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Time Machine, Backups, and Storage

Time Machine, Backups, and Storage Class Description:

It’s essential to create copies of your most important files in case something happens to your computer. We’ll look at a variety of backup strategies including Time Machine, external hard drives, iCloud, and offsite backup. We’ll also show you how to use Thumb Drives to archive your files.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level:

Beginner through Advanced

Who should take this class?

Mac users who want to make sure they don’t lose their data.

What should I bring?

No equipment is necessary.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The difference between onsite and offsite backup strategies
  • Time Machine
  • Time Capsule
  • External hard drives
  • iCloud
  • BackBlaze
  • How to burn CDs

About Your Instructor:

Jamie Pollock is an iPhone and iPad expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later:

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac, 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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iPhone and iPad: Level 1 – All The Basics

iPhone and iPad: Level 1 Class Description:

Get to know your iPad or iPhone! We’ll start with the fundamentals, and throw in a ton of tips and tricks that make it fun and easy to use. Discover how to synchronize it to your computer, use the keyboard, and buy Apps from the App Store. Get to know your device at a deeper level, both as a life-enriching tool and an entertaining toy.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level:

Beginner through Intermediate

Who should take this class?

  • iPhone owners
  • iPad owners
  • People afraid to take it out of the box
  • Experienced users who want to glean every tip they can

What should you bring?

An iPhone and/or iPad.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Turning the device on and off
  • Mute and orientation lock
  • All the Settings
  • Keyboard tricks
  • Dictation
  • The App Store
  • iCloud
  • Syncing to your computer
  • Switching between apps
  • Quitting apps
  • Our favorite essential apps

About Your Instructor:

Jamie Pollock is an iPhone and iPad expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later:

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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iTunes and Apple Music

iTunes and Apple Music Class Description:

Get an in-depth look at iTunes, from music to movies to university courses. We’ll show you how to sync music with your iPhone, make playlists, burn music CDs, and buy songs from the iTunes store. We’ll also explore iTunes Match to keep all your music available, even if it doesn’t fit on your iPhone. And we’ll introduce you to Apple Music, which now allows you to listen to any music, any time, even if you don’t own it!

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Beginner through Intermediate

Who should take this class?

  • People who listen to music on their computer, iPhone, or iPad

What should you bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional), iPhone, or iPad.

What You’ll Learn

  • iTunes
  • The sidebar
  • Adding music
  • Buying and downloading music
  • Renting and buying movies
  • Taking university classes
  • Making playlists
  • Syncing to iPhones and iPads
  • iTunes Match
  • Apple Music
  • Burning music CDs

About Your Instructor

Jamie Pollock is an iPhone and iPad expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Mail, Contacts, and Calendar

Mail, Contacts, and Calendar Class Description

In this three-hour class we will learn about Apple Mail. No browsers for you anymore! You can have multiple email addresses all in one place. Not only that, it integrates with the rest of your computer, including Safari, Contacts, and the Calendar. We’ll cover everything from etiquette to organization to creating emails with personality. We will also look at Apple’s Contacts and Calendar apps, so that you can keep track of all your friends and family, and your busy life.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Beginner through Intermediate

Who should take this class?

  • People with email accounts
  • People who want to keep in touch with friends and family
  • People who want to keep track of appointments and events

What should I bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional).

What You’ll Learn

  • Adding your email addresses to Apple’s Mail program
  • Organizing your email
  • Email etiquette
  • Using BCC to send out emails without a list of 150 address
  • Many handy features of the program you won’t find on your own
  • Apple’s Contacts
  • Creating new contacts
  • Merging duplicates
  • Apple’s Calendar
  • Making new appointments
  • Making multiple color-coded calendars
  • Integrating all 3 using Data Detector dropdowns for address, phone numbers, and dates

About Your Instructor

Jamie Pollock is an iPhone and iPad expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac, 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Mac OS X: Level 3 – File Management

Mac OS X: Level 3 Class Description:

This class is essential, and everyone should take it so that they’re using their computer effectively and efficiently! We’ll show you how to save files of all types in the right place every time!

If your Desktop is covered with icons or your Documents folder is one long list of mysterious file names, we’ll clean up your computer, and create a Finder filing system that makes sense. Last but not least, we’ll show you 5 ways to find your files quickly and easily.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Beginner through Advanced

Who should take this class?

