2015 HI Touch Learning Survey Results

2015 HTLC Survey

The results of our 2015 HI Touch Learning Clinic Survey show that a large portion of our members are interested in learning about graphics and imaging.

The results also indicate strong interest in communications, security and basic skills.

We’ll be using this information to help us plan our programs for 2015. It will also be used to help us schedule future workshops on days and times suitable for most people. While HMAUS leaders have from time to time discussed adding weekday evening meetings to increase participation this survey indicates that this time slot is the least favored. Saturday mornings continue to be the most suitable for most people.

We’ve also reaffirmed our belief that our members are likely to use two or more Apple devices. Survey numbers actually show that iPhone and iPad users at this time outnumber laptop and desktop users, but just barely.

The data collected from this survey came from 21 members who responded out of a membership of 98.

HI Touch Learning Survey Results

WHICH TYPES OF APPLE DEVICES DO YOU USE?

iPhone
iPad
Laptop
Desktop
Don’t Know

15
15
14
13
1

71.4%
71.4%
66.7%
61.9%
4.8%

HOW DO YOU USE YOUR APPLE DEVICES?

Business and Personal
Personal Only
Business Only

14
9
0

66.7%
42.9%
0.0%

I WANT TO LEARN ABOUT

Graphics and Imaging
Communication Skills & Tools
Basic Skills
Security
Web Site Development
Hardware Maintenance
Database Management
Social Media
Network Management

15
12
11
11
9
9
8
8
7

71.4%
57.1%
52.4%
52.4%
42.9%
42.9%
38.1%
38.1%
33.3%

BEST TIMES FOR ME

Saturday Morning
Saturday Afternoon
Sunday Afternoon
Sunday Morning
Weekday Evening

17
12
9
8
5

81.0%
57.1%
42.9%
38.1%
23.8%

WOULD I BE WILLING TO HELP WITH HMAUS ACTIVITIES?

Yes
No

16
5

76.2%
23.8%

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Soundhawk Smart Listening System – Review

Skyhawk devices

Skyhawk bluetooth hearing device

By Curt Blanchard, Tucson Macintosh Users Group

I’ve discovered a new product that I believe will be of interest to the MUG community. I am the secretary at TMUG (Tucson Macintosh Users Group) and I am a writer/reviewer for MyMac.com. Soundhawk is a listening system aimed squarely at people over 50+ who are Apple enthusiasts. That describes us pretty well, doesn’t it?

Soundhawk is a three-piece Bluetooth system that helps you hear more clearly in a variety of situations — noisy restaurants, at user group meetings, and other places where it may be difficult to hear. The volume, brightness, and clarity are set via a free iOS app. Included with the unit that goes in your ear, is a separate wireless mic that can be placed in the center of a table at a restaurant or up on the speaker’s table at the MUG meeting. This device is not designed to be worn continuously, it’s made for situations where you need a little extra help in hearing with clarity.

Hearing aids are very expensive. Soundhawk is $299. I reviewed Soundhawk recently for MyMac. Here is the link: http://www.mymac.com/2014/12/soundhawk-smart-listening-system-review/

Disclaimer. I have no connection with this company. This is a product I discovered on my own and like it enough that we’re doing a Soundhawk presentation at our January meeting with a representative from the company.

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HI Touch Learning Clinic – Essential Image Control

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Essential Image Control

An Image Makers Workshop

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Location:
Hawaii Self Storage – 2909 Waialae Avenue

The December Image Makers Workshop will focus on images for delivery on web pages as well as via email. Topics will include:

  • What files types are best for photographs, art, logos and graphic elements.
  • How to make images load quickly when viewed on Internet web pages, social media and other services.
  • How to send images by email.
  • Best practices, tools and tips for effective delivery.

This workshop is for you if you post images to web pages, on social media and send email with image attachments.

Effective communication over the Internet requires that images are delivered by the quickest and most convenient method. People today use devices of many different sizes and capabilities, from traditional desktop computers, laptops, tablets to smart phones. It is important to be able to send images to all these devices effectively.

This workshop will be limited to no more than 10 people… mostly because that’s the physical limit of the conference room at the Hawaii Self Storage.

The morning portion of the workshop will be highly focused and you will be provided course material. So it is important that you register if you wish to attend because we will only print enough material to cover the registrations.

In the afternoon, we will accommodate general tech support questions which need not be related to the morning topics.

More information and registration at: http://www.hmaus.org/about/events/hi-touch-learning-clinic/

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