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iOS 10 for iPad and iPhone

Our next iPad class is coming up starting April 17th and runs for 9 sessions. It also includes the iPhone (same iOS 10, some differences due to hardware. Maye you bought a new iPad or iPhone or received one as a gift. Maybe you received a hand-me-down iPad or iPhone from one of your children or grandchildren. Want to know more about how to use it? Come to this class.This course covers most everything about the iPad and iPhone from the basics of the hardware and buttons. to various settings, screen layouts, app groups, notifications, the Apple store, Siri, the cameras, photos and videos, messaging, iBooks, email, Safari, contacts, Facetime, podcasts, music, iCloud Drive… and more.

If you have an iPad and an iPhone, bring them both.

Please be sure your iPad or iPhone is on the latest iOS 10 release and that it is fully charged before coming to class. Some devices stop at iOS 9 or earlier. Just update to whatever the latest version your device can support.

We will try to point out differences between the iPad and iPhone as we go along.

Depending on how many people sign up, the class will either be upstairs at the tables at the back of the library or downstairs in the large room.

For specific dates, see the Schedule tab at the top of this page.

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Spring 2017 Schedule Now Available

Please see the schedule page for the list of courses and dates for the Spring 2017 term.

This term we are introducing or reintroducing some courses. The top section of the schedule page contains the details.

Have some friends that could benefit from some of these classes? Encourage them to sign up for some classes. It’s always more fun to take a class with someone you know so drag that Luddite friend of yours out of the house to join you. And remember — we do not teach one-on-one classes so the best way to ensure that a class you signed up for will not be cancelled is to encourage a friend to sign up and take the class with you.

Our opening lineup, Intro to Computers with Windows 7 (taught twice this term), Email using Gmail and Windows 10, are a great way for some seniors new to computers to get started and are an excellent primer. Word Online and Excel Online give you FREE online versions of the popular, but expensive, Microsoft Office programs. Learn how these work and integrate with the cloud. Also, what you learn is directly transferable to MS Office.

We are bringing back Facebook this term. We have slimmed this class down from 6 days to 5.

If you’ve recently got a new laptop with Windows 10 or you’ve upgraded an older computer to Windows 10, check out the Windows 10 class.

Digital Photography is back and will be taught by Mike Weis. This class will be taught on the library computers but using your camera, tablets and phones to export pictures to the computers.

Again this term is the ever-popular iPad class, but now with iPhone as well. Received a new or hand-me-down iPad/iPhone? Want to get more out of your iPad/iPhone than you’re using it for now? Join this class to learn more. This is also a great refresher class. This class will be on iOS 10 so you can benefit even if you’re taken the class before. We have slimmed this class down from 10 days to 9.

Remember than any class marked BYOD mean Bring Your Own Device, be it a laptop or iPad. BYOD classes are typically taught in the large room downstairs – park in the lower lot. All other classes use the Castle Shannon Library computers and are taught upstairs – park alongside the library.

Also remember, at the bottom of every page is a place for you to enter your email address to “Follow” this blog. That means that when I update a page or add a new post (typically for an upcoming class) you will be notified via email.

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iOS 10 for iPad and iPhone

What is September best known for? Why a new release of Apple’s iOS of course, along with new Apple hardware. iOS is the operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPad Touches. This September did not disappoint with the release of iOS 10.

Our next iPad class is coming up starting October 24th and runs for 9 or 10 sessions (session 8 is for iPhones and covers telephony). Maye you bought a new iPad or iPhone or received one as a gift. Maybe you received a hand-me-down iPad from one of your children or grandchildren. Want to know more about how to use it? Come to this class.

This course covers most everything about the iPad and iPhone from the basics of the hardware and buttons. to various settings, screen layouts, app groups, notifications, the Apple store, Siri, the cameras, photos and videos, messaging, iBooks, email, Safari, contacts, Facetime, podcasts, music, iCloud Drive… and more.

Please be sure your iPad or iPhone is on the latest iOS 10 release and that it is fully charged before coming to class. Some devices stop at iOS 9 or earlier. Just update to whatever the latest version your device can support.

We will try to point out differences between the iPad and iPhone as we go along. The last day is for iPhone only.

For specific dates, see the Schedule tab at the top of this page.

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Fall 2016 Schedule Now Available

Please see the schedule page for the list of courses and dates for the Fall 2016 term.

This term we are introducing or reintroducing some courses. The top section of the schedule page contains the details.

Have some friends that could benefit from some of these classes? Encourage them to sign up for some classes. It’s always more fun to take a class with someone you know so drag that Luddite friend of yours out of the house to join you.

Our opening lineup, Intro to Computers with Windows 7, Windows 10, Email using Gmail, Word Online and Excel Online are an excellent primer and a great way for some seniors new to computers to get started. Word Online and Excel Online give you FREE online versions of the popular, but expensive, Microsoft Office programs. Learn how these work and integrate with the cloud. Also, what you learn is directly transferable to MS Office.

