November 2016 Newsletter: Weekly Class, Winegard ConnecT, Clean up Phone Contacts, Google Photos

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Geeks in October

Santa Fe Lake, Melrose, FL
Santa Fe Lake, Melrose, FL

October started at the Renaissance Faire in Gilroy, CA, after the conference at Google. Then we flew back to Florida and traveled by RV to Bradenton for the Living the RV Dream rally where we presented lots of seminars. We ended the month in the RV parked at a friend’s property and attending a monstrous Halloween party! … See lots more photos on our October Photo Album.

We also presented our What Does This Button Do?” online class in October,  How to Keep my Battery Charged, RV Rally, Editing Photos with Google Photos.

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 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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November-December Calendar



We’re in Florida until February working on the website and The Button Show. Happy Thanksgiving in the US.

Every Sunday 2pm ET “What Does This Button Do?”

12/11 Central Florida Computer Society

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‘Ask the Geeks’ Q&A Forum

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

  1. iPhotos question
  2. Dictation in Blogs
  3. Face Recognition
  4. Finding Photos
  5. Timestamps cause confusion

Google Photos is Not a “Backup”

Backing up your Photos is your Responsibility

After your photos are uploaded to Google Photos you are encouraged to work with them there. You can edit, delete, create, and share your photos using the Google Photos copy.

These are not extra copies – they are the working copy of your photos. If you delete these, they’re gone, unless you have an extra copy somewhere.

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What Does This Button Do?

If you like technology and you like to learn, you’ll love our show! It’s a weekly educational show on YouTube by Geeks on Tour. We call it “What Does This Button Do?” and we aired episode #100 this past month!

Each show comes with detailed show notes. You can always find the latest episode at

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Winegard ConnecT WF1 WiFi Extender for RVs

Winegard ConnecT

Winegard is taking their extensive knowledge of TV antenna technology to the WiFi frequencies with the new RV Internet WiFi Extender they named ConnecT. They provided us with a pre-release model to test and we put it thru its paces at an RV park and parked in a friend’s yard.

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How I Cleaned up my Phone Contacts


As of last week, I had nearly 1,000 people in the My Contacts list, and 2,294 in Other. Many of these entries had no phone number. Many of them were only Google profile listings. Lots of names I didn’t recognize, and even worse, some of them I recognized as people who died years ago.

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