Google Photos iPhone Loophole Is A ‘Bug’ That Google Plans To Fix

Last week, it was discovered that there was a loophole in Google Photos that allowed iPhone users to upload unlimited original quality images to the website for free. It was quite the revelation, but it seems that Google has since caught on to it and it looks like they are calling this a “bug” and plan on fixing it.


Loophole Gives iPhone Users Free Unlimited Original Quality Google Photos Storage

Google Photos offer users two storage options: a free unlimited tier that is capped at a certain resolution/file size, and another tier that lets you store photos in its original resolution above a certain resolution, but that is limited and you will need to pay if you want additional storage. However, it seems that there is a loophole that gives iPhone users the second storage option for free.


Pixel 4 Will Not Come With Unlimited Google Photos ‘Original Quality’ Photo Backups

One of the selling points of Google’s Pixel smartphones was that it came with free unlimited storage on Google Photos. Google Photos already offers free unlimited storage, but it caps it at a certain resolution, but with Pixel phones, Google offers free unlimited original quality photo backups. This means that you get to store your photos at full resolution for free.


Google Photos Now Lets You Search For Text In Photos

Have you ever taken a photo and it contains text and you wanted to search for that text within it? We’re not sure how many of you would have need for such a feature, but the good news is that if you use Google Photos, Google has announced that the service will be gaining a new Lens feature that will allow users to search for text within their photos.


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Google Introduces ‘Gallery Go’, A Lightweight Alternative To Google Photos

There are many parts of the world in which data can be expensive and internet can be slow and unreliable. This means instead of being concerned about whether your video can be streamed in 4K, some are worried if their videos can even stream smoothly at all, or if their videos won’t eat up all of their data.


Your ‘Privately’ Shared Google Photos Links Are Actually Not So Private

Google Photos is great because as a cloud-based photo storage system, it allows users to upload photos that can be accessed anywhere. Users can also create photo albums and share those privately with friends or family members, or at least that’s what many have been led to believe.


Google Drive And Photos Integration Is Ending To Reduce Confusion

It has long been possible to sync uploads between Google Photos and Google Drive but that will no longer the case. Google has decided to end the integration between these two services in the interest of reducing confusion for its users. The idea here is to simplify the experience across Drive and Photos.


Google Photos Folder Might Stop Syncing With Google Drive Soon

With Google Photos and Google Drive being Google products, it’s not surprising that they kind of tie-in with each other. For example, you can view your Google Photos through Drive via the app, and if you did enjoy the fact that they synced with each other, you might be in for some bad news.


‘Express Backup’ Feature Rolling Out To Google Photos

The way we consume media these days and with our phones being such accessible cameras, it is easy to accumulate a ton of photos and videos without knowing about it. Unfortunately what this means is that when it comes to backing up content, it can take a while especially if you don’t do it often which ends up creating a backlog.


Google Photos Live Albums Limit Raised To 20,000 Images

The Live Albums feature for Google Photos went live earlier this year. It relies on Google’s machine learning prowess to automatically add photos of people and pets to a custom album. The amount of images that could be stored on these auto-populating albums was 10,000 at launch in October. Google has now doubled the limit to 20,000 images.


Unsupported Videos Uploaded To Google Photos Will Now Take Up Storage Space

One of the perks of using Google Photos is its unlimited storage for photos and videos kept under a certain size. For the most part this is a pretty good deal unless you’re a professional photographer or videographer that requires their files to be of a high-resolution for editing and printing purposes.


Google Photos For iOS Updated With Depth Control Editing

One of the features of Apple’s newer iPhones is Portrait Mode. This basically allows users to take a photo with their iPhone where it then applies bokeh to the image to help foreground objects stand out from the background. Apple further enhanced it by allowing users to edit the amount of bokeh after the photo was taken.


Google Confirms 10,000 Photo Limit For Live Albums

Google Photos lets users upload unlimited photos as long as they are kept under a certain megapixel count. However it should be noted that while photo upload and storage is unlimited, it has been discovered that Google’s Live Albums do come with a limit of 10,000 images per album.


How To Rotate A Video (Android)

Shooting a video on your smartphone is done easily, but it can become quite frustrating when the final product is not what you expected. In this particular case, we are referring to video orientation, which can be “wrong” for various reasons.