El Capitan – What’s New, what’s different – the good, the bad and the ugly

Apple’s new desktop OS 10.11 “El Capitan” promises better performance, new and refined features, better security and compatibility. That’s the promise. What’s the reality?

Mac expert, Dave Hamilton of the Mac Observer and Mac Geek Gab, will show us what to expect with demos and tips. We’ll see what works well, what’s improved, what needs help; Dave’s take and real life experience will be presented with clarity and humor. Will “El Capitan” really prove to be the “Snow Leopard” of the new Mac 64 bit OSes? Come to the Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group Tuesday, October 13 and find out.

About our presenter . . .

Dave Hamilton has worked in the computer industry for 15 years, doing time as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, webmaster, and programmer. In his earlier consulting days, he worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Before that he ran some of the earliest Bulletin Board systems, but most of the charges have since been dropped, and not even the FBI requests that he check in more than twice a year.

Dave maintains his blog at DaveTheNerd.com and you can find links to him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

The Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group presents Abobe Lightroom, with Bill Achuff


TOPIC: Abobe Lightroom, with Bill Achuff

SPEAKERS: Bill Achuff

CONTACT: Ben Britt

PHONE : 609-436-0158

EMAIL: publicity@pmug-nj.org

PMUG site: http://pmug-nj.org/

LOCATION: The Cooper Room at the Erdman Center (across from Speer Library, on Library Place Road) at Princeton Theological Seminary will be the location of PMUG’s June meeting.

WHEN: Tuesday June 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

FREE: Open to the general public

Adobe Lightroom, a program to process and organize photos, has been used by professional and amateur photographers worldwide since its initial release by Adobe in February 2007. PMUG’s Bill Achuff has used the program since it’s inception, up through to its most recent version 6 update in late April. With Apple’s discontinuation of the Aperture and iPhoto programs, and with many Mac users finding Apple’s new Photos application a bit too lightweight for their needs, Lightroom’s popularity has grown. Bill will provide an overview of Lightroom 6’s capabilities and show the basics of the program’s two most used modules—Library and Develop, with its ability to view, retouch, and organize photos

About the speaker

Bill Achuff, a long-time PMUG member, is a freelance photographer who covers events—sports in particular, for local and regional newspapers. He is proficient with a host of photo editing applications—some of which you’ve probably never heard of nor will you ever have occasion to use, but he spends the majority of his time in post-production, cataloging, editing, and posting his photos from Adobe Lightroom. Bill has occasionally written for several Mac magazines, including Digital Photographer, Mac Today, Layers, and Photoshop User. Bill Achuff also founded the Mac User Group Alliance in 1990, and at its peak had over 1800 member user groups, with PMUG as one of its initial MUGs to join. PMUG also provides monthly “PMUG Answers” (a popular Q & A session) at 6:30 before the general meeting.

See http://pmug-nj.org/ for more info and directions.

Crashplan and Backblaze Cloud-based Backup Services

SPEAKERS: Stephen Millett
CONTACT: Ben Britt
PHONE : 609-436-0158
EMAIL: publicity@pmug-nj.org
PMUG web site: http://pmug-nj.org/

Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuart Hall, Room 6, (Alexander St), Princeton, NJ.  Visit the PMUG web site for map and directions.

The Mac has made backing up to our Macs super easy since Time Machine. But with the cloud services becoming more popular, so has the option of backing your Mac to the cloud. Services such as Crashplan and Backblaze are great options for performing backups to the cloud and complement local Time Machine backups.

About the presenter…

Stephen Millett

Stephen Millett

Stephen Millett, IT Specialist for the Princeton Public Library, lives and works in Princeton. Steve has worked in IT for over 10 years. Prior to the Princeton Public Library, he worked in IT at the Rutgers School of Social Work. Steve graduated from Rutgers with a bachelors degree in Philosophy. He has been a Mac zealot since his first PowerBook G4 which launched him into the technology profession. He’s also interested in web design and web technologies and is a hobbyist musician.

PMUG also provides monthly “PMUG Answers” (a popular Q & A session) at 6:30 before the general meeting.