Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Weekly Show–What Does This Button Do?

Have you recently acquired a Smartphone or Tablet? Do you wish you knew more about it? Or, have you had one for a while and know they can do more? Just thinking you might get one?
Every Sunday at 2pm Eastern time, we are producing a live half hour video broadcast on the web teaching about Smartphones and Tablets. This week is Episode Six!
Why? Because we can. It’s fun and exciting and a little scary. We are also learning a lot.
We want the show to be light and entertaining, but we want to teach our viewers, too. That’s what we do. We’re Geeks Who Teach. We divide the show into four segments.
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Our show starts with a beginner’s lesson. Stuff we think is essential to enjoying your phone or tablet. We’ll demonstrate iOS on our iPad, and Android on our other phones and tablets.
Chris has been doing a feature segment on her Samsung Galaxy S5 because that phone is so popular right now. The next segment is about a fun or useful App o’ the Week from Jim. We will talk about industry news and things of interest to us. We’ll finish up with some review and viewer questions.
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We’re not sure what this is going to turn into. Take a look-see and let us know what you think. We can have guests on. That is fun. We can even get a panel of viewers on as part of the show. Based on viewer questions we’ve received, we have already made tutorial videos on several subjects like printing from your Apple or Android mobile devices.
The show is done using Google+ Hangouts On Air (HOA) and can be viewed live at our Geeks On Tour Google+ Page for the event or on our YouTube Page. The links are sent automatically to everyone who follows us on Google+ or is in our Google+ Circles. Visit our Google+ Page now and follow us. We have a dedicated page for the Weekly Show with links to the upcoming show and an archive of all the past shows.
Something else relatively unique to us, is the fact we do our show live, from the road, using whatever Internet connection is available. That often means a cellular data connection. That’s a lot of the scary parts.
If you are interested in Google+ and Hangouts On Air, I’d like to hear from you. The real source of information for these HOAs is +Ronnie Bincer, the Hangout Helper. He is my guru and he has lots of info on his site and links to others. Check it out.

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