February 2023 News: Travelers – Download these, ChatGPT, Share photos with Link and more

  February 2023 / Issue 186  / Archives
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What’s up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks

Sun sets on 2022

A marvelous bird is the Pelican …

January

The photo above comes from a Miami boat ride we took in January with Pelican Harbor. Pelican Harbor was a favorite charity of Chris’ Mom that she is continuing in her Mom’s memory. Also because we love Pelicans and memorized this poem about them from childhood:

A marvelous bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak enough food for a week!
And I don’t know how the hellican?”

February – We are leaving soon for a scuba diving trip to Indonesia. We will be gone until the second week of March. If you’d like to follow us by our photos, you can
join our Google Photos album: 2023 Indonesia Diving. You may not hear from us for the 10 days we are on the dive boat as we do not expect any way to connect to
the Internet during that time.

We did 2 of our Sunday Live “What Does This Button Do?” shows:


In this newsletter:

As usual, we have an eclectic mix of smartphone and technology tips for you.
  • Travelers – download these things before you leave
  • How Google Photos Syncs your edits and deletions
  • Best way to share photos – with a link
  • ChatGPT – did you know that artificial intelligence can write a poem?
  • Video – remove object from a photo

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What’s coming up – Our Calendar February and March
The Geeks are on tour most of February and into March.

We’ll try to go live from Indonesia but expect Internet connectivity to be sparse.

February

  • “What Does This Button Do?”
  • Feb 5: Episode 251 2pm ET
  • Feb 8 1:30 – 2:00pm Mesa Regal TUG – Google Photos presentation
  • Rest of February and part of March we will be in Indonesia, a lot of it underwater.

March

  • “What Does This Button Do?”
  • Mar : Episode 252
  • Welcome back from Indonesia
  • Mar 20 Valencia Reserve Computer Club Google Photos Presentation?

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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. Resize Video
  2. How to manage HEIC file format and Picasa
  3. iPhone/Apple Photos vs Google Photos
  4. IPhone cutting off

The best way to share photos – with a link


Recently we did our show on the multitude of ways to share photos using Google Photos. See Episode 247 here. This article is to reiterate that the best way to share is by using a link. There are 3 benefits to sharing with a link:
  • Anyone with the link can view the photo(s)
  • It doesn’t take up any space, it’s just a link
  • If you share an album, and they ‘join’ the album, they’ll see future additions

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Travelers – download these things before you leave: maps, languages, books, movies.



If you travel, you’re bound to find yourself without an Internet connection occasionally. To keep your phone useful, you can download maps, languages, books and movies so they work even offline. This article tells you how.

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A Poem Written by Artificial Intelligence – ChatGPT

Have you heard of ChatGPT? It’s artificial intelligence that we can use for free. We asked it to write a poem about Geeks on Tour.

Click here to read the poem


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