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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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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141. How to get music on your smartphone

141. How to get music on your smartphone

Show Notes for Members below Everyone can view all the episodes for free. Just click on the play button above. A great benefit of membership is access to the extensive show-notes Chris writes up every week. Read them online and follow links directly to the parts you’re interested in. We recommend you print them out [Click for the rest …]

Using your smartphone for airplane boarding passes is not always ideal, here's a tip!

Using your smartphone for airplane boarding passes is not always ideal, here’s a tip!

When you do your online check-in for a flight, you have the option of getting your boarding pass sent in an email. This is wonderfully convenient, but it has its complications. Sometimes the email shows the information including the barcode, just as clear as day, and other times you have to jump thru a few [Click for the rest …]

Google Photos Backup is gone, now it's Google Backup and Sync

Google Photos Backup is gone, now it’s Google Backup and Sync

The transition from Google Photos Backup to Google Backup and Sync has been going on for a while, but Google recently sent out an email informing us that Google Photos Backup will stop working completely on May 12.  We first covered this in Episode 125 of our “Button” show, Google Photos, what’s new? And, again [Click for the rest …]

When you lose your phone, you'll wish you had done this ...

When you lose your phone, you’ll wish you had done this …

On both Android and iOS devices there is a website to find a lost phone. For Apple iOS, it is iCloud.com and for Android it’s Google.com/android/find (or I just do a Google search for “Find my android”) We teach this in many of our seminars, mainly as a way to point out the importance of [Click for the rest …]

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 …]

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