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  • Web Class for Beginners
  • App of the Week
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Have Questions about your Mobile Technology?

NEW SHOW This Week – Episode 86

How Do I Free Up Space on My Smartphone?

June 26 at 2pm Eastern Time in the USA

Join us for a Live Web Class this week. Learn how to manage the memory available to you for apps and media. Smartphones and tablets are changing our lives. And it is only beginning. We learn something new every week to share with you.

You can ask your questions on the Event Page or in YouTube Comments. If we don’t get to them during the show, we’ll answer them after.

These small devices can be easy. But there is so much to learn.

Do you have questions? Ask them in the comments and we can answer them live during the show!

There are 3 ways to watch the show LIVE!

  • Day: Sunday, June 26th
  • Time: 2pm Eastern time.
  • 1. Google+ Link to watch the show on Google+ Event Page
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No new show on July 3rd.  Watch one of the archived shows listed below!

Join us for Episode 87 on July 10th.

Watch all the episode reruns in the YouTube playlist of “What Does This Button Do?”

Reruns (archives) Highlights here

Episode and Date Topics Show Video with Notes for Members Free on Youtube
#85: 6/19/16 Father’s Day Grab Bag of Tips
ICE, Search Photos, Search Phone, Scan Business Card …
App: Virtual Reality Walk Thru Dementia
#85 w/Notes and Links Youtube #85
#84: 6/12/16 App Store and Play Store
Tip: Calculations with Siri and Google Now
App: Glympse
#84 w/Notes and Links Youtube #84
#83: 6/5/16 Google Photos FAQ
Tip: Camera Flash off
App: Twilight
#83 w/Notes and Links Youtube #83
#82: 5/22/16 YouTube on Mobile Devices
Tip: QR Code for Video
App: ShopSavvy
#82 w/Notes and Links Youtube #82
#81: 5/15/16 Location Services
Tip: Screenshots
App: Dark Sky
#81 w/Notes and Links Youtube #81
#80: 5/8/16 Wireless Flash Drive to Extend Phone/Tablet Storage
Tip: Mother’s Day Collage and Twitter
App: TV Antenna Pointing
#80 w/Notes and Links Youtube #80
#79: 5/1/16 Backup your Phone
Tip: Hold the Phone/Camera
App: Animated Knots
#79 w/Notes and Links Youtube #79
#78: 4/24/16 Social Media w/Abby Stokes
Tip: Collage w/Google Photos
App: Sit or Squat
#78 w/Notes and Links Youtube #78
#77: 4/10/16 Google Photos: What’s New?
Tip: Print to Cloud Printer
App: My Data Manager
#77 w/Notes and Links Youtube #77
#76: 4/3/16 Printing from Smartphone
Tip: Facebook Dislike?
App: Snapfish
#76 w/Notes and Links Youtube #76
#75: 3/27/16 Right-Click = LongPress
Tip: Test whether an App uses Data
App: Drippler
#75 w/Notes and Links Youtube #75
#74: 3/13/16 Navigate with Google Maps
Tip: Data usage with Youtube
App: Vivino
#74 w/Notes and Links Youtube #74
#73: 3/6/16 Fun with Phones! A Grab Bag of tips and tricks
Tip/Gadget: Samsung Camera 2/Tablet  App: Google Photos Movie maker
#73 w/Notes and Links Youtube #73
#72: 2/28/16 Guests: Chris and Cherie from RVMobileInternet.com How to Connect to Internet from the Road.
Tip: Phones as WiFi hotspots
App: Coverage
#72 w/Notes and Links Youtube #72
#71: 2/21/16 Picasa Retires, Switch to Google Photos? Panel Discussion
Tip: using Snapseed to add editing features to Google Photos
#71 w/Notes and Links Youtube #71
#70: 2/14/16 Google Maps
Tip: Picasa Discontinued,
App: Google Cardboard
#70 w/Notes and Links Youtube #70
#69: 2/7/16 Managing Batteries
Tip: Touch Key Lights, Flashlight
App: NFL
#69 w/Notes and Links Youtube #69
#68: 1/24/16 Facebook App for Mobile
Tip: Type Special Characters
App: View-Master VR
#68 w/Notes and Links Youtube #68
#67: 1/17/16 Password Discussion with guest: Mike Wendland
Tip: Stop the Ringing
App: any.do
#67 w/Notes and Links Youtube #67
#66: 1/10/16 Smartphone Basics
Tip: Do Not Disturb
App: Where Am I?
