PTSLUG - an Apple recognized Mac User Group

Basic Mac/iOS Presentation

Ports, Cables, Hubs and Adapters for Macs and iOS Devices

In this month’s 30-minute Apple basics presentation Bob Snow offer a brief guide to the various ports (and their purposes) that may (or may not) be found on your Mac, iPad or iPhone (iOS device). We will also look at some of Apple’s connecting cables, hubs and adapters (aka dongles). If you have ever wondered what the differences are between ports such as USB, USB-C, Lighting, AVI, HDMI, Firewire and others this presentation may help clear things up.

Join us at the this month’s PTSLUG monthly meeting from 6:30 to 7 PM Thursday April 13th at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum.

General Business Meeting

A discussion of PTSLUG business.

Evening Topic

ISP Privacy

The US Congress recently voted to overturn privacy rules for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) proposed by the Obama administration.  We will discuss what has changed, what this means for you and how you can best manage with your internet service provider and privacy. 

Afternoon  Class

Using Text and Graphics in Documents

The April PTSLUG two-hour workshop will focus on Mac laptops and creating and using text and graphics in documents. Gary Estes will explore Apple’s Pages application. Bob Snow will look at using text in many applications including TextEdit, Notes, and Mail. They will cover things like creating documents from scratch vs. using templates, time-saving shortcuts, adding graphics to text documents or adding text to graphics, and how to create universal PDF documents once you have created your document.

This free workshop will be from 2-4 PM at the Kala Point clubhouse on Friday, April 21st. Although some of the apps are also on iPads and iPhones, this workshop will be for mac laptop users and the presenters will not be covering their use on those iOS devices.

Please wait  to receive  the email workshop announcement with the signup instructions.

Current Handouts and Links

To see the handout for Gary’s iMovie/Photos presentation, click here.

To see older Handouts, please click on the Handouts tab at the top of this page.


Our General Meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month. Our meeting place in even months is at the Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum, and in odd months is the Port Townsend Community Center. The General Meeting is divided into three segments: 

6:30 PM - Beginning Mac Presentation
7:00 PM - Business Meeting / Q & A Period
7:30 PM - Featured Presentation

You are welcome to attend any or all of these segments. This meeting is free and open to the public.
      Afternoon Class
The Monthly Afternoon Class covers a variety of topics related to both Mac and iOS devices. These are generally hands-on classes to help you better understand both the operating systems and the programs that run on them. This SIG meets on the fourth Friday of the month at the WSU Computer Room. These classes are free, but require reservations via our email list. Please subscribe to our email list above.

From time to time we record the audio and screen actions from presentations, or to illustrate answers to frequently asked questions. These screencasts can be a good source for video tutorials on Mac functions you may not be familiar with. To view these screencasts, please visit our Vimeo Gallery.