November MacTalk Articles – VMUG

VMUG Forum Fall Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our VMUG Forum Photo Contest. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Lens and Shutter. You could be the winner of our Winter Forum Photo Contest. To enter click HERE. Then click on the Forum Photo Contest category to find...

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Using the Bedtime Timer in iOS 10

Using the Bedtime Timer in iOS 10 by Josh Centers     If you’re like me, and you’re bad at going to bed when you should, iOS 10 has a feature that could help. The Clock app now features a Bedtime timer to help you figure out when bedtime should be,...

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Be Careful When Buying Apple Accessories on Amazon

Be Careful When Buying Apple Accessories on Amazon by Josh Centers     Amazon may be the most popular online retailer in the United States, known for its low prices, fast shipping, and excellent customer service. But the company has a serious issue...

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New Members – Joined in October

Welcome to our new members: Heather Raven Jennifer Murn Rose McDonald   November Contents Cover From the President's Desk SIGs Winner's Circle How to Report Phishing Emails FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEWS: Keep Calm How to Enable “Hey Siri” in macOS 10.12 Sierra Be Careful...

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From The President’s Desk – November

Hello everyone, and welcome to the November edition of MacTalk—The Victoria Macintosh and iOS Users’ Group’s monthly newsletter. Hopefully now everybody has settled nicely into the digital edition, and we hope that you’re enjoying it. November’s General Meeting...

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How to Enable “Hey Siri” in macOS 10.12 Sierra

How to Enable “Hey Siri” in macOS 10.12 Sierra by Adam C. Engst     Although Apple has made much of the fact that macOS 10.12 Sierra includes the Siri voice-driven personal assistant technology, there is one glaring omission: the capability to hail Siri with just...

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FRESHLY SQUEEZED OPINION: Time to Call it a Day?

FRESHLY SQUEEZED OPINION: Time to Call it a Day? By Frank Petrie Apple has become a joke. After this week’s disappointing event, I find myself saying words that I never thought that I would utter. ‘Microsoft is seriously worth looking at for my future computer needs.’...

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Winner’s Circle – October Winners

Dick Faulks was the lucky winner of a $50.00 iTunes Gift Card drawn for at the September VMUG meeting. Congratulations Dick!!! Special thanks to Bill Bothwell for being our digital photographer. The Apple Watch that Diane Cowden won at...

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Keep Calm

FRESHLY SQUEEZED REVIEWS: Keep Calm and…well…get Calm By Frank Petrie No matter the condition of your health, ranging from optimum health to chronic illness, stress can acerbate or initiate so many maladies that it’s extremely important to keep it under control. When...

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New MacBook Pros Add Context-sensitive Touch Bar

New MacBook Pros Add Context-sensitive Touch Bar by Adam C. Engst   At its “Hello Again” special event, Apple finally unveiled new models of the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, the first update to the company’s professional laptops since May 2015 (see “Apple Releases...

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SIGS – November

Intermediate SIG Report by Charles Martin  The next Intermediate SIG will be held on November 22 and will be held at CB55 at Cordova Bay Elementary School,, 5238 Cordova Bay Road. The topic will be Using Markdown Language in Word Processing / Perhaps New Hardware ...

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How To Report Phishing Emails

How To Report Phishing Emails Tips For Staying Safe Online from Alan Perry Tech Talk:  CFAX 1070 Live on Saturdays;  10:05 AM – Noon  —  rebroadcast on Sundays; 8:05 – 10:00 AM   “Phishing” is the tech term for online scammers who try to...

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