Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How to Navigate with Google Maps #87

This episode was streamed live on July 10, 2016. It is about the basics of navigating with Google Maps. Get voice-directed, turn-by-turn directions from your phone or tablet. How to start navigating, how to stop, and some tips for making it work better along the way.
Learn how to use the Google Maps app in this encore episode of What Does This Button Do?
      1. Tip of the day: Multi-Tasking
      2. Beginner’s Lesson: Navigating with Google Maps
      3. App of the day: Torque




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        Wednesday, May 17, 2017

        #117 Chromebooks: The Seniors' Computer

        This episode was streamed live on May 14, 2017. We webcast from our home studio in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Geeks on Tour members can view the Show Notes here.
        Ron Brown, the director of the Silveridge Computer Club, joins us to give us his presentation on Chromebook - The Seniors Computer. He lays out the 4 S's of Chromebooks:
        1. Simplicity
        2. Security
        3. Save Money
        4. Speed
        Mr. and Mrs. Geek own 2 Chromebooks and are using them more and more. Chris is taking her Chromebook on their trip to Europe rather than her laptop.




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        Sunday, May 7, 2017

        #116 Google Photos, My Favorite Things

        This episode was streamed live on April 30, 2017. We webcast from the conference center at River Plantation RV park in Sevierville, TN. We were there for a SKP ACRE rally, so we presented in front of a live studio audience! Geeks on Tour members can view the Show Notes here.
        Why do we think Google Photos is so great? This episode demonstrates the 7 features that are Chris' favorites. We also give a tip and an App of the week, and we're in front of a Live Studio Audience!
        1. Lifetime of Photos on Any Connected Device
        2. Search AND Find!
        3. Albums to Share
        4. Simple Editing
        5. WOW Editing with Snapseed
        6. Movies, Animations
        7. Navigate to Photo





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        Wednesday, April 26, 2017

        #115 Smartphone Camera vs DSLR, Can we leave the big camera behind?

        This episode was streamed live on April 23, 2016. It is all about cameras. A big, expensive, DSLR camera like Chris' Canon Rebel T3i admittedly takes better pictures in some situations, but is it enough to warrant lugging it around? What are some tips and tricks to making better pictures with your smartphone How valuable is it to be able to edit photos and share immediately from your phone, vs. needing a computer for your DSLR.  
        All this is discussed in this episode of What Does This Button Do? We continue the discussiion started at the Grand Canyon. Here's the live video of us at the Grand Canyon. And here is the photo album: Grand Canyon Railway and the National Park

            1. Tip of the day: When your smartphone loses your location
            2. Beginner’s Lesson: Smartphone Camera vs DSLR
            3. App of the day: Google Earth
            Here are the Show Notes for Geeks on Tour Members: #115 w/Notes and Links (lots of extra links to info and videos in this one!)




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            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

                    For Geeks on Tour Members only: Here's your Show Notes We recommend printing them out, then watch the show with friends and LEARN!



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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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