Free computing classes at the library

Tech Made Simple classes are offered free to the community by Rock Island Tech Trainers. These interactive and fun classes are designed for the ‘non-tech savvy’. Offering a different topic every week at the library. Bring your questions about your devices. Everyone is welcome. No sign up required.

The Cloud and Back Ups
Friday June 16, 10:30 – 11:30
We hear about it every day, but what does it really mean and is the information I’m storing secure? This class will review the benefits and drawbacks of using cloud storage like iCloud or Google Drive. How much does it cost and is it worth it to me? We will look at ways to identify your needs so that you can use cloud storage effectively. We will also look at various data back up techniques including automatic “cloud” options.

Streaming/Smart Televisions/Remote Controls
Friday June 23,10:30 – 11:30
“Cutting the cord” means eliminating cable and/or satellite for your tv service. This new trend is catching on because people are tired of paying for channels they do not watch. Instead, cord cutters find the tv, movies and videos that they want to watch “streaming” on the internet. We will discuss the pros and cons of this decision and how to find the replacements on line and watch them on your TV. Plus the smart tv’s that make streaming easier but give us even more complicated remote controls. Why won’t that remote work? What do all those buttons do anyway?

Smart Phones and Tablets, Free Class
Friday June 30, 10:30 – 11:30
Topics for this class include Smart phones- pros and cons; Apple, Android and everything in between; Wifi vs. Cellular connections; Tablet or Laptop? Let’s learn about that computer in our pocket! The ins, outs and gotcha’s of the modern mobile world we find ourselves in today.