Jan 2020 Newsletter: Google Maps for Food, Google Photos updates, Decade of Geeks

Geeks on Tour

January 2020 | Issue 149  | Archives

What’s Up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks?

Denver airport for Google Product Experts Conference

Happy New Year everybody. And, Happy New Decade! The 2010s saw the smartphone transform our world – what’s next?! 5g, IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence, and virtual reality, promise to be even more transformative. Hold on to your hats.

The photo above is at home having a rare New Year’s Eve party. Thanks to our friends who helped us make this decade changer a memorable one. No, we didn’t make them stay till midnight, we followed the countdown from Rio de Janeiro and made midnight be 9pm our time! See our December Google Photos album for lots more pictures.

Now we’re home for the holidays. We wish all the best of the season for you and your families as well.

What Does This Button Do?

We delivered two of our YouTube “Button” shows this month:

We also posted lots of new short, tutorial videos:


What’s coming up – Our Calendar

Back at it for the New Year. Everything is in Florida. We’ll be visiting the Tampa RV Show, too. It’s always entertaining and we see a lot of our friends.


Ask the Geeks

Ask the Geeks Q&A forum.

Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today! Here are some recent discussions:

  1. Fixing Not Red-eye, but White-eye
  2. Printing from Google Photos
  3. Albums
  4. Signing in to MyMaps
  5. Make iPhone Ring Longer


Try Google Maps for Restaurant Delivery

Restaurant Delivery by Google Maps

You’ve probably heard of DoorDash, or Uber Eats? Well, there’s another one called Postmates. And then there’s Google Maps, where Restaurant listings may connect with any of the delivery services.

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Lots of Google Photos updates in 2019

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We keep up with them all! And, we’ve written them up in one place for you to read:

  • Snapseed has moved
  • Account and backup status has moved
  • Manual Face Tagging
  • Pick a frame from a Live or Motion photo
  • Google Drive no longer syncs with Google Photos
  • Get prints made straight from the app
  • Photo Frames
  • Markup and Text on photos
  • Crop Document
  • Edit movies on computer

and MORE!

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Decade of the Geeks

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It’s hard to believe that it was only 10 years ago that we bought our first smartphones. Now we’ve taught 183 episodes on how to use them!

On the other hand, it seems SO long ago that we were teaching Picasa. That was our most popular topic EVER – with a live audience of over 700 people. That all ended when Google Photos was released in 2015 – and we jumped right on that bandwagon. Cloud-based storage is definitely the way to go!

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