#66 w/Notes and Links Youtube #66
#65: 1/3/16 Google Photos – How to make a movie
Tip: What Does that Icon mean?
App: Open Signal
#65 w/Notes and Links Youtube #65
#64: 12/27/15 How to Make your Phone a WiFi Hotspot
Tip: Transfer pictures with Airdrop or Android Beam
App: SanDisk Connect
#64 w/Notes and Links Youtube #64
#63: 12/20/15 Connecting to Internet: WiFi or Cellular?
Tip: Changing Wallpaper
App: Windfinder
#63 w/Notes and Links Youtube #63
#62: 12/13/15 Google Photos Shared Albums
Tip: Prepare for NO Internet
App: Alfred
#62 w/Notes and Links Youtube #62
#61: 11/29/15 How to do a Factory Reset
Tip: Time Lapse Video
App: Amazon Kindle
#61 w/Notes and Links Youtube #61
#60: 11/22/15 What to do with Old Phones (continued)
Tip: Youtube Playlists
Gadget/App: Google Router
#60 w/Notes and Links Youtube #60
#59: 11/15/15 What to do with Old Phones (Internet problems cut us off early – topic will be continued in next episode)
Tip: Copy and Paste with phones
#59 w/Notes and Links Youtube #59
#58: 11/8/15 Smartphone Overview Tip: Screen Brightness, Apps from audience: Clean Master, Fitness Pal, Battery Doctor #58 w/Notes and Links Youtube #58
#57: 11/1/15 Text Messaging Tip: Do Not Disturb, App: Facebook Messenger/WhatsApp etc. #57 w/Notes and Links Youtube #57
#56: 10/18/15 Open Forum Q&A: App O Week – Duo Lingo #56 w/Notes and Links Youtube #56
#55: 10/11/15 Managing (backup) Pictures: Roaming, Hoo Too Travel Router #55 w/Notes and Links Youtube #55
#54: 9/27/15 Intro to Evernote: Google Now: Note To Self, Wink #54 w/Notes and Links Youtube #54
#53: 9/20/15 Organizing Home Screens: Google Photos Auto Correct, Roadtrippers App #53 w/Notes and Links Youtube #53
#52: 9/13/15 Alexa the Amazon Echo: Google Maps for Public Transit, SpotHero and SpotCycle #52 w/Notes and Links Youtube #52
#51: 9/6/15 Chargers, Cables, and Connections Tip: Setting Shortcuts, App: Speed Test #51 w/Notes and Links Youtube #51
#50: 8/30/15 Focus on Photos w Google Photos and Photofy Tip: Phone call multitasking, App: Fish Predictor #50 w/Notes and Links Youtube #50
#49: 8/23/15 Cleaning up Contacts2 Tip: Google Search, App: Shuttle #49 w/Notes and Links Youtube #49
#48: 8/16/15 Cleaning up Contacts1 Tip: Google Now, App: NPR One #48 w/Notes and Links Youtube #48
#47: 8/9/15 Lessons Learned. Lots of tips: camera settings, Facebook settings, learn to Swipe and to Swype! #47 w/Notes and Links Youtube #47
#46: 8/2/15 Block Robo-calls
Sharing Stuff using the Share Icon
Facebook Messenger
#46 w/Notes and Links Youtube #46
#45: 7/19/15 Tips: Power charging
Lesson: Apps: Install, Uninstall, Organize
App: Traillink
#45 w/Notes and Links Youtube #45
#44: 7/5/15 Tips: How to hold your phone when taking pictures
What to do with all those photos: Is Google Photos the answer? Phil May in England
#44 w/Notes and Links Youtube #44
#43: 6/14/15 Tips: Voice camera, Voice transcribing.
Internet Connections Abroad
Theme Park Apps
#43 w/Notes and Links Youtube #43
#42: 6/14/15 Tips: Caps on Swype, Bubble Level on iPhone
Getting Started with Google Photos
#42 w/Notes and Links Youtube #42
#41: 5/31/15 Special Guest Martin Brossman. Tip on the new Google Photos. Beginner’s Lesson on Google Hangouts for Text, Voice and Video calls #41 w/Notes and Links Youtube #41
#40: 5/24/15 Interview with Mike Wendland. Apps for travelers, dash cams etc. for security #40 w/Notes Youtube #40
#39: 5/17/15 Tips: fingerprint reader
Lesson: Photos to Facebook
App: Passport America
#39 w/Notes Youtube #39
#38: 5/3/15 Tips: FoxFi, ICE on Lock Screen
Lesson: Mobile Devices  – what are your basic choices
App: MyFitnessPal
#38 w/Notes and Links Youtube #38
#37: 4/26/15 Live from an RV Rally! Interview Chris Yust, Mac McCoy, Smitty from RVers Friend, Tom from Jirah. Quick Tip on Airplane mode #37 w/Notes and Links Youtube #37
