Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How do I use Voice Dictation? #93

This episode was streamed live on September 4, 2016. It is all about voice dictation. You may have used Siri, or OK Google to ask your phone questions, or give commands, but did you know you can also dictate texts and documents? We're teaching about using the keyboard microphone and not Siri or OK Google. 
Lots of tips in this encore episode of What Does This Button Do?
      1. Tip of the day: Text on Pictures with Snapseed
      2. Beginner’s Lesson: Voice Dictation
      3. App of the day: Hurricane Tracker




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          Wednesday, April 12, 2017

          #114 Forgot Your Password? How to Recover Your Account

          This episode was streamed live on April 9, 2017. To be notified when we are live, subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the little bell for notifications.
          We've seen several people recently struggling with the fact that they can't use their phone properly because they've forgotten the password to their primary account. This episode demonstrates why the account and password are so important and the steps you can take to ensure that you can recover your account when (not IF!) you forget your password.
          We also have the normal beginning Tip and ending App:
          • Quick Tips: Viewing Websites on Smartphones
          • Beginner’s Lesson: Forgot your Password? How to Recover your Account.
          • App of the Week: NPR One

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          Wednesday, April 5, 2017

          #113 Google Maps Tips and Tricks

          This episode was streamed live on April 2, 2017. To be notified when we are live, subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the little bell for notifications.
          It is not as beginning as most of our shows because Google Maps has added several cool new features and we want to show you some! We demonstrate 5 tips using Google Maps on both the Android and the iPhone, including a new feature rolling out just this week called Share Your Location and Share your Trip.
          We still have the normal beginning Tip and ending App:

          • Quick Tips: Deleting multiple photos
          • Beginner’s Lesson: Google Maps Tips and Tricks
          • App of the Week: The Weather Channel: Wind Speed Maps

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          Wednesday, March 29, 2017

          Installing, Uninstalling and Organizing Apps

          This episode was streamed live on July 19, 2015. It is all about Apps. Why should you install apps from the official store? (Play Store on Android, App store on Apple) How do you uninstall an app you no longer use? How do you pay for apps? How do you organize Apps into ‘folders?’
          These questions and more are answered in this encore episode of What Does This Button Do?
            1. Quick Tips: Charging multiple devices
            2. Beginner’s Lesson: Apps: Installing, Uninstalling, and Organizing
            3. App of the Week: Traillink


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            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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