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      All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil in San Rafael

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      November 21, 2019

      Thursday   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (weekly on Thursdays for 8 times)

      City Hall , 1400 Fifth Avenue
      San Rafael, California

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      All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil

      All Things Apple is a series of classes for both beginner and intermediate Apple users. You’ll discover how to get the most out of your computer, iPhone and iPad by learning how to set up each device to suit your needs, and how to use your device to its best advantage to be more efficient and effective in your life, travels, work, and play by using the applications that come already installed in the device, as well as helpful third party apps.

      In each of these classes you’ll learn how to navigate, customize, and function effectively with your device. Since the functionality of the iPhone and iPad is almost the same, coming to these classes will benefit you no matter which device you’re using.

      THURSDAY, October 17th Mac & MacBook Air Basics and Operating System (OS) update to “Catalina”

      1:00 – 2:00 Learn how to customize your computer in its “System Preferences” to suit your needs and working style. Learn how to update the software and operating systems and why it’s important to do this. Learn some of the new features of the latest OS update, Catalina, including the new Music app that replaces iTunes.

      2:00 – 3:00 Learn more functions in your computer; how to create and organize folders, how to find anything in them more quickly, and how to create “Tags” so you can prioritize your computer’s content by topic and retrieve it easily.

      THURSDAY, October 24th NOTES (one of my favorite apps)

      1:00 – 3:00 Because this handy app is so rich with functions, we’ll spend the full two hours reviewing what it’s capable of doing. The Notes app will keep you well organized with information that you want at your fingertips. Learn how to scan documents with it, take and/or import photos and mark them up, and add PDF files and web links. Learn how to organize all your Notes with folders, prioritize them with pins, and share them with other people. Learn how to sync your Notes to all your devices so a change you make to a Note on one device is automatically updated on all your devices.

      THURSDAY, October 31st CAMERA & PHOTOS

      1:00 – 2:00 First, a lesson in how to take a photo with your iPhone and iPad. Learn the range of capabilities that your Camera has with all the different functions built into it. Learn about its movie taking capability as well as its Portrait function.

      2:00 – 3:00 Next, learn how to organize these photos on your computer, iPhone and iPad in the Apple “Photos” app. Learn how to make and organize Albums for all your photographs.

      THURSDAY, November 7th Music, Movies, TV shows, Podcasts, Magazines & Books

      This topic is especially useful for people who travel and want to take these items with them for entertainment on long flights, road trips and hotels.

      1:00 – 2:00 Learn where to find, watch, listen to, and read media content from the wide variety of what’s available online. Learn where content is available for free and where it will cost you.

      2:00 – 3:00 Then learn how to retrieve, download and save media content in your iPhone, iPad and computer and how to share some of this content with friends and family.

      THURSDAY, November 14th iCloud for Syncing and iCloud Drive for Storage, plus External Memory/Storage Devices and Cloud Services

      1:00 – 2:00 Learn how to set up and sync your devices on iCloud so the same information from your Apple apps appears on all your devices and a change on one becomes a change on the others. iCloud can also be used to back up your iPhone, iPad and computer. Lost your iPhone? Locate it with your computer or another device! Can’t find it? Learn how to wipe it of all its content from afar so your information stays safe.

      2:00 – 3:00 Learn about iCloud Drive, an Apple function that not only backs up, but lets you view all your computer’s content across all your mobile devices, even if you’re a PC user. Need additional storage for your photos and documents? Learn how to use external memory devices and cloud storage services for your computer’s extra content. Sorry, it won’t work for your brain as there’s no port there in which to plug in the device!

      THURSDAY, November 21st MAPS & TRAVEL

      1:00 – 2:00 When you learn how to use Apple’s Maps app, as well as other helpful map apps, you’ll know how to navigate your way around any city anywhere.

      2:00 – 3:00 Next, because there are many 3rd party travel apps out there, learn which are the most useful to find recommendations for the best things to see and do in another city, and find the right hotels and restaurants based on your criteria. And, because so many of you travel, you have an opportunity to share your own favorite travel apps with everyone else.


      THURSDAY, December 5th CONTACTS

      1:00 – 2:00 Learn how to create new contacts, add multiple phone numbers and addresses to each, as well as how to add a birthday and be reminded about it. Keep your friends, family and other contacts well organized and up to date so you can find their information quickly.

      2:00 – 3:00 Have a book club, travel group, or other group that you want to stay in touch with regularly? Learn how to set up and use “Groups” in your Contact app on your computer so staying in touch with specific groups of people is easier via email or text message from your iPhone or iPad while you’re out in the world. Learn how to make phone calls, send texts and emails to anyone in your Contact app, and FaceTime calls to other iPhone/iPad users from your Contacts too.

      THURSDAY, December 12th CALENDAR

      1:00 – 2:00 When your calendar is up to date you’ll know when you need to be where. Learn how to not only create an event, but how to set up categories of events that let you keep track of other family members or specific types of events by color-coded calendars. Learn how to create alerts to poke you when necessary so you won’t be late for it.

      2:00 – 3:00 There’s more to the Calendar app than just creating an event. For example, once you’ve set up a date, learn how to find your way to it using the Apple Maps function that’s linked to the calendar app. Then learn how to invite someone else to that event.

      THURSDAY, December 19th The Phone Part of the iPhone and FACETIME

      1:00 – 2:00 TELEPHONE– It is called “iPhone,” after all, so let’s learn how to maximize the functions built into the telephone part of this multi-purpose device. You’ll also learn how to communicate using the iPad and computer as well.

      2:00 –3:00 FaceTime – Learn how to use your device and/or computer to communicate via FaceTime. This is especially useful when you travel and/or have family and friends in other parts of the country or world. Learn about other 3rd party telephone apps that let you make and receive calls for free with anyone in the world.


      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Technology

      This event repeats weekly on Thursdays for 8 times:

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