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Want to learn how best to use your new iPhone, iPad, or Mac? You can always check out how-to articles on the web, buy a book, or try to teach yourself. But one free and helpful option available comes directly from your local Apple Store.
Apple Stores offer free workshops on the company’s core products and services. You can take classes to pick up tips and tricks on using the iPhone and iPad, the Mac, the Apple Watch, iCloud, Apple Music, and iWork. You can also bone up on such topics as how to edit and share your photos, how to edit movies on the Mac, and how to draw and paint with the iPad. Each class is free, lasts for 60 or 90 minutes, and is taught by an Apple Store product expert. Here’s how it all works.
Fire up your browser and surf to the Apple Support page . Scroll down the page until you see the section on “Enjoy free in-store workshops.” Click on the link to “Find a workshop near you.”
At the page entitled “The best place to learn about Apple products,” scroll down until you see the “Find a workshop” field. Type your ZIP code or your city and state and press Enter.
Scroll down and you’ll see a list of your closest Apple Stores. Click on the link to “See available workshops” for the store you wish to visit to attend the free class.
At the “Get started with workshops” page, scroll down until you see the workshop you wish to take. Workshop options include:
- iPad Basics
- iPhone Basics
- Mac Basics
- GarageBand for Mac
- Into to Apple ID and iCloud
- iPhone and iPad Advanced Basics
- Mac Advanced Basics
- Organize Your Photos on Mac, iPad, and iPhone
- Share Your Ideas with Keynote
- Spreadsheets Made Easy for Mac
- Write Your Best with Pages
- Edit and Share Your Photos
- Edit Your Movies on Mac with iMovie
- Final Cut Pro X for Storytellers
- iPhone Photography
- iPhone Videography
- Shoot More Artistics Photos with iPhone
- Sketch, Draw, and Paint with iPad
- Create Cinema-quality 3D Titles in Final Cut Pro X
- Import, Sort, and Organize in Final Cut Pro X
- Accessibility Basics: Assistive Learning Tools on iPad and iPhone
- Accessibility Basics: Literacy Tools on iPad and iPhone
- Accessibility Basics: Literacy Tools on Mac
- Productivity with iPad
- Studio Hours: All Projects
- Studio Hours: Art & Design Projects
- Studio Hours: Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets
- Studio Hours: Music Projects
- Studio Hours: Photo Projects
- Studio Hours: Video Projects
Click on the workshop of your choice. Then select the date and time you want to attend and click on the button to “Sign in to Reserve.” Alternatively, you can click on the link to check other nearby stores to see if a more suitable date and time are available.
Sign in with your Apple ID and password. Apple then confirms your reservation and offers to add it to whatever application you use for your calendar appointments.
You’ll then receive a confirmation email. If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation, you can click on the “Manage my reservations” link in the email.
At the “My Reservations” page, click on the “Cancel” or “Reschedule” link. If cancelling, click on the button to confirm that you wish to cancel. If rescheduling, select another date and time.
But wait, there’s more coming. Apple recently announced that it plans to expand and enhance its workshop offerings . The company said it will unveil all new free classes in May on such topics as photo and video editing, coding, and art and design. Known as “Today at Apple,” the new workshops will be taught by trained Apple employees as well as by artists, photographers, musicians, and other working professionals. Stay tuned.
For more Apple tutorials, check out:
- How to Find Cover Art for Your iTunes Albums
- How to Share Your iTunes Library Among Multiple Devices
- How to Turn On Apple Two-Factor Authentication
- How to Cancel Apple Music
- How to Use a Smartphone App to Find Your Car
- How to Use Apple Support
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If you’re new here, click the play button above for a short video tour to learn how to navigate our website. We have a large library of classes that we’ve taught on a wide range of topics, so be sure to look through the main segments in the menu area at the top of the site to see what we have to offer. If you are looking for a specific class, you can also use the magnifying glass on the right end of the menu bar to search.
