Create calendar events using the time AND the time zone.
Scenario: you are planning a visit to Buenos Aires and you’ve arranged to meet your friend Lisa for dinner at 6pm. You’re still in Denver when you make this date and you want to enter it in your calendar.
So, what’s the problem?
As you can see with the instructions above, it’s very clear how to enter an appointment in a different time zone. The problem is that, when you look at the calendar right after you create the entry, it won’t say 6pm because I’m not in Buenos Aires yet. On my calendar it says I’m having dinner with Lisa at 3pm! Don’t be confused. The calendar is displaying time according to where I am, the current time for my calendar is Mountain Time Zone. How do you see, and/or change, the calendar’s time zone? In the settings:
This is working exactly as intended. Think about it – if you weren’t physically traveling to Buenos Aires, but Lisa asked if you could join her on a Zoom call at 6p her time, you would want your calendar to alert you at 3 because there is 3 hours difference between your locations.
For even more about managing time zones, see Episode 215 of What Does This Button Do?
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July – Escapade to Oregon
July was beautiful. We started in Gillette, Wyoming at the Escapade RV Rally, then traveled west thru Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. See our monthly photo album for lots more pictures.
We felt especially fortunate to spend July 4 at the Fountain of Youth RV park and hot springs in Thermopolis, WY (pictured at left.) We love hot springs and July 4 is Jim’s and my wedding anniversary. We spent our first anniversary on the road at this special place and have been talking about it ever since! That was 10 years ago and we’re still living our dream.
Escapade: the Rally for Escapees RV Club
Escapade is the rally for the Escapees RV Club. We’ve been giving seminars at their rallies since 2008. The Windows 8 seminar was a first for us, and the Movie Maker seminar is one we’ve only given once and the computer didn’t work so well. This time we used a different computer for the Movie Maker and we made sure to practice the Windows 8 seminar – so they both went well. If you attended a seminar when we ran out of handouts, or you weren’t able to attend, all of our seminar handouts can be downloaded from our website.
Next year the Escapade will be May 12-17, 2014 in Goshen, Indiana.
Most people who love their iPads use them for consuming information. They read their email, browse the web, read books, watch movies and listen to music. Occasionally, they’ll write an email or post to Facebook. If that’s what you want to do with a computer, you’ll love the iPad too – or any good tablet. But what if you need to create stuff? I want to write, calculate, work with pictures, make content for websites, and manage lots of files. I don’t think I can use an iPad for all that.
Have you ever entered an appointment into your calendar, then missed the appointment because you traveled into a different time zone than where you started? This is an issue with every calendar, but this article will deal specifically with Google Calendar.
First we’ll explain the concept and why the times may change on your calendar, then we’ll give you specific tips on what to do so you never miss an appointment because of changing time zones.
Don’t Settle for the Camera that Came with your Smartphone
Your smartphone has a camera lens, a sensor, and a shutter, but it’s the software, the Camera App that makes it a camera. All smartphones come with a stock Camera app, but there is so much more! I just want to tell you about the one extra camera app that I use – it’s called Pro HDR. No, HDR doesn’t stand for High Definition something … it stands for High Dynamic Range. It is a special photographic technique intended for scenes that have a wide range of exposure needs. A lot of light, and a lot of dark.
The HDR technique takes 3 separate photos of these scenes at 3 different exposures.
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