A great aspect of owning an Apple product is that the company truly wants you to make the best of your device, machine, or service. While normally “Today at Apple” workshops are provided in Apple Stores, because of the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve closed all the stores. Fear not, if you’re looking for some Apple help. The company is now including helpful videos online: “Today at Apple at Home.”
“Today at Apple” on Pause
Apple doesn’t want you to buy an iPad Pro just for playing solitaire – the company wants you to be productive at work and at play. It’s a business, after all. Apple wants you to keep coming back to sink more money into its ecosystem. The best way to do that is to keep customers happy and fulfilled.
For the past three years, Apple has run free workshops from the Apple Stores, teaching how to use its devices, computers, and services to do such things as photography, video, music, coding and apps, art and design, and health and fitness.
Coronavirus COVID-19 put an end to that — at last temporarily. Apple closed all its stores and “paused” its workshops. This is great for limiting the spread of the virus, but it leaves some Apple users at a loss. Worse yet, many employees are being forced to work from home, and there may be some aspects of their job they’ll be asked to do on their computer or device, and they may not be sure how to do it.
Today at Apple at Home
This is where Apple can help you. They can help you use your computer or device to tackle your workload, and they can also help you enjoy your free time a little more.
Apple Store employees who are being touted as “Creative Pros” are walking Apple users through a series of videos that will change each week, so there will always be fresh content.
These pros are showing how to create stunning photography, draw portraits on an iPad, and create a GarageBand recording with kitchen items as your backing track. They’ve created the videos themselves in their own homes.
To access these free videos, you only need to open the Apple Store app on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc. Choose the video you want to watch and hit Play. That’s all you need to do.
In just three to five minutes, you’ll have learned a new skill on your Apple device or computer you can practice on your own. You can do all of them if you choose and then come back every week to learn even more throughout the lockdowns and quarantines
What kinds of topics do you hope they’ll focus on the videos? Tell us in the comments and let us know if you decide to take advantage of these free lessons and if you hope they continue even when the stores open up again.