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The Newsletter of the Apple Macintosh Computer Club of Sun City Arizona!
Volume 18-Issue 6
October 2014
The Apple Core
14801 N 103rd Avenue Sun City AZ, 85351-1906
623 933 5300
www.sunmacs.org
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[email protected]
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Y’all come! It’s our
“Season Opener”
Meeting! Apple
Macintosh Computer
Club (Sunmacs )
Monthly General
Meeting for October,
2014!
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“Making Your Macs,
iPads and iPhone
SAFE and SECURE”!
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Place: Sundial - West
Hall!
Date: SATURDAY
MORNING,!
OCTOBER 11, 2014!
WEAR YOUR
NAMETAG!
Time: 8:30 Treats, 9 AM
to 10:30 AM Meeting!
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Our October “first of the
new season” monthly
meeting features our phe-
nomenal “professor of all
things Apple” This year’s
Apple Award Winner
Isaac Bonifas.
When
we asked Isaac for program ideas to open our
new season, he immediately said, “Security and
creating good passwords!”!
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Up In the Cloud!
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In May we had an outstanding MacMedia
speaker, CJ Crow.!
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CJ spoke of General Maintenance of our iPads and about
the Cloud.!
DON’T LET THE
HACKERS GET YOU
DOWN!!
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This is a program you’ll
not want to miss! Your
own “state of mind” may
depend on it!!
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Why? Because once your
security has been violated,
your passwords discovered & your life, thus,
turned upside down,
you’ll really wish you’d
learned everything you’ll
hear at this meeting.!
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Hint: Be ready to take copious
notes on your Macbook, your
iPad or on your trusty old yellow pad!!
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iOS means Interface Operating System!
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1. Update — make
apps run smoothly.!
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Apple can get viruses. Need to constantly update
your computer.!
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2. Closing open applications — open ones use up
battery life.!
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Tap Home key 2
times . Place finger on each
The Newsletter of the Apple Macintosh Computer Club of Sun City Arizona!
app and move it upward. DO
THIS DAILY! !
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Red X does NOT
close program.!
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3. Turn your device off
— at least once a week!
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a. Off — Press and
hold for five to 10 seconds! !
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b. Sleep — Press key
for very short time until screen
goes dark!
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4. Batteries:!
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Never leave device in
heat. Try not to recharge battery when it still has energy.
Wait until battery only has five
or 10% cell life left. Try not to
use your iPad while charging
the battery.!
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Settings:!
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iCloud — completely
stored by Apple. Need email
address and password.!
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Click on iCloud. If
others sharing, have separate
accounts.!
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You have five free gigabytes with your iPad. Storage is in California.!
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Find my iPad —have to
have the iPad on. Must have
internet available on your
computer.!
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Go to General and set
the location and click on Notify Me When Found!
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Storage and Backup —
do it once and forget it!!
Presidents Corner!
October 2014
class and we will all increase
our knowledge, strengthen our
friendships, and enjoy our
computer/iPad/iPhone tips!!!
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Welcome Back - welcome to
Sun City and a new Program
Year (2014/2015) for all of us
in SunMacs. This has been a
busy and pleasant Northwest
summer for me and Mary Lou
and we hope you have enjoyed
your portion of “busyness and
pleasantness.” I’ve exchanged
e-mails with Luanne Hanks
and Colonel Dilmore and they
have assured me that the rains
in Sun City have been welcome and not seriously damaging. Barbara Craft and Mike
Erickson are busy with Monitor and Class schedules, so the
preparations are underway for
an exciting October beginning
to our learning and sharing
year together in SunMacs.!
Please have a safe and delightful autumn, travel gently, and I
look forward to rejoining all
y’all this October for more exciting, learning time together
in our SunMacs.!
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It’s great to be a SunMac-er!!
Paul Carlson :-)
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A note from your Treasurer!
Luanne Hanks has been filling
in for me and our president as
we are snow birds. В I will be
back by November 1st and
would appreciate your waiting
until that time to RENEW
your membership for 2015.
