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2nd Vice President
|Special thanks to all of our TVAUG membership for your support of the officers of TVAUG. All present officers were re-elected in January for two more years.|
All officers and Advisory Board members are volunteers. They spend many hours volunteering for the various functions of the club.
The Advisory Board is currently at capacity, but we are always in need of presenters. If you would like to be a presenter on any Apple-related topic, please let me know. You do not need to be an expert. We will assist you in making the presentation.
There have been a number of recent upgrades to all Apple devices.
Make sure you have the current operating system(s) and remember -- back up your data!!
|Keeping track of passwords is often extremely frustrating but so important to manage. It isn’t fun when you can’t find the password or the one you thought was the most recent isn’t. Then when there is a security issue or a need to change a password everything is right there organized. Sure it is still lots of work to log into a website, make the changes, then document it before forgetting what you just did. I also tend to change some of my passwords every few months.|
With all the security and privacy issues in today’s world managing your passwords is critical.
A couple of things to mention. Every password needs be unique. Avoid using real words as passwords. No pet names, old street names, birthdays. Make every password unique. And of course use a password manager not a notebook.
Plans are in the works for an updated presentation on this issue this October.
|With all the new updates to all Apple products, it would be a great idea to update your product status. Login to our website and update your changes.|
The best way for members to renew their membership is to use the online process. That frees us up at meetings to register new members and give out pickups in a timely manner.
A lost name badge has a $2 replacement fee. You must have your member’s badge and it needs to be an up-to-date membership to be eligible for the gift card drawing.
"Computers have lots of memory but no imagination." - Author Unknown
|A major house cleaning has just unveiled a part of my computer character I didn’t know existed.|
For background, I love books. I’m not going to give you some high-sounding folderol about how they smell or the feel of the printed page or anything like that. Almost all of my reading now is with e-books which are much more convenient and conducive to reading. But I just enjoy seeing printed books in my bookcase. I could call up a good copy of Hamlet on my iPad in a flash. But I can’t throw out my collected works of William Shakespeare.
So this week I started to clean out my computer room and found out I feel almost as nutty about computer stuff. I almost cried when I tried to clean out a software shelf. I had all kinds of disks that would work only on Windows XP. And many of my old Mac disks were far out of date. Do I really need an installation disk for Snow Leopard? But throwing it all out was a real pain.
Next comes the closet with all my old hardware. I know I’ll hate it when I come across my Zip Drive from the 1990s.
Join TVAUG’s Google Group
Members help members online with Apple related questions and problem solving for their Apple devices, using email through TVAUG’s private Google Group.
How do I join?
Open our home page, tvaug.org. In the menu bar, select “Google Group”.
Follow the easy step-by-step PDF instructions, and you’re all set.
(Please note the reminder of topics not acceptable.)
The club’s private Google Group is one of the most valuable advantages of membership in TVAUG.