Tuesday, June 13, 2017

#TechTipTuesday - Google Photos

I blogged all about it before, and here I go again. If you've not yet downloaded, logged in, and setup Google Photos for backing up all the photos on your phones or tablet devices...what are you waiting for?

Since last blogging about it Google Photos has come along way to becoming your one stop shop for photo storage, slide show creation, and so much more.

Here are a few new tips for making sure you are getting the most out of your Google Photos app.

  • Login with your personal account
    • If you are using your personal phone to take photos then I highly recommend that you login with your personal Google account vs a school account
  • Make sure you open up the app every once and awhile to get the backup process started.
    • When the app first came out you could set it up to automatically backup your photos. You can still do this but the app requires that you open it and let it's assistant do the work for you.
  • Plug it in and let it backup every night or every other night. I like to plug my phone in at night, open up the app and turn the phone over (to avid the light of my phone lighting up the room) and let the assistant back those photos up. Check it in the morning to make sure it got all the photos from the day,
  • Click on the "Assistant" tab on the bottom left of the app. 
    • The assistant will show you the back up progress as well as create videos of a day's outing which can be saved. 
    • Bring up "memories" from days past, (which are always fun to reminisce over)
    • You can also create Albums, Photo Books, Collages, Animations, and Movies within this tab.

Download the app (iOS & Android) today and save those memories.
There's plenty of space at Google

Friday, June 9, 2017

Tech on the Side ep. 2

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

#TechTipTuesday - Multiple stops on Google Maps

If you are doing any traveling this summer then make sure you know this little tip with Google Maps. 

Learn how to add multiple stops while traveling using a single map.

Start by entering in your location and destination just like normal within the Google Maps app (iOS Android)

Then click the three dots on the right hand side of the menu

Next click "Add a stop"

Last thing to do is enter in a stop along the way. Adjust where you start and where you go to next by dragging the  destinations up or down 

Enjoy your travels, and remember it's all about the journey not the destination.