Traveling With Your iPhone

by Charles Martin Reprinted with permission from AppleInsider.com If you travel a lot with your iPhone, there are a few apps that can make those arduous holiday journeys a bit easier, and AppleInsider delves into a few that we like. There are of course a plethora of...

New Members

No new members signed up in December, 2016   Contents Cover From the President's Desk SIGs Winner's Circle New Members – February 2017 FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEW Setapp: There’s A New Kid In Town What to Know About Smart TVs and Your Privacy SoundSource 3 Simplifies Mac...

Winner’s Circle – Christmas Draw

This year our Christmas Draw winners were Wendy Brett and Marv Ferg. They each won an iPad Air 2. Congratulations Wendy and Marv!   Contents Cover From the President's Desk SIGs Winner's Circle New Members – February 2017 FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEW Setapp: There’s A New...

SIGs – January 2016

Novice SIG by Charles Martin  The next Novice iSig will be held on January 3rd and will be held at CB55 at Cordova Bay Elementary School,, 5238 Cordova Bay Road. The topic will be Introduction to Apple Hardware   Intermediate SIG The next iSIG will be held on...

From The President’s Desk

  Welcome to a brand New Year of MacTalk and VMUG. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season. For this month’s General Meeting, Charles will be reporting on the Consumer Electronics Show and many of the new technologies and products revealed in Las...

FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEWS: Browser To Ride

by Adam C. Engst     26017 If you’ve been feeling as though Apple’s heart isn’t in moving the Mac forward these days, you’re not alone. The new MacBook Pro models have taken widespread criticism, Apple has provided no roadmap for the future of its desktop Macs,...

Mangobeat Amplifies iPhone Volume Naturally and Sustainably

by Josh Centers   Here’s a common problem: you’re doing stuff around the house and want to listen to music from your iPhone. There are numerous ways to do that, but many of the obvious ones have downsides. You could: Just listen to the iPhone’s speakers. That might be...

How to Fix Connection Problems with the AirPods

by Josh Centers   I received my AirPods on the first day of public availability, 19 December 2016, and I was immediately in love. They’re comfortable, they sound good, and they switch effortlessly between my Apple devices (other than the Apple TV, which requires a...

Carpool-Kids Takes the Hassle out of Carpools

by Mike Matthews   We’re well into the school year, and for those of us with school-aged kids, that means constant driving. Happily, the street I live on has the three things that all carpools need: cars, kids going to the same school, and willing drivers. Our...

Apple’s Wireless AirPods Were Worth the Wait

by Julio Ojeda-Zapata  Initially promised for late October 2016, the AirPods are finally here. Were they worth the wait? My short answer: yes, for the most part. In other words, in honor of a Star Wars movie that just hit theaters: these are the pods you have been...

Apple Support App Streamlines Support Options in iOS

by Josh Centers   Looking for help with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, but dreading the twisty little passages of Apple’s Support Web site? You now have another option: Apple’s new Apple Support app for iOS. The free 41.5 MB app makes it easy to read support articles,...