Thursday, February 22, 2018

136. Editing Photos with Snapseed: like a post card

Do you visit some beautiful places and wish your pictures could do them justice? With the free Snapseed app on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet, it only takes a couple of clicks to take a so-so photo and make it stunning. Watch this show to learn how.



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Thursday, February 15, 2018

135. Copying from USB "thumb" drive to smartphones

Has someone handed you a little flash drive and told you all the files you need are on it? But, they didn't tell you what to do with it? Or, do you know how to use a thumb drive in a computer but need to use an iPad this time? Have you purchased the Geeks on Tour Learning Library on thumb drive and don't know how to use it?
In this episode, we demonstrate how to copy an entire thumb drive to a computer, and then how to copy specific files to an iPad or Android phone or tablet.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Using Chromecast to display phone's screen on TV (#108)

We have an encore episode for you this week - it was a really good one where we demonstrated how to use the $35 Chromecast device with your big screen TV and show anything from your phone's screen on the big screen. We do this all the time! It's so much easier to navigate Netflix from your phone (or laptop) on the couch and simply "cast" it to the TV.
If you are a Geeks on Tour member, you can read thru the show notes here.
  1. Opening Tip: Find a Lost Phone
  2. Beginner’s Lesson: Chromecast
  3. Closing Tip: Google Trusted Contacts



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Thursday, January 25, 2018

#134 Scanning Photos with Google's PhotoScan app

If you have old photos stored in boxes, albums, or even framed on the wall - how do you convert them to digital format so you can save them forever? That's what we covered this week. We specifically talked about the Google app called PhotoScan, but we also discussed other apps and procedures for scanning.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

#133 Facebook Privacy

When you write a post using Facebook, who can see it? How about when you comment on someone else's post? Have you ever wondered why you can "share" some posts and not others. These mysteries and more will be cleared up in this information-packed episode. If you are a Geeks on Tour member, you can get the show notes here.



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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

#132. Google Photos for Picasa Users

For 10 years, we taught people how to use Picasa for managing photos on their computers. We loved that program! But Google retired it nearly 3 years ago. We still use it for some things we do with photos on our computers - but everything is moving to the cloud - and Google Photos is the way to go now. This episode explains what you need to do.
Geeks on Tour members: get your class notes hereYou might want to print them out and then join with some friends to take the class. Just play the video parts of interest to you by using the timeline links in the class notes, pause the video and experiment on your own device. Then take the review questions at the end and see how you did.
Facebook Live event to field Q&As about this episode.We will be live on Thursday, 12/21 at 5pm Eastern. Just go to our Facebook Page at the appointed time and you'll see us! Like the page in order to be notified. Click here to add this item to your Google Calendar



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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#131 Mobile Internet Resources with experts Chris and Cherie

There's a big difference between wanting Internet access and needing Internet access. If you work while you're traveling and you need Internet access, there is a lot to know. Our guests, Chris Dunphy and Cherie VeArd, of MobileInternetInfo.com are fulltime nomads who work while traveling. They make it their full time business to know it all so they can help the rest of us. 
  • Tip of the Day: controlling your Facebook Home feed
  • Photo Edit: brighten a photo with one click
  • Beginner’s Lesson: Chris and Cherie talk about unlimited data plans, then give us a guided tour of the MobileInternetInfo website.
Geeks on Tour members: get your class notes hereYou might want to print them out and then join with some friends to take the class. Just play the video parts of interest to you by using the timeline links in the class notes, pause the video and experiment on your own device. Then take the review questions at the end and see how you did.
Facebook Live event to field Q&As about this episode.We will be live on Thursday, 12/14 at 5pm Eastern. Just go to our Facebook Page at the appointed time and you'll see us! Like the page in order to be notified. Click here to add this item to your Google Calendar


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