We also offer live classes that you can attend online for free on Wednesdays and Saturdays. A list of our upcoming classes can be found in the sidebar to the right or on our Class Schedule page . If you would like to attend a class, click the button below to download the needed software and then head over to the Live Class Schedule page to register for the class of your choice.
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I recently purchased a new iMac, looking forward to taking your classes.
That’s great, Craig. Congrats! You can see our entire list of Mac classes by going to “Mac and Windows” in the top menu and clicking on “Mac” on the left. Here’s a direct link. Have fun! http://pcclassesonline.com/category/mac-and-windows/mac/
The new website is terrific, easy to navigate, easy to understand and an excellent tool for learning. Thank you David and team!
Great site and videos. Looking to buy a Mac for photo editing (advance amateur/hobbyist). Would you suggest a 27″ iMac w/ Retina or a 15″ MacBook Pro for best performance and future longevity. Each have benefits and disadvantages of course. What do you recommend to your clients? Thanks
this morning I suddenly browsed and started to humbly watch and listen to your twitter tutorials, without my knowledge I have spent more than an hour. finally realized your are doing a great tech talks on subjects, for people like me , I do not even have a twitter account or knowing how to use, this is why I came to your site. How much it cost to get these free classes, as you have presented. Please send me am email. At the moment I have a windows laptop, later after I make some money I will get a Mac. Ameer [email protected]
All of our classes are free. Have fun learning and thanks for visiting PCClassesOnline!
I Recently purchased a MacBook Pro. After many years as a Windows user I found Apple software daunting. The first thing I managed to achieve was Trovi on my laptop. I did not understand how to set up the laptop. After much frustration I found your u-tube lectures and all became clear.
Many thanks John
We love to hear that, John! Thanks for sharing your story.
I do not have any website
No website is needed, but we have a few classes on that as well (and more to come).
Tried to use the link to Amazon, Union Jack, on my iPad but nothing happens. The old link worked great.
Am I doing something wrong?
Good eye, Keith! Thanks for letting me know. I have everything fixed now, so try it again if you would. http://pcclassesonline.com/how-to-support-pcclassesonline/
Love the new website!!
FYI, on the Live Class Schedule page, for OneNote, there is a grammar mistake in the description of the class. “Form” should be “from.”
Thanks for the compliments, Luka – and good eye on the grammar.
DAVID i tried to get to pcclasseson. is there a different page. I’m looking for the libery?
johnz, we designed a whole new site that is far more organized and user friendly than the previous one. Now you can sort by topic (top menus), see the 5 latest videos (top of home page), see a list of the most popular videos, top Mac or iPhone videos (home page), and more. Then, if you are looking for something specific, you can use the search feature (magnifying glass in the menu bar). You’ll be able to discover FAR more with this new site than the old one. Have fun! Let me know if you’re looking for something specific.
I noticed that many of your older classes were missing …
Which one(s) are you looking for?
I did something wrong. Came to view your site, again…..This time the video wouldn’t play. Do you know what I did? Thanks
Without more info, it would be hard to guess. When you say, “the video won’t play”, do you mean that when you click the play button, nothing happens? Give me some more info and I will see if I can help. What browser are you using? Can you play videos on YouTube normally? That info will help me help you. Thanks, Mike!
I have been experiencing the same symptom. In the Safari (v8.0.4) browser (Yosemite v10.10.2), when I click on the play button, nothing happens. I can play YouTube videos OK. If I use another browser, like Opera or Chrome, the play button starts the videos as normal. Yours isn’t the only website where I see this problem, and I have not been able to find the cause. Whenever this happens I have to switch to another browser to play the video.
That means that your Flash player in that browser is likely out of date.
