SVMUG Monthly Meeting Dec 21, 2020 - Bryan Chaffin - MacObserver punditry


Hello svmug members & friends!

The next virtual meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 7:00PM Pacific Time. As always, our meetings are open to the public and free to attend.

MEETING TOPIC & DESCRIPTION:  Commentary by Bryan Chaffin - MacObserver

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Bryan Chaffin is the cofounder of The Mac Observer and currently serves as Afternoon Editor. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat magazines, and co-authored the last two updates of iPad and iPad Pro for Dummies with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus and Ed Baig. You can find out more about Bryan at his personal site, GeekTells.



7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News

7:30 PM - Presentation: Bryan Chaffin

8:30 PM - Q&A, with questions live!

8:45 PM - Raffle and end of meeting


Dec 15 — Yahoo Groups closes down! Be sure to subscribe to svmug’s Google Group! (see below)

Dec 21 — Bryan Chaffin - MacObserver punditry


NOTE: For Jan & Feb 2021, we will continue to meet VIRTUALLY on the 3rd Monday of the month. In the past, we met on the 4th Monday during Jan & Feb due to Holiday consideration of our physical meeting place.

Jan 18 — Topic TBD                

Feb 15 — Topic TBD


MEETING LOCATION INFO: Virtual Meeting Place:  Online via WebEx

This meeting will be held via WebEx. Registration details will automatically be sent to the existing svmug mailing list. The registration mailing will be repeated on the Monday prior to each monthly meeting.

Use this link to join the meeting, 7 PM, third Monday of the month:

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You can join the meeting by using either a web browser or the WebEx client for Mac, iPhone, iPad, PC, or Android. You may wish to join using the meeting link a few minutes before the meeting so that you can download the browser plugins or the standalone WebEx Client, if necessary. The WebEx client is available from the site for Mac and in the Apple App Store for iOS devices.

The email you will receive will also contain information about joining the meeting with just a telephone, for audio-only participation, or using a dedicated Cisco video system, if you have access to such.


Not on the SVMUG mail list yet?

TO SUBSCRIBE to the NEW mailing list, send an email to this address:

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NOTE: Please install the WebEx Meeting application prior to the meeting.

HOW TO JOIN OUR MEETING: You can find information on joining the meeting using the HELP menu of the svmug website.

Meeting information along with any subsequent updates will be found here:

QUESTIONS (Tech questions? Other?)

Do you have QUESTIONS for the Q&A session held during meetings? Please submit them in advance via this form:



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MAIL LIST (Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Send email):

We are moving from the soon-to-close yahoo groups and going to google groups. If you have been a member of yahoo groups and want to continue to receive svmug emails, then you will need to subscribe to the svmug google group. Yahoo groups are going to be closed down by Yahoo on Dec 15, 2020.


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It can be a blank email as content does not matter.


Once you join svmug’s google group, you can send an email to from the email that you used to subscribe.


Keep in mind that when someone posts to the group and you want to reply to that person, if you just hit “REPLY” it will go to the whole group! If you want to reply to one person then make sure you COPY & PASTE that person’s email into your reply email and remove the group email address.


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LOCAL APPLE/MAC USER GROUPS (some are more active than others):

Silicon Valley Mac User Group, at

Diablo Valley Mac User Group, at

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at 

Planet Mac User Group, at