This Month's General Meeting:

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Apple Photos vs. Google Photos - RAID - Hard Drives & Maintenance Software - Recent Mac Malware

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Come join us at our August meeting where we will feature the following presentations:

We'll have an in-depth comparison of Apple Photos vs. Google Photos. Bruce Mittelman and George Ajjan will demonstrate both applications and services and talk about their similarities, differences, and everything else you need to know about hosting your photos in the cloud.

Bob Helmond will give a demonstration of how to set up a RAID on your Mac computer. A RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is two or more drives configured to share or duplicate data. Come learn how using RAID can protect your data as well as increase system performance through improved read and write times.

Louis Perez will give a discussion on the best hard drives for various use cases and the maintenance software you need to know about to keep your hard drives functioning correctly.

Jerry Glacken will give a quick overview of the latest OS X vulnerabilities, namely the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege escalation vulnerability and the Thunderstrike 2 firware worm.

Plus we'll discuss all of the latest Apple news and have our "Question & Answer" session where our experts will try to solve your problems.

As always, a meeting you won't want to miss! Hope to see you all there!


General Information:

The New Jersey Macintosh Users Group (NJMUG) is a computer club which focuses on all things Apple. Whether you use a Macintosh computer, Apple iPod, Apple iPad, or Apple iPhone our meetings will allow you an opportunity to learn as well as share your experience with other like-minded individuals. NJMUG currently has approximately 45 members whose knowledge ranges from beginner to expert.

Members of the general public who are considering membership in NJMUG may attend two general meetings as NJMUG guests; otherwise, meetings are open to members only. Membership in NJMUG is $30.00 per year and entitles you to attend monthly meetings as well as the numerous other member benefits.


Meeting Time and Location:

NJMUG general monthly meetings occur on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:45 p.m. From 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. we have our "Question and Answer" session, discuss the latest Apple news, and talk about general Macintosh, iPad, iPhone and iPod technology. The main presentations begin at 8:00 p.m.

NJMUG holds its monthly meetings at the Allwood Branch of the Clifton Library. Our meeting room is at the back of the library right against the parking lot. (Get Directions)


Wireless Internet Access:

We offer wireless Internet access at our meeting location. Members are able to bring their laptops or other wireless devices and obtain Internet access during our monthly meetings.


Future Meeting Dates:

NJMUG general monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Meeting agendas will be posted on the website approximately 2 weeks prior to the meeting date. Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

2015 General Meeting Dates:
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15
2016 General Meeting Dates:
  • January 19
  • February 23

Past Meetings:

Past meeting agendas along with public distribution files are available on our meeting archive page. Monthly member-only distribution files are available for download in the members section.

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Founded in 1984, NJMUG is the Garden State's flagship Macintosh Users Group with members throughout New Jersey. Our community of members are dedicated to sharing their knowledge, insights and experience on the Macintosh computer platform.

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