This Groupon allows you access to the coming year's 39 introductory courses, which you may attend at a rate of one per week. Newbies can start with the introduction courses, continue straight into the intermediate, and finally matriculate into the advanced classes in multiple Mac programs. Windows-based expats can ease the transition with Switching From Windows, while current Mac loyalists will discover the underground tunnels and classified information of the Mac OS X platform. Classes also cover backing up data, recording and podcasting with GarageBand, as well as all the basic and non-basic Mac software, including iTunes, iMovie, Photoshop Elements (intro., interm., and adv.), MobileMe (essential if you own more than one Apple device), both the Word-Excel-Powerpoint and Pages-Numbers-Keynote suites, Bento, and more.
At Ape Tek Computers, technicians don't just tidy up hard drives, design websites, and build computers as a career—tending to electronics is their passion. Most of the skilled computer whizzes own plenty of digital devices of their own, giving them a personal insight into smartphones, laptops, and desktops of all makes and models. The specialists can restore smooth-running functionality to a PC after a nasty virus attack, or restore iPhone and iPad screens cracked from accidental falls or rounds of Pin the Mouse on the Gadget.
Affordable Computers Repair's technicians are happy to travel to their clients, whether making in-home repair calls or troubleshooting computer problems via remote Internet services. With technical aplomb, the team rights such problems as hardware failures, virus infestations, and crashes. Data seemingly lost forever to damaged hard drives or overzealous recycling bins can be retrieved from the computing void within a matter of days. The shop also maintains its own stock of desktop systems and laptops for visitors to consider.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Reservations/Appointments: Not necessary
Most popular offering: Local, personalized transfer services.
Pro Tip: Ask about getting your footage on a hard drive for added longevity and accessibility.
Instructors at Mind Fuel School lead courses of two-hour sessions that meet once a week to familiarize adult tongues with the grammar and vocabulary of another language. English classes train the ear to recognize important words and speech patterns, alleviating the pressure to memorize the dictionary. Native speakers teach courses in Spanish, crafting lessons based around grammar and street slang. French and Portuguese courses focus on basic language and culture, exploring pronunciation and accent formation so pupils can showcase their prowess to classmates. All courses illuminate practical applications of the languages in learners’ day-to-day lives, with uses such as talking to clients, asking for directions, and decoding cryptic troll riddles.
Waterdog Computer Works' resident mascot is a Portuguese Waterdog named Joey. That breed is renowned for its strong work ethic and knack for retrieving fishers' lost tackle and nets. The technicians here hold themselves to a similar standard, swiftly responding to clients' calls and doing everything in their power to resolve their computer issues. Versed in the workings of both PC and Mac systems, the team clears virus infestations, solves hardware malfunctions, speeds sluggish operations, and specialize in the installation of new computers and entire networks.