July 2022 News: Google Photos storage, Fireworks photos, Google Photos Q&A, Blast from past

  July 2022 | Issue 179  | Archives
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What’s up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks
Chris has been a Product Expert for Google Photos since 2016. Each year, Google has a conference for all the product experts around the world. This year it was in New York City. Learn all about it by going to Twitter and searching for the hastag: #PES22. But, the most important thing to
know is that Chris received the Video Creator Award! They used a Superhero theme at the award ceremony, and she loves her blue cape!
For the month of June we were mostly home

Our neighborhood in South Florida is great for walking, especially when the Royal Poinciana are in bloom.
Classes
We did not deliver any classes in June, but you can see all classes from past months on our Classes page. We call it a “Class” when we deliver a 1-2 hour seminar to a group on a desired topic such as Using Google Photos, Editing Photos with Snapseed, and Map-making with Google My Maps. The web page for each class includes a slide show, several videos and
sometimes a written handout. If the class was delivered over Zoom, we also have the recording of the whole class. These classes are for our premium members.

In this newsletter:

As usual, we have an eclectic mix of smartphone and technology tips for you.
  1. Cloud storage for Google Photos costs less than you think
  2. Fun with fireworks photos
  3. Google Photos Q&A
  4. Blast from the past – tutorial video from 2007
We did 2 new episodes of our “What Does This Button Do?” YouTube show, in June:
Show Notes
If you’ve been missing our show notes, we have good news! Chris finally got caught up and the show notes are now ready for Episodes 233, 234, 235, and 236. Whew! If you don’t know about our show notes, here’s your article: If you like our YouTube show, you’ll love our show notes
Recent Tutorial Videos
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What’s coming up – Our Calendar June and July 2022
We’re back home for a while! It sure is nice to be back in our studio.
Regular schedule of shows and some presentations
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July
  • July 6 6:30pm ET Snapseed presentation via Zoom to STUG
  • July 10 2pm ET Episode 237 “What Does This Button Do?”
  • July 10 3pm ET Backstage Pass Zoom Meeting for Members Only
  • July 11 12noon ET Chris is a guest on TechForSenior
  • July 13 noon-2 Bitcoin and Blockchain for APCUG Webinar Wed
  • July 18 time tbd Google Photos Live “Ask Chris Anything”
  • July 24 2pm ET Episode 238 “What Does This Button Do?”
  • July 24 3pm ET Backstage Pass Zoom Meeting for Members Only
August
  • August 7 2pm ET Episode 237 “What Does This Button Do?”
  • August 7 3pm ET Backstage Pass Zoom Meeting for Members Only
  • August 15 time tbd Google Photos Live “Ask Chris Anything”
  • August 18 PCBUG Presentation on Google Photos over Zoom
  • August 21 2pm ET Episode 237 “What Does This Button Do?”
  • August 21 3pm ET Backstage Pass Zoom Meeting for Members Only
Stay safe. Wash your hands. Get boosted.

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. Photo Scanning
  2. Google Photos on Computer
  3. Uploading from an SD Card
  4. Freeing up Space on Google
  5. Google Photos too Small

Fun with Fireworks Photos

Fireworks animation
If you’re like me, you can’t resist taking photos of fireworks, even though my only camera is my phone. Here’s a couple ideas on fun ways to use those photos. In this article, we show you how to make an animation like that above, also how to turn your photo into artwork. Happy 4th of July!


Cloud storage for Google Photos costs less than you think


Our route in Sicily
Do both you and your spouse use Google Photos? Are you reaching your 15GB limit on storage? Did you know you could purchase just one plan upgrade – minimum $20/year – and share it? It’s called the Family Plan.

It’s easy, but it’s kind of hidden. This article and video will show you how.

Read the article


Google Photos Q&A, June 20
Chris answers 20+ questions in this YouTube Live-Stream, complete with demonstrations on computer, iPhone and Samsung, Android phones.

Blast from the Past: Tutorials from 15 years ago

We’re celebrating GeeksOnTour.com’s 15 year anniversary all year. And, here’s a tutorial video about Internet Explorer 7 from 2007. It’s fun to see these old screens and feel nostalgic! Many of the current browser tools started with IE7, so much of the teaching is still valid. Check it out.

First look at Internet Explorer 7 – tutorial video 050

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