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.
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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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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#130 Allo the smart messaging app with guest, Michael Daniels

You can send a simple text message, or you can have a smart conversation. Google hopes you agree that the addition of the Assistant inside of the Allo messaging app sets it apart from other messaging options. It's useful, it's fun, it's Google. Joining us for this episode is Michael Daniels. He is a Google Top Contributor for the Allo app as well as the Hangouts app. He will be presenting the beginner's lesson today.
  • Tip of the Day: magnifying the screen iPhone and Android accessibility
  • Beginner’s Lesson: Learning about the Allo App
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 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, 12/7 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, November 29, 2017

#129 Behind the Scenes: Lights, Camera, Sound

This week is something different, a behind-the-scenes look at our studio setup. We still start with tips:

  • Tip about printing mailing labels from Google Contacts
  • Photo edit example - crop and vignette
  • Jim gives away all his secrets about Lights, Camera, and Sound. 
  • Show notes are open to all this week: scroll down for links to all the products mentioned.



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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

128. How to keep your Google Account Safe

Did you know there is one feature - 2-step verification - that is the singlemost important thing you can do to protect your Google account from hackers. It's easy, we'll show you how in this episode. We'll also demonstrate how it works and show you how to change your password as well.
Episode 128 was recorded live on Sunday, Nov 12, 2017.  In this episode you will learn:
  • Tip of the Day: one-finger keyboard typing
  • Photo Edit: Auto correct for white balance
  • Beginner’s Lesson: How to keep your Google Account Safe
  • App of the day: FMCA hotspot plan for Verizon
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 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, 11/16 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, November 8, 2017

Help on Google Products from Google Top Contributors

Chris is at Google HQ in California this week, leaving Jim to party with Roadtrekers in Florida. She is attending the Google Top Contributor's Summit and learning LOTS. What better encore episode to show than #95 which was recorded after last year's Google event?! 

You probably use several Google Apps on your Android phone, and even on your iPhone or iPad. What do you do when you have a question? We'll show you the different ways you can find answers, starting right from the App. We'll also take you behind the scenes at Google's Top Contributor program. These are the people who answer your questions! Who knows, you could even become a Google Top Contributor if you have desire to become a product expert - we'll show you how.
We'll also have a tip about #hashtags, and an app of the week: Google Voice.
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