December 2020 News: Google Photos Free No More, Make a custom map from a photo

  December 2020 | Issue 160  | Archives
What’s Up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks?
We are Thankful for you!
To all of our newsletter subscribers and especially our premium members, Thank You! It is your curiosity and desire to learn that keeps us on our toes, and it is your financial support that makes possible. We miss seeing all of you in person this year as all our normal RV Rallies were cancelled due to the Pandemic, but we are thankful that online video meetings via Zoom have allowed us to stay in touch.

What Does This Button Do?

We added two new episodes to our YouTube “Button” shows in November.

Tutorial Videos – for members

What’s coming up – Our Calendar Nov/Dec 2020

We’re Presenting LIVE – online!
  • December 2, 10am – noon ET Google Photos Workshop $49. Must pre-register. Contact Us
  • December 9, 7pm ET: presentation for Sun City Center Computer Club “How to organize your photos” will be presented on their YouTube channel
  • December 11, 3pm – 5 ET Google Photos Workshop $49. Must pre-register. Contact Us
  • December 21 at 3pm ET  Google Photos Live Q&A streaming to Facebook and YouTube. Chris will demo and take questions.
Live YouTube Shows Sundays at 2pm Eastern time “The Button Show”
No shows in December – see you next year!Read Mor
Stay safe. Wash your hands. Wear a mask.

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. Connecting a Router to a MiFi
  2. Google Photos Map Info
  3. Loading a DVD to Google Photos
  4. Getting Google Photos Images to OneDrive

Google Photos Free Unlimited Storage is Ending

Google Photos has been known for offering free, unlimited cloud storage for all your photos and videos. With the billions of photos being uploaded to their service, it has become unsustainable for them to continue that policy. They have announced that, as of June 1, 2021 that policy comes to an end. However, all photos and videos already uploaded in High Quality will remain free, it’s just the
new uploads that will be subject to the new fees.

Making a custom map with Google My Maps

This video is about making a custom map using Google My Maps. What if the spots you want on the map are out in the ocean? Or in the middle of the desert? How do you get the coordinates to add them to your map? Take a photo! This video will explain. See Episode 185 of our Button Show for more info on how to make maps.How Do I Make a Custom Map Using GPS? Tutorial Video 612
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