Category Archives: News & Updates

Curtis Hieggelke

Greetings IMUG members. Unfortunately, I have some sad news to share with you today. Curt Hieggelke passed from complications related to pancreatic cancer. Curt was the founding member of our users group, launching IMUG in 1984.  He has served as our president until 2010 and on our board of directors since then. If you joined [...]


IMUG’s newest board members

Greetings IMUG members,   IMUG is pleased to announce that we have 2 new members who have offered to serve on our board of directors in 2020. Please welcome  Steve Reardon and Chris Schoenherr. More updates to come in January 2020.   Kishore Rao IMUG President

IMUG April General Meeting – Apple’s Educational Event in Chicago

Event Scheduled For:You are too late – it is all over!On Monday, April 16th the Illinois Macintosh Users’ Group will hold it’s April General Meeting at the Lemont Library. EVENT TOPIC:  Apple’s Educational Event in Chicago. Last month, Apple held its first product announcement in Chicago.   Tim Cook also was interviewed by MSNBC here [...]

Live Blog! Real time updates from Apple’s “Wish We Could Say More” event

IMUG’ers Apple’s next product launch is right around the corner.  Get your live updates here on Tuesday, September 9th starting at 12:00pm (CST). This event promises to be huge.  Apple executives, Tim Cook and Eddy Cue have repeatedly hinted that new product categories will be unveiled.  And Apple is hosting the unveiling at the Flint [...]

Enabling Two Step Verification for iCloud

Greetings IMUG’ers Recently, there has been a lot of attention in the news regarding compromised iCloud access for celebrities’ accounts.  Unauthorized individuals were able to login  to iCloud and download users’ personal data. How can you secure your iCloud and iTunes accounts and data? One personal suggestion:   Never reuse the same password for different [...]

Follow Apple Announcements from World Wide Developer’s Conference

Greetings IMUG’ers June marks the beginning of summer. But more importantly for die-hard Apple fans, it’s when Apple launches new products at their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). We’ll definitely get a sneak peak at iOS 8 and Mac OS X  10.10. What else does Apple have in store for us?  Here are some of [...]

Protect Yourself! Steps to take to secure iCloud from Oleg Pliss attack

IMUG’ers Several Australian Apple device owners found themselves locked out of their devices.  The culprit?  A hacker, identifying themselves as “Oleg Pliss” discovered users’ iCloud passwords and has disabled their accounts.    Users find an email which demands a ransom be paid to unlock the iCloud account. Steps you can take to protect your iCloud [...]

IMPORTANT! Apple releases security updates for iOS 7 & Mac OS X 10.9 to address SSL risks

IMUG Members. A security vulnerability has been identified which affects all users running the following operating systems: iOS 7  Mac OS X 10.9 – Mavericks Apple has released  security updates for both iOS and Mac OS X. Frequently Asked Questions: What are the potential risks? The security vulnerability potentially allows attackers to monitor all secure [...]