December 8, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Accessibility Features

Mac Basics: TBD

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 and Financial Report)

November 10, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Program: 2 iPhones, 2 iPads, 2 Macs, and a Pencil

All of Apple’s new hardware announcements will be dissected. Meeting Notes.

Mac Basics: TBD

Tidbits

  • Resize image files with Preview. LINK 

  • Working with Desktop Stacks.   LINK  

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 and Financial Report)

October 13, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

iOS 12, Apple Watch & Mohave update

This month we'll talk about the new Apple software releases.

Art Gorski will be talking about Mojave. https://arstechnica.com/features/2018/09/macos-10-14-mojave-the-ars-technica-review/

Apple released their latest version of iOS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod last month. This is version 12, and it represents a major leap forward. As Apple has said, it makes the users experience faster, more responsive and more delightful. Frank Croft will be talking about the enhancements, improvements and new capabilities of iOS 12. He will also introduce Apple's newest Watch, called the Series 4, and the Watch OS 5.0 software that will run on all Series 1, 2, 3, and 4 watches out there. If you are lucky, you can see a Series 4 in action! iOS Presentation, Watch Presentation.

Tidbits

  • Do-Not-Disturb Option  LINK

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 and Financial Report)

September 8, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Program Printers and Ink

Jeff Ian of Think4Inc

Jeff is a founding member of PMUG and the owner of Think4Ink, an ink and toner cartridge retail store in Prescott. His presentation will express his views on how to achieve reliable and cost-effective printing for your devices, based on his years of experience in the business. Find out more about the best inks and new printer hardware.  

Tidbits:

  • The Measure app.   LINK
  • The App Switcher.  LINK

Mac Basics: Jim Romain with tips and tricks Attachment

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 and Financial Report)

August 11, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Program Potpourri

UPDATE! Justin Corbell will not be able to talk to us about Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and his book “iGen." Instead we will have a potpourri of short topics including John Carter's demonstration of controlling his drone with his iPad. 

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 and Financial Report)

July 10, 2018 (Tuesday)

9 am to 11

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102 (note change from regular meeting time)

Program: Pages for OS and iOS

John Carter will show us how to use Pages to create documents - of all kinds - with an emphasis on using paragraph styles to format the text. Presentation in Pages.

Mac Basics: A quick look at Notes and Reminders, John Carter

iOS Tidbits: - Bobbie

  • Messages in iCloud.    LINK
  • Contacts, Calendars and Reminders for Mac.    LINK
  • Contacts, Calendars and Reminders for iOS.  LINK

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 12, 2018 (Tuesday)

9 am to 11 am

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102 (note change from regular meeting time)

Mac Basics: OSX Browser Frank Croft.

Presentation in Keynote or PDF.

Program: Internet Browsing, Music, Books & Movies

Jim Romaine

Presentation in Keynote or PDF format.

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 5, 2018

Note Change from our Regular Meeting Date

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 3 Room 119 (note change from regular meeting room)

This is the cafeteria building and the meeting room is behind the cafeteria room. It is a large room where they hold the “Lunch and Munch” classes for OLLI. 

Program: Photography (Part 2)

Frank Croft and John Carter will continue their interactive presentation on using your iOS devices to take photographs. This is an introduction to what is a Photo/Image, and then how to take, store, transfer and process those images when taken on an iOS device. John and Frank have both, in their respective fields, been taking and processing photos for many years and will explain the above tasks in hopefully an engaging way using the old “Huntley/Brinkley” method. Bring you favorite iOS device and come explore its capabilities with us.

Mac Basics: Formating Hard Drives by John Carter

PMUG meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Please notice that this month we are meeting in Building 3 Room 129. 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)

Meeting Tidbit:

  • Beginners Guide to Mac Scroll Bars. Link

NOTICE: 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)

April 14, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Program: Files App and iCloud

Apple has been working on “cloud” based services since they came out with MobileMe (also known as iTools, then .Mac) in the year 2000. In 2012, they came out with iCloud. Frank Croft will be talking about what it is now, how it works, and showing some of the many services that it provides. Since Apple is moving more to the cloud, this will benefit everyone who has a Mac and/or an iOS device. Presentation Notes. Audio Version of talk (requires VLC or equivalent software).

Mac Basics: Be an Apple Genius by Bobbie Pastor.

What do you do when your Mac goes wrong? Bobbie has a little handbook that shows you how to diagnose problems with unresponsive Macs. Presentation Notes.

Meeting Tidbits:

✤ Battery Health. Link
✤ Using basic dictation commands. Link
✤ Free up storage on your iPhone and iPad. Link 

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)

March 10, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 3 Room 119 (note change from regular meeting room)

This is the cafeteria building and the meeting room is behind the cafeteria room. It is a large room where they hold the “Lunch and Munch” classes for OLLI. 

Program Photography

Frank Croft and John Carter will do an interactive presentation on using your iOS devices to take photographs. This is an introduction to what is a Photo/Image, and then how to take, store, transfer and process those images when taken on an iOS device. John and Frank have both, in their respective fields, been taking and processing photos for many years and will explain the above tasks in hopefully an engaging way using the old “Huntley/Brinkley” method. Bring you favorite iOS device and come explore its capabilities with us. Presentation PDF with presenter notes.

Mac Basics: Frank Croft will talk about buying an iMac.

The only constant in this world is change. As such, if you looked at Apple Computer’s hardware choices a year ago, you are behind the 8 ball. I will quickly run through the current Apple iMac offerings to simplify their specifications and help you identify the best iMac for your buck!

Meeting Tidbits: Learn more about Using Image Capture, Expanding Save and Print Dialogs, Printing and Sharing portions of a Document, Freeing up Space on your iPhone.

PMUG usually meets the 2nd Saturday morning at 10 AM in Building 4, Room 102 at the Prescott campus of Yavapai College. Please notice that this month we are meeting in Building 3 Room 119. 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)

February 10, 2018

10 am to noon

Yavapai College, Building 4 Room 102

Agenda

Program: Routers and Security

Art Gorski will offer tips on how to setup and configure your home router for safe computing, and how to maintain your router with regular security updates. (Link to presentation documents)

Mac Basics: John Carter introduces 1Password. See also Art Gorski's longer talk from August 2017

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. 

Please send your questions to our secretary (pmugbobbie@gmail.com) so she can forward them to the geniuses who will answer your questions in the meeting. The questions can pertain to the Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. We need your questions no later than January 10 to give our geniuses a chance to find out the answers.

This gives everybody and opportunity to hear answers to questions that they might not have thought of. (Link to Questions)

Mac Basics: Discussion of Apple apology for the slow-down of older iPhones and the battery replacement program. You don't need to buy a new iPhone/iPad just because your battery doesn’t hold a charge.

Art will also talk about the apparent increase in attempts by hackers to target Apple users. Some people have received phone calls from people representing themselves as Apple or getting virus alert pop-ups representing themselves as Apple Support.   

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)

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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