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Mar 2019 Newsletter: Excel without Excel, Photo Descriptions, Don’t Delete Photos

 

Monthly Issue #138 March, 2019
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Geeks on Tour is member supported. This FREE newsletter is made possible by our paid (Premium) members.  Member benefits include access to over 500 tutorial videos, asking questions on ‘Ask the Geeks’ forum, Show Notes for our weekly show, “What Does This Button Do?” and all our eBooks including Mrs Geek’s Guide to Google Photos. Already a member? THANK YOU! 

  

Geeks in February

Jim and I are dwarfed on top of a giant rock in an area known as Castle Hill in the South Island of New Zealand. For all of February we were traveling in New Zealand mostly in a rented camper van but we also took train and bus tours and stayed in hostels, airBnBs and Hotels. Check out our photo album photo album for Australia/New Zealand. And our personal travel Blog for the rest of the story.

We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our weekly class, What Does This Button Do? Although we didn’t do any live shows this month, we still send out a weekly tech lesson via email. If you’re subscribed to this newsletter, you should have received:

By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Photo Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, navigate, and remember your life’s events.  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning.

 

 

Calendar

Every Wednesday “What Does This Button Do?”

We send out a link to a technology lesson, usually an episode of our Button Show which is recorded in a live stream.

Upcoming Appearances

Here’s our speaking request form if you’d like to have us speak to your group.

March 2019

April 2019

  • 4/2 Sarasota Technology Club 6pm Smartphone Photography
  • 4/17 Cascade Lakes in Boynton Beach, FL 7:30pm Smartphones-What Does This Button Do?
  • 4/29-5/5 SKP ACRE in Pine Mountain, GA

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for notifications of Live Streams from Geeks On Tour! Be sure to click the little bell to confirm delivery of notifications.

Like our Facebook Page for notifications to see us Live whenever we like.

See our Calendar

 

  

Ask the Geeks, Q&A forum

Here are some of the topics that have been discussed recently. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today!

  1. Gmail sending mail problems
  2. Multiple Facebook accounts
  3. Blogger tables for Google Photos Albums
  4. Picasa Duplicate photos
  5. Best way to create a Presentation

If you are a member, ask a question! Go to GeeksOnTour.com then click the Q&A menu. Make sure you are logged in (there’s a form on the Q&A page), select a category (Photos, Maps, Blogs, Other) then click Add Topic. When finished scroll down to Submit Topic.

  

 

How to make an Excel spreadsheet without Excel – or any software

Maybe you just don’t need to make spreadsheets anymore so you don’t own the software, or maybe you’re on a trip away from your computer. What do you do when you have a need to make just one spreadsheet? It’s easy. It’s free, 

Read the article to find out

  

Photo Descriptions

Isn’t it great when you’re looking at old family photos and you find notes written on the back that describe what’s in the photo? Did you know that you can do the same thing with Google Photos? 

Read More

  

Don’t waste time deleting photos.

So many times I hear people saying, “I took so many photos on our vacation, I’m never going to get the time to organize them. I have to sit down and do some serious deleting.”

If you use Google Photos, you don’t need to delete them. Just spend a little bit of time picking your best ones and add to an album. On our New Zealand trip, we took nearly one hundred photos on one day alone – the day we visited Hobbiton movie set. 

Read More

  

That’s all for now. We hope you learned something. Your next issue will be next month. Any questions, please visit our forum. If you like this newsletter, please forward it on to your friends! If you received this issue forwarded by a friend you can subscribe to get your own copy delivered to your in box – it’s free. You can also visit the archives of past newsletters

Dec 2018 Newsletter: Trimming Video, Traffic on Maps, Color Pop in Google Photos, Sharing your Location

Geeks on Tour

Monthly Issue #135 December, 2018
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Geeks on Tour is member supported. This FREE newsletter is made possible by our paid (Premium) members.  Member benefits include access to over 500 tutorial videos, asking questions on ‘Ask the Geeks’ forum, Show Notes for our weekly show, “What Does This Button Do?” and all our eBooks including Mrs Geek’s Guide to Google Photos.
Join today
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Geeks in November

Morro Rock at sunset

On November 1, we were home, but then Chris flew to California for the Google Product Experts Summit. She took advantage of the free flight from Google to take a few extra days and visit Morro Bay, and her old friend, Liz. Chris lived in Morro Bay and practiced law with Liz in 1981-83.

