Android Tablets, Phones and Apps

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Learning about Tablets, Phones and Apps on YouTube

Here are just a few of the thousands of tutorials available on YouTube. If your tablet isn’t featured here, have a search on YouTube for your model!

Please note: there is often an advertisement before the video begins.

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Comparing Tablets

iPad Pro 9.7″ vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7″ Full Comparison

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Take and Edit Photos on Smartphones and Tablets

For many of us, smartphones have even become our main camera, making photo quality a priority when selecting a smartphone. Before taking photos:

  • Keep your camera still by steadying your elbows on something solid.
  • Make sure the lens is clean.
  • Tap on the part of the image you want in focus.
  • Grid: The iPhone can display a rule of thirds grid on the screen to help you compose your photo.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range): This mode helps you capture more detail in the shadows and highlights of your photos.
  • Flash: Many smartphones have a flash to help you take low-light photos.
  • Front-facing camera: This allows you to take a photo of yourself or to use Skype, since you can see the screen while you’re taking the photo.

Editing photos:

Using the Cloud & Backing up

 

Back up your Samsung Galaxy device /transfer your photos or  iTunes data (such as your music) to your Samsung tablet or phone.

Back up your Samsung Galaxy device to your Mac or PC using the desktop version of Samsung Smart Switch. This tool allows you to backup your phones: Apps, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Photos, Videos, Home Screen, Music, Notes and more! Once you have everything backed up you can Restore your data to a new Samsung Device.

 

Some Interesting Apps

FoodSwitch

Find out what’s in the packaged food you’re eating and help make healthier choices for you and your family. Get immediate, easy-to-understand information about packaged food products as well as a list of similar foods that are healthier choices.

  • Scan – Use the autofocus camera on a supported smartphone or tablet to scan a packaged food’s barcode to get easy-to-understand nutritional information.

View results as either traffic-light style or Health Star Rating (HSR) labels. Both modes deliver results for energy, saturated fat, sugar, and salt so you can see at a glance how healthy the food item is.

If you’re in GlutenSwitch mode, you’ll also get an indication of whether the scanned food product contains gluten or not.

  • How FoodSwitch works – FoodSwitch comes with handy filters to suit different health needs.

If you’re using the SaltSwitch, EnergySwitch, FatSwitch or SugarSwitch filters, the healthier choices listed must also have a lower amount of the relevant nutrient (salt, kilojoules, saturated fat, and total sugar respectively) than the product you scanned.

  • Switch – When you scan a food product you’ll also get a list of healthier choices you can switch to.

Click here to download

 

FrogID  – The Australian Museum

Just recently released this is a national citizen science project that is helping us learn more about what is happening to Australia’s frogs. All around the country, people are recording frog calls with nothing more than a smartphone.

For further information  see the website: https://www.frogid.net.au/

The website is a great resource for information about frogs!

Create a group to contribute to FrogID. A great school holiday activity!

 

Fuelio – A Fuel Management App

Android only. Click here to download

Fuelio is simple, easy to use android application to track your kilometres, fuel consumption and fuel costs. Using this App you can track car expenses, auto service, your fill-ups, fuel consumption, car´s distances, gas costs and produce reports between selected dates. So quick and easy!

 

Fuel Check App

FuelCheck is an online tool providing real-time fuel price information covering every service station across NSW. FuelCheck enables NSW motorists to:

  • Find the cheapest fuel being sold anywhere in NSW
  • Get directions to any service station in NSW
  • Search for fuel by type (E10, Regular, LPG, etc) or brand
  • Submit a complaint to NSW Fair Trading if the price at the pump doesn’t match what is shown on FuelCheck.

In addition to being available as a website at www.fuelcheck.nsw.gov.au. The app version includes all of the popular website functions with multiple new features including a Favourite Station function where you can set up alerts for when your preferred fuel drops below a certain threshold at your favourite service station. The My Trip feature helps you locate the cheapest fuel along the route of your frequent or longer journeys.

Click here to download

Field Guide to NSW Fauna

Explore and identify the unique and diverse fauna of NSW with a free app developed by the Australian Museum. It is one of a suite of apps produced by museums for every State and Territory in Australia.

Field Guide to NSW Fauna is a valuable tool for anyone with an interest in wildlife. Use it in urban, bush and coastal environments to learn more about the animals around you. This FREE mobile app is the most comprehensive guide to NSW wildlife available with more than 1000 species including birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, spiders, crustaceans and insects.

  • Browse over 1000 species including birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, insects, arachnids and more.
  • Discover detailed species descriptions including conservation statuses
  • See stunning images of every species
  • View maps of recorded observations

Click here to download