Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Understanding Net Neutrality

What is Net Neutrality

Here's a 1-minute video to help you understand:

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Go here to participate:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Back up your Computer to Google Cloud

Right after my presentation on backing up your digital photos to  Google Photos, Google announces an even more extensive backup service:

Back up your entire computer with new Google service

Free Microsoft eBooks

Microsoft offers more than 200 of its Microsoft eBooks for free during its Multi-Million eBook Giveaway. Topics include Windows 10, Office 365, Power BI, Azure, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, System Center, and SQL Server.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Saving Pictures to the cloud with Google Photos


How Google solved our photo backup nightmare by The Verge    6:19

Google Photos : Free up Space (Extended) Google Photos 1:05
   "Google Photos Tips and Tricks"  by John Nack


Back up the photos  by   10:20

 tutorial - backup your photos 10:45 min

Google Photos Features and App review 2016  by
  Lawrence Systems   8:45

Creating an Album and sharing it   2:32

Google Photos Tutorial by SuperGeeks 20:30

18 Things you may not have Known Google Photos can do

Google Photos tips and tricks - Computerworld     3.5 min

Geeks on Tour - How to Use Google Photos to Edit Pictures on Computer  7:22 min

Geeks on Tour - Google My Maps - making your first map

Geeks on Tour  - GooglePhotosEdit, Make Collage, Share, all on the phone  3:18

Geeks on Tour   (458) quick tip photo edit SNAPSEED   2:16

Snapseed is a photo-editing application produced by Nik Software, a subsidiary of Google, for iOS and Android that enables users to enhance photos and apply digital filters. Snapseed was rated as one of the Top 100 Best Android App of 2015 by PC Magazine.  (can add text to photo see #93 Geeks on Tour position 5:15)

Geeks on Tour

   click on the Google Photos book on right for free chapter
18 Things You May Not Have Known Google Photos Can Do


How to get an online library card at Akron Public Library
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With an online library card you may browse and place holds in the Library Catalog, checkout ebooks, audiobooks, streaming media, digital magazines, and access some library research databases. To upgrade to a full-access card, bring photo ID with current address to any library location. 
Online resources such as

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Setting up Kodi for TV and Movie Viewing

Helpful links on using Kodi:

Installing Kodi in Windows Computer:
Install Kodi on Microsoft Windows computers:
click on the Windows: Installer link and download the installation file.
Find the installation file (currently it is "kodi-16.1-Jarvis.exe") in your downloads folder and double-click it.
Run through the installation procedure to install Kodi.
An example installation video can be viewed here:
Go to and follow the instructions to install Fusion for Kodi.
Note for "Step 12: Recommended Method", under the "start-here" folder, install the "" file.
Go to and follow the instructions, STARTING WITH STEP 7.
Note: Steps 1 through Step 6 were already completed in the previous instructions, so start with Step 7.

Neil's suggestions
There are many applications including Kodi that you can download from the Google Play Store ( The easiest way to find these is to go to the Play Store and type in “Kodi”. Also take the time to search for “xmbc”, which Kodi was called previously.

Sandee's instructions  to install on Firestick

Putting Kodi on Firestick

if needed:  adding addon Exodus

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Google Trips and Tricks

Do you want to be a more effective "Google Searcher" ?

Try this website

You will find lots of tips and tricks there.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Backing up your Computer

At our March 8 meeting, Neil Higgins made a presentation on free programs to backup your computer.  With the July date on updating to Windows 10 coming soon, we all want to make sure we have a good backup routine in place.

Other articles on backing up can be found here:

Good articles about using Windows Backup from the How To Geek: