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  • view course page for Up and Running with Xbox One

    Learn how to extend the Xbox One beyond gaming with apps and external hardware.

    1h 55m
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  • view course page for Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals

    Learn how to safeguard your computers and laptops, keep your digital data secure, and protect your online privacy in this beginner's guide to cybersecurity. See how to prevent malware, viruses, and security breaches on your computers and networks.

    1h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac

    Speed up your Mac! Learn how to diagnose and solve basic Mac performance problems, including processor, RAM, and hard-drive-related issues.

    1h 32m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for iOS 8: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

    Learn to make your way around iOS 8 and get the most from your new iPhone or iPad. See how to make calls, send email, browse the web, get around town, take notes, shoot photos and videos, listen to music, and more.

    9h 4m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Apple Pay and iOS 8.1

    Get a quick look at the two highly anticipated features in the iOS 8.1 update: Apple Pay, which gives iOS users a new way to make purchases, and Instant Hotspot, for one-click Internet sharing with an iPhone.

    16m 13s
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  • view course page for Mac OS X Yosemite Essential Training

    Take an in-depth exploration of Yosemite, Apple's new Mac operating system.

    8h 4m
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  • view course page for Mac OS X Yosemite New Features

    Learn about all the cool new features in Mac OS X Yosemite, including continuity, personal hotspots, and updates to the built-in apps like Safari and Mail.

    58m 30s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for iOS 8 New Features

    iOS 8 New Features with Nick Brazzi

    Find out what iOS 8, the latest iteration of Apple's powerful operating system, has in store for you. Get a sneak peek at Family Sharing, Health, group messaging, and more.

    1h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Samsung Galaxy Note Tips and Tricks

    Uncover cool features and hidden gems that will enhance your enjoyment and maybe even your productivity with the Galaxy Note, the world's leading Android tablet.

    1h 7m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

    Get more done with Windows 8.1. Learn time-saving techniques and keyboard shortcuts for finding files, managing your display, optimizing system performance, and much more.

    2h 11m
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  • view course page for Android Essential Training

    Ready to get the most out of your Android device? Get a comprehensive overview of the Android operating system, complete with expert tips and tricks, in this course.

    3h 38m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Chrome OS

    Get up and running with Chrome OS, the operating system that runs on Google Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

    38m 40s
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  • view course page for Windows 8.1 Update 1 First Look

    Get a look at the new interface and features in the Windows 8.1 Update 1.

    3m 48s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training

    Learn how to run Mac OS X Mavericks. Find out how to find files, set up your Apple ID and iCloud accounts, and use iChat, Safari, iTunes, and more.

    7h 59m
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  • view course page for Windows 8.1 Essential Training

    Get up to speed with all the features in Windows 8.1, including gestures, apps, security enhancements, and more.

    5h 3m
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  • view course page for Windows 8 Tips and Tricks

    Windows 8 Tips and Tricks with David Rivers

    Get the most out of Windows 8 with these time-saving techniques and shortcuts for finding files, managing your display, and more.

    1h 54m
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  • view course page for Migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8

    Choose the best upgrade method and securely migrate your files, applications, and user settings from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

    57m 54s
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  • view course page for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks

    Get the most from your Mac and Mountain Lion, with tips for building smarter mailboxes, refining system preferences, and resetting passwords.

    2h 48m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8

    Choose the best upgrade method and securely migrate your files, applications, and user settings from Windows XP to Windows 8.

    54m 16s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Windows 8

    After exploring the Windows 8 interface and preinstalled applications, learn how to add or remove applications, send and receive email, browse the web, view and share photos, play music and movies, and much more.

    2h 50m
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  • view course page for Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

    Provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, complete with insider tips for getting the most out of the operating system.

    6h 0m
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  • view course page for Windows 8 Essential Training

    Shows you all the essential features you'll need to jump-start Windows 8—whether you work with it closely at the office or use it casually at home.

    4h 57m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

    Shows you how to take advantage of all the power that Mountain Lion puts at your fingertips.

    3h 31m
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  • view course page for Mac OS X Mountain Lion New Features

    Reviews Mac OS X Mountain Lion, the latest version of the Apple operating system that offers new features such as AirPlay mirroring, dictation, Gatekeeper security protections, and more.

    1h 13m
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  • view course page for Windows 8 Release Preview First Look

    Become acquainted with the release of the Windows 8 operating system in this short introduction by author David Rivers.

    1h 32m
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  • view course page for Switching from Windows to Mac (2012)

    Demystifies the differences between Mac OS X and Windows, highlighting the terminology and interface changes that Windows users encounter.

    3h 58m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

    Windows 7 Tips and Tricks with David Rivers

    Tips and shortcuts for working more efficiently and to get the most out of Windows 7.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

    Mac OS X Lion Essential Training with Christopher Breen

    Provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Lion, complete with key recommendations for getting the most out of the operating system.

    6h 4m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Computer Literacy for the Mac

    Walks through the skills necessary to use a Mac comfortably, while improving learning, productivity, and performance.

    3h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Computer Literacy for Windows

    Walks through the skills necessary to use Windows computers comfortably, while improving learning, productivity, and performance.

    3h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7

    Walks through the process of transferring files, saving settings, and determining the best data migration option for any system.

    1h 6m
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  • view course page for Windows 7 Essential Training

    Helps users of any level feel comfortable with the improvements and enhancements of Microsoft’s new operating system.

    6h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Beyond the Basics

    Chris Breen helps those who are already comfortable with Mac OS X discover new features in everyday applications like Mail, iCal, and Safari.

    6h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Switching from Windows to Mac (2008)

    Focuses on the similarities and differences between the two operating systems.

    7h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Essential Training

    A Macworld senior editor explores many vital features from Leopard's 300+ updates.

    7h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard New Features

    Macworld senior editor discusses the key changes and upgrades in Leopard.

    1h 14m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Windows Vista Essential Training

    Comprehensive guidance through the process of upgrading Windows system software and taking Vista on the road.

    12h 9m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Beyond the Basics

    Explores virtually every new feature of Tiger, as well as many advanced features.

    7h 56m
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Essential Training

    A guided tour of Tiger that teaches tools you need to start using your new operating system right away.

    12h 22m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Learning Mac OS X 10.3 Panther

    Using windows, creating folders and copying files, burning CDs, installing fonts, and using Mail.

    6h 16m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Windows XP Essential Training

    For people who are new to Windows or upgrading from a previous version and want to get up to speed quickly.

    4h 39m
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Learning Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

    Learning Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar with Sean Blumenthal

    The basics: using windows, creating folders, installing fonts, and using Internet Sharing.

    5h 24m
    Beginner
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