June 2017 Newsletter: Google Translate, Google Maps, Count your steps, Backup your photos

Geeks on Tour
Monthly Issue #11 June, 2017
GeeksOnTour.com | Newsletter Archives | Become a Member

  — Geeks on Tour is member supported. This FREE newsletter is made possible by our paid (Premium) members.  Member benefits include access to over 400 tutorial videos, ‘Ask the Geeks’ Forum, Show Notes for our weekly show, “What Does This Button Do?” and all our eBooks including the new Google Photos book.
​​​​​​​Join today
Already a member, THANK YOU! Click on the Member Login menu to find all the premium content.

Geeks in May

Grand Canal Venice
May started at the SKP ACRE rally in Tennessee. Then, on the way home we traded in our old 37 foot motorhome for a new (to us) 21 foot Roadtrek. We can’t wait to get back on the road with this little camper.
Then it was time to prepare for a month of travel in Europe! We started in Florence, spent a week in Tuscany with Chris attending a writer’s retreat, then on to Venice. We set up a special photo album for our Europe travels because it’s going to span May and June. As I write this we are in Ljubljana, Sovenia and headed to eastern Croatia where Jim’s grandfather was born.
We haven’t done any live streaming from Europe … yet! Keep a watch on our Facebook page and our Youtube channel – we did post one little video from our first week in Tuscany. See our personal travel blog for more stories.
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 toGeeksOnTour.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.
See our photo album
Share: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn StumbleUpon
Want more frequent tips from Geeks on Tour? Visit our Facebook page and be sure to “Like” us so you’ll see more from us.

June-July Calendar

Every Wednesday  “What Does This Button Do?” ​​​​​​​
Even when we’re not doing our live show, we post an encore episode every week.
5/20 – 6/20 We will be in Italy and Croatia! If we have good Internet we will do our weekly show from there.
We’ll be presenting 4 topics plus 2 hands-on smartphone photography workshops.
7/16 – 7/20 Tri-Chapter Rally in Richmond, IN (Military Vets, Elks, and Full-Timers)
We’ll be the Smartphone Help desk offering free 1 on 1 sessions and a seminar or two.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for notifications of Live Streams from Geeks On Tour in Europe! Be sure to click the little bell to confirm delivery of notifications.
​​​​​​​Like our Facebook Page for notifications to see us Live from Europe whenever we like.
See our Calendar

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. Reduce Photo Size to Send in Email
  2. Google Photos Sync to Mac?
  3. Embedding Videos the Best Way?
  4. Personal domain for Blog?
  5. Backup and Sync Stopped

Google Translate and Google Maps take the fear out of foreign travel.

In Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia, we are depending on Google Maps and Google translate. We could not travel on our own without them!

A map of where you walked with Google Maps

Our walking map of V
This comes from Google Maps. If you have location history turned on as a setting in your google account, and you have GPS/Location services turned on in your phone, this map happens automatically. Read the article to find out how to see this map that is created for you automatically.

Your smartphone will count your steps

Ok, I really just wanted to show off my recent step count! But, the article is about the fact that you don’t need to find a separate app, or buy another device, your phone most likely has one pre-installed that will automatically count your steps.

Don’t assume that Google Photos is backing up your pictures.

There’s nothing worse than thinking your photos are backed up, deleting them from your phone and then realizing they weren’t backed up after all.

GeeksOnTour.com Website Tips

Geeks on Tour's Website
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
  • Finding Videos
  • Finding What Does This Button Do Episodes
  • Surprise Me!
Read More
Join Geeks on Tour!

That’s all for now. We hope you learned something. Your next issue will be next month. Any questions, please visit our forum. If you like this newsletter, please forward it on to your friends! If you received this issue forwarded by a friend you can subscribe to get your own copy delivered to your in box – it’s free. You can also visit the archives of past newsletters,

Happy Computing!

The Geeks on Tour website is an online learning library for Travelers who want to learn to use their computers and mobile devices for managing digital photos, making blogs, using maps and other online resources. Anyone can watch our free videos, read articles on our Computer Tips for Travelers Blog, sign up for our free monthly newsletter. A small fee makes you a ‘member‘ and you can then view any of our 450+ video tutorials on these subjects in our Learning LIbrary.
Geeks on Tour
Geeks on Tour