Gadget Jam

Gadget Jam: Son of Gadget Class

Gadget Class returns under a new name.

At the Belding Library in Ashfield, October 25th, 6:30PM. 1-1/2 hours. Fee: $30

Gadget Jam has been rebranded

Gadget Class is now Gadget Jam. This is a workshop. I am encouraging more questions and interaction. Some folks have let me know they are not into classes. This is not a class; there will be no test!

As before, I am opening the discussion to most any gadget that folks have questions on- Macs, PCs, cameras, phones, tablets, etc. I think this workshop will benefit anyone who wants to use their devices more efficiently and to a greater extent. 

I find that a lot of the time when I make a visit to someone's house on a computer call, that they have a bunch of questions that we may not have time to address. Well now's the time to get those questions answered, for only $30!  Come on down to the Belding Library on Tuesday October 25th, 6:30pm. And bring a friend! 

This month I will focus on photos: taking pictures, bringing them into the computer, organizing, sharing and more. 

So gather your questions and come on down. Hope to see you there!

Click here to Register Now! 

Mac Tips: Using Siri on macOS Sierra

As many of you know, the latest Mac operating system, macOS Sierra (10.12), was just released. Years ago, I would've waited a while before installing a brand new operating system. At least for my main work machine, I might've waited for a 10.X.1 "bug-fix" release. And I still advise that for my clients with business machines.

But I wanted to check out the new system before I got a lot of questions about it. So I took the plunge. And you know what? Everything went fine. The update went well, and no conflicts. (Except one: Photos in El Capitan is different from Photos in Sierra. When you open Photos in Sierra, it will update your Photos Library. Then if you need to open that same Library on another Mac with El Capitan, it won't open. Odds are that this will not be an issue for you.)

I  wanted to check out Siri on the Mac. I really like it on the iPhone/iPad. I use it to find contacts quickly, search the web, get weather, game times, etc. And I know that it will keep getting better and more intelligent. 

But I couldn't figure out at first how to invoke it. So here's the trick. Many of you know that you hit 'Command' + 'Space Bar' to bring up Spotlite to search for things on your Mac. To bring up Siri, do the same key command, but hold them for a second or two, then release. This will bring up the Siri assistant. Sweet!



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