Free TTJ Courses Announced

Great news! In our recent TTJ Instructor Summit Live Stream and Podcast, the TTJ Instructor team announced plans to offer four free courses over the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Training Season. A brief summary of each course will be provided below. Students of all ages may participate in these courses online at no charge. The courses being offered are as follows:

IOS At the Next Level (Fall 2019, four weeks):

The iPhone and iPad have already offered incredible power and functionality. However, with the release of iOS 13 and iPad OS, the capabilities of these devices will increase astronomically. This course is being offered for proficient users of iOS devices, with or without Voiceover, and will provide details and walk-throughs of changes, new features, and how to make the most of everything Apple has added to these amazing platforms.

Living the Connected Digital Life (Fall 2019, 8 weeks)

What is the Connected Digital Life? It means having all of your data, documents, music, photos, TV, and much more, available to you everywhere you go, on all your devices. It means having your home Get ready for you when you return. It means taking a powerful experience, and everything that’s important to you, on the road, to the office or school, at home, and everywhere else. In this course, you’ll learn about features, apps, and services that make the Connected Digital Life possible. Topics such as iCloud, Apple Pay, Continuity, Handoff, cutting the cord with AppleTV and streaming services, VOIP phone services, HomeKit, home automation and security, home theater solutions, and many others will be covered in this awesome course.

Learning Voiceover In and Out (Spring 2020, 12 weeks):

If you are a proficient Voiceover user, or if you have never even begun to use Voiceover or an iPhone, this course is for you. Beginning with the basics, working all the way up to advanced features, this course truly offers something for everyone. You’ll learn how to navigate and activate content, set up a device, use Touch ID and Face ID, open apps, use the Rotor, and much more. You will also be introduced to numerous Apple and third-party apps that will help you to communicate, work, play, learn, create, stay organized, express yourself, and much more. You’ll even learn how to take notes and create powerful and beautiful word processing documents using iOS and Voiceover. Braille displays, Braille Screen Input, Bluetooth Keyboards, and handwriting wil also be covered. This course will feature special lab sessions to help you take learning to the next level.

IPad For All Computing – Replacing Your Traditional Computer With an iPad (Spring 2020, seven weeks):

The iPad is truly capable of completely replacing your traditional desktop or laptop computer and becoming the only computer you’ll ever need. In this powerful course, you’ll learn how to make the iPad your full time computing solution, with and without Voiceover. Learn about all the powerful Apple apps, and many third-party apps, available to you for education, personal use, small to medium businesses, creatives, students and teachers, and much, much more. Learn about creating and editing audio projects, movies, podcasts, books, word processing and desktop publishing documents, multimedia presentations, spreadsheets, websites, and more. Learn about powerful accessories that will help the iPad interface with just about any device you’ll come across. Learn how to download and work with files, how to enjoy live and On Demand television on your iPad, how to take control of your home, how to accept credit card payments, how to perform tasks such as research and writing reports, and much more. This course includes special lab sessions to help you take learning to the next level.

Find Out More:

The first of these awesome courses will begin next month. Exact course dates and schedules will be announced later this week. Be sure to stay tuned to the TTJ Blog to find out more about dates, schedules, and how to participate in these awesome courses.

Join Our Instructor Summit Live Stream on August 5, 2019

Your TTJ Instructor Team is going live! We are holding our first annual TTJ Instructors Summit August 3-7, 2019. This is a chance for our team to spend some quality, in-person time together. We will discuss last year’s course offerings as well as plans for the upcoming training season. We will also brain storm about new ideas to bring all of you an even better experience, as well as working together on beta software testing, team building, and lots more. Of course we expect to also enjoy a wide range of fun, recreational and relaxing activities with one another and our families.

For our TTJ customers, both present and future, the culmination of this event wil be our special live stream. During this time, we will answer your questions, discuss late-breaking tech news as well as summit highlights, and yes, we will announce our list of course offerings and more for the Fall 2019-Spring 2020 TTJ Training Season. Tune in live to the special event to find out every course we wil be offering, along with a variety of additional details. Also, come prepared to ask your tech-related questions and possibly have them answered live.

