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Picasa update brings Google+ Auto Backup to the desktop

Google+ Auto Backup is a convenient way to make sure all of the images you capture with your smartphone are being backed up. But while that takes care of the images you take with your internet connected smartphone or tablet, it doesn't offer much for those who save images from a regular camera on their computer. Well, it seems a bit of Google+ Auto Backup desktop convenience has been added with the latest update for Picasa.

Google is evolving into Google+

Steve Grove is a member of the Google+ team. A three-year member of the team to be specific, but more important than the length of time he has been with the team, Grove recently spoke with LiveMint and had some interesting comments about Google+. And one of those comments touched on "the next version of Google."

Google’s VP says they knew there were ‘problems’ with YouTube comments

YouTube’s commenting system was a mess prior to Google+. When Google stepped in to involve their social platform, it took a drastic step toward ending the misogyny and blind hate. Google+, by nature, gives moderators better tools for weeding out those who want to be rude. It didn’t sit well with some YouTubers, drawing petitions for Google to revert back, even causing the founder of YouTube to lash out.

Google’s GIFt to you: falling snow and twinkling lights

Google is making a big push to be your go-to source for photography. Part of their strategy is image enhancement, be it automatically touching up or backing up your device photos in the cloud. Another subtle strategy involves turning your photos — when taken in rapid succession — into GIFs. Two new features, announced today, promise to improve on Google’s GIF capabilities.
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