В Thanks to all of you, and a
special thanks to LuAnn for all
she has done and continues to
do for our club.!
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Diane Kilian!
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We are putting together our
travel plans to Sun City and
expect to be there by October
15; so, I will probably miss our
General Meeting on Saturday,
October 11, in the Sundial W.
Auditorium. So here is my
personal �HOWDY AND
WELCOME” to SunMacs 2014
and 2015. As always, join a
class, be a Monitor, lead a
Round Table, lead/teach a
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The Newsletter of the Apple Macintosh Computer Club of Sun City Arizona!
October 2014
October - 2014
Apple Macintosh Computer Club
Monday
Tuesday
Sundial Recreation Center
Wednesday
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if you have a new
MAC and need
basic help, PREREGISTER for
MAC BASICS
Monday-Thursday
in the Club Room!
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No Classes!
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9:00 BEGINNER
BLUES-L
Sudkamp!
1:00 MAC BASICS
1 of 5 - P Orlinski!
C Copeland/!
P Dilmore!
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9:00 SYSTEM
PREFERENCES-L
Sudkamp!
1:00 SOCIAL-P
Dilmore Come join
us for talk &
Goodies!
J Edmond/!
T Cherveny!
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9:00 HALLMARK
CARD
PROGRAM-P
Dilmore!
1:00 LAPTOP
BASICS 1 of 3 - P
Orlinski!
E Ballard/!
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9:00 WALK IN
HELP- L
Sudkamp!
1:00 iPAD RT-B &
D Monroe!
P Carlson/!
J Behrens!
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9:00 iOS
DEVICES-I
Bonifas 3 of 4!
1:00 WALK IN
HELP B&D
Monroe!
G Burks/!
C Copeland!
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9:00 PRINT SHOP
RT-P Carlson!
1:00 LAPTOP
BASICS 2 of 3 - P
Orlinski!
J Berg/JVandeMeer!
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9:00 BACKUP BE
SAFE-L Hanks!
1:00 - BOARD
MEETING!
No AM Class !
1:00 MAINTENANCE - C
Dilmore!
P Dilmore/C Cupp!
D Tressler/Board!
/P Dilmore!
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9:00 iOS
DEVICES-I
Bonifas 2 of 4!
1:00 AC BASICS 3
of 5 - P Orlinski!
A Townsend/!
L Hanks!
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9:00 iPAD RT-L
HANKS!
1:00 MAC BASICS
4 of 5 - P Orlinski!
J Edmond/!
L Sudkamp!
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9:00 iOS DEVICESI Bonifas 4 of 4!
1:00 iPHONE RT M
Erickson!
9:00 ADDRESS
BOOK/LABELS -C
Dilmore!
1;00 iPAD RT- M
Erickson!
A Townsend/R Blaess! P Dilmore/S Zuehsow!
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9:00 iPAD RT-I
Bonifas!
1:00 LAPTOP
BASICS 3 of 3 - P
Orlinski!
L Sudkamp/!
9:00 iCAL
CALENDER
PROGRAM L
Hanks!
1:00 WALK IN
HELP-I Bonifas!
/L Hanks!
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9:00 SOCIAL-P
Dilmore Come join
us for talk &
Goodies!
1:00 GENEALOGY
SIG-M Shireman !
P Dilmore/!
R Robinson!
Friday
9:00 - WALK IN
HELP- C Dilmore!
1:00 iPAD RT-B &
D Monroe!
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9:00 iOS
DEVICES-I
Bonifas 1 of 4!
1:00 MAC BASICS
2 of 5 - P Orlinski!
A Townsend/!
C Cupp!
Thursday
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9:00 MAC
BEGINNERS RT-I
Bonifas!
1:00 iPAD RTB&D Monroe!
9:00 BACK UP BE
SAFE-C Dilmore!
1:00 5 TIPS FOR
REUNION-M
Shireman!
