Browsing User groups

Boston Computer Society General Meetings

I just came across a couple of places where you can find out more about the BCS.  One has recordings of old meetings and the other seems to be celebrating the history. (A BCS alumni group)  Continue reading »

MUG Web Sites (Part 2)

Continuing my investigation of MUG Facebook pages.

Covered here are:

  • MacMAD - I thought this was a great acronym.
  • Chicago Apple Users Group  - I bought my first Apple computer in the Chicago area, but was only vaguely aware of user groups and was moved to Honolulu before I was able to attend any meetings there.
  • Suburban Chicago Apple User Group - This was the group that I was had just found out about in 1982 before I was transferred to Honolulu.  Then it was known as Northwest of US
  • Houston Area Apple Users Group - I first heard of this group when i was living in Dallas in the early ’90s.  Still going strong and one of the few groups still doing a newsletter.
  • Cowtown MUG – I have been active with this group on two different occasions totaling about 15 years.  It was where I spent my time before returning to Tulsa.
Let us know about your site.

MacMAD which is also known as the Brevard County Macintosh Users Group in Melbourne, FL.  The acronym used stands for Macintosh Meeting and Drinking Society. 

Their landing page looks like this:

http://www.macmad.org


Chicago Apple Users Group‘s landing is this:

http://www.chicagoapple.org


Suburban Chicago Apple User Group

http://www.myscau.org


Houston Area Apple Users Group

http://haaug.org


Cowtown MUG

This group now had it’s website URL linked to its Facebook page.  So you’ll need to be signed in to see it.

cowtownmug.org


I will cover more in the future. Stay tuned.

MUG Websites

 While Fred has been investigating MUG Facebook pages this week, I thought I would look at some of the websites that MUGs are running. Continue reading »

Mug Musings : interesting snippits from the world 1605-09

InfoManager : what's new online Fun surfing and meeting new people, discovering unknown stuff, and catching up with old friends. This is a lot of fun, it’s just too bad you can’t make a living at it . . . .

  • Here’s why Apple’s partnership with SAP is amazingly strategic and smart
  • 30 must-know secrets and shortcuts for your Apple TV
  • How to prune your friend’s list on Facebook
  • David Harned , proud daddy …
  • Podcasters voice grievances
  • Got Spotify? Hate the ads?
  • and … a courageous note from Tom Negrino

Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending April 30. 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Apple reveals you’re saying its product names wrong
  • Notes of interest from Apple’s Q2 2016 conference call
  • Apple continues to dominate tech companies financially, took 40% of all profits in Silicon Valley last year

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article. Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending April 23, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Virtual Desktop for VR is a glimpse at a future without monitors
  • Typing shortcut utilities: 6 alternatives to TextExpander
  • Apple Watch: One year later. Are you still wearing it?
  • Convert iPhone 6s Live Photos To GIF Or Video, Here’s How

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article. Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending April 16, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Apple to end support for QuickTime for Windows as two new vulnerabilities are discovered
  • Apple’s aging Mac Pro is falling way behind Windows rivals
  • Apple’s iPhone SE is bringing new consumers to iOS ecosystem

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article. Continue reading »

How To Remove Flash On The Mac

With the MUG Musings article on “ 24 more good reasons to NOT use Flash“, this seems an appropriate article.

Peter Cohen states: “Word has emerged about a “ransomware” exploit involving Adobe Flash. Adobe has responded with an update. The ransomware exploit is, for now, limited to users of Windows, but the update has been made to all supported platforms, so it’s an update to essential Flash code, not just something Windows-ish.

“This illustrates that you need to be very careful about what you keep on your computer, and that you may want to periodically rethink the software you have installed.”

click for more info Full Article: http://www.peter-cohen.com 

Mug Musings : interesting snippits from the world

InfoManager : what's new online Thought we’d share some of the highlights we found snooping around on Member groups’ web sites and Facebook pages. Always interesting stuff.

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Herb Dang … UG friend from BMUG…
  • 10 Absolutely Free Websites to Download Stock Images
  • Best Apple Pencil Apps for people that don’t draw
  • The FCC’s War On The Internet Targets Facebook
  • 24 more good reasons to NOT use Flash
  • Why Is America’s Internet So Slow?
Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending April 2, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • OS X source code hints at switch to ‘macOS’
  • 6 Absolutely Free Websites to Download Stock Images
  • Regis McKenna’s 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Apple Releases iOS 9.3.1 With Fix for Web Link Crashing Bug

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article.  Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Weekending March 19, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • The Open University on iTunes
  • Our press release for our 2016 donation.
  • Apple’s cloud deal with Google could be worth $600 million

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article. Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Weekending March 12, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • ‘Blockhead’ Plug Provides Space Saving Solution for Apple Wall Adapters
  • Mac ransomware caught before large number of computers infected
  • Apple Obsoletes Mid 2010 15-Inch and 17-Inch MacBook Pros
  • How to Use Emoji Anywhere in Mac OS X (10.9 and Above)

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article. Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending March 5, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • Apple Launches Support Account on Twitter With Tips, Tricks, and Customer Service
  • The Search Engine List
  • 49+ Resources All Web Designers Should Know and Use
  • Intuit sells Quicken to private equity firm in management buyout

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article. Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Weekending February 27, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • VINTAGE COMPUTER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES APPLE’S 40th ANNIVERSARY
  • FCC docs show Raspberry Pi 3 with on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • How to unlock hidden OS X features

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article.trans.gif Continue reading »

User Groups on Facebook for Week Ending February 20, 2016

Here is some more great content items posted by user group members on Facebook! If you’re not already with us, please feel free to jump in . . .

  • How to Create a More Secure Passcode on Your iPhone or iPad
  • 7 Free Mac Apps That Will Skyrocket Your Productivity
  • 14 Totally Free Things on the Internet Everyone Should Take Advantage of
  • How-To: Take better videos with your iPhone using FiLMiC Pro [Video]

It’s a good idea if you log into your Facebook account prior to reading this article. Continue reading »