April 2016 Newsletter: Cloud Storage, Navigate to a Photo Location, Track your Data

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Monthly Issue #101 April 6, 2016                                                 www.geeksontour.com
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Geeks in March

Geeks On Tour!

For the month of March, we presented at a photo club in The Villages of Florida, a Genealogy group, and the FMCA RV reunion in Perry, Georgia. The picture above is from Buttonwood Bay RV park in Sebring, FL where we presented our Google Photos seminar.  For more pictures, see our March Photo Album and March’s Blog.

Where we’re going:  For April we are presenting at the International Area RV Rally in Tallahassee, Florida. See more details in the calendar listings below.

By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, preserve, and share your travels (or your life.)  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorial Videos. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members only content to whet your appetite for learning.

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Coming up in April/May


  • 4/10 2pm ET: #77 What Does This Button Do?
  • 4/15-18: FMCA INTO Rally, Tallahassee, FL​
  • 5/3 6-8pm: PC RAMS Meeting Technology Presentation. Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • 5/4 7-8:30pm: Sun City Center, FL Cloud Computing Seminar
  • Every Sunday in May at 2pm ET What Does This Button Do?”

See our Calendar

Test Your Smartphone Smarts #4

What Does This Button Do?

The following questions comes straight from our weekly shows.

  • The Notes App on iPhones and iPads can synchronize with iCloud.com AND all other apple devices if what two things are true?
  • What are the Two types of Updates that must be done if you have a smartphone or tablet?
  • True or False, if you take a picture with a smartphone or tablet, it will Always be stamped (geotagged) with the location it was taken

Read more Questions and Get links to the answers

‘Ask the Geeks’ Q&A Forum

Here are some of the topics that have been discussed this month. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership!

  1. Google Photo Links
  2. Picasa, Windows 10, and Google Photos
  3. Free up photo space on Android
  4. Imported Photos from iPhone​​​​​​​
  5. Letting people know about my New Blog​​​​​​​

Cloud Storage: It’s All About the Accounts!

Cloud Storage: It's all about the Accounts

Cloud storage means using the Internet (aka the “web”, aka the “cloud”) to store your files rather than a computer’s hard drive. Sometimes it means using the Internet AND your computer’s hard drive – they synchronize with each other so that the cloud copy and the computer copy stay the same. Make revisions on one, and the system revises the other. The beauty of that type of system is that, when you don’t have an Internet connection, you still have your files on your computer; and when you don’t have your computer, you can get to your files on the Internet. Systems like DropBox take care of keeping the files in sync automatically.

Do you know your Account ID?

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Navigate with GPS by Taking a Picture


That’s right! Take a picture of a place you need to return to. Take that picture with a smartphone that has the GPS tagging feature turned on. Now, when you need to return, you can view the picture, see the GPS location and navigate back. Pretty slick.  Here’s the details:

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Track your Data Usage

Track your Data Usage

So many people ask us, “Why am I using so much data on my phone?”

The built in data usage tools just don’t give me enough detailed information.  I looked for an app and found My Data Manager.
I wanted to know exactly how much data was used by watching a 45 minute YouTube video. I turned on my data manager,  watched the video,  and got my answer:

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What Does This Button Do?

Is This Thing On?

Join us on April 24 when our special guest will be Abby Stokes, author of the book, “Is This Thing On?” Abby is well known for her gentle, and humorous, methods of teaching technology to Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking and Screaming! She speaks to libraries and computer clubs all over the country and her website: AskAbbyStokes.com includes a blog and many tutorial videos.

We will be discussing the world of Social Media with her on our Sunday Webcast. You are invited to join us live, or you can watch the recorded show on Youtube at any time afterwards.

Links to Shows we did in March

#74 Navigate with Google Maps

#75 Multitouch Screens on Smartphones

#76 Printing from your Smartphones

​There are show notes which document what was covered in each show and include timeline links, so you can watch just the part of the video that you want. If you are not a Geeks on Tour member, you can watch the episodes for free on Youtube.

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