May 2017 Newsletter: Google Maps Lists, To Do Lists, Member Spotlight, Google Photos, Grand Canyon Photos

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Show Notes: #113 Google Maps Tips, #114 Forgot your Password? How to Recover your Account, #115 Smartphone Cameras vs DSLR “Big” cameras, #116 Google Photos, My Favorite Things

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Geeks in April

RVs at the Escapade in Tucson

April was a travel and work month. We started in California, presenting to theLaguna Woods Computer Club, then a drive across the country – and the SKP ACRE Rally in Sevierville, TN. We also had an unplanned stop on I-40 in Arizona. The RV broke down near Seligman, AZ and was at the shop for 5 days. We took the opportunity for a train ride and overnight at the Grand Canyon! We got lemons. We made lemonade. Read this article for more:Grand Canyon Photos and Live Video

We posted 4 new episodes of our What Does This Button Do?”  We will be live this Sunday 5/14 with Episode #117 on Chromebooks

Next month we’re on vacation in Europe! Chris is taking a writer’s workshop in Tuscany, Italy, then we’re riding trains to Croatia to visit Jim’s ancestral home in Vinkovci. You may not hear from us much … then again, if we have good Internet, you may hear from us a lot. After all, we are all about Technology for Travelers. We may find a lot to say about technology in Italy and Croatia. Keep a watch on our Facebook page and our Youtube channel – we may go live at any time!

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We did it! We Downsized

Our new-to-us Roadtrek 210 Popular

With a townhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we are not fulltimers any more. So we don’t need a big motorhome to live in like we have for the last 14 years.

We’ve always loved the Roadtrek brand. Now we’re owners!

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We left California and are back east in Florida. We began the month presenting at SKP ACRE in Sevierville, TN. (3 topics and a hands-on class)

5/20 – 6/20 We will be in Italy and Croatia! If we have good Internet we will do our weekly show from there.

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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. Join Today!

  1. Squinting at the Printing
  2. Google Photos to PC Save Function
  3. Blogspot Personal Domain
  4. Chromecast and Geeks On Tour
  5. Backup and Sync Stopped

Google Maps and your want-to-go list

Map of want-to-go places

This is a fairly new feature on Google Maps. Learn how you can see the places on a map that are on your
​​​​​​​want-to-go list.

You can also make custom lists for any type of places.

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The Perfect To Do List?


If I write it down, I do it. At least eventually! I need my lists. I’ve tried so many ToDo list programs and apps, but I always end up going back to paper and pen. The apps either have too many features, or not enough. I’ve now found one that is just right.

There are only 3 things I want from a ToDo list:

  1. To easily write something down, enter a new list item
  2. To cross an item off my list and have it go away. But, I like it if it is still there somewhere so I can see what I’ve accomplished.
  3. To re-order the list as priorities change, and I want to do that by dragging it – not by changing a date due. No dates! Just list items.

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Member Spotlight: Vicki Wassenhove


Vicki gets things done. She was very important to Geeks on Tour because she introduced us to computer clubs. After contacting us about presenting to her club, Vicki found out that pinning us down is like nailing jello to a tree! But she persisted. And, we’re glad she did. Not only did we present to her group, but she arranged seminars with other groups and even a TV interview. Read more about this dynamic lady and find out how this right-brained art teacher entered the world of computers and digital photography. Thanks to our first member, Gail West, for writing the article.

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Friends and Google Photos


Chris’ long-time friend, Melinda, does not share Chris’ passion for technology. Melinda loves horses, the outdoors, and all things nature.

But, when they get together, Melinda can’t escape! She’s forced to learn about Google Photos. 🙂

Melinda writes this story …

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Learn Google Photos

Did you miss any of our Google Photos articles this month?

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We’re updating the website all the time. There are nearly 1,000 articles, 500 videos, and 116 What Does this Button Do Episodes. How do you find what you want? Here are some tips on how to get to the best stuff!

  • Finding Articles
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