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South Bay Apple Mac User Group (SBAMUG) questionnaire

On March 10th Margaret Wehbi sent out a short five question questionnaire to update the membership and email lists.   While we have received  responses, we are still missing about half of the members we thought we had in late 2022.  There are a lot of email failures on many of the no response folks.

With the passing of our former Membership chairman CW Mitchell (RIP) it did take time to work out the logistics of the membership database, and to get a new volunteer for the Membership Chairman.  (Thanks Margaret)

Why do we need to update the lists? One reason is outside speakers.  They will ask what is your current membership and how many attend the Zoom meeting.  We can’t answer the first question and have to give the low number that show for our Zoom meeting.   The second reason is to determine what we can afford for if we go back to some limited amount of in person meetings.

So for those who did receive the questionnaire  and the several followups Margaret sent and you did not respond; PLEASE DO.

The folks that have their emails bounce, please contact Margaret with your new email address.  membership@sbamug.com is the email address. Did you change your email provider?  Did you sign up to our email group with a email that you never use or check?

If you are not on the everybody at SBAMUG mail list please sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here.  Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Jim Pernal, President

 

April 24th, 2024 Meeting

Meeting (Via Zoom)

The South Bay Apple Users Group has been around for over 30 years.  We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch aficionados.

7:00 PM Beginners Q&A

7:45PM On Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, there will be a meeting by Arnold Silver  with a presentation on GraphicConverter.

Arnold said: “I will present an overview of GraphicConverter, starting with my early experience, and including functions and cost. It will be based on the manual and not include demonstrations. ”

Note the core group has decided to move the start time to 7:00 PM for the Beginners group and 7:45 for the main meeting to see if this will help attendance, and folks showing up late.

Best way to get the Zoom meeting code is to sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here.  Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Note 310 544-9665 is a way to get the code .

March 27th Meeting

Meeting (Via Zoom)

The South Bay Apple Users Group has been around for over 30 years.  We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch aficionados.

NEW TIME:  7:00 PM Beginners Q&A

NEW TIME: 7:45PM On Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, there will be a meeting with Kent McDonald  presenting two Screencast Online Tip videos

First is about an Application called Callsheet a movie and TV show database.  Similar to IMDB, show details and also scheduled future showings.

The second tip video is about a program called Arc Search for IOS devices. Has a new way of searching the internet from mobile devices.

Note the core group has decided to move the start time to 7:00 PM for the Beginners group and 7:45 for the main meeting to see if this will help attendance, and folks showing up late.

Best way to get the Zoom meeting code is to sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here.  Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Note 310 544-9665 is a way to get the code .

January 31st Meeting

Meeting (Via Zoom)

The South Bay Apple Users Group has been around for over 30 years.  We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch aficionados.

NEW TIME:  7:00 PM Beginners Q&A

NEW TIME: 7:45PM On Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, there will be a meeting with Jim Pernal  on Mac OS Sonoma

We will discuss the latest Mac Operating System Sonoma (14.x)  Presentation will include the requirements for using this system, how to upgrade, why you should upgrade, and finally a few of the new features in the system with some demos. Will discuss the new widgets, Safari 17 changes, Lockscreen/Dynamic screen savers, among others.

Note the core group has decided to move the start time to 7:00 PM for the Beginners group and 7:45 for the main meeting to see if this will help attendance, and folks showing up late.

Best way to get the Zoom meeting codeis to sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here.  Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Note 310 544-9665 is a way to get the code .

December 13th

Meeting 

The South Bay Apple Mac Users Group has been around for over 30 years. We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch aficionados.

We bring back our Pizza in person meeting this month.   It will be at a location from  5:00PM to 7:00 PM.

This will be our December meeting and we will have a general Q & A session for anyone who wants to ask a question about Apple or Mac stuff.
You will need to RSVP. Details about this and the location will be in the email group and also in the main communication medium for the club.  With the free food, you understand we won’t be specific here in the details on a public internet site.

 

September 27th 2023 Meeting

Meeting (Via Zoom)

The South Bay Apple Users Group has been around for over 30 years.  We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch aficionados.

NEW TIME:  7:00 PM Beginners Q&A

NEW TIME: On Wednesday, September 27th, there will be a meeting with Kent McDonald on “Overview of New Product Announcements by Apple on September 12”

This will serve as a discussion topic after the presentation.

Note the core group has decided to move the start time to 7:00 PM for the Beginners group and 7:45 for the main meeting to see if this will help attendance, and folks showing up late.

Best way to get the Zoom meeting codeis to sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here.  Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Note 310 544-9665 is a way to get the code .

July 26th Meeting

Meeting (Via Zoom)

The South Bay Apple Users Group has been around for over 30 years.  We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch aficionados.

NEW TIME:  7:00 PM Beginners Q&A

NEW TIME: On Wednesday, July 26th, there will be a meeting with Ken McDonald on “Should We Be Worried About AI?”  Kent said:  By now, most everyone had been amazed at the complex and useful responses from Chat Bots, and expect them to get even better as time elapses. Several people in charge of AI development have admitted that there is a possibility of great harm from a runaway AI computer complex. The presentation will be an overview of the the current concern.

Note the core group has decided to move the start time to 7:00 PM for the Beginners group and 7:45 for the main meeting to see if this will help attendance, and folks showing up late.

Best way to get the Zoom meeting codeis to sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here.  Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Note 310 544-9665 is a way to get the code .

June 28th 2023 Meeting

Meeting (via Zoom)

The South Bay Apple Mac Users Group has been around for over 30 years. We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch aficionados.

6:30 PM, Beginners Q & A

7:15 PM: On Wednesday, June 28th, there will be a meeting with George Wilde  what’s new at the Apple WWDC conference. George said:

“During the recent keynote address on the first day of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced several new Macs, an impressive Vision Pro mixed reality Headset, and upcoming revisions to all Apple system software – iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS Sonoma. At our June SBAMUG General Meeting on June 28th I will be giving an overview of each of these new products, discuss their major new features and capabilities, and describe their compatibility with existing devices.”

Best way to get the Zoom meeting code is to sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here. Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Note phone contact for help with Passwords to the meeting or General Zoom help is TBD at the moment.

April 26th 2023 Meeting

Meeting (via Zoom)

The South Bay Apple Mac Users Group has been around for over 30 years. We are a group of 72+ Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch aficionados.

6:30 PM, Beginners Q & A

7:15 PM: On Wednesday, April 26th, there will be a meeting with Jim Pernal  on the Eazydraw program

Jim Pernal will give a brief presentation on the vector drawing/illustration application Eazydraw.  EazyDraw gives non-professionals a painless way to create illustrations, logos, floor plans, technical diagrams, flowcharts, maps, and Web graphics that can be copied and pasted into other applications.
Will talk first about what is a vector drawing, and some others on the market.

Best way to get the Zoom meeting code is to sign up for the SBAMUG email group. Link is here. Then you will be notified a few days before the meeting with the meeting code and with a .ics link to also let you place it into your calendar app.

Note phone contact for help with Passwords to the meeting or General Zoom help is TBD at the moment.