Learn with Geeks on Tour!

 

 

Jim and Chris Guld are Geeks on Tour, and they like to learn. They’ll teach you about using your technology for fun stuff like photos, maps, and blogs. Technology that is especially useful for travelers, but for anyone who likes smartphones, photos, and maps! We suggest browsing:

We tour the country in a motorhome and present technology seminars to other travelers along the way. We are Geeks who Teach and we love technology that enhances our lives. Like the free Google Photos for effortlessly keeping the thousands of pictures we take, or Google Maps on our smart phones that we use to navigate, or Blogger, the free site we use to keep our personal travel blog. You can learn how to do all this by watching our Tutorial Videos.

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LearnGooglePhotos.com

Do you love seeing your memories in pictures? We think using Google Photos online, and Google’s Picasa software on your computer are by far the easiest way to enjoy your lifetime of photos. There is so much to learn about them that we have a special site LearnGooglePhotos.com offers articles almost every week on tips and tricks for using Google Photos and Picasa.

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Stop searching and start finding

Stop searching and start finding

To find what you’re looking for on the Internet, you need an extensive toolkit. Search is the first tool, but in this article I want to teach you how to Find. Here’s the example: you’re viewing the GeeksOnTour page where we’ve listed all 138 episodes of our What Does This Button Do? show. You’re looking [Click for the rest …]

Apps for Travelers: Field Trip and Historical Markers

Apps for Travelers: Field Trip and Historical Markers

We spent some time in the Portland area a while back and one day we took a delightful walk on the Washington side of the Columbia river.  The city of Vancouver maintains a wonderful paved path for a couple of miles along the river’s edge and we were out for some exercise.  Along the way, [Click for the rest …]

How to use green screens to boldly go to the stars

How to use green screens to boldly go to the stars

Green Screen technology, also known as chroma-key, is a technique for make-believe. We are most familiar with it as the weather map on the evening news. The person reporting the weather points to places on the wall that s/he cannot see, it’s only on the TV screen that the map is visible. How do they [Click for the rest …]

Portrait mode photos, smartphone photography class

Portrait mode photos, smartphone photography class

Do you like the photo on the right? If so, do you know how to do that with your phone? I took both photos with my iPhone 7 Plus. The one on the right used the camera setting called “Portrait” to keep the flowers in focus and blur the background. Not all phones have this [Click for the rest …]

2018 Camp Reboot! Smartphone Photography and Google Photos

2018 Camp Reboot! Smartphone Photography and Google Photos

Why settle for pictures that look like these: When they could look like these? “Camp Reboot” has come to mean the technology workshop alternative to “RVers Boot Camp” at the Escapees events. If your partner is registering for the RVers Boot Camp, but you would prefer to learn about technology, we are offering two sessions [Click for the rest …]

Keyboard shortcut tricks to use every day on your iPhone or Android device.

Keyboard shortcut tricks to use every day on your iPhone or Android device.

Keyboard shortcuts? How can there be keyboard shortcuts on a touchscreen device? It’s called Long Press. These tips are excerpted from the show notes to Episode 75 of What does this button do? LongPress is like a Right-Click LongPress means the same thing as Touch and Hold. It’s not pushing on the screen, just touch [Click for the rest …]

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