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  • Welcome


    to Suffolk Mac User Group
    Dedicated to all things Mac - Listen, learn and share

  • Who Are We?

    Who Are We?

    Dedicated Mac Users

    Of every level, from absolute beginner to wise wizard - 120+ members who want to make the most of their Macs

  • Our Regular Meetings

    Our Regular Meetings

    are Held Once Every Other Month on Zoom (plus occasional face-to-face socials!)
    Participate from home, join in, ask questions - And keep an eye out for special events!

  • Membership


    comes With Extra Benefits
    At £10 a year, it's a no brainer! There's always something new happening - Membership also gives you special discounts on Mac products

  • Our Message Board

    Our Message Board

    A Dynamic Forum for Members
    Supported by a backbone of reliable, knowledgeable and experienced users


Wednesday 31 July at 7.30pm
PASSKEYS with Bart Busschots

I keep hearing about passkeys, but what are they? Why would I need them? What’s wrong with passwords anyway?

Passwords are fundamentally flawed because they depend on others keeping our secrets, which does not work! Cryptography has had the answer for decades, but it was too expensive, impractical, frustrating, and confusing for us regular folks to use. Now, thanks to passkeys, we have a rare luxury — an opportunity to make our lives simpler and more secure!

By day, Bart is Maynooth University’s Cybersecurity Specialist, and in his spare time he’s a keen photographer, podcaster, programmer, and cyclist. Bart’s been a Mac user since the days of the first generation eMac and MacOS X 10.3, drawn in by the rare mix of an amazing user interface sitting on top of a powerful Unix OS. Once sucked into Apple’s world Bart soon fell in love with Apple’s full suite of products, from iPods, to iPads, to Apple Watches, and even a pair of AirPods Max!

Zoom Meetings

Most Suffolk Mac User Group meetings take place on Zoom - delivering regular content direct to members’ Macs, iMacs, iPads and iPhones and in person. On occasion, we meet face to face. Good to see each other!

Come and join us - membership is just £10 a year. Just hit the 'Contact Us' tab and drop us a line! Or... if you like what we do and have a kind heart, you can make a donation to help us keep going .... Find out more .... 

Suffolk Mac User Group welcomes all Mac users. Experienced members are on-hand daily to assist with Mac-related issues. Our friendly meetings and classes are held throughout the year; and our busy, 'members-only' message board is always open.

For 16+ years we have been helping our members (who range from the very geekiest to the very .... not!) learn how to get the best out of their Macs. Occasionally, we run special classes that range from OSX for Beginners to Swift Programming, offering first-class guidance from professionals.

We would be happy to welcome you to Suffolk Mac User Group and show you, first-hand, the benefits of joining this vibrant community.

  • Membership



    is affordable and delivers superb value ... at just £10 a year

    We’re always delighted to welcome non-members to our meetings, and you are very welcome to ‘try before you buy’. Just drop us a line using the form on the Contacts page of this site. To learn more about membership (and some very nice perks) read more ....

  • Our Meetings

    Our Meetings


    Are held once every other month on Zoom (plus occasional face-to-face socials!)
    Participate from home, join in, ask questions - And keep an eye out for special events!
    Our meeting content is subject to change if, for example, Apple surprises us with new technology at any point.

    If you'd like to have a look at our archives of past meetings, they're just a click away ....

  • Our Message Board

    Our Message Board


    is a 'members-only' favourite

    This dynamic forum is supported by a backbone of reliable, knowledgeable and experienced users. Having hardware issues? An application causing you sleepless nights? Questions are usually answered within a few hours (and often just a few minutes!).

    Just ask away.....