macbook pro

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Introduction Course

Apple Mac’s are known for their legendary simplicity, style, and reliability, just like your iPhone and iPad. In this course, we’ll begin with the basics, including how to work with files and folders, getting online with Safari and Mail, as well as keeping your Contacts, Calendars, Notes and ToDos organised. We’ll talk about organising your Photo and Music libraries and how to send and receive messages and phone calls. We’ll then discover how to work with Office documents, create movie and music projects, and install new apps. After, we’ll learn how to find information using Spotlight and Siri, keep your Mac secure and backed up, and change your settings to your preferences. Finally, we’ll explore an assortment of top tips and tricks, such as integration with your iPhone/iPad, managing storage, and much more.

1. Getting Started

  • Tour of the Desktop
  • Opening Apps
  • Dock
  • Menu Bar
  • Open Windows
  • Mission Control

2. Working with Files and Folders

  • Finder
  • USB Drives
  • Quicklook
  • Desktop

3. Getting Online

  • Safari
  • Mail

4. Keeping Organised

  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Reminders
  • Maps

5. Managing Photos and Music

  • Photos App
  • iTunes

6. Staying in Touch

  • Messages
  • FaceTime Video
  • FaceTime Audio

7. Getting Work Done

  • Pages / Numbers / Keynote
  • Microsoft Office for Mac

8. Installing New Apps

  • Using the App Store
  • Downloading Apps from Websites
  • Uninstalling Apps

9. Searching for Files and Information

  • Spotlight
  • Siri
  • Notification Centre

10. Security and Backup

  • Antivirus
  • Firewall
  • Updates
  • Backing Up with Time Machine

11. Tips and Tricks

  • System Preferences
  • Integration with iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch
  • Screenshots
  • Dictation
  • About This Mac
  • Managing Storage
  • Airdrop
  • Customise Finder Sidebar
  • iCloud Drive
  • Tags
  • Smart Folders
  • Markup
  • Safari Ad Blockers
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

12. Getting Support

  • Apple Website
  • Apple Store
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