You won’t be disappointed with Google Photos

I’ve been using Google Photos for only a few days and I’m already hooked on it. This is much, much more than a photo uploading service. Once uploaded, you can browse your collection according to people (via facial recognition), places, and even events.  I love the added feature whereby it attempts to create animations when you take a few photos in one spot.

It’s a must. Get it, use it, love it!  Mossberg’s review below goes into great detail.

The new Google Photos brings the company’s expertise in artificial intelligence, data mining and machine learning to bear on the task of storing, organizing and finding your photos. And that, combined with its cross-platform approach, makes it the best of breed.

Source: Google Photos: The Mossberg Review | Re/code

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Did you get your Windows 10 Free Upgrade notification today?

This morning I saw an interesting desktop notification for the first time:


After opening it, was somewhat surprised to see that Microsoft determined I was ready for the free Windows 10 upgrade.



Very smart marketing. Got to admit that I’m intrigued. So I started the upgrade process. I’m a little nervous as I really can’t afford to “break” anything but right now, I’m proceeding with the download.



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Google Mobile Phone Service coming to Hawaii?

While it’s not in Hawaii yet, bringing more choices to Hawaii is always a good thing for consumers.

Hawaii regulators have granted permission to a subsidiary of Google Inc. to provide its new wireless phone service in Hawaii as part of a nationwide plan, according to a public filing this week.

Source: Google gets approval to offer mobile phone service in Hawaii – Pacific Business News

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Using your  Apple Watch while driving could get you a ticket.

Better check local laws that dictate how you can use electronic devices while driving.

Macesin was hit with a $120 fine for violating the Quebec Highway Safety Code, which states “no person may, while driving a road vehicle, use a hand-held device that includes a telephone function.”

Source: Man ticketed for using Apple Watch while driving | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews

Store all your photos online, free, with Google

We live in a digital photo world, snapping hundreds (if not thousands) of pictures per month. You can safely back them all up, for free. Nice job, Google!

With Google Photos, you can now backup and store unlimited, high-quality photos and videos, for free. We maintain the original resolution up to 16MP for photos, and 1080p high-definition for videos, and store compressed versions of the photos and videos in beautiful, print-quality resolution.

Source: Official Google Blog: Picture this: A fresh approach to Photos