February 2020 | Issue 150 | Archives
What’s Up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks?
This January we actually went camping! We attended a Roadtrek group rally just for the fun of it. See our January Google Photos album for lots more pictures. We also presented seminars at the Discovery Owner’s rally at Lazy Days in Tampa.
What Does This Button Do?
We added two new episodes to our YouTube “Button” shows this month:
What’s coming up – Our Calendar
We’ve had a busy January and February.
The only thing left this month as we send this newsletter is the big RVillage Rally up in Live Oak, FL. We have some personal dive trips planned, though.
- Feb 4-7 Riverside RV Resort in Arcadia, FL
- Feb 12-16 RVillage Rally Spirit of the Road 2020
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:
- Facebook Collage Pictures
- Get a texted picture to Google Photos
- Making a Thumbnail sized Photo
- Navigating to a Photo
- Clickfree Backup?
Using Google Lens to identify items in a photo
When you open any photo in Google Photos, you will see a button at the bottom meant to look like a camera lens. That is Google Lens and it is amazing. Open any photo, using Google Photos, and tap that button – it will analyze the current photo and tell you all sorts of things! Identify flowers, birds, insects. Translate and copy text, scan QR codes, identify products and give you links to buy them. And much more.
We’ll see you at the RVillage Rally
This week, from Feb 12-16, we will be in Live Oak, Florida for the RVillage rally.
If you’ll be attending, please come visit us in the Vendor Village – we will be offering free half-hour Smartphone Help Desk sessions.
We are also presenting 2 seminars:
MAPS AND APPS FOR RV TRIP PLANNING WITH GEEKS ON TOUR
Thurs. 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Music Hall
Jim and Chris, of GeeksOnTour.com have been RVing since 2003, mostly full time. They will share their current list of the most useful apps and maps including step-by-step demos of how they plan their trips.
GOOGLE PHOTOS: WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE PICTURES
Sat. 2:45pm – 3:45pm / Music Hall
You will learn how to privately store your thousands of smartphone photos, and videos, for free, with Google Photos. You can find any photo from your past just by searching: “kayaking in La Jolla” or “alligators in Okefenokee”. Taught by Chris Guld – a Platinum level Google Product Expert.
Geeks on Tour offer Live Remote Seminars using Zoom.us
As we travel the country, we’ve presented seminars from Southern California to upstate New York, and all points in between. But, what if your California group wants us to present a seminar and we happen to be in Florida at that time? That’s when we use an online meeting software called Zoom. It allows the audience to see and hear us and we can see and hear the audience. We can display slides as well as demonstrate on our smartphones. In some ways, it can be even better than being there in person.
Step by Step course to learn photo editing with Snapseed
You may have heard about the free app called Snapseed and how it can improve your photos. You want to learn how to do it, but you don’t know where to start. We now have a standalone course on Snapseed.
The course will take you about an hour or two and it costs $30. If you are a GeeksOnTour.com premium member, you get the courses free.
Read all about it at GeeksOnTour.com/School.
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Hi guys I enjoyed your seminar at the rvillage rally and could not find you before we had to pack up and leave to get a copy of the notes that you had on your lecture about googlephotos. is there any way you can send me a digital version of this. I’m the ex-navy seal that you spoke to after your program and I really enjoy learning about all the things that you can do with GooglePhotos and GoogkeMaps. Thanks.
All of our seminar handouts are available on our website at https://GeeksOnTour.com/seminars
Thanks for the compliments!