April 2017

April 2017


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


WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SMARTPHONE CLASS?
Google Maps – Tips and Tricks
From the Geeks On Tour lessons we studied how to use Google Maps. It works on all your devices, including your laptop. From this video you can see demonstrated. You can find Help from the Google Maps website on each instruction. But this video is helpful to see the instruction in action.

Android tips
1.     Directions with multiple waypoints
2.     Share Location or Trip
3.     Find your way back using History
4.     Navigate to location’s Photo
Here’s a Youtube video on using Google Maps
Add a photo
Add a photo from a place's page
1.     Open Google Maps and search for a place.
2.     After you've selected a place, click Add a photo. You might have to scroll down to see this.
3.     A box will appear. Drag the photo that you’d like to upload, or click Choose photos to upload.
Notes:
·        If you're using Maps in Lite mode, you can't add a photo.
·        You can only add photos for points of interest, like businesses or parks, but not addresses or coordinate

Share your real-time location with others
You can choose who can see where you are and for how long. 
If they have a Google Account
1.     If you haven't already, add their Gmail address to your Google Contacts.
2.     On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app   and sign in. Learn how to sign in.
3.     Tap the Menu, Share location, People
4.     Choose how long you want to share your location.
5.     Tap Select People.
6.     If you’re asked about your contacts, give Google Maps access.
7.     Choose a person.
8.     Tap Share. The person you chose will see that you shared your location with them.

 Computing for Seniors Tuesdays  
Classes by Instructor  Jane Quinn  Tuesday door is opened at noon, class starts at  12:30pm – 2pm.  These classes are 3-times a month on the on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. We also meet for lunch every 4th Thursday of the month. To get on that list send an eMail to one4cugr@gmail.com

 Windows 10 and Google will continue through March.
Taught by Ed Beaulac. It’s an open forum on Google and Windows 10. So bring your questions or eMail them to one4cugr@gmail.com. It’s every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm 
Class instruction will cover ;
·       How to Use the Start tiles, the taskbar, and change the appearance of your desktop
·       How to use File Explorer
·       How to setup Accounts
·       How to Use the Windows Photo App
·       How windows 10 works with your Smartphone or other devices.
·       Add Apps or remove them



March 2017

March 2017

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

 newComputing for Seniors Tuesdays  
Classes by Instructor  Jane Quinn  Tuesday door is opened at noon, class starts at  12:30pm – 2pm.  These classes are 3-times a month on the It   on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. We also meet for lunch every 4th Thursday of the month. To get on that list send an eMail to one4cugr@gmail.com

New Windows 10 and Google will continue through March.
Taught by Ed Beaulac. It’s an open forum on Google and Windows 10. So bring your questions or eMail them to one4cugr@gmail.com. It’s every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm 
Note: NO CLASS March 16th , will cont 23rd , and 30th.
Class instruction will cover  ;
·       How to Use the Start tiles, the taskbar, and change the appearance of your desktop
·       How to use File Explorer
·       How to setup Accounts
·       How to Use the Photo App
·       How windows 10 works with your Smartphone or other devices.

·     
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SMARTPHONE CLASS?
During the last few session, we had some questions come up during class. Here’s a glimpse of what was discussed
1.      CAN I CREATE A GROUP IN MY CONTACTS TO SEND A MASS MESSAGE ?
On you Contacts APP  check to see if the word Group appears in a tab across the top line of that APP. Most times all you need to do is Tap it, then a wizard begins asking for the name of the new Group. 
I found this answer on the BLOG  page about SmartPhones. I listed your manual here. 

2.      HOW CAN I CLEANUP MY SMARTPHONE? Trash is a 3 part answer. First you have to
cleanup the cache ( stuff that accumulates from App usage) In the General settings you should be able to find STORAGE for your device.  . So here's where you will find the button to delete the cache  or freeup Storage on your device from images, music, etc. Next , if you use the CHROME BROWSER be sure to cleanup the history, just as you would for your desktop computer. And lastly, be sure your erase all your unanswered phone messages.
If you fail to do this, you may not be able to receive new phone messages. The caller will hear this phone is not receiving messages, the inbox is full

3.      WHAT IS THE ACTIVE NOTIFICATION BAR SHOWING ME???
This would be the first line on your smartphone . It will show the percentage remaining, the date and time and all the APPS that are set to notify you there’s activity for them. You can control this through the settings to not be notified.

