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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        Wednesday, March 1, 2017

        #111 How to Add Photos to Your Maps

        We've kept a map of our travels every year since 2004. For the last several years, using Google's My Maps we've made interactive maps complete with photos. This episode shows you how to do that with Google Photos. This episode was recorded live on Sunday, February 26, 2017. We were in our RV and did not have the best connectivity, but it is mostly still watchable. To be notified of live shows, subscribe to our YouTube channel and be sure to click the bell for notifications.
        1. Opening Tip: Google Photos can be used instead of your native Photos or Gallery app. due to poor conectivity the live stream was blurry so we spliced in some other video.
        2. Beginner’s Lesson: Using Google My Maps and adding photos from Google Photos.
        3. Closing Tip: WindFinder
        4. Show Notes for Members #111




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