started?

Marry Ann Clark is a long-time member of the group having been an Apple fan since 1979, first as an Apple II user and now as the proud owner of an Apple Air, iPad, and iPhone. She first started using Evernote in 2008 and still doesn’t feel as though she’s yet plumbed the depths of what it can do.

June 20 2015 Genius Bar

Our panel of geniuses, Art Gorski, John Carter and Ward Stanke, will answer all your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iWatch, iEverythingElse questions. Ward Stanke will be the moderator.

Now, what we need from you, are all those nagging little questions that never seem to get answered.  Now is the time to ask them and give our “geniuses” a brain workout

Send your questions in to me, pmugbobbie@gmail.com, and I will pass them on to our panel.  They will give you, your answer at the meeting.

May 16, 2015 OSX Yosemite Tutorial

The topic this month will be the tutorial from Noteboom Productions, entitled “Yosemite”.  We will get through as much of the tutorial as we can in an hour, with questions answered after break in the Q & A segment of the meeting.

April 18, 2015 1 pm What is the Deep and Dark Web?

JB Burke asks, What are the Deep Web and the Dark Web? How do they differ? Learn why you are only seeing a fraction of what’s on the internet when you search with Google or Bing. Need to buy guns or drugs? Hire a hit man? Browse the Library of Congress? You’ll know how after this informative and entertaining presentation. Deep Web-Dark Web Presentation

We are enhancing our Q & A portion of the meeting, this month.  So, you can submit questions to the secretary via email secretary@pmug.us or hand them in at the desk on Saturday and we will try to answer them.  We will be taking questions from the floor as usual, as well.

JB is to the PC club what John Carter is to PMUG. He is a retired IBM employee and does presentations to the PC club monthly. The presentation his is giving has been presented to the PC club and Pam thought the content would be interesting to the PMUG community as it platform independent.

March 21, 2015 Apple TV, mSecure and Tips and Tricks

This month we have a triple header. First John Carter will introduce the club to Apple TV, the Bob Kitterer will tell us all about mSecure, finally we’ll have a question and answer, tips and tricks session. Something for everyone!

John Carter has been an avid Mac user since 2002. He has recently discovered photography and astrophotography. To this end, John started the Digital Mac SIG (Special Interest Group). The purpose of the SIG is to introduce digital photography using a Mac and any camera of your choice, which may even be an iPhone or iPad. This presentation is not about how to take photos, but how to get them off the camera and into the computer, organize them, edit them, and share them.

Bob spent most of his working career doing physics, which means he broke lots of things. While in college he learned IBM assembly, FORTRAN and PASCAL programming languages. Later he taught himself a few versions of the Basic programming language. His first computer was a Bally Arcade which soon lead to an Apple II in 1978 and later Macs of which he had had a fair number.

 February 21, 2015 1 Using the Prescott Public Library E-Resources

Prescott Public Library offers reading in many formats, including eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from Overdrive, eBooks from eBrary and eMagazines from Zinio. Katy Copenhaver, Adult Services, has graciously consented to speak on the topic of E-Resources at our Library.

January 17, 2015 Yosemite Panel

Ward Stanke, Dave Rothgery, and Mike Pavlinch (a new member) will tell us all about Apple’s new Macintosh Operating System, Yosemite.  PMUG members requested this topic, and presenters will address the changes in the newest software and answer questions.  This is an opportunity for the group to learn about the software before upgrading. (Presentation Notes)

2014 Meetings

November 15, 2014: All About Dropbox

Ward Stanke is going to tell us all about Dropbox.

Do you have a Dropbox account?  What would you do with a Dropbox account?

How about send a bunch of pictures to family and friends?  Or large documents?  Your recipient does not have to have a Dropbox account.  You can send a link.  Learn how.

And you can help a family member or friend how to have their own Dropbox account, so you can directly hook them up to certain files you want to share back and forth.

Come and learn all about Dropbox and how it can add to your life. (Presentation Slides.)

October 18: My Favorite Apps by John Carter

John will begin with a short introduction to a few of his favorite apps and follow that with a request to the audience to show their favorite app. We will all be using the new Apple TV that will allow members to project from their device onto the overhead. A remote microphone will be available to allow people to speak from their position in the audience. No one is expected to be professional. Even a sentence or two would be adequate. “Hi. I’m John. My favorite app is Music. Here is how I use it.” And then go through a quick demo. Fellow with questions from the audience will take care of the rest.

Be sure to bring your device that has the app you want to demonstrate, installed.

September 27: Planning Road Trips: Apps and Hints

For the past sixty years Bob Kitterer had done a road trip almost every year. Some trips were only 4 or 5 days and others were eight months. He has been to all 50 states plus six Canadian Provinces racking up over a quarter million miles. He will be sharing his approach to planning road trips and some of the apps he uses for this purpose.