HOW DO I ORGANIZE PHOTOS IN THE PHONE GALLERY ON MY IPAD ??
Organize photos and videos The Album tab includes albums you create yourself and some albums that are created for you, depending on how you use Photos. For example, videos are automatically added to the Videos album and you see a My Photo Stream album if you use that feature (see My Photo Stream, next). All your photos in iCloud are in the All Photos album if you use iCloud Photo Library (see iCloud Photo Library on page 82). If you don’t use iCloud Photo Library, you see the Camera Roll album instead, which includes photos and videos you took with iPhone and from other sources.

Here’s that manual. The instructions for taking photos, and organizing begin on page 80.
Bring any questions to class or send an eMail to request an answer or demonstration in class to one4cugr@gmail.com.  Some of these are best as an exercise in class.
Here are those PRINTABLE PAGES IN PDF FORMAT
The complete manual for the iPad User

One Last resource A YOUTUBE VIDEO
https://youtu.be/Vcz_kbYzxik

HOW DO I ORGANIZE PHOTOS IN MY ANDROID ??
Andoid phones work similar to the iPad instructions. With the T-Mobile Phone click in the upper  left corner to see the word TIME. Click on it and you will see your photos stored here in time sequence. You can also find the APP Story Album.  With Story Album, you can create a digital Album of your story in media. Special moments will be on a timeline, and if you wish, you can have your album published as a hard copy. 1. From the Home screen, tap (Apps) (Story Album). 2. Read the introductory information and tap Next. 3. Tap Start to begin your Story Album. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions. 5. Press and then tap Help for additional information see page 253 of the manual posted for T-mobile on the Smartphone tab of this Blog

Using a Samsung phone to Create Albums , from the Home Screen, tap on Apps>Gallery. Tap Menu in the Upper left corner, and then tap an option to choose the way items are displayed.

In Albums view, you can create albums to organize your images. On the drop-down menu, tap Albums and then tap More > Create Album. This is on page 86 of that manual 

 LG Phone
On the LG phone, choose the photo first from the Gallery . Then click on the 3dots . From here, using the drop down tool list of options pick either Move or copy . Next find the Album you want to put that image in.

Notice you have lots of other choices here too.

  ANDROID ASSISTANT FROM GOOGLE PLAY:
This paid version you can avoid the advertising

The   Android Assistant can find apps (which install on the phone’s internal memory) and move the moveable ones to the SDcard – just as the tool’s name implies as its function. This method will help you save storage from the APP required to use it and move it to your SD external card.
There is also the free version, but the phone’s touch screens are so sensitive, it’s easy to accidently touch the ad banner and find yourself whisked away to some unrelated product’s website.

On Samsung Galaxy s7, LG v20 and HTC 10
For Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow you can use Google’s Assistant as your personal helper. Here’s a few things to try
·        Take me ot the Museu Picassos
·        Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe
·        Do I need an Umbrella Today
·        How do I say Hello in French?

Help for Google Photo Users
Below is a link to Google’s Blog on products. This one is their own Google Photos. It is on sharing photos. Now with Google Photos you pick the photos, tap “share” and select the people you want to share with, instead of the apps-. If you friends are on Google Photos they will get a link to the photos and videos via SMS on Android smartphones. And   email address will get an email with the link from Google Photos.
Send an email to one4cugr@gmail.com if you have questions about the class or something you’d like solved




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

 newComputing for Seniors Tuesdays  
Classes by Instructor  Jane Quinn  Tuesday door is opened at noon, class starts at  12:30pm – 2pm.  These classes are 3-times a month on the It   on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:30pm. We also meet for lunch every 4th Thursday of the month. To get on that list send an eMail to one4cugr@gmail.com


New Windows 10 and Google will continue through March.
Taught by Ed Beaulac. It’s an open forum on Google and Windows 10. So bring your questions or eMail them to one4cugr@gmail.com. It’s every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm 
Note: NO CLASS March 16th , will cont 23rd , and 30th.
Class instruction will cover  ;
·       How to Use the Start tiles, the taskbar, and change the appearance of your desktop
·       How to use File Explorer
·       How to setup Accounts
·       How to Use the Photo App
·       How windows 10 works with your Smartphone or other devices.