We are giving Facebook, Intro to the Internet and Beginners Guide to the Cloud a break this term but can add any of them at the end if the demand is there.

If you’ve recently got a new laptop with Windows 10 or you’ve upgraded an older computer to Windows 10, check out the Windows 10 class.

Digital Photography is back and will be taught by Mike Weis. This class will be taught on the library computers but using your camera, tablets and phones to export pictures to the computers.

Wrapping up this term is the ever-popular iPad class, but now with iPhone as well. Received a new or hand-me-down iPad/iPhone? Want to get more out of your iPad/iPhone than you’re using it for now? Join this class to learn more. This is also a great refresher class. This class will be on iOS 10 (the next version as I write this) so you can benefit even if you’re taken the class before.

Remember than any class marked BYOD mean Bring Your Own Device, be it a laptop or iPad. BYOD classes are typically taught in the large room downstairs – park in the lower lot. All other classes use the Castle Shannon Library computers and are taught upstairs – park alongside the library.

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iPad iOS 9

iOS is the operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPad Touches. This past September did not disappoint with the release of iOS 9.

Our next iPad class is coming up starting May 23 and runs for 7 or 8 sessions (session 8 is “as needed.”). Click on the Schedule tab for specific dates. All classes run from 10:15 am to 12:1 5 pm.

Maybe you bought a new iPad or received one as a gift. Maybe you received a hand-me-down iPad from one of your children or grandchildren. Want to know more about how to use it? Come to this class.

This course covers most everything about the iPad from the basics of the hardware and buttons. to various settings, screen layouts, app groups, notifications, the Apple store, Siri, the cameras, photos and videos, messaging, iBooks, email, Safari, contacts, Facetime, podcasts, music, iCloud Drive… and more.

This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device, i.e. iPad) class which will taught upstairs near the back of the library.

Please be sure your iPad is on the latest iOS 9 release and that it is fully charged before coming to class .

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Spring 2016 Schedule now available

Please see the schedule page for the list of courses and dates for the Fall 2015 quarter.

Let’s call this term “Back to Basics.” Returning are the basics we teach every term along some some other basic courses that we have not taught in a while. Even if you’ve already taken some of these courses but would like a refresh, sign up to take them again. The prices are more than reasonable so the cost of retaking a course will not put a dent in your wallet.

Have some friends that could benefit from some of these classes? Encourage them to sign up for some classes.

Our opening lineup, Intro to Computers with Windows 7, Intro to the Internet, Email using Outlook.com and Beginners Guide to the Cloud are an excellent primer and a great way for some seniors new to computers to get started. Word Online and Excel Online give you FREE online versions of the popular, but expensive, Microsoft Office programs. Learn how these work and integrate with the cloud. Also, what you learn is directly transferable to MS Office.

Not using Facebook? Heard bad things about it? Afraid to use it? Allay your fears and learn why the most popular social media program, Facebook, is such a popular program for everyone from teenagers to seniors. We’ll have you communicating with friends, posting pictures and recipes, private messaging and whiling away the hours watching those funny cat videos. Hey, we’re seniors and we’ve earned to right to unapologetically fritter away some time doing whatever we want.

If you’ve recently got a new laptop with Windows 10, you’ve upgraded an older computer to Windows 10 or you want to upgrade yous to Windows 10, check out the Windows 10 classes. New this term is a one-day upgrade class for those that haven’t upgraded yet (and time is running out for the free upgrade).

Wrapping up this term is the ever-popular iPad class. Received a new or hand-me-down iPad? Want to get more out of your iPad than you’re using it for now? Join this class to learn more. This is also a great refresher class.

Remember than any class marked BYOD mean Bring Your Own Device, be it a laptop or iPad. BYOD classes are usually taught in the large room downstairs – park in the lower lot. All other classes use the Castle Shannon Library computers and are taught upstairs – park alongside the library.

Stay safe, warm and dry this winter and I’ll see you in the spring.  🙂

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iPad iOS 9

What is September best known for? Why a new release of Apple’s iOS of course, along with new Apple hardware. iOS is the operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPad Touches. This September did not disappoint with the release of iOS 9.

Our next iPad class is coming up starting November 12th and runs for 7 or 8 sessions (session 8 is “as needed.”). Maye you bought a new iPad or received one as a gift. Maybe you received a hand-me-down iPad from one of your children or grandchildren. Want to know more about how to use it? Come to this class.

This course covers most everything about the iPad from the basics of the hardware and buttons. to various settings, screen layouts, app groups, notifications, the Apple store, Siri, the cameras, photos and videos, messaging, iBooks, email, Safari, contacts, Facetime, podcasts, music, iCloud Drive… and more.

Please be sure your iPad is on the latest iOS 9 release and that it is fully charged before coming to class .

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