All Things Apple! October 2021 Schedule of Classes

Our Popular All Things Apple! Class is Online

Join Beryn Hammil on Zoom and learn how to get the most out of your Apple devices. You’ll discover how to set up each device to be more efficient and effective in all aspects of your life.


        • Pre-registration is required for each class, even if they are on the same day.
        • Classes are held on Tuesdays at 2 pm and 4 pm.
        • Invitations to register for class will be emailed each Thursday morning for the following week’s class.
        • New students, please email Shereen at sash@marincounty.org to get started.
        • Each topic is relevant for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac computer.
        • Classes start on time!  The “doors” open 15 minutes prior to starting.
        • When the class capacity of 100 participants is reached, the class will be live streamed on YouTube for registered students.
        • At the end of each class, participants can stay for a Q&A session.
        • A review video of each class will be available on YouTube for students who attended that class.
        • Topics for these classes were put together based on requests from students, and while some of these topics have been taught recently, there’s always something new to learn.
        • All Things Apple - Distance Learning, a weekly newsletter, arrives on Mondays and includes links to relevant articles, a class registration reminder, personal essay, and a bit of humor.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5th

2:00 PM – CONTACTS

      • create a new contact
      • add a photo to a person’s contact card
      • make a person a VIP
      • add someone as an emergency contact for SOS

 4:00 PM – THE TELEPHONE PART OF YOUR iPHONE  

      • save contact information from a received call
      • make calls not just from the Phone app, but from your Contacts app,
      • respond to an incoming call with a message instead of taking the call,
      • make international phone calls using FaceTime and 3rd party calling apps that use WiFi for calling to avoid costly international calling charges.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th

2:00 PM – APPLE PAY & THE WALLET APP

      • set up the Wallet app so you won’t fumble around at the checkout counter,
      • set up your computer so online shopping is easier too,
      • use 3rd party payment apps like Venmo, Zelle and others.

4:00 PM – USEFUL FUNCTIONS

      • use Find My…
      • use the QR code reader with your camera
      • share stuff
      • store your Covid vaccine card for easy retrieval

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH - THE NOTES APP (Beryn's favorite)

2:00 PM – PART 1

      • create a note,
      • organize your Notes with folders and sub-folders,
      • format the text in your Note,
      • share your Note with someone else. They can even work on that Note with you. Or not.

4:00 PM – PART 2

      • scan a document into a note,
      • add photos and web links from any of your devices,
      • markup details,
      • create charts and more.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th 

2:00 PM until ?--TIPS & TRICKS and OPEN DISCUSSION

There will be only one class, starting at 2:00 PM (Pacific Time), and it will last for however long you want it to last.

There are always little tricks that make using your Apple products easier and niftier. We’ll start this class with a few of them and then move onto answering your questions as an “open discussion.” The contents of this segment of the class will be determined by whatever you want to learn and discuss, so have your questions ready.

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