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Computer Tips for Travelers and anything else that these Geeks feel like writing about will show up here! For additional articles on Picasa, see our separate site PicasaGeeks.com
. For additional articles on Internet Connections on the Road, see our separate site WiFiSavvy.com

Aug 132015
 
Geeks on Tour Member Benefit: Show Notes

Geeks on Tour is member supported! We don’t take advertising and we don’t sell any product other than our own teaching. This newsletter is free for all, and our weekly “What Does This Button Do?” show is free on Youtube. So what do you get when you sign up for a Premium Membership? Access to [Click for the rest …]

Aug 132015
 
Google Photos finds Lost Cat!

Sue and her daughter, Shari, both have the latest and greatest smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – and they love learning about them! They are members of the Quad Cities Computer Society in the Quad Cities area of Illinois/Iowa, and they took advantage of the Geeks on Tour presentations we gave there this [Click for the rest …]

Aug 102015
 
Windows 10 Upgrade

by Jim Guld, GeeksOnTour.com Windows has released their latest OS to the public. It started rolling out to computers via Windows Update on July 29. I don’t necessarily recommend everyone upgrade their computers right away. There is no hurry, especially if you are doing ok now. If you do decide to upgrade I recommend having [Click for the rest …]

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
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