Macintosh users who want to stay organized, and be able to find important documents quickly.

What should you bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional).

What You’ll Learn

  • Finder views: Icon, List, Column, and Cover Flow
  • All My Files
  • Creating folders and subfolders
  • Moving files between folders
  • Renaming files
  • Saving files to your Documents folder
  • Save as… vs. Duplicate
  • Revert to older copies of a file
  • Making subfolders on the fly
  • Spotlight
  • 5 easy ways to find files

About Your Instructor

Jamie Pollock is a iPad and iPhone expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Macs for Seniors

Macs for Seniors Class Description:

If you’re a new or nervous Mac user, attend this class and gain confidence as we teach you fundamental skills! We’ll go slowly, and make sure you understand each technique in this personalized Mac training. We’ll start with turning the computer on and off, and build on your skills from there.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Beginner

Course Length

2 hours

Requirements

Owning a Mac computer.

Who should take this class?

  • Novice Macintosh users who would like a slower class pace

What should you bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional).

What You’ll Learn

  • Starting up and shutting down
  • Using a mouse or trackpad
  • Highlighting
  • Cutting, copying, pasting
  • Managing windows
  • Using the Finder
  • Features of the operating system
  • Using the Dock
  • Other topics time permitting

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Mac OS X: Level 2 – New and Cool Features

Mac OS X Level 2 Class Description:

This class introduces you to all the latest features that make your Mac user-friendly and exciting to use. We’ll explore full screen apps, multiple desktops, trackpad gestures, new saving options,  how to dictate instead of type, texting & video chatting, sharing, Facebook integration, and much more.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Beginner through Intermediate

Who should take this class?

Macintosh users who want to get the most out of their investment.

What should you bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional).

What You’ll Learn

  • 3 ways to open apps
  • Trackpad gestures
  • New saving options
  • Dictation instead of typing
  • Instant messaging & video chatting
  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • Notifications
  • Facebook integration
  • Improvements to your favorite apps like Mail and Safari

About Your Instructor

Jamie Pollock is a iPad and iPhone expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Mac OS X: Level 1 – All The Basics

Mac OS X Level 1 Class Description:

Start at the beginning and get a great foundation of information, whether you are new to Macs, or a Windows switcher. This class is great for Seniors and Beginners! We will cover the Mac Operating System (OS X), including everything you need from getting set up, to looking around, to getting work done, to printing. We’ll take out the mystery and fear of using your computer so that you enjoy communicating with family, friends, and work.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Although this is a beginner class, we specialize in “what you don’t know you don’t know,” so even intermediate Mac users will learn new and useful tricks.

Who should take this class?

Novice Macintosh users who want to be more comfortable with their computers.

What should you bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional).

What You’ll Learn

  • Mac OSX
  • The Finder
  • Menus
  • Installing and updating software
  • The Dock
  • Using a mouse or trackpad
  • Organizing your files
  • Spotlight
  • Setting up a printer
  • System Preferences
  • Time Machine
  • Help
  • A ton of tips and tricks for users of all levels

About Your Instructor

Jamie Pollock is a iPad and iPhone expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Photos 1-4: All-Day Class

Photos 1-4 Class Description:

We’re offering all 4 of our Photos classes in one day!

Importing, Organizing, Editing, Sharing, Making Movies, and Printing! You can read each of the descriptions for the full list of everything we’ll talk about.

We’ll take a 1-hour lunch and lots of stretch breaks.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

$96 $79. Save $17 when you register for the entire workshop!

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Photos 1: Organizing
The Photos app has amazing tools for importing photos, then organizing them using Faces, Places, Keywords, Flagging, creating Albums, searching for photos, and much more.

1:30-2:30 PM – Photos 2: Editing and Adjusting
Improve your photos with the Photos app powerful editing tools. We’ll cover all aspects of the editing options that Photos has to offer, including cropping, red-eye, retouching, and adjusting color.

2:30-3:30 PM – Photos 3: Sharing Photos
The Photos app integrates automatically with Mail, FaceBook, Photostream. We’ll look at how to download photos from the web and email into your Photos. Learn how to transfer pictures to your iPhone or iPad. Then we’ll learn how to share your photos with the world as easily as clicking a button. If possible, bring in your computer with photos you want to share.

