ProxyBox is our special guest
Wednesday May 1, 2019, 6:30
New Location!
5455 North Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL 60440
Free and open to the public!

ProxyBox, featuring Marc Riser, on Wednesday May 1, 2019, starting at 6:30

Hi everyone,

The Chicago Apple User Group is very proud to present Marc Riser live and in person. He will be showing his device, ProxyBox. This is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that you can log into as easily as a Wi-Fi hotspot, but it is many times more protective of your identity.

Marc’s webiste:

There is no app, just plug it in, connect to your Wi–Fi, and all your network activity will be tunneled through a server in a target region. Truly amazing how easy this is to use!

According to Wikipedia, “A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running on a computing device, e.g. a laptop, desktop, smartphone, across a VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network. Encryption is a common though not an inherent part of a VPN connection. Source:

In addition, Marc created the entire product on Mac OS, and he is willing to discuss his development process if you are interested.

ProxyBox works across all devices, both wired and wireless. This includes (but is not limited to) phones (Apple and any other), tablets, (iPads and any other), computers, (Macintosh and any other), PCs, Laptops, and anything else that accesses the internet.

Marc is working on ProxyBox Pro, and you can ask him about that at the event!

ProxyBox promises to deliver an experience you are going to love! The event is free and open to the public, so invite your friends!

New Location!

Starting with our May 1, 2019 presentation we are meeting in a new location. Here are the meeting logistics:

The Chicago Apple User Group presents Marc Riser
Creator and presenter of ProxyBox
5455 North Sheridan Road
3rd floor Party Room
Chicago, IL 60640
Apple Map to here: 5455 North Sheridan Road

Open to the public, no admission charge.

See you on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 starting at 6:30 pm!


Russ Conte
President, Chicago Apple User Group

Procreate is our guest, #1 app on iPad and iPhone and complete artist's toolbox, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:30 pm at Experimac

The Chicago Apple User Group is thrilled to have the #1 app for iPhone and iPad as our special guest on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Experimac West Loop. Free and open to the public!

Here is a little bit about the app:

"Apple Design Award winner and App Store Essential – Procreate is the most powerful sketching, painting and illustration app ever designed for a mobile device, built for creative professionals. This complete artist’s toolbox helps you create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations anywhere you are. Procreate features ground-breaking canvas resolution, 136 incredible brushes, an advanced layer system, and is powered by Silica M: the fastest 64-bit painting engine on iOS."

The app is only $9.99 on the App store:

See them on social media:

Here is a video of a beginner’s guide to Procreate:

Here is a great video about the people, the software and the company:

Meeting logistics:

The Chicago Apple User Group presents
#1 drawing, sketching, painting and illustration app for iPad and iPhone
Live via video from Australia
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Chicago day and time)
1127 West Madison
Chicago, IL 60607
Store web site:
Apple map to store:
Experimac West Loop

No admission charge

Free and open to everyone!


Russ Conte
President, Chicago Apple User Group