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Description: Learn about the apps that were included with your iPhone/iPad, including the Contacts, Calendar, Camera, Photos, and FaceTime apps. Advanced settings will also be covered. Either "iOS Basic" or "Getting to Know Your iPhone" class is a prerequisite. Learn more, go further!
Description: Connect with others! Discover the features of Webex and how you can conference with your family and friends. Webex can also be used for attending remote classes and seminars as a remote learning tool. This class is online, interactive, and free.
Description:Discover tips and tricks for searching the internet! Learn about tabbed browsing, creating and managing bookmarks, checking your browsing history, reverse image search, and searching by category. We will be using the Google Chrome browser and Google as our search engine. Finally discover what the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button is in Google!
Description: Discover Google Drive, a free service included with a Google account. Learn about its many features and functions including storage, web-based applications for creating documents, and file sharing.
Description:Protect your computer and your data! Learn about hardware threats like electrical problems, software threats such as viruses and malicious programs, and user threats (choices you make!). We will discuss data backup methods, firewalls, and antiviruses.
Description: Discover the many functions of mobile devices available from Apple, including the iPhone and iPad. Learn how to set up your Apple device and what applications (apps) are available to you.
Description: Why Chromebook? Learn about Google's laptop-style computer designed to be a more affordable option for many. Discover its many functions and features, including how it is used to perform a variety of everyday tasks.
Description: Learn to personalize your preferences! Discover how to: create shortcuts on your desktop, taskbar and start menu; change the background of your desktop; modify colors; set a screensaver; change mouse settings; enlarge text; and more! This class is online, interactive, and free.
Description: Thinking about refinancing? Evaluate all the aspects of refinancing your home mortgage, including new loan costs, how long it takes to recover the costs, the impact of extending the existing term, whether a 15-year term makes sense, and what the "real" APRs are under various assumptions relevant to seniors. The instructor will provide an Excel workbook that attendees could use to perform their own calculations.
Description: Go further with your iOS device! Learn about the apps that were included with your iPhone/iPad including the Contacts, Calendar, Camera, Photos, and FaceTime apps. Advanced app settings will also be covered. Either "iOS Basic" or "Getting to Know Your iPhone" class is a prerequisite. This class is online, interactive, and free.
Description: Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) introduced the use of voice-driven devices to many electronics and even cars. Discover these AI technologies and how to use them to make life simpler. We will discuss Apple’s “SIRI”, Google’s “Hey Google”, Amazon’s “Alexa”, Microsoft’s “Cortana”, and more.
Description: Explore Google's Chromebook! Discover why the lower cost computer is an increasingly popular option for many people. Learn about the many functions of Chromebook and why it might be a perfect choice for all your computing needs.
Description: What is IoT? What is a smart product? Learn all about the Internet of Things (IoT), including its impact on our lives now and in the future. We will look at what makes a product "smart" and what you need to know before you use one.
Description: Take Excel to the next level! Learn how to use an Excel workbook to calculate and evaluate various financing proposals associated with refinancing a home mortgage. After performing your calculations, you'll be in a better position to make a well-informed decision.
Description: Listen to your favorite radio shows anytime and anywhere! Learn how to stream or download podcasts, which are recordings of audio programs. Get step-by-step instructions so you can listen to what you want, when you want.
Description: Explore the many features of Gmail! Discover how to format an email, organize your messages using folders (labels), generate a mail group, block a sender, add a contact, insert an emoticon in your message, add an attachment, and more. You’ll even learn to add a signature that will automatically appear at the end of every new message you generate.
Description: Libre Office is a free alternative to other popular paid software options. This Microsoft Office-compatible suite includes your standard office programs for word processing, presentations, creating spreadsheets, and more! This introductory class shows you how to obtain Libre Office, install it, and configure it to look and work the way you want.
Description: From the comfort of your computer chair, discover the excitement of traveling to interesting places! Using the free Google Earth software included with your Google or Gmail account, you can explore the world. See Mount Rushmore, the Pyramids at Giza, the Eiffel Tower, and more! More locally, find your neighborhood, your home, and your friends' homes. Explore it all with the click of a button!
Description: Explore Linux, a computer operating system like Windows, that is becoming increasingly popular among home computer users. Join us for an introduction to Linux offerings, including free applications like Libre Office. This class is interactive and it is structured for computer-savvy students.
Description: Curious about your family history? Want to learn about genealogy programs available online? Join us as we demonstrate programs and software designed to help you set up a family tree and search for relatives. We will explore a combination of free and paid programs.
Description: As people spend more time at home, Video conferencing has become very popular. Conferencing with friends, family and business associates around the world helps brings people closer together. WebEx can also be used for attending remote classes and seminars as a remote learning tool. This seminar will explain how WebEx video conferencing works, various portions of a WebEx invitation and how to join meetings as a participant. You will learn how to change your virtual background, share screens and applications with other participants and more.
Description: Android smartphones are available from multiple manufacturers and work with all major cell phone service providers. This course will show how to set up and use these devices as well as provide a brief overview of the many applications available. Students are advised to be familiar with the basic operations of their device prior to the class. Bring your phone.
Description: Are you frustrated or confused by the false information and the misleading statements so common on the internet and social media? How can you tell whether a statement is true or false? How can you tell the difference between disinformation or misinformation? Something that could make a huge difference in many areas, particularly understanding the pandemic. Learn the techniques to research what is the real truth and what is likely fake.
Description: E-Books and E-Readers are very popular. In this seminar we will talk about the most popular E-Readers and E-Reader apps; how to purchase E-Books; how to check out E-Books from the Wake County Public Library, and the best places to get free and low-cost E-Books. Have your E-Reader/app with you during this class.
Description: This course will cover basic functions of the latest personal technology from Apple as well as helpful tips and tricks to enhance your knowledge. The course will also cover the new medical advances of the latest version which include a one lead EKG and fall detection.
Description: Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and other malicious programs. You will also learn about Firewalls and other protective measures you can take to keep your computer system safe!
Description: What is iCloud? It is a service from Apple for securely syncing and storing many kinds of data and documents among multiple devices, including your iPad, iPhone, iPod and PCs running Mac OS or Windows. Consider iCloud to be a highly capable personal Internet hard drive. You will be shown how to set up an account and make the best use of the service. Either "iOS Basic" or "Getting to Know Your iPhone" class is a prerequisite. Bring your iPad and/or iPhone along with your Apple ID and password.
Description: Take the stress out of your next road trip by using a smartphone and perhaps a computer, both before and during your trip. This class will look at Applications for planning all aspects of your drive including routes, traffic conditions, and highway exit facilities. It will also look at booking accommodation and restaurants, planning your sightseeing and arranging local public transportation. You should be comfortable using any web-browser and your smartphone to benefit from this class.
Description: Learn how to personalize preferences specifically to your liking. We will teach you to create shortcuts on your desktop, taskbar and start menu, change the background of your desktop, modify colors, set a screensaver, change mouse settings, enlarge text and more.
Description: Following the popularity of "SMART" phones came "SMART" computer tablets. Apple introduced the iPAD and Google introduced "Android for Tablets'' operating system. Many manufacturers have developed electronic tablets using the Android Operating System which have become the "SMART" device choice for millions worldwide. The Google Android operating system has made the cost very affordable and easier to use then computers for many applications. Examples are: Reading Books and Learning, EMAIL and Messaging, Managing a Calendar, Taking Pictures and Managing Photos, Entertainment (music, movies and podcast), Video Conferencing and Video phoning with Family, Friends and Meetings, and many more activities. This seminar will introduce you to how to manage your Android Tablet and use many great application programs.