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Holiday show

join us tomorrow un the SturItUp podcast. We will discuss Christmas and what it means to us, college football championship, NBA opening day, and the NFL playoff picture. So come join in, listen, ask questions, even give your opinion, the more we have, the more exciting the show is. To request join details, send a iMessage or email to sturitup@icloud.com or subscribe to my SturItUp event calendar for this and more up coming shows.

Mail sorting workshop

Is your email inbox cluttered, important mail getting erased by mistake? Want your email automatically sorted into folders? Then this is the session you want to be at. Whether it’s work related, from a doctor, or maybe that family reunion you’ve been planning for. to avoid that, we will teach you how to create mail rules and filters and sort them into folders. So important email doesn’t disappear.

So this Saturday at

2:30PM eastern

1:30PM central

12:30PM Mountain

And 11:30AM pacific time, SturItUp.com sponsored by TTJTech.net, we will be holding a special email sorting work shop. Not all email domains can be sorted, and I can only show you how to do it on the platforms I have worked with. Those are

ICloud

Gmail

And outlook

Gmail and outlook can be setup on iPhone, Mac, and even a PC. ICloud can only be done on iPadOS, and MacOS. So if this is something you want more info about, then join us this Saturday December 19th, 2020 at the above times and you will know how its done. It’s 1 of those things that once you set it up, you don’t have to do it again. To join the session click here

Thanks

Saturday Help Session guide lines

Hello, thanks for signing up to join the Saturday help Sessions.  Brought to you by TTJTech.net and hosted by SturItUp.com These sessions are held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month

When attending these sessions please follow these guidelines:
1. Keep the background noise to a minimum.  Headset mics tend to pick up even the slightest movement.  If you know you will be multi tasking, please mute yourself.  You will have the ability to unmute when called on.  If you can’t keep the background noise down, then we will put you on a force mute.
2.  Please wait for your name to be called to unmute.  As stated above, you will be able to control muting and unmuting, and we want to be respectful of other participants time to ask questions and get support.
3.  If you have something to add to an answer, or have a similar question, put your brief comments in the Chat section, and we will try and get to you promptly.
4. Be respectful of others time, and don’t badger or be rude to each other.  We want this Help Session to be a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment.
5. Lastly, you may ask any question related to apple products, how to’s, software, and hardware.  Anything beyond that we will not answer.
Thanks for complying, and let’s have fun!  If you need some 1on1 training, contact sturitup@icloud.com and we will set something up.  Subscribe to the calendar, so you won’t miss any events.
To Join the help session, click here

Next Up on SturItUp!

Hello, it’s been a busy time these days. So next up at SturItUp!

Podcast Recording

You don’t want to miss this one. We will discuss the Presidential election, was Trump cheated, Will Joe Biden clean up the country? As well as sports talk with the crew. Want to join in? Subscribe to the calendar, or click here on Wednesday at 8:00PM eastern, 7:00PM Central, 6:00PM Mountain, and 5:00PM Picific.

Iphone 12ProMax Unboxing

SturItUp has a preorder of the iPhone 12ProMax arriving on Friday, November 13, and we will be doing a unboxing live on the podcast. This one will be done from WebEx, stay tuned for that time.

Saturday Help Session

This Saturday at 1:00PM Eastern, 12:00PM Central, 11:00AM Mountain, and 10:00AM pacific will be the by weekly help session. Come with any questions related to Apple and its products.

Click here to join.

Also, don’t forget to check out TTJTech.net, there are some events going on there this week also!

As usual, any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Email, or iMessage us

sturitup@icloud.com

iMessage is preferred, but we will respond to any communication.

My Journey, Then and Now

Today’s post comes from a very dear friend of mine, Lynne Maleeff.  We both help teach on the TTJ Instructor Team, all events and services can be found at

TTJTech.net

So, Let’s read Lynne’s story and enjoy her Journey together!

 

By Lynne Maleeff

 

As I begin my third year, I am very honored to be an Instructor on the TTJ Instructor Team. In meeting our new Students, it reminds me of how frustrated I, as a visually impaired person, was when I watched sighted people use their devices with excitement.

I was a Co-Director of Employment for The Montgomery County Association for the Blind for almost 10 years. I worked with my Clients who were either born blind or going through Vision loss due to disease, trauma, and myriad other causes. We worked on realistic goals and what we’re necessary steps to move forward towards those goals. Technology was, of course, a major aspect to learn in order to be “job ready”.

At that time, I was losing vision slowly due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. I learned a very valuable lesson that I like to pass on to anyone in the same situation. That is, learn to use screen readers while you still have functional vision, so that when the time comes that you need to depend on that technology, you will be ready.

When the IPhone first came out, over ten years ago, I wanted one as much as everyone else. I sat by while new iPhone users found their new best friend. My family told me that there was no way that I could use this new device that so many people were shrieking over with joy when they were using it.

