Category Archives: Classes

Golden Gate Computer Society – Photo Skills for iPhone and Android

Nov 28 2022 @10pm ET. Golden Gate Computer Society Chris and Jim Guld, also known as Geeks on Tour, will be returning for a presentation to cover taking pictures, editing pictures in your phone and organizing them – for both iPhone and Android users. Chris Guld is an award-winning Google Photos Product expert. New camera features in recent smart phones using artificial intelligence can – with just a click of a button – do some amazing things. Topics to be covered include:

  • Google Photos – recent improvements: photo grid and “best of month” features.
  • Background blurring after the picture is taken, especially useful for portraits
  • Face unblurring, also after the picture is taken
  • Smart object eraser
  • Color focus
  • Advanced photo searching techniques, including smarter naming of photo albums
  • Using motion photos (Android) and Live photos (iPhone): Very useful tools whether you want to show a diver at the exact moment of hitting the water or making sure everyone in a group photo has their eyes open

Using the Slides:

  • SlidesArrows will move forward and back thru the slides,
  • 3-dot menu “Enter Full Screen” to see slides larger.
  • Clickable links will open videos.

Chris private link to Golden Gate slides

YouTube playlist of Google Photos tips

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Oct 11, 2022 Laguna Woods Computer Club: Hodgepodge of Tech tips

We’ll get thru as many of these tips as we can in an hour, and still leave time for questions.

  1. DIY Emergency info on Home screen – iPhone or Android
  2. Find a lost iphone
  3. Find a lost Android phone
  4. Using the Map view in Google Photos
  5. Sharing your Google Storage
  6. Google Voice, same number w/2 phones
  7. Samsung camera options
  8. Add website icon to phone’s home screen
  9. HEIC files

Private link to edit slides

This presentation is patterned after Episode 237 of our YouTube “What Does this Button Do?” show. Here is a .pdf document of the notes for that episode. Below is the 55 minute recording of the Zoom meeting.

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Oct 6, 2022 Wisconsin All Computer Users club: Roadtrippers to find fun road-trip stops

Half the fun of taking a trip is to plan where you’re going to go. Here are some ideas on how to find fun stops.

Private link to edit slides

See also:

Episode 151 – Trip Planning

Article: Places we would have missed without Roadtrippers

Article: Do you plan road trips? I think you’ll like Roadtrippers and RVParky.

Article: Roadtrippers helps you find fun stops

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Oct 4, 2022 Kentucky-Indiana PC User Group: Don’t backup, use Sync instead.

Smartphones, and the cloud, have changed our processes for “backing up” our data, Once you establish accounts in the cloud – Google, OneDrive, Dropbox etc. – then you can set all your data to “sync” and never have to worry about backing up again. In this seminar we focus on the Google apps because they work the same on Apple and Android, Mac and PC. The goal is device independence. In this presentation, we’ll show you how.

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Hilton Head Island Computer Club – Google Photos favorite features

Hilton Head Island Computer Club has invited us back for another Zoom-based seminar on Google Photos. We will share the stage with Jolyn Bowler and trade our favorite tips. The materials below are our full list of 7 favorite tips.

Using the handout and Slides:

  • Click on the handout image at right, it is stored on Dropbox, but you don’t need a dropbox account. Just click the “Download” button in upper left.
  • SlidesArrows will move forward and back thru the slides,
  • 3-dot menu “Enter Full Screen” to see slides larger.
  • Clickable links will open videos.

Private link for Jim/Chris to edit

YouTube playlist of Google Photos tips

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Senior Planet Colorado – Bitcoin and Blockchain

Description

Senior Planet of Colorado welcomes us back to present to their group via Zoom: Guest speakers Chris and Jim Guld will present this Wednesday workshop, on Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin and Blockchain. They will cover

  • What is Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin
  • What is Blockchain
  • How do you get, and spend, Bitcoin

Click here for all class materials

Here is the Link to the recording of the Zoom meeting:

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Jul 11, 2022 – Tech for Seniors: Google Photos Update and Tips

TechForSenior.com is an organization of seniors helping seniors with all sorts of technology. They host a Monday show in a Zoom meeting and Live-Stream to their YouTube channel. For their Monday, July 11, 2022 meeting, they invited us to present a segment on Google Photos.

Direct link to YouTube recording of the Geeks’ segment of the meeting.

Using the Slides below

  • Arrows will move forward and back thru the slides,
  • 3-dot menu “Enter Full Screen” to see slides larger.
  • Clickable links will open videos.

Private editing link for Jim and Chris

View playlist of videos
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APCUG: Bitcoin and Blockchain

Description

APCUG welcomes us back to present to their group via Zoom: Guest speakers Chris and Jim Guld will present this Wednesday Workshop. One lucky attendee will receive $20 worth of bitcoin, while everyone will see how it’s done.

  • What is Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin
  • What is Blockchain
  • How do you get, and spend, Bitcoin

Article: How to make the Bitcoin ₿ symbol with your iPhone

Here is the Link to the recording of the Zoom meeting:

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Editing photos with snapseed.

July 6 2022 Sarasota Technology User Group: Snapseed to “beautify” photos.

Description

Saratoga Technology Users Group welcomes us back to present to their group via Zoom: Guest speakers Chris and Jim Guld will demonstrate Snapseed on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. In addition to generally enhancing photos, we will demonstrate the Healing function to remove small blemishes, the Brush feature to apply fixes to just parts of a photo, and how to use the Stacks feature. We’ll also show how to smooth those wrinkles on photos of your face! 

Here’s the YouTube recording of the meeting.

Click here for all class materials

Here is the Link to the recording of the Zoom meeting:

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