MacNexus Website Updated
Written by Bob White
Earlier today (March 3rd), the software that runs this website was updated. Due to skipping several version updates, there are some small differences in the look but almost everything operates like before. One item needs highlight: There is no longer a "Logout" link in the top bar menu; that feature is no longer supported in the current version.
March 7, 2015 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)
Apple Essentials: Podcasts plus Scams - Fireside Room - Ken Spencer
It's time to dig in and learn some of the lesser used features of your Apple products. One often overlooked great feature iis podcasts in iTunes (Mac), or the Podcasts app (iOS). There's a podcast for anything you can imagine, and it is so easy to constantly have it with you whenever you want to listen. There also a wonderful array of online learning possibilities at iTunes University.
In addition, we will explore some of the latest telephone scams that are trying to separate you from your money. Many people are getting calls regarding their computer regarding the IRS. I will show you what to lookout for, and how to make sure you’re not fooled out of your money.
iPad/iPhone Basics I - 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, app basics. This is an open-format class and all topics may not be covered.
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 synchronized 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 Team Viewer. Do you need virus protection? Do you need to tame your System Preferences or organize your hard drive's 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.
Click here for Past Classes and Handouts.
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).
February Interface is Now Posted
Written by Karen Downs
The February 2015 Interface is now available for Members who have logged in.
Learn how to transfer files between Macs and iOS devices with iTunes or AirDrop.
What did you miss at the January meeting?
Learn about a cool new iOS app called "Be My Eyes."
What is 'Way Cool' this month?
What classes are being offered at the Workshops?
... and much more!
"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.