NEW! Career Point Lab 

We have partnered with Career Point North Bay! If you are looking for drop-in help with your computer, smart phone (iPhone or Android) or tablet, come to the new lab at the Career Point North Bay office off Smith Ranch Road!  We will have staff in the lab to help with any basic computer or smart phone questions.  Also, if you want help improving your typing or word processing skills, this is a great place to start. Check the Career Point website at for closures and holiday schedules. All sessions are FREE!

Career Point Lab Drop-In Hours:
Mondays: 10:00am-12noon
Wednesdays:  2:15pm-4:45pm
Thursdays: 12:30-3:00pm

Classes are offered during the following lab dates/times. Note: space is limited. Students accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Computer Basics: Jan 9 at 2:15pm-5pm, Jan 14 10am-12:30pm
  • Using Email & Internet: Jan 23 at 2:15pm-5pm, Jan 28 10am-12:30pm

Lab located at: 120 N Redwood Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903 (2nd floor).
Classes are sponsored by CareerPoint North Bay and offered to the community at no charge.
Now that the Holidays are over, it's time to start tackling your New Year's resolutions. Why not start by taking a class with Technology 4 Life? Are you overwhelmed with photos, check out our Managing Your Photos class. Do you want to keep up with news, politics, or cultural discussions? Try our Social Media class and learn how to use Facebook and other social media - safely!  Or maybe you just want to understand how to use your smartphone or iPad better so you should try our iPad/iPhone Basics classes. Keep reading to find out where, when, and how to sign up!
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Scroll down to find out more about our upcoming Classes!

How to Make a Photobook

You've taken lots of photos on your smart phone or camera. Besides sharing them online, you can make your favorites into a permanent keepsake book. In this class, you'll get hands-on practice using photobook software. You'll learn tips for selecting photos, layout techniques, simple photo editing, and more!

For the class, select 5-10 of your favorite photos to bring (thumb drive preferred). This is a great followup to the Managing Your Photos class. You will leave this class having completed several pages of your books.

Tuesday, Jan 8, 10:00am-12:00pm,
Whistlestop. Call (415) 456-9062 to register.

What's New on your iPhone/iPad?

A lot has changed on your iPhone and iPad with the latest ios updates. Come and find out how to use things such as new Siri features, new map features, and fun new tools to improve text messaging. Also, we will show you what a widget is and how the touch ID system has been improved to help you lock and unlock your phone. Finally, come learn about photo organization tools that let you search and group photos together for easier access. This class is a great refresher for those who have used the phone for a little while and a good overview for those new to the iphone and ipad world.

January 8 & 15, 2019  1:00-3:00pm
Terra Linda Rec Center
Call (415) 485-3344  to register.

How to Use Your Smartphone or Tablet

Android Basics 2: Essential Applications
Have you been using a smart phone or tablet for a little while but still feel like you don't know what you are doing?  Need to review some of the basic features of your device and see what else it can do?  This course will review some of the basics and also show you how to get the most out of your built-in apps including: Photo editing, storing and retrieving photos, Calendar, E-mail, Texting, Maps/GPS, and more!   We'll introduce the steps to find and install new apps, and show you how to update, delete and organize your apps for easy access.  A perfect sequel to the Using Android Smart Phone & Tablets Basics 1 course.  (Samsung, LG, Nokia, Google, Microsoft, etc)

Tuesdays, Jan 15 & 22, 10:00am-12:00pm,
Whistlestop. Call (415) 456-9062 to register.

Tuesdays, Jan 29 & Feb 5, 2019  10:00am-12:00pm
Terra Linda Rec Center, (415) 485-3344 to register.

Social Media for Seniors! 

Are you afraid to put your face on Facebook? Do you know how to tweet, post, or snap?  If you are in the dark when in comes to social media, this is the class for you.  We will show you what happens on the most popular social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.  We will explain why people like them (and don't like them), and show you how to keep your privacy while using them.  No experience required (you don't even need to have an account).  Come and see what all the buzz is about! Bring your smartphone or tablet so you can try it out yourself!
  • Wed Jan 9 & 16, 10:00am-12:00pm  Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato Call (415) 899-8299 to enroll.

 Do You Need Individual Help with Your Computer, Tablet, or Smart Phone? 

Need help with passwords, photos, more? Having trouble getting your devices to work together? We can help you get the most of your technology in your home. We offer one on one in-home tutoring and consultations. Discounted multi-session tutoring packages also available. Want a private class? Round up a few friends, and we can set up a private class just for your group!

Call us at (415) 325-5790!

We need your Feedback!

Have you taken a class? Had a one-on-one? We would love to get your feedback on what you liked, what you didn't liked, and how the class has impacted your use of technology. If you have a couple of minutes, please fill out our brief survey. Your feedback is invaluable and will help shape the direction of our future classes. Thank you in advance!

Winter 2019 Class Calendar

View classes by location on our calendar page. 

Date Course Location/Registration
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Computer Basics &
Self-paced Computer Lab (FREE)
CareerPoint North Bay
120 N Redwood Dr, San Rafael
Jan 8, Tue 
10am - 12pm
How to Make A Photobook Whistlestop
(415) 456-9062
Jan 8 & 15, Tue
What's new in IOS? Terra Linda
(415) 485-3344 
Jan 9 & 16, Weds
10am - 12pm
Social Media Novato
(415) 899-8290
Jan 9,16,23,30 Weds
Computer Basics &
Self-paced Computer Lab (FREE)
CareerPoint Northbay
120 N Redwood Dr, San Rafael
Jan 10 & 17, Thu
Tech Connect: Social Media Mill Valley
(415) 383-1370
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
12:30pm - 3pm
Self-paced Computer Lab (FREE) CareerPoint Northbay
120 N Redwood Dr, San Rafael
Jan 15 & 22, Tue
10am - 12pm
Android Basics 2 Whistlestop
(415) 456-9062
Jan 15 & 22, Tue
iPhone/iPad Basics 2: Essential Applications Drake High School
TUHSD Community Ed
(415) 945-3730
Jan 18 & 25, Fri
What's new in iOS The Ranch @ Dairy Knoll
Belvedere/Tiburon Rec
Jan 18, Fri
GGCS SmartPhone Tablet Special Interest Group (FREE) Belvedere Tiburon Library
(no rsvp needed)
Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, Weds
Introduction to Computers Novato
(415) 899-8290
Jan 23, Wed
Apps for Money Management (FREE) Belvedere Tiburon Library
(415) 789-2665
Jan 29 & Feb 5, Tue
Android Basics 2 Terra Linda
(415) 485-3344 
Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Wed
iPhone/iPad Basics 2: Essential Applications & More College of Marin/ Kentfield
(415) 485-9305
Jan 31 & Feb 7, Thu
6pm - 8pm
Managing Your Photos TAM High School
TUSHD Community Ed
(415) 945-3730
Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21 iPhone/iPad Basics 1:
Getting to Know Your Device
College of Marin/ IVC
(415) 485-9305
Feb 5 & 12, Tue
iPhone/iPad Basics 1:
Getting to Know Your Device
(415) 456-9062
Feb 8 & 15, Fri
Android Basics The Ranch @ Dairy Knoll
(415) 435-4355
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