Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Google Photos Frequently Asked Questions

This episode was streamed live on June 5, 2016. Is Google Photos really unlimited and free? How do I upload my phone's pictures then delete them to free up space? How do I get pictures from my computer to Google Photos? How do I share a Google Photos album with friends? How do I switch from Picasa to Google Photos? 
These questions and more are answered in this encore episode of What Does This Button Do?

    1. Tip o Week: Camera Flash OFF, ON, or Auto?
    2. Beginner’s Lesson: Google Photos FAQs
    3. App o week: Twilight


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        Wednesday, March 15, 2017

        How to Free Up Space on your Smartphone

        This episode was streamed live on June 26, 2016. When your phone gets full, a lot of things stop working! First we explain how to find out what is taking up the space. It's your job to clean it out. There are a couple of things that are easy to delete and usually free up quite a bit of space. We call these the “low hanging fruit.” Then we have lots of tips for a variety of techniques for keeping your phone clean.
        1. Tip o Week: Straighten Horizons
        2. Beginner’s Lesson: Free up Space on your phone
        3. App o week: Pay By Phone
        We did not do a live Button Show this week because we were teaching a different class ... one on Blogging. We turned on Facebook Live Streaming for that class, you can watch it here.




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        Tuesday, March 7, 2017

        112 How to Learn from Geeks on Tour

        This episode was streamed live on Mar 5, 2017. It's not a normal What Does This Button Do lesson. This one is an overview of using the GeeksonTour website and other resources to learn technology.
        I'm afraid our audio/video quality wasn't as good as we like, so we may be doing this over sometime. Let us know what you think in the comments.





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        Wednesday, March 1, 2017

        #111 How to Add Photos to Your Maps

        We've kept a map of our travels every year since 2004. For the last several years, using Google's My Maps we've made interactive maps complete with photos. This episode shows you how to do that with Google Photos. This episode was recorded live on Sunday, February 26, 2017. We were in our RV and did not have the best connectivity, but it is mostly still watchable. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel and be sure to click the bell for notifications.
        1. Opening Tip: Google Photos can be used instead of your native Photos or Gallery app. due to poor conectivity the live stream was blurry so we spliced in some other video.
        2. Beginner’s Lesson: Using Google My Maps and adding photos from Google Photos.
        3. Closing Tip: WindFinder
        4. Show Notes for Members #111




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        Wednesday, February 22, 2017

        How to Backup your Smartphone

        This episode streamed live on May 1, 2016. We are currently in our motorhome traveling from Florida to Arizona.
        What do people mean when they say, “The Cloud”? What is the difference between upload, download, and synchronize. Do you need to backup your phone to your computer when you’re using all cloud-based services? These questions and more are discussed in this episode of “What Does This Button Do?”
        Show Notes available for Geeks on tour Members.


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        Wednesday, February 15, 2017

        #110 Smartphone Photography Essentials

        This episode was recorded live on Sunday, February 12, 2017. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel and be sure to click the bell for notifications.
        1. Opening Tip: Finding Apps on your Phone. Stop hunting and just use Search. Both iOS and Android have a feature to search for apps on your phone or tablet.
        2. Beginner’s Lesson: Photography Essentials. We start with how to take a photo, take a selfie, take a video. Then we show how to set focus and exposure, turn flash on/off, take a panorama. An advanced tip on iOS is about Live Photos and how to capture one frame. On Android we show Photospheres.
        3. Closing Tip: Valentines Day Photo Frames
        4. Show Notes for Members #110

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        Wednesday, February 8, 2017

        #109 Apple vs Android with Guest: Mike Wendland

        This episode was recorded live on Sunday, February 5, 2017. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel and be sure to click the bell for notifications.
        • Opening Tip: How to Prevent your Facebook Profile from Being Cloned
          All you have to do is change a setting to make your friend list private and the bad guys can't clone your account and try to contact your friends.
        • Beginner’s Lesson: Apple vs Android, which is Better?
          Mike Wendland is our guest for this show. Mike is a veteran journalist whose video “PC Mike” reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. He has owned just about every Apple device ever made. You're going to be surprised by what he has to say on our topic today!
        • Closing App: Smart Receipts
          No need to hold on to those important receipts, just snap a photo, enter an amount and category all the work will be done for you.
        • Show Notes for Members

        Review Questions

        1. Google’s mobile device operating system is called Android, Apple’s is called ____________.
        2. Which operating system comes on inexpensive phones? __________________
        3. Which type of phone works differently depending on the manufacturer of the phone?
          A. Apple      B. Android
        4. Which type of phone offers better support?
          A. Apple       B. Android
        5. Which type of phone has an always-available Back Button?  How about a Flashlight?
        6. If you like Google Apps, you can use them on both Android and Apple
          ____True     _____False
        7. To learn more from Mike Wendland, visit his websites at: ______________



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