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THE VILLAGES APPLE USER GROUP

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 seven 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

Tom Bonanno does a last minute check before giving a program at the August 27 MacEasy meeting.

(photo by Rich Gnaedinger, TVAUG Photographer)

 
 

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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.

The MacEasy meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 24

 

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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/

The September 8 Monday program will be about Getting Ready for iOS 8.

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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.

The September 16 Tuesday meeting will have an Apple TV Demonstration and an Apple TV Give-away.
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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

 


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The Apple iOS , MacBasics, MacEasy, and the Apple Help meeetings are held at Saddlebrook Recreation Center.

photo by Rich Gnaedinger

 

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.

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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

 

 

Tom Bonanno, Program Presenter, awards the winner of the $50 iTunes card, Selwyn Julian, at the MacEasy August 27 meeting.

Another $50 iTunes card will be awarded at the September 24 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

 

 

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iPAD, iPHONE, iPOD

Quick Change from App to App

The iPhone and iPad have many apps running in the background. There are shortcuts for jumping around apps without going to the home screen. Double tap the Home button (a physical button below the screen) to see a pop-up tray of apps and swipe to the left to scroll through them. Select one to jump to it. On the iPad, do this is by placing four fingers on the screen and swiping all of them up at once.

This and other multitask gestures are on by default on the iPad 2 and newest iPad. But you have to turn them on with the first-generation iPad by going to Settings, General, Multitask Gestures.

 

 

 

 

The August Slices newsletter is published!

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.


 


 


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MACINTOSH:

You should clean up your hard disk periodicly. If you do, you'll have fewer crashes, and more space on your hard disc.

To start cleaning your hard drive, open your Mac's built-in Disk Utility program and click on your hard drive in the left panel. Make sure you are viewing the First Aid tab and then click the Repair Disk button in the lower-right corner. This will run a lengthy scan of your desktop, making repairs as necessary.

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 phoecruz43@centurylink.net
Advisory Board: Carol Fortlage 216-524-0439 cfortlage@gmail.com
Advisory Board: Tony Crawford 352-321-7845 tonyc4321@gmail.com
Past President: Jim Reitz    
Founder and President Emeritus:
Jack Kraft
(deceased November, 2012)
   

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