Sponsored by Town of Cary, North Carolina: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Description: Gain insight into the most popular eReaders and eReader apps. Learn how to purchase eBooks, how to check out eBooks from the library, and learn the best places to get free and low-cost eBooks. Have your eBook or eReader handy for this class.
Description: Learn the basic functions of the Apple watch, as helpful tips and tricks! Discover new medical advances of the latest version which include a one-lead EKG and fall detection. Stay connected, stay safe!
Description: Learn how to protect your computer from viruses and other malicious programs. Discover how firewalls and other measures can keep your computer system safe, while also protecting your personal information.
Description: What is iCloud? Discover Apple's service for securely syncing and storing data and documents among multiple devices such as your iPad, iPhone, iPod and PCs running Mac OS or Windows. Learn 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.
Description: Road tripping? Take the stress out of your next road trip by using a smartphone or computer before and during your trip. Learn about applications you can use to plan all aspects of your drive including routes, traffic conditions, and highway exit facilities. Discover how to use technology for booking accommodations, reserving tables at restaurants, planning your sightseeing, and arranging local public transportation. You should be comfortable using a web browser and your smartphone to benefit from this class.
Description: Personalize your computer! Discover how to create shortcuts on your desktop, customize your taskbar and start menu, change the background of your desktop, modify colors, set a screensaver, change mouse settings, enlarge text, and more.
Description: First came smart phones, then came smart tablets. The Google Android operating system, found on smart devices, has made the cost of tablets more affordable and easier to use than some computers. Discover the many uses of an Android tablet, and why it might be a 'smart' purchase for you!
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: Are you frustrated with ever increasing cable TV bills? Have you wondered if there are ways to reduce your cable TV expense while getting the programs you want to watch? This seminar will give you some ideas on alternatives to cable TV. We will talk about over the air broadcast with antennas, smart TVs, and streaming.
Description: Learn tips and techniques for searching the internet! Explore tabbed browsing, creating and managing bookmarks, checking your browsing history, reverse image search, and searching by category (images, for example). We will use Google Chrome browser and Google as our search engine. You will finally discover what the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button is!
Description: Discover the three most popular social media sites used by seniors -- Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Learn how these apps allow you to share photos, text, videos, and how they allow you to communicate with one or many. All have easy help and support available.
Description: Get the most out of your Apple iPhone! Join us to learn basic set up options, as well as more advanced telephone features such as "Do Not Disturb". Discover the ever popular Find My iPhone app, too! Bring your iPhone along as well as your Apple ID and password.
Description: Purchasing a new laptop or looking for a replacement? Consider a Chromebook! Chromebooks are popular laptop choices because of their low cost, ease of use, and minimal setup, and maintenance. This introductory class covers purchasing tips, with information about Chromebook's competitors and the advantages of using a Chromebook. Discover how to set up your Chromebook and add-on software favorites.
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: 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: Want to reinvigorate an old desktop or laptop? Discover how Linux can help! Linux runs more efficiently than Windows, and most of its apps are free. We will explore Linux Mint, a distribution often picked to replace Windows, and how to customize its desktop and settings, how to find and install apps such as LibreOffice, how to update its software, and more. If you are tech-savvy, but not proficient in Linux, this class is for you!
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: 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: 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 emoji 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: 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: 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: 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: With the future focused on Smart Appliances, Smart Homes and Smart Cars, you need to understand how all these work and what questions you should ask before using them. This class will discuss the Internet of Things, what it means, what it is, and its impact on our lives going forward. We will look at the components of Smart products, what makes them smart and how companies will be using the Internet of Things in the future.
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: 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.
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: 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: Learn to personalize your preferences on your computer. 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!
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: Explore Google Chromebooks' full range of capabilities in this comprehensive class targeted at existing Chromebook owners. We lightly cover purchasing strategies. In detail, we cover using the desktop including shortcuts and gestures, using the Chrome web browser, Chrome addon software, Google Drive and Google Docs, MS Office documents, recovering fouled Chromebooks, set up including printers, and running Android and Linux apps. Bring questions if you want to do more with your Chromebook but unsure how.
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 than 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.