Bob spent most of his working career doing physics, which means he broke lots of things. While in college he learned IBM assembly, FORTRAN and PASCAL programming languages. Later he taught himself a few versions of the Basic programming language. His first computer was a Bally Arcade which soon lead to an Apple II in 1978 and later Macs of which he had had a fair number.

August 16Celebration of 25 Years!

That’s right, gang. Our little club has been operating in Prescott for twenty-five years now. Jeff Ian, one of the original founders of the club, graciously agreed to come to our meeting and tell us about days gone by. Jeff also talked about printers as well. You may know, Jeff is owner of Think4Ink, a printing supply company in Prescott. He is an expert on what to choose for a printer, depending on your needs. His talks are always so informative. We never know when we will be in the market for a printer!

July 19, 2014

John Carter was the only “genius” at the July Genius Bar. Ward Stanke was scheduled to appear, but was unavoidably detained. The complete set of presentation notes for this meeting are available by clicking here (opens a PDF file).

June 14, 2014

Photo Editing Software from Macphun Software

Long-time industry expert and photography software veteran Ivan Randall, (he came from California just to see us!), shared the latest in digital imaging technology and techniques.  Using innovative new tools from Macphun Software that reduce the need for complicated software like Adobe Photoshop, Ivan demonstrated how to make your best images ever in minutes. You’ll learn how to correct images as well as reveal incredible detail in your images with a few clicks, remove distracting elements that you might have missed at the time of capture, and finally direct viewer attention with creative focus and blurring techniques.

Based in Pasadena, CA, Ivan Randall has been involved with bringing photo and video solutions to the market for the past 15 years.  He combines his passion for travel and for photography, taking advantage of business travel to photograph and capture his personal experiences in places like Dubai, South Africa, Australia and others.  Recently, Randall has joined a team of former Nik Software employees at Macphun Software.  He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine.  He can be contacted at Ivan@Macphun.com.

Joint PCS/PMUG Meeting

Saturday June 21, 1 to 3 pm immediately after PMUG meeting in the same room

All About iCloud.

iCloud is much more than offline storage and emergency backup for your Apple device. Although it does have features in common with other services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft 365, iCloud is designed to achieve different goals. If you don’t have a Mac or PC to connect to, iCloud serves as a repository for your data. Find out more at the Joint PCS/PMUG meeting on June 21 as John Carter explores the magic, mystery, and common sense about iCloud.

May 17, 2014

Do You Know Who as Been in Your Computer While You were Away?: Security & Privacy,  presented by Ward Stanke

Come to the May meeting to learn how to implement “private” web browsing as well as the pros and cons of how various marketing organizations keep track of where you browse on the web. We will also cover some of the security and privacy challenges inherent in using various devices, (computers, pads and phones), to access the Internet. This will include some recent news highlighting those challenges and some partial solutions that we can implement now.

You can find a copy of the presentation here.

Joint PMUG/PCS Meeting, April, 2014
Using Your iPhone and iPad, by John Carter

Come to the Joint PMUG/PCS SIG this Saturday and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad. The meeting is in the Founders Suite of the Prescott library and starts at 1 PM, April 26.

April 2014: Time Machine – backup drives – Disk Utility, John Carter

Hard drives fail. That’s a given. And that’s why it’s important to backup your computer. But if hard drives fail, then wouldn’t the backup fail too? Find out how to keep your important information safe from a catastrophic failure (which could be caused by a sun spot eruption), what hard drives are prone to failure and how to manage your backups. Come to the April 19th general meeting and let John Carter talk you through all this.

March 15, 2014: All About Making Movies, Ryan Ridge of CommunIT

Like the Academy Awards, the March PMUG presentation is all about movies, or specifically, “iMovie”.  First we’ll discuss current camera options, and learn some simple shooting techniques to enhance our videos. Then we’ll dive right into iMovie where we’ll decipher the user interface, edit a short iPhone video with titles and transitions, and then share it with others. We will also cover features like adding music tracks and voiceovers, and a discussion about what you can and can’t put on sites like Youtube.

Ryan has graciously shared his iMovie Presentation Notes, Keynote file, demo movie, Storyboard form.

Joint PCS/PMUG Meeting February 22, 2014

Do you know how to organize your photos in iOS 7? This applies to the iPad, the IPod touch, and the iPhone. Come to the Joint PCS/PMUG SIG on Feb 22 and find out what you could be missing! John Carter will be presenting.

February 2014 : Organizing Your Photos in iOS7, John Carter

iOS 7 brings a new look to photos and movies. Learn what apps can help you take great photos, what apps can help you organize your photos, and what Mac and iPhone/iPhone/iPod apps you can use to make it an even better experience. Click here for presentation notes.

John Carter has been an avid Mac user since 2002. He has recently discovered photography and astrophotography. To this end, John started the Digital Mac SIG (Special Interest Group). The purpose of the SIG is to introduce digital photography using a Mac and any camera of your choice, which may even be an iPhone or iPad. This presentation is not about how to take photos, but how to get them off the camera and into the computer, organize them, edit them, and share them.

