MacNexus (MN) members join other members in learning about new Apple products and programs in small classroom environments. Classes are from 9:00 AM till noon, with a 20 minute midway break (unless otherwise noted). Non-members are encouraged to attend one workshop before joining. Workshop classes offered this month include:
Apple Essentials: Useful Topics with Ken "The Frugal Guy" - Fireside Room - Ken Spencer
We'll cover all the great free Google Goodies and how they can make your tech life more fun and productive. You will be amazed all that's free! Ken will introduce you to the updated Flickr free photo site.
Next, with almost every cell carrier on board with the iPhone now, we will go over all the buying choices that are available for the iPhone. There are some great deals and differing programs rather than the traditional 2-year contract plan. In addition, find out the good trade-in value in for your old iPhone. Ken will offer some speculation as to what is coming this fall. AND BONUS -- Ken will update you on the latest in VERY cheap printing.
iPad/iPhone Basics II -- Room E-25 - Tarah Frost
This class is a continuation of the iPad Basics course (most topics also apply to iPhones). Topic may include: messaging, voice mail, email, map options, basic hardware accessories, standard apps. This is an open-format class and all topics may not be covered.
Apple Application Essentials: 10 Fantastic iPhone Uses - Room E-24 - Pete Lozzi
Ten things you MUST use your iPhone for on a regular basis. Fortunately, without ever downloading a single app, you can use the iPhone for some very practical, everyday tasks that do not require you to be tech savvy.
Join Pete for a simplification of what can sometimes be a very complex device - your iPhone. In this class we will go beyond just learning how the features benefit us, but also many real-life examples where they prove extraordinarily useful! Join Pete for this practical class, and walk away with ten things you won't know how you lived without! The class will cover: 1) Reminders; 2) Timers; 3) Alarms; 4) Wolfram Alpha; 5) Calendar; 6) Weather; 7) Music; 8) Notes; 9) Dictation; 10) Siri
Your Digital Life: Online Safety in the Digital Age
Plus Making Backups, and TeamViewer Remote Support - Room E-22 - Richard Applebaum
This class provides information useful for both business and personal use. An overview of how to create and store strong passwords, the importance of having a unique strong password for every site/account, ensuring your home wireless network is set up securely, how to identify and handle dangerous email and text messages. We will also discuss should whether it’s important to have anti-virus software on a Mac, iPad, iPhone, Droid, or other device. And cover the importance of backups and how to easily create backups and have an easy to maintain redundant backup strategy.
Finally, if time allows, we'll discuss using the free TeamViewer application to get and provide remote support.
1st Floor/Grace Cafe - Triage, Coffee and Sweets, WITS, Membership, and More!
Got questions? WITS ladies have answers. All morning in Grace Cafe!
Folks with little or no prior computer or iPad/iPhone experience may find more one-on-one style help available at the WITS table or other with other helpers in the Grace Cafe. One-on-one assistance for the "really basic" Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS devices) available on a first-come-first-served limited basis.
All services are included with a MacNexus membership ($40 annual per household). Find out more at www.MacNexus.org. Come early to stop by the Farmer's Market at Country Club Plaza!