October 2022 News: Prisma, Word Processing, Backup or Sync, and more…

  October 2022 | Issue 182  | Archives
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What’s up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks
September was half travel, half home
The artwork above comes from a photo of the Blue Ridge mountains, then I used the Prisma app to create the artwork with one click. See the article about Prisma in this newsletter (just click the image above.)


We didn’t give any classes over Zoom during September, 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 may also have the recording of the whole class. These classes are for our
premium members, although we leave them open to the public for the first couple of weeks.

As usual, we have an eclectic mix of smartphone and technology tips for you.
  1. Embed YouTube video into Powerpoint
  2. What happened to Word Processing?
  3. Turn photos into artwork with Prisma
  4. Backup or Sync, what’s the difference?
  5. Google Photos Q&A: Ask Chris anything
  6. Blast from the past – a 2007 article about traveling with computers
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What’s coming up – Our Calendar October and November



  • What Does This Button Do? Episodes on chosen Sundays at 2pm Eastern
  • Google Photos Q&A on a chosen Monday

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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. Same Google Photo on Multiple Devices
  2. Reverse Chronological Order Posts in Blog
  3. Backing Up Quicken Each Month
  4. Picasa Photo Format
  5. Hotmail Question

Turn photos into artwork with Prisma

Prisma is a free app for both iOS and Android and it is just so much fun. Simply open the app, open a photo from the camera roll and then tap on one of the
artwork styles.

Backup or Sync, what’s the difference?

If you learned technology when the #1 lesson was Backup, Backup, Backup, it’s time to take another look at your
processes. Things have changed. Sync is the new backup, but the devil’s in the details. Be sure you will have what you need if disaster strikes.

Whatever happened to Word Processing?

One of the very first software programs I used on a personal computer was WordStar. I used it to write letters, articles, outlines, newsletters, class materials,
and more. Before computers, I had a typewriter. With WordStar, I could toss my old typewriter in favor of this new “Word Processor.” After WordStar came WordPerfect. I liked WordPerfect so much that I became a WordPerfect Certified Trainer. WordPerfect was my specialty from 1986 to about 1992 when I started teaching MS Word on Windows. See this 22 minute video of my 1988 “audition” to be an
advanced WordPerfect Instructor
at my computer training center, Computer Savvy.

Google Photos: Live Q&A 9/26/22

32 Questions asked and answered. See the chapter links to see each question.

Blast from past 2007 article: Traveling with Computers
2007 article living in an RV

An old article from our early years as fulltime RVers. We learned how to keep our computers comfortable on the road.

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