This Month's General Meeting:

Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yosemite - Onyx - Grip&Shoot - Top 50 Gadgets of 2014

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Once again the holiday season is upon us, and that can only mean one thing...NJMUG will be holding its annual holiday meeting and party where we'll eat, drink, mingle, share, problem solve and just have our usual great time! Plus we'll have some goodies to raffle off to those of you who have been good little boys and girls this year! Also, we're bringing back the "Swap and Shop" again this year, so bring any unwanted items - tech related or not - to the meeting to swap or give away to others who may have a use for them.

Bruce Mittelman will give a demonstration of the new features in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Yosemite is Apple's new computer operating system and features a redesigned interface as well as useful new features such as Handoff, Continuity, AirDrop with iOS, iCloud Drive, a revamped Notification Center, and much, much more. Bruce will also show the iPhone Microscope camera adapter which allows you to take highly magnified images of almost anything.

Jerry Glacken will talk about how to use the Onyx system maintenance and optimization application. Onyx is a multifunctional utility that allows you to verify startup disks and the structure of System files, to run various system maintenance tasks, to delete caches, and configure hidden parameters for the Finder, Spotlight, Dock and other Apple applications.

Jerry Gherardi will give a brief demonstration of the Grip&Shoot smartphone holder. The Grip&Shoot is a handle attachment for your iPhone that solves the problem of shaky video and fatigue when shooting videos. It gives the user one-handed control of camera operations - zoom in/out, start/stop recording, and snapping a photo.

Louis Perez will give another installment in his "Magical Mystery Tour of the Web" series. This month's tour will showcase the "Top 50 Gadgets of 2014".

We look forward to seeing everyone 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)

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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:
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19

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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