I was trying to think of a good April Fools joke to play here, but then I decided it would be simpler to just give you my class news for the month. You’re spared for another year. 😜

I need to remind everyone that the Ridgway Library is no longer able to offer my last-Wednesday-of-the-month classes for free. Don’t despair; I will continue to offer lots of classes, and some will be free, so be sure to read the fine print on every class. The number of venues I will be teaching at continues to grow, and I’m excited about that.

April is unusually busy for me, so I’m only offering two sessions, but I am bringing back ‘Office Hours’ at Montrose Proximity Space on April 11th!

On to the details…

Class list for April 2017:

  • Tues. April 11th, from 1-4 pm: prior to the BCMUG meeting below, at Proximity Space, Montrose, I’ll be holding a bit of a new take on “Office Hours with the Mac Doctor”. This 3-hour block will be available at a discounted rate of $50/hour for BCMUG members, and $60/hr for non-members.
  • Tues. April 11th, from 7-9 pm, also at Proximity Space, Montrose, as part of the monthly Black Canyon Mac User Group meeting, it’s a FREE presentation on “Take Control of Your Paperless Office”. Come learn all the latest tips & tricks for going paperless!
  • Thurs., April 20th, from 6-8 pm, at the Ridgway Library, I’m revisiting an essential class: “Get Yourself Backed Up!”. If you don’t have a current (and healthy?) backup of your computer, this class is for you!

Please do let me know if you plan to attend the Backup class; if I get enough commitments ahead of time, I don’t have to send out a nagging reminder!

 First, on Tuesday, April 11th, from 1-4 pm at the Proximity Space, Montrose, it’s the return of at Proximity Space in Montrose, I’ll once again be offering “Office Hours with the Mac Doctor” sessions. I will be available to answer your questions, take a look at your wonky Mac/iPhone/iPad, or whatever you need. As I mentioned above, I’ll be charging for this service now, but BCMUG members will get a $10/hour discount ($50/hour). Non-members pay $60/hour. Short questions may not incur charges at all, depending on how complicated the answer is! 🤓

 That evening, Tuesday, April 11th, from 7-9 pm, at Proximity Space, Montrose, I’m going to cover the latest ebook from the good folks at Take Control Books, “Take Control of Your Paperless Office”. This FREE presentation, as part of the Black Canyon Mac User Group’s monthly meeting, will guide you through choosing your tools: scanners and OCR (optical character recognition) software, devices and services for storing scanned documents, and apps to categorize, locate, and view your documents. Then I’ll show you how to convert paper into digitized files and give you ideas for how to organize your workflow. We’ll give away a free copy of the ebook to one lucky attendee, as well as give you a link to buy the book for 30% off!

 Lastly, on Thursday, April 20th from 6-8 pm, at the Ridgway Library, I’m revisiting an essential class: “Get Yourself Backed Up!”. This class will cover all aspects of backing up your devices, from online tools like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Carbonite and the like, to the best external hard drive options for physical backups. The importance of having good (and redundant!) backups is increasingly critical, for obvious reasons, but less obvious is that a good backup is your best protection against viruses and hackers! Due to popular demand, I will also cover Time Machine, and how to use it, so you can confirm your backups are working! Come learn all there is to know about how to make sure your precious photos and documents are safe for many years to come! Cost for this class is $20. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

I’m wishing you all the best that spring has to offer! Hope to see you at a class sometime soon!