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Free Photos storage ending; should you pay for Google One?

17 May 2021

Free Photos storage ending; should you pay for Google One?

Google has been paywalling a number of services as of last year. Now, it appears to be Google Photos' turn. Google users will lose access to the app's free cloud backup service on June 1, unless they subscribe to a Google One membership.

Google Photos gets new 'Sharpen' and 'Denoise' photo editing effects

25 Apr 2021

Google Photos gets new 'Sharpen' and 'Denoise' photo editing effects

Google Photos has been one of the most popular gallery apps on Android, pre-loaded on many Android phones.

No free unlimited Google Photos storage from 2021: Details here

12 Nov 2020

No free unlimited Google Photos storage from 2021: Details here

Google has announced that it will be ending the free unlimited storage feature on Google Photos from next year.

#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India

30 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India

Amid heightened tensions along the LAC, the Government of India has taken the decision to ban as many as 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

28 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple Silicon, iOS 14, fancy new phones, and more

This week has been all about consumer technology, thanks to Apple.

New logo to interface, here's how Google Photos is changing

26 Jun 2020

New logo to interface, here's how Google Photos is changing

With over a billion active users, Google Photos serves as an ideal cloud storage solution to preserve precious photos and videos and revisit them whenever, wherever needed.

#TechBytes: How to transfer Facebook photos, videos to Google Photos

07 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: How to transfer Facebook photos, videos to Google Photos

A few months ago, Facebook announced a tool to let select users port their photos/videos to Google Photos.

Shocking! Private videos in Google Photos sent to strangers

05 Feb 2020

Shocking! Private videos in Google Photos sent to strangers

In a major shocker, Google has admitted to inadvertently sending some people's private videos uploaded on Google Photos to complete strangers.

Now, you will get alerts about third-party logins with Facebook

16 Jan 2020

Now, you will get alerts about third-party logins with Facebook

As politicians continue to raise concerns over the trove of data Facebook has access to, the social network is doing everything possible to make users feel that their information is in safe hands.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

29 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

Even as the world celebrated Christmas this week, there were some interesting developments in the sphere of technology.

Soon, Google Photos will let you zoom in on videos

26 Dec 2019

Soon, Google Photos will let you zoom in on videos

After Lens-powered search functions, Google is gearing up to add another handy capability into Photos - Video Zooming.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Nokia TV, Echo Input Portable, Android flaw, and more

08 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Nokia TV, Echo Input Portable, Android flaw, and more

In the first week of December, we saw some big developments in consumer tech, thanks to the launch of a Nokia-branded TV and Amazon's first wireless Echo smart speaker.

Now, Google is adding instant chat into Photos. But, why?

04 Dec 2019

Now, Google is adding instant chat into Photos. But, why?

From Google Talk and Voice to Google+ Hangouts and Allo, Google has created way too many messaging and communication apps over the years.

Now, you can transfer your Facebook photos/videos to Google Photos

03 Dec 2019

Now, you can transfer your Facebook photos/videos to Google Photos

In another effort to give users a sense of control over their data, Facebook is launching a tool to enable instant media transfer.

Google Photos enables manual face tagging: How to use it

01 Dec 2019

Google Photos enables manual face tagging: How to use it

After offering a bunch of AI-powered quirks (sometimes even unnecessary ones) into its Photos app, Google is finally adding something we all have wanted for so long - manual face tagging.

iPhone users can save unlimited original-quality images in Google Photos

19 Oct 2019

iPhone users can save unlimited original-quality images in Google Photos

Google Photos makes an ideal cloud backup service to keep years-old memories, be it photos or videos, perfectly safe.

Instagram is also getting a dark mode: Details here

25 Sep 2019

Instagram is also getting a dark mode: Details here

After Slack, Gmail, and Google Photos, Instagram has joined the long list of services that are getting a dedicated dark mode.

You can now share WhatsApp Status updates as Facebook Stories

18 Sep 2019

You can now share WhatsApp Status updates as Facebook Stories

After months of beta testing, WhatsApp has released the ability to let users share their statuses to Facebook.

Google Nest Hub launched in India for Rs. 10,000

26 Aug 2019

Google Nest Hub launched in India for Rs. 10,000

Expanding its portfolio of smart devices in India, Google has launched its Nest Hub in the country for Rs. 9,999.

Now, you can search for text in Google Photos' images

24 Aug 2019

Now, you can search for text in Google Photos' images

Google Photos is getting better than ever, thanks to some amazing features by the search giant.

