Tuesdays from 1-3 pm, February 12-April 2, 2019
Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet Drive
Presenter: Beryn Hammil
If you have an Apple computer, iPad, or iPhone, and aren’t sure that you’re getting the most out of it, join “chic geek” Beryn Hammil to help you figure it out. Her classes are the perfect solution to give you the start you need and eventually take you beyond the basics.
All Things Apple is a series of free, drop-in classes for both beginner and intermediate Apple users. In each of these classes you’ll learn how to navigate, customize, and function effectively with your device.
Discover how to get the most out of your computer, iPhone and iPad by learning how to set up each device to suit your needs, how to use your device to its best advantage to be more efficient and effective in your life, travels, work, and play, and how to best use the applications that come installed in the device. You’ll also learn how to protect yourself from online hackers, how to create safer passwords that are easy to retrieve, how to download and update software and apps, and much more. And, in each week you’ll learn new “Tips & Tricks” that make using your device or computer easier.
Additionally, each week Beryn will review hot news topics that pertain to online safety, best practices, and relevant products, including software update information. There will also be 15 minutes of “open discussion” so you can ask your burning question about any Apple related topic.
In these classes we’ll discuss each topic as it applies to the iPhone, iPad and Apple computer, so no matter where your interest lies, we’ll cover it. And since the functionality of the iPhone and iPad is almost the same, coming to these classes will benefit you no matter which device you’re using.
All of these are drop-in classes with no pre-requisite or commitment necessary. And, they’re free!
Choose individual classes based on your interests or participate in the entire series; you’re sure to learn something new each week.
Class Dates and Descriptions
Tuesday, February 12: iPhone & iPad Basics
- 1 pm: Learn how to navigate your iPhone or iPad so you can customize it, and how to set your device up to make it work better for you.
- 2 pm: Learn how to find apps in the App Store and create folders for them to stay well organized and efficient.
Tuesday, February 19: Mac & MacBook Air Basics
- 1 pm: Learn how to set up your computer in “System Preferences”. Get an overview of the applications that are already on your computer, and how they can work for you.
- 2 pm: Discover how to acquire other Apple and third party applications in the Apple App Store and how to access them on your computer. Learn how to update your software and operating systems.
Tuesday, February 26: Using the Phone Part of the iPhone & FaceTime
- 1 pm: Phone – Learn how to maximize the functions built into the phone part of this multi-purpose device. You’ll also learn how to communicate using the iPad and computer as well.
- 2 pm: FaceTime – Learn how to communicate via FaceTime, which is especially useful when you travel or if you have family and friends in other parts of the country or world.
Tuesday, March 5: Safari
- 1 pm: Learn how to search the Internet using Safari, how to create and organize bookmarks for easy retrieval later, and how to add websites to your reading list to read offline.
- 2 pm: Learn how to choose which search engine is best for your needs. Learn how to create bookmark folders so you can keep related sites close to each other, and how to delete bookmarks or folders.
Tuesday, March 12: Contacts & Calendar
- 1 pm: Learn how to create new contacts, add multiple phone numbers and addresses to each, as well as how to add a birthday and be reminded about it. Keep your friends, family and other contacts well organized and up to date so you can find their information quickly.
- 2 pm: Learn how to create events and set up categories of events to keep track of other family members or specific types of events by color-coded calendars. Learn how to create alerts.
Tuesday, March 19: Email & Messages
- 1 pm: Learn how to compose and format an email, and how to share photos and documents. Learn how to add a group from your Contacts so you can efficiently email everyone who’s in your book club, neighbors, or any other group of family and friends.
- 2 pm: Learn how to communicate with Messages, Apple’s text messaging app, so you stay in touch, share photos and more.
Tuesday, March 26: iCloud
- 1 pm: Learn how to set up and sync your devices so the same information from all your Apple apps appears on all your devices and a change on one becomes a change on the others too.
- 2 pm: Continue your discovery of the benefits of using iCloud for all your devices, including backing up your iPhone, iPad and computer. Lost your iPhone? Locate it with your computer or another device! Learn how to sync your photos so they show up in all your devices with iCloud.
Tuesday, April 2: Camera & Photos
- 1 pm: First, get a quick lesson on how to take a photo with your iPhone and iPad. Then learn how to organize and edit photos in the Apple “Photos” app. Changes are automatically updated across all devices that are synced through iCloud, but you’ll also learn how to find the original image.
- 2 pm: Because this is such a big topic, we’ll continue the above through the second hour.
Classes will resume in mid-May, so check back here in mid-March for the continuation of the schedule into the summer.
For more information, contact Corte Madera Library at 415-924-3515.