Hi : I was lucky to find your tutoring on line but, I am a new IMAC user , and as a senior person, my sons considered to buy this Mac because with windows, in spite I had anti-virus, I had constantly problems. The help I most need is your recommendations- to find a tutor in Spanish , I live in Pasadena California , how much it will cost me. ? This Mac is very difficult I have many problems with my e-mails, passwords, etc. (family and friends I don’t bother them)
I would appreciate your information
I don’t want this page obscuring my use of the site
Sorry, what page are you referring to?
I think your tutorials are great. I am new to apple and have watched FinalCut Pro to get started. My initial problem was to get my videos from my android phone ( Samsung 4 into my Mac. I have learnt that the easy way is to download the camera files into a flash drive and then put the flash drive into my mac. So easy. Is there a more direct way ? Thanks.
The way that I transfer things from one device to another most often is using DropBox or Google Drive. I would suggest Google Drive for you since you likely already have an account. Then you can access anything from anywhere.
Can you boot a Chromebook from a Slako thumb drive?
I just found your webpage. I am watching “scanning documents & Photos on a Mac” when i go to Image Capture it doesn’t show my printer like it does on your video. Help please.
Also Happy Easter,
Congrats on the new website. It looks great and its really easy to find what I’m looking for.
It’s looking great.
Greetings from the NETHERLANDS
Great site upgrade!
Great new site Lovely to learn and learn
Two small points When will new photo app come out of beta and will you give a tutorial on it
Secondly – If i had an android phone which I don’t how would i transfer photos to my mac and view them in iPhoto ?
Much improved site, easy to search for a class and, if you’re scrolling down to find something, easier to focus on the content of the front page – I like the new purple, textured background. All in all a great learning experience! Thanks to David, Mark and the team.
Thanks for your kind words and support, Robert!
A Question: Been reading reviews and I am confused. I have a OS X version 10.8.5 desktop iMac Mountain Lion. What version number of Roxie Titanium Toast would be best as I see different #s of the Toast. Right now I cannot burn to DVD my iPhoto’s and home video’s together on my Mac both off my Nikon Coolpix. The video’s will not show on burned disk like the photo . Video’s come up blank with movement gauge at bottom. Thank you !!!!
Mark, I’ve just found a dead link. On clicking the “play’ arrow to the site tour video at the top of this page nothing happens. This might be the same problem that Mike found on April 2 so I will elucidate: I’m using a MacBook Pro OS X10.9.5 running Safari 7.1.3 and I can play other YouTube videos normally on this Mac. The tour video plays perfectly, however, on my iPhone 5s iOS 8.2.
Thanks, Robert. I just tried it and it works well for me on both my phone and desktop. If it doesn’t work on one device, chances are that something needs to be updated in your browser (i.e. Flash). Try another browser. If that works, that tells you it’s Safari that needs an update.
Ok Mark, thanks for the advice but I still can’t get the video to play in Safari.
I’ve updated Safari to 7.1.5, which I believe is the latest, and uninstalled Flash Player and reinstalled to the current version (188.8.131.52) in Safari.
The video does play in Firefox and I can view other videos on YouTube.
Is there anything else you can think of that I might be doing wrong? Is it because I’m using Mavericks? I’ll just use Firefox if necessary.
Firstly,I wanted to congratulate you on your website! The UI, appearance, simplicity, user friendliness & searchability is excellent (***** – 5 stars). I have seen multiple videos and reviews but KUDOS to you for making everything SO simple.
How about an IOS app for your website?
Thanks, Anshul! David A. Cox is the brains and vision behind everything – I am just a team member and designer, so I want to be sure to shine the light on him.
The work that you are doing is commendable and that too with “no strings attached”. Really appreciate it and always try my best to get all my friends/colleagues to watch your classes and site. Keep up the good work.
