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Welcome to MLMUG, Paoli, PA

Click here for Moe Comeau's memorial

In lieu of a meeting, we will have a MLMUG 25th Anniversary Dinner on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

The dinner will be at Trattoria San Nicola in Paoli, with a fixed menu, and is only $30 per person (payable to MLMUG).

For information and to sign-up for the dinner and get directions, please visit whoscoming link

Coming soon - our September Meeting

September 13, 2014
Music, the Universal and Personal Medium
Presented by member John Krause

John's presentation will cover how sound and music have come to us in the past, how they are in the present, and perhaps what they will be in the future. The computer, Apple or otherwise, is the home of the current video and sound system. Techniques and available services will make for smooth transition from your desktop to your ears.

You will learn how to spend your dollars wisely for future enjoyment. John's agenda is:

1. History of Recorded Sound and Music: From 1901 and RCA wax blanks to record sound to today with CD, DVD and music files stored on Hard drives, iPods, iPads, etc.

2. Equipment: phonos, amplifiers, CD players, DVD players, iPods, headphones, loudspeakers etc.

3. Storage and retrieval: External Hard Drives, Mac minis, Music servers, Sonos, Soolos etc

4. Streaming: Airport express, Small radio transmitters, Proprietary systems

5. iTunes: methods of compression, selection of songs, playlists etc

6. Classes of Amplification, Speaker selections, Bluetooth, Wireless, Creation of a system, what goes in and how does one select and choose?

7. Demonstration of a total system for under $100

John Krause John tells us:

I am a retired physician living in Bala Cynwyd, PA. I grew up in New York and attended college and medical school there. I practiced general surgery and plastic surgery for 35 years in Cherry Hill, NJ.

I retired in 2005 and moved across the river to be closer to my children and grandchildren(Bala, Gladwyne and Ambler, PA). I have always been interested in Music and Sound reproduction. I have a large collection of LP's and CD's. My areas of interest are Classical, Opera and Jazz.

I have been married to Irene Krause for 18 years and we just celebrated that anniversary.

Recently happened - Our July Meeting
July 12, 2014
MLMUG University
Presented by MLMUG members

3 parallel workshops were presented twice

Adam Rice - Power User Tools and Tips
Adam's notes are here
[NEW] In addition to the notes, a 48:05 minute iPad video of Adam's 2nd presentation is at here

Stan Horwitz - iTunes Match and syncing mobile devices with Macs and iCloud
Stan's refers to Apple notes here

Mark Bazrod - Evernote
Mark's notes (pdf 1.3 MB) are here

Our June Picnic
June 14, 2014
Presented by MLMUG members

The annual picnic was held in the pavilion at Valley Creek Park
in Malvern, PA on June 14, 2014 from Noon to 4 PM.

Click on the "Meeting Photos" link at the left for pictures.

Our May Meeting
May 10, 2014
Dr. Mac Presents: This, That, and The Other - 2014 Edition
Presented by Bob LeVitus

Photo by Wolfgang Gunther

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus presented to MLMUG during his 2014 Mid-Atlantic Tour. Mr. LeVitus is considered one of the world's leading authorities on Mac OS X. He is a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and total Mac Geek. He has written over 60 books on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and more.

Some of the topics he covered include:
- Products that are awesome
- Things that are not awesome
- Demos of cool stuff
- Apps
- And more...

There was a free raffle and visitors were welcomed.

Elgato @ MLMUG
In addition to the Mr. LeVitus' presentation, Tuan Vu from Elgato Systems answered questions about their products. He also donated the following items which were included in the free raffle:

- Two Elgato Video Capture
- Four Elgato Smart Key

MLMUG wishes to thank Elgato Systems for their generosity.

Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac", has been considered one of the world's leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS for over twenty-five years. A prolific author, LeVitus has written or co-written more than 65 popular computer books, with millions of copies sold worldwide more than a dozen languages. His recent titles include: iPad For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, Mac OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies, and Microsoft Office 2011 For Mac For Dummies, all for Wiley Publishing.
LeVitus has been the Apple technology columnist for the Houston Chronicle, penning the Dr. Mac column on Tuesdays in print and Wednesdays on the Web.
LeVitus also writes regularly for the Mac Observer and other publications. His hobbies include playing guitar with the infamous Macworld All-Star Band, engineering audio recordings (mostly of classic rock songs), and budget filmmaking.
LeVitus also has a Macintosh computing consultancy that offers expert technical help, training, and pre-purchase advice to Mac users via phone, e-mail, and/or Internet-enabled remote control software.

For the latest information on Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus or the services he offers, please visit

Look-ahead to Future Meetings :

The MLMUG Annual Picnic

Date Topic Presenter
Sept 13, 2014 Universal and Personal Medium — Music John Krause
Oct 11, 2014 Security Joe Myshko
Nov 8, 2014 Apple News Steve Zalot - Apple
Dec 13, 2014 Potluck Brunch, Flea Market & Elections

       Longtime MLMUG member "Moe" Comeau is missed.
Moe was in the group that started MLMUG in 1989 and served in many capacities including Past President, Recording Secretary, Webmaster, Raffle runner, Vendor Liaison, photographer, picnic chef, muffin baker and Curmudgeon. Moe was always willing to pitch in and will be missed by all in MLMUG.
October 24, 1947 - January 25, 2014
View Obituary
View Apple User Groups article
See Maria's photo memory book v2 pdf (3.8 MB)

Without you,
MLMUG would not exist.

View Sally Bazrod's In Memorial

View Moe Comeau's Tribute to Steve

MLMUG meets on 2nd Saturdays of each month from 9 am - noon, in Paoli, PA.
The meeting agenda is here.
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Please note, that photos are taken and published at all our meetings. Any
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What is here, at

  • Steve Evans has built a portal to the videos he has posted of our meeting presentations here new link.
  • Read the on-line columns from our Newsletter, MLMUG Journal
  • Read the SW/HW/Game Reviews written by MLMUG members.
    Read the Book Reviews written by MLMUG members.
    Read all about how to get FREE stuff by writing reviews.
  • Checkout all the MLMUG Members-of-the-Month
  • Download current and past Newsletters, in Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). [Get Adobe's FREE Acrobat Reader here.]
  • The sudden death of MLMUG member Mark Corchin left us in shock. Mark contributed so much to the group. We have assembled a tribute to his memory here.
  • Check out this link to MLMUG's own Poster Girl.
    Past President Maria as a 4-year-old March of Dimes Poster Child! Enjoy!
  • Read MLMUG's Bylaws.
  • MLMUG's shareware page has been overcome by the Internet. But this link will take you to a page of links for shareware and other resources.

For Members Only, you can:

  • Sign up to join the MLMUG Listserve, where you can post questions, discussion, humor or items for sale.
  • Browse the Member Directory for contact information about our members (Requires a member ID & password).
  • Use the MLMUG Book Lending Library. View the current book holdings in the members-only area of this site. Note: Requires the same password and ID members use to access the Member Directory.
  • Read the minutes from MLMUG board meetings (Requires a member ID & password).
  • Check out the MLMUG New Membership Kit (PDF) for all the familiarization information we hand out to our newest members (Requires a member ID & password). Note: This kit is out-of-date and no longer handed out.

Meeting Particulars
MLMUG meets on 2nd Saturdays of each month from 9 am - noon, in Paoli, PA.
Map and directions to our meeting location are posted here.
Nominal Agenda is at: MLMUG Agenda
Membership specifics are at: MLMUG Membership

New Users—Lite, AKA Startup Folder Lite (SFL) meets at Hershey's Mill on fourth Saturdays, at 10:00 am, unless announced otherwise. Click here for directions.

Philly Mac Programming Group
John Ashmead and Deivy Petrescu chair the Macintosh Programming SIG, on first Saturdays, at 10:30 am (except January and July), unless announced otherwise. Contact them for venue information.

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