Check out our photo album photo album for November for more pics.

If you want to hear more about the Google Product Expert Summit, check out Michael Daniel’s YouTube video. I joined Michael, who is also a Google Product Expert, and we spent about an hour chatting and sharing photos about the event. ​​​

Also see our Map and our Blog for the rest of the story.

We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our weekly class, What Does This Button Do?

  • Episode 156: How to use a smartphone to scan documents and create .pdf files

By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, navigate, and remember your life’s events.  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning. ​​​​​​​


Happy Holidays Everybody

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Click for video with sound


December Calendar

Every Wednesday “What Does This Button Do?”

We record them in a live stream, normally on Sundays at 2pm at our local time.

When we’re not doing our live show, we’ll post an encore episode.

Thursday is “Gabbing With the Geeks” on Facebook Live to answer questions from viewers and discuss anything. 5pm our local time.

We’re Still in South Florida. We are working on the website and videos.

We have a couple of online seminars on the calendar but only one live appearance. Holidays are upon us.

Here’s our speaking request form if you’d like to have us speak to your group.

​​​Upcoming Appearances

December 2018

  • 12/13 Platina Computer Club in Boynton Beach, FL

We’re clearing our calendar to take a trip to
Australia and New Zealand for part of January and
all of February. Stay tuned for photos!

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for notifications of Live Streams from Geeks On Tour! Be sure to click the little bell to confirm delivery of notifications.

Like our Facebook Page for notifications to see us Live whenever we like.

See our Calendar


“Ask the Geeks” Q&A Forum

Here are some of the topics that have been discussed recently. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today!

  1. Picasa Albums and Google Photos Albums
  2. Google Drive Data Connection
  3. Lost Windows Password
  4. Facebook Messenger
  5. Deleting Files on Phone

If you are a member, ask a question! Go to GeeksOnTour.com then click the Q&A menu. Make sure you are logged in (there’s a form on the Q&A page), select a category (Photos, Maps, Blogs, Other) then click Add Topic. When finished scroll down to Submit Topic.


Traffic on Google Maps or Waze

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Both Waze and Google maps can give you turn-by-turn voice directed navigation.

Waze also adds real-time crowdsourced road information including traffic, road hazards and police locations.

I’ve had people tell me that they prefer Waze to Google Maps because Waze gives information about traffic.

Hey! So does Google Maps.

Read the article here

Read More

 


How to use Depth Editor and Color Pop in Google Photos

Color Pop

Have you ever wished you could make a photo of a flower, or a person, really stand out – with the main subject in color and the rest in black and white?

Now you can!

It’s called Color Pop, and it is a new feature from our friends at Google Photos. It was announced along with Live Albums on Google’s product blog on October 9, 2018. At the time it was only available on the Pixel phone, but it has arrived on the iPhone now as well.

Read More


How to trim your videos on your phone

Trimming videos

You don’t want to miss a second of your granddaughter’s graduation ceremony, so you start the video camera rolling as she’s walking up to the stage. Now you wish you hadn’t done that! Nobody wants to watch the 3 minutes of her walking, they just want to see her step onto the stage and get her diploma.

Learn how you can accomplish this, right on your phone, by reading this short article.

Read More


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How to share your location with Google Maps

Sharing location with Google Maps

With these smartphone/GPS devices in our pockets all the time, there are now many different ways to share your location. Apple has the “Find my friends” app, Facebook messenger (and many other texting apps) have a button to “Send Location.” If you’re like me and my husband, we like to make it easy and just let each other know where we are at all times. It’s easy with Google Maps.

Maybe you’re a fulltime RVer with kids who worry about you a lot. Rather than calling them every day, you could let them see your position on a map that they could look at as often as they like.

