Mac Classes – February 2015

Now that June-uary is almost behind us, let's get back to some real winter, shall we? It will also give you a good excuse to come inside for a computer class! On to the details...

Class list for February 2015:
Sat., Feb. 7th, from noon-4 pm: iDevice Photo Management; a four-hour intensive at the Ah Haa School in TellurideSign up here.
Sat., Feb. 21st, from 10-noon: Social Networking; at the Ridgway Library.
Wed., Feb. 25th, from 5-7 pm: FREE Mac OS X Overview; Ridgway Library.

Please, let me know if you plan to attend any of these classes; if I get enough commitments ahead of time, I don't have to send out a nagging reminder!

 On Saturday, Feb. 7th, from noon to 4 pm, I'm starting off with another 4-hour intensive at the Ah Haa School in Telluride. I'm calling it iDevice Photo ManagementWith the arrival of their new mobile operating system and the new Photos app, Apple has begun a new approach to photo management on all their devices.  iOS 8 does not support iPhoto on iPads and iPhones, and iPhoto is being phased out via the new Yosemite operating system. This class will help you get a grip on all aspects of photo management on your “iDevices,” from the new editing tools available within Photos, to the myriad of new (and old, but updated) storage and cataloging tools. We’ll cover everything from the new Lightroom Mobile app to the incredible storage offerings from services like Flickr and Microsoft OneDrive. Lastly, we’ll cover the best techniques for managing your photos across all your devices, including Macs and Windows-based computers, and take a look at some great camera/photo apps. Cost for this class is $65, and you can sign up here.

 Next, on Saturday, Feb. 21st, from 10-noonI will be revisiting a topic I haven't covered in awhile: Social Networking. If you've been meaning to finally build yourself (or your business, club, etc.) a Facebook page, or try Twitter or the ever-more-popular Instagram, then this class is for you! I will cover those, plus Google+, LinkedIn, and just about anything else you can think of in the social networking realm. The emphasis will be on figuring out how to navigate these popular social sites, especially as the way they work is constantly being updated and changed! At the same time, you'll learn how to maintain the levels of privacy we all prefer. Of course, I will also cover the ways in which these tools can be put to use in marketing a business. Cost for this class is $20, and it will be held at the Ridgway Library. Please let me know in advance if you plan to attend!

 Lastly, my regular last-Wednesday-of-the-month class will happen two weeks early this month, due to the holidays. This month, it's the FREE Mac OS X Overview, and it's on Wednesday, Feb. 25th from 5-7 pm. This class is held in the Library's computer lab. Space is limited, so you have to sign up, and the Library has asked that I handle the sign ups, so give me a call at 970-417-8434 (or drop me an email) if you'd like to attend. (Be aware that first-timers take priority over anyone who has taken the class before, but there are often openings for repeaters).

For the Mac Overview, there are six Macs in the computer lab, so only two of the eight attendees need their own laptops. This class is beginner-oriented, but we cover some different things every month; repeat attendees are encouraged (when there's room)!

Take care everyone; I hope to see you at a class one day soon!!