I heard about VoiceOver on the IPhone and soon became the proud owner of my very own!  

This year, working with new students has allowed me to re-visit that Lynne of the past who was feeling the same way as you might be felling, so many years ago. I remember being at an ACB Convention and taking a workshop called Take a Bite Out of Apple, given by College Students who were proficient VoiceOver users. I watched with amazement as they demonstrated their brilliant skills. I came home and told as many people as I could about what I learned to do on my new iPhone.

At that time I was just an Apple Customer, not an employee. I was fortunate to find an Apple team member who was willing to work with me on enhancing my rudimentary VoiceOver skills. One year later, in 2011, I partnered with Apple in my local Philadelphia Store and my PA Council of the Blind Chapter, to have the first VoiceOver Event ever for over one hundred local participants.

Fast forward to present, I not only live and breathe VoiceOver, but I also have been working at Apple Retail for the past eight years!

My time at Apple has been such a privilege and a joy. I have the opportunity to teach both sighted and visually impaired customers how to use their Apple devices. It is the best feeling in the world to change someone’s life through the independence that comes with knowing how to use your Apple device.

I created an Accessibility Team at our Apple Store to learn and teach our entire store Team the awesome Accessibility features, apps and accessories to enhance their interactions with customers in need. My Team are so eager to learn, as my passion is contagious.

So, when you are new at this, just take it one step at a time and don’t be discouraged or frustrated. Play around with what you learn and if you get lost, hit your home button, or swipe up to go your home screen and start again.

I was fortunate to find one dedicated Apple employee to work with me. You have the fabulous TTJ Team to support you with tons of resources. The more you practice, the better you will get. We call it “muscle memory”. Just remember that we are here for you in our classes, support sessions, and more.

Here’s to a great year, learning and exploring together.

Saturday help session October 31st, 2020

Saturday Help Session guide lines
Hello, thanks for signing up to join the Saturday help Sessions.  Brought to you by TTJTech.net and hosted by SturItUp.com When attending these sessions please follow these guidelines:
1.  Keep the background noise to a minimum.  Headset mics tend to pick up even the slightest movement.  If you know you will be multi tasking, please mute yourself.  You will have the ability to unmute when called on.  If you can’t keep the background noise down, then we will put you on a force mute.
2.  Please wait for your name to be called to unmute.  As stated above, you will be able to control muting and unmuting, and we want to be respectful of other participants time to ask questions and get support.
3.  If you have something to add to an answer, or have a similar question, put your brief comments in the Chat section, and we will try and get to you promptly.
4. Be respectful of others time, and don’t badger or be rude to each other.  We want this Help Session to be a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment.
5. Lastly, you may ask any question related to apple products, how to’s, software, and hardware.  Anything beyond that we will not answer.

Thanks for complying, and let’s have fun!  Remember, this is every other Saturday starting October 31st.  If you need some 1on1 training, contact sturitup@icloud.com and we will set something up.  Subscribe to the calendar, so you won’t miss any events.
To Join the help session, Click here

 

Kliph Senior
SturItUp Senior Writer
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How To Join the the TTJ Special Event Festivities

Tomorrow is the big day, when Apple will hold its Special Event, expected to see the introduction of new hardware, as well as possible additional information on the release of iOS 14 and much more. As promised, we will be kicking things off an hour early here at TTJ, with our pre-game show, beginning at Noon Eastern, 11AM Central, 10AM Mountain, and 9AM Pecific Time. Please come and be part of our live audience, and enjoy the discussions, trivia fun, and more.

Then, at 1PM Eastern, open your Apple TV app, on any iPad, iPhone, AppleTV, iPod Touch, Mac, or select smart TVs, to watch the Apple Special Event unfolding live. Finally, when the Apple Event concludes, return immediately to our TTJ session for a quick recap and Q and A session.

You may join our TTJ events using your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or PC. When you visit the link in your browser on a Mac or PC, you will automatically be prompted to install the Webex Desktop Client. If you will be joining from an iOS device, make sure you have downloaded the Cisco Webex Meetings App first, before attempting to join us.

Join Meeting

Or copy and paste the following URL into your browser:

https://thetechjuggernaut.webex.com/thetechjuggernaut/j.php?MTID=mb18477f195eadb37f7282b795ddd67e2

Should you have any questions, please send an iMessage to:

Thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com

Hope to see you tomorrow.:)

Join Us This Tuesday For Apple Event Festivities!

Apple has announced that they plan to hold a special media event on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, beginning at 1PM Eastern, Noon Central. The Tech Juggernaut will be celebrating this event in our traditional way by holding several special events of our own. First off, one hour prior to the Apple Event, at Noon Eastern, 11AM Central, 10AM Mountain, and 9AM Pecific Time, we will hold our pregame show. During this time, the TTJ Instructor Team along with special guests and friends, will be discussing what we might expect Apple to announce at the event and more. This pregame show is always a great time, where we take questions from audience members, play fun tech trivia, and much more.

