One on One Apple Personal Training for (MAC)
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One on One Apple Personal Training for (MAC)

New to Macintosh? Converting from Windows? Let me put you on the fast track to learning how to use your Mac. (Advance)
3.7 (16 ratings)
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483 students enrolled
Created by Freedom Portis
Last updated 1/2013
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This course includes
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Teaching others how to use the power of a Mac Computer
  • Building core actions the will stay with you
  • Help you understand your Mac
  • Apple Computer
  • Internet Connection


I have been using an apple Macbook (Pro) for over 5 years now. The most intriguing tools were the new settings, functions and capabilities that PC did not offer.

I would spend days studying shortcuts, system preferences, and everything the Mac had to offer including iMovie, Garage Band, Calendar, Contacts, Photo Booth, iPhoto and every program on the Mac (some external programs)

This course is for people who are new to Mac. My main focus is to show you common functions that you can and will relate to on a daily basis. Throughout this course you will learn simple functions that will excel you to a level that will accelerate your usage on your Mac.

The structure of my course I'm offering you is an step by step process on how to use mac, however once you complete the course you will always have a quick reference guide of straight to the point tutorials for your specific needs.

We will also keep you up to date with live events as a member. We will continuously add more lectures as an added bonus. There will also be live events for Q&A on my online course.

Who this course is for:
  • PC Users
  • Converting to Mac
  • Macintosh Users
  • Beginners
  • Debating on Mac vs.PC
Course content
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+ One On One Apple Personal Training (MAC)
1 lecture 00:44

This is where it all begins right here! If you're not here I don't know what your doing! You need to get involved right now!

Preview 00:44
+ Getting Started
5 lectures 01:10:10

Allow me to introduce myself as your Mac trainer. I am Freedom Portis in this first tutorial I would like to show you one of the easiest functions on a Mac and that keeping your hands and keyboard. 

Introduction of my Genius

Not used to have anything hang at the bottom of your screen? In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to fix that. How to hide the dock and how to be effective as possible.

Controlling Your Dock

In this lecture you'll learn how to control your mouse. There are many gestures, tips and tricks embedded in your trackpad. In this course I will  show you how to use them.

A Mouse In The House

Are you curious how to get your hard drive on your desktop? Are you curious how to control your desktop? Let me show you how you can keep your desktop from being cluttered and how to maximize your experience on your desk. I see the desktop as a face of your computer. Do you just walk out the house with your face undone of course not why would you leave your desktop undone daily?

Preview 13:46

There are so many strong nuggets in your system preferences. In this lecture I'm a show you every application that comes on you Mac and a few more as far system preferences. So kick back relax and enjoy the ride.

System Preferences
+ Mail Configuration
13 lectures 01:35:33

Take advantage by having all your mail in one place. With this feature you'll be able to access all your mail under one client using mail. 

Mail Set Up

I am so fortunate to assist you within adding new features to your mail. In this lecture I will show you how to add descriptive text under your icons. I'm going to show you how to add a contact right to your contact book, also show you how to add an event right to your calendar without even leaving mail.

Adding Features In Mail

Learn how to use your flags in mail. I've very powerful tool to stay organized. Retrieving a message has never been any easyer. 

Flags A Message Down

Let's take a step by step tour in your mail preferences. Understand all the powerful tools that's available you. 

Mail Preferences

Them so you has to establish a footprint all across the web. In this simple tutorial Im going to show you how to build social clickable icons in your signature.

Preview 15:09

Here is a download pack of icons that you can add to your signature in mail. 

Elegantthemes Icons
1.9 MB

This is the media pack that I use in the video tutorial. Download and take advantage, practice makes perfect.

Social Media
274.7 kB

This right here is the bonus pack over here you will find 16 pixels 24 pixels and 32 pixels. Whatever you do just make sure you stay within uniform make sure you select all your icons in the same size enjoy. 

Super Pack Vector Social Media Icons
4.1 MB

In this lecture I would teach you the fundamentals on how to unzip a large file.

How To Unzip A Large File

In this lecture I'm going to show you how to really organize your mail by setting rules. The power in wolves is you're able to set different colors, you're able to set different tones, and you're able to set it up to even forward it to another address if that's what you decide you wanted to do.

