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May 8th General Meeting: Round table discussion
Apr 26th, 2017 by jyamada

You all have told us that you wish to have a more open ended discussion around technology and how to use it. For instance, what are some good alternatives to big companies like Comcast and AT&T. PMUG will also be holding elections for officer positions.

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.

April 10th General Meeting: iOS 10.3— The beginning of a great relationship
Apr 4th, 2017 by jyamada

Apple has just released iOS 10.3, what is likely to be the last major revision of iOS 10 before development begins on iOS 11. Steve Riggins will lead a presentation on what changes Apple has made, and how the biggest change ever to come to iOS will be invisible to users.

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.

March 13th General Meeting: 2-Factor Authentication and how it protects you
Mar 9th, 2017 by jyamada

Apple is pushing its users very hard to upgrade to the latest security standards. They feel so strongly that something called 2-Factor Authentication can help protect its users that macOS 10.12 Sierra even includes a deceptively simple dialog box to switch the feature on for users.

We will explain in plain english how this protects you and show in a live demonstration why despite the caveats of inadvertently setting up this feature, it is still a good idea to consider upgrading your Apple ID account to 2-Factor Authentication.

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.

February 13th General Meeting: Why We ❤️ Our Macs
Jan 28th, 2017 by jyamada

These days it seems like Apple’s children besides the Mac are getting all the attention. Fresh new Watches, iPhones, and iPads can be dazzling, but the Mac remains the flexible workhorse of the stable.

Come join us as we remind ourselves of neat things a Mac can do that other devices can’t (such as connecting directly to a scanner, one of which we will be raffling off that night) 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.

January 9th General Meeting
Jan 2nd, 2017 by jdevore

Happy New Year to all! The first General Meeting of this year will be on Monday Jan. 9th. If Santa or someone else brought you new items over the holidays, we hope you will come share your experience during the Q&A. We are planning that the featured presentation will show Apple’s new AirPods, and a MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.

The general meetings are completely open to the public and held 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.

November 14 General Meeting: new MacBooks, macOS Sierra 10.12.1, and iOS 10.1— Oh my!
Nov 1st, 2016 by jyamada

This Fall has been a busy time for Apple. They’ve released major updates to the operating systems powering both their computers and mobile devices. They’ve also unleashed the first in what may be a new generation of products incorporating more interactivity into the design of their devices. Please join us for an overview of the three best new features in iOS, macOS, and the new MacBook Pros.

The general meetings are completely open to the public and held 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.

Some generous PMUG members have donated items to give away at the meetings, and this month’s raffle item will be a Brother Laser printer.

October 10 General Meeting- What is iCloud and what does it do for me?
Sep 29th, 2016 by jyamada

A cat lies on a hill staring at an "iCloud" and wondering what it all means.

For too many users, iCloud is a mysterious and unclear term. Let’s get an overview of what iCloud is, how it came to be, and what it can do for you. We hope to answer questions like:

  • Does having an iCloud account mean that all my personal information is uploaded to the internet Spoiler: not necessarily.
  • What is the difference between my AppleID, iCloud, and iTunes accounts.
  • Why does Apple even want me to have an iCloud account in the first place?

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.

September 12 General Meeting: What You Should Know About iOS
Sep 5th, 2016 by jyamada


Charles DeVore will cover some tips for iOS that can really smooth the way you work on your iPhone and iPad.

We will also be able to discuss more in depth about Apple’s latest product announcements from their September 7th event. Fall is when Apple traditionally announces new iPhones, but the MacBooks and Apple Watches are due for a refresh as well.

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.

August 8th General Meeting: iMovie recap with Bill Custis
Aug 5th, 2016 by jyamada

A steampunk videocamera by pendragon1966, http://pendragon1966.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-Videocamera-Icon-327196105
PMUG College teacher Bill Custis will be giving an overview of iMovie, Apple’s tool to allow you to creatively express yourself on both the Mac and iOS.

Come get an overview of how to take footage and photographs from your iPhone or other camera and combine it with music and graphics in a fun presentation.

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.

Also: Don’t forget about the PMUG BBQ.
Drawing of an apple ibook as a bbq grill

PMUG will be hosting a Picnic and BBQ at Pier Park in Saint Johns on Saturday, August 13th from 11 am – 3 pm.

Come join us at Pier Park near the NW tip of Saint Johns. We will be at the picnic shelter, with the closest parking being about 9952 N James St., Portland, OR 97203.

PMUG July 11th Presentation- Spinning Magnetism: How a Hard Drive Works
Jul 5th, 2016 by jyamada

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Image by Surachit, used courtesy of Creative Commons License. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hard_drive-en.svg

PMUG Vice President Mark Clark will be giving a presentation on the intricate magic that occurs within a spinning hard drive as it stores your thoughts and precious memories on glass or metal platters spinning faster than your car’s engine.

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.

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