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December '17 Meeting: Holiday Gathering

Topic
The 2017 ACAMUG Holiday Gathering
When
Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Who
Everyone
Where
Fred and Ethel’s at Smithville

Join us for our annual holiday gathering at Fred and Ethel’s Latern Light Tavern at the Historic Towne of Smithville. More details will follow. We need a proper head count so if you are planning to attend let Dennis know (president@acamug.org).

And here’s a little video from Dennis from the event:

Presentation topics may change so be sure to verify on the day of the meeting. Got questions you’d like to have answered? Feel free to post them as comments before the meeting so the presenters have a chance to prepare.

Critical macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” Security Bug

November 29th, 2017 in Apple,Security

Anyone who has upgraded their Macs to macOS 10.13 aka “High Sierra” should be aware there is a very critical security bug that an potentially allow someone sitting at the machine to login as “root” user (essentially a super administrator) without knowing your password. I’m sure Apple will be patching this ASAP but in the meantime there is a simple procedure you can follow to mitigate the risks:

As far as I know it required direct physical access to your machine and can’t be exploited remotely but it’s worth taking a few minutes to read the above article and apply the “fix”.

2017-11-29 12:30pm Update

Apple has posted Security Update 2017-001 to fix this problem. Consider installing it ASAP.

November '17 Meeting: The Dave Marra Apple Show

Topic
The Dave Marra Apple Show
When
Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Who
Dave Marra
Where
Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield – Media Center, Northfield, NJ

Dave Marra will update us on the new macOS High Sierra for Mac users and the new iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad users. Bring your questions about other products such as the new Apple TV 4K, AirPods, iPhone 8 and iPhone X as well as the new iPad line up. And who knows, he may even have a few more surprises.

Dave Marra is back! Our favorite speaker has returned and it’s safe to say that there is no chance you’ll walk away from this meeting without learning somethingaboutthe latest and greatest from Apple. Known for his dynamic delivery style and exciting demos, Dave Marra has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses and workshops for schools, Mac and PC user groups, businesses and other professional organizations across the United States and Canada.

Certified as both an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and an Apple Certified S y s t e m s Administrator, his specialty areas include digital multimedia, internet technologies, accessibility and Mac/PC integration.

Presentation topics may change so be sure to verify on the day of the meeting. Got questions you’d like to have answered? Feel free to post them as comments before the meeting so the presenters have a chance to prepare.

The Macintosh Repository

October 31st, 2017 in Apple,Link

Just bumped into this site:

An achive of lots and lots of old Mac software including apps, drivers and OS versions. Not something everyone will need but should prove useful if you ever decide to boot up that old Performa 575 that’s sitting in the basement.

They also accept software contributions so might be an excuse to clean out you stockpile of old disks.

October '17 Meeting: Wireless Data Plans

Topic
Wireless Data Plans
When
Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Who
Bill Dickhardt
Where
Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield – Media Center, Northfield, NJ

Presentation topics may change so be sure to verify on the day of the meeting. Got questions you’d like to have answered? Feel free to post them as comments before the meeting so the presenters have a chance to prepare.

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