Apple Workshops and Classroom Training

We completed the Spring series of workshops and, as of today, I have none scheduled in the near future. I'm planning on providing a monthly Open House where people can bring questions in a drop in format, details on that to be determined. Watch this page, or sign up for our mailing list for our next round of workshops. 

 

classroom training 

Past Workshops Will Be Repeated, Dates TBD 

Feb 26, 10-12:00 pm - iPads, iPhones and the iCloud - SOLD OUT

Right now, there is more computing power in your back pocket than NASA used to put a man on the moon. One of the most common questions I get in the course of my daily work, is "What the heck is the iCloud, and what does it mean to me?" This 2 hour workshop sets out to explain what Cloud computing means, and how to put this advanced, but simple to use technology to work for you and your multiple devices. Learn to sync your contacts, your calendars, your music and your photos on all your Cloud capable devices.

March 26, 10-12:00 pm - Intro To Mac Part 1 - SOLD OUT

In this two hour workshop, we’ll explore the rudiments of the Finder and System Preferences to better understand and organize your files. Time Machine Backups, basic folder structure, anti-virus and security options. Learn basic Mac and computer terminology, how to use the Sidebar and Desktop more effectively, best practices for maintenance and more. It’s recommended but not necessary that you bring your Mac laptop if possible.

 April 23, 10-12:00 pm - Intro To Mac Part 2In this second installment of the Mac computer workshop series, we'll explore the native OSX applications, such as Mail, Safari, Photos, Contacts, Calendars and iTunes, as well as Preview, Quicktime etc.. Learn how to attach a photo to an email, how to create a group email message, how to create a photo album or playlist, effective web-surfing strategies, Bookmarks, etc. Tickets and registration here.

 May 28 10-12 pm, iPads and iPhones Part 2 - Past the Nuts and Bolts

In the first IOS installment we focussed on the nuts and bolts of iCloud and your IOS device settings. In this workshop, we'll look closer at usability for your supercharged micro-computer, talking about the camera, mail, and individual native and 3rd party apps, games, productivity etc. Tickets and Details Here

Classroom Learning & Mobile Workshops

Below is a description of the Vancouver Island University course that Dan leads, upcoming dates TBD:

learning"User-friendly, swift, powerful and almost bulletproof, the Apple Macintosh computer is increasingly becoming the choice of the discerning new user. Learn to navigate the Macintosh operating system, organize your files and maximize all your computer's features, including iPhoto, iTunes, Safari, Mail, wireless home networks and the many various possibilities that come with this modern tool of communication. Participants must bring their Mac laptops. Note: open to participants with previous computer experience/knowledge; not ideal for beginners."

Be sure to check the universities website for class availability or contact Dan for the next upcoming classes.

Mobile Workshops

If you are unable to make it to one of the classes in Parksville/Qualicum, Dan can come to you as Up Your Media offers mobile support and training for groups or individuals.

Dan is proud to provide mobile service to the following regions of Vancouver Island via regular scheduled visits and by specific appointments:

  • Comox Valleymobile
    • Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and Campbell River
  • West Coast
    • Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet
  • Tri-Port Region
    • Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Port Alice
  • Mid Island
    • Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Ladysmith, Chemainus and Duncan
  • South Island
    • Victoria, Saanich, Sidney, Langford, Sooke

Testimonials

  • Just got home. plugged the router and computer in and its working!!!  Go figuure. You must have done something right.

    Thanks,

    Al Z

  • Just a quick note to thank you again for coming by……this is working ever so much better. See you next month.
    Maggie
  • Whoa .....fabulous ...wonderful ...fantastic ...beautiful......OMG ...thank you so much. I will look into the photos and see what I can do  ....touble is I don't actually know much about Marilyns life! I will make something up .....!!  wow Wonderful to what you have created...

    AJ

  • Hi Dan:

    Thank you so much for helping out with my urgent problem the other day, so promptly – and from the arena! I really did appreciate it (and was so impressed!).

    Ann

  • Your expeditious replacement of my hard drive is very much appreciated. I had a little trouble restoring the system, but it's now working perfectly (and it seems to be a little faster).In my excitement I forgot to ask about warranty. What do I do?Thank You again

     Trevor W Jackson

  • Hi Dan, thanks for the January newsletter. I added my vote to you for "outstanding customer service".

    Ambrose

  • Hi Dan,What a difference!  My MacBook is working much faster now, and not getting hung up.  The newer OS and more memory really helped.Thank you.

    Yvonne

  • Hi Dan,

    It was great to meet you and thanks for your help, I love the dual screen and upgrades. I seem to have forgotten how to access the iphoto shots from the original iphoto and can only find the few new ones, can you re direct me.

    Melanie

  • Dan retrieved the iPhoto library I had deleted from my boyfriend's computer from a Time Machine backup I didn't even know we had. Thank you Dan, you saved my bacon!

    Kerry
  • Hi Dan,

    I picked up quite a few useful things in class even without a laptop, and enjoyed the course. Do please let me know if you decide to offer an intermediate level follow up. Thanks,

    Paula