A fantastic service, have and will continue to recommend the site to others.Recently I had to update Adobe flash player on my iMac running Yosemite. I wasted a whole day trying all the recommended ways of getting it to work.In frustration I rang Apple help NZ, the technician said that he had spent the previous day trying to resolve the same problem. He had just found the solution -it was completely unlike all the others on Utube etc.and exceedingly simple and obvious in hind sight.Turn off and boot in safe mode,access Adobe through Safari and follow the prompts etc. How about a simple vid Guys? for all the frustrated Yosemite users. It would have saved me 7 hours! Shalom.Ty
Thank you David Cox for all your efforts (yes, I have donated a little$) because your website is my GO-TO answer for anyone who asks me how to do something on their MAC. You have rescued me from enourmous amounts of family and friend guilt-trippings. I wish I could hug you, but I can’t, so that’s fine.
I would like to thank you for the advise you have given me after my Mac Book Pro was attacked with lots of Malware and Adware. I really appreciate your immediate response by email. I will continue recommending your website to all my Family, Friends and sharing the wonderful work you do.
David, I was watching your website tour video on an iPad Air 2 that I had just updated with iOS 8.3 and once the video started, I could not pause or rewind it, none of the usual controls showed up. When I tapped the screen to try to access them I was taken back to the first page. I tried to do the same on my iPhone 5 which was iOS 8.2 and everything was working as it should so it looks like there may be an issue with iOS 8.3. Thanks for all the Tutorials you put out.
I’ve just tried accessing the video controls again and have discovered that I was tapping the screen too low down.
In order to get at the controls, I needed to tap within the YouTube video screen, not the rest of the iPad screen, which is what I was doing. Cheers.
Fantastic new website. Wish all were as easy to use! Great Job!!! Will send a donation to PCO soon. Keep up the good work.
looking great hope to visit real soon again
greetings from the netherlands
Your new site is prettified but you have omitted a list of all classes. Please advise how to access the list.
We don’t currently have a master list, but you can use the search option to get a list of any topic you want to see.
In the past, just browsing what is offered I found things I wouldn’t have known to specifically ask for, i.e. How to Clean Your Mac, Alfred, etc. Not having a Master List is a real flaw and makes using the service that I have always valued, less useful. Please consider adding it ASAP. It will make me and my Users Group smile.
Thanks for the feedback, Shirley. We will definitely take that into consideration. In the meantime, you can still browse the entire list of our classes on our YouTube channel if you’d prefer to see an entire list. Here’s a direct link to the videos page. https://www.youtube.com/user/TechTalkAmerica/videos
David, I would like to know if you have posted any discussion regarding alternatives to Office 365? My subscription is expiring and I would like to evaluate other options for documents and spreadsheets on my pc. Although I am learning “Pages” and “Numbers” on my new MacBook Pro, years of documents were created using Office products. I understand that they become ‘read only’ documents. I am also concerned about email account folders which are accessed through outlook?
I discovered your classes on utube and have shared your web address with almost everyone I have met during Mac workshops. You offer exceptional learning opportunities. Thanks so much!
Hi David, just like to congratulate you on your awesome new website, being new to apple products myself, i find your tutorials outstanding, and easy to follow, all the best to you & your team.
I have not been able to be in touch with your classes for a while and now find you have a new website which, for some reason, I can’t seem to access properly. None of the clicks seem to be live. I know I must be missing something here as I am a beginner with Mac so please excuse me being stupid but can you tell me what I am doing wrong. I’d very much like to start to learn again from your online classes.
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Pat. Everything is working as it should on this end and we’ve had tens of thousands of visitors since we launched the new site. What browser are you using?
Very nice, congrats! Sure do enjoy your instructional help and you’re the first place I go and/or send people who need tutorials.
Great new site!Loving it!
I already have a website, i want to build a mobile app for it, so that it can be seen on yapp. please how do i go about that? i really do love this website. so so great. nice job.
Sorry, I don’t understand your question… Yapp is a website where you make a mobile app, so you don’t make an app to be SEEN on Yapp, you use Yapp to MAKE a mobile app… https://www.yapp.us/
I have recently discovered your classes on You-Tube. Thank you by the way;-)
I wanted to ask you if it would be a good idea to upgrade my iMac from Mountain Lion to the current operating system. I know, I am behind times, but I don’t like change.
