3D Fun

Bruce Bittle will show us something he discovered at an Industrial design conference.
He says, “They’re doing 3-D images from a 2-D business card!” We’ll see this at the meeting.

Don’t forget to read the earlier post about our change of mailing address.

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


Filed by: on November 16th, 2014

New Stuff from Apple

We’ll discuss the new iPhones and the Apple Watch this month. Also, remember that iOS 8 is coming out very soon. Then there’s OS X Yosemite. We will not lack for meeting content this month.

Don’t forget to read the previous post about our change of mailing address.

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


Filed by: on September 14th, 2014

Change of Address

After years of using PO Box 10988 to receive the group’s mail We are going to drop the PO Box. The cost has gone up and the mail volume has gone down. I currently estimate that our cost to receive a letter is over $10.00! Dick has graciously allowed the use of his home mailing address for EMUG mail. From this point on please send any EMUG mail to:

EMUG
2930 Garfield St
Eugene OR 97405-1744

Please change your Contacts listings.


Filed by: on August 27th, 2014

It’s Picnic Time

A POTLUCK picnic is the order of the day for next Wednesday, August 20th. 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. Members (only) will be notified of the location by email.

EMUG will provide hamburgers and condiments. Bring a main dish, side dish, chips or salad. Also, bring your drink of choice.

We’ll have plastic cutlery available. Dick will have the grill available for those who want to bring their own “grillables” (Veggie-Burgers??).

** In case of rain we’ll just move under cover. **

Bring a friend and some food and bring a smile!


Filed by: on August 14th, 2014

Security is still the focus

We can’t (apparently) say enough about security – so we’ll say some more. We’ll probably wander off on a few side paths, too. That’s how we roll!

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


Filed by: on July 14th, 2014

Security, Anti-virus & WWDC

Building on last month’s discussion we’ll look at the changing landscape of security software. “What has your anti-virus program done for you lately?”

We’ll also discuss the news from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

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


Filed by: on June 17th, 2014

Data Breaches and You

This is important! Recent major data breaches are going to give us ALL a great deal of grief. Many of the big companies are being breached because they are using un-patched versions of Open SSL. Derek Dickerson addressed this issue at the April meeting. He will also be there to kick off the evening and expand upon the subject at our May meeting.

Most of us tend to use the same passwords from site to site. This practice has now become dangerous because a breach of an un-secure site can lead to pilfering of your data on a secure site. We discussed 2 factor authentication, password generators and methods to secure your data. We will expand on his talk with our own experience in beefing up our personal online security. Don’t ignore this issue. It’s YOUR identity, YOUR data and YOUR money!

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


Filed by: on April 18th, 2014

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