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August 20, 2022 - Free Conference Call usage, extending Wi-Fi Range, updating operatings systems on computers that Apple says will not run it, M1 now or wait for M2, Office use and alternatives, imaging software altrnatives, SSD replace on an iMac, and Thunderbird addressing issue

July 16, 2022 - Cleaning solutions for tech, New Apple secuity announcements, Online meeting options, and battery use in listening devices

June 18, 2022 - Bluetooth connections, WWDC review, updating macOS, hybrid meeting, and new Apple hardware and software

May 21, 2022 - New attendees, Music/iTunes playlist issues, hybrid meetings, adapters for data transfer, Vermont Mac User Group history, new computer purchases, and deleting files from root accounts on external drives.

April 16, 2022 - Troubleshooting external hard drive issues, issues with ejecting optical media from internal drives, resetting the SMC on Intel Macs and M1 Macs, and Apple World User Group University meeting report.

March 19, 2022 - More on external optical drives, available internet services and speeds, device security, and the effects of chip shortages, especially in vehicle production

February 19, 2022 - Optical drives for computers that do not have one installed, internet options, SSDs, right lights, online courses on the cheap, syncing iphone to to computer for podcats, and the different interfaces to vehicles

Jaunuary 15, 2022 - Since there were a lack of minutes from the meeting, I inluded some iteems that might be interesting to the members, using Preview instead of Adobe Reader and creating a collage from Pages and Keynote, which every Mac user should have on their computers.

December 18, 2021 - Spam phone and email, versions of macOS, Mac updates, iCloud woes, and personal audio devices.

November 20, 2021 - iCloud connection, using the finder side bar, Apple's change in the Right to Repair policy, saving screenshots to location other than the desktop, and keyboard shortcuts

October 16, 2021 - Resetting the SMC, Android to iPhone transfer, Reference books, backups, iWork, MS, and Libre Office comparisons, new Apple announcment, and internet speeds.

September 18, 2021 - cPort adapters, power adapters for cPort equipped computers, streaming services, and a SD adapter for older computers with SD card slots

August 21, 2021 - Generators, EtreCheck, Replacing TV with streaming, and lower phone costs.

July 17, 2021 - Smart speakers, a mini amplifier, Montery Beta experience, and electric devices for the home and yard.

June 21, 2021 - Climate, Big Sur issues, the importance of security updates, computers and home insurance, and Bruce reports on his past computer issues and what was finally done to resolve them.

May 15, 2021 - Time Machine, urgernt updates, using Microsoft Teams without the Teams application, ransomware, and Youtube ads.

April 17, 2021 - Additional utilities still needed?, Find My, Everweb, iPhone purchasing, Big Sur experiences, Airpod replacements under warranty, and Hostagtor.

March 20, 2021 - SSD for install in an iMac, Zoom backgrounds and special effects, Big Sur issues, and controlling remote computers.

Febtruary 20, 2021 - Battery condition, Airpod and Airpod Pro use with the Mac, and the Silver Sparrow malware.

January 16, 2021 - Vitaman D, social media use, value and viability of updating to Big Sur,and continued woes with an iMac using Catalina.

December 19, 2020 - email attachements size work arounds, phishing and email scams, the NEK broadband initiative, browser extensions, and use of headsets.

November 21, 2020 - Issues with Catalina on an iMac, older versions of Office, handling eWaste, dealing with Seasonal Effective Disorder, and what information Apple is geeting from your devices.

July, August, and September 2020 Meeting Reports

April 18, 2020 - First Zoom meeting, remote access to another computer, dealing with a failed drive in a time capsule, and COVID19 discussion

February 15, 2020 - Scanner software and getting large files to people

December 21, 2019 - macOS X Catalina overview, Flash issues, Adobe Reader issues, and malware removal

November 16, 2019 - Old computers, preview of Catalina, and iTunes/App Store issues

March 16, 2019 - Blockers for web browsers and favorite apps

December 15, 2018 - Email, Technolgy and manufacturing, and the future of NVMUG meetings

September 15, 2018 - Repair after the warranty is over, Office asking for serial number, upgrading an iMac with an SSD, and just a slight touch about Mojave

Report on one person's experience in recovering from a kernel panic.

March 17, 2018 - Cables, adapter, software subscriptions, new computer?, and USB flash drive issues

January 20, 2018 - Recovering data, swapping drives, and dealing with a kernel panic.

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