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Google Photos Express Backup rolls out widely for users in India

Finally, Google is rolling out Express backup in Google Photos to all the Android users in India. After testing the Express backup feature with a small percentage of people in the last December, the company has started releasing to a large number of users. For the uninitiated, Express provides faster backup at a reduced resolution, making it easier to ensure memories are saved even when you might have poor or infrequent WiFi connectivity. In an official blog, Google said, "Over the past week...
Tags: Google, Apps, India, Blogging, Google Photos, Data Cap, Google Photos Data Cap, Google Photos Express Backup, uninitiated Express

Google now lets you easily compress photos straight from the Photos app

A few weeks ago, we explained how you can save space on your phone by using Google Photos to back up your pictures. Now, Google has introduced a new backup option in Android that lets you compress photos to the size of a 3-megapixel image; the new feature is called Express back up, and it appears it’s solely available in India for the time being. Here’s how to use the Express backup option: Open the Google Photos app on your phone. Head to Settings>Back up & Sync, and click on Backup mode Tap on...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, India, Google Photos, Insider, Express

Using technology to support project-based learning

How can we reduce plastic in our oceans? In today’s classrooms, teachers use project-based learning (or PBL) so that students can come up with potential solutions to real-world problems like this. With PBL, students identify the problem, research a solution and support it with evidence—all while learning valuable skills they’ll use long after graduation. Brainstorming these dynamic solutions can be an exciting and creative challenge for young minds. Technology can help motivate and spark imagina...
Tags: Google, Education, US, Pacific, Chromebooks, Google Photos, Classroom, Pbl, Austin Texas, LMS, Google Forms, G Suite, Google Sites, Science Journal, SXSW EDU, Science Journal Android

Google+ Early Shutdown Due to Security Breach | Digital Marketing Agency

Last month, Google announced that it will be shutting down Google+ on April 2nd, 2019. In a blog post written on January 31, 2019, it acknowledged that the main reason for pulling the plug on Google+ was low performance. Google will still offer private Google+ powered networks for businesses currently using the software. Google also advised users to save all content that they wish to keep prior to the shutdown. Photos and videos will be automatically backed up to Google Photos and will not be lo...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Seo, Canada, Wall Street Journal, Google Photos, WSJ, Digital Marketing Agency, Google Data Breach, Facebook Timeline for Google Shutdown, Download Google Pictures and Videos

Google disables “Photos” on Android TV after privacy bug exposes users

Google has disabled Photos on Android TV temporarily due to a privacy bug. The bug allowed some Android TV users to view the profile photos and account names of “hundreds” of users. It was first spotted by Twitter user prashanth after trying to set up his new Android-based Vu TV. When I access my Vu […] The post Google disables “Photos” on Android TV after privacy bug exposes users appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Google, Android, Photography, News, Android TV, Google Photos

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...
Tags: Google, Science, Android TV, Google Photos

Mysterious Android TV bug shows account details of scores of total strangers

In a bizarre discovery by a user in India, the names of total strangers have appeared inside the Android TV settings pages of the Google Home app. Google is already taking steps to investigate the bug. The post Mysterious Android TV bug shows account details of scores of total strangers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android TV, India, Trends, Home Theater, Google+ Photos, Google Home

Android TV Bug Gave Users Access To Strangers' Google Photos

Over the weekend, a disturbed Android TV owner took to Twitter when he realized, through the Google Home app, he could access a massive list of random accounts, as well as photos they'd added to their Google Photos albums. From a report: If someone were to click on "linked accounts" while setting your Google Photos screensaver, the Google Home bug apparently showed a giant, scrolling list of users. From there, the bug allowed limited access to users' personal images in Google Photos, which could...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Tech, Google Photos, Google Home

How to free up space on your phone with Google Photos’ unlimited backup service

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and connected services. If you shoot a lot of pictures and videos on your phone, it’s all too easy to run out of space. Thankfully, the Google Photos can help: it offers unlimited photo storage in the cloud – both for iOS and Android devices – and includes a feature to automatically clear out photos from your device, and help you reclaim precious storage on your device. Keep i...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Google Photos, Basics, Insider

Nokia's new $700 smartphone has an insane 5 cameras, blowing up the 2019 trend for 3 lenses

  Nokia has unveiled the $699 Nokia 9 PureView, a high-end smartphone that comes with five cameras. It’s a bold move in a year where most flagship smartphones come with three cameras. The five cameras are arranged in a pentagon shape on the rear of the phone, and impressively don’t add any extra bump or bulk. The phone is targeted at early adopters and enthusiasts, and is reminiscent of Nokia’s 808 PureView in 2012.   2019 is the year of the triple camera on smartphones, with the Samsung Gala...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, Nokia, US, Samsung, Trends, Huawei, Qualcomm, Google Photos, Samsung Galaxy, Neil Broadley

Google's smart speakers are up to $50 off from now until February 26 as part of its Presidents' Day sale

