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Nov 2021 News: Motion Photos, Bitcoin symbol, Notifications and more!

There’s a reason we live in South Florida. We love the warmth and the ocean. We took our kayaks out into the ocean a couple of times this past month. Then we were booked for a Roadtrek Rally in Sarasota. We had a very attentive audience for learning about Trip Planning, managing photos with Google Photos, and a slew of smartphone tips and tricks. You can see the class materials at … Read More…

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Jim and Chris travel the country by RV and specialize in teaching technology for travelers. Chris wrote the book on Google Photos. Google Maps is their #1 smartphone app, and they can teach you how to make your own travelog website with Blogger.

Nationally known, popular seminar presenters, Jim and Chris have been professional computer trainers since 1983.

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Organizing your photos with Google Photos – Step 1
Open the Google Photos app This is the Google Photos App That's it! That's step 1. You need to open the app in order for it to do its job. The Google Photos app on a smartphone is designed to copy all the photos from your phone to your Google account in the cloud. …
What happens to my Google Photos if I don’t pay for storage?
Google gives everyone 15GB of free cloud storage. If you need more, you'll need to pay. If you think of your Google Account Storage like a real world storage unit, these concepts will be easier. Let's say you had a small storage unit that would hold 15 boxes of stuff. Once it gets full, …
November 2021 News: Motion Photos, Bitcoin symbol, Notifications and more!
  November 2021 | Issue 171  | Archives What's up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks Roadtrek Rally and enjoying Florida There's a reason we live in South Florida. We love the warmth and the ocean. We took our kayaks out into the ocean a couple of times this past month. Then we were …
How to make an animated gif from a motion photo using Samsung Gallery.
Most Samsung phones have a camera mode called "Motion Photo." When it's on and you snap a photo, it captures a few seconds of video as well. Once you have a motion photo, there are many ways you can view and use it – see Episode 123 of our YouTube show. This short article …
How to type the Bitcoin symbol ₿ with your iPhone
Bitcoin joins other currency symbols We use the $ symbol all the time. On the iPhone's keyboard, you'll find it by first tapping the [123] key. If you then hold down on the $ key, you will see other currency symbols, such as: ¢£¥ But, what if you want the Bitcoin ₿ symbol? If …
Sometimes you want your phone to beep and sometimes you don’t
Last week we attended a Roadtrek RV Rally. As Geeks on Tour, we offer to get with people one on one and answer any questions they may have about their smartphones. One person asked: "I don't like that my phone beeps a loud notification every time I get an email. Emails aren't that important. …