May 2018 Meeting Notes

Here are the notes from our meeting on May 19th.

In the news we talked about Apple’s Q2 results, Apple’s focus on 100% renewable energy  and the new iPhone (Product) Red.

In our Mac Tips we showed how to expand the Save As and Export file type menu. If you use the Option Key in the Save As/Export Dialogue Box. See the example here. The other tip was if you were ever looking for a wealth of high quality Apple icons, they are store right on your machine and here’s how to get to them – To access the hidden hardware icon pack: From the Finder’s Go menu choose “Go to Folder” and enter the following path:
/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ and then you Scroll down until you start finding .icns files named “” followed by the hardware name.

Our presentations today were learning a bit more about cookies on our browsers and using extensions in our browsers for safe browsing apps – Firefox, Chrome & Safari.

Thanks to those that attended and we look forward to our next meeting on June 16th.

Our April Meeting Notes

Here is a recap of our meeting on April 21st. Thanks to those that attended.

We celebrated our 16th birthday at this meeting with a cake! Thanks Virginia for bringing the brownies! We had our first meeting in 2002 at the Dover Public Library.

Items we covered:
Ransomeware – Which led to conversation on backing up (recommend Carbonite), email phishing and password management (recommend 1Password).

Updating your OS

We talked about Facebook Privacy and Settings due to the Cambridge Analytica issue. We took a look at downloading your Facebook history and reviewing your settings to see what data is collected.

We talked about using the new Files App on your iPad and/or iPhone. Get more details here with the iPad User Guide.

We reviewed a few quick tips on using your iPhone – Using Notes, Photo Editing & Siri.

Our web site resources reviewed at the meeting – Mac Word Processors, Mac Routine Maintenance, Free video lessons at The Mac U, Macdirectory magazine and a free online file conversion tool at Zamzar. (Thanks Mark for this one.)

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting in May. More details to come.

Local Computer Users Group Donates to Cause for Paws

New Philadelphia, Ohio – February 18, 2018 – The Tuscarawas County Mac Users Group has selected the Tuscarawas County Humane Society for their 2018 annual donation. Kevin Warrene had presented a check for $250 to Haley Predragovich, the Shelter Director of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, on Saturday, February 17th. This years donation supports the Shelter’s 10th annual fundraiser, Cause For Paws, coming up on March 3rd.

Warrene, an executive committee member with the group, notes that they had transitioned from having a scholarship based program for a Tuscarawas County school recipient to selecting a local Tuscarawas County non-profit charity to support on an annual basis. This is the third year for supporting a local charity. The previous recipients were Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio and the Rainbow Connection.

About the Tuscarawas County Mac Users Group
The Tuscarawas County Mac User Group was founded and had their first meeting on April 6, 2002. We were officially a registered and an approved Mac Users Group by Apple in May of 2003. The TCMUG meets monthly at the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center in New Philadelphia. The group welcomes all those who use and enjoy Apple’s Macintosh computers and related peripherals or who have an interest in learning more about the platform.
Your best local resource for everything Apple. From iPhones, iPads, Watch, Computers, iPods, iOS, Mac OS X, WatchOS – we support, train and are dedicated to helping people get the most out of their Apple products. Our group is for the beginner to the expert and everyone in between. We are an educational and not-for-profit organization supporting Tuscarawas County since 2002! Meetings usually include software demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions and more.

About the Humane Society
The vision of the Tuscarawas County Humane Society is to create a community where all animals receive appropriate care, love and attention at all times; are treated with dignity and respect; provided necessary veterinary care; and protected from all forms of cruelty, abuse and neglect.

The Tuscarawas County Humane Society is a nonprofit 501C(3) organization founded in 1977 in Dover, Ohio, and operates solely by means of donations and does not receive revenue nor help from any municipal, county or state government. Our Humane Officer serves a population of 90,914 with an estimated 22,983 dogs and 25,929 cats.

February 2015 we moved from Dover-Zoar Rd to Tall Timber Rd. The new facility is set up to house about 35-40 dogs and about 40-50 cats. We also receive horses, goats, cows, chinchillas, ferrets or any animal that is suffering from abuse or neglect. All the animals in our care receive appropriate veterinary care and are spayed or neutered before they are placed in their forever home.

Our Monthly March Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be held on March 24th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Our monthly meeting covers Mac OS, iOS, iPhone & iPad, industry news, web site resources , tips & tricks and Q & A. We hold our meetings at the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center at 834 East High Ave in New Philadelphia. Need directions, click here.