At 1PM Eastern, the pregame show will disperse, and we will all tune into Apple’s Special Event. You can watch this event on your AppleTV, or on any other device at apple.com.

Finally, at the conclusion of the Apple Special Event, TTJ will reconvene for a short post-event discussion, where we will recap what was announced and answer any questions.

All are welcome to join the TTJ Pregame Show and Post-Event Wrap up. Remember, the pregame show begins at Noon Eastern on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. To join, please download the Webex Meetings App. TTJ will post the Webex join link by Monday night, September 14, 2020. Hope to see you all there.:)

Free Course Offerings By Date – Almost Time to Register

The time has come to decide which of our free TTJ courses you would like to take during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Training Seasons. Registration will officially open this Friday, August 14, and registrations will be handled online via https://TTJ tech.net. To help you get ready, we are now announcing exact course dates and schedules for the entire season below:

All free courses will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3PM to 5PM Eastern. That’s 2PM Central, 1PM Mountain, and 12 Noon Pecific Time. Courses are open to everyone and are completely free, though first priority will be given to new students.

Course 1: Connected Digital Life Mini Courses (See Below)

Mini Course 1: All About Apple IDs and iCloud:

Monday September 14, and Wednesday September 16

Mini Course Continued: An Introduction to Apple Services – Apple Music, Apple News Plus, Apple TV Plus, and More:

September 21 and 23

Mini Course 2: Cord Cutting and TV Streaming:

September 28 and 30

Mini Course 3: Home Automation and Home Security:

October 5

Mini Course 4: Staying Safe In the Digital World:

October 7

Course 2: Learning Voiceover In and Out – 2020 iOS Edition:

Every Monday and Wednesday from Monday October 12 through Wednesday December 23, 2020

Course 3: A Month With the Mac, All About Mac OS and Voiceover:

Begins Monday January 4 and ends Wednesday January 27, 2021

Course 4: Mini Course Series (See Below):

All About HomePod:

Monday February 1, 2021

An Introduction to AppleTV:

Wednesday February 3, 2021

Intro to Apple Watch:

February 8 and 10, 2021

Apple Pay, Apple Card, Best Financial Practices, and More

February 15, 2021

See the Possibilities – Why Use an iPad/What to Buy (No Registration Needed):

Wednesday February 17, 2021

iPad For All Computing – 2021 Edition:

Every Monday and Wednesday, beginning Monday March 1, concludes Wednesday May 26, with possible rap up session on Friday, May 28, 2021

Again, registration officially opens this Friday. Our incredible courses are extremely limited, so don’t wait. Stay tuned to this blog and register right away. For questions, please use iMessage or email to get in touch with us at thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com

Free Upcoming Courses Announced for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

At our second annual TTJ Tech Summit, which was held on Saturday, July 25, The Tech Juggernaut revealed its plans for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Training Season. This year promises to be our best ever, with something for everyone! All our courses will be completely updated for iOS and iPad OS 14 and all its features. Our Voiceover course will begin earlier this year and will provide the most thorough and in-depth training we’ve offered thus far. Our flagship iPad course, completely redesigned for iPad OS 14, will provide 12 weeks of training, and will cover the most extensive curriculum of any of our courses so far. We will also further enhance the learning experience by providing several mini courses on subjects like cutting the cord, home automation, and keeping your identity private and secure in the digital world. Finally, we are pleased to offer, for the very first time, a separate course on the Mac, as well as mini courses on AppleTV, HomePod, and Apple Watch. We’ll round out this years offerings with a mini course on Apple Pay, electronic payments, and tips for financial success.

The TTJ Instructor Team is already hard at work, testing and learning the new software versions, so we’re fully prepared to offer the same level of training and support you have come to expect. As in past years, classes will be held live, using online conferencing software, and will also feature a digital learning platform, to facilitate the distribution of audio and video tutorials, written documentation, web links. Assignments, discussions, and more. The combined total of live and on-demand instruction will provide hundreds of hours of useful resources, created by certified instructors with the passion for helping others learn about these life-changing and empowering Apple products. Perhaps best of all, is the fact that these courses will remain completely free for all students. There are no entrance fees, no subscriptions, and no purchase necessary. For those who wish to go beyond what is taught in our courses, or for those who need individualized training, other training and support packages are available for a fee.

Classes are set to take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning September 14, 2020, and running through May 26, 2021. Registration opens Monday August 10, 2020, so get ready, and stay tuned for more information.

Be sure you are subscribe to the blog at https://TTJ tech.net so you don’t miss any course information. Direct all questions to thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com via either iMessage or email.