You should still call once in a while, OK?

It’s easy to set this up …

Read More

Click here for more Articles by Geeks on Tour

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That’s all for now. We hope you learned something. Your next issue will be next month. Any questions, please visit our forum. If you like this newsletter, please forward it on to your friends! If you received this issue forwarded by a friend you can subscribe to get your own copy delivered to your in box – it’s free. You can also visit the archives of past newsletters,

Happy Computing!

Geeks on Tour

Sincerely,

Geeks on Tour

jimandchris@geeksontour.com

Dec 2018 Newsletter: Trimming Video, Traffic on Maps, Color Pop in Google Photos, Sharing your Location

Geeks on Tour

Monthly Issue #135 December, 2018                                                
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See our Google Reviews here — Geeks on Tour is member supported. This FREE newsletter is made possible by our paid (Premium) members.  Member benefits include access to over 500 tutorial videos, asking questions on ‘Ask the Geeks’ forum, Show Notes for our weekly show, “What Does This Button Do?” and all our eBooks including Mrs Geek’s Guide to Google Photos.
Join today
Already a member? THANK YOU! 

Members: Click Here for all Premium Content


Geeks in November

Morro Rock at sunset

On November 1, we were home, but then Chris flew to California for the Google Product Experts Summit. She took advantage of the free flight from Google to take a few extra days and visit Morro Bay, and her old friend, Liz. Chris lived in Morro Bay and practiced law with Liz in 1981-83.

Check out our photo album photo album for November for more pics.

If you want to hear more about the Google Product Expert Summit, check out Michael Daniel’s YouTube video. I joined Michael, who is also a Google Product Expert, and we spent about an hour chatting and sharing photos about the event. ​​​

Also see our Map and our Blog for the rest of the story.

We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our weekly class, What Does This Button Do?

  • Episode 156: How to use a smartphone to scan documents and create .pdf files

By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, navigate, and remember your life’s events.  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning. ​​​​​​​


Happy Holidays Everybody

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Click for video with sound


December Calendar

Every Wednesday “What Does This Button Do?”

We record them in a live stream, normally on Sundays at 2pm at our local time.

When we’re not doing our live show, we’ll post an encore episode.

Thursday is “Gabbing With the Geeks” on Facebook Live to answer questions from viewers and discuss anything. 5pm our local time.

We’re Still in South Florida. We are working on the website and videos.

We have a couple of online seminars on the calendar but only one live appearance. Holidays are upon us.

Here’s our speaking request form if you’d like to have us speak to your group.

    ​​​Upcoming Appearances

    December 2018

    • 12/13 Platina Computer Club in Boynton Beach, FL

    We’re clearing our calendar to take a trip to
    Australia and New Zealand for part of January and
    all of February. Stay tuned for photos!

    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for notifications of Live Streams from Geeks On Tour! Be sure to click the little bell to confirm delivery of notifications.

    Like our Facebook Page for notifications to see us Live whenever we like.

    See our Calendar


    “Ask the Geeks” Q&A Forum

    Here are some of the topics that have been discussed recently. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today!

    1. Picasa Albums and Google Photos Albums
    2. Google Drive Data Connection
    3. Lost Windows Password
    4. Facebook Messenger
    5. Deleting Files on Phone

    If you are a member, ask a question! Go to GeeksOnTour.com then click the Q&A menu. Make sure you are logged in (there’s a form on the Q&A page), select a category (Photos, Maps, Blogs, Other) then click Add Topic. When finished scroll down to Submit Topic.


    Traffic on Google Maps or Waze

    Image

    Both Waze and Google maps can give you turn-by-turn voice directed navigation.

    Waze also adds real-time crowdsourced road information including traffic, road hazards and police locations.

    I’ve had people tell me that they prefer Waze to Google Maps because Waze gives information about traffic.

    Hey! So does Google Maps.

    Read the article here

    Read More


    How to use Depth Editor and Color Pop in Google Photos

    Color Pop

    Have you ever wished you could make a photo of a flower, or a person, really stand out – with the main subject in color and the rest in black and white?

