Category Archives: Productivity

Check out all my courses on Lynda.com

It’s been a very busy year for me on Lynda.com. Instead of linking every one of my courses individually here, I think it’s better to provide one link to all of my courses on Lynda.com.

Click here to see my constantly-growing list of courses. I cover topics like OS X, Windows 10, Android and iOS devices, Microsoft Word, and more.

Your comments and questions are welcome here on this site. I just won’t be making a post for every course anymore.

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Speeding Up and Maintaining your Mac on lynda.com

It’s great when you have a brand new computer that runs fast and smoothly. But, over time, you’re probably going to start feeling your computer running slower. Is it a problem with the computer? Are you running software that’s too demanding? Is it time to upgrade? Check out my course on lynda.com – Speeding Up and Maintaining your Mac – for some tips on troubleshooting and fixing your speed problems.

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Office for iPhone First Look

Is a complete Office suite on a phone even possible? Yes, it is. And it works really well. If you haven’t seen Word, Excel and Powerpoint for iPhone, check out this quick introduction on lynda.com – Office for iPhone First Look.

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Outlook for Mac First Look

Microsoft has released a new version of Outlook for Mac, which is designed to look and operate just like Outlook for Windows 8. If you’re upgrading from the previous version of Outlook for Mac, or if you’re switching over to Outlook, check out this course on lynda.com to get up and running – Outlook for Mac First Look

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Up and Running with Apple Pay on lynda.com

With Apple Pay on iOS 8, you can use your iPhone 6 as a mobile payment system. At participating retailers, you can skip the your credit card and authorize payments directly from your phone. Check out this short set of movies on lynda.com to get Up and Running with Apple Pay.

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Mac OS X Yosemite Essential Training on lynda.com

If you’re new to using a Mac, new to OS X Yosemite, or just looking for a deep dive to learn about all of the essential features of Apple’s operating system, be sure to check out my course on lynda.com, Mac OS X Yosemite Essential Training.

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iCloud Essential Training

iCloud is the key to many features in OS X and iOS 8. It’s essential for synchronizing data across your iPhone, iPad, and computer. It’s also got valuable tools for locating a lost or stolen iPhone, and much more. To learn all about Apple’s suit of cloud services, check out my course iCloud Essential Training on lynda.com

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Mac OS X Yosemite New Features

Catching up on posting some courses over the past few months…

OS X Yosemite New Features walks you through all of the updates in Apples newest operating system for desktop and laptop computers. If you’re using Mavericks, or any older version of OS X, you should check this out on lynda.com

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Up and Running with Android Wear on lynda.com

The new Android Wear watches are here and I’ve got everything you need to get setup with Up and Running with Android Wear.

Watch the course introduction for Up and Running with Android Wear

 

Smart watches are about to hit big. There have been some smart watches on the market for a few years. But, Android Wear introduces a native Android OS watch that is completely integrated with Android phones and tablets. These watches bring alerts, voice control, and much more to your wrist.

Check out this course on lynda.com to see how to get everything set up and to learn the essentials of the watch’s interface. You’ll also see how the Android watches interact with third party apps. It’s a short course, but it’s packed with everything you need to get up and running with Android Wear.

Up and Running with Kindle

My second course on e-readers has released on lynda.com. This time, we’re going to get Up and Running with Kindle.

Watch the course intro for Up and Running with Kindle

 

If you’re new to the world of e-readers, you should check this one out. Amazon’s Kindle is a very popular option. This course covers several Kindle models – the standard Kindle, the Paperwhite, and the Kindle Fire tablets. If you don’t have an e-reader, this course may help you decide which one you want. If you have a Kindle, the course will help you get set up and will introduce some tricks you might not know about. I hope you’ll take a look.