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Computer Tips for Travelers and anything else that these Geeks feel like writing about will show up here! For additional articles on Picasa, see our separate site PicasaGeeks.com
. For additional articles on Internet Connections on the Road, see our separate site WiFiSavvy.com

Apr 012015
 
Geeks Can Fly!

Like many geeks, I have a fascination with flight. I got my first “real” quad copterquadcopter for Christmas this past December. I have been interested in remote controlled (RC) aircraft for a long time. I have flown RC planes going back to the old line-controlled planes that only went in circles and made you dizzy. [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on April 1, 2015
Apr 012015
 
7 Tips for Living with Windows 8

It’s different. We know. We hear so many people say, “I just don’t get along with Windows 8.” But, honestly, the different stuff is just an outer shell. With just a few tweaks, you’ll think you’re using Windows 7. Here’s the tips: Make sure you’ve updated to Windows 8.1. You’ll know you have if you [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on April 1, 2015
Apr 012015
 
Transferring Pictures from Smartphone to Computer

Note: Pictures from Smartphone to Computer will be the beginner’s lesson topic for our Episode 34 “What Does This Button Do?” Internet show. You have a smartphone (or tablet) and you love taking pictures with it. You’ve racked up several hundred, maybe even thousands of snapshots and it may even be indicating that it is full! What [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on April 1, 2015
Feb 282015
 
Hello 1960s, can I have my phone back?

Do you feel weird holding the flat glass surface of a smartphone next to your face? Do you feel even weirder with earbuds in your ears and looking like you’re talking to yourself?A big hit when we present our smartphone seminar is showing how you can use a smartphone, OR a tablet to make a [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on February 28, 2015
Feb 282015
 
Why is my phone using so much Data?

We’ve been hearing that question a lot lately. If you have a smartphone, like an iPhone or an Android phone, you’re paying a cellular company for data usage. You use data whenever you’re on the Internet. So, reading emails, watching Youtube videos, using streaming radio apps, and uploading photos to Facebook, are all examples of [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on February 28, 2015
Jan 312015
 
Organize Your Photos! Start Today.

Looking for the article on Data Usage? Click here.  Organizing ALL your photos can be a daunting task. I hear so many people say, “My pictures are just such a mess! I need to clean it up … someday when I have time.” We all know that someday never comes. My advice is, don’t worry [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on January 31, 2015
Jan 312015
 
Listen to your Home Radio Station while on the Road

There are several Apps that let you listen to live radio over the Web on your smartphone. The one we use is TuneIn Radio. We are from Florida but we are currently traveling in Arizona. If I want to listen, live, to a Florida radio station I can do that with TuneIn Radio. It is [Click for the rest …]

 Posted by on January 31, 2015
Dec 312014
 
Pictures Look SO good in Google+ Photos!

In reviewing 2014, I’ve been spending a fair amount of time looking at the pictures I’ve uploaded to our web albums during the year. We have certainly had quite a year, and the way Google+ handles our photos it looks even more impressive than it was. I love how Google lays out my pictures in [Click for the rest …]

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