    Now you can!

    It’s called Color Pop, and it is a new feature from our friends at Google Photos. It was announced along with Live Albums on Google’s product blog on October 9, 2018. At the time it was only available on the Pixel phone, but it has arrived on the iPhone now as well.

    Read More


    How to trim your videos on your phone

    Trimming videos

    You don’t want to miss a second of your granddaughter’s graduation ceremony, so you start the video camera rolling as she’s walking up to the stage. Now you wish you hadn’t done that! Nobody wants to watch the 3 minutes of her walking, they just want to see her step onto the stage and get her diploma.

    Learn how you can accomplish this, right on your phone, by reading this short article.

    Read More


    Leave us a Review

    Leave a review for Geeks on Tour

    Have you learned something from Geeks on Tour?

    If so, we’d love to get a review from you. Click on this link


    How to share your location with Google Maps

    Sharing location with Google Maps

    With these smartphone/GPS devices in our pockets all the time, there are now many different ways to share your location. Apple has the “Find my friends” app, Facebook messenger (and many other texting apps) have a button to “Send Location.” If you’re like me and my husband, we like to make it easy and just let each other know where we are at all times. It’s easy with Google Maps.

    Maybe you’re a fulltime RVer with kids who worry about you a lot. Rather than calling them every day, you could let them see your position on a map that they could look at as often as they like.

    You should still call once in a while, OK?

    It’s easy to set this up …

    Read More

    Click here for more Articles by Geeks on Tour

    Join Geeks on Tour!

    That’s all for now. We hope you learned something. Your next issue will be next month. Any questions, please visit our forum. If you like this newsletter, please forward it on to your friends! If you received this issue forwarded by a friend you can subscribe to get your own copy delivered to your in box – it’s free. You can also visit the archives of past newsletters,

    Happy Computing!

    Geeks on Tour

    Sincerely,

    Geeks on Tour

    jimandchris@geeksontour.com

    Oct 2018 Newsletter: Facebook safety, Google Photos 4 business cards, Magnetic Mounts

    Geeks on Tour

    Monthly Issue #133 October, 2018
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    — Geeks on Tour is member supported. This FREE newsletter is made possible by our paid (Premium) members.  Member benefits include access to over 500 tutorial videos, asking questions on ‘Ask the Geeks’ forum, Show Notes for our weekly show, “What Does This Button Do?” and all our eBooks including Mrs Geek’s Guide to Google Photos.

    Geeks in September

    Museum of Appalachia, Rocky Top, Tennessee

    September started in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where we were surprised to discover a wonderful aquarium.  We were headed to Goshen, Indiana for the Discovery Owners rally. We stopped along the way in Springfield, Illinois – staying in the exact same site we had a couple months ago at the fairgrounds. Weird.

    After that rally, we headed south to the next rally – The RV Travel Club – in Sevierville, TN. Along the way we stayed at a very nice park in Rocky Top, Tennessee – really! And, we visited the museum of Appalachia – that is pictured above. See our photo album for September for the results. That’s it for September – still at the RV Travel Club rally.

    ​​Also see our Map and our Blog for the rest of the story.

    We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our weekly class, What Does This Button Do?

    • Episode 152: International Trip Planning
    • Episode 153: Our favorite smartphone apps with guests Eric and Tami of TechnoRV.com

    ​​​​​​​By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, preserve, and share your travels (or your life.)  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go toGeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning. ​​​​​​​


    October – November Calendar

    Every Wednesday “What Does This Button Do?”

    We record them in a live stream, normally on Sundays at 2pm at our local time.

    When we’re not doing our live show, we’ll post an encore episode.

    Thursday is “Gabbing With the Geeks” on Facebook Live to answer questions from viewers and discuss anything. 5pm our local time.

    We’re in Sevierville, TN. We presented three seminars last week for The RV Travel Club Rally. Plus Chris did several one-on-ones.

    Here’s our speaking request form if you’d like to have us speak to your group.

