Is your Membership Profile up to date?

Is your Membership Profile up to date?

We’ve recently received emails from quite a few users regarding new email addresses. The email address you used when first becoming a member of TVAUG is the one in our membership database and is used for renewing your membership on the https://tvaug.net membership site, signing into this forum, and the one in our MailChimp system for sending out renewal notices, the TVAUG Weekly News, and also meeting reminders and other club announcements.

We’ve had lots of discussions in recent Zoom meetings about moving from some of the less secure email providers like AOL, Yahoo, etc. to iCloud or Gmail. This was also discussed in this news post last June. So I think quite a lot of these requests are a result of that.

We have an FAQ about how to update your membership profile to can change your membership email address — the one that feeds all our systems — here.

FAQs

Even if you don’t want to change your email, now is a good time to double-check your profile info to make sure your info is still accurate.

— Your TVAUG Membership Team

Your Donations at Work!

Your Donations at Work!

Edward Delease, Bill Holstun, Micah Cook

TVAUG delivered 3 iMacs to the Wildwood Elementary School on Friday, January 22nd. Principle Micah Cook was pleasantly surprised to see the units and had a very positive response. He already had a person targeted for the first unit and indicated it would not be a problem for the others. He explained that they have MIFI units they provide to the kids for internet access at home when they cannot afford WiFi. Edward Delease, a volunteer at the school, was our initial contact. Thanks to Bill’s Holstun’s wife, Sue, for the pic

Click here for information about our Equipment Donations Program and how you can help.

 

MAGNIFIER:A useful and underused iPhone&iPad accessibility tool

MAGNIFIER:A useful and underused iPhone&iPad accessibility tool

magnifierI’ll be the first to admit it: my eyes aren’t quite as sharp as they used to be. Sometimes I really struggle to read the small print on menus, boxes, and forms. Fortunately, there’s a handy accessibility tool on iPhone and iPad that can help out. Magnifier is a powerful utility that acts as a digital magnifying glass. Let’s take a look at this accessibility assistant from Apple…. If you look for the Magnifier app on your iPhone or iPad, you won’t find it. It’s an accessibility option and isn’t revealed until you enable it in Settings.  Read more

TVAUG Tuesdays – HELP Session

TVAUG Tuesdays – HELP Session

Our next online meeting via Zoom will be on January 26th at 1:30pm as a HELP Session.  An email with details and a link to login is sent out on the Friday before the upcoming meeting to active members who are on our MailChimp mailing list.  If you can’t find that email and still want to participate, the login info is also in our Forum on its calendar.

Please make sure you have the latest version of Zoom installed on your client BEFORE logging into the meeting next Tuesday.  It will save you some time!

Zoom update info (latest version, how to download, etc.) is available here:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrade-update-to-the-latest-version

NOTE: Our Zoom HELP Sessions are NOT recorded!


Remember…our Forum is restricted to Active Members only so you do have to have your yearly membership subscription up-to-date to access this info.

The Forum is a great resource for members to seek help from other TVAUG members.  You can post a question, review previous Q&A postings, and filter for selected postings.

All members of TVAUG with active memberships are now in our forum – you no longer have to join separately.  In light of the current environment not permitting our regular in-person meetings,  this is another great way to get your Apple-related questions answered quickly.  Click here for info about our forum.

 

Apple in 1984

Apple in 1984

37 is my favorite number for a number of reasons!  It is truly a remarkable number — 37 is the 12th prime number.  Its mirror, 73, is the 21st prime, which is the product of multiplying – hang on to your hats – three and seven!!

Also — 37 years ago in 1984, Steve Jobs introduced the first Apple Macintosh. If you’ve never seen that video — or even if it’s been a while, here is Steve Jobs introducing Macintosh...

Use Messages to share your screen in macOS

Use Messages to share your screen in macOS

[This works in Catalina and Big Sur] If you need to quickly offer help to another Mac user you know, there’s no quicker way to remotely provide assistance than via Apple’s own Messages. Here’s how to take control of another person’s Mac on their behalf, and how to allow others to do the same to your desktop.
The perils of family tech support can leave you needing to quickly assist a relative or friend who may be new to Mac ownership, or can’t adequately search for a solution by themselves. Support over the phone can also be problematic, and while doing the configuring yourself may be the fastest way, it isn’t a great idea if it involves travel.
For small and quick fixes that aren’t easily explainable over an audio-based phone call, using a system that enables remote control of their Mac is a better answer.

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