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Google Maps photo sphere Views becomes more social

Google Maps photo sphere Views becomes more social

Not everyone who knows about Google Maps might be aware that a lounge for Photo Spheres exists within it. But for those that are hooked on viewing the collection available on Google Maps Views, Google just announced a treat for them. It has placed +1 buttons and comment boxes in Views so that viewers can show how much they like those photos, and give the photographers a bit of social compensation for their hard work and masterpieces.

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How-to: Use Google Photos cloud storage on your iPhone

How-to: Use Google Photos cloud storage on your iPhone

Though OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 aim to fix a few of the gallery annoyances with your iPhone, it doesn’t look to be the fix many have been wanting. The iPhoto app isn’t the best we’ve seen, either, leaving many wanting for something else. Google provides great automatic photo storage, but some may be wondering how to use it for iOS without an actual ‘Photos’ app. Not to worry — we’ll show you.

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Ricoh PENTAX XG-1 is a compact for advancing beginners

Ricoh PENTAX XG-1 is a compact for advancing beginners

These days, it isn't enough for mass consumer digital cameras to boast megapixel counts or lens measurements. To fend off the smartphone invasion, they also need to be as portable as these mobile devices, but also more powerful in their chosen field. Ricoh has just announced the PENTAX XG-1, a digital camera that sings to beginners who want a bit more out of a camera than what compacts and high-end smartphones can provide.

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