·       Add Apps or remove them

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SMARTPHONE CLASS?
During the last few session, we had some questions come up during class. Here’s a glimpse of what was discussed
1.      CAN I CREATE A GROUP IN MY CONTACTS TO SEND A MASS MESSAGE ?
On you Contacts APP  check to see if the word Group appears in a tab across the top line of that APP. Most times all you need to do is Tap it, then a wizard begins asking for the name of the new Group. 
I found this answer on the BLOG  page about SmartPhones. I listed your manual here. 

2.      HOW CAN I CLEANUP MY SMARTPHONE? Trash is a 3 part answer. First you have to
cleanup the cache ( stuff that accumulates from App usage) In the General settings you should be able to find STORAGE for your device.  . So here's where you will find the button to delete the cache  or freeup Storage on your device from images, music, etc. Next , if you use the CHROME BROWSER be sure to cleanup the history, just as you would for your desktop computer. And lastly, be sure your erase all your unanswered phone messages.
If you fail to do this, you may not be able to receive new phone messages. The caller will hear this phone is not receiving messages, the inbox is full

3.      WHAT IS THE ACTIVE NOTIFICATION BAR SHOWING ME???
This would be the first line on your smartphone . It will show the percentage remaining, the date and time and all the APPS that are set to notify you there’s activity for them. You can control this through the settings to not be notified.

HOW DO I ORGANIZE PHOTOS IN THE PHONE GALLERY OR MY IPAD PHOTO APP??
Organize photos and videos The Album tab includes albums you create yourself and some albums that are created for you, depending on how you use Photos. For example, videos are automatically added to the Videos album and you see a My Photo Stream album if you use that feature (see My Photo Stream, next). All your photos in iCloud are in the All Photos album if you use iCloud Photo Library (see iCloud Photo Library on page 82). If you don’t use iCloud Photo Library, you see the Camera Roll album instead, which includes photos and videos you took with iPhone and from other sources.
Here’s that manual. The instructions for taking photos, and organizing begin on page 80.
Bring any questions to class or send an eMail to request an answer or demonstration in class to one4cugr@gmail.com.  Some of these are best as an exercise in class.



Here’s that manual. The instructions for taking photos, and organizing begin on page 80.
Bring any questions to class or send an eMail to request an answer or demonstration in class to one4cugr@gmail.com.  Some of these are best as an exercise in class.
Here are those pages with that instruction
Also here is the complete manual for the iPad User

One Last resource A YOUTUBE VIDEO



  Android Assistant from Google Play:
This paid version you can avoid the advertising

The   Android Assistant can find apps (which install on the phone’s internal memory) and move the moveable ones to the SDcard – just as the tool’s name implies as its function. This method will help you save storage from the APP required to use it and move it to your SD external card.
There is also the free version, but the phone’s touch screens are so sensitive, it’s easy to accidently touch the ad banner and find yourself whisked away to some unrelated product’s website.

On Samsung Galaxy s7, LG v20 and HTC 10
For Android phones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow you can use Google’s Assistant as your personal helper. Here’s a few things to try
·        Take me ot the Museu Picassos
·        Show my photos of sunsets in Tahoe
·        Do I need an Umbrella Today
·        How do I say Hello in French?

Help for Google Photo Users
Below is a link to Google’s Blog on products. This one is their own Google Photos. It is on sharing photos. Now with Google Photos you pick the photos, tap “share” and select the people you want to share with, instead of the apps-. If you friends are on Google Photos they will get a link to the photos and videos via SMS on Android smartphones. And   email address will get an email with the link from Google Photos.
Send an email to one4cugr@gmail.com if you have questions about the class or something you’d like solved