November Meeting Cancelled For Sierra Macintosh User Group
Posted by: News_Desk on 10/27/2016 04:08 PM
Arnold, CA...Rather than compete with the election returns, the Sierra Macintosh User Group (SMUG) meeting for Tuesday, November 8 has been cancelled. The group traditionally does not meet in December.
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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/23/2016 11:59 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Hstar began operations about fourteen years ago, providing not only rural broadband Internet services to the surrounding communities, but also offering a variety of technology consulting and other computer and communications related services. Since that time, Hstar has grown in reputation by not only providing exemplary services, but also by being heavily involved in the community with local staff who volunteer with various community organizations such as Calaveras County Search and Rescue, Calaveras Youth Mentoring program, Public Access TV, and many others. Cal.net together with the Hstar team, we will be upgrading the network over the next year to enable greater speeds, enhanced reliability, and exciting new services such as superior-quality VoIP telephony.”
Steve Cox & Paul De Baldo Honored For Their Service To Bret Harte Students
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/23/2016 08:00 AM
Angels Camp, CA...At their June 20th board meeting, Bret Harte Union High School District board member Gail Bunge presented this year's Parent/Community Volunteer Awards to Steve Cox and Paul De Baldo, both of Copperopolis. Nominated by retiring Agriculture teacher Roy Beck, Cox was recognized for his volunteer work with FFA and the Ag Department. Along with organizing and managing the See's candy fundraiser, Cox has been a regular figure at all of the Ag events, helping with planning, set-up, and clean-up. Cox spoke highly of FFA and how he wanted to give back something in appreciation for all the program has done for his daughter Amanda, a recent BH grad heading up to Chico to major in Agriculture Education.
Arnold, CA...Exploring the many facets of Apple’s Photos application will be the main topic when the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) has its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 10, beginning at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of the Ebbetts Pass Fire District, 1037 Blagen Rd., just off Highway 4.
Murphys, CA...Owners of Apple computer products are encouraged to bring their questions to the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) to be held, Tuesday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Murphys Library, 480 Park Lane, adjacent to Murphys Park. “All of us, from time to time, run into problems that keep us from making full use of our iMacs, iPads, and iPhones,” says SMUG president Dick Cross. “During the meeting long time SMUG members Norm Milsner and Paul Keeton will attempt to solve these issues and answer all questions.”
Arnold, CA...Comcast is experiencing outages across multiple markets. The latest from Comcast has full restoral time at 6pm tonight. The graphic below from a third party outage detector shows unverified results from different areas in the us.
A Note To Apple Customers On IOS Encryption & San Bernadino Case ~ By Tim Cook
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/17/2016 09:44 AM
Cupertino, CA..."The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake.
Bring Your Computer Questions To The February SMUG Meeting
Posted by: thepinetree on 02/05/2016 10:20 AM
Murphys, CA...Getting the most out of your iMac or iPad will be the focus of the next meeting of the Sierra Macintosh Users Group (SMUG) to be held, Tuesday, February 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Murphys Library, 480 Park Lane, adjacent to Murphys Park. Norm Milsner, one of the founders of SMUG, and a recognized Apple guru, will be making the presentation and responding to questions. He will be also take his audience for a tour of Pages, Apple’s word processing application. As always, any computer related questions will be encouraged. “Because of where I live, I do not have an iPhone,” says Milsner. “But a lot of our knowledgeable members do have smart phones so we will try to deal with those concerns also.”
Google Launches Project Reconnect To Help Refugees
Posted by: thepinetree on 01/26/2016 09:26 AM
Mountain View, CA...Google Today announced plans to donate 25,000 Chromebooks to refugees. "Ahmed is an economics student from Aleppo in Syria. Last year he was forced to leave his hometown because of the war that has forced millions of his compatriots out of their country. He left his family and his studies—everything—behind to find a better future in Europe. Now safe in Berlin, his dream is to continue his studies and eventually become a teacher at a university in Germany.
Baffled By High Tech Gadgets? "Teens 4 Tech" Is Ready To Help
Posted by: thepinetree on 09/04/2015 07:59 AM
San Andreas, CA...The “Teens 4 Tech” program, sponsored by Calaveras Co. Adult Tutoring, begins its fourth year on September 8th. Open sessions are held on Tuesday afternoons 3:45 to 4:45 at the San Andreas Library. So, for those who feel like your ‘Smart Phone’ is outsmarting you, or you keep hitting the escape button on your laptop only to remain in “Doesnotcompute Land”, come visit these savvy young dynamos for help.