Wednesday, August 16, 2017

#122 - How do I find stuff on my phone?

"I know there's a Fitness app on my phone somewhere but I can't find it!" or "Where is my Settings app?" If those statements sound familiar, this episode is for you. Learn to use the Google Search tool on Android phones and the Spotlight Search feature of iOS devices.
  1. Tip of the Day: Learn Google Photos – Editing
  2. Beginner’s Lesson: How to find stuff on your phone
  3. App of the day: Keep



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

How do you Right-Click on a Touch Screen? #75

This episode of What Does This Button Do was streamed live on March 27, 2016. 
LongPress on a touch screen is like a Right-Click. LongPress means the same thing as Touch and Hold. It’s not pushing on the screen, just touch the screen then leave your finger touching the screen and see if something happens. In this encore episode, you will learn a lot of tricks on both Android and iOS devices using LongPress. From getting special characters on your keyboard, to copy/paste, to saving places on a map and more.
Geeks on Tour members: get your class notes here

    1. Tip o Week: Airplane Mode to Test whether an App uses Data
    2. Beginner’s Lesson: How to “Right-Click” on your Smartphone
    3. App o week: Drippler


  1. When you touch the screen and hold your finger there, we call that a ______________.
  2. To get the emoji keyboard, do what?
  3. T/F: Everything you can do on a computer with Right-Click can be done on a phone.
  4. To copy text, you must select it first, you do this by _____________________.
  5. Long pressing on a Map will do what? _________________________
  6. Long pressing on an iPhone’s home button will do what? _______________________


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

#121 Gmail: Two top reasons why we recommend it

This episode was streamed live on July 30, 2017. We webcast from our camper van in Syracuse, NY. Geeks on Tour members can view the Show Notes here.

We are teaching this topic because someone entered Gmail into the suggestion box (see link at right.) They probably wanted a whole class on how to use Gmail :-) We don’t have time to do that here, but we do think everyone should understand these 2 important concepts: Universal Inbox, and Device Independence. If your current system does both of these things then you’re golden! If not, we recommend using Gmail. If you do want to learn all about using Gmail, we recommend the Gmail Help Center, and Steve Dotto’s Youtube videos on Gmail.
  1. Tip of the Day: Data Roaming setting
  2. Beginner’s Lesson: Top Two Reasons to use Gmail
  3. App of the day: Prisma



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