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: - Fireside Room - Ken Spencer
Tech everywhere! We will explore the Tech offerings from Apple and other companies. We will cover AppleTV, Roku, Netflix ad other streaming solutions. Many of the cable and satellite companies are offering very nice solutions to watching at home and away. You will be amazed at the possibilities of what is offered and how you implement them. Ken will also talk about budget alternatives to your regular phone service. As a bonus, Ken will show you how to have FREE wireless internet while away from your home for your iPad or Mac.
iPad/iPhone Basics I - Room E-25 - Tarah Frost
This class will cover the basics of how to use an iPad (most topics also apply to iPhones). Topics may include: WiFi versus cellular data, touch typing, copy/paste functions, password protection, using the cameras, FaceTime, app basics. This is an open-format class and all topics may not be covered.
Apple Application Essentials: iPad/iPhone meet Do-It-Yourself (DIY) - Room E-24 - Pete Lozzi
Learn ANYTHING with your iPad or iPhone as your guide! Join Pete for some great tips on how to LEARN ANYTHING with your iPad/iPhone! For those of you who have something to offer, learn some great tips on how to share your skills and join the community! From gardening to Excel formulas, your iPad/iPhone device can get you through the toughest jams or help you put the finishing touch on that craft.
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.
Your Digital Life: Ask Richard! - Room E-22 - Richard Applebaum
This is an open-format venue where the attendees determine the discussion. 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; 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.
Photographers Workshop: Photoshop Elements Basics - Room E-21 - Bob Gouine
Join Bob in exploring the popular editing program, Photoshop Elements. The inexpensive and easy to learn Elements program does about 90% of the workload of its costly Photoshop big brother. Elements can do many things, but you only need to know some of the basics to take advantage of its power. Come join Bob for some phenomenal photo editing fun.
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 http://www.MacNexus.org .