Google Pulls Photos Feature From Android TV After Bug Exposed Users

Following the discovery of a bug that showed hundreds of Google accounts as being linked to unrelated individual users, Google has temporarily shut down Photos on Android TV. The mysterious software flaw demonstrated potential privacy concerns, and the company said a fix is in the works. Read More >>

Google Photos’ Slick Object-Removal Feature Never Arrived Because Other Stuff Got in the Way

Remember when Google showed off a cool trick that would automatically remove things like fences or window panes from the foreground of your photos? Originally demoed at Google I/O 2017, the object-removal feature was supposed to be incorporated into Google Photos. But after waiting a year for the feature to go live, Google’s annual dev conference swung ‘round again and object removal was still a no show. So what happened? Read More >>

All the New Features Coming to Google Lens

Lens is Google’s experimental, camera-powered search engine, but up until today, the service was buried inside Google’s Assistant and the Google Photos app. Lens still isn’t getting its own standalone app, but now Google is merging the feature into the default camera apps on a handful of Android devices, including the Pixel. With new prominence, Google is updating Lens with a handful of features that should land on your phone sometime “over the next few weeks.” Read More >>

Google Photos Provides a Friendly Reminder That Google Owns You

Google is in the business of you. That’s why it exists. Its phones, Homes, and wireless routers all exist to cull as much information about you as possible so that it can then use that info for (hopefully not evil) financial gain. If you have forgotten that Google exists to collate your entire life, then Google pointedly reminded you today with some new features for Google Photos. It introduced two new features to the Google Photos app that instantly makes it more obnoxious and more present in your life. Read More >>

Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos (or Vice Versa)

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organise it all, though Apple and Google keep trying. Android and iOS both have smart photo services built in nowadays, but what happens when you want to jump from one to the other? Here’s what you need to know... Read More >>

Apple Photos vs Google Photos, What’s Better?

Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. The problem is, both Apple and Google have great photo-storage services, and it’s hard to know which one is actually better. Here’s how Apple Photos and Google Photos stack up against each other. Read More >>

How to Shoot 360-Degree Photos With Your Smartphone

Flat, two-dimensional photos are old news. The future is 360-degree photos that let you look around in any direction from a single standing position. You can share 360-degree photos everywhere from Facebook to Street View, and unlike 360 video, they can be easily snapped using the phone you’ve already got. Here’s how to get started. Read More >>

Apple is Trying to Do What Google Photos Already Does

Hmmm, a photo tool that uses face recognition, can be easily searched, and plots all your geotagged photos onto maps? Where have I heard all this before? Read More >>

Search Hashtags in Google Photos to Find Pics Faster

Just like Gmail, Google Photos relies more heavily on search than a traditional folder system to organise photos, and there are a number of useful operators that can help you sift through your pictures in seconds. You can identify images based on location, subject, people, and even by camera type. Read More >>

Google Is Killing Picasa Because Google Photos Is Way Better

Picasa, Google’s photo storage service that you’ve probably forgotten exists, will officially die starting May 1st. Which is fine by us, considering how great Google Photos is. Read More >>

Google Just Made it Super Easy to Free Up Space on Your Phone

If you’re not already using Google Photos, here's a great reason to start: thanks to a new update, the app now offers a handy “Assistant” that will free up space on your phone with two taps. And you won’t lose the photos either! Read More >>

The Best Ways to Organise All Your Digital Photos

Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is the hassle of managing so many snaps and all the more apps and services that make it even more confusing. Here are the tools you need to know to bring order to your digital photography chaos. Read More >>

Apple’s New AI Purchase Could See Siri Become a Rival to Google Photos

Apple has gobbled up Perceptio, a startup that enables companies to run advanced artificial intelligence software on smartphones without forcing users to share obscene amounts of personal data. Read More >>

Google Photos Collects Pictures After You Delete the Android App

If you’ve tried Google Photos and didn’t like it, you probably deleted the app. But you may not realise that, if you use Android, it’s potentially still collecting and storing all of your photographs. Here’s how to stop it. Read More >>