Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How to Scan QR Codes #103

Tutorial Video: Create
a QR Code Map
This episode was streamed live on December 4, 2016.
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You see these funny looking square codes everywhere. If you learn how to scan them with your smartphone (Android or iPhone) you can see what's behind the codes here.
This encore episode will teach you how to do it!
Geeks on Tour members: get your class notes here. Note: due to a current glitch after adding security to the site, you will need to be logged in first, then click the link.
  •   This week’s quick tip: using Snapseed to edit out unwanted parts of a photo
  • This week’s app: RVillage: Connect with other RVers wherever you are.

  • Our connection for this episode was not the best, it gets a little blurry. Here is a direct link to the short video #453 on QR codes


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

#120. Beginners' Questions about smartphone

This episode was streamed live on July 16, 2017. We webcast from our camper van in Indianapolis, Indiana. Geeks on Tour members can view the Show Notes here.

We spoke to a lot of Smartphone beginners this week at the FMCA RV rally. In this episode we cover a grab bag of beginners' questions like, What is the cloud? and How do I see my screen outside in the sunlight?
  1. Tip of the Day: Mrs. Geek’s Guide is Updated
  2. Beginner’s Lesson: Beginner’s Questions
  3. App of the day: iExit





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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How Do I Sync my Contacts? #90

This episode was streamed live on October August 7, 2016. You have contacts you want available on all your devices. How can you make that happen? This encore episode will help you understand what you need to do. What accounts do you have that store your records in the cloud? How do you transfer from iCloud to Google? How do Contacts, Calendar, and Mail work together?
Join the Geeks On Tour as we explore smartphones and tablets in our half hour+ show.
We start with some Quick Tips for everyone.

This week our beginner's lesson is about syncing your contacts over all your devices




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    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    #119 Photo Albums with Google Photos

    This episode was streamed live on July 2, 2017. We webcast from our home studio in Fort Lauderdale, FLGeeks on Tour members can view the Show Notes here.

    Using our Photo Album from our Europe trip as an example, we go into detail about understanding albums and how to make them using Google Photos. We demonstrate how to make an album, add photos, delete photos, add text blocks and even maps. 






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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    #118. Smartphones and Travel in Europe

    This episode was streamed live on 6/25/17. We just returned from a month of wandering in Europe and we couldn't have done it without our smartphones. Where to go? What to do? Where to stay? How to get there? How to speak the language? What to eat?
    We usually use our Smartphones for Maps, Photos, and Social Networking while traveling in an RV in the US. Smartphones are invaluable when traveling in Europe. We used them for everything from managing currencies, translating languages, traveling by rail, and finding amazing lodging accommodations. You have to be connected. Let us show you how we did it. 

    And ... check out our photo album from traveling in Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, and Berlin. We'll be sharing our photo taking, editing, and organizing secrets in next episode. (spoiler: it's all about Google Photos!)

    For Geeks on Tour members, here are the show notes for #118





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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Facebook on Mobile Devices - tips and tricks #91

    This episode was streamed live on August 21, 2016. More and more, people are using Facebook their phones and tablets. Some people have never even seen Facebook on a computer, and yet much of the instruction on Facebook is using computers. This episode is about using Facebook. First using an iPad, then using an Android phone, we demonstrate:
    1. How to see a newsfeed with no ads
    2. How to unFOLLOW instead of unFRIEND
    3. Recent posts newsfeed instead of top posts
    4. Control individual items with the "mighty mini" arrow
    5. Save items for later
    6. Stop auto-playing of videos
    We also give some tips on security, including how to prevent the bad guys from posing as you and sending friend requests to all your friends. You'll learn all this and more in this encore episode of What Does This Button Do? 
        1. Tip of the day: Edit photos with Google Photos
        2. Beginner’s Lesson: Facebook Tips
        3. App of the day: Duo
        For Geeks on tour members, here are the detailed show notes with links for episode 91,



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        Tuesday, June 13, 2017

        Managing your Phone's Battery #69

        This episode was streamed live on February 7, 2016. This month, while we've been visiting beautiful places in Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia - it has been so important to keep our phones charged! We don't want to miss any of those photos! This episode is about understanding what is using your battery and how to keep it going longer. You will learn how to find out what is using your battery and what external batteries we recommend. 

        It's your choice to use your battery less, or get more batteries! You'll learn both in this encore episode of What Does This Button Do? 
            1. Tip of the day: Android Touch Key Lights, iPhone Flashlight
            2. Beginner’s Lesson: Managing your Battery
            3. App of the day: NFL
            For Geeks on tour members, here are the detailed show notes with links for episode 69,

            Review Questions:

            1. Name 3 of the 5 Radios in a Smartphone
            2. How do you turn all radios off at once?
            3. T/F You should always drain the battery completely before charging
            4. To see what Apps are using battery, you can go to Settings and then ___________________
            5. For most people, the biggest user of battery is _______________________
            6. T/F Keeping your system and Apps up to date will help with greater battery life



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