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Tuesday Clinic February 2
Feb 2nd, 2016 by jdevore

Appropriate for this day – which now has the association of being repetitive – we’ll tell you again: Come to PMUG Clinic if you would like one-on-one help with questions about Macintosh computers or iPhones or iPads. This is open to PMUG members and non-members.

Today the PMUG Clinic will be at the Simply-Mac store at 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Tuesday Clinic January 26
Jan 26th, 2016 by jdevore

When you want to ask a question about your Macintosh computer or iPhone/iPad device, PMUG’s Tuesday Clinic is a good place to come. Our members have experience with many of these devices or can help you find other answers if you have an unusual question.

Today we are at the Village Inn Restaurant, 1621 NE 10th, Portland. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Come early and have dinner!

Tuesday Clinic January 19
Jan 19th, 2016 by jdevore

PMUG Clinic is open to PMUG members and non-members. Stop by if you would like one-on-one help with questions about Macintosh computers or iPhones or iPads.

Today the PMUG Clinic will be at the Simply-Mac store at 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Tuesday Clinic January 12
Jan 12th, 2016 by jdevore

Today is your second chance of this week to get questions answered about your Macintosh computer or iPhone/iPad/iPod. PMUG’s Tuesday Clinic meets weekly to share news and tips for using your Apple devices.

Today we are at the Village Inn Restaurant, 1621 NE 10th, Portland. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Come early and have dinner!

You can also come to PMUG College on Thursday when we will talk about email and web browsers.

Tuesday Clinic January 5
Jan 5th, 2016 by jdevore

Is one of your New Year’s goals to learn more about your computer? Did you get a new iOS device? PMUG volunteers can answer questions about Macintosh or iOS programs.

Today the PMUG Clinic will be at the Simply-Mac store at 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Tuesday Clinic December 29
Dec 29th, 2015 by jdevore

PMUG’s Tuesday Clinic is a place where PMUG volunteers will work with you on Macintosh computer questions or projects. We can also help with iPhone/iPad topics. Come by as we get together for the last time in 2015.

Today we are at the Village Inn Restaurant, 1621 NE 10th, Portland. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Come early and have dinner!

January 14 General Meeting: Linda Bridges of Pacific Solutions
Dec 27th, 2015 by jyamada

Linda Bridges will be giving a presentation on her experiences running Pacific Solutions, an independently owned computer shop in SE Portland.

Joshin Yamada’s personal story: “I first visited Pacific Solutions back in early 2005 when the first Mac Mini was released. I wanted to save money, so I didn’t pay Apple’s outrageous upgrade pricing for ram. Instead, I tried out a local computer shop on Powell Blvd. The first 1GB ram chip I bought only showed up as 512 MB. They were very friendly and easygoing about my returning to exchange the memory chip for another. It also didn’t work, and I was pleased when I was allowed to bring in my Mac Mini and open it up at the counter and try out a third memory chip right in the store. The third time was the charm, as the employee figured out that the Mac Mini was very strict about using the higher density ram chips that were just hitting the market. That friendly service is why I’ve returned to their store over and over since that time.”

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. Question and answer hour starts at 6:30pm, with the main discussion starting around 7:30 pm and ending at 9 pm.

If you find that you want to divest yourself of your old Apple hardware to make way for something new and shiny then you can bring up to 5 items to swap at the meeting.

Tuesday Clinic December 22
Dec 22nd, 2015 by jdevore

If you need help with a last minute gift idea or you want to find out about sharing holiday pictures, come talk to our PMUG volunteers. They can answer questions about Macintosh or iOS programs.

Today the PMUG Clinic will be at the Simply-Mac store at 3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd in Beaverton. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Tuesday Clinic December 15
Dec 15th, 2015 by jdevore

Are you trying to get your holiday cards made? Or perhaps keep track of all the tasks you need to do before the end of the year? Do you know how to let your Macintosh or iPhone/iPad help with those jobs?

PMUG’s Tuesday Clinic is the place to come. Our PMUG volunteers will work with you on computer questions or projects. Today we are at the Village Inn Restaurant, 1621 NE 10th, Portland. We will be there between 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Come early and have dinner!

PMUG December 14 General Meeting
Dec 8th, 2015 by jyamada

An image of an original Macintosh all wrapped up like a gift.

It’s holiday season and a great time to share with your fellow PMUG members the best gifts you’ve found to give to friends.

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. Question and answer hour starts at 6:30pm, with the main discussion starting around 7:30 pm and ending at 9 pm.

If you find that you want to divest yourself of your old Apple hardware to make way for something new and shiny then you can bring up to 5 items to swap at the meeting.

 

UPDATE: Here are a few of the ideas discussed at the meeting for gift guide.

  1. A PMUG member told us about some projects that started out on the IndieGoGo webpage.
    1. Flic  — Flic is a small bluetooth button that can be placed around your home, car, or just about anywhere. The button can be programmed with up to three actions based on whether the user clicks, double clicks, or clicks & holds the button down.
    2. InCharge  — Ever find yourself traveling when you need an iPhone cable and you realize you don’t have one on your person? The Uncharge cables are small enough to clip to your keychain so that they are always available.
    3. Radmo — Most people don’t realize that windshield mounted cell phone holders are not only ugly, but illegal in Oregon as well. The Radmo attempts to use the CD player slot of your car stereo to hold your phone(s).
  2. Good quality computer bags — Brenthaven makes very well padded bags overseas, while Tom Bihn handcrafts specialized bags in Seattle. The Cadet bag by Tom Bihn is one example of thoughtfulness: It’s a laptop bag that meets the TSA’s Checkpoint friendly system. A MacBook inside an inner padded case can slide on rails out of the Cadet so that it can be X-rayed easily at a security gate.
  3. Bluetooth hearing aids — The hearing aid industry has been charging thousands of dollars for years for designs that have hardly changed since the 1980’s. A new generation of much less expensive “personal sound amplifiers” have come out that add more features, like Bluetooth audio streaming from your music player. One brand is Sound World Solutions.
  4. Sonos Music speakers — Sonos makes bespoke audio speakers that play wirelessly and can be placed anywhere around your home. Their higher end Play5 model can measure the sound coming from the speaker and adjust it on the fly for the best sound based on where you have placed the speaker.
  5. For sublime aural pleasure, the Grado SR-60e headphones or the even better sounding Grado SR-80e headphones might be the best deal for under $100. A rarity in the business, Grado’s headphones have been made by hand in Brooklyn for three generations. Find out more here.
  6. Costco Cards
  7. Snappower outlets — These outlets let you quickly modify any power outlet to become either an automatic night light or a USB charging outlet.
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