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May 13th General Meeting: Hard Hat Mac
Apr 17th, 2019 by Loren Leed

Cartoon of worker with hard hatPut on your hard hats and grab a screwdriver (actually, PMUG will provide the tools) as we take a look at how construction practices have changed on Apple’s hardware over the years. Find out why apple has been accused of making their devices less upgradable and hear about what the trade off is. The group will break into teams to actually take apart real Macs and see what’s inside.

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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, you can bring up to 5 items to swap at the meeting.

April 8th General Meeting: What’s New with Wacom Tablets?
Mar 24th, 2019 by Loren Leed

 

Wacom is the company that started the whole technology of sytlus/tablet input. Come see what they have been up to, as Scott Walton, Wacom’s Senior Engineer Manager for Software Engineering, shows their newest line of products for creative, educational and other business applications.

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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 11th General Meeting Feature Presentation: GAMES
Mar 3rd, 2019 by jdevore

This is an opportunity to survey the gaming landscape with Janet and Charles DeVore. These veteran PMUG instructors have explored the world of gaming for many years, and always share their knowledge in an interesting and understandable manner.

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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 11th General Meeting Feature Presentation: Backup: A Chore that Hurts so Good
Jan 24th, 2019 by Loren Leed


Backups are an important part of keeping your personal data safe. With today’s newest Macs and iOS devices, it is more important than ever to manage your own backups. You can do it! Arm yourself with solid knowledge about Time Machine, Cloning software, and online backup strategies. PMUG will even raffle off some hard drives to several lucky members. Backup, and sleep better at night!

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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 14th General Meeting’s Feature Presentation: HomeKit: Apple’s Vision for Home Automation
Jan 1st, 2019 by Loren Leed

Joshin Yamada and Steve Riggins will present HomeKit, Apple’s latest take on home automation. Attempts at home automation have been going on for ages, so why is this a good time to jump in? Are Google or Amazon products as safe and secure as Apple’s? Find out more as Steve and Joshin explain and demonstrate the current state of home automation at this month’s feature presentation.

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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.

December General Meeting’s Feature Presentation: Are Cheap Mac Accessories a Good Deal? Plus – Great Gift Ideas for Mac and IOS!
Dec 1st, 2018 by Loren Leed

 

Fred Kawabata, former Tektronics engineer, talks about risks of going cheap on USB/power accessories. Find out how to keep your Mac safe and happy! Plus: Need gift ideas for the Mac and IOS folk in your life? There will be a short segment where members can share some of their favorites gift suggestions.

But wait, there is more… Kurt Schmucker of Parallels, has donated 3 fully licensed copies of Parallels 14 Professional to be raffled at the meeting! (Must be present to win)
 
Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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.

November 12th General Meeting – Kurt Schmucker Presents Running Windows on Your Mac with Parallels
Oct 29th, 2018 by Loren Leed

 
Kurt Schmucker, 
Product Manager for Parallels Corporation
Ever seen the strange magic of a Windows app running on a Mac? The latest version of Parallels does just that. If you are curious to see how Mac and Windows applications can harmoniously run side by side, please join us at the November PMUG General Meeting as Kurt puts Parallels 12 though its paces.
 
Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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.

October 8th General Meeting – Kristin Parks presents Genealogy for People with Ancestors
Sep 26th, 2018 by Loren Leed

 
If you’ve ever wondered what people find so captivating about genealogy, this is the presentation for you. Kristin Parks (representing the Genealogical Forum of Oregon) will dive into the topic “Genealogy for People with Ancestors”. This will be a quick look at the best ways to discover your past utilizing Mac based tools, but there is far more to genealogy besides statistics and records. If you like puzzles or stories, don’t miss this presentation!

 
Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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 10th General Meeting – Easy Effect Presets in Luminar / Should You Upgrade to iOS 12?
Sep 3rd, 2018 by jyamada

This is meeting is a two-fer! Loren Leed will demonstrate Luminar, a new photo editing program with “smart preset” effects that will make your photos look great with just a few clicks.

Then: Should you upgrade to the upcoming iOS 12? Steve Riggins will discuss this and rumors of upcoming hardware.

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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 13th General Meeting – Cool Custom Slide Shows with Keynote
Aug 1st, 2018 by jyamada

Our August general meeting features Chris Kent, President of the Corvalis Macintosh Users Group. If you missed her popular “Keynote for iPad” class at MacCamp last April, this is your chance to learn her useful techniques for the Mac version. At it’s heart, Keynote is a big slideshow creator – more powerful and easier to use than PowerPoint. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to create a simple slideshow with titles, photos, text on photos, slide transitions and more. You will be surprised how good Keynote’s built in tools can make your slide shows look!

Come join us at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center (Ecotrust Center), 721 NW Ninth Avenue. [Apple Maps] [Google Maps] 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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