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THE VILLAGES APPLE USER GROUP

J. J. McNutt, Advisory Board Member, works with two members and their iPads during a fourth Monday
Apple Users Help Session


(photo by Rich Gnaedinger, TVAUG Photographer)

Selwyn Julien, program presenter, awards the winner of the $50 iTunes card, Robert Clark, at the MacEasy July 23 meeting.

Another $50 iTunes card will be awarded at the July 23 Wednesday night MacEasy meeting. You only need to show up with your membership name tag on for a chance to win.

(Photo by Rich Gnaedinger, TVAUG Photographer)

The Villages Apple User Group (TVAUG) (formerly VMUG-Villages Macintosh User Group or TVMUG-The Villages Macintosh User Group) help both new and experienced users to get the most from their Macintosh computers and Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch). The meetings have a social atmosphere where members can network and connect with each other.

TVAUG, over six hundred strong and growing, has several meeetings each month to provide help and information on many levels to members.

To join, go to http://TVAUG.net

 

 

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MACINTOSH EASY MEETINGS ARE THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
6:30 P.M

The Villages Apple User Group (formerly VMUG-the Villages Macintosh Users Group) MACINTOSH EASY meeting begins with a business meeting. Business is followed by a presentation of general interest. This is followed by a raffle and a social time. Meetings are held at Saddlebrook Rec Center.

On August 27, the program will be Numbers with Tom Bonanno and Judy Reed

 

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APPLE iCLUB MEETS ON THE SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH
6:30 P.M
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The Villages Apple User Group iClub programs are devoted to skills in using the iPad and the iPhone. Meetings are at Saddlebrook Rec Center.
Get more information at: http://www.appleiclub.com/

August 11 program will be Digital books on iPads, with Overdrive, presented by Carole Martin.

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MAC BASICS MEETS THE THIRD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
12:30 P.M.

The Villages Apple Users Group MAC BASICS session is presented during the first part of the meeting. The rest of the meeting is devoted to Questions and Answers on Mac skills and on switching from PC to Mac. Meetings are held at Saddlebrook Rec Center.

August 19, the program will be Digital eBooks on Macs, using Overdrive.  Guest speaker will be Ginny from Pinellas Library, Cyndi Feeney will be co-presenter
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THE MACINTOSH USERS DROP-IN (MUD) MEETS EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY
9:00-12:00

The Macintosh Users Drop-in is an unstructured drop-in center where users help other users. MUD is in Paradise Center.
You must be a resident in The Villages to attend MUD sessions.

Get more information at: http://www.macusersdropin.com/

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APPLE HELP MEETS EVERY FOURTH MONDAY
6:30-8:30

APPLE HELP is an unstructured drop-in center where users help other users. APPLE HELP is held in the card room of Saddlebrook Recreation Center. It is open to all members, even if you don't live in The Villages

 

A HELP WEBSITE FOR APPLE USER GROUP AT THE VILLAGES MEMBERS

There are tutorials, questions and answers, and other offerings designed to help The Villages Apple User Group members with their questions and problems.

If you miss a meeting, or just want to review a meeting to pick up point you may have missed, the site offers Podcasts of each meeting.

http://tvaug.com

NOTE: The Main Website of The Villages Apple User Group, this one, is .org on the end.

The Membership Website of The Villages Apple User Group is .net on the end

 

We have a Google Group. It is a way for members to talk to members.

To join the Google Group:

1. You must be a paid member of The Villages Apple User Group.
 
2. Put your full and accurate email address in the box below. 

3. Click on "Subscribe."

4. You will receive a confirmation email to which you need to respond.

Once you are subscribed, you will start receiving e-mails from the Group, and you can respond to posts directly in your e-mail program or you can go to Google Groups in your Web browser to read and respond to e-mails.  The Google Group is essentially a forum for asking and answering questions about anything Apple, Macs, iPads, iPhones, or iPods. 

You can view the group here: http://groups.google.com/group/tvmug/ but until you are a member, you won't be able to post or respond.  If you are a paid member, you should definitely sign up because this is a great source of information, even if the only Apple product you are using is an iPad.

 

So join now! Just fill out the form below.

Google Groups
Subscribe to The Villages Macintosh User Group
Email:
Visit this group

 

NOTE: If you notice something on a page on this website that needs a correction or updating,
please let me know at scotland.ruth@gmail.com
Thanks, Ruth

 

Selwyn Julien, speaker at the July 23 MacEasy meeting, gave a talk on Photography and iPhoto

 

TVMUG Tips Box

iPAD, iPHONE, iPOD

Get Better Photos

You have an option to use HDR (High Definition Range) when you snap a picture. Particularly in situations with bright light and dark shadows, using HDR evens out the light to produce a photo without too-dark shadows and loss of image in too-bright light. Look for HDR on your screen when you're ready to take a photo. It will say HDR ON or HDR OFF. If it's off (and it usually will be) just tap it to turn it on.

