Tag: google photos

Tip: Google Drive tells you if backed up photos and videos are using your storage quota

Google Photos makes it easy to back up every photo and video you capture on your phone, but some of those files might eat into your Google storage allowance. You can let Google compress files or get a Pixel if you want unlimited storage, but it can be hard to keep track of all those […]

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Google Photos v4.6 prepares new Express backup and daily data caps for slow and limited connections [APK Teardown]

Article Contents A new update for Google Photos is rolling out, and this one is taking aim at making backups possible in regions where data connections are generally slow and expensive. A new Express backup mode is in the works that automatically downscales images and video for more timely and less costly transmission to the […]

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Google Photos photo books expand to 14 European countries

There are many digital ways to consume our photos and memories these days — browsing on our phones, casting to a large TV, showcasing on a Smart Display like the Google Home Hub — but if you want physical copies of your pics to flip through and enjoy, you will need to print them. Google […]

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Google Photos rolling out new album sharing button for ‘People and Pets’

Google Photos is magic (and my personal favorite service/product to come out of the company), but one thing that can be a little bit tedious is sharing content in it with others. A small step to ease that process seems to be rolling out, though, as a new “Share as album” button has appeared for […]

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Google Photos site updated to match the app’s Material UI

Google Photos’ Android app was updated back in September to Google’s hot new, mostly white aesthetic. At the time, the site still lagged behind with older iconography and layout, but no longer. Today Google has pushed that same Material Theme/Material Design 2 look onto the Google Photos site. Google Photos homepage/”Photos” gallery. Of course, the […]

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Google Photos v4.5 may restore backup while charging and prepares helpful hints for backup conditions [APK Teardown]

Article Contents An update to Google Photos began rolling out late last night. There appears to be nothing noteworthy on the surface, but a teardown has turned up a couple interesting details that point to upcoming changes. We will be getting some new informative boxes that can explain why backups aren’t running, plus we may […]

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15 best Android apps of 2018!

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. There are a ton of amazing Android apps […]

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Google Photos now lets you customize photo book layouts

Google Photos is fantastic for storing and organizing all your pictures, but there’s something just neat about flipping through a paper photo album. The service has provided those since last year, but your options for customizing them were more or less limited to choosing which photos to include and whether you wanted a hard or soft […]

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Update Notes for YouTube, Google+, YouTube Music, Google Camera, Photos, and Wear OS (October 28, 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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7 Tips and tricks to make the most of Google Photos Live Albums

Article Contents Google Photos started rolling out Live Albums a couple of weeks ago. The feature, while simple in that it lets you automatically add faces to albums, is a little more complex than that. In this article, I will explore a few of the intricacies of Live Albums and help you make the most […]

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[Update: Confirmation + starting fresh] Google Photos Live Albums are limited to 10,000 photos, won’t add more after that

Live Albums rolled out to Google Photos a few weeks ago, but as users got excited and started creating their automated albums of people and pets, some of them noticed an upper limit that wasn’t exactly publicized: a Live Album can only contain 10,000 pics and no new ones will be added after that limit […]

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Google Photos Live Albums are limited to 10,000 photos, won’t add more after that

Live Albums rolled out to Google Photos a few weeks ago, but as users got excited and started creating their automated albums of people and pets, some of them noticed an upper limit that wasn’t exactly publicized: a Live Album can only contain 10,000 pics and no new ones will be added after that limit […]

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Chromecast and Smart Displays start showing portrait photos side-by-side

If you own a Chromecast, a Home Hub, or a Smart Display, you may soon notice something different when using Google Photos in Ambient mode. Instead of showing up centered, two related pics will display side-by-side. The change was noticed a few days ago by our tipster on his Chromecast, and now Google has made […]

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Google Photos photo books come to the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, and Romania

Beyond being your awesome digital photo archiver, Google Photos offers to print copies of your pics if you prefer to keep those memories in a physical album. After launching in May of 2015 in the US, Photo books expanded to seven more countries over time (Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain), and they’re […]

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