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GGCS Meetings

Fourth Monday, 7:15 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room (next to Jason’s Restaurant). There is a non-member fee of $5 to attend this meeting (free if you choose to join the club @$48/yr).

Mon, September 26, 2016

This Month’s Subject: Geeks on Tour.com (aka Jim and Chris Guld) Return with SOS Google Photos!

Our favorite Road Warriors return to tell us how and why we should use the free Google Photos to Store, Organize and Share photos from our mobile devices. This talk covers both iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

Google Photos gives you free, unlimited, online storage where it gathers all your pictures from smart phones, tablets and computers, making them available, and searchable all in one place. Google Photos mobile app will edit your pictures right from your device. It can make a collage, or a movie with music created from your pictures and video clips.  Still want to manage pictures on your computer? You can download them and use Picasa for that. It’s all free from Google.

The Gulds have so much to share about Google Photos, they’ve created a special web site for it at:  LearnGooglePhotos.com.

Jim and Chris spend much of their year traveling by RV, presenting seminars at RV Rallies, Computer Clubs, Senior Centers, and even People’s homes. They teach Old Dogs New Tricks! 

Chris has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Top Contributor for the Google Photos Forum and owner of the Learn GooglePhotos.com blog.  Jim keeps all their technology in order and is producer, director, camera and sound man for their weekly webcasts, In the 90s he was Network Administrator at Computer Savvy and became a Microsoft Certified Instructor. 

On their previous two visits to GGCS General Meetings, we had a full house, so come early to enjoy their good humor and vast knowledge of things technical. 


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Weekly GGCS Announcement


Week of September 26 to September 30, 2016 


Fourth Monday, 6:00 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room. Non-member fee of $5 will cover both the class and the meeting. 

Mon, September 26, 2016 

John King Presents: Introduction to Windows 10, Anniversary Version

JOIN JOHN KING during his “Introduction to Windows 10, Review” one-hour talk at 6 p.m., Monday, September 26, before the General Meeting at Greenbrae’s Community Room. He will ask who has updated to the Window 10 Anniversary version (version 1607, which stands for 2016 July). The main topics will cover its interface changes, which include:

  • Conforming the Windows 10 version and activation status of your computer.
  • Windows 10 Start Menu changes.
  • Windows 10 right-click Start Menu.
  • Windows 10 Taskbar changes.
  • Cortana interface changes.
  • Cleaning up after upgrading to Windows 10 version 1607 with the “Disk Cleanup” and “Defragment and Optimize Drives” tools.

In future classes, he will cover the Windows 10 OneNote app and integration of the Windows 10 apps with Microsoft Office 2016.


  • By Chris & Jim Guld, Geeks On Tour
  • Tuesday, September 27th, 9:00 am-12:00 noon,
  • Possible second class 1:30-4:30pm
  • GGCS Classroom

You have one of the most sophisticated cameras ever developed in your pocket; it can do things that Ansel Adams never even dreamed of! The camera in your phone also does more than take photographs – it can file receipts and save them for tax day, it can scan QR codes, and deposit checks, and store copies of business cards.

This class is for people with iPhones/iPads or Android phones and tablets – from beginners to advanced, everyone will learn something. If you’ve never taken a selfie, or figured out how turn your flash on or off – not to worry, that’s where we’ll start.

Or, just a tap on the HDR button produces results that took hours of preparation in Ansel’s day. Don’t know what HDR is? We’ll teach you! Want to show that masterpiece to friends and family around the world? It’s a simple click on the Share button.

Chris and Jim Guld (http://geeksontour.com/) are excellent, professional instructors, and will be returning for the third time as our speakers at the General Meeting on Sept. 26th (the day before the class). At the general meeting they will be discuss Google photos (both for iPhone and Android) for backing up, sharing and editing your photos. This class is designed to supplement that talk, and will not be repetitious.

This is a hands on workshop. Bring your phone or tablet fully charged. Also bring your charger, as we will have you exploring and experimenting with all its camera-related features and three hours of continuous use can drain batteries. There will be a short break in the middle for anyone needing to feed a parking meter.

This 3-hour class is limited to 12 participants. Class fee is $45 for GGCS members; $50 for non-members. ($5 of non-member fee will be waived if you decide to join GGCS during the class). Directions: http://www.ggcs.org/directions-to-classroom/

Pre-registration and prepayment is required. If more than 12 people wish to register, we will create a wait list, and there may be a second, identical class in the afternoon (1:30‑4:30pm) of September 27th. Contact Babette@ggcs.org to register for the class To register, email babette@ggcs.org. Once registered you may pay using our PayPal account at treas@ggcs.org or by personal check.


  • Fourth Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the San Rafael Public Library
  • 110 E Street, San Rafael, CA 
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:00 PM 

The GGCS, in conjunction with the San Rafael Public Library’s TechZone, will present a SIG in which users with iPads will learn to develop Keynote presentations so that they can display whatever they choose: photos, mementos, vacation travel, hobbies or family events. 

We will be using the library’s subscription to Lynda.com, an online technology learning tool. During the session attendees will create professional looking presentations on a TechZone iMac which they can then copy to a flash drive and download to their own iPad. 

SIG leader, Ron Matteri – 415.454.0714


Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1:30 PM at the GGCS Classroom

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

For true beginners. When seniors buy or receive a computer, we’re here to help.

Leader: Al Springstead 415-250-3808

For more information on these and other GGCS meetings, see our website at http://www.ggcs.org.

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