Amazing things you can do with your smartphone

I have many classes, dedicated to smartphones, and all the amazing things you can do with them.  I have it broken down into areas of interest, such as.

and many more.

You may need to do your own search for some apps such as the Google Play store for androids. I will be putting this together in video format as soon as possible.

You can find the class information here. The list of uses for your camera, is growing constantly, and now is approaching almost 100! Photography is without doubt, one of the most popular uses of our smartphones, and the hardware and apps that take advantage of these amazing devices is growing daily. I have included some samples on this website.

Here is a list of some of the apps and hardware, I have found very useful.

Apps I think everyone should have or at least try.

Hydra – still photography
Filmic Pro – video photography

A Password Manager
Red Laser
Scanner Pro

Maps and navigation
Google Maps and Navigation Apps like Geocaching, HearPlanet, Waze or a find my car App or device like “ZUS”.

Action Movie
Intro Mate

News and Reference
Star Walk
Wolfram Alpha

Amazon Flow
Apps for shopping at your favorite stores. Mine includes Walmart, Costco and Amazon.

Google search
Google Translate

Safety and Emergency

All of the Made by Apple Apps like iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Garageband etc.
Any finance Apps to give you access to your bank or credit cards. Mine is BofA.
Your favorite social networks like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, or others.
AppsGoneFree or AppAdvice or anything similar for getting tips and ideas on Apps.

Using an IOS Device
What Can I Do With An IOS Device – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Should you by an iPad or iPhone? What can you do with the iPad or iPhone? Since the lines are blurred between iPads and iPhones, both devices will be covered in an upcoming class, to be held at the new Douglas county community center in Gardnerville, NV. Class is designed to help students decide if one of these devices is right for them, and if you already own one, to share tips and tricks for getting the most out of these devices and how to make them fit your passions or hobbies. There is so much these can do that class will be structured to try and accommodate student needs, based on survey feedback for attendees.

Contact the center at 1-775-782-9828 for this and many other classes

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1329 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89410

Augmented Reality

Wikipedia explains Augmented Reality like this.
Augmented reality (AR) is a live, copy, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality.[1] By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.[2][3] Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world.

Here are some cool examples of this technology in action.

Augmented Reality

Live Augmented Reality for National Geographic Channel / UPC from Appshaker Ltd on Vimeo.

I found it interesting that this app shows a picture of an iPhone, but the app is only for the Android devices?

Want to try a cool one of these yourself? Download he Free Blippar App and then scan this image and watch it come to life!


Making SIRI Smarter

When I created this video, there was a lot of empty space on the left side so I thought I would fill it with various pop ups of screens showing some of the things you can ask SIRI. Some viewers have said they found that confusing so please keep this in mind when viewing the tutorial and I will do better next time.

Making SIRI Smarter