April Meeting Notes – We’re 15!!

We celebrated our 15th birthday today. We met for the very first time in April of 2002 at the Dover Public Library. We enjoyed cake and ice cream as usual.

Here are our meeting notes from today:

We reviewed the new Mac Pro – https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/
We reviewed the new iPad 9.7″ – https://www.apple.com/ipad-9.7/
Here is an Apple Insider review of the new iPad – click here.

We spent time on some cool iPhone 7 & iOS 10.3 tips
Genius Picks
Mastering Messages
Fantastic Photos

We spent time doing a demo on the new Clips app on the iPhone. It is an iOS 10.3 or higher app. We had fun messing with this new app. Check it out here.

We talked about the latest updates – MacOS Sirerra 10.12.4, iOS 10.3.1 & WatchOS 3.2

We’ll see you at our May meeting!!

March 2017 Meeting Notes

Here are the meeting notes from our meeting on Saturday the 18th.

Current News
Our donation to the local charity, Rainbow Connection.
Found a tip for frayed power cables from Sugru Moldable Glue.
We looked at the new 175 acre Apple Park in Cupertino.
Rumor Mill – Apple’s iPhone 8, new iPads coming, Apple’s 4K TV, new MacOS 10.12.4 & iOS 10.3

Todays Presentations
Overview of Nisus Write Pro 2.1.7
Overview of Disk Drill 3.1
Showed uses for Pages Templates

iOS Apps Reviewed
Draw Animals
Earth Lapse
Intro Designer

Web Sites of Interest Shown
Interesting Finds
Google Trends

Hope to see you at our next meeting, Saturday, April 15th. It will be our birthday celebration as we will be celebrating 15 years as a Mac Users Group!

Local Computer Users Group Donates To Rainbow Connection

New Philadelphia, Ohio – March 3, 2017 – The Tuscarawas County Mac Users Group has selected the Tuscarawas County Rainbow Connection for their 2017 annual donation. Kevin Warrene had presented a check for $250 to Carmel Haueter, Executive Director of the Rainbow Connection, on Friday, 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 second year for supporting a local charity. The 2016 recipient was Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio.

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 Rainbow Connection


The Society was organized in 1950, under the name Tuscarawas Society for Crippled Children & Adults. Relying on dedicated volunteers, the society tried to fill the gaps existing in community services by providing a diversified range of services. Although the society was associated with Easter Seals since its beginning, they did not begin using the name until 1981, when they became known as the Tuscarawas Easter Seal Society. In September 1992, the local society found it necessary to leave the Easter Seal unbrella to enable them to continue their mission serving the people of Tuscarawas County. The Tuscarawas Society for Children & Adults will continue to provide direct aid to county residents through their unique programs and services.

February 2017 Meeting Notes

Here are the meeting notes from our meeting today. Thanks for those that attended todays informative session.

iOS Apps Reviewed
Garageband 2.2

Don’t forget about the iOS tips today on Night Shift – Compass – Medical ID

News items we discussed
New Beats X Earphones
iPhone WiFi Vulnerability Issue
Facebook Birthdays to Calendar

Dealing with Malware
Apple Support Article
Malwarebytes– Adware and Malware removal for Mac

Two Step Verification vs. Two Step Authentication
Two-factor authentication for Apple ID
Two-step verification for Apple ID
List of websites and whether or not they support 2FA.

Our Lifelong Learners 150 Web Site Resource – learn now!

We’ll see you at the March 18th meeting!!

January 2017 Meeting Notes

Meeting notes for your reference:

News items covered:
iPhone at 10 Years
App Store Records
Apple Insider
Apple’s TV Programming
Mac OS Sierra

Social Media Mobile Apps Covered (web sites below – but – get the app for your device):
We reviewed Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat & You Tube.

Our web sites reviewed – very appropriate for the time of year
Groundhog Day Valentines Day Gift Ideas Credit Karma Tax Site

iOS Apps reviewed (Thanks Marilyn!!) – just look for these in the App Store:
Scenes – Guess GIF – Mario Run – Umm – Crosswords – Pac Man 256 – Unstuck – Hangman

Also, our next meeting is February 18th, 2017! We’ll see you there.