    ​​​Upcoming Appearances

    October 2018

    November 2018

    • 11/1 – 11-7 Chris will be at Google in California for a conference
    • 11/8 7pm Valencia Falls Business Panel. Delray Beach, FL
    • 11/19 7pm Bellagio  Boynton Beach, FL
    • 11/26 Valencia Reserve Presentation (not confirmed)

    ​​​​​​​Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for notifications of Live Streams from Geeks On Tour! Be sure to click the little bell to confirm delivery of notifications.

    Like our Facebook Page for notifications to see us Live whenever we like.

    See our Calendar


    “Ask the Geeks” Q&A Forum

    Here are some of the topics that have been discussed recently. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today!

    1. Google Photos Not Converting to High Quality
    2. Backup and Sync Not Working Fully
    3. Google Photos filling Google Drive
    4. Putting Google Photos in a Facebook Group
    5. Pinning Comments in YouTube

    If you are a member, ask a question! Go to GeeksOnTour.com then click the Q&A menu. Make sure you are logged in (there’s a form on the Q&A page), select a category (Photos, Maps, Blogs, Other) then click Add Topic. When finished scroll down to Submit Topic.


    How to keep your Facebook account safe

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    I wrote this article over four years ago, but with Facebook, everything old is new again. I have reviewed and updated all the information. The scam that is going around today is that you’ve been “hacked” because your friends are getting new friend requests from you. They aren’t. Don’t copy and paste that rumor, it’s just meaningless graffiti that someone else copied and pasted.

    However, we think this should prompt you into checking your privacy settings. It is quite easy to prevent the “friend request hack” from ever happening just by making your friend list private. This article tells you how. Plus more general privacy and security settings.

    Read More


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

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    For years, I’ve wanted a simple system for storing business cards people give me along my travels. The operative word is simple! Sometimes they’re important, like my insurance agent’s card, and sometimes it’s just friendly, like the camper next door who tells us to stop by if we ever pass near their home. Sometimes it’s just a scrap of paper with a name and phone number written on it!

    I think the answer is a Google Photos album for business card photos.

    Read the article and let me know if you agree.

    Read More


    Mounting phones and tablets to your dashboard

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    This is how we mount our devices on the dash as we travel. One phone and one tablet are always navigating.

    Read More


    Smartphone Help Desk – One on One Teaching

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    If you’ve attended a rally where Geeks on Tour were presenting, you may have seen Chris (aka Mrs. Geek) sitting with someone and teaching them about their smartphone.

    Sometimes the questions are easy like: how to use their fingerprint reader, how to adjust their screen timeout setting, how to install my favorite app: Google Photos, or how to use the keyboard to type word by word – called swiping or gliding.

    Sometimes the questions are hard, like: why does my iPad not automatically connect to the data on my iPhone like it’s supposed to? or How do I get back in to my original Facebook account when I forgot the password and mistakenly created another account?

    Read More


    Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos now available on Amazon.

    Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos

    Read More and Buy Now


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    Happy Computing!

    The Geeks on Tour website is an online learning library for Travelers who want to learn to use their computers and mobile devices for managing digital photos, making blogs, using maps and other online resources. Anyone can get our free weekly tech lesson, read articles on our Computer Tips for Travelers Blog, sign up for our free newsletter. A small fee makes you a ‘member‘ and you can then ask us anything on our Q&A page, view any of our 500+ video tutorials on these subjects in our Learning LIbrary, and get written notes and eBooks of our lessons.

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    September 2018 Newsletter: Trip Planning, Group Photo Albums, Google Photos Sort Order

    Monthly Issue #132 September, 2018
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      — Geeks on Tour is member supported. This FREE newsletter is made possible by our paid (Premium) members.  Member benefits include access to over 500 tutorial videos, asking questions on ‘Ask the Geeks’ forum, Show Notes for our weekly show, “What Does This Button Do?” and all our eBooks including Mrs Geek’s Guide to Google Photos.
    ​​​​​​​Join today
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    Geeks in August

