This week’s blog talks about technical help for that new I-device or updated device you received as a holiday gift…or maybe you made a New Year’s resolution to become more tech savvy. Help is available to you not only online (resources listed later in article) but there is “in person” help in Citrus County. Help includes non-apple devices.
Technology is wonderful when it works…but as they say, “garbage in garbage out”…You have to know what you are doing when it comes to computers, i-devices and i-phones.
We have several resources in the area where you can take classes and/or get technological help:
Our local library, Central Ridge (Roosevelt-Forest Ridge roads in Beverly Hills) has computer classes (i.e. excel, word, etc) as well as other fun activities….check out their calendar on their website:
Withlacoochee Technical College (Hwy 44 on the way to Inverness) offers adult ed classes. Here is a link to their website and adult education class schedule: www.wtcollege.org
You can make an appointment with a volunteer from the former CMUG (Citrus Macintosh Users Group) for a help session for the MAC computer, iPhone and/or i-device. I have found them to be fabulous help. The group has disbanded as a formal organization but still offers monthly help and a question and answer email forum. They still meet at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 Norvell Bryant Highway(Highway 486), in Lecanto, FL.” There are no dues, but you are asked to make a donation for your help session to offset the cost of using the church facilities.
“CMUG is being dissolved effective Dec 31, 2018 . Volunteers will continue to provide help for both Macs and iDevices but not under the CMUG umbrella. To continue to receive communications from this volunteer group you will need to be a member of the cmug-list google group forum (click to view.) Over 100 current CMUG members are already signed up for this forum and its emails. If you would like to be added to the forum list, send an email to Robert Rutledge: [email protected]
Included with this blog is a CMUG developed list of helpful websites.
Next help session is January 22:
There will be a combined Mac & iDevice Help Session on
Tuesday January 22 nd (1:00-4:00pm).
To register please email (the names below are hot-links to mail):
Bill Dean (for Mac Help)
Robert Rutledge (for iDevice Help)
In the email, please include your NAME and what ISSUES you are having.
A time will be mutually arranged.
Online help, of course includes “Google” a question and hope for an answer. Call Apple support. There are numerous You-tube videos for instruction. BUT you have to take time to watch them!
Each day I receive an i-tip of the day. Sometimes they are not what I need, but when they are, I save or try out the ideas presented. Here are some topics I found interesting recently:
“How to auto reply to texts while you are driving”:
“How to store an emergency contact for emergency SOS”:
“How to use Volume button to take pictures”:
“Ibotta Rebates on a range of products’:
download from iTunes store
“How to take a still photo while shooting video on I phone”:
“How to quickly add an emoji to a text”:
If you want to receive these tips directly, you can sign up for the Tip of the Day newsletter at http://www.iphonelife.com/dailytips/email
CMUG RESOURCE SHEET:
NEW FROM TODAY’S EMAIL: GOOD IDEAS: BROWSER ALTERNATIVES, GAMES APS FOR KIDS: