February 2016 Newsletter: Google Maps, Smartphone Smarts, Alfred Security Camera

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Monthly Issue # 99 February 7, 2016                                                 www.geeksontour.com
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January: Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Except for one week of presenting seminars in the Sarasota area, we stayed at home in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We even took advantage of our beautiful Broward Center for Performing Arts and saw a play. The picture above is a view from the Center. For more pictures, see our January Photo Album.

Where we’re going:  February is almost a duplicate of January, a week on the west side, then several seminars on the east side – so we’ll stay at home in Fort Lauderdale for the rest of February.

By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, preserve, and share your travels (or your life.)  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative on the computer and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out ourLearning Library of Tutorial Videos. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members only content to whet your appetite for learning.

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Coming up in February/March


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Test Your Smartphone Smarts

What Does This Button Do?

The following list of questions comes straight from our weekly show. Next to each set of questions is a link to the place in the show video where we discuss the “Review Questions” for each show. So you can read the questions, think how you would answer them, and then watch the show where Jim and Chris discuss the questions and give their answers. A quick way to learn!

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Q&A Forum

Here are some of the topics that have been discussed this month. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership!

  1. Printing Blog in Date Order
  2. Inserting Photos into Blog using iPad
  3. Convert to .PDF
  4. Galaxy S5 Not Recognized
  5. Google Photos and Picasa: Are Pictures Public?

Google Maps and Multi-Stop Routes

New Google Map feature for finding gas stations

If you use Google Maps on your phone to navigate, you’ve probably noticed that it has been limited to navigating from your current location to one destination. That is normally enough, but there are some times that you want to take a little detour somewhere in the middle.

In the past, you needed to cancel your current route and start over with getting instructions for the detour. The latest update changes that.

Read the Article Here

Let Alfred Watch Your House


If you have a house that will be empty when you’re traveling, you’ll like Alfred!

Alfred is a free app and the only hardware it needs is an old smartphone or tablet that you’re not using anymore. Your house will also need a good, always on, Internet connection with WiFi. It started as an Android only App but recently released an iOS version. The Android version has a few more features, but both work.

Read the Article Here

What Does This Button Do? Recent Shows.

What Does This Button Do?

#66 Smartphone Basics

#67 Password Discussion w/ Mike Wendland

#68 Facebook App for Mobile

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