February 2018 Newsletter: Bicycle Trails, Google Photos, Facebook Groups

Geeks on Tour
Monthly Issue #125 February, 2018
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Geeks in January

Florida Keys
Nowhere is better than South Florida in January. The photo above is from Morikami Gardens.
​​​​​​​After some restful holidays, we went back to work presenting seminars at Computer Clubs in our area, doing our “What Does This Button Do?” YouTube shows, and working on our website.
See our January photo album for more pictures, and our 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? 
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 GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning.

February-March Calendar

Every Wednesday  “What Does This Button Do?” 
We record them in a live stream, normally on Sundays at 2pm ET.
When we’re not doing our live show, we’ll post an encore episode.​​​​​​​
Thursday is “Gabbing With the Geeks” on Facebook Live to answer questions from viewers and discuss anything. 5pm ET.
We’re in the RV and on the road all around Florida. We’re presenting seminars this week for the Discovery Owners Association.
Here’s our speaking request form if you’d like to have us speak to your group.
February 2018 
  • 1/28 to 2/3 Discovery Owners Southeast Region Rally at Lazy Days, Seffner, FL.
  • 2/7 and 2/8 Riverside RV in the Pavilion on the 7th and the Activity Center on the 8th.​​​​​​​
  • 2/13 and 2/14 Riverbend RV LaBelle, FL
  • 2/19 Valencia Falls APCUG Meeting 7pm Delray Beach, FL
  • 2/21 Cascades Computer Club 1pm Port St. Lucie, FL
  • 2/26 Valencia Reserve APCUG Meeting Boynton Beach, FL
March 2018
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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. Dropbox or Google Drive?
  2. How can recipients save an entire album?
  3. New computer with empty pictures folder
  4. Recording phone calls
  5. Combine 2 Google accounts into one

Finding Bicycle Trails

ImageGoogle Maps is our Go-To app for any question that starts with “Where …” This article tells you how to find out where the bicycle trails are near you.
We found a great place in the Tampa / St. Pete area of Florida
Read the article to find out how to:
  • Turn on Map View of Bicycle trails
  • See Street View of the trails.
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Google Photos: Everything you need to know

Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google PhotosIf you take a lot of photos and wish that they were all together and safe so you never had to worry about them – Google Photos is truly the best option.

I wrote a book about Google Photos. It’s titled Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos. The subtitle is “Your lifetime of photos, effortless and free.” I keep thinking, if Google Photos is so effortless, why do I need a 100+ page book to teach how to use it?

I’ve come up with these 14 points as all you really need to know.

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Facebook Groups

ImageSo many of us use Facebook all the time. We’ve just kind of jumped in and started posting and don’t understand the structure of the system. We think you’ll get more out of it if you do understand a bit. There are 4 distinct parts to Facebook.

​​​​​​​We were guests on the YouTube show of Michael Daniels and The topic was Facebook Basics, and making a Facebook group. If you’ve ever wondered about making your own group, that’s exactly what we did as part of this video.

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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 132 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
  • Can’t find what you want? ASK the Geeks
  • Learning Guides
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