November 2017 Newsletter: B&W Photos, Member: LuVerne Underhill, Google Maps, Google Voice

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Geeks in October


We packed our little camper and left Fort Lauderdale driving to Heber Springs Arkansas where we were booked to do our seminars for the Workamper Rendezvous. The week went well and they’ve already asked us to return next year because they got such good feedback about our seminars.

After leaving Arkansas, we headed north. We had extra time before our next gig so made a side-trip to Kansas City to see our musician friends, Victor and Penny play in their hometown. Here’s a little movie we put together.

November 1 was our final scheduled seminar for this season. Moline, Illinois and theQuad-Cities Computer Society. We’ve presented for these folks 5 times before and they always make us feel so welcome. See our October photo album for more pictures, and our October Blog for the rest of the story.

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

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November – December Calendar

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

11/1 – Moline, IL November 1st, 2017( Wednesday) – 7:00 PM: “GEEKS ON TOUR” IN PERSON!!

Jim and Chris Guld will return for a final engagement at QCS!
Topic: Traveling the globe with a smart phone and Google photos.


11/6-11/10 Chris is at Google in Mountain View, CA. for a Top Contributor’s conference. Jim is attending a Roadtrek Rally in Florida.

December – we’ll be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Home for the holidays! We are available for speaking engagements in the local area. Here’s our speaking request form.

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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. Lost Picasa – with Windows 10
  2. Samsung phone hesitates and is slow
  3. Gallery vs Google Photos
  4. iPhone, iPad not syncing with Google Maps
  5. Microsoft Word and Google Photos

Google Voice breaks the shackles of your phone number


Would you like to:

  1. Have a separate phone number for your business without getting a separate phone?
  2. Have one phone number that rings on multiple phones?
  3. Have a phone number that can spell something meaningful to you?
  4. Receive a written transcript of your voice mails?
  5. Use your computer to make phone calls?
  6. Use your computer to send/receive text messages?
  7. Get a phone number with a different area code from where you bought your phone.

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Member Profile: LuVerne Underhill


Members of Geeks on Tour are a diverse group. We love getting to know them a little better. We think you’ll like getting to know LuVerne as well.

World traveler by land and by sea, early technology adopter, and life-long-learner, LuVerne Underhill is also a musician, SCUBA diver, and was a speaker of French! Her many interests and talents have led her to living an exciting life.

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Black and White with Google Photos


I Cheated …

I did not use Black and White film! I didn’t set my digital camera to take black and white photos. I didn’t even use my phone’s capability to take photos in black and white  mode. I took color pictures. A few of these, like the lighthouse,  are even old color pictures I chose, then I used very simple editing tools to create the B&W images.

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Google Maps finds your next rest stop

Show me how video

There are lots of apps that can tell you where the rest stops are, but they don’t know where you’re going. It can be a pain to check the rest stop app, then go back and check your GPS, then go back to the rest stop app, etc. Since Google Maps, on my iPhone, is doing my navigating, it knows the route I’m going to follow. I can ask Google Maps to search for Rest Areas along that route …

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