3:30-4:30 PM – Photos 4: Slideshows, Movies, Books, Cards and More
Turn your Photos into a self-running slideshow with a soundtrack! We’ll edit your photos, arrange them, create Ken Burns pans and transitions, set them to music, and upload them to YouTube for your loved ones to see. If possible, bring in your computer with photos and songs you want to use.

Another great way to keep your memories alive is with prints, photo albums, and greeting cards. We’ll learn how to design professionally-published keepsakes, using the tools you already have on your computer! If possible, bring in your computer with photos you want to use.

Take our classes in 3 different ways:

  • Live in person at CityMac. Bring your own computer for hands-on learning.
  • Online via webinar. Attend from home or the office. You’ll be able to join in the conversation!
  • Watch later. All our classes are recorded, and this option allows you forever access. . .plus a 10-minute phone call to ask questions.

Instructor: Jamie Pollock

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iPhone and iPad: Level 1 – All The Basics

Class Description:

Get to know your iPad or iPhone! We’ll start with the fundamentals, and throw in a ton of tips and tricks that make it fun and easy to use. Discover how to synchronize it to your computer, use the keyboard, and buy Apps from the App Store. Get to know your device at a deeper level, both as a life-enriching tool and an entertaining toy.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level:

Beginner through Intermediate

Who should take this class?

  • iPhone owners
  • iPad owners
  • People afraid to take it out of the box
  • Experienced users who want to glean every tip they can

What should you bring?

An iPhone and/or iPad.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Turning the device on and off
  • Mute and orientation lock
  • All the Settings
  • Keyboard tricks
  • Dictation
  • The App Store
  • iCloud
  • Syncing to your computer
  • Switching between apps
  • Quitting apps
  • Our favorite essential apps

About Your Instructor:

Jamie Pollock is an iPhone and iPad expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later:

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Mac OS X: Level 3 – File Management

Class Description:

This class is essential, and everyone should take it so that they’re using their computer effectively and efficiently! We’ll show you how to save files of all types in the right place every time!

If your Desktop is covered with icons or your Documents folder is one long list of mysterious file names, we’ll clean up your computer, and create a Finder filing system that makes sense. Last but not least, we’ll show you 5 ways to find your files quickly and easily.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Beginner through Advanced

Who should take this class?

Macintosh users who want to stay organized, and be able to find important documents quickly.

What should you bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional).

What You’ll Learn

  • Finder views: Icon, List, Column, and Cover Flow
  • All My Files
  • Creating folders and subfolders
  • Moving files between folders
  • Renaming files
  • Saving files to your Documents folder
  • Save as… vs. Duplicate
  • Revert to older copies of a file
  • Making subfolders on the fly
  • Spotlight
  • 5 easy ways to find files

About Your Instructor

Jamie Pollock is a iPad and iPhone expert. A member of the Apple Consultants Network, he has taught hundreds of people how to use Apple technology to improve their quality of life.

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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Macs for Seniors

Class Description:

If you’re a new or nervous Mac user, attend this class and gain confidence as we teach you fundamental skills! We’ll go slowly, and make sure you understand each technique in this personalized Mac training. We’ll start with turning the computer on and off, and build on your skills from there.

The class will be recorded and saved in “My Class Recordings” for you to review at your convenience!

Instructional Level

Beginner

Course Length

2 hours

Requirements

Owning a Mac computer.

Who should take this class?

  • Novice Macintosh users who would like a slower class pace

What should you bring?

A Macintosh computer (optional).

What You’ll Learn

  • Starting up and shutting down
  • Using a mouse or trackpad
  • Highlighting
  • Cutting, copying, pasting
  • Managing windows
  • Using the Finder
  • Features of the operating system
  • Using the Dock
  • Other topics time permitting

Attend in Person, via Webinar, or Watch Later

If you are planning to attend our class in person, choose Live @ CityMac (formerly TD Curran), 12310 N.E. Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230.

If you live outside the Portland/Vancouver area, or if you don’t want to make the drive, you can attend and participate in our classes via webinar. When you register, choose “Webinar” as your ticket type. We’ll email you an access code and instructions for how to connect.

If you are unable to attend on this time & date, select the “Watch Later” option. After class is done, we’ll send you access information so that you can watch the content at your convenience. You are welcome to call us with your individual questions for a free 10-minute Q&A session.

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