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: iPhoto Basics for iPad/iPhone and Mac  - Ken Spencer

Ken covers the easy to use, yet powerful and feature rich iPhoto for iPad/iPhone and Mac. Simple but powerful editing tools let you turn good shots into magnificent ones. Share your photos using slideshows, Facebook, Twitter, or iCloud Photo Sharing. Print professional-quality prints, photo books, cards, and calendars. Use iCloud with iPhoto to automatically share a rolling collection of your last 1000 photos to all your devices.

iPad/iPhone: Basics II  - 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.

Integrating iPhone and Android (9:00 - 10:30) - Rocky LaRochelle

Rocky talks about how to create a harmonious relationship between iPhone and Android. See what's different about Android and why it's a tinker's operating system. Compare iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android apps, Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Mac Basics - 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.

Your Digital Life: Ask Richard! - Richard Applebaum

Students help determine the discussion in this open format venue. Topics could include: 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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