July Newsletter is Now Available
Written by Karen Downs
The July 2016 Interface is now available for Members who have logged in.
What did you miss at the June meeting?
Learn about the new watchOS, tvOS, iOS, and macOS announced at WWDC.
What is 'Way Cool' this month?
What classes are being offered at the Workshops?
... and much more!
July 2, 2016, Workshop Classes at St. Marks
Written by Training Coordinator
1st Saturday Workshop!!
St. Marks United Methodist Church
2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
Classes are from 9:00 AM till noon with a break (unless otherwise noted)
iOS is used by iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. iOS is not used on a Mac.
MacOS is used by a Mac. MacOS is not used by iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Apple Essentials: Travel and Navigation Tools - Fireside Room - Ken Spencer
Join Ken and drill down deep into travel and navigation tools. Tying into his recent nineteen-day trip all over China, Ken will share his real-world experience using all these wonderful tools. He will also share with you how to deal with cell phone plans and data while traveling.
Navigation apps will deal with more domestic tasks. Find out how to avoid traffic, police, and even roadkill. "Don't leave home without it" surely applies to these tools.
As a bonus, Ken will update you on what happened at the Apple WWDC, WorldWide Developers Conference in San Francisco, June 13th, and what we might expect from Apple this fall.
iPhone/iPad Basics - E-25 - Zulay Frost & Marganne Meyer
This class will cover the basics of how to use an iPad (most topics also apply to iPhones). Topics may include: WiFi versus cellular data, touch typing, copy/paste functions, password protection, using the cameras, FaceTime, messaging, voice mail, email, map options, basic hardware accessories, and standard apps. This is an open-format class and all topics may not be covered.
Photo Editing Basics - E-24 - Robert Gouine
Robert will present an overview of general photo editing tools and techniques for your Mac. These tools and techniques can be used in many photo editing applications such as Elements, Photos or iPhoto. This class is geared toward people that are new to photo editing on a Mac.
Ask Richard! Ask Karen! - E-21 - Richard Applebaum & Karen Downs
This is an open-format class where attendees help determine the discussion. Do you know how to keep your iPhone and/or iPad up-to-date, backed up, and synced with your computer? Are you making backups of your computer? What is this "Cloud" thing? Are you uncertain how to be safe when making online purchases? Do you have questions about your home WiFi network. Maybe you want to understand how to get remote assistance with TeamViewer. Should you have virus protection? Do you need to tame your System Preferences or organize your files and folders? No topic is too basic or too techie for us to tackle. If we don't know the answers, we will try to find them.
1st Floor/Grace Cafe - Triage, Coffee and Sweets, WITS, Membership, and More!
Got questions? All morning in Grace Cafe!
Folks with little or no prior computer or iPad/iPhone experience may find more one-on-one style help available with helpers (as available) in the Grace Cafe. Note: One-On-One helpers are not always available (and we are always looking for folks that can volunteer/help meet this need!).
Click here for a Map.
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Click here to suggest a new Class.
Does your Mac or iDevice need some tender loving care? Come see us in Triage. To sign up for Triage, contact Jim Bean at (916) 774-6783, or Bob White at (916) 363-7115. If you need more detail, check the website, or your current Interface (at the end of the class information).
"Misdirected" Email & SPAM Alert
Written by Karen Downs
Some of you may have been receiving email that is addressed to a different MacNexus member. This is not a misdirection in our email system ... it is an email that includes one member's address in the "To:" field and more addresses hidden in the "bcc:" field. This is a common and accepted practice when sending legitimate email to groups so that private email addresses are not divulged to other group members; often, in that case, the person sending the email will put their own address in the "To:" field.
However, it is also a practice used by SPAMMERS. Today (June 19) several MacNexus members received an email from "UPS" that was addressed to another MacNexus member. It claimed they were unable to deliver a package, and to please click on a link to print the invoice and arrange pickup. DON'T CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN THESE EMAILS, INCLUDING A LINK TO UNSUBSCRIBE!
UPS has been targeted by SPAMMERS, there have been several fraudulent emails recently claiming to be from UPS. Click here to see what UPS says about it on their website.
Be safe! Don't click on a link in an email unless you know for sure who it came from.