Awesome Apps with Myron Flindt — Feb. 21st

February presentation on Apple Pay and Wallet

February’s program starts off with our App of the Month: DayOne Journal. DayOne is the popular digital journaling app. It is one of the best selling and highest rated apps in the App Store. In 2012 it was Apple’s App of the Year. Since then it has won numerous editor’s choice awards and Apple’s Design Award in 2014. We will see why this app is so popular.

The second part of the program is a look at Apple Wallet, Apple Pay, and Apple Pay Cash. These are frequently confused and misunderstood so this will be an informative presentation, not a “how to”.

Apple Wallet, formerly known as Passport, digitally stores credit cards, tickets, gift cards and coupons on your iPhone freeing you from carrying around stacks of plastic cards. Apple Pay is a part of the Apple Wallet. It allows you to pay bills with a swipe of your thumbprint or finger print. It is considered to be one of the safest, most secure ways to use credit and debit cards. Apple Pay Cash is a way to send cash in Messages. These apps may appear confusing at first, but they are safe, very secure and easy to use. So, join us at the February meeting to learn all about these apps and services.

General Meeting Cancelled Amidst Uncontrolled Wildfires — Nov. 15th

California wildfires in Butte County

For the first time in at least 20 years (possibly longer?), we will be cancelling this month’s general meeting which would have occurred this upcoming Thursday, the 15th of November.

The devastating wildfires plaguing Butte County and surrounding areas have caused many members to evacuate their homes, and many more members have had their lives significantly disrupted. Whether providing shelter or other assistance to the area’s many evacuees, preparing to evacuate themselves, dealing with health problems brought on by the smoke, or handling any number of other problems, the MacChUG community and the entire community of Butte County has their hands full dealing with the risks and the damage caused by the extreme wildfires of the past week.

From all the board members at MacChUG, we wish you all safety and comfort during these difficult and unpredictable times, and look forward to a more peaceful December meeting. And while mentions of what was to occur may no longer be relevant, this month’s newsletter is still available for viewing on our newsletter page.

General Meeting — Oct. 18th

A reminder that this Thursday, October 18th. is our monthly MacChUG meeting at the Vet’s Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico.

As usual, our Special Interest Groups for iPhones, iPads and Novice Macs will meet at 6:30. It should also be noted that Bill Peart, our “answer-man” is back from Redding and will set up his class in one of the back rooms.

Major Apple Software Updates with Ron Brooks — Sep. 20th

Ron Brooks speaks on new macOS and iOS 12

As you may have heard, Apple will be releasing macOS Mojave later this month. They also plan to release iOS 12 for iPads and iPhones. Unlike Microsoft, both of these operating system upgrades will be free. Macworld, 9 to 5 Mac and other publications have reported on some of the new features and improvements from previous operating systems.

In our general meeting, we’ll be taking a look at what to expect with these upgrades and share some of the things we think will make using a Mac, iPad or iPhone easier.

Google Photos with MacChUG VP Myron Flindt – May 17th

Google Photos is the topic of the May 17th talk by Myron Flindt

This popular app offers free, unlimited storage across different devices, but it also has a wealth of other features that are often overlooked. Our club vice-president, Myron Flindt, will highlight many of these features and show how Google Photos can be used to create books, collages, slideshows, animations as well as store, manage, edit, search and share digital photos.

This is a must-have app for anyone who likes to take pictures. Find out why Google Photos has over 500 million active users per month.

Mac security with MacMost founder Gary Rosenzweig – Apr. 19th

Gary Rosenzweig, the founder, producer and host of MacMost talking about Mac security

The speaker this month at our general meeting will be Gary Rosenzweig, the founder, producer and host of MacMost. He has written more than 40 mass-market books on computers, including the best-selling “My iPad” series. In addition, he develops mobile and web-based games. He has a dual background of computer science and journalism with degrees in both.

Gary will talk about Mac security, dealing with the importance of using strong passwords for online accounts, the need to have a good backup, and the various threats that face Mac users such as malware and email phishing scams.

Gary’s website is jam-packed with all Mac and iOS related information. Feel free to sign up for his weekly newsletter and check out his About page for more details.

Mastering Internet Search with Cody Henderson – Feb. 15th

Beetstech's owner Cody Henderson teach you to Google

Tips, Tricks & Techniques For Better Searches

This month’s guest speaker will be Cody Henderson of Chico based Beetstech who will explain how to effectively find what you’re looking for online.

Finding information on the internet isn’t as simple a task as it might seem — a fact many of you are already well aware of. If you actually do manage to find what you’re looking for, you’ll probably spent countless hours trying to get there. But Cody will explore the techniques he uses to find information online, and teach you the skills needed to become a master of search.

Cody started and grew his company using only his online search prowess to find solutions to the many business challenges he faced. Admittedly, he was ill equipped to run a company of any size when he founded Beetstech in 2013. Now that the business has grown to over 25 employees, his role requires him to teach himself new skills and information every day; a challenge he can only meet with the aid of internet research.


The Special Interest Groups (SIG), and the General Meeting is scheduled so that you can attend both.

Additional SIG Learning Time! Now Available

Mac & IOS Special Interest Groups – 6:30 to 8:00 pm

MacChUG offers five (5) Special Interest Group to meet your needs.

Now you can determine your personal need and attend one of the classes listed below:

  • iPhone Beginners** New class just for beginners**
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Mac – Novice
  • Mac – Q & A

De-clutter with iAmazing – Jan 18th

iMAZING Presentation at 8:00 to 9:00pm

Transfer Music, Playlists, Photos and more from iPhone, iPad, and iPod to PC/Mac/iTunes

You can also manage Videos, Contacts and SMS/MMS Messages

Discounts available for MacChug Members


Transfer Music, Playlists, Videos & more from your iDevice to PC, Mac and iTunes

Move Photos, Contacts, SMS Messages Between iPhone, iPad, iPod and PC/Mac

Don’t have iTunes? Transfer data between two iOS devices without installing iTunes.

Mac and IOS Special Interest Groups – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

MacChUG offers five (5) Special Interest Group to meet your needs.

Now you can determine your personal need and attend one of the classes listed below:

iPhone Beginners **New class just for beginners**



Mac – Novice

Mac – Q & A