October 19th – E-Resources Butte County Library Representative

Our guest speaker this month will be a representative from the Butte County Library. The main topic of the presentation will be online resources- databases, e-books, e-audio and e-magazines, but we will also learn about the library computers, programs, media and new projects in the works.

The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, education or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology

Mac & IOS Special Interest Groups – 6:30PM to 7:15PM
Learn more about your Apple devices. MacChUG offers four (4) Special Interest Group to meet your needs.

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Founding Beetstech with Cody Henderson – Sep. 21st

Chico CA Beetstech business for Apple computer repair services

Our guest speaker this month will be Cody Henderson. He’s the founder of a company in Chico called Beetstech. He’ll explain the services his company can provide to our members and give us a preview of the new Mac operating system, High Sierra. He’ll also give us some tips on “what’s new” in iOS 11. Both software updates should be out in September or shortly thereafter.

He’ll also share the services his company can provide to our members. High Sierra will bring new technologies, that will make your Mac more reliable, capable, and responsive — and lay the foundation for future innovations. macOS High Sierra also refines the features and apps you use every day. It’s macOS at its highest level yet. macOS High Sierra introduces new core technologies that improve the most important functions of your Mac. From rearchitecting how it stores your data to improving how you watch videos to unleashing the full power of the graphics processors.

As an additional Bonus! A discount (%) percent code will be provided during the presentation to all members to be used to purchase products sold by Beetstech for our Apple needs. Beetstech offers high quality parts and tools for repairing your own Apple devices, and also offers repair services for computers, phones and tablets. Founded by Cody Henderson in the cramped dining room of his grandmother’s house in 2013, the Chico, CA based company has since exploded in size, expanding their offerings to include specialty repair tools and supplies, and a large variety of services targeted at Apple mobile devices and computers.

Mac & IOS Special Interest Groups – 6:30PM to 7:15PM

Learn more about your Apple devices. MacChUG offers four (4) Special Interest Group to meet your needs.

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Mac – Novice
  • Mac –  Q&A

Mac & IOS Special Interest Groups – 6:30PM to 7:15PM

Learn more about your Apple devices. MacChUG offers four (4) Special Interest Group to meet your needs.

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Mac – Novice
  • Mac –  Q&A

May 18th – Resident Expert Panel

Mac & IOS Special Interest Groups – 6:30PM to 7:15PM

Learn more about your Apple devices. MacChUG offers four (4) Special Interest Group to meet your needs.

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Chico Apple User General Meeting – 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Resident Experts – Have a question? We have answers.

Our resident experts can assist you with your hardware or software questions you may have. Whether you have questions about installing the latest version of software or need recommendations regarding your Apple devices, services or want assistance with your device.

They will be able to help you by providing solutions to your situation or depending on the complexity of your question, or refer you to an appropriate “help” source.

March 16th – Drew Swanson, CEO of The Mac U

TMU Tutorials for Mac and iOS logo

The Mac University tutorials Our guest speaker this month will be Drew Swanson, CEO of a company that provides online tutorials for Macs and iOS devices. This company was very generous in providing our members with an “All-Access” pass for one year to all their training lessons. And many of our members took advantage of this offer.

Experienced members will host Special Interest group discussions at 6:30 PM for iOS, as well as iPad and iPhone use. If you’d like to learn more about your Mac, iPhone or iPad, plan to come early. Visitors are always welcome and annual membership dues are only $25.00.

Jan 19th – Simplify your Digital Life

The Chico Apple Users Group (MacChUG) will convene on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Veterans Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico for their monthly general meeting.

During our general meetinevernote instructiong, Myron Flindt will focus on digital organization. Myron, a former Evernote Community Leader and MacChUG’s Vice President, will show how you can simplify your digital life. His presentation will emphasize setting up and maintaining digital routines for documents, emails, photos, calendars, personal planning and meals.

 

Experienced members will host Special Interest group discussions at 6:30 PM for iOS, as well as iPad and iPhone use. If you’d like to learn more about your Mac, iPhone or iPad, plan to come early. Visitors are always welcome and annual membership dues are only $25.00.