Now, you can use simple gestures to switch Google accounts

19 Aug 2019

Now, you can use simple gestures to switch Google accounts

In a bid to make its services more convenient to use, Google is adding a handy new capability into its Android/iOS apps - the ability to switch accounts with gestures.

Your privately-shared Google Photos are not fully secure: Here's why

19 Jul 2019

Your privately-shared Google Photos are not fully secure: Here's why

Google Photos makes an ideal platform to back up images and videos.

Soon, WhatsApp will share Statuses to your Facebook account

27 Jun 2019

Soon, WhatsApp will share Statuses to your Facebook account

WhatsApp appears to be testing a new feature, an option that would let you share your Statuses to Facebook.

Google's security tools can shield you from cyber-attacks: Details here

19 May 2019

Google's security tools can shield you from cyber-attacks: Details here

Google has long been asking users to enable its security tools for shielding all its services - from Gmail to Google Photos - from hacking attempts.

How to save photos online without using too much data

22 Mar 2019

How to save photos online without using too much data

With cloud storage services, we all got a way to save our phones' precious storage without deleting the memories of our loved ones.

Google Photos' bug exposed location histories: Here's how

22 Mar 2019

Google Photos' bug exposed location histories: Here's how

Google's cloud-based Photos service was marred by a bug, a vulnerability that opened gates for attackers to approximate location of images stored in an account.

Shocking! Android TV exposes strangers' private Google Photos as screensavers

05 Mar 2019

Shocking! Android TV exposes strangers' private Google Photos as screensavers

Today, even if you keep your accounts fully-secured, there's no way to dodge privacy-compromising bugs.

Here's how you can save space on your low-end cellphones

21 Feb 2019

Here's how you can save space on your low-end cellphones

The sheer amount of apps, games, and content we consume destroys the space on our phones.

Google+ losing key features next week, shuttering on April 2

31 Jan 2019

Google+ losing key features next week, shuttering on April 2

After back-to-back data leaks, Google's failed social media platform, Google+, is on the verge of being buried.

By typing Captcha, you are actually helping Google. Read how

29 Jan 2019

By typing Captcha, you are actually helping Google. Read how

Have you ever come across the word 'Captcha' on the Internet while entering a password or filling a form, and Google says it is to prove that you are human?

Moments, Facebook's rarely-used, photo-sharing app to shut down next month

28 Jan 2019

Moments, Facebook's rarely-used, photo-sharing app to shut down next month

Facebook has announced that it is shutting down its standalone photo-sharing app, Moments, next month.

Google Photos ends unlimited storage for certain videos: Details here

12 Dec 2018

Google Photos ends unlimited storage for certain videos: Details here

Most of us use Google Photos, thanks to its ability to sync photos and videos seamlessly with our Google accounts.

Want to improve battery life of your smartphone? Try this

06 Dec 2018

Want to improve battery life of your smartphone? Try this

Modern-day smartphones are not just phones for calling or texting, they are 'feature-packed' computing devices aimed at simplifying our lives, making things 'smarter'.

#TechBytes: 5 useful Google Assistant tricks you didn't know about

24 Nov 2018

#TechBytes: 5 useful Google Assistant tricks you didn't know about

Among all digital helpers, Google Assistant takes the top spot with its quirky replies and a host of productivity-focused features.

Selling your Android phone? Don't forget to follow these steps

02 Nov 2018

Selling your Android phone? Don't forget to follow these steps

As the festive season sets in, many of you would be thinking of selling or trading in your Android smartphone for a new one.

Meet Google Home Hub: A 'camera-less' smart display

10 Oct 2018

Meet Google Home Hub: A 'camera-less' smart display

Yes, the new Pixel devices are here. They're pretty colorful and interesting, but what drew most of our attention at the recent #MadeByGoogle event is the company's new smart display - Google Home Hub.

5 best cloud storage apps for every smartphone user

19 Sep 2018

5 best cloud storage apps for every smartphone user

Our smartphones are packed with limited storage and thus, storing high-quality pictures and videos, documents along with countless apps and games is obviously quite difficult.

How Google helped this Mumbai woman find her stolen smartphone

09 Aug 2018

How Google helped this Mumbai woman find her stolen smartphone

With quick thinking and some help from Google, a Mumbai woman managed to nab the man who had stolen her phone.

7 advantages Android users have over iOS users

01 Aug 2018

7 advantages Android users have over iOS users

The 'Android vs iOS' debate has been raging for over a decade now, and despite different groups putting forth different arguments, there seems to be no resolution to it.

6 key takeaways from Google I/O 2018

12 May 2018

6 key takeaways from Google I/O 2018

Google I/O 2018, the company's annual developer conference, has just concluded in California.