Training

Not all training is created equal.

One of the things that sets us apart from other Mac consulting firms is our passion for training. When you work with us, you will not be taught by a systems engineer, rocket scientist or overly “techie” type, as would often be the case with other computer consultants. We won’t talk to you in techno-babble and we will never, ever make you feel like any question you ask is “dumb”. We are 100% committed to providing friendly, positive, down-to-earth training, presented and customized in a way that you can easily understand, and at a style and pace that matches exactly what you need.

Yes – we are Mac experts that have been using Mac computers for many, many years, and we regularly get compliments about the depth and breadth of our knowledge. What makes us so different is our strong track record and passionate commitment to successful teaching and training in a way that everyone can understand. Our goal is to make you more confident and comfortable with your Mac (and other devices) every time we work with you. We believe that if you’re going to learn something, you should have fun doing it! Our desire is to help you with everything you want to do on your Mac, iPad, iPhone and other devices.

Switching from PC to Mac

If you are new to the Mac, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve helped countless people translate their knowledge of PC computers into even greater confidence on their new Mac. And in almost all cases, these people learned much more and grew far more confident using their Mac than they had ever been when using their PC.

Training Topics Include:

Whatever you’d like to learn – we are always flexible to work on whatever you’d like to learn or need to accomplish!

Learn to use and build your confidence on popular Mac software including iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Aperture, Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, Logic, iTunes, iLife, iWork, Bento, iDVD, iWeb, Things, iScrapbook and more.

Get training on 
Mac basics, switching from PC, OS X, Finder, Safari, iCloud, Apple Mail (including creating emails written on stationery and/or with your photos), Address Book, iCal, iChat, FaceTime, Firefox, Chrome and more.

Learn graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, InDesign and Illustrator.

Learn business and productivity software like Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint (Microsoft Office), Boot Camp, Fusion and Parallels.

Set up your computer to be backed up via Time Machine, Time Capsule, Carbon Copy Cloner, CrashPlan or other online backup services, so you never risk losing the documents, pictures, music, movies, e-mail or anything else you wouldn’t ever want to lose. We’ll get your backup system setup and running, and also teach you how to monitor your backup system as needed.

Learn to use hardware and devices including Apple computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, external hard drives, Time Capsule, printers, scanners, cameras, camcorders, audio interfaces and video capture devices.

Learn how to use popular websites like Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, eBay, LinkedIn and Meetup.

Learn how to start and write your own blog or website.

Learn Pro Applications like Aperture, Logic Studio and Final Cut Studio.

Services We Offer:

SUPPORT & TRAINING

  • In-home Mac® training
  • On-site Mac consulting, setup and troubleshooting
  • Hardware and software setup, installation and upgrades including printers, hard drives and other peripherals
  • Memory, hard drive, display and router upgrades
  • Operating system upgrades
  • Data transfers from Mac or PC computers and setup of new Mac computers
  • Email setup, configuration and customization with stationery and signatures
  • iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® and Apple TV® support
  • Local & online backup setup and configuration including Time Machine and Time Capsule
  • Wi-Fi network setup and troubleshooting, including wireless printing issues
  • Hard drive replacement, data recovery and operating system reinstallation
  • Regularly-scheduled or a la carte system maintenance, tune-up and optimization
  • File sharing, contact & calendar sharing, music sharing, printer & scanner sharing, network hard drive sharing, Bonjour instant messaging, video conferencing and VOIP phone service setup
  • Fusion, Parallels, Boot Camp and Windows installation
  • Setup of parental controls, network security, firewalls and anti-virus solutions
  • Unbiased advice to help you select the right hardware, software and peripherals
  • Home theater and network-based music system design, setup and troubleshooting including multi-room audio control

PHOTO & VIDEO KEEPSAKES

  • Photo books, wall calendars, photo slideshows and DVD creation
  • Video editing and filming
  • VHS and audio cassette transfers

BUSINESS SERVICES

  • Branding and marketing for small and medium-sized businesses
  • Graphic-rich email marketing campaigns and email template design
  • Web design with or without content management systems
  • Graphic design, business cards, brochures and sales collateral
  • Search engine marketing and optimization
  • Social media integration
  • Custom PowerPoint and Keynote Templates
  • Custom music composing, scoring and audio branding
  • Audio recording, editing and voiceovers
  • Web hosting
  • High-quality offset (commercial) and large-format printing

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