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NMUG Classes

NMUG classes are only available to signed-up members, and the next season of classes starts on January 7, 2023 and now that we are Zooming all classes, we have been able to offer even more than last year! 

NMUG is well known for the quality of our classes. All on Zoom, which gives us an international audience in the thousands. And we have an incredible selection of events planned. Remember, you need to be a member to take part, but once you're a member of the NMUG family, it's a snip at just $20 per class.

Hold your Saturdays in January, February and March 2023!

Missed a class? Don't worry - you can sign up retrospectively, pay for whichever classes you would like to see and we will send you a link to the appropriate video(s) and all the notes provided by our tutors. Just click on the Register button below! 

Our NMUG class instructors are all knowledgeable, expert level presenters on Apple-related products, computer software and tech.

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Meet Our Instructors and see What's Being Planned for 2023....

Chita Hunter

Chita Hunter

Class Director and Software Technology Trainer for Apple and Adobe Creative Cloud programs
InDesign User Magazine contributor, MacGroup-Detroit Tech Blog contributor. Visit Chita's YouTube page

Joe Kissell

Joe Kissell

Author of over 60 books about technology, MacWorld contributor, publisher and author of Take Control Books. See what they're all about 

Dan Wassink

Dan Wassink

Owner of Dan’s Tutorials. More than 1300 lessons - tutorials, lessons and tips. Have a look 

Jeff Bohr

Jeff Bohr

Owner Naples Mac Help and Apple Certified Support, Professional Author of Jeff’s Tech Articles and various tech books. Find out more

Mike Kwasniak

Mike Kwasniak

A theatre photographer since 1982, Mike’s images have featured in newspapers all over the UK. Last November he was awarded Fellowship of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society. See some images.

Christian Boyce

Christian Boyce

A Mac and iPhone consultant and author. He started helping people with their Macs as a University of Texas graduate student in 1985 and turned it into a full-time business in 1991. His site is loaded with over 500 how-to articles for iPhone and Mac users. Learn more.

Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson

Author of best-selling books on the Mac and digital photography, MacWorld contributor, Contributing editor of TidBITS Learn more

David McGuire

David McGuire

David is a Graphic Arts professional, former Apple retail specialist, longtime member of MacGroup-Detroit and present NMUG member.

Dennis DiGiacomo

Dennis DiGiacomo

With over 30 years in the computing industry, Dennis runs his own cyber defense, data forensics firm: MDP Studios. He is also an Apple consultant. Specialising in personal attention to the customer, MDP is based in Naples, Florida. Learn more.

Eckart Goette, President & Chief Administration Officer

Eckart Goette, President & Chief Administration Officer

Naples MUG's class registrar and facilitator.

macOS Ventura

macOS Ventura

Class Date: 01/07/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Jeff Bohr

Class Description: "macOS has a new operating system, Ventura. Ventura makes the things you do most on your Mac even better.” Jeff Bohr, an Apple Certified Support Professional, and NMUG member, will take us on a comprehensive walk through of new features, feature updates to Mail, Spotlight, Passkeys, System Settings, and general changes in MacOS Ventura. Jeff will arm us with lots of great info, along with Tips and Tricks to get us up to speed and off to a great start with this new MacOS."


iPhone and iOS 16 New Features and Devices

iPhone and iOS 16 New Features and Devices

Class Date: 01/14/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Christian Boyce

Class Description: iPhone 14 and iOS 16 is here and there’s lots to see! Learn what’s new and learn what’s improved as the “Mac Man” Christian Boyce amazes us with the new and improved features. Including multiple Lock Screens, Widgets on the Lock Screen, Live Activities, Focus Filters, Mail improved Search functions, Live Text for Video, Multi-stop routing in Maps, iCloud Shared Photo Library, a reimagined Home app, iPhone models and so much more!


iPad and iPadOS 16 New Features and Devices

iPad and iPadOS 16 New Features and Devices

Class Date: 01/21/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: David McGuire

Class Description: With iPadOS 16, the iPad has squarely come into its own. Former Apple retail specialist, Graphic Arts professional, longtime member of MacGroup-Detroit and present NMUG member, David McGuire, gives a comprehensive overview of what’s new and what’s improved.  Learn about features particular only to the iPad. Including the new Weather app, optimized for the larger display, with immersive animations, detailed map, tappable forecast modules, Photos app Smart Setup Rules, Live Text in Videos, Customizable Toolbars, Audiobook mini-player, resizable windows, Center app,  and much more!


iCloud and iCloud Drive

iCloud and iCloud Drive

Class Date: 01/28/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Joe Kissell

Class Description: "Is iCloud and iCloud Drive a bit of a mystery? Do you feel that maybe you aren’t getting your full use out of iCloud? Author and Take Control publisher, Joe Kissell will demystify iCloud and give you a greater understanding of how the iCloud eco-system works. In this comprehensive overview of iCloud and iCloud Drive features, you’ll see what iCloud is capable of, and how to put its key features to good use and best practices."


