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Get the Mac training you never had Introduction of the Mac hardware and a tour of the Dock

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Online, safe and sound Mac training.

Join us for a real hands-on, online training of how to best use your Mac. We’ll start by going over your hardware and what it means to you. We’ll take you through all the basics of how to organize, best practices, what’s possible, how to best use your Mac and how your data interacts with iCloud

Class Date & Time

Thu, January , from~02:00 AM (PT)

Online through WebX

$.00

Prerequisites

You will want to have your own Mac and a broadband connection to the Internet to participate and follow along with. If your Mac is 5 years or older, you might want to consider upgrading to something newer. We can help you do that. Depending on your budget, we can help you buy New, Refurbished or Certified Pre-owned Mac. You can even trade-in your current Mac if it still has some value. You can start by going to our Complete Solution page to find a solution that fits needs and budget. You can always modify the solution and call us for help, recomendations and trade-in value.

If you have never had an Apple professional go through your Mac and get it set up proplery, or if your Mac is not running the latest version of macOS Ventura, you might want to have us help you do that first so that you can follow along as to what we’re showing instead of seeing something different in your version. Check out our Software Services page for Account Registration, Password Management, Software Setup, Data Integration and Erasing your old Mac. All these services we can help you with so that you’re all ready for the class.

It’s also important to know if are backing up with Time Machine to an external hard drive before doing any major macOS updates. If you don’t have an external hard drive, we’re happy to supply one to you. Just click here to add a WD My Passport USB-C 2TB External Hard Drive and Time Machine Backup to your shopping bag and when you receive it, we’ll help you get it all setup and accomplish your first backup.

Finally, we would like to help you maintain a backup moving forward, keep your software up to date and answer any questions you have on a montly basis for all your devices signed into your Apple ID. We have a Monthly Backup, Review & Support (12-month subscription, renews annually) per ID that we’d like to get you set up on. Learn more about it by going to our Tech Support page.

Class overview

Monthly Backup Support Assistance

Our training style is conceptual. So we tend not to go deep because we lose people in 15 minutes otherwise. Instead we go wide and tell you a little bit about what you can do with this and that application. Once you know what’s possible, the sky is the limit for you. Then, as you get into the driver’s seat and find an interest, it’s your interest that fuses your memory. We can then come back and go deep in what your interested in.

Our tour of the Dock will start with the Finder icon which is appropreiately named because it helps you “find” the document or the contents you’re looking for.

We’ll then walk you through the different apps on your Dock and explain how the Dock is broken into three sections. Then we’ll show you what’s possible, best practices and how to organize your data.

Show details

This course will show you how to get more out of macOS Ventura in the following areas:

  • - About This Mac hardware
  • - Magic Mouse vs. Trackpad gentures
  • - How to use Siri
  • - Finder
  • - App Store
  • - Calculator (with paper tape)
  • - Calendar
  • - Contacts (how to organize and store your contacts)
  • - FaceTime (encrypted audio & video calls)
  • - Keychain Access (password management)
  • - Keynote (Presentation)
  • - Maps
  • - Mail
  • - Messages (encrypted)
  • - Music
  • - Notes
  • - Numbers (Spreadsheet)
  • - Pages (Word Processing)
  • - Photos
  • - Podcasts
  • - Preview
  • - Reminders
  • - Safari vs. Chrome
  • - System Preferences (Apple ID, Internet accounts, Time Machine, iCloud space available)
  • - Teamviewer
  • - TV

After you’ve completed the training, you should be able to:

  • - Better orgaize your data and maintain a clean system including files in your Documents, Desktop and Downloads folders within the Finder.
  • - Better manage your time with Calendar events and Reminders.
  • - Understand how to manage your contacts and keep them on one server.
  • - We’ll teach you our philosophy on how we resolve future challenges and how we go about it.
  • - Understand cloud computing and how it benefits you.
  • - How to do a multi-party FaceTime audio or video call.
  • - Manage your passwords.
  • - Useful to know tips and tricks with Maps.
  • - How to use one app to check and manage all of your email accounts at one time.
  • - Use your iPhone or iPad to to a scan or take a picture right to your Mac desktop.
  • - Edit, annotate or mark-up any document or picture with the Preview app.
  • - Use the Music or TV apps to get and manage your digital content anywhere you are.
  • - Create new word processing , sprasdsheet and presentation documents and even open up files from Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • - The five steps for photo management.
  • - How to stream or download free Podcasts.
  • - How to backup, sync and not lose data.
  • - Understand how we can remotely and securely assist you with special projects.

Audience

Consumers: Whether you’re a new Mac user or using one for years, but never really got the training you wanted, you’ll be sure to get a lot out of this training that you never realized before.

Small Business owners: You will learn to be more efficient with your day, managing your time and tasks better. You will get a better understanding of where your data is located at and how to share it with others.

Educators: You will also learn how to teach better. Conceptual learning is the best way to learn. You can then empower your students to make magic with their devices... the same magic we will teach you. Knowledge is power. Once you know what’s possible, sky’s the limit. Everything is easy once you know how to do it.

How to interact with us during and after the class

We will be using WebEx meeting software to present to you. We will present to you over video and our screen sharing as we show you around the hardware, the different ports on your computer and then the software through screen sharing. You will be able to ask questions via chat and we will have a moderator to interact with you and post many of your questions to the presentor and to the group. We will be offering you resoursful links in the chat as well.

This training is light and easy, so for the most part just sit back and go for the ride. After, we will email you a link to download a recording of the training so that you can review at your leisure. If you have additional questions, you can always write them down in your Notes.app and schedule an appointment. We’ll then answer every one of them for you. If you would prefer we can remote into your computer and help you step-by-step.

Get $50 for each referring friend or family member

If you’re in a position where you can send 3 or more Apple users to us, then you could stand to benefit from those referrals. You can add the referral program to your shopping bag for $100, we would then be happy to offer you $50 per referral as a credit towards hardware, accessories and services in exchange for new customers who end up spending $150 or more in services with us. With just two referrals you will have paid the cost of the enrollment

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