Welcome to the Lincoln Hills Apple User Group 

 

"We Take Care of All Things Apple"

For Member Support Call  916-668-0684

Support is available from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday

Ventura, the newest operating for the Mac, has been released. DO NOT download and install Ventura until the Support Team have had a chance to review the changes and identify any potential problems. We will notify you as soon as it is safe to install Mac OS Ventura.

DUES ARE DUE!

It's that time of the year again!  Dues are due and payable now. CLICK HERE to download the Member Application Form and send it and your dues to Bonnie Esker, 934 Gold Nugget Circle, Lincoln, CA. 95648.  Note:  you can always pay your dues at an Open Lab or at a seminar. 

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If you have an iPhone or iPad and it is operating on iOS 16 please CLICK HERE to read an important article on battery drain.

CLICK HERE to read the Cider Press.  The newest addition to the website!  It's fun, informative, and colorful.  It has the latest Tips and Tricks as well as a lot of links for further information

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the availability of our volunteers, in-home support will be limited.  The Help Line continues to be available; however, support for issues that require a home visit, such as setting up new devices and printers, will be limited.  Open Labs (held at Orchard Creek) will continue to be available.  See the website calendar for Open Lab dates.

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Have you gotten a new Apple product recently?  See below in "Other Things of Interest" for ways to donate your old devices to those in need.

Please read our PRIVACY WARNING about Amazon’s Alexa and Ring devices.

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Thursday, January 5th, Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall: by Ken Spencer (subject to be announced)

Ask the Tech – 6:45PM followed by program at 7:00PM

 

Tuesday, January 10th, Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall: by Nina Mazzo “Exploring the Mac’s Dock” The Dock is a convenient place to access apps you are likely to use each day. Nina will take a closer look at those that come with the Mac. As this is the general meeting there will be prizes.

Ask the Tech – 6:30PM followed by program at 7:00PM

Monday, January 23rd, Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall: by Andy Petro “iOS 16 New Features and Other Good Stuff”. Managing photos, editing sent Messages, undo emails that have been sent, manage Wi-fi passwords and other good stuff.

Ask the Tech – 10:15AM followed by program at 10:30AM

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iOS 16 and Medications by Ken Silverman

Tuesday, November 8

Ken Silverman discussed “Medications on Your iPhone using iOS16”. Apple with iOS16 has added a new medication management feature to its Health app with a section called ‘Medications’. Now you can add new medications, make lists and even save the shape and color. These and other important functions dealing with medications were shown.

CLICK HERE for the handout for this presentation.

 

CLICK HERE for the video of this presentation.

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Being On Guard to Increasing Fraud Attacks by Bill Smith

Seniors are prime targets for fraud, and attackers are continually changing their methods. We need to be On Guard. Fortunately, iPhones and Macs have many features to help us build our defenses. Bill Smith showed some of the traps that he has identified and protected against. He shared specific methods to help you improve your awareness and defenses against fraud. 

 

CLICK HERE for handouts for this presentation.

CLICK HERE for the video of this presentation

November 3

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Addressing Holiday Cards by Ken Spencer

Ken Spencer presented Contacts and Holiday Greetings. Get ready for your Holiday cards. Wrangle the addresses in your Contacts and build a Holiday Card in both regular and digital versions.

CLICK HERE for the video of this presentation.

October 24

 

Other Things of Interest

Woz in 2004

Did you know that in 2004, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak came to Lincoln Hills to speak to our user group? The club opened the presentation to all SCLH residents, and there were about 500 in attendance in the ballroom. The event was arranged by Ken Silverman, who knew Woz through his role as one of the founders of the first Apple user group, the San Francisco Apple Core. For a video of Woz's talk, which is about an hour and 20 minutes, CLICK HERE.

 

Should you upgrade to macOS Ventura?

 

Ventura, the newest operating for the Mac, has been released. DO NOT download and install Ventura until the Support Team have had a chance to review the changes and identify any potential problems. We will notify you as soon as it is safe to install Mac OS Ventura.

IF you are considering installing macOS Big Sur or macOS Monterey,

As always, Backup, Backup, BACKUP before you upgrade.

 

 

LHAUG Privacy Notice and Disclaimer

For important information about LHAUG seminars, see the LHAUG Privacy Notice and the LHAUG Disclaimer.

 

How to clean your Apple products 

 

Click Here for Apple's recommendations and guidelines for cleaning your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, display, or peripheral device.  

Beware of Scams

Apple, Banks, Law Enforcement, the IRS, etc., will NEVER EMAIL OR CALL you and ask for money OR ask you to send Gift Cards. THESE ARE SCAMS.  HANG UP/DON'T RESPOND TO AN EMAIL!         Click Here for a list of current scams.

Videos on How to Use Zoom

 

For video instructions on how to install and use Zoom on your Mac and/or iPad, go to the Video tab and click on the correct video.

Are you thinking about upgrading to a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Mac Mini, or Apple laptop?

Do you have any old Apple products just sitting forgotten somewhere? Please consider giving them to others who are less fortunate than ourselves. The LHAUG support techs will handle all the details - take your old equipment, completely erase all the data and info and pass them along to others who need them. Click Here for the details on this easy process.

Useful External Links

Apple Support 

Apple Support Videos on YouTube

iMore - Information Site

MacMost - Information and Tutorials