APCUG Wednesday Workshop Learning MAC OS

APRIL 26, 2023
9 am PT, 10 am MT, 11 am CT, 12 pm ET

Bill James has a new Mac Mini
Join him on his adventure with what he has learned about the Mac OS

Your Health and Your Technology
Bill Crowe, Sarasota Technology Users Group
Director, Class Instructor, and Forum Leader for Apple Products

Register here – https://forms.gle/NbtWHz9nVwFPaRhK8
After you click Submit, you will receive a pop-up acknowledgment of your registration. In addition, you will receive the workshop encrypted Zoom link on Tuesday, April 25, after registration closes at 6 pm Pacific Time.

Learning the Mac OS. Many individuals are familiar with the Apple ecosystem, primarily through an iPhone or iPad. However, using a Mac PC, such as a Mac Mini or MacBook Pro, presents a new opportunity to gain experience with MacOS. As a newcomer to the Mac Operating system and transitioning from a Windows environment, it was intriguing to compare the functionality of Mac to Windows. Furthermore, it was imperative to evaluate how the knowledge and skills gained from Windows could be applied to the Mac, considering the Mac is just another PC. Through this evaluation, I sought to understand the similarities between the Mac and Windows keyboard and the similarities and differences between built-in applications. This presentation aims to share my discoveries, particularly the similarities between the two operating systems, specifically focusing on web-based cross-platform applications.

Your Health & Your Technology. There have been many advances in technology already in the 21st Century. Many have focused on gathering information about our health more frequently and making it more available to us. With the advent of smartphones and watches, we can now collect this information in real-time, and in some cases, our devices can even sense and save the data for us on their own.

This presentation will focus on identifying and using these technologies to make our lives safer and hopefully help us become healthier.

Bill James, Advisor, Region 8
Member, APCUG’s Speakers Bureau
Bill first became involved in a PC user’s group in 1992 when he joined the Oklahoma PC User’s Group, now known as the Computer Club of Oklahoma City, to learn more about the computer he had just purchased. He has been a member of the club’s Board of Directors since 1998. Bill served two terms as President and is currently Vice President of Operations. Bill is very involved with Home Automation, using Google Home to automate his home, and loves his Chromebook. In addition, he is broadening his knowledge base by learning the macOS and iOS for Apple products and Linux.
He is a member of the Windows OS Insider Program and is his club’s go-to person on everything Android. The ccOKC meets every Thursday; Bill is the leader of the Windows Tips & Tricks and Android Study Group meetings.
As a member of APCUG’s Speakers Bureau, he frequently gives presentations to groups on Windows 11, Android devices, home automation, synchronizing devices, and Chromebooks.
Bill attended his first APCUG Fall Conference in 2003. From 2006 to 2009, he served as treasurer on APCUG’s Board of Directors.
If Bill isn’t working with technology, you’ll find him driving his Mustang; he is the Parade Coordinator for the Oklahoma Mustang Club. He is also an active member of Toastmasters International Club #627 and facilitates their Zoom meetings. Bill is also a member of the Board of Directors for North Care Center, a private non-profit behavioral and social services facility in Oklahoma City.

Bill Crowe serves as a director for the Sarasota Technology Users Group. In addition, he is a classroom instructor and Forum leader for Apple products. Bill teaches Intro to Computers, Windows, Excel, Word, and various iPhone and iPad courses for Sarasota Adult and Community Enrichment (ACE). He has taught computer-related classes at New Horizons, Community College of Vermont, and Saint Michaels College in Vermont.
Bill’s passion for teaching becomes apparent when you see him in the classroom. He is excited about helping others learn, and the students catch that excitement. His favorite expression is, “No learning takes place unless there is a transfer of knowledge.” His students say that a lot of learning occurs in his classes.
Crowe has a BS in Mathematics Education from the University of California, PA. He worked for IBM for 34 Years as a Programmer, Systems Analysis, and Manager. He also has IBM-certified coursework from George Washington University, Dartmouth University, Dale Carnegie, and WIN Institute, to name a few.

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