Preview app

Preview app

Class Date: 02/04/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Jeff Bohr

Class Description: Open, edit, save a PDF, fill out and sign form fields, combine multiple PDF documents, password protect your PDF, convert image files to a variety of file types. These are just a few of the wonderful features you will learn as Apple Certified Expert, Jeff Bohr walks you through the native macOS “Swiss Army knife” Preview app.


Apple Watch and iPhone: Fitness/Health/Accessibility

Apple Watch and iPhone: Fitness/Health/Accessibility

Class Date: 02/11/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Chita Hunter

Class Description: Health is our number one priority. Apple has put health and safety at the core of Apple Watch and iPhone. With Accessibility features and Health and Fitness apps on both devices, Apple has made your health a priority, too. In this class you will get a comprehensive information on how Apple Watch and iPhone work to help you be at your best of health, inspire you, and help when you need them most.


Messages and FaceTime New Features

Messages and FaceTime New Features

Class Date: 02/18/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Christian Boyce

Class Description: Messages and FaceTime have gotten some well needed new features and updates in the new OS and iOS. Those new features include now being able to edit a Message you just sent or unsend a recent Message altogether. You can mark a Message as unread if you can’t respond in the moment and want to come back to it later. A great new feature of FaceTime is the ability to move a FaceTime call from one device to another with just a click, so you’ll always be able to join a call from the right device. The “Mac Man - All Things iPhone Aficionado” Christian Boyce, will walk you through a comprehensive overview of new features and how they work for you.


Backups

Backups

Class Date: 02/25/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Joe Kissell

Class Description: "Do you have a backup strategy? If your main device suddenly died or was inaccessible, is your data safe and still available to you “somewhere?” Recent macOS changes have completely changed not only how we think about backing up or data, but also how we are actually able to backup our data. Joe Kissell, author and Take Control publisher, shows you the many important ways to keep your data safely duplicated, as well as available in case of emergency."


Photos app

Photos app

Class Date: 03/04/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Jeff Carlson

Class Description: Your personal photos are so important! Learn how best to enjoy them and discover the new and essential features of the Photos app with writer and photographer Jeff Carlson. The new iCloud Shared Photo Library collects the pictures captured by you and up to five members of your family so everyone can view and edit your memories together. When someone shares a photo or video via Messages, it’s automatically added to your library so you don’t miss anything. And what about the thousands of images already in Photos? Intelligent people recognition, location identification, and advanced machine learning-based scene and object detection let you search your library without needing to apply keywords or do any extra work. You can now even locate text that appears in the photos. Jeff has been using and writing about Photos since the first days of iPhoto, and is the author of numerous Take Control, Adobe Classroom in a Book, and Visual QuickStart Guides.


Security

Security

Class Date: 03/11/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Dennis DiGiacomo

Class Description: Nothing is more important than your online security. Apple Authorized Affiliate, Apple Professional and Security Expert, Dennis DiGiacomo, will outline important processes to follow, invaluable tips, and all-around great information to keep your computer and you safe from ongoing attacks on privacy and security of your devices and personal information.


Photography

Photography

Class Date: 03/18/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Mike Kwasniak

Class Description: You have images that weren’t taken in the best conditions. You have images that could look just a little better. You have images that could look a lot better. But you don’t know what to do, where to begin, or how to do it. Now you have a great opportunity to learn how to compose, edit and enhance your precious images as professional photographer, Mike Kwasniak, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, leads you through beginner to advanced instruction to achieve your desired goals.

During this session, Mike will introduce you to Affinity Photo, an inexpensive, fantastic app for editing your photos. But don't worry if you don't have (or want!) a copy - most of the processes he will illustrate can be found in just about any image editing software - and you may change your mind once you've seen what an incredible app it is!

SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT - Like the idea of learning to use Affinity Photo, but use an iPad rather than a Mac? We’ve got you covered! Mike has created a special video (nearly 90 minutes runtime) that will be available to all participants, detailing the differences (there are surprisingly few!) between Affinity Photo for the Mac and Affinity Photo for the iPad!


iMovie

iMovie

Class Date: 03/25/2023

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm EST

Instructor: Dan Wassink

Class Description: There’s a lot of power and inspiration in this native macOS app. Want to bring some of those special occasion and funny moment photos and movie clips to life, to share with family and friends? In this class, Dan Wassink of Dan’s Tutorials, will give you comprehensive and in-depth instruction on how to use iMovie to import, edit, enhance, and export your videos; create montages, add animated titles, music, effects and filters, and so much more.

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