If you have the latest iOS on your device, and a newer model device (iPhone or iPad), you can set the HDR to "auto," and you'll always get better photos.

 

 

 

 

The July Slices newsletter will soon be published!

When it is, you can read it HERE

 

Or download it to your computer

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Note: If your web browser opens the PDF Slices file as a web page instead of downloading it to your desktop, go to "Save As" under "File" next to the browser name in the menu. When you save it, it will download to the desktop as a PDF file.


 


 

Candid shot of an early arrival for a TVAUG meeting enjoying her iPad.

(photo by Rich Gnaedinger)

 


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MACINTOSH:

To speed up your computer, and ensure it doesn't get the hiccips, keep down the amount your store on the desktop by using aliases. Every folder that shows on your desktop should be an alias.

If you store a folder full of files on your desktop, the Finder needs to remember every file in that folder all the time. If you put the folder away in your Documents folder, hit command-l to create an alias and put the alias on your desktop, the finder only needs to remember the path to your folder. Click on your alias, and you'll be at your folder in a flash. Drop a file onto your desktop alias, and the file goes right into the folder.

If you (horrors) have loose files floating around on your desktop for the poor Finder to keep track of, (and for you to accidentally trash) put them in a folder and put the folder away!! If you can't decide where to put them, create a "storage" or "stuff" folder in your documents folder and put an alias to it on your desktop. I have a folder like that; it's called "Desktop Debris."

 

For a list of computer shortcut key combos and handy actions like "compress a PDF" or "make a ZIP archive,"

CLICK HERE!

Tony Crawford has put together an illustrated compendium of the best current free apps for all Apple devices.
CLICK HERE to get your own copy of it.

Note: If your web browser opens the PDF file as a web page instead of downloading it to your desktop, go to "Save As" under "File" next to the browser name in the menu. When you save it, it will download to the desktop as a PDF file.


 


Meet the 2014 Officers for TVAUG. (left to right) Bruce Mitchell, Second Vice President; Shirley Land, Treasurer; Dex Reed, President; Ed Muhs, Vice President; Mike Carr, Secretary.
photo by Betsy White (with Shirley Land's camera)

The Villages Apple User Group Officers
OFFICERS    

President: Dexston Reed

352-751-7208

dexstonreed@gmail.com

Vice-President: Ed Muhs

352-593-8047

amuhsed@mac.com

Second Vice-President: Bruce Mitchell

 

352-391-6475-winter

586-321-0960-summer

brucemitchell@icloud.com

 

Secretary and Newsletter Co-Editor: Mike Carr 352-430-5512

mike@mjcarr.net

Treasurer: Shirley Land 352-259-9516 landshirley@mac.com
ADVISORY BOARD    

Newsletter Editor and
Apple Ambassador
: Sue Tribble

352-750-1766
suesuetribble@gmail.com

Photographer: Rich Gnaedinger 352-750-2051 arhge1@gmail.com
Webmaster: Ruth Williams 352-638-2863 scotland.ruth@gmail.com

MUD (Macintosh Users Drop-In):
Tony Cottell

352-750-4461 acabonack@me.com
Vice President Emeritus: Dan Petrucelli 352-245-7117 dpetrucell@aol.com
Assistant Program Chairman: Cyndi Feeney 561-945-1818 cyndilf@me.com
Apple iClub: Bob and Judy Voorneveld 352-259-3840 bjvoorn@gmail.com
Membership Chairman: Had Oshby 352-753-7237 hadenuff17@gmail.com
Membership Assistant: Judy Reed 352-751-7208

mayorjudyreed@gmail.com

Co-Program Chairman: Joan Todd 352-753-0939 laddie37@comcast.net
Co-Program Chairman: Carole Martin 352-259-1071 cmartin1630@mac.com
Advisory Board: J J McNutt 352-633-9958 nutritionjaye@mac.com
Events Chairman: Tom Winters 352-633-7560 twinters50@me.com
Advisory Board: Tom Bonanno 352-750-2200 tpbonannosr@yahoo.com
Advisory Board: Carol Fortlage 216-524-0439 cfortlage@gmail.com
Advisory Board: Tony Crawford 352-321-7845 tonyc4321@gmail.com
Advisory Board:    
Past President: Jim Reitz    
Founder and President Emeritus:
Jack Kraft
(deceased November, 2012)
   

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