Happy fall everyone! Isn’t it wonderful to finally have some lovely Indian Summer weather?? The last four days have made the last two months of rain worth every minute… On to this month’s class news!

Class list for October 2013:

Sat., October 12th, from 10-noon: iPhoto; Ridgway Town Hall
Sat., October 26th, from 10-noon: Backups (Dropbox, iCloud, etc.); Ridgway Town Hall
Wed., October 30th, from 5-7 pm: FREE Mac OS X Overview; Ridgway Library

The details:

 First, on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 am to noon, I will once again be offering my in-depth class on iPhoto. Come learn everything there is to know about Apple’s powerful digital image organization/editing program. Is it finally time to get your photo library under control, with the added bonus of learning how easy (and fun) the process can be? Well then, this is the class for you! This class will primarily cover the latest version, iPhoto ’11. Cost for this class is $20, and it will be held at the Ridgway Town Hall. No sign-up necessary, and it’s open to drop-ins, so come if you can!

 Then, on Saturday, October 26th, from 10 am to noon, I will offer a new class! I’m calling it Backups, and it will cover the gamut, from online tools like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Carbonite and the like, to the best options for local physical backups. As more and more of our lives are becoming digitized, the importance of having good (and redundant!) backups is becoming more critical by the day. 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 also $20, and it will be held at the Ridgway Town Hall. As above, no sign-up necessary, so feel free to drop-in!

 Lastly, I will be doing my regular last-Wednesday-of-the-month class at the Library. This month, it’s the FREE OS X Overview on Wednesday, October 30th from 5-7 pm. This class is held in the 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 iPad/iPhone Overview, you’ll need to bring your own device. 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)!

Take care everyone, and have a great month!!