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August 2016 Newsletter: RVNotepad, Make Animated GIFs, Improve Cell Signal, October Rally

Geeks on Tour

Monthly Issue #105 August, 2016
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Geeks in July

Geeks On Tour!

For the month of July, we hit the road, headed for Vermont. We left Fort Lauderdale after celebrating the 4th of July on a water taxi, then traveled up the east coast. We stopped at some gorgeous places along the way. You gotta click thru to look at our July Photo Album! The photo above was taken while on a boat ride on the Hudson River. Jim never fails to ask a boat captain, “Can I drive?” This time, they said Yes! Just long enough to snap a picture!

We also presented our “What Does This Button Do?” online class from the RV whenever we had enough bandwidth. See more stories onour blog.

Where we’re going:  For August we start at the FMCA Convention in West Springfield, Mass. Then we have a couple seminars scheduled in New York City at Senior Planet.

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 Tutorial Videos. There are plenty of free videos in addition to our members only content to whet your appetite for learning.

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Coming up in August and September


​​​​​​​​​​​​We’re on our Summer Tour!

  • Every Sunday 2pm ET “What Does This Button Do?”
  • Aug 3-6 FMCA Convention, Springfield, MA
  • Aug 16 & 18: Senior Planet, New York City
  • Sept 6 & 8: Senior Planet, New York City
  • Sept 28-30: Google Top Contributor meetup at the GooglePlex in Mountain View CA
  • Are you wondering how to get the most out of your membership? Would you like to learn how to navigate the website, ask questions in the forum, and use the Class Notes? We will be scheduling monthly Member RoundTables – online meetings for members only. Get all your questions answered by attending online. Watch for your invitation.

See our Calendar

Test Your Smartphone Smarts #8

What Does This Button Do?

​​​​​​​Each week on our What Does This Button Do show, we cover a Beginner’s Lesson on a particular topic.

At the end of the show we ask and answer Review Questions. This article has sample questions on:

  • Email Setup
  • Dropbox
  • Widgets​​​​​​​

Read the Questions and Get links to the answers

‘Ask the Geeks’ Q&A Forum

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

  1. How to get the Geeks on a Tablet
  2. Moving My “Over The Limit” Photos in Dropbox to Google Photos​​​​​​​
  3. Printing List of Tags​​​​​​​
  4. Safari has disappeared from home screen​​​​​​​
  5. Videos on Blogger​​​​​​​

Geeks in New York City!

Senior Planet in New York City

Thanks to our friend, Abby Stokes, we are booked to speak at Senior Planet Exploration Center in New York City. We’re really looking forward to it!

  • August 16, 3:30-4:45 What Does This Button Do?
  • August 18, 3:30-4:45 Smartphone Photos SOS
  • September 6, 3:30-4:45 What Does This Button Do?
  • September 8, 3:30-4:45 Smartphone Photos SOS

Travel Planning: The Missing App is RVNotepad


Travel Planning is fun! But it requires gathering information from a thousand different places, making choices on what to do and what to skip, and then finally, calculating miles, dates and costs.  There are a lot of tools to help you with this challenge, but there are always a few missing pieces.
We’ve asked Pamela Johnson, of RVNotepad, to tell us about how her App fills in those missing pieces!

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Google Photos Creates Animations


The fireworks on the 4th of July is a great example of a time to use animations. And, it cannot be easier than with Google Photos!

If you take a series of photos, Google Photos may even make the animation for you and just give you a notification that it’s done!

You can also make your own.

Read the article to learn how it’s done.

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Come to our Florida Rally in October

Living the RV Dream

Well, it feels like “our” rally! Actually it’s Living The RV Dream Gathering, hosted by John and Kathy Huggins. We’ll be there giving several of our seminars PLUS a private workshop after the main rally.

Our friends from TechnoRV will be there giving seminars, Al Hesselbart – the RV Historian and, of course John and Kathy telling you all about the RVing lifestyle.

October 11-18 Bradenton, Florida

Get more info here

Reset your Smartphone’s Data Connection


If you believe your phone is not getting the best signal possible, you can “kick it” and force it to re-acquire its cell signal. This is like hanging up from a phone call with a bad connection. Then call back and you’ll most likely get a better connection.

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What Does This Button Do?

Is This Thing On?

Almost every Sunday, we teach a Free Web Class on a topic related to smartphones and tablets. You are invited to join us live, or you can watch the recorded show on Youtube at any time afterwards.

Links to the Latest Shows

#87 Navigate with Google Maps​​​​​​​

#89 – Is it time for a new Smartphone?

There are show notes which document what was covered in each show and include timeline links, so you can watch just the part of the video that you want. If you are not a Geeks on Tour member, you can watch the episodes for free on Youtube.

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