MLMUG 2015 Meetings

Meetings coordinator: Maria Argüelo
The following is the calendar of meetings for 2015:

Ben Romney Ben Romney iTunes University a Tool for Life Long Learning:
An educational resource anytime/anywhere on your compute, tablet or smartphone and it’s all free. Learn how to utilize this rich resource for learning. iTunes University has more than 800,000 free courses, lectures, videos, films, and other resources from more than 1000 universities around the world. There are featured sections for courses about Shakespeare, ethics, playwriting, American history, algorithms, foreign languages, and animal physiology. Pretty much anything you’d find in a college course catalog shows up on iTunes U. Ben Romney is an attorney practicing Elder Family and Estates Law. Ben began his career in the technology field as a systems engineer with a time-share company providing services to the U.S. Congress and Federal Agencies. He later worked as a Systems Integration Manager managing a team for a Washington DC software firm providing U.S. Attorney’s offices throughout the country with customized case tracking software and training. As a systems analyst for NCR he performed systems needs analysis and designed customer inventory management software for manufacturing companies in the northeast. Ben also served as the district manager for the WordPerfect Mid-Atlantic region and later Director of the Novell Philadelphia office. Ben also participates as a co-leader of several local Apple User Groups and is Chair of MLMUG’s OS SIG.
January 10
Bill Achuff Bill Achuff Lightroom Long-time member, Bill Achuff is extremely proficient with photo editing applications—some of which you've probably never heard of nor will you have occasion to use, but Bill spends roughly 80-90 percent of his time cataloging, editing, and posting his photos from Adobe Lightroom. With Apple's decision to cease development of Aperture—a program similar to Lightroom in many ways, and with many Mac users finding iPhoto a bit too lightweight for their needs and not cross-platform, along with Adobe's decision to make Lightroom available along with a subscription to Adobe's CC, Lightroom has become very popular.Bill will give us an overview of Lightroom's capabilities and then show us the basics of two program modules—Library and Develop, the only two which most of us will have occasion to use. Covering just those two modules will fill the time allotted.
Bill is an honorary member of dozens of user groups, including MLMUG. At its peak, User Group Alliance which Bill founded in 1990 had membership exceeding 1800 user groups, including the largest and the smallest. Bill occasionally wrote for several Mac magazines, including Digital Photographer, Mac Today, Mac Design, Layers, and Photoshop User.
February 14
Sue Czarnecki Sue Czarnecki Inside the Tin Man’s Heart
"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others"
― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

​We love our Macs, because they are insanely great! Macs are incredibly reliable, real workhorses, and run like a charm. But not always; sometimes they may need a new battery or a larger hard drive. Or they may seem slow; maybe more memory would help. How about those prehistoric Macs still lurking in some dark and dusty corner of your basement? Wouldn’t it be fun to get them working again?

​Well, follow, follow, Lancaster Avenue to March’s MLMUG meeting. We will open the computer and take a good look at the very heart of the Mac. Learn how to replace your hard drive, set the jumpers, and add additional ones. We will show you how to test and change the battery, replace the power supply, and add more memory. You will learn how to reset the logic board and swap video cards. Sick Mac? There are some procedures you can perform to diagnose problems, and so get your Mac back on the road to recovery.

​Curious? Our MLMUG meeting is not far from home, just a short trip over the rainbow. With great hearts and minds and with steadfast courage, several MLMUG members will guide you along the wonderful road of Mac upgrades and simple repairs.

Susan is a big fan of Apple computers, vice president of MLMUG and a former president of MUD. Her first Mac was an SE30. It worked faithfully for over 20 years! With a full stable of PPC and Intel Macs at home for her family, Susan’s favorite Mac is her trusty iBook.

​Susan is a molecular biologist, cardiovascular researcher and a summer stargazer.
March 14
Marc Adler Marc Adler Zero to 60 with FileMaker Pro 13 and FileMaker Go 13 for iOS
A review of FileMaker as a platform and where it might be a good fit for an organization and what its capabilities are. We will also take two spreadsheets and with them, build an application on the Mac and share it with an iPad.

Marc Adler is VP of Application Development for IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. Marc has been working with FileMaker Pro for almost 20 years and has been a developer, project manager and now manages a team of FileMaker developers who consult in the Philadelphia area and around the country.
April 11
Michael Inskeep Michael Inskeep Make Your Mac More Secure
As most people are aware, attacks on computers have become dramatically more sophisticated in the last several years. Mike will review security vulnerabilities of Macs and suggest simple steps that users can take to protect themselves against attack. These strategies are based on reports of current and emerging threats, his familiarity with the security features of Apple products and his practical experience helping users, both naive and experienced. His presentation will be aimed at people using a Mac for personal purposes both at home and on the road.
Mike Inskeep has been supporting Macintosh computers and other Apple products for 26 years: as a Microcomputer Support Specialist and then Director of Microcomputing for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences; as Technology Coordinator/Teacher for Friends School Haverford; and since 1999 through his independent consulting business, Gentle Computer Helpers.

Mike's Presentation charts (pdf- 72 pages - 1.7 MB) Here

The meeting minutes which include a discussion of Mike's material are (pdf- 4 pages - 49 KB) Here

An audio recording of Mike's presentation is available for download (mov- 01:35:58 - 34.3 MB) Here
May 9
Picnic Fourteenth Annual MLMUG Picnic-in-the-Park
Where: Valley Creek Park, Route 29, East Whiteland
When: Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12 Noon - 4 PM (No Raindate)
All members and their families are welcome.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls and condiments will be provided by the MLMUG. All other food and beverages will be brought by attendees.

