Tips and Tricks: August 7, 2012

August 27, 2012 by  
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“Having Fun with an iPad”

No matter whether you own an Apple iPad tablet computer or are simply wondering what you could do if you did, the Computer Learning Center at Ewing is offering a program designed to help you.

On Tuesday, August 7, CLC instructor Mary Kay Podlecki will present “Having Fun with an iPad,” the latest program in the CLC’s “Computer Tips and Tricks” series.  Free and open to the public, it will begin at 2 p.m. at the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 999 lower Ferry Road. it will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by “Q’s and A’s with the CLC Faculty” during which the audience can address computer questions to the faculty.

“This presentation is for both people who already have an iPad and for those who don’t but would like more detailed information to help decide whether or not the iPad is right for them.  we will cover the iPad phenomenon, and demonstrate a baker’s dozen apps to give the audience a taste of how the iPad can add ease and zing to their mobile computing life.”

Tablet computers, Podlecki predicts, will ultimately displace desktop computers for most home users, and as that happens, the users’ focus will not be on what the computer can do, but rather on what the user can do with the computer.

“No matter whether you want an easier way to email photo attachments, or find someone ready to play Scrabble with you, or discover whether that bird song is really from a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, or share photos on your TV, this is a great opportunity to see just how much fun you can have with an iPad.”

Podlecki currently conducts three hands-on courses for iPad owners at the Computer Learning Center where she volunteers as a teacher and coach, and assists in maintaining the non-profit’s computers and networks.  She is also actively involved in writing applications for the iPhone and iPad in order to show “how useful and fun mobile devices and tablets can be for everyone, including non-techies.”  A computer science graduate of Iowa State University with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, Podlecki retired from the Bell System where she served in numerous areas of software development, including manufacturing, user interface design, and early computer graphics.

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