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Google Photos Express backup is something you might want as well

Google Photos Express backup is something you might want as well

It’s an inescapable fact of modern life that more and more people are using the cloud to both store content as well as share them. The cloud, however, requires an Internet connection by its very nature. The bigger the files, the better the network quality required. Internet quality, however, varies and it can make such cloud-based conveniences actually more inconvenient. That is why in India, Google is trying out a new Google Photos Express backup to take the pain and hassle out of keeping photos in the cloud.

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Google Photos for iOS gets portrait mode depth editing

Google Photos for iOS gets portrait mode depth editing

Google Photos for iOS is now offering control over the amount of background blur in portrait mode photos, letting users tweak the focus after the shot is captured. The new update is rolling out to Google Photos on iPhone and iPad, having already been pushed out to Android users last month.

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Pixel 3 Top Shot feature easily available on Pixel 2

Pixel 3 Top Shot feature easily available on Pixel 2

Unlike with the previous Nexus generation, Google’s Pixel phones have features you won’t find in other phones, sometimes including its own older Pixel models. Some of those features do require specific and newer hardware, which is understandable. Some, however, don’t and their exclusivity feels more like a marketing strategy than a technical consideration. One such exclusive Pixel 3 feature is Top Shot and, surprisingly enough, it’s actually dead simple to make it available on last year’s Pixel 2.

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Google Photos Live Albums has a limit Google didn’t mention

Google Photos Live Albums has a limit Google didn’t mention

When Google announced the Home Hub, it didn't brand it as a smart display. It advertised it more as a smart digital photo frame, one that could display smart home controls as much as it could your kids' or pets' photos. In fact, one of Google Photos' new features was designed especially for the Home Hub, as well as other smart displays. But while Live Albums have now launched to the public, it reportedly came with a maximum limit that Google is only telling users now.

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Live Albums are the best Google Home Hub feature: Here’s how to use them

Live Albums are the best Google Home Hub feature: Here’s how to use them

Google's Home Hub is more than just a connected digital photo frame, but when it comes to showcasing your family photos it can't be beat - especially when you add some Google Photos magic. The smart display works seamlessly with Live Albums, a new feature for Google Photos that promises to use AI to gather up the best shots of you, your family, and your pets, and make sure you actually see them rather than just have them gathering virtual dust in the cloud.

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You owe Google+ thanks for the best Google app

You owe Google+ thanks for the best Google app

Google+ may have been the butt of a million social network jokes, but before you cheer too loudly for its demise you should also give it the credit it deserves for launching one of Google's best products. The writing is on the wall for Google+, its creator confirmed today, beginning a ten month long sunsetting process that will end in August 2019.

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Google Photos will soon let you star and heart favorite images

Google Photos will soon let you star and heart favorite images

Google is pushing out an update to Google Photos that helps users identify their favorite images, helping locate them among the mass of hundreds or thousands of images captured with their smartphone. The new feature, once it arrives for everyone, lets users put a "star" on images they like the most, an icon that automatically earmarks them for the Favorites folder.

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Google Lens spreads from Android to iPhone

Google Lens spreads from Android to iPhone

Google Photos users on iPhone and iPad are getting a new feature, with Google Lens adding its visual search and more in an update to the app. Announced back at Google IO 2017, and first released on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Lens has until now been limited to Android devices.

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Google Clips available now – but AI camera isn’t impressing reviewers [Updated]

Google Clips available now – but AI camera isn’t impressing reviewers [Updated]

Google Clips, the company's smart camera, is finally shipping, though whether it's worth spending $249 on an AI to take your photos seems to be questionable. Announced last year alongside the Pixel 2, the standalone camera promises to use the same smarts that power Google Photos to snap stills and short videos of the entertaining things that kids and pets do to earn their keep, allowing you to stay in the moment in the process.

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Google Photos update adds free storage codes

Google Photos update adds free storage codes

This week the folks at Google released a new version of their photos app, Google Photos. Android users will likely be first in the update line for a number of new features, including the most important one: free stuff support. Everyone loves free stuff, and Google knows how everyone loves free stuff, so they've added more free stuff to Google Photos.

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Google PhotoScan finally saves to Google Photos immediately

Google PhotoScan finally saves to Google Photos immediately

Smartphone cameras are great at just capturing moments and breathtaking vistas, but that’s not the only thing they’re used for anymore. They’re also being used to capture notes, whiteboards, documents, and, ironically, printed photos. Google even has a dedicated app for that last bit called PhotoScan, a scanner for photos. Although useful for some, it had one odd behavior. It didn’t immediately save your scanned and edited photos. Now that changes in version 1.5, bringing with it a much needed Google Photos integration.

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Google Photos makes it easier to find images of your pet cat or dog

Google Photos makes it easier to find images of your pet cat or dog

Google Photos is making it easier for users to find pictures specifically featuring their pets, eliminating the need to search for things like 'dog.' The change is arriving for 'most countries' as of today, and it works by grouping together images that feature dogs and cats. By doing so, all of the pictures of your beloved pet are in a single place, which can be further customized to make finding these shots easier.

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