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Google Presidents' Day sale lasts until February 26 and includes discounts on the Google Home, Google Home Hub, and Google Home Max at Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. All three of the speakers have the Google Assistant onboard so you can access Google services, answer questions, and control smart home tech with your voice, but each...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Chromecast, Netflix, Pandora, Google Maps, Amazon Echo, Google Photos, Home Hub, Business Insider, Hub, Best Buy Walmart, Google Home

It was surprisingly easy to quit Facebook after using it for 13 years

I deactivated my Facebook account several months ago, and nothing bad happened. It was surprisingly easy. I still keep in touch and stay connected to people I care about without Facebook, and I've realized that the social media network doesn't really add value to my life. Rather, Facebook has seemingly been getting much more value from me than I have from it. A combination of privacy scandals, a massive change in what Facebook showed me in my timeline, and an absurdly annoying notification sys...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Google Photos, Nyu, Dave Smith, Facebook privacy, Rather Facebook, Facebook Ranch

Google+ for consumers to shutdown on April 2nd 2019

Back in December 2018, Google announced that it will shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved. The company confirmed that it will pull the plug on April 2nd, your Google+ account and any Google+ pages you created will be shut down and the company will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your Album Archive and your Google+ pages will also be deleted. However, the company is allowing users to down...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Google Photos, Google Sign, Google Pages

Google+ accounts and pages will be shut down April 2nd, says Google

Google announced last fall it's killing off Google+ because of the social network's laughably “low usage” and “challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations,” plus revelations of serious security vulnerabilities. In a blog post and related support page that went live today, Google explained how the shutdown will unfold, and the important part for most 'consumer' users is this: they're gonna delete all your posts, photos, videos, and comments, star...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, Social Media, Tech, Google Photos, Google Plus, Picks, Google Sign, Google Pages, Google Community, VentureBeat Picture, Eric Gaillard

Google+ Reveals Shutdown Timeline For Consumers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Android Police: Google announced its plans to sunset its Google+ social media network for consumers on a sour note in October. The platform, which has a small but dedicated user-base, decided to shut down following Google's acknowledgement of a data exposure that affected up to 500,000 Google+ profiles. Shortly after, in December, the shutdown timeline was expedited due to another, larger bug that had the potential to reveal private user information and i...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Photos, Google Community

Find more balance in your life this year, with help from Google

With our phones constantly buzzing and our inboxes filling up, it can sometimes feel like we’re always logged in. It’s easy to forget the importance of making deliberate choices about when we want to use our phones, and to know when we can take a much-needed break from screens.Looking for more balance in your life this year? Here are some tools that will help you better understand how you’re currently using your phone, get more out your tech and carve out time to be a little more zen in 2019. 1....
Tags: Google, Android, Instagram, Colombia, Switzerland, Belgium, Google Photos, Youtube Kids, Pixel, Daniele, Google Assistant, Digital Wellbeing, StrangeSte Carmensegattini Corih, NothingButTech Krystal Lora, Melipelaezo CaroFerrerb Team India, ShantiLives Space Valley Cane Secco Team

After my hard drive crashed and lost 3 months of work, I devised a foolproof backup system to protect myself in the future

I've made a lot of mistakes since I left New York to travel around the world as Business Insider's   international correspondent. By far the worst was when the external hard drive with all of my photos, videos, and interviews failed. When I returned home in September, I decided to find a foolproof method for backing up all my important data so I would never lose it again. I decided on three layers of backup security. I now back up everything to two highly reliable external hard drives and then...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Drive, New York, Seagate, Israel, Trends, Tokyo, Sandisk, Google Photos, Time Machine, Intego

French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR

The CNIL, the French data protection watchdog, has issued its first GDPR fine of $57 million (€50 million). The regulatory body claims that Google has failed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when new Android users set up a new phone and follow Android’s onboarding process. Two nonprofit organizations called ‘None Of Your Business’ (noyb) and La Quadrature du Net had originally filed a complaint back in May 2018 — noyb originally filed a complaint against Google and...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Europe, Privacy, Tech, Policy, Paris, Dublin, Google Maps, Google Photos, Cnil, Max Schrems, Gdpr, Second Google, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

A Week In Chiang Mai, Thailand, On A $16,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a digital nomad/full-time traveler who makes $16,000 per year (combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week on curry.Occupation: Digital Nomad/Full-Time TravelerIndustry: TechnologyAge: 27Location: Chiang Mai, ThailandIncome: $16,...
Tags: Asia, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Netflix, Thailand, New York Times, States, Vietnam, Times, Laos, Jonathan Safran Foer, Bangkok, Google Photos

Instagram now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts

Instagram is swaying the balance towards simplicity but away from originality. It’s adding the ability to publish feed posts to different accounts you control at the same time by toggling them on within the composer screen. An Instagram spokesperson confirms this option is becoming available to all iOS users, telling TechCrunch “We are rolling out this feature to provide a better experience for people who often post to multiple accounts.” This “self regram” could make it easier for businesses...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Spam, Google Photos, Jane Manchun Wong, Instas, Regram, SocialThings, Zachary Shakked, Jay Elaine

I switched to Google Photos after using iCloud for 5 years and I'm never going back

