The leaves are changing colors and starting to fall. We've got leaves on our mind and in our new, fabulous logo. The tree reflects our mission of helping our clients learn to use technology in your every day life. It's who we are -- Technology4Life!
We offer a variety of classes to help you learn how to use your iPad, iPhone, digital camera, or computer. We have workshops to help you find travel deals online and make personalized holiday cards. We provide quality, common-sense, hands-on instruction. Turn your tech fear into tech Savvy! Click here to see our schedule.
We also offer one on one in-home tutoring, and we can set up a private in-home class for you and your friends. Multi-session tutoring packages also available. Call us at (415) 302-4070 to schedule an appointment!
Marin Senior Information Fair
Wednesday October 22, from 9am-3pm, FREE Marin Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA (Click here for MAP)
Come celebrate your power, your imagination, and your life at the 2014 Marin Senior Information Fair. At the fair, you can sign up for transportation services; learn to make a quilt; check out art and crafts; socialize; explore options for housing, legal matters, education, travel, and volunteering; pick up some free good reads; and more. This year's theme is "Get Wired", and Technology4Life is excited to participate. Stop by our booth (#166) for some great giveaways and to enter our contest to win a free class or a 1:1 consultation.
Terra Linda Recreation Center
Managing Your Photos
MarinLearn/Drake HS 945-3730
Managing Your Photos
The Ranch@Dairy Knoll, Tiburon
WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Holiday Card
Terra Linda Recreation Center 485-3344
Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato
WORKSHOP: Be Your Own Travel Agent
Mill Valley Rec Center
Managing Your Photos
Al Boro Rec Center San Rafael/Pickleweed 485-3333
Using Your Android Phone or Tablet
Click here for full class schedule. Workshops are one day. Classes meet for 2 weeks.
NEW IPHONES - One month later...
It's been a month since the new "bigger than bigger" iPhones were announced. They should be more available in your local stores. If you have an iphone 4s or older, or have been waiting to get a smartPhone, this is a good time to buy. Many cell providers are offering up $200 trade-in savings on your old phone. If you have an iPhone 5/5s, you probably don't need to upgrade, but you might want to for the larger screen with clearer display, faster response time and to take advantage of the trade-in deals. If you do get a new one, be sure to get at least the 64gb version. You'll want the extra space (only $100 more) so you can download apps, keep your photos and avoid it from being obsolete in a year -- hopefully! Click here to read our blog post for more of our experiences with the new iPhone 6.
What's New at Apple?
iPhone 6 Problems--Bent out of Shape?
Are the new iPhone 6s too soft? Some critics are calling it "BendGate," after noticing that their devices are slightly bent after only a month of regular use. Apple said only a handful of customers have complained about bending iPhones, and Consumer Reports said the iPhone 6 Plus passed its stress test. You might avoid putting it your back pocket. Read Linda's blog post for her experiences with the new phone.
New iPad Air 2
Apple released the iPad Air 2 this week, a new and improved version of the original iPad Air which was released November of last year. What is new? The size for one thing. The new iPad is thinner than its already very thin predecessor, a mere 7 mm, which is right in between the thickness of the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus. The new iPad Air 2 is also lighter than the old model. The new iPad is 18% lighter than the original, making it only .96 pounds. Although the iPad Air has lost a few pounds, the camera quality and resolution are higher than ever!
What else? The new iPad has in Touch ID, Apple’s unique fingerprint-based authentication and login technology. The home button will now read your thumb print for both log-in security and as a way to help the iPad take part in the company’s Apple Pay roll out. Finally, Apple has added gold to the color options for the iPad line.
What does it cost? The new iPad Air 2 with WiFi range from $499 to $699, and the ones with WiFi and Cellular Data option ranges from $629 to $829 while the original iPad Air’s price have reduced to $399 to $579. For more information visit Apple.com.
Apple also announced the new model of its all-in-one iMac computer featuring the highest resolution display on the market. This new screen has about four times the number of pixels found on the standard iMac which makes it clearer and easier to read. The computer has a 27in (68.6cm) screen that has a resolution of 5K - 5210 by 2880 pixels - offering about five times the detail of a "full HD" 1080p television. The basic model will cost about $2,499 and is already available for sale.
Who We Are
At Technology4Life, we make technology simple and accessible for adults. The 40+ generation are digital immigrants -- new to this land of rapidly changing technology. For many, using a computer, iPad, or social media website can be very scary and intimidating. We want to turn tech fear into tech savvy. Our approach is simple, hands-on, and our experienced teachers walk students through each of our classes step by step so that every students leaves more confident and capable.
Our mission is to educate adults in the use of technology to enable them to remain vital, independent, and connected to their families and their community. Technology4Life is a 501(c)3 non-profit sponsored by MarinLink.
Phone: (415) 302-4070 or (415) 320-0363