Happy Colorado Day! 140 years ago today, our state was born. I urge you to celebrate to the best of your ability (for a Monday anyway). And when you’re done celebrating, it’ll be time to get serious about some Mac classes!

On to the details…

Class list for August 2016:
  • Thurs., August 11th, from 6-8 pm at Proximity Space in Montrose: “Intermediate iPhone/iPad Tips & Tricks”; an especially in-depth exploration of everything your iDevice can do. 
  • Tues. August 23rd, from 6-8 pm: at Ridgway Library,  “Get Yourself Backed Up!”. There are so many reasons to make sure your irreplaceable data is backed up.
  • Wed., August 31st, from 5-7 pm: FREE Mac OS X OverviewRidgway Library.
Please do 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!

 First off on Thursday, August 11th, from 6-8 pm at the Proximity Space in Montrose, I’ll be doing a new class: Intermediate iPhone/iPad Tips & TricksSince I’ve been doing my every-other-month overview of the basics of using your iDevices, I think it’s time I offer an intermediate version, don’t you?! This class will be perfect for those of you who are tending to use your iPads as your only computer, but also for anyone who knows their way around their device pretty well, but would love to know more of advanced things you can do. Please, do let me know if you plan to attend. Cost, as usual, is $20.
 Next up, on Tuesday, August 23rd, 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 hacker! 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. Again, please let me know if you plan to attend.

 Lastly, I will be doing my regular last-Wednesday-of-the-month class at the Ridgway Library on Wednesday, August 31st from 5-7 pm. This month, it’s the FREE Mac OS X Overview. 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)!

I’m wishing you a glorious August, as the summer begins to wind down. 😕 I hope to see you at a class sometime soon!