Happy New Year everyone! I don’t know about you, but I had a spectacular 2015. Here’s to 2016; may it be the best year yet for you & yours.

My classes will be expanding in 2016, with at least one class in Montrose and one in Ridgway per month, on top of the regular last-Wednesday-of-the-month free class at Ridgway Library.


Class list for January 2016:

Tues., January 19th, from 3-5 pm: Cyber Security; Proximity Space, Montrose
Sat., January 23rd, from 10 am to noon: Get Backed Up!; Ridgway Library
Wed., January 27th, from 5-7 pmFREE iPhone/iPad Overview; Ridgway Library

The details:

First off, on Tuesday, January 19th, from 3-5 pm, at Proximity Space in Montrose, I’ll be covering an important topic: Cyber Security. As more and more of our lives take place online, knowing how to stay safe and secure in the cyber realm is of utmost importance. The general public’s ignorance and fear are being exploited to an exponential degree. If you’d like to increase your awareness of these issues, as well as gain some much needed peace of mind, this class is for you! Cost for this class is $20. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

 Then, on Saturday, January 23rd, from 10 am to noon, at the Ridgway Library, I’ll be teaching you all you need to know about another essential topic: Getting Backed Up! This class will cover all aspects of backups, from online tools like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Carbonite and the like, to the best options for local physical backups. Since so much of our lives are now digital, the importance of having good (and redundant!) backups is becoming more critical. 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, it’s the FREE Mac iPad/iPhone Overview, on Wednesday, January 27th from 5-7 pm. This class is held in the small meeting room at the Library, and space is limited, so you have to sign up. The Library staff 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).

I hope to see you all at a class sometime soon.