Training Mac Users One To One
July 18, 2007
My Click Chick Mac aura must be rubbing off on people or something. It seems more and more people around me are switching from being an anti-Mac, sole PC person to Mac user. I even assisted a few friends recently by giving them the basic familiarization with Apple’s operating system OS X, and it’s amazing the culture shock people experience over the switch.
While I don’t mind helping out, there’s simply not enough time to help everyone!
If you made the transition recently, or are thinking about making it soon, I need to tell you about the Apple Store’s One to One personal training that will help make your move smoother. You let your Apple trainers know what you need to learn and they will create a program that is customized to your level of experience.
You can choose individual sessions that cover everything from learning the basics of OS X to software to mastering your new iPhone. These sessions are designed to move at your pace and provide the support and guidance you require.
To mention a few highlights: PC to Mac Sessions: The Getting Started With Your Mac session will be customized by setting your preferences, and you’ll be familiarized with the Mac environment, and they will connect you to the Internet. With Mac 101, your contacts and calendar will be set up and your trainer will show you how to e-mail, video chat and instant message on a Mac. They’ll also help you get to know the Mac and the built-in iLife software.
Beginner To Pro: Even if you’re experienced with your Mac and just want to know more, this program will immerse you even more in photography, making movies, publishing, podcasting, website building (blogs) and presentations on a Mac.
iPhone 101: I would imagine this is fairly popular these days with the very recent release of the iPhone. Here you can learn everything from the ground up - getting started on your iPhone, sending/receiving e-mail and surfing the web.
There’s much more to be offered, and One to One can be purchased at your nearest Apple Store (Ala Moana Center or Kahala Mall) for $99 per year (reservations need to be made 14 days in advance). Go to www.apple.com/retail/onetoone for more information.
Next-Gen Console Update The price of Sony’s 60 GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) has dropped from $599 to $499, saving you $100! A new 80 GB model will take the $599 price tag slot sometime in August.
Additionally, because PS3s have Blu-ray drives, this is an excellent selling point since Blu-ray is winning the next-gen optical disk war.
Just to give you an idea on how all three consoles are doing, for sales in the United States, the Nintendo Wii ($249) is in the lead with 338,000 units sold in May 2007 compared to 155,000 Xbox 360s and 82,000 PS3s.
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