Set A Rule In Mail

Have you ever been on a webpage and just wanted to share with a friend, with your Mac you can. In this lecture I will show you exactly how there are several different methods. I'm going to show you every single way.

How To Send A Message From Safari

Creating list in mail. 

Creating List

Now this is the final lecture in mail, we've come so far and I am so proud of you. This lecture involves mail merging, junk mail, just an overview of the account, no more squinting, and a little bit of Safari, and last but not least threats. Except this overview as an added bonus because I really really really... really, did I say really? Want you to understand how to use your mail.

**Bonus** Overview Of Mail
+ iMovie
13 lectures 01:19:17

Here is a few things you must carry with you daily if you want to make good quality videos. Don't overthink it, just go with your gut and make it good.

Preview 2.0 MB

With this file you will be able to work along with me to learn the skills of iMovie. I would recamend you downloading this movie clip to follow along. 

iMovie Practice File

In this lecture we're going to just talk about the things that you will need with iMovie. Take advantage of the PDF right above this lecture and download it! Keep that PDF, make it a slideshow on your screensaver or something but take it with you. Okay let's talk iMovie!

Preview 19:15

With Photo Booth you can record here and import into iMovie. 

Preview 01:45

Here in iMovie we starting our first project. Allow me to show you how to select the first project of getting started.

Our First Project

In this lecture you will learn how to create a new event and dragging your first movie file. We are on our way to making something beautiful. 

Creating A New Event

Learned the tips and tricks of how to add more then one video to your project.

Adding More Movie Files To Your Project

In this lecture we would teach you how to mute and build footage. Learn how to mute the footage you don't want your audience to hear. 

Mute And Build Footage

In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to make a picture a picture, cutaway clips and most of all synchronize your movies. 

Picture In A Picture, Cutaway Clips

In this lecture I will teach you how to add sound and music affects to your movies. Remember the more interactive the movie the more engaged people will be. People will want to see more movies from you. 

Adding Sound And Music To Your Movies

Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful slideshow with your pictures? Well with iMovie you too can do just that you can also add music and freeze-frame. All kind of things! Your going to be blown away from this lecture.

Picture Slideshow In iMovie

The simple way to do the add picture and music to your slide show. 

Adding Movies Pictures And Music Into Your Slideshow

Make sure the music matches the pictures in your video. 

Beat Snapping In I Movie
+ Understanding Calendar
5 lectures 32:26

Creating our first even together in ical (Calendar)

Creating Our First Calender Event

How to set up your calendar! 

Calendar Preference
Sharing Calendars and Subscription

**Bonus** Calendar on your desktop. Its all fun! 

Calendar On Your Desktop
+ Break Time
22 lectures 01:56:16

What Twitter application do you like the most? In this lecture I'm going to show you three of my most favorite ways to tweet. Twitter has been around for a while however take advantage of these new native applications that work well on the Mac.

Preview 09:24

Have you ever wish that you could just type in one password for everything?

Preview 05:17

Have you been looking around for how to add Google analytics to you using the page? Look no further than show you right here in this lecture how to do it. I have taken all the bumps and bruises just for you :-) 

Preview 09:13

Google Analytis Wedget for Mac OSX Dashboard. 

Preview 510.5 kB

Do you have applications bounce around all over the place and feel like you're out of control with your Mac? In this lecture I'm going to show you how to regain control over those hot corners.

Preview 01:50

In this course I will teach you how to use your advance fine.

Preview 05:02

Learn how to lock a document and modify a PDF with the few simple steps. 

Preview 09:17

Practice document from Pages Password 1234  

Preview 935.7 kB

Have you ever been in a position where you was not able to plug-in? Well let me show you how to conserve energy.

Preview 03:44

In Keynote or Pages, create a default shape, table or chart.

Preview 01:45

In this lecture I show you how to customize finder to make it really fit your lifestyle. 

Preview 02:34

In this lecture I wish I could customize your keyboard shortcuts. You also get a bonus of jump cut and I'm also going to introduce to you stickies! 