Meeting Thursday January 15th

Parallels Software Presentation

The Chico Apple Users Group (MacChUG) will convene on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM, at Manzanita Place (the Chico Elks Lodge), 1705 Manzanita Ave. for their monthly general meeting. Experienced members will host Special Interest group discussions at 6:30 PM for iOS, as well as iPad and iPhone use. If you’d like to learn more about your Mac, iPhone or iPad, plan to come early.

parallels website

Kurt Schmucker, from Parallels will be the featured speaker. Parallels software allows Mac computers to seamlessly run Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and related software. Over the past 8 years, it has become the easiest, most powerful solution for running Windows on a Mac, without rebooting and is fully optimized and enhanced for OS X Yosemite. For more details on the benefits of Parallels, be sure to check out their website at www.parallels.com

Visitors are always welcome and annual membership dues are only $25.00.

Mr. Derrick Story Photographer, Photojournalist, Podcaster “The Digital Story.”

image of Derrick Story
Photograph of Derrick on the Sonoma Coast in Northern CA by Scott Loftesness.

Our next meeting on Thursday April 17th at the Elks Lodge at 6:30 will be a Novice meeting with Ron Steinke to answer questions, then at  7:30pm, we will have Derrick Story present:
The Nimble Photographer
Technology has allowed us to travel lighter without giving up capability. But how do you put the pieces together?
In this talk, Derrick Story will show you his tips for traveling light, whether you’re on vacation or just out for the day. He’ll talk about technologies for the iPhone, the iPad, and the latest in camera gear.
So pack your iOS device, and join Derrick for an evening of Nimbleosity.

Derrick Story is a writer, photographer, and teacher. He publishes weekly photography podcasts at TheDigitalStory.com, and maintains a journal of nimbleosity at TheNimblePhotographer.com.

Derrick is a senior contributor for Macworld Magazine, online journalist for a Photography Magazine, and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has more than 21 titles at lynda.com.

He has authored several books, including his latest, iPad for Digital Photographers, published by Wiley and Sons.

image of book iPad for Digital Photographers

 

Description
Discover innovative ways to strengthen your photography business with your iPad

Many photographers are turning to the flexible, easy-to-use tools of the iPad and relying on them to wear a variety of hats in their photography business. Whether portable portfolio, editing tool, payment-tracking system, or appointment calendar, the iPad melds together the best attributes of the cell phone and a laptop computer and this unique book highlights them all. With this helpful resource, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your iPad to not only improve your business but also enhance your photography.

Randy B. Singer – December Speaker

image of Randy B SingerThursday December 19th, Randy B. Singer will be our speaker at the monthly meeting at the Elks Lodge in Chico at 1705 Manzanita Avenue. He is an attorney living and practicing in Sacramento, California. Mr. Singer practiced in downtown San Francisco for many years, and then in Woodland, California. He specializes in complex civil litigation. He served as a frequent judge pro-tem several years in Yolo County.

Mr. Singer is one of the co-authors of The Macintosh Bible(the world’s best selling book about the Macintosh computer). He was one of the largest contributing authors to the 4th, 5th and 6th editions. He has also been published in other computer publications, such as Computer Currents, Macworld, and a host of other publications too numerous to mention.

Randy Singer’s latest book is called The Macintosh Software Guide for the Law Office, and it is published by the American Bar Association. This book lists all of the law office software made specifically for the Macintosh computer, along with tips on how to choose law office software, how to set up an office network, and how to choose practice aids.

Chris Breen – November Speaker

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At the meeting this month on November 21st, Macworld’s Chris Breen will examine this years crop of products—new iOS devices, new Macs, and new operating systems—and will put them in perspective. What do they mean for Apple now and into the future?

Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen has been writing about  technology since  the mid- 1980s for such publications as MacUser, MacWEEK, and Macworld. Breen is the author of Macworld’s popular “Mac 911” tips and
troubleshooting column, and he hosts the Macworld Podcast.

Breen is the author of numerous technology books, including Secrets of the iPod, The iPod and iTunes Pocket  Guide, Mac 911, and My iMac. He has created a variety of video training courses for Lynda.com, including Mac OS X 10.8
Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks, Mac OS X Leopard Essential Training, Screencasting for the Mac, iPad Tips and Tricks, and Lion Essential Training.

In addition to his technology career, Breen is also a musician who has performed professionally for two decades. Check out his album Of Eve on iTunes.