October 2016

October 2016

This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  http://cugr.apcug.org.  

October 2016

KayCee Smith will be offering classes on the 3rd Friday of the month. You can request a topic for her to cover by sending your request to one4cugr@gmail.com, or getting on her student list with your email contact information

We will be studying Smart Phones in the month of October. So join us to learn about Android phones as well as Tablets. The tablets and Android phones are quite similar. The  APPS for Photos, as well as Facebook , Skype, and the General settings for storage and connecting to other devices are almost identical
Postings for October

Here's a link to the Study we did in class for Thursday's Beyond Basics class


Below is a link to several videos on Smart phone usage and one that includes a discussion on different types of Smart Phones. It's titled Is It Time for a New Smart Phone.

September 2016

This class is taught by a Member from the Computer User’s group of Redding  http://cugr.apcug.org.  


September Newsletter

Google Photos for Beginners

The app can be easily downloaded from the Google Play store or Apple iTunes. The online previews of your images or videos can be accessed from any device irrespective of their source!
Google offers some smart tools to ease the process of photo sharing. You can select your favorite shots and create a web album for your friends with just a couple of clicks. If people in your circle have their own Google accounts, they can easily save the pictures in their respective accounts with just a single click. Now, this is an amazing option for a group of people who have attended the same function, say a common friend’s wedding and therefore photos clicked by every person in that group can be organized in a single album!

Click below to see youtube What's new with Google Photos  by Geeks on Tour

The simplest way would be to install the Google photos in your mobile device and get started. The service offers several free versions for different mobile operating systems, android, iOS, etc. There is also a provision for users who want to upload photos from their PCs and Macs. So, there are different apps to access Google Photos from mobile devices or PCs and laptops. You just don’t need to swamp your smartphone’s memory by downloading photos from the PC just to upload them in the Google cloud.

Click Below to See Google Photos studied in Class

 Watch this Tutorial from Google on Google Photos

 Steps in How to Search your photos- You must be logged into your Google Account

  1. Go to photos.google.com/search.

  1. In the box at the top, type what you want to find, for example:
    1. Dogs
    2. New York City
    3. For people you've labeled: their name or nickname.
3. Use Drag and drop method to add photos from desktop to your albums
     Open both windows in file explorer. Drag the photos you want to the open window for the photo album.

Find photos of someone & apply a label
Use face groups to more easily search and manage your photos. After you apply a label to someone, you can search for them using their name. Note that this feature is not available in all countries.

STEP 1: Find photos of someone

  1. Go to photos.google.com/search.
  2. On the box with faces, click a person's face to see photos of them. To see more people, click the arrow.
    (If you don't see this box, that means this feature is not available in your country, you turned it off in settings, or you don't have any groups.)

STEP 2:  Apply a label

  1. At the top of a person's face group, click "Who's this?"
  2. Enter a name or nickname. Now you'll be able to search with that label using the search box.
    Note: Only you will see the private face labels you choose, even if you share those photos.

Turn off face grouping

You can stop getting similar faces grouped together in your photos. Turning it off will delete face groups in your account, the face models used to create those face groups, and any face labels you created.
  1. Go to photos.google.com/settings.
  2. Next to "Group similar faces," turn the switch off.


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Google photos has added a couple of new features to help sort your photos.

  1. Click on the Album
  2. Click on the 3dots to gain access to tools
  3. Choose Edit Album

Hide from Album
Just like the old version of the desktop Picasa, you can hide a photo in the album .  Similar to sorting, just click on the Album, Choose Edit Album , and find the Hide From Albums choice.

Click here to view 

Sharing all the photos from your weekend with friends can be hard: Not everyone uses the same apps, texting can be slow, and email has attachment limits.

Review Of Downloading Pictures And Erasing A Camera Card

Picasa Instruction on Importing Photos from a Camera

Using the Picasa program to import photos from your camera is really simple. Left mouse click on the Import from the Picasa Home screen. Follow the screen instructions. During the process  either create a new folder or select an existing folder to store the photos you’re importing. On the last instruction there is a choice you can make to Leave the card alone or delete the images from the card. 


Use File Explorer?

You can erase photos from your card camera using Windows File Explorer. Locate the card, it will be under the Devices and drives when you open the My PC or This PC . Type either in the search box to quickly get to this panel.

Open the DCIM folder and select the sub folder to delete photos from. I have never had a problem with my camera. But if you read some forums, others have had difficulty.

You can probably get some help from this website on Andoids for your phones or tablets




How Do You Add Apps To Your Laptop , Tablet Or Smart Phone? https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aZpeNl6SvMgpBuIB9NZ1-Ka8gXkmOlJReWpG7Zj06g8/edit?usp=sharing


How Can you Add the Record Searchlight App to your Laptop?

You can’t. This type of App is for your tablet or smart phone. You will see this message when you do find any app. It will indicate which device it can be used on. Below is a link to similar information about Tablets and phones.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rpRq9L3lpRJ331LwSTReJlIcFzHCWZxuM9fsLGOqrI8/edit?usp=sharingIs there a CCleaner app for a tablet or android phone?


Solve this problem; iPhone Cant’ Take Anymore Pictures Because the Storage Is Used Up

Deleting  pictures from your Camera Roll, doesn’t’ actually free up space on your iPhone. These same photos are still taking up space in the Albums.    So to regain that space you will need to delete your Albums, as well as photos in your Camera Roll.
1.     Using the iPhone , to  find the Trash can in the Albums , scroll through all the Albums. There will be a Trash Can icon. Click on it.
2.     Select All
3.     Or you can retrieve photos – undelete it.
This action is similar to you emptying your trash can on your desktop or in your eMail program.