Preview 07:54

Sound crazy but it can be done! 

Preview 00:42

Be sure to remove your trash securely! 

Preview 06:24

Use custom search criteria to create Smart folders. Here I'm going to teach you how you use your smart folders in a very smart way. 

Preview 03:50

You can tell Safari and Chrome not to save information about your page history or transactions.

Preview 01:50

In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to get the most out of Safari. Be on lookout for the upcoming course Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer. 

Preview 09:34

This application is great for scheduling tweets and categorizing your columns. 

Preview 09:24

How to use TextExpander for everyday use. 

I have been using a apple Macbook (Pro) for over 5 years now. The most intriguing tools were the new settings, functions and capabilities that PC did not offer. 

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How to Create an Awesome Demo Video for Your Business 

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Preview 09:29

Free up RAM on your mac with this cool app! Mac App Store  

Preview 02:24
Make sure you keep your computer clean!
Preview 04:18
+ GarageBand
14 lectures 01:17:04

Have never wanted to make music? I've never been interested in learning an instrument? Let me take you through the steps that it takes to become the musical icon that you are! 

Preview 03:44

Let's look at basics before we start making those hot, hot track!

Garage Band Interface

Taking a look at system preferences and garageband. We are also exploring our first recording in garageband as well. 

Our First Recording In Garage

In this lecture you will learn the fundamentals of looping, altering your voice, adding additional tracks, and a long list of other things.

Loop And Altering Your Voice And Additional Tracks Including Ducking

Welcome to the journey of creating your own masterpiece. In this lecture I will show you how to create your own music and avoid all copyright infringement. 


In this lecture were going to finalize our master. Take advantage of using the voice, pack jam pack that I'm giving you for free. 

Finalizing Our First Project

Everything in this folder consists of the name that start with A

Voice Pack A
46.4 MB

Everything in this folder consists of the name that start with B.

Voice Pack B
151.9 MB

Everything in this folder consists of the name that start with C.

Voice Pack C
232.2 MB

Pick up where I left off at with the "Udemy 2 Song" "Podcast File" 

GarageBand Files
17.5 MB

How to export and add your file to iTunes. 

Export From Garageband

In this lecture right here I'm a show you how it is to create your own podcast from beginning to end. 

Creating A Podcast

Have you ever seen one of those videos where the words don't match the sound? In this lecture I will make sure that never happens to your movies or videos. 

Working With Movies In Garage Band

Pick up where I left off at with the move created within the course. 

Practice Movie File
125.5 MB
+ iTunes
9 lectures 54:41

Welcome to iTunes in this lecture I'm going to show you and walking through the interface.

Preview 03:43

Import music the wrong way and the right way. 

Import Music Into iTunes

How to avoid that unwanted error message in iTunes. 

Error Message In I Tunes

Setting up our preferences and iTunes. 

Preferences In I Tunes

Perseverance is everything. In this lecture I'm going to show you how to set up your album artwork in your iTunes. 

Artwork In I Tunes

In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to create a playlist in iTunes. 

Playlist in iTunes

In this lecture I'm going to teach you how to create a smart playlist in iTunes. 

Smart Playlist in iTunes

Organize and listen to your music the correct way. Here in this lecture I'm going to show you a very neat trick on how to stay in the mood.

Organize And Listen To Your Music By The Genres

There is so much power and iTunes let me show you how to unleash all of it! 

The Power Of Podcast And ITunes U
+ iPhoto
8 lectures 32:19

Introducing iPhoto. Store away all your Instagram and photo safely. 

Preview 03:48

This go behind-the-scenes and see what's in the system preferences for iPhoto. 

System Preferences IPhoto

Import photos into iPhoto the right and the wrong way. 

Importing Photos In IPhoto

Use this pack of photos to practice inporting photos. 

Free iPhoto's PNG Pack
801.9 kB

How to edit photos in iPhoto. Flagging photos. Setting the key photo. 

Editing In IPhoto

How to hide photos in iPhoto. 

Preview 02:07

How to set up faces and places in iPhoto. 

Faces And Place

In this lecture I will teach you how to set up Photo Stream in iPhoto

Preview 01:41