Recently I have purchased a MacBook Air. I was using Windows for many years. I was little worried about using Mac. But after going thru your classes which are crystal clear and systematic, the fear of using Mac has completely gone. Thanks to you and your team for this great service. Regards.
Thanks for the kind words – and you’re welcome!
I joined the pco to give pcclasses support but have found it conflicts with my ebates. How can I get out of giving support to pcclasses. I will instead give cash money to continue my support.
I effected your little trick for securely saving my passwords on my computer for ready access – the one where a password is created for a Word document that then requires a password to open (you use the password “cupcake”). Once such a document is created how is the password changed?
Also, I am considering purchasing Toast Titanium 12 and an external hard drive from your store. How is that done where you receive some benefit from the purchase?
Wow…..great looking new website.
I cant wait to finish our new one now ….. very exciting.
Look forward to hanging out in here and soaking in all your great information and advise.
That’s so great to hear! Thanks for joining us!
Why can I not get your videos to play?
I’ve fixed the issue, thank you.
Concerning your excellent airport express class, there is 1 minor problem, you can only use a phono input for playing LP vinyl records. There is an additional preamplifer stage built into the phono input because LP vinyl records have very low output that requires a stronger signal. Any other signal played through a phono input will be boosted too much and could damage the speakers. Also, the airport express audio out is dual purpose. It is a high quality optical with the use of the proper adaptor. This will give superior sound with modern digital receivers.
love the new website! just wanna say many thanks to you and everyone involve in this public service that you are doing. I’m a hard headed person that doesn’t listen very well to people I will admit but the way you teach gets me into your classes more and more! I was never really good with computers but thanks to you and your classes, my sisters now thinks that I am a mac expert as she calls me to troubleshoot and fix her macbook from time to time.
thanks again for being such a great teacher!!!
Hello, I am new to the world of Apple and I am learning so much in a short time. Thank you for the tutorials. How can I help keep the classes free for all?
Hi, any chance on a tutorial for Microsoft Word for Mac ( newest version)???
We don’t have that on the list and we’d have to purchase a copy of Word to do so. Is there something specific you are wanting to know how to do?
My Email address has changed. It is now [email protected] . Please send all future emails about classes etc to the new address. Thank you K. White
The easiest way to solve that would be to sign up again using your new email address. I believe that you can unsubscribe or change your email from a link in the footer of any email as well.
Hi Davidas a P.C. user from 1985.- 2013 I purchased Mac OS X about 3 years ago i have attempted to come to terms with it, As a Wedding Vide producer, with very limited success.
You are the first Educater that I am able to fully (almost) understand. I am now retired 83 yrs of age, I require as much help ad is available, in setting up the mac ie security, must have apps, I want to convert D.V cam originals into H.D Copies and also
with luck continue to produce H.D films, purely for satifaction.
I believe I am worthy, of any assistance you are able to offer David, Maxthevid.
I now look for. Where to sign up, for my salvation as a Producer.I am looking forward to a very fruitful association, with you and yours David.
Could you please explain the software needed to join the classes and where does it appear in Settings?
Sorry, Caroline – we need to remove this page and video, but I wanted to respond to you. There is no software or registration needed for our classes anymore. Just go to YouTube and watch for free from any device. You can see the schedule at http://www.pcclassesonline.com/class-schedule and keep up with everything we’re doing on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pcclassesonline
Thank you very much for your reply.
I will be taking class here because I will be buing a macbook pro . Please help me decide that should I buy a macbook pro now or wait for next year models to buy with USB-C .
That’s really up to you and your individual needs. If USB-C is important to you, then wait. For me personally, that’s not at all important, so I would purchase whenever you want in order to get to work on a new machine with all of the benefits that brings.
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