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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

Track your data usage

So many people ask us, “Why am I using so much data on my phone?”   The built in data usage tools just don’t give me enough detailed information.  I looked for an app and found My Data Manager.I wanted to know exactly how much data was used by watching a 45 minute YouTube video. […]

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Navigate with GPS by Taking a Picture!

That’s right! Take a picture of a place you need to return to. Take that picture with a smartphone that has the GPS tagging feature turned on. Now, when you need to return, you can view the picture, see the GPS location and navigate back. Pretty slick.  Here’s the details: I used a Samsung Galaxy […]

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Cloud Storage: Learn About Your Accounts

What is “Cloud Storage?” You’ve probably heard of DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud. These are all systems for Cloud Storage of your files, any kind of computer files. There are also cloud storage systems like Flickr and Google Photos that are specifically designed for storing your photo files. Cloud storage means using the Internet […]

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Internet on the Road: Then and Now

In celebration of our 100th issue of our newsletter, we’re looking back to the beginning. Our third newsletter – August 4, 2007 – featured an article “The #1 Best Thing to Improve your Wi-Fi Internet Connection.” If you read that article, you will see that surprisingly, not much has changed about improving your Wi-Fi connection. […]

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Copy and Paste through the Years!

This month we’re celebrating our 100th Newsletter by going back to our very first issues and revisiting the articles. In the second issue of our newsletter, back in August of 2007, a main article was about Cut, Copy, Paste. That article was talking about computers: Cut – select the text or object you want to […]

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Add Video to your Blog

We’re writing this article to commemorate the 100th issue of our Geeks on Tour Newsletter! The first issue, back in July of 2007 included an article on Adding Video to your Blog. This article today is an updated version of that same topic. Blogger and Google Photos We use Blogger to make our Blog, and […]

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Test Your Smartphone Smarts #3

Here is the third in our series of Review Questions from our “What Does This Button Do?” show.  These can’t be graded, but if you want to see the discussion of our answers to these questions, you can click the link provided. The link will take you to the time in the specific episode where […]

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Test Your Smartphone Smarts #2

Here is the second in our series of Review Questions from our “What Does This Button Do?” show.  These are not mulitple choice, and many have more than one right answer so this is not a test that can be graded like a college entrance exam, but if you want to see the discussion of […]

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Google Maps and Multi-Stop Routes

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 […]

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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 […]

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