This special Instructor Summit Live Stream will take place on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7PM Eastern. That’s 6PM Central, 5PM, Mountain, and 4PM Pecific. To join, follow @TalkTTJ on Twitter, or go directly to TTJTalk on Periscope, our platform of choice for the live stream. Please note that the start time is subject to change, so please stay tuned to the TTJ Blog for updates.

Unable to make it to our Live Stream? No problem. Submit your questions ahead of time via iMessage. Then, tune into our TTJ Talk Podcast, and the Stur It Up Podcast, both of which will offer the entire live stream as an episode. Send your iMessage to thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com. Please remember to keep it short and to the point – two or three sentences, or no more than a one minute audio recording. If you do not have an Apple device, you may send your questions (same guidelines) via email to thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com.

Kliph, Rita, Lynne, and I are all super excited for this event, and we can’t wait to see your great questions and comments. See you then!:)

TTJ Now Offers Support Via Text Chat for Apple iMessage Users

TTJ is pleased to announce our new iMessage address. Beginning tomorrow, June 21, 2019, at 10AM Eastern, users of any Apple product can simply send a text message to thetechjuggernaut@icloud.com, as long as you have iMessage enabled. Our iMessage address will allow us to reach even more people in revolutionary and convenient ways, using a platform most of us already know and love. We are also thrilled to announce extended chat hours, exclusively through iMessage. Text us Monday through Saturday, 10AM to Midnight Eastern Time. During these hours, users who text us technical support or product information questions can expect to receive answers within a four hour window at most. Most inquiries will be answered within just a few minutes. This is just another way we strive to put the customer first and become the only tech you’ll ever need. Happy texting, and remember to be safe, and never text and drive.:)

Introducing TTJ Talk – Our Brand New Tech Podcast!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that The Tech Juggernaut has officially launched a new podcast entitled TTJ Talk. This podcast will supplement our audio tutorials on this site, not replace them, and with new episodes coming each week, you’ll have lots to look forward to.

TTJ Talk will offer quick tips in our Tech Tip Tuesdays episodes, as well as providing short how-tos, tech news, product reviews, and special guest interviews. Trainer Kliph, who many of you know from our free online courses, will be a recurring guest on the show, and other members from the TTJ Instructor Team will join periodically. We will also interview other guests to find out how they are using and benefiting from various Apple products and other hardware, software, and services. We will even live stream some of our episodes, so you’ll be able to ask your questions and potentially get them answered live on the air.

We are anxiously awaiting approval of our podcast from Apple, so you’ll be able to use the Apple Podcasts app, or your HomePod, to listen to every episode of our podcast. In the mean time, the show is already available on a few other podcast sites, so we’d love to give you advanced access to all of our published episodes right now.

To visit our podcast page, click This Link.

There, you’ll be able to listen to every episode of our podcast and find out which platforms have approved our show. You’ll also be able to record short voice messages with your tech questions for possible inclusion in future episodes. Enjoy.:)

An Update On the Recently Announced Apple TV Handbook

I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting further information regarding the promised handbook for the Apple TV, and I very much appreciate the support. That book is ready, but instead of distributing it individually to those who have requested it, I decided to just go ahead and complete the necessary process to submit the guide to Apple for distribution on the Apple Books Store, since this was my ultimate plan anyway. That said, the book has been submitted to Apple as of tonight, and we now just need to hang tight while the book undergoes Apple’s review process. Assuming all goes well, the book should be live within a few days. When there is additional information to report, I will post again regarding this subject.

If you already have, or plan to soon get, an Apple TV, and you just can’t wait for availability on Apple Books, please email me directly for an early copy. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding.

Upcoming Course Reminder – Living the Connected Digital Life

Just a friendly reminder that our next free training course in the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 training schedule begins in just a few hours. It is entitled “Living the Connected Digital Life”. It starts at 3PM Eastern on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and should last for about two hours. Three subsequent sessions will be held on November 6, 13, and 20, all at 3PM Eastern.

This course will help you understand how to get the most out of your devices, and how to create an experience in which all of your documents, personal data, music and movies, photos, and much more are available automatically on all your devices, no matter where you go. We’ll discuss iCloud, Hand Off, Continuity, Apple Pay, and much more. We’ll also discuss home automation, smart home tech, personal voice assistants, home security, and much more. If you are interested in joining this course and have not received email notification that you are signed up, please email us at info@ttjtech.net to get on board.