This video introduction will help you to understand how I profit from using Apple devices.
How I profit from Apple devices?
Can you find any information in 30 seconds or less (within the time of this lecture)?
For example you should be able to find:
The most important principle is to update my software automatically. Learn why and see how easy it is on OS X and iOS devices.
Get an overview why iCloud is so important for my system. Understand the difference between an Apple ID and an iCloud account.
My entire system needs to be ready to go at any time. Learn how I fix these little things to support 100% system availability.
Learn why I use the free software that comes with the Apple devices.
Learn how to protect the data on your OS X and iOS devices, how to backup your data, and other key security settings.
This Quiz will give you the opportunity to test your understanding of the most important chapter of my course. Please pay close attention and you will also profit from your Appe devices.
This video shows you how to classify the different devices on the market and which ones you might want to consider for your own use.
See which device is best for which purpose. Learn where to draw the line in the device pyramid when it comes to the two different operating systems (OS X and iOS).
Learn how the Apple store is structured and what you should consider before you purchase.
Learn about the Apple devices that I own and for which purpose I am using them.
After reviewing my decision guide, you will have a much better understanding what you should purchase next and why.
Let's have an honest review about how often you should purchase a new computer and mobile devices. You will also learn about Apples lease options.
I hope you still have some money left. Otherwise how will you print, scan, and backup your data? You will learn what additional hardware makes sense and why.
Let's see what you learned about the four device classes, the decision guide, and the options to get the devices into your home.
I added the two key slides in this lecture. This might come in handy next time you visit an Apple store.
To use your system of Apple devices as intended, you must have an iCloud account. iCloud synchronizes your data from many apps like Mail, Calendar, Contacts etc. to all of your devices. Even Windows user can benefit from an iCloud account in many ways.
In the following lectures you will learn how to set up and use and iCloud account including basic use cases.
Learn how easy it is to get an iCloud account.
We will review the look and feel of the iCloud settings on a Mac computer. Learn how to find it and what you are able to adjust.
A closer look at an iOS device reveals how to find the iCloud settings on your mobile device. Let's review what you can modify.
Learn how Family Sharing and Photo Sharing works with several iCloud accounts.
We will review some typical use-cases of the iCloud functionality. You will learn what the most common ways are to use your iCloud account.
See if you can answer the questions related to how to set up an iCloud account and what you can do with it.
You could argue that you don't need to purchase any other software at all if you use a Mac. The amount of free software that comes with it is a little overwhelming and free does not mean cheap in this case. Learn how I ended up using the free Apple apps.
This is the longest lecture in this course. Finder is probably the most underestimated application of a Mac. Learn how you to use Finder properly to really speed things up.
Learn how powerful search can be.
Safari is a very good choice when it comes to internet browser. However many of us need to use Chrome or Firefox sometime or exclusively. Learn when to make the switch.
Experience the ease of use of the Mail app from Apple. There is really no need to use anything else unless you want to.
Learn the key benefits to these standard applications and how you can use them on all of your devices through iCloud.
Google Maps is still a very good choice when it comes to Map software, however the Maps app from Apple is so well integrated that I will use it first. Learn more about Maps, Messages and FaceTime.
Learn how to manage your photo's and video's inside of the Apple system
Learn why it pays to use these standard Apple tools for your office
Test your knowledge about the purpose of the main free software applications from Apple.
The free Apple software covers many areas. However sometimes you will need to add other software to work more efficient. I found this often the case when I'm working together with another people who do not have the corresponding Apple application (e.g. Pages vs. Microsoft Word etc.). Get an overview of the apps that you might want to add to your system.
PDF files are still the golden standard for exchangeability. I will show you the most efficient way to read them and how to install Adobe Flash and why.
Microsoft offers the suite of their Office software also for Mac users. This includes the applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. I use Word and Excel on a regular basis and I will show you why I ended up that way.
Learn why I'm still using Skype on a regular basis.
Learn why Apple's Keychain can cause problems and how LastPass or RoboForm can help.
Review if you know what use cases will require additional software and which apps are the best for the particular cases.
Learn how this section is structured and what you can expect going through the lectures.
Could not find the serial number when the Apple support was asking for it? Well it's easy and always at the same location.
You are using a cell phone but don't know your own number? Sounds familiar. Learn where to look and how to send it.
Are you really annoyed about how Apple switched the mouse and trackpad to natural scrolling by default? Let me show you why this actually makes sense and how to switch it off in case I can not convince you.
Learn why it makes sense to duplicate a Pages, Numbers, or Keynote file before you start working on the copy.
I love systems! Anything that speeds up daily chores is good, including my Apple Watch!
As an engineer and project manager I learned how to optimize my daily work to get things done.
As a consultant I see how businesses, small or large, are struggling every day with their tasks. It always amazes me that this is especially true with those little things that should be quick and easy. I will show you how I find any information in 30 seconds or less. Life can be easy and this is true for business and at home.
Learn from my experience!
Would you like to know how I reduced about 50% of computer maintenance time?
Would you like to see how I cut 20-30% of my business operations time without missing a beat?
Today I help companies of different sizes to set up and maintain systems. For smaller companies I mainly work with Apple computers, iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch to increase the efficiency quickly. I typically recommend to add a few low cost and online based tools which will increase the efficiency of every small business dramatically.
I have led several system improvements and system roll outs which often included software that focused on project management, collaboration, task tracking and communication for my biggest and also for my smaller clients.
Teaching is a big part of my daily business and I love it. I started teaching when I was 16 years old when I lead the first BASIC training courses while I was an apprentice to become an an Electrician back in Germany. This was followed by a career as Music Teacher. I never stopped teaching computer systems and software programs inside and outside the companies that I worked for.
Today I teach my clients what systems to deploy and which one to avoid. I also make use of all fundamental learning methods (videos, audio, text and personalized meetings) to increase the success rate for my clients.
I successfully managed several multi million dollar projects inside and outside the automotive industry by leading various global and cross functional teams. I worked on various automotive products (ASIC's, airbag systems, braking systems, electrical drives for windows, sunroofs and steering columns). I'm also familiar with Healthcare products, and Software development teams.
One of my projects included a close work relationship with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the Pentagon which provided me the opportunity to participate in a research paper (Los Angeles Air Force Base Vehicle to Grid Pilot Project; LBNL-6154E).
I held the position of the Manufacturing Manager for a leading Healthcare telehealth device. I worked on a sensitive global manufacturing strategy after visiting many manufacturing locations in China, Mexico, Portugal, Germany and the US. I used very stringent ERM systems and a brand new Quality Management System to fulfill the requirements for the medical industry.
I managed a group of 7 Engineers in the automotive industry and supported the local roll out of a new system that changed the way all Engineers needed to work on a global basis. Our team translated customer system requirements into actionable feature requirements for both, hardware and software development.
Digital and analog circuit design for regulator IC's in the automotive industry. We used Unix systems and very powerful software simulation software. Some of my designs are still on the road in various vehicles.
I started my first little venture back in Germany when I opened a printed circuit board manufacturing. I populated the electronic components by hand and tested the designs myself.
Today I have several entities, some with partners, to hold and manage real estate and of course my own consulting business.