January 2022 News: Streamyard, Bitcoin, Travel maps, and Google Photos book

  January 2022 | Issue 173  | Archives
What’s up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks


We hope you all had happy holidays.
We were home for the whole month of December. We celebrated the holidays with lots of friends and family. For Christmas, Jim and I gave each other the gift of travel! On January1 we will be going on a 3-week trip called “Route of the Maya” with Overseas Adventure Travel. All the planning is done for us. I still laid it out in Google My Maps. Click the link and you can see the map. We will add notes and
photos to the map when we’re there. If you are a Geeks on Tour member, you will get a link to our photo album so you can follow along with us day by day.
Classes in December
During the past month we presented a class over Zoom on using LastPass.  You can review the whole class at the link below. It will be public until February when it changes to members only.
In this newsletter:
As usual, we have an eclectic mix of smartphone and technology tips for you.
  1. Live streaming with Streamyard, it’s easier than you think.
  2. Our Travel map for 2021
  3. Video: Overview of Bitcoin and Blockchain
  4. Praise for our Google Photos book
  5. Sample videos: Long exposure photos on iPhone, Time Zones on Google Calendar

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What’s coming up – Our Calendar January 2022

We’re Presenting Online
Things are all online-only on our calendar this month.
January We’ll be out of the country most of January but we plan on going live on YouTube and Facebook during our travels.
Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, click on the bell for notifications, and Like us on Facebook.
We expect to do a Button Show January 30th with a recap of our trip.
  • Jan 30, 2pm ET- Episode 227 of What Does This Button Do?
  • Jan 30, 3pm ET Backstage Pass for Members Only Zoom meeting
Live YouTube Shows Sundays at 2pm Eastern time “The Button Show”
Also on our Facebook page
Be sure to subscribe and like the page
  • Feb 13, 2pm ET- Episode 228 of What Does This Button Do?
  • Feb 13, 3pm ET Backstage Pass for Members Only Zoom meeting
  • February 21 – 24 Riverside RV Resort 3 sessions
  • Feb 27, 2pm ET- Episode 229 of What Does This Button Do?
  • Feb 27, 3pm ET Backstage Pass for Members Only Zoom meeting
Stay safe. Wash your hands. Get vaccinated.

Ask the GeeksAsk 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. Dictating a message then have it typed out
  2. Cloud Storage and backup options
  3. HDMI wired and wireless
  4. Adding text to a photo
  5. Scanner no longer links to Google Photos

Live streaming with Streamyard, it’s easier than you think.

Have you ever taught a class or spoken up at a meeting about a topic of interest? Might you want to reach a bigger audience on that topic? How would you like to have an informal group of people who talk about that topic and broadcast their discussions to anyone else who is interested – anywhere in the world. And, you can do it for free!

Our Travel map for 2021

I add markers to this map all year long. Now that the year is over, I can consider our travel map complete. The red line is going out, westbound. The green line is coming home. Clicking on the map will take you to the original, interactive, MyMap. Then you can click on the markers to see more information and some

If you’re interested in making these maps for yourself, check out this article. It includes links to all our teaching material on Google MyMaps.

Praise for our Google Photos Book

We were so excited to get this email from Sue Hepler today. So I don’t have to tell you about how good my book is! You can listen to Sue!
 “I just received my new Google Photos book from you.  Came home, heated up a cup of soup, plopped down at the table and opened your book for the first time.  I just grabbed a chunk of pages at random and came to Chapter 5.  I read page 73 about archiving.  I’ve never used archive before because I didn’t really understand it and didn’t think I’d ever need it.  Now I think it is a MIRACLE!!!!
My biggest problem of scrolling through all our photos by date is the issue of seeing all the housewatch photos we take on a daily basis.  NOW (thanks to you) I know I just have to select them and hit archive.  I still have the photos if I should need them for future reference but I don’t have to scroll through them all to get to the one or two photos I took that I want for my blog or for personal use.
THANK YOU!!!!  If I hadn’t ordered your book, I would never have realized a simple solution to my ongoing problem (annoyance).
You remain WONDER WOMAN in my world.  I am a HUGE fan.
Sue Hepler”

Learn about Bitcoin and Blockchain

One of our motivations for visiting El Salvador specifically, is that they are using Bitcoin as legal currency and we’d like to see how it works. Here is a 20 minute excerpt from Episode 206 of our YouTube show.

Have you seen these tutorial videos?

Here is a sample of our tutorial videos.Apple Photos, soft waterfall effect

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