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Jul 062015
 
Three Ways to Get Internet Overseas

Internet access while traveling has been a primary topic of ours for many years. But we’ve only traveled in the US. Now we’re on a trip visiting friends in England and we’re taking the opportunity to learn about Global Internet access. Three Ways to Get Internet Overseas Use local Wi-Fi hotspots. Turn off the phone’s [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on July 6, 2015
Jul 062015
 
Google Photos, Loving it!

Google Photos sounds like something that has been around for a long time, but what I’m talking about is actually a brand new App for both Android and Apple mobile devices. The Google Photos App and website (photos.google.com) were just announced on May 28. Using Google Photos you can: View all your photos, both on [Click for the rest …]

Jul 032015
 
Navigating Elsewhere by GPS

We were going to be in England for a couple of weeks and we wanted to use our phones for navigation like we do in the States. We also needed to stay connected. How did we do it? Like most smartphone owners, I have become accustomed to the convenience of having maps at my fingertips [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on July 3, 2015
May 302015
 
The Apple of My i(Phone)

We hear it a lot, “The Geeks only teach Android,” or “I thought you only teach PC.” It’s not true. Much of what we teach is non-OS specific, both with computers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. I wanted an iPhone when they were first introduced way back in June, 2007. The reason we [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on May 30, 2015

Pictures on Coffee Mugs and Mouse Pads

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May 282015
 
Pictures on Coffee Mugs and Mouse Pads

I love my travel photo coffee mug! When I’m bleary-eyed in the morning and just drinking my first cup of coffee, it gets the day started right to be staring at personal photos of our favorite adventures. You can put your photos on all sorts of things using services like Shutterfly, Snapfish, Walgreens and even [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on May 28, 2015

Which Webmail Service do you use?

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May 062015
 
Which Webmail Service do you use?

We use Gmail as our universal inbox for all our email addresses.  We think Gmail (Google Mail) is the best way to go.  When I read the latest post from Bob Rankin, I decided to pass it along to you all.  I’ve been reading Bob Rankin since the Internet began and he is always full [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on May 6, 2015
Apr 302015
 

Many people are posting this grand tour of the United States on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I was intrigued enough to find the list of the specific landmarks and import them in to my own custom Google Map. You could do the same by using this spreadsheet of 50 US Landmarks and import it into [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on April 30, 2015
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