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Posts that appeared on the main page earlier this year or in previous years, going back to January 2018. Click the year below to access.

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Meetings were held in January and February, but not posted here. Apologies from the webmaster!

3/22/22 Members Meeting

New Apple Hardware

Tuesday, March 22 — In-Person/Webex

Help Session: 6-6:30pm • Discussion: 6:30-8pm

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST., WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Webex link will be in your newsletter

Join us Tuesday, March 22 at Dunham Library in Whitesboro or on Webex as we delve into the product announcements from Apple's recent event. Group Vice President Peter Chien will be sharing info about the iPhone SE, new iPad Air and iPhone 13 Pro (in green). Paul Franz will be telling us about the new Apple Mac Studio and new Studio Display. Just a note for those of us attending in person, the library is requiring masks to be worn at all times. We'll also be helping people setup Discord on their devices so everyone can get familiar with the Discord environment before we make the transition from UAUG Talk.

DUES - Cynthia will be sending out invoices for the upcoming year soon so be on the lookout.

See you Tuesday!


4/26/22 Members Meeting

Personal Information Security

Tuesday, April 26 — In-Person/Webex

Help Session: 6-6:30pm • Discussion: 6:30-8pm

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST., WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Webex link will be in your newsletter

Director at Large Paul Franz will present information about keeping your personal information secure in the digital world. Meeting details and Webex link forthcoming.

DUES - Cynthia will be sending out invoices for the upcoming year soon so be on the lookout.

. . . forgot to do updates for our meetings from May, June, and August ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

9/27/22 Members Meeting

Genealogy—Finding Your Anscestors

Tuesday, September 27 — In-Person/Webex

Help Session: 6-6:30pm • Discussion: 6:30-8pm

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST., WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Webex link will be in your newsletter

Group treasurer Cynthia Long will relate how she uses Family Treemaker, Ancestry.com, and other resources to research and discover her ancestors. If you have questions about using your Mac or other Apple devices to help with your genealogy quest, we'd love to hear from you ahead of the meeting. Members can post their questions on the UAUG Discord server in the #suggestions channel. The September meeting will be the last hybrid meeting using Webex--we will switch to Discord going forward. If you aren't on Discord yet, or have questions about becoming a UAUG member, email us at the following for assistance:

10/25/22 Members Meeting

Demystifying Apple Messages & Apple News Roundup

Tuesday, October 25 — In-Person/Discord

Help Session: 6-6:30pm • Discussion: 6:30-8pm

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST., WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Discord link will be in your newsletter

Group president Dan Herrmann and VP Peter Chien will review the ins and outs of Apple's texting app, Messages (spoiler: it does more than just text!).

Also, we'll review the highlights from Apple's fall product announcements, including the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8 and SE, new generation iPad Air, new Air Pods Pro, updated MacBook Pro, the steady move toward USB-C and more.

If you have questions you'd like answered about any of the above, we'd love to hear from you ahead of the meeting. Members can post their questions on the UAUG Discord server in the #suggestions channel. (And, in case you missed it, starting this month, we're discontinuing use of Webex and adopting Discord as our platform for joining the meetings online). If you are a member and aren't on Discord yet, or have questions about becoming a UAUG member, email us at the following for assistance:

11/22/22 Members Meeting

Holiday Buyer's Guide

Tuesday, November 22 — In-Person/Discord

Help Session: 6-6:30pm • Discussion: 6:30-8pm

DUNHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY, 76 MAIN ST., WHITESBORO, NY 13492

Discord link will be in your newsletter

It's that time of year again! As it gets closer to Christmas we see a number of special offers and incentives for products we would like to give as gifts or buy for ourselves. Every year we try to help you make informed decisions when it comes to making purchases of computers and mobile devices. If you're considering making such a purchase then bring all of your questions to the meeting with you.

Here some things you might be thinking about:

1. Is this the right time to purchase a new computer, tablet, phone, or peripheral?

2. What do I want to use a new device for?

3. Are there new features in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, AppleTV or HomeKit that make now a good time to upgrade or buy new?

4. How much memory do I need in a new device?

We're also making decisions about the prizes for this year's Holiday Party, so we'll be looking for your input about the types of things you would like to win. Be ready to offer up your suggestions!

If you have questions you'd like answered about any of the above, we'd love to hear from you ahead of the meeting. Members can post their questions or suggestions on the UAUG Discord server in the #suggestions channel.

Speaking of Discord, hopefully you've heard by now that we've discontinued use of Webex and started using Discord as our platform for online member discussions and for joining the meetings remotely. If you are a member and aren't on Discord yet, or have questions about becoming a UAUG member, email us at the address below for assistance.