Wednesday, January 18, 2017

#106 Internet Connections as you Travel

This episode was live on Sunday, January 15, 2017. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel and be sure to click the bell for notifications.
  • Opening Tip: Viewing Pictures - Year at a Glance - with Google Photos
  • Beginner’s Lesson: Internet Connections as you Travel
  • Ending Tip/App: Signal Check / Open Signal

A little pre-show video. Here is how we set up our studio outside the RV.
And, here is the show:


For more in depth information on this topic, please check our friends at  RVMobileInternet.com (and become a member!)

Review Questions

  1. A smartphone can connect to the internet via either:
    ________________  OR ________________________
  2. Generally, Computers and Tablets can only connect via:
    __________________________   (with a few exceptions)
  3. Cellular data almost always costs, Wi-Fi is often free
    True____ False ____
  4. To improve your phone’s signal reception from a cell tower you need:
    a. Wi-Fi Booster    b. Cellular booster   c. Router   d. none of these
  5. To improve your computer’s signal reception from a campground Wi-Fi, you need a:
    a. Wi-Fi Booster    b. Cellular booster   c. Router   d. none of these
  6. The WiFiRanger is a
    ___ Wi-Fi Booster   ___Cellular booster     ___Router


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

#105 Teaching your Friends and Family, Guest: Abby Stokes

This episode was live on Sunday, January 8, 2017. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  • Opening Tip: Deleting apps is very different in Android vs iPhone
  • Beginner’s Lesson: Teaching Tips for helping your new-to-smartphones friends and family
  • Ending Tip/App: RVDumpSites


Review Questions. Leave comments with your questions.
  1. Where can you find the best button shows for Beginners?
    _____________________________________
  2. A family member is always the best teacher
    True    False
  3. When teaching, whose hands should be on the device?
    __Teacher    __Learner
  4. What is the best length of time for a lesson?
    _______________________________________
  5. What are the 3 steps for teaching something important?
    1. ________________  2._____________  3._______________
  6. To learn more from our guest, Abby Stokes, go to her website
    ____________________________________________
    AskAbbyStokes.com


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Web Browsing on Mobile Devices #28

We didn't do a live show this week, so we searched thru our archives for something useful and came up with Episode 28 which originally streamed live on January 25, 2015. There are some really useful tips and the Beginner's Lesson is just as valid today as it was then. In fact, by watching it I learned some things I had forgotten! After watching it, how did you do with the review questions? Leave us comments ok? The show starts with some talk and videos of where we were at the time in Quartzsite AZ. To see the original videos, click here. To skip the opening, go to the 6min 40 second point.
  1. Quick Tips: Icon Glossary, Emailing your Lat/Lon location. 
  2. Beginner’s Lesson: Web Browsing 
  3. App o Week: TuneIn Radio 
For the best viewing, be sure to click the FullScreen button in the lower right corner
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Review Questions:
1.To Browse to a website, you need a browser: Name 2
2.You can have several websites open at one time in different _________.
3.How can you go directly to a website rather than getting search results?
4.How can you save a website as an icon on your home screen – like an app?
5.Bookmarks are most useful for websites that you use All the time? Or Occasionally?

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Google Photos Frequently Asked Questions #83

If you use Google Photos, you need to watch this video ... all 50 minutes of it ok? You should also get the book!

Link to Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos

Don't take our word for it! Here's what Priscilla says about the book. And, Priscilla is a community college professor who teaches seniors about photos. 









#83 Show Notes for Geeks on Tour Members.
#83 Show Notes for non-members $.99
This episode was Live-Streamed on June 5, 2016


Review Questions (answers at 48 minute mark in video)

  1. Google Photos gives you unlimited free storage for your photos if you choose the size called ___________________________. 
  2. To upload all photos taken by your phone, what do you do? 
  3. Once all old photos have auto-uploaded from your computer’s drives to the cloud, we recommend uploading new pictures manually with: 
    1. Cloud button on photos.google.com 
    2. Desktop Uploader 
    3. Drag and Drop 
  4. T/F – once you start using Google Photos, you won’t need Picasa for anything anymore 
  5. Although Google Photos stores all your photos in one unbroken stream of files by date, you can group photos by creating ____________________


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

#104 Google Photos Book Launch


This week is different. It's all about our new Book! Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos.
  1. Geeks on Tour Members get your eBook here
  2. December Special $49: 1/2 Price. Buy the combo of the printed book PLUS Geeks on Tour Learning Library on USB
  3. Sign up for Free download of Chapter 1
  4. Show Notes for Everyone
This episode was live on Sunday, December 18. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Also watch this tutorial video:



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Navigating with Google Maps #74

This episode was live streamed on March 13, 2016
  1. Tip o Week: YouTube playback controls
  2. Beginner’s Lesson: How to Navigate with Google Maps
  3. App o Week: Vivino
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Check out our December Learning Special: Google Photos Book and our complete learning library on USB drive for $49 - 2 for the price of one - till 12/31/16 only.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#103 Scanning QR Codes

This episode was live on Sunday, December 4. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  • Opening Tip: Photo editing with Snapseed. The Healing tool will erase blemishes and other unwanted item in a photo
  • Beginner’s Lesson:Using QR Codes – scanning them and making them
  • Ending Tip/App: RVillage



We had some bandwidth issues in this episode. These 2 short, pre-recorded videos will help:


Can you answer these review questions? Please leave comments below.
  1. To scan a QR code, you need a mobile device, an app for scanning codes and _____________________________
  2. A QR code is a link to a web page, that’s all. True   False
  3. In addition to scanning a printed code, some scanning apps can scan from a _______________
  4. What app did Chris use to create a QR code for a location map? _____________________________
  5. In Geeks on Tour materials, QR codes are used to _________________
  6. What app did Chris use to erase an ugly sign out of a photo? ____________________________


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