Subject TBA

We are working on a main meeting presentation but it’s not clear if we will have it ready for this month. If not, we will extend the Macintosh Mystery Hour. We never seem to run out of questions! Bring your questions. Bring your answers. Bring a friend!


Filed by: on April 13th, 2014

Creative Commons Copyright

This month we’ll explore Creative Commons, the sensible copyright folks! David Hoerger, who uses their copyright for his work, will talk to us about this very important group.

As always, the Macintosh Mystery Hour precedes the main meeting. Bring your questions. Bring your answers. Bring a friend!


Filed by: on March 5th, 2014

iOS 7 and iPhone – What Else?

What with all the leaks and rumors, the news from Cupertino is about what “everyone” expected. iOS 7, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S were open secrets. Security was tight where it needed to be, though.

The real secret was the 64 bit architecture of the new A7 chip in the iPhone 5S. The world just took yet another left turn with Apple leading the way. There’s nobody else on the 64 bit cell phone playing field at the moment.

We’ll talk about these and other developments at the meeting.

As always, the Macintosh Mystery Hour precedes the main meeting. Bring your questions. Bring your answers. Bring a friend!


Filed by: on September 16th, 2013

It’s Picnic Time – With A Twist

A POTLUCK picnic is the order of the day for next Wednesday, August 21st. This meeting is open to members and their families and significant others. Members can also bring friends. We’ll light the grill at 5:30.

The place is Charnel Mulligan Park at 17th & Charnelton. That’s 2 blocks west of the Veterans’ Building where we normally meet. It’s a beautiful urban park with shaded eating space and lots of space for the kids to play. There’s a small market (Cornucopia) down the street if you forget anything and Safeway is 3 blocks away if you REALLY forget something.

Dick will have the grill lit for those who want to bring their own “grillables”.

EMUG will provide condiments, soda and paper plates. Bring main dishes, side dishes, chips or salad. Bring your own cutlery (We’ll have some spares available).

** In case of rain we’ll abandon the picnic and meet as usual at the Veterans Memorial Building.

Bring a friend and bring a smile!


Filed by: on August 15th, 2013

EMUG has a new email address

Kerry Baird, Treasurer here.

I’ve had to migrate from Clearwire to Comcast for my network connection. In the process, it appears that the old EMUG_contact@Clearwire.net email address is no longer accessible. Apparently Clearwire established an administrated subset of email addresses at GMAIL.com and I don’t have time to work through the problem with them. (It’s not their fault. It’s just the way things work.) Hence, the new address. In passing, I’ll mention that an unused personal account, krbaird@clearwire.net was also affected.

For your part there are two actions you can do to help:

1. Open Mail and choose WINDOW. Scroll to Previous Recipients. This is where Mail remembers previously used addresses. Select the EMUG_contact@Clearwire.net address and delete it. (While you’re at it, check the rest of these addresses for any old, bad or broken addresses!)

2. Open your Address Book and edit my entry to EMUG.contact@gmail.com OR (only if you need or want ALL of my contact data) drag the v-card below to your Address Book application. It should be found in your Dock or in your Applications folder. Choose to REPLACE the existing card.

If you have sent anything to EMUG_contact@clearwire.net or krbaird@clearwire.net since 5/26/13, please resend to the new EMUG address. The CONTACT tab has been updated to feed to this address. Unfortunately it took me a day or two to remember this detail.

Remember! Membership questions and requests to be removed from this list should be sent to the NEW address.

Thanks for our attention to this and we’ll hope to see you at a meeting soon.


Filed by: on June 19th, 2013

March Maintenance

It’s all about Dos and Don’ts. This month we’ll cover the weekly and monthly maintenance you should probably be doing on your Mac. We’ll also discuss some of the various malware and ransom-ware schemes out there that you should avoid.
As always, the Macintosh Mystery Hour precedes the main meeting. Bring your questions. Bring your answers. Bring a friend!


Filed by: on March 16th, 2013

EMUG friend moves up

We have learned that our good friend and EMUG supporter, Jeff Scoble has been promoted! He is now the Manager of the The Mac Store in Eugene. Jeff has been a regular at EMUG meetings for many years and he formerly managed The Mac Store in Corvallis. This is a big step up and we wish him the best.


Filed by: on December 4th, 2012

Holiday Toy Show for November

This month Jeff Scoble from The Mac Store will bring the latest toys and gadgets to fuel our lust for technology. We are doing this show a month early because there’s just not enough time for serious decision-making if we wait until December. Be ready to make your list and check it twice!

As always, the Macintosh Mystery Hour precedes the main meeting. Bring your questions. Bring your answers. Bring a friend!


Filed by: on October 26th, 2012

Local iPad app – Sneak Peek!

ConnectMyFolks™ is a locally produced iPad app for connecting family members who may be tech shy or have reduced physical or cognitive functions. Available on the App Store next month.

This is the latest project from InSilico, the company that talked to EMUG about their apps last year.

The marketing website. The full site will be availble next month when the app releases.

http://www.connectmyfolks.com/

As always, the Macintosh Mystery Hour precedes the main meeting. Bring your questions. Bring your answers. Bring a friend!


Filed by: on October 15th, 2012

Muse Online Writers Conference

EMUG member Michele Graf is looking for Mac-savvy and other computer-savvy people to be resources at the free Oct. 8 – 14, 2012 Muse Online Writers Conference, an annual international event that draws up to around 1,000 participants. We have live/ real-time chat workshops, plus forum workshops that can be accessed 24/7. In addition to workshops, we have publishers and agents who take pitches during the conference.

We have classes on all kinds of writing/creative/ publishing/ film/ blog, etc., topics, but want to add some new ones to help people get the most from the tools we have available — software, like the usuals on the Mac (Pages and iPhoto), PC (like the dreaded Word), Scrivener, Text Expander, TinderBox; plus project/task /calendar apps and software to help organize, plan, track, and do all the other things that help.
So many of us have a bunch of them living in our computers, iPads, and other devices, but don’t really know how to use them effectively.

Everyone working with the Muse Conference is a volunteer — all presenters, all behind-the-scene people who report to me. There is no charge to participants. A major Labor of Love . . . which means that all time is donated. (Maybe if we charged to attend it would be different, but that would be the antithesis of the foundation we’ve built.)

I’m hoping to find folks who are willing to answer questions, perhaps in an open forum where Q’s and A’s are posted during the week; perhaps in a live chat, at a time and date during the week that works for you to be online.

If you would like more information, have an expertise to share to help us understand the secrets of the universe (as it applies to the programs or similar ones mentioned above), please contact me. We can talk about what’s involved in more detail. If you are interested in participating in the Conference, I’ll be happy to share more about that, too.

Here’s a link to the Muse Online Writers Conference site, which will be updated with new conference info during the next month:

http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com/

Thank you!

Michele

Michele Graf
(cell) 541-505-6869
email: mgraf@roadwriter.net

http://poetic-muselings.net/

http://apollos-lyre.tripod.com/


Filed by: on October 1st, 2012