January 2014: Genius Bar

Come ask our geniuses all your Macintosh, iPad, iPhone, iPod questions. Can you stump our experts? Now is the time to get all those nagging questions answered.  Please submit your questions to Dave Rothgery, daverothgery@gmail.com by January 14, 2014.

2013 Meetings

December: No meeting. Enjoy your holiday and bring that holiday gift computer, pad or phone to our January meeting.

November: OSX Mavricks: Power to the Desktop

Ward Stanke, one of our one in-house gurus, will introduce us to Mavericks, the new Macintosh operating system (Mac OS X 10.9). He’ll also be showing us all the newest features. You can’t afford to miss this meeting!

October 19, 2013: Introduction to iOS 7

Ward Stanke will do a presentation on iOS 7. The presentation will concentrate on what is new or different in Apple’s latest operating system for iPhone, iPads and iPod touches.

September 28, 2013 Joint PCS/PMUG SIG

Are you getting your money’s worth out of your iPad? If not, then you haven’t discovered the many tips and tricks that the iPad has to offer. Not only that, a new version of iOS comes out on 9/18/2013 with some new features that you’re sure to want to know about. Maybe you don’t have an iPad, but you’re thinking about it. Come to the Joint PCS/PMUG SIG and find out what you’re missing!

September 21, 2013 Passwords and Password Protection

Jim Hamm will do a presentation on Passwords and Password Managers. During this session you will learn more about passwords, how hackers crack passwords, and how to protect your passwords by creating strong ones. Jim will also review several Password Managers, including two that he has selected for his own use, and the criteria he used in his selection. If you use the internet for shopping, banking, etc., you use passwords. Come to the meeting to learn more about this subject.

Joint PCS/PMUG Meeting September 28, 2013

Are you getting your money’s worth out of your iPad? If not, then you haven’t discovered the many tips and tricks that the iPad has to offer. Not only that, a new version of iOS comes out on 9/18/2013 with some new features that you’re sure to want to know about. Maybe you don’t have an iPad, but you’re thinking about it. Come to the Joint PCS/PMUG SIG and find out what you’re missing!

August 17, 2013

July: Digital Photos with John Carter

John Carter has been an avid Mac user since 2002. He has recently discovered photography and astrophotography. To this end, John started the Digital Mac SIG (Special Interest Group). The purpose of the SIG is to introduce digital photography using a Mac and any camera of your choice, which may even be an iPhone or iPad. This presentation is not about how to take photos, but how to get them off the camera and into the computer, organize them, edit them, and share them.

July 20

Mac Utilities

Art Gorski will take you on a tour of the mysterious applications in your Mac’s Utilities folder.

July PCS Developer’s SIG

The PCS Developer’s SIG meeting will be July 6 from 1-3 PM at the Library. The topic of that meeting is HTML and CSS for web developers. All are welcome.

July Prescott Web Developers

The Prescott Web Developers has scheduled a meeting on July 13 from 10 AM to noon at the Prescott Library. This is a general membership meeting for web developers. No specific topic has been established. All are welcome.

June Joint PMUG/PCS Meeting

June 22, 1 to 3 pm, Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite, Leader: John Carter

Chris Maxwell will discuss tips and techniques to securely use Facebook and control access to both your personal information and information you share.

Chris holds a degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in Computer Science. She retired from Bell Labs to volunteer in schools, serve on the local school district’s Board of Education, and advise a high school robotics team. She and her husband moved to Prescott Valley in 2009. Shortly after that, Chris succumbed to social pressure and joined Facebook. She now serves on the OLLI governing council and is active in AAUW.

PMUG June 15, 2013

Genius Bar, Art Gorski, John Carter, Ward Stanke

PCS  Developer’s SIG, June 1, 2013

The PCS club is starting a Developer’s SIG. The topics and tools used may often cross over to what Mac users can use, and even if the tools are not available on a Mac, the concepts will be the same for any Mac application.

First Hour: Ray DeCosta will discuss current free applications that streamline the work flow for coding and website design.

Second Hour: Rich Knapfel will discuss forming a new SIG. If enough people are interested, it will deal with computer and website programming at an introductory level.

PMUG, May 15, 2013

Using Dropbox to Simplify Your Life.

Art Gorski, our very knowledgable President, will talk about the advantages of using Dropbox. He will show us how to install and use the application. He has created a Dropbox-CheatSheet that you are free to download.

We also have nominations for PMUG Officers this month.

Give Away: 16 GB ThumbDrives with:

  • Take Control of Safari 6 (1.0)
  • Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal (1.1)

PMUG, Saturday, April 20

Topic: Assistive Technology, Ward Stanke. 

Apple has been providing assistive technology in their devices for over 20 years. This talk will cover some of the current solutions Apple has provided, not only in OS X on the Mac but also on iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, for assisting people with various disabilities. We will cover some of the options you can set to help people with visual, hearing, and/or motor skills impairment on Mac, the iPhone, and the iPad.

iPad Overview from John Carter