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MacNexus First Saturday Workshop

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: MacOS Mavericks - Fireside Room - Pete Lozzi & Ken Spencer

Join Pete (assisted by Ken Spencer) for a tour of Apple's latest operating system Mavericks! With over 200 improvements under the hood, this update is one you'll want! Learn about some all-new Mavericks features including: iBooks, Maps, Calendar, Safari, iCloud Keychain, Notifications, and some amazing all new Finder features. Bring your Mac to find out if your hardware is compatible with the latest OS from Apple! Also: iWork in the cloud...

iPad/iPhone: The Domestic Side - Room E-25 - Tarah Frost

Join us for a roundtable discussion about member's favorite apps and accessories for home cooking, organizing and memory keeping.

Mac Basics - Room E-23 - Karen Downs

This is an open-format venue where attendees help determine the discussion. Topics could include: customizing the Dock; understanding, taming and customizing System Preferences; understanding and organizing files and folders; using TeamViewer to get remote assistance.

Photographers Workshop: Photoshop Elements Basics - Room E-24 - Bob Gouine

Join Bob in exploring the popular editing program, Photoshop Elements. It's inexpensive compared to its big brother Photoshop and does about 90% of the workload. If you have not been editing your photos you need to know about this program, its very powerful and can be learned within your lifetime unlike its big brother. It does lots of stuff but you only need to know some of the basics to take advantage of its power. Come join me and lets have some fun with editing.

Your Digital Life: Ask Richard! - Grace's Cafe - Richard Applebaum

Attendee led discussion. May include topics such as: the importance and storing of different strong passwords for each login and account; a strategy for safe online purchases; physical security for computer and other devices; securing your home wireless (WiFi) network; how to easily (for free) protect your Mac (and the people you exchange email, photos, and other items with) from viruses and other malware; easily creating reliable and robust backups that can even handle disasters (such as flood, fire, theft, or other loss); creating separate accounts for each user on your computer; email safety issues; keeping the computer, iPhone/iPad, and applications/apps updated and patched; the importance of regularly syncing and backing up your iPhone/iPad with/iTunes, being able to have the same bookmarks on various browsers even on different computers and devices; and using the free TeamViewer application to get (or give) remote help.

1st Floor/Grace's Cafe - Triage, WITS, membership questions!

Drop in to the Grace's Café for casual Q&A, coffee, tea and light bites. Have a Mac, iPad, iPod or iPhone on the fritz? MacNexus members can bring it to Triage for expert insight. Folks with general questions, little or no prior computer or iPad/iPhone experience can drop in for advice from tech-savvy ladies and one-on-one style help available at the WITS table.

All services are included with a MacNexus membership ($40 annual per household). Find out more at

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