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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          Wednesday, June 7, 2017

          How to use Location Services on your smartphone #81

          This episode was streamed live on May 15, 2016. It is about the fact that smartphones have GPS capabilities built in. They know where you are. That means they can answer questions like: Where am I? Where is my phone? Where are my friends? Tell my friends where I am! Where was this photo taken? and more.


          We think this is a very important feature of smartphones. If you are a traveler especially, understanding your phone's location services is critical.

          Learn to use your phone's location capabilities in this encore episode of What Does This Button Do?
              1. Tip of the day: Taking Screen Shots
              2. Beginner’s Lesson: Location Services
              3. App of the day: Dark Sky
              For Geeks on tour members, here are the detailed show notes with links for episode 81,



              Review Questions

              1.T/F: Anyone can track your exact whereabouts if you’re carrying a cellphone – just like on TV (NCIS, Hawaii Five O etc.)
              2.When using Location services, you will consume a lot of:
              1. _Battery_____________ 2. _Data_____________________
              3.To use the “Find my Friends” app that comes with your iPhone, your friend must accept your invitation and use: ________________________.
              4.T/F: You need to download an App before you can locate a lost phone.
              5.For photos to be “geotagged” you need to turn on the location tag setting where?

              6.If Locations Services are turned off, you can use the Map, but you won’t know ______________________.

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