/D Tressler!
/S Zuehsow!
1:00 MAC BASICS 5
of 5 - P Orlinski!
/J Berg!
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if you have a MAC
Laptop and need
basic help, PREREGISTER for
LAPTOP BASICS
Monday-Thursday in
the Club Room!
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To lear more
about your club
attend our
GENERAL
MEETING See
details below!
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SunMacs
Computer Club is
located in the
Sundial Rec
Center!
Phone #
623-933-5300!
GENERAL MEETING-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 9:00 AM-SUNDIAL WEST HALL
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!Oct. 2014 Class Descriptions

Address Book: This session is a
class on how to best utilize the Label feature of the Mac Address
Book.!
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Back Up – Be Safe : Backing up
data is always important. Learn
how you can do this.!
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Beginner Blues: Find out some
things your need to know to work
your Mac-- for those who don’t like
to read Manuals.!
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Board Meeting: The Board Members meet at this time.!
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Genealogy SIG: This group is for
those who are interested in studying their roots and exchanging
ideas & researching techniques.!
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Hallmark Cards: Hands on class
where you learn to use templates
and make beautiful cards.!
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iCal: iCal is a personal calendar
application that lets you keep track
of appointments, view multiple
calendars at same time, share your
calendar information with others,
and much more.!
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iOS DEVICES 7 • This four (4)
day Class is designed for the iPad
(some of the settings will apply to the
iPhone and the iPod Touch if they are
using iOS7):!
Day One will cover iPad Basics.!
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Day two will cover Working within
the App Store: !
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Day three will cover Working with
iCloud:!
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Day four will cover Working on
Line with Safari and Mail:!
Come & always bring your devices. !
The iOS 7 classes are one hour long for
four (4) days. !
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iPad ONLY Round Table: Come &
bring your iPad. Let’s share what we
know about this tablet. Non-iPad
owners are welcome.!
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iPhone Round Table: Bring your
iPhone and talk with others about
what’s good, bad & ugly. If you don’t
have an iPhone, come & see what it’s
all about.!
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Laptop Mac Basics: Read the description for the regular Mac Basics below.
Three sessions not five.!
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Mac for Basics:

Purpose: (1) To learn the basic functions of the Macintosh computer using
OSX; (2) To provide hands on experiences to practice these functions; and
(3) To promote a desire to learn more
about the many features of the Mac
computer.

You must pre-register for all sessions.
Sign up sheet is in the clubroom. The
classes are one hour long for five sessions.!
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Maintenance: Bring your computer
woes to this session and Colonel will
help you with your problems.!
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Printshop Card Program: This software is used to make and print professional looking greeting cards.!
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RT: RT stands for “Round Table”.
RT’s are discussion groups lead by a
Facilitator in which Club Members
share their knowledge with other
members. A RT about the iPad might
discuss how you would use a Map to
lay out a trip and navigate through a
city; or, an efficient way to search, find
and evaluate a restaurant; or, discover
how to translate/share e-mails with
your Norwegian relatives. It is very
important to realize that a RT is not an
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“instruction event” with an Instructor
who teaches a class. RTs are usually
a small group of about ten people;
if larger, the RT would likely break
up into smaller groups for topical
knowledge sharing. A RT is where
you would probably have your
question answered and you would
most likely answer someone else’s
question.!
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Social: Club members get together,
talk and exchange ideas over coffee
& goodies.!
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System Preferences: System Preferences are used to customize various
aspects of your computer, such as
the desktop. They also can change
how you interact with your computer.!
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Text Edit Review: Take a refresher
look at Text Edit Word Processing, a
very versatile program.!
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Time Machine: This application
automatically saves up-to-date
copies of everything on your Mac —
photos, music, videos, documents,
applications, and settings. If you
ever have the need, you can easily
go back in time to recover anything.!
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Walk In Help: A club member will
be available to help with problems
related to your computer.!
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Word Processing RT: A discussion
of the various word processing programs such as Pages, or Word!
