September 2017 Newsletter: Blogs vs Websites, Turn photos into works of art, Google Photos downloading

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Monthly Issue #119 September, 2017                                        | Newsletter Archives | Become a Member

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Geeks in August


In August we were on the road. See our August Photo album. First an RV rally in Syracuse, NY. Then a visit with friends on the New Jersey shore. And, finally, a stay at a winery in South Carolina in order to view the total solar eclipse.  It was perfect. The stars came out. The clouds stayed clear. The corona was wispy strands of silk. The diamond ring blazed brightly coming out the other side. And, yes, I cried. I think Jim did too.

After the eclipse, we came home to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As I write this we are preparing to evacuate from the path of Hurricane Irma. .. this might be a short newsletter! We will post updates on our Website on where we are. Check out webcams to watch the hurricane from a distance – the only way.

We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our live weekly class, What Does This Button Do?

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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September – October Calendar​​​​

Every Wednesday “What Does This Button Do?” ​​​​​​​

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  • When we’re not doing our live show, we’ll post an encore episode.

9/25 -9/30 Carriage Travel Club Rally in New Orleans, LA

  • Four seminars and smartphone help desk

10/16-10/20 Workamper Rendezvous in Heber Springs, AR

  • Two seminars and smartphone help desk.

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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. Freeing Space of Smartphones
  2. PC Updates
  3. Sharing Google Photos
  4. Changing the Date of Photo in Win10
  5. S7 Photo Backup – scroll down, it’s long.

The eclipse is a work of art, with a little help from an app!


We took a lot of photos at the total solar eclipse. It was a dramatic sight. Then we had lots of fun editing the resulting pictures, making collages and using this special app to turn the photos into a work of art!

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What’s the difference between a blog and a website?

How to make a blog

We love the Blogging platform from Google called We’ve been keeping our personal travel blog on it since 2003. This is what we teach at RV rallies in the seminar, “Every RVer needs a blog.” And, it is the subject of one of our more popular tutorial video series. We taught it again just this month in Episode 123 of What Does This Button Do.

Whenever we teach this class, one of the first questions is always “What is the difference between a blog and a website?”

Well … a Blog IS a website. It’s on the web, and it’s a site. It has text, images, videos, etc. It’s just a special kind of website,

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Save a photo from Google Photos to your phone


I have a beautiful photo of a waterfall in Pennsylvania. It’s in my Google Photos library. I took it with my Canon camera. How can I use it as the wallpaper for my iPhone (or Android) phone, when wallpaper photos need to be on your device’s camera roll?

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