October 2023 News: Trip Planning with RVParky, Apple iCloud Photos vs Google Photos, A.I. and more…


October 2023 / Issue 194  / Archives

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What’s up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks

After a few weeks at home, we started on our next adventure. A road trip in our sweet Roadtrek camper van. The photo above is from Charleston, SC. It’s James Island County park and they have a shuttle that took us in to Charleston where we took a ferry tour out to Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter is the location of the
beginning of the civil war. We love learning history where it happened. See our photo album here.


You can see all classes from past months on our Classes page. If you’re interested in having us present to your group, contact us here. We did one Google Photos open Q&A during September.

We did 1of our Sunday Live “What Does This Button Do?” shows: and 1 “Fun with Photos”

In this newsletter:
As usual, we have an eclectic mix of smartphone and technology tips for you.
  • Quick Tip: find your phone with your watch
  • Our favorite road trip planner is RVParky, what’s yours?
  • Apple iCloud Photos vs Google Photos
  • Video: How to ask questions of AI chatbots
Recent Tutorial Videos

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What’s coming up – Our Calendar October and November

The Geeks are really on tour this month!

We have online classes.

Chris has a new Podcast, Fun With Photos!

The videos will premier on Tech For Senior’s Mondays at Noon ET

View the Geeks' online Calendar

Let us know if you would like a Zoom presentation for your group.


  • “What Does This Button Do?” 2 pm ET Sunday Live on YouTube
    • October 1 Episode 264
    • October 22 Live from the UK Episode 265
    • Members Only Backstage Zoom after the shows
  • October 2nd and 16th – Fun With Photos Podcast at 2pm ET
  •  Tech For
    Selected Mondays at Noon ET “Fun With Photos”


  • “What Does This Button Do?” 2 pm ET Sunday Live on YouTube
    • November 5  Episode 266
    • November 19 Episode 267
    • Members Only Backstage Zoom after the shows
  • November 12 and 26 Fun With Photos Podcast at 2 pm
  •  Tech For Senior’s Selected Mondays at Noon ET “Fun With Photos”

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Ask the Geeks

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. Album Not Showing up on
  2. Deleting Duplicate Videos
  3. Google Photos on Computer
  4. Access Photos in Archive
Quick Tip: Use your watch to find your lost phone.

If you have a watch that is connected to your phone, you no longer have to say “Honey can you call my phone?” Just let your watch do it for you.

Open the Apps on the phone and tap the “Find my phone” app.

Read the article here

You’re heard of Artificial Intelligence – A.I. Chatbots. Have you ever used one? Here’s how.

How to Ask Questions of AI Chatbots Tutorial Video 799

Our favorite road trip planner is RVParky, what’s yours?

We are on the road this month … and also traveling to London. We need to know the plan. Where do we need to go and when will we be there?

Google Maps cannot do this, you need specific trip planning tools. Our favorite is RVParky.com

In addition to a list view and a map view (like shown here) RVParky also has a calendar view. It is so easy to look up and tell our friends, “we plan to be there on Monday October 30.” All we need to do is look at the calendar view in RVParky.

Read the article to learn more about how we use RVParky as we travel. And let us know your favorite trip planning tools.

Google Photos vs. Apple’s iCloud Photo Library

At first glance, Apple’s iCloud Photo Library and Google Photos appear very similar. They both can collect all your photos and put them in one library in the cloud.

But, there is a huge difference in the way they each work:

  • Google Photos is a
    cloud-based photo management system
  • Apple’s iCloud Photos is a synchronization tool to keep the photos in sync on all your Apple devices.

Read the article to learn more and decide which one is right for you.

Join us on a Hawaii Cruise – January 2024

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