If your iCloud is full and your iPhone is out of storage, you should consider downloading Google Photos. Google Photos gives iPhone and Android users free unlimited backup of compressed photos and videos. Google Photos also has helpful features like search and automatic album creation. Business Insider's A.C. Fowler tried out Google Photos to see if he could free up space on his 16 GB iPhone 6s. A.C.: I've been an iPhone user for five years, I have an iPhone 6s with only 16 gigabytes of storag...
Tags: Google, Trends, Google Photos, Fowler, Google Photos Google Photos

Google Photos Defeats Privacy Lawsuit Over Face Scans–Rivera v. Google

This case provides a glimpse into the legacy of the Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision on the injury-in-fact requirements for Article III standing in federal court. When it was issued, I called Spokeo a “jurisprudential clusterfuck.” Indeed, the subsequent caselaw has been messy–including this case! Google Photos automatically creates “face templates” from uploaded photos and then lets the uploading user sort the photos by face. The court assumes, without deciding, that the face templates and asso...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Illinois, Google Photos, Shutterfly, Privacy/security, Don, Rivera, Google Inc, Patel, Northern District of Illinois, Publicity/Privacy Rights, Spokeo

Product Of The Year: The Google Home Hub

Released only a few months ago, the Google Home Hub has won us over in a way a product hasn’t in a very, very long time. Here’s why we’re designating the Home Hub our Product of the Year. At the start of 2018 Google announced it was branching out into “Smart Displays”, products that would rival the Amazon Echo Show and similar products. At first, the Google ecosystem was only populated by third-party products produced by companies like JBL and Lenovo—we reviewed the Lenovo Smart Display back in...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Lenovo, Google Photos, Home Hub, Jbl, Amazon Echo Show, Google Home Mini, Review Geek, Google Home Hub

U.S. Judge dismisses lawsuit against Google over facial recognition software

A U.S Judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy on Saturday. The U.S. judge has cited a lack of “concrete injuries.” The U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago granted a Google motion for summary judgment, saying the court lacked “subject matter jurisdiction because plaintiffs have not suffered concrete injuries.” The suit was filed in March 2016, alleges Alphabet Inc’s Google f...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Chicago, Illinois, Google Photos, Alphabet Inc, Edmond Chang

U.S. judge dismisses suit vs Google over facial recognition software

The suit, filed in March 2016, alleged Alphabet Inc's Google violated Illinois state law by collecting and storing biometric data from people's photographs using facial recognition software without their permission through its Google Photos service.
Tags: Google, News, Illinois, Google Photos, Alphabet Inc

Google Has Lawsuit in Illinois Over Facial Recognition Scanning in Google Photos Dismissed

Google has had a lawsuit in Illinois over its facial-recognition software thrown out, with a judge dismissing the case on the grounds that the plaintiff in the case did not suffer “concrete injuries,” Bloomberg reported on Saturday. The ruling puts to rest one of three lawsuits against major tech companies for alleged…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Snapchat, Surveillance, Illinois, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Google Photos, Biometric Information Privacy Act

Google Photos Now Allows Twice As Many Pics in Live Albums

Storing high-quality pics is a constant pain for any photographer. Relying upon “free accounts” with any web-based service is also prone to future problems. That said, it never stops us from trying to find the next good deal in photo storage – “free” being the price most of us want. Just as Flickr shrinks its library sizes for free users, Google steps into the fray with an expansion of Google Photos that doubles the number of pics you can hold in a live album. Image via Pixabay from
Tags: Apple, Google, Photography, News, Google Photos, Pixabay, Pexels com Google Photos

I switch phones at least 6 times a year — here’s how I easily transfer everything from one phone to another

My SIM card finds its way into at least six different smartphones during the course of a year. It's unusual for a typical smartphone user, but for a tech journalist who reviews smartphones, it's pretty normal.  Phone after phone, I've developed some habits that make it easier to switch devices without starting from scratch. I review a ton of different smartphones, as part of my job. I mostly switch between Android devices, and Google makes it incredibly easy to transfer everything from one ph...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Google Photos, Android Google, Google Account

Google Announces Shutdown of Allo App, Makes New Plans for Business Messaging

When it comes to search, Google has no equal, but the company just doesn’t seem to get messaging right. The shutting down of Allo two years after it was announced at I/O 2016 is the latest example. Allo App is Shutting Down Google officially announced it is shutting down Allo after pausing further investment in the app earlier this year. The decision came about because Google wasn’t achieving the right numbers in terms of downloads and Allo just wasn’t getting the necessary traction to warran...
Tags: Apple, Google, Sales, Google Photos, Technology Trends, Rich Communication Services, Allo, Allo Google

Deck the halls with help from Google Home Hub

Ahh, the holidays. It's the time of year where you might want to sink into your couch for a movie marathon, but you also have to chase a few toddlers around and get ready to host your entire family for dinner. This season, we’re here to help with a few ways you can take the hassle out of the holidays with Google Home Hub. Get festive Quit digging under the Christmas tree to turn on the lights—ask Google Home Hub to do it for you by plugging your lights into a compatible smart plug. Then say, “He...
Tags: Google, Santa, Google Photos, Sephora, Hub, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Home Hub, Santa If