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Google today announced that ARCore, its augmented reality SDK for Android devices, has exited the beta phase. Now that ARCore 1.0 is expanding into the public realm, Google says that developers are free to publish their AR apps directly to the Play Store. For developers that have been sitting on the sideline waiting for a wider release, now is the time to get started. According to Google, ARCore is supported on over 100 million Android smartphones, which cover 13 specific models from a number of manufactures. These devices include: Google Pixel Google Pixel XL Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL Samsung... Read more...
Do you backup your files and photos on a regular basis? Most of us know that we should be backing up our data, but for one reason or another—usually the inconvenience of it all—we don't. That is like playing with fire, especially if you have important files that you either cannot afford to lose, or would strongly prefer you didn't. Well, Google is making things easier with a new app for both PC and Mac systems. It is called Backup and Sync and it works with both Google Drive and Google Photos. This is something Google aimed to release last month but was delayed for some last minute tweaking. It... Read more...
We all have that musty box in our attic filled with the old photographs we never got around to digitizing. The digitization process can be incredibly time consuming and costly. However, Google just introduced its PhotoScan app to make saving those precious photos easier than ever. Why did Google just release PhotoScan? According to Google Photos Software Engineer Jingyu Cui, “After all that time in the attic, your photos might need a few polishes. Or you might even want to edit that selfie from this morning. Getting the right look can take a lot of time and with so many editing tools it’s... Read more...
Google just recently announced that its Photos service—the one it introduced only a year ago and that replaced Picasa—is now used by around 200 million people, who've collectively uploaded 13.7 petabytes of pics, including 24 billion selfies. It's a well liked service, to state the obvious, and for Nexus owners, it's going to get even better with Google planning to remove the data cap on how many original size photos users can upload.As it currently stands, you can choose between two storage options, High quality and Original. If you choose the High quality option, Google will give you unlimited... Read more...
Picasa had a long run, but it’s time for the software application to say goodnight. Picasa came into existence over a decade ago in 2002, and became a popular destination for people looking to organize their vast library of photos and photos. This, however, was before “the cloud” took over for our mass storage needs. In 2004, Google acquired Picasa and has maintained the service ever since. Google Photos launched last May as an offshoot of Google+ Photos and has blossomed into a well-rounded, cloud-centric photo and video management service. And rather than keep devoting resources to Picasa in... Read more...
Did you goof up by purchasing a smartphone with a measly amount of onboard storage? There are some costly solutions, like upgrading to a new device or adding a microSD memory card, assuming your phone has a microSD card slot (everyone point and snicker at the iPhone crowd). Or you can go the cheap route again and start deleting stuff. Heck, Google will even help you by removing photos you've already backed up to the cloud.All those selfies, food shots, and other photos that littler social media tend to add up quick and consume a lot of storage. If you don't have a lot of storage to begin with,... Read more...
It was right around five months when Google Photos gained its own identity outside of Google+ as a standalone application, and in that time it's attracted over 100 million monthly active users, Google revealed in a blog post today. To celebrate the milestone, Google compiled a list of interesting data based on the photos people take. For example, Google notes that "you're all foodies... or at least you want people to think you are." Besides people, food is what Google Photos users take pictures of the most, Google says. No surprise there considering that social networks are often littered with... Read more...
Google is getting ready to say goodnight to Google+ Photos (oh no!) as the service is set to expire on August 1, 2015, but Google Photos will live on (phew!). Confused? It's all about the "+" symbol. The photo service that Google is shutting down is the one that's built into its Google+ social network, while the one it's going full steam ahead with is its standalone Google Photos service launched back in May. While it's unlikely Google would ever state this publicly, the shuttering of Google+ Photos is partially an admission that its social network isn't on the level of Facebook, or even close.... Read more...
When Google announced in May that it was offering unlimited photo and video storage for free via its revamped Photos app, there was much celebration. Confetti poured out from building windows onto the streets, enemies became friends, and the nation's leaders declared and end to all conflicts, finally ushering in an era of world peace.Okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. However, what Google did was pretty awesome, and having an unlimited bin in the cloud was just part of the story. The retooled app made it even easier to organize your images and videos, tag people, and search through large... Read more...