We'll need: snacks, salads (green and main dish), desserts and beverages (canned sodas, juice, iced tea, bottled water).

No alcoholic beverages in the park!Pets are OK, but must be leashed and cleaned-up after.

It's important that we have accurate numbers, so please RSVP to Gail Montgomery by Tuesday, June 9

June 13

July Summer Break -- No Talks

August Meeting Specials at Ludington Library - Bryn Mawr - 6 pm to 8:30 pm

August 4, Tuesday Apple's Dave Marra on:
iBooks Textbooks, iBooks Author, and iTunes U The Next Chapter in Learning: Discover how iPad is changing the learning landscape with iBooks Textbooks for iPad, iBooks Author, and iTunes U.

First, with iBooks on iPad, we'll experience an entirely new kind of digital textbook that's dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. Next, we'll explore iBooks Author, a free app to create and publish amazing Multi-Touch textbooks for iPad. Finally, we'll learn about iTunes U, to design and distribute complete courses for iPad, featuring audio, video, books, and other educational content.

About the presenter: As a Senior Systems Engineer for Apple, Dave Marra has conducted thousands of technology presentations, keynote addresses and workshops for schools, Mac and PC user groups, businesses and other professional organizations across the United States and Canada. Certified as both an Apple Technical Coordinator and an Apple Systems Administrator, Dave's specialty areas include digital multimedia, Internet technologies, accessibility and Mac/PC integration.

August 25, Tuesday Maria O. Argüello and Bob Barton on:
Lecture sessions on Basics and E-books on the iPad.

Part I ~ iPad Basics

Learn how to use your iPad in this class. You will be introduced to the basics. Topics covered will include: Find out what all those icons are for; How to move around your iPad, Buy Apps, Access and browse the Internet; Send and receive e-mails; Add someone to your contacts and more! This class will be taught in a lecture format; participants are asked to bring their own iPads to class to get the most from the lessons.

About the presenter
Maria O. Arguello has been using Apple products since 1984. She is the president of the Main Line Macintosh Users Group (MLMUG). She gives classes on Apple hardware and software as a hobby. Maria's career was in science education. She worked in several school districts in the USA as well as in China and Nicaragua.

Part II ~ Book Reading Apps

An overview of iPad book reading applications including Kindle, iBooks, and library book apps; Overdrive, OneClickDigital and Hoopla.

About the presenter
Bob Barton has been a member of MLMUG since 1989. He coordinates the Newer Users Special Interest Group, is deputy Webmaster and has served several tours as Treasurer. In addition to his interest in Apple hardware and software applications, Bob is retired from an engineering career and volunteers at the hospital, the library and the fire company in Bryn Mawr.

Michelle Barton

Mark Wassmansdorf

Fiona Keyes
MLMUG UniversitySeptember 12

The MLMUG Meeting for Saturday, September 12, 2015 will be at the Keller-Williams Realty, Devon Square building 2, Suite 125, 744 W. Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA. We will be in the training room. There is ample free on-site parking.

Schedule times are approximate

  • 9:00 to 9:50 a.m. Workshop I - Hands-on interactive workshop with Michelle Barton. (Bring your iPad)
  • 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. Workshop II - The Making of a Keynote Presentation with Mark Wassmansdorf
  • 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. Workshop III - iPhoneography with Fiona Keyes - Stunning photos with the iPhone

11:50 a.m. to Noon Raffle of books authored by Bob LeVitus and dismissal.

Lunch at (to be determined)

Please note: meeting will take place at the Keller-Williams Realty office at 744 W. Lancaster Ave in Wayne, Devon 2 Building - Suite 125.

Go to for a map.
The meeting will comprise of the three Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
  • 9:00 a.m. Newer Users- We cover the most basic questions you may have about your Mac/iDevices and how to use them.
  • 10:00 a.m. Multimedia - We discuss using your Mac/iDevices and applications for photo, video, audio, and print media.
  • 11:00 a.m. OS - We go beyond basics to discuss Apple’s current operating systems, using your Macs & iDevices, & various applications, & have Q&A.
October 10
Bob LeVitus  Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus "The State of the Mac and iOS Devices."
Bob LeVitus, aka Dr. Mac, has been writing about Apple technology for over twenty five years. He’s written or co-written more than 65 popular computer books, with over two million copies sold worldwide. His most recent titles include: OS X Yosemite for Dummies, iPhone for Dummies, 8th Edition, iPad For Dummies and iPad mini For Dummies all for Wiley Publishing. For over 15 years Bob has been the Apple technology columnist for the Houston Chronicle, penning the Dr. Mac column on Tuesdays in print and Wednesdays on the Web.
This is Dr. Mac's 14th visit to MLMUG. The meeting will be at Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr.
For the latest information on Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus or the services he offers, please visit

Lunch will be at Tango at 39 Morris Ave in Bryn Mawr. 
November 14
The December meeting will have the three MLMUG Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

We were unable to have the three SIG program in October due to facility problems so we are doing it this month at Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr.
Please scroll up to the October information to see what will happen.

Lunch will be at Bertucci's at 761-763 Lancaster Ave in Bryn Mawr.

December 12