    August was different for us, we had several weeks of wandering and discovery with nothing on our schedule. And, it just so happened that we were in one of the most beautiful areas of the country – Colorado. We took advantage of the Roadtrippers app to find cool things to do. See ourphoto album for August for the results. We ended the month at the Safari 30th Anniversary RV Rally in Shawnee, OK and really enjoyed being back at work!
     ​​​​​​​
    Also see our Map and our Blog for the rest of the story.
    We always continue to learn about technology! And, we share it with you on our weekly class, What Does This Button Do?  
    • Episode 149: Internet and Battery when you’re off-grid
    • Episode 150: Google Photos for Video Editing
    • Episode 151: Trip Planning with Roadtrippers, RVParky, Google My Maps and more
    By the way, our pictures, Blogs, Web Albums, maps, and videos are all examples of what we teach.  You can learn how to plan, preserve, and share your travels (or your life.)  It makes the experience that much more enjoyable to get creative and share pictures, maps, stories, and movies with friends and family. Check out our Learning Library of Tutorial Videos, just go to GeeksOnTour.com and click the menu for Tutorials. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members-only content to whet your appetite for learning. ​​​​​​​

    Sept-Oct Calendar

    Every Wednesday  “What Does This Button Do?” 
    We record them in a live stream, normally on Sundays at 2pm at our local time.
    When we’re not doing our live show, we’ll post an encore episode.
    Thursday is “Gabbing With the Geeks” on Facebook Live to answer questions from viewers and discuss anything. 5pm our local time.
    We’re in Tulsa as I write this on Labor Day. We had a good time with the Safari Owner’s group last week.
    Here’s our speaking request form if you’d like to have us speak to your group.
    ​​​Upcoming Rallies
    September 2018
    October 2018
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for notifications of Live Streams from Geeks On Tour! Be sure to click the little bell to confirm delivery of notifications.
    ​​​​​​​Like our Facebook Page for notifications to see us Live whenever we like.
    See our Calendar

    Here are some of the topics that have been discussed recently. Anyone can read the forum, only members can ask questions. This is a valuable benefit of membership. Join Today!

    1. Quik and Google Photos
    2. Snapseed Change or Bug?
    3. How to Backup Google Photos to an External Hard Drive
    4. Share a Smartphone or Tablet
    5. Loss of WORKGROUPS in Windows 10
    If you are a member, ask a question! Go to GeeksOnTour.com then click the Q&A menu. Make sure you are logged in (there’s a form on the Q&A page), select a category (Photos, Maps, Blogs, Other) then click Add Topic. When finished scroll down to Submit Topic.

    Do you plan road trips? I think you’ll like Roadtrippers and RVParky.

    We’ve been doing a lot of trip planning this summer! Be sure to check out Episode 151: Trip Planning  in addition to this article.

    The way I see it, trip planning has 5 parts, and I’ve listed my favorite tool for each part.

    1. Research: looking for things you want to see, places you want to go. Roadtrippers.com
    2. Plan: this involves maps, routes, and calendars. RVParky.com
    3. Navigate: which way to turn? what road to take to get where you want to go?  Google Maps.
    4. Sleep: finding a place to park the RV for the night. Allstays.com
    5. Remember: keep a map of where you’ve been. Google My Maps
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    Google Photos: How to view your photos in order by date-uploaded rather than date-taken

    Photos in date orderWhen you use Google Photos to store your pictures, they are organized in one great big stream, by date the photo was taken. The most recent photo is on the top, as you scroll down you’re going back in time. On a mobile device you can pinch the screen until you see your photos grouped by year and month.

    Old Photos get lost

    A friend of mine just uploaded a group of old photos from her computer to Google Photos.  When she opened Google Photos, she expected to see those photos at the top. When they weren’t there, she assumed she had done something wrong …
    Read More

    How to use Group Photo Albums

    We go to a lot of RV Rallies. At some of them, we helped coordinate a shared photo album so that anyone in the group could post their photos to the album and all could see the combined group of photos. We do it with a Google Photos shared album.
    The webmaster for the last rally where we did this told us that it made his job so much easier. The pictures just appeared – people didn’t need to send them to him for uploading to the website.
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    Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos now available on Amazon.

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