An important piece of Adobe is going Google. Rather than an app, the new addition is Adobe’s now former head of Photoshop, John Nack. After 14 years at Adobe, Nack now says he’s joining Google’s digital photography team.
Users and fans of CyanogenMod will already be familiar with how the custom ROM tries to take a good idea and makes it better. Next on its hit list is the AOSP gallery app, which it has weighed and found lacking, and will soon be replaced by its very own GalleryNext.
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.
Did you enjoy the falling snow autoawesome feature Google rolled out a few days ago? We did, but who wants to go outside and snap pics? It’s cold out there. We like to be bundled up inside, safely tucked away from jack frost. Google knows us too well, and has introduced a fun new feature for the holidays. It’s something we’re all very, very familiar with, too.
Google+ is being updated today, bringing some bug fixes along with a few new features. The feature updates have a lot to do with the Google+ Photos app, as Google prepares itself as a contender for your photo storage and sharing hub. The update also brings changes to “Locations”, should you find yourself using it.
Dayframe is an app that will turn your Android handset into a photo frame. This one comes by way of Cloud.tv, the same team responsible for HD Widgets and should not be confused with Daydream, the Jelly Bean feature. The Dayframe app is set to arrive in the Play Store on November 12th, however we took advantage of the beta program to get an early look.
With the rate that new mobile devices are churned out and bought these days, there is bound to be one or two old, unused tablet or smartphone lying around in people's homes, gathering dust. While more advanced or adventurous owners might have some esoteric idea for those gadgets, regular users might just opt to dedicate the hardware for something less grandiose, such as a digital photo frame to showcase your family photos in the living room.
While Google added some new features across Hangouts and for Photos, they began the event with some numbers. Specifically, Vic Gundotra began the "Morning with Google+" event with a section called Momentum. Basically, this was an update on Google+ itself, which offered the reminder about how Google+ opened to the public in September 2011 and how Google ships a new version "almost" every day.
The extremely popular photo hosting and social site Imgur released their app for Android back in June, and they've been extremely busy updating it rather often with improvements. The last was earlier this month, and yesterday they pushed a pretty large update that is all about, well, photos of course.