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Classes - Any classes you would
like to have scheduled, please let me
know. Thanks.!
Michael Erickson mikelid@ya-
hoo.com!
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A Mac Tip to Accent Letters!
Press or hold a letter key, and
a little pop-up will appear
with a range of options for
accent marks. Use the arrow
keys to select the accent mark
you want, then press the Return key or the space bar to
type it. The trick works with
vowels and consonants alike,
or just about any character
that could possibly have an
accent mark.

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I know I am slow on learning
somethings, and lots of you
are faster!! But for those of
us who take a little longer
here is a tidbit that I learned
this week.!
Keychain seems to work only
with Safari. I was changing
passwords because of the internet security hacking and
when Keychain came on and
suggested that I let it concoct
a secure password, I let it. It
was for amazon.com. But
when I used the amazon app
to go online the next time
keychain was not there to tell
me what the password was.
So I accessed Amazon
through Safari and then it did
it. So I deleted the Amazon
app and I guess I have to use !
Safari when I want to go to
those sites that I let Keychain
suggest a password for me. I
will download another Amazon
App and see if it will remember
it with Keychain now, but I
have my doubts. I’ll let you
know. YES, it has to be
through Safari. Works for iPads
and iPhones.!
Luanne Hanks!
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Safety Alert!
In reading the digital manual
for my new iPod Touch I noted
the warning about the magnets
in the iPod and the Apple earbuds. It advised to keep these
items at least 6 inches from a
heart pacemaker to avoid interference with the pacemaker.
This warning probably applies
to iPads also. Especially, if you
have the magnetic cover. !
Colonel Dilmore!
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Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7:
black, white, and flat all over.!
http://9to5mac.com/
2013/05/24/jony-ives-newlook-for-ios-7-black-white-andflat-all-over/!
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Sun Mac Club member Rolfe
Blaess writes that there is a free
download called “Apps Gone
Free.” Each day for 24 hours
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they offer six or seven applications that can be downloaded free that day only.
Give it a try!!
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iPad i06 Alert:В The SCO tutor
for iPadВ is an excellent tutorial. В It offers "bite size" chunks
of iPad info with familiar
graphics and clear step-bystep directions. В So in addition
to the Club iOS (iPad/iPhone)
classes, this tutorial is like taking the instructor home with
you. В You can learn at your
own pace and you can
repeatВ lessonsВ in whole, or
part, as many times as you
wish. В This tutorial is free!
В Hard to beat the price! В To
find SCOtutor of iPad, you
just open Safari, type in "SCOtutor for iPad", select it, in a
moment it appears on your
screen, press the play arrow
and you are ready to start
learning!
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The Newsletter of the Apple Macintosh Computer Club of Sun City Arizona!
Apple Macintosh Computer Club of Sun City
Sundial Recreation Center
14801 N 103rd Ave.
Sun City AZ 85351
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October 2014
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U. S. POSTAGE PAID
SUN CITY, AZ
PERMIT NO. 237
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OR CURRENT RESIDENT
Macintosh Computer Club of Sun City
FOR SUNMACS USE ONLY
Treasurer’s Deposit Date:
DUES PAYMENT FORM
Dues are $20.00 per person / $30.00 for 2 persons at the same address
Make Check Payable to: SunMacs • Give payment to Room Monitor OR Mail to: Diane Kilian, 13017 N. 100th Dr., Sun City AZ 85351
Please Check one:
I am a NEW Member
Please circle devices you own:!
I am RENEWING
iMac
iPod
iPad
iPhone
Laptop
Member #1 - Name
Rec. Card No.
Email Address
Member #2 - Name
Rec. Card No.
Email Address
Address !
ZIP
Amount Paid: $
CHECK No.
Area Code - Phone Number
If CASH check box
Monitor’s FULL Name
Emergency Contact (Name & Phone Number)
Payment Received in FULL
Member Initials
Dues are NON-Refundable
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