Always wanted to try Skyping your grandchildren? Confused about password safety and Internet protection? Want to read your favorite newspaper on your new tablet, but unsure where to start?
The Daily Herald is partnering with Microsoft to offer our seven-day subscribers free classes on navigating the Internet, a sort of Internet 101, if you will. Sign up for one, two or all six classes, starting Monday, July 22, and ending Monday, Aug. 26. Each class will run from 2 to 3 p.m. (If we fill up the slots, we will offer more classes.)
You can bring along your own laptop, tablet or mobile phone. If you don't have one, Microsoft will supply you with equipment to use during the class. (No worries if you have Apple products; you can bring those, as well.)
"This is a great opportunity for our readers to get the basics of using the Internet and to get the hang of using their smartphones or tablets," said M. Eileen Brown, director of Strategic Marketing and Innovation for the Daily Herald. "We have dynamic online products and we want our readers to enjoy their newspaper in any format they desire. Microsoft is the perfect partner for us."
Here's the lineup:
July 22: Everything you wanted to know about apps (including learning about the Daily Herald e-edition, which gives you the look and feel of the printed newspaper)
July 29: Outlook email
Aug. 5: Saving and sharing files and photos
Aug. 12: Facebook
Aug. 19: Online security, privacy and safety (including creating and storing secure passwords)
Aug. 26: Skype
Classes will be held at the Microsoft store, in the lower level of Woodfield Mall on Golf Road in Schaumburg. (Enter the mall near the Red Robin restaurant.)
To sign up, go to events.dailyherald.com/Daily_Herald_Events/microsoft.html.