MacCafe is here to stay!

Welcome to “The MacCafe” hosted by Trainer kliph, and brought to you by sturitup.com

When?

These sessions will be held every 1st, and 3rd Mondays at

11:30AM EST

10:30AM CST

9:30AM MST

And 8:30AM pST

If your in another country, just ask Siri.

Joining the meeting

We will be using WebEx, if you don’t already have it, download it from here

For IOS

For MacOs

If you have an M1 Mac, make sure you choose the correct download link

The purpose of these sessions.

Well some of you are fairly new to the Mac world, and we want to give you more time to ask questions, get help, and possibly show us your progress.

During these sessions we will take questions in the chat, call on a few to get hands on help, possibly have short demonstrations and exchange helpful information.

Please stay muted until your called on, and keep your background noise to a minimum, this will insure everyone can stay focussed on what is being taught or talked about.

How to sign up

We want to keep this group small, and productive. So if your a new mac user, need extra help, or struggle with certain apps and features. Send us an email

And we will be in touch.

MacCafe Host

Trainer Kliph

Help session January 23rd, 2021

Hello, thanks for signing up to join the Saturday virtual help Session, held every 2nd and 4th saturday from

1:00PM EST

12:00PM CST

11:00AM MST

And 10:00AM PST

  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!  If you need some 1on1 training, Email us and we will set something up.  Subscribe to the Calendar so you won’t miss any events.

To Join the help session, click here

MacCafe

Welcome to “The MacCafe” A new resource launched and hosted by Trainer kliph, and brought to you by sturitup.com

When?

These sessions will be held every 1st, and 3rd Mondays at

11:30AM EST

10:30AM CST

9:30AM MST

And 8:30AM pST

If your in another country, just ask Siri. Each session will start promptly at 10:30AM, but will open the conference 10 to 15 minutes early for everyone to get settled and ready.

The purpose of these sessions.

Well some of you are fairly new to the Mac world, and we want to give you more time to ask questions, get help, and possibly show us your progress.

During these sessions we will take questions in the chat, call on a few to get hands on help, and will just be there to offer support that normal class and help sessions don’t give us time for. Please stay muted until your called on, and keep your background noise to a minimum, this will insure everyone can stay focussed on what is being taught or talked about.

How to sign up

We want to keep this group small, and productive. So if your a new mac user, need extra help, or struggle with certain apps and features. Send us an email at

Sturitup@icloud.com

And we will be in touch.

MacCafe Host

Trainer Kliph

Saturday Help Session(January 9, 2021)

Hello, thanks for signing up to join the Saturday virtual help Session, held every 2nd and 4th saturday from

1:00PM EST

12:00PM CST

11:00AM MST

And 10:00AM PST

  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!  If you need some 1on1 training, Email us and we will set something up.  Subscribe to the Calendar so you won’t miss any events.

To Join the help session, click here

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.

Stur it up is all over!

I am thrilled to announce that we are on the most popular podcast platforms. We are on:

Anchor

Apple

Google Podcast

Spotify

Overcast

Stitcher

Breaker

PodBean

Radio Public

And I think we are even on Tune In! No matter what service you choose, Stur It Up will be there. We will even have a few live streams on Periscope. And you can tweet us on twitter any time! So stay tuned in for up coming podcasts, live streams, and email or iMessage us between shows at: sturitup@icloud.com

To leave comments, ask questions, or even if you have suggestions. We welcome them all. Make sure you subscribe, as we will have shows coming up where we will need guests to discuss certain topics Continue reading “Stur it up is all over!”

Upcoming Live Stream! Send In Your Questions!

I am thrilled to announce that Stur It Up will be holding our very first live stream on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1PM Eastern Daylight Time. That’s 12 Noon Central, 11AM Mountain, and 10AM Pacific. Trainer Matt of TTjTech.net will be joining us, along with, perhaps, a few surprise guests. We would love to have all of you watching the live stream and asking your questions. Please read on for more information:

LIVE STREAM TOPIC AND GENERAL INFO:

As stated, our live stream will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00:PM Eastern. We will be discussing the topics of Apple VS the other guys (Android and Microsoft). The live stream will be audio only – no video.

HOW TO LISTEN:

Our live stream will take place using Periscope. You can download Periscope from the App Store if you do not already have the app. Creating an account with Periscope is quick, easy, and free. In fact, if you already use Twitter, you are all set. Just sign into Periscope using Twitter. You may also sign in with Facebook. Alternatively, you may create a new account.
After signing in or creating an account, be sure to search for and follow ““SturItUpLive””. You may also wish to follow me on Twitter @SturItUpLive. Enable notifications to find out when we go live, or open the Periscope app at 1PM Eastern on Wednesday to join the live stream.

HOW TO COMMENT AND ASK QUESTIONS:
While we cannot guarantee that all questions and comments will be addressed, and while reserve the right to choose the comments and questions we feature, we do welcome all questions and comments related to the specified topics of discussion stated above. Keep questions short and to the point – two or three sentences max, and include your first name. You may optionally include your town or city as well…such as “John from Atlanta”. Keep it clean and family friendly. Comments and questions with profanity or other content deemed inappropriate at the sole discretion of SturItUp will be ignored.
There are several ways to leave comments and ask questions. First, you may send questions and comments via iMessage at any time, even now, right up through the live stream. Just use the Messages app on your Apple device to send iMessages to: sturitup@icloud.com
You may send text or audio messages. Audio messages must be no more than 30 seconds in length.
Voice messages may also be sent to us now and right up through the live stream, by visiting our Anchor profile page.
Finally, during the live stream itself, you may use the chat feature built directly into Periscope to chat with us. You may also tweet your questions during the stream to @SturItUpLiv.
WHAT IF I CAN’T JOIN LIVE?
No problem. The entire live stream will be recorded and made available as a podcast a few hours after the stream is finished. If you cannot attend live, please make sure to submit your questions ahead of time using one of the methods described above – Apple iMessage or Anchor voice message. We look forward to seeing you all for the live stream!