November 2023 News: Instant Photo Sharing, Make a phone call from a photo, Google Maps for Public Transportation


  November 2023 / Issue 195  / Archives

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What’s up with Jim and Chris – the Geeks

What a month! After traveling up the east coast to New Jersey and attending Jim’s 52d High School Reunion, we flew to London for Chris to attend the Google Product Experts Summit. After the Summit, we stayed in London another week to sightsee. Then, back across the pond and back in our RV to
head south. We’re still not quite home yet.


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 had no classes in October

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
  • Using Google Maps for Public Transit Directions
  • Sending a photo directly from an Android phone to another using “Nearby Share.”
  • Google Photos can make a phone call from a photo of a business card

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You can schedule a 30 minute one-on-one zoom meeting with Chris (Mrs. Geek) Click here and check it out.

What’s coming up – Our Calendar November and December

We have online classes.

Chris has a great Podcast, Fun With

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
  • November 12  Episode 265
  • November 26 Episode 266
  • Members Only Backstage Zoom after the shows
  • November 16th at 5 pm ET Naples PCBUG Presentation – “Hodgepodge of Tech Tips”
    via Zoom
  • November 5th and 19th Fun With Photos Podcast at 2 pm ET
  •  Tech For Senior’s Selected
    Mondays at Noon ET “Fun With Photos”


  • “What Does This Button Do?” 2 pm ET Sunday Live on YouTube
    • December 10 Episode 267
    • December 17  Episode 268
    • Members Only Backstage Zoom
      after the shows
  • December 3rd and 24th – Fun With Photos Podcast at 2pm ET
  •  Tech For Senior’s Selected Mondays at Noon ET “Fun With Photos”

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Using Google Maps for Public Transit Directions

You do NOT want to drive in London! There are plenty of “Tube” stations and buses to get you anywhere you want to go … IF you know how.

Google Maps is our GoTo app for navigating everywhere else – when in London we learned how good it was for navigating Public Transportation.

Google Maps Live View helps us SO much when walking around in unfamiliar cities.

"Live View" makes sure we know where to turn in London

Google Photos can make a phone call from a photo of a business card.

It’s magic! If you have a photo of business card, you can view it in Google Photos, tap a button, tap the phone number, and make a call!

Sending a photo directly from one Android to another with “Nearby Share.”

People with iPhones have had the ability to “Airdrop” photos amongst themselves for a long time. They think nothing of simply saying, “will you airdrop that photo to me?” When the sender complies, the photo magically appears in the receiver’s camera roll. Easy-peasy.

Android users have the same functionality, and it is now just as easy as airdrop. It’s called “Nearby Share.”

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