#36: 4/19/15 From the home of Frank Drew. Smartphone Apps vs Mobile Websites, “Note To Self” Apps: Dark Sky and Uber #36 w/Notes and Links Youtube #36
#35: 4/12/15 Google Now – your personal assistant. Deleting multiple pictures, Hot Springs #35 w/Notes Youtube #35
#34: 4/5/15 Transferring Pictures from mobile device to Computer, tip on Uninstalling Apps #34 w/Notes Youtube #34
#33: 3/22/15 Dropbox part 2: Sharing files, tip on USB drive for Android and camera card reader #33 w/Notes Youtube #33
#32: 3/15/15 Dropbox cloud storage, Facebook notifications, Google Sky #32 w/Notes Youtube #32
#31: 2/22/15 Android and iOS8 Widgets, Remove “Picasa” pictures from Gallery, Silent Mode Timer #31 w/Notes YouTube #31
#30: 2/15/15 Email Setup, Turn Off Pre-Installed Apps, Toolbox #30 w/Notes YouTube #30
#29: 2/8/15 Data Usage, Auto Upload pictures with dropbox, Skype Video #29 w/Notes Youtube #29
#28: 1/25/15 Web Browsing, icon glossary, send location, TuneIn Radio #28 w/Notes Youtube #28
#27: 1/18/15 AARP RealPad Review, Copy and Paste, Digital Locker #27 w/Notes YouTube #27
#26: 1/11/15 Google Maps, Cracked Screens, Out of Milk #26 w/Notes YouTube #26
#25: 1/4/15 Photo Organization, Spare batteries, Google Translate #25 w/Notes Youtube #25
#24: 12/28/14 Bluetooth Keyboard, Radio, Speakers. App o Week: UNTappdNew Toys: Quadcopter and Digital Photo Frame #24 w/Notes Youtube #24
#23: 12/21/14 Setting Ringtones and Notification Sounds, tip1 Reject phone call, tip2 Share a contact, App: Google Earth #23 w/Notes Youtube #23
#22: 12/14/14 Adding pictures to contacts, panorama photo tip, Evernote #22 w/Notes Youtube #22
#21: 12/7/14 Notifications. App = Smart Remote #21 w/Notes Youtube #21
#20: 11/23/14 Scanning barcodes and QR codes, Google Goggles #20 w/Notes Youtube #20
#19: 11/9/14 Your phone and tablets’s pictures in the cloud using Google+ Photos
7/1/15 note: Google Plus Photos is now Google Photos and most of these concepts still apply.
#19 w/Notes Youtube #19
#18: 11/2/14 Swype Keyboard (followup to episode #7) Guests Bill Joyce and Diane Melde; Apps: First Aid and Urban Spoon #18 w/Notes Youtube #18
#17: 10/26/14 Editing Photos right on your phone or tablet, Call Confirm App to stop accidental calling #17 w/Notes Youtube #17
#16: 10/19/14 Airplane Mode, GoPro App to Control, View, and Share. #16 w/Notes Youtube #16
#15: 10/8/14
Wed at 2pm EDT
Taking photos with Geo Location info and viewing on a Map. App: Waze  #15 w Notes Youtube #15
#14: 9/27/14 Updates: System Updates and App Updates. Google App for iOS #14 w Notes Youtube #14
#13: 9/20/14 Using your smartphone or tablet to take notes. App: Field Trip #13 w Notes Youtube #13
#12: 9/13/14 If your device is lost or stolen. Find my iPhone/iPad and Find my Android. App: Earthquake Alert #12 w Notes Youtube #12
#11: 9/6/14 Talking to your Device: Siri and Google Now, Dictating and Transcribing, App: Fresh Food Finder  #11 w Notes Youtube #11
#10: 8/31/14 Google Calendar, App: Flixster #10 w Notes Youtube #10
#9: 8/24/14 Camera Basics, App: Where Am I? #9 w Notes Youtube #9
#8: 8/17/14 Connecting to WiFi, App: Swiss Army Knife App #8 w Notes Youtube #8
#7: 8/10/14 Using the Onscreen keyboard. App: TV antenna helper #7 w Notes Youtube #7
#6: 8/3/14 Going “Back” on iPad, using Back Button on Android, HDR Photo setting, Liquor Run App #6 w Notes Youtube #6
#5: 7/27/14 Synchronizing email among devices. Galaxy S5 change battery. Pandora Radio App. Q&A #5 w/Notes Youtube #5
#4: 7/20/14 Organizing Home Screens, App: Carr Matey, Location Tag tip for Galaxy S5 #4 w/Notes Youtube #4
#3: 7/13/14 Multi-Tasking/Recent Apps; Amazon Kindle App; Galaxy S5 Power Saving #3 w/Notes Youtube #3
#2: 7/6/14 Settings for Sleep/Lock, Voice Control of camera App: My-Cast for weather #2 w/Notes Youtube #2
#1: 6/29/14 Home Button, Keyring, iPad printing #1 w/Notes Youtube #1
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