Sunday, April 1, 2018

139. Widgets

Widgets are special buttons on your phone to make it do exactly what you want. Learn how to install and use them on both Android phones and iPhones.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

138. Google Photos - including pictures from computers and cameras

Getting started with Google Photos usually means setting it up on smartphones. The goal is for Google Photos to be the home for ALL your photos, including the ones on your computer, miscellaneous hard drives, disks, and other cameras with SD cards. How do you get them on to Google Photos? That's the topic of this episode. If you are a Geeks on Tour member, you can read your show notes here.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

137. Accounts: What are they?

If you want to understand how your phone (or tablet) works, you have to start with accounts. They can be very important. From giving you a way to find your lost phone, to storing your contacts, accounts are the key to making it all work. Watch this show to learn how.
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

136. Editing Photos with Snapseed: like a post card

Do you visit some beautiful places and wish your pictures could do them justice? With the free Snapseed app on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet, it only takes a couple of clicks to take a so-so photo and make it stunning. Watch this show to learn how.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

135. Copying from USB "thumb" drive to smartphones

Has someone handed you a little flash drive and told you all the files you need are on it? But, they didn't tell you what to do with it? Or, do you know how to use a thumb drive in a computer but need to use an iPad this time? Have you purchased the Geeks on Tour Learning Library on thumb drive and don't know how to use it?
In this episode, we demonstrate how to copy an entire thumb drive to a computer, and then how to copy specific files to an iPad or Android phone or tablet.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Using Chromecast to display phone's screen on TV (#108)

We have an encore episode for you this week - it was a really good one where we demonstrated how to use the $35 Chromecast device with your big screen TV and show anything from your phone's screen on the big screen. We do this all the time! It's so much easier to navigate Netflix from your phone (or laptop) on the couch and simply "cast" it to the TV.
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  1. Opening Tip: Find a Lost Phone
  2. Beginner’s Lesson: Chromecast
  3. Closing Tip: Google Trusted Contacts



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Thursday, January 25, 2018

#134 Scanning Photos with Google's PhotoScan app

If you have old photos stored in boxes, albums, or even framed on the wall - how do you convert them to digital format so you can save them forever? That's what we covered this week. We specifically talked about the Google app called PhotoScan, but we also discussed other apps and procedures for scanning.
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