Tag: google photos

[Update: Coming to smart displays] Google Photos Live Albums automatically uploads your best photos to your Home Hub

One of the features people love most about Google Photos is the automatic backup of pictures and videos. The Home Hub brings that to the next level with Google Photos Live Albums, which automatically uploads your photos to your Home Hub to show you a constantly-changing slideshow. We’d already spotted this in a Photos teardown […]

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Google didn’t backtrack on its first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL promise of lifetime full-resolution Google Photos backups

It’s becoming a bit of a tradition: Every year, when Google’s new smartphones are announced, we have to confirm once again that the first-generation Pixel and XL will keep benefiting from their lifetime original quality photo backups for life. This year, Google made a little snafu, seemingly backtracking on that promise, but it’s all been fixed […]

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Pixel 3 owners get free full-size photo uploads until January 31, 2022

Free full-resolution photo storage has always been a selling point for Pixel phones. With this year’s devices being pricier than ever, that perk is all the more important, and thankfully, it’s still here: photos taken on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL until January 31, 2022 will be stored at full resolution indefinitely. This […]

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Google Photos Live Albums automatically uploads your best photos to your Home Hub

One of the features people love most about Google Photos is the automatic backup of pictures and videos. The Home Hub brings that to the next level with Google Photos Live Albums, which automatically uploads your photos to your Home Hub to show you a constantly-changing slideshow. We’d already spotted this in a Photos teardown […]

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Update Notes for Photos, Play Store, Keep Notes, and more (October 8th, 2018)

Article Contents Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and […]

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Google is testing manual bokeh and Color Pop effects in Google Photos

You might remember a few months ago when Google announced Color Pop effects in Google Photos. A few people got neat Color Pop photo suggestions in the Assistant tab, but a wide rollout never happened. Now, it looks like Google is again testing Color Pop, and it brought manual bokeh effects along for the ride. […]

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Google Photos v4.1 prepares live albums, mixing together of albums and shared libraries [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Google Photos is fairly fresh off of its Material Theme update, but the latest version doesn’t appear to have any significant changes on the surface to add to the new look. But that’s not where the interesting things are on this update, we’re looking into the APK to find details of what is […]

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Google Photos updated to v4.0 with refreshed Material UI [APK Download]

In my opinion, Google Photos is probably the best service the company has ever released. Like all of Google’s first-party apps, it was just a matter of time until it got its own refreshed aesthetic to match Android 9 Pie. A so-called “Material Design 2” update to Google Photos has just landed together with a […]

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Google Photos photo books are now available in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain

Google Photos is, for many, a life-changing product. It stores and organizes every photo you take in relatively high quality for free (or in original quality for free, if you’re a Pixel user). There’s still something to be said for printed photos, though, which makes the photo books Google offers a neat proposition. And now, […]

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How to find your recently uploaded pics on Google Photos, even if they date back many years

I love Google Photos and I keep recommending it left and right to anyone I know. But Photos isn’t perfect and there’s still a lot that the service could do to improve the user experience. For example, the ability to order photos in different ways is missing — you get reverse chronological and that’s it. […]

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Google Photos v3.26 prepares for editing VR images, enables captions in photo books, and adds more suggestions [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Google is rolling out plenty of updates today, including a new version of Photos. This update probably won’t change much for most users, but if you’re preparing a photo book, you’ll now have the option to add captions to your shots. A teardown also reveals plans to support editing of stereoscopic images and […]

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Google Photos web starts suggesting you merge faces of the same person

Google Photos’s automatic face detection and grouping is one of the many reasons I love the service, but I wouldn’t call it perfect. Back when it began rolling out, several years ago, it created some duplicates, likely because that person had grown/changed a lot between two periods of time. But the algorithms seem a lot […]

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Chromecast’s Backdrop becomes Ambient Mode, adds low-bandwidth mode, temporarily removes the News source

Last week, Cody spotted a change in the Google Home app for Chromecasts: the Backdrop feature was renamed to Ambient Mode. However, at the time, there was nothing functionally different. That is changing now, as the completely overhauled Ambient Mode settings have started to show up for some of us. Ambient Mode organizes the settings […]

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[Update: Live] Chrome may soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos

Google added the option to customize Chrome’s new tab page with a very familiar-looking selection of wallpapers last month. But if you thought Google was done working on the new tab page, you’d be wrong. About Chromebooks recently discovered a new change in Chromium Gerrit that’ll allow users to import their new tab backgrounds from Google […]

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Chrome to soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos

Google added the option to customize Chrome’s new tab page with a very familiar-looking selection of wallpapers last month. But if you thought Google was done working on the new tab page, you’d be wrong. About Chromebooks recently discovered a new change in Chromium Gerrit that’ll allow users to import their new tab backgrounds from Google […]

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Searching ‘420’ in Google Photos does exactly what you think it does

Google Photos knows everything about you, and by “everything” we mean everything. Yes, including your 4/20 activities. Your smoke vapors have gone all the way up to its cloud servers and it can find every single one of them. You must have thought this is pot-entially harmless, but knowing Google, that weed be a little naive.  […]

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Make movie magic with your special someone with Google Photos’ ‘Love Story’

Google Photos now includes a new Love Story video theme. The theme automatically makes a movie with pictures and videos of yourself and your significant other. The inclusion of Love Story brings the total number of themes to 10. Up until now, Google Photos automatically created movies with nine different themes. That number increased to […]

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