We're all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one's really sure about how to organise it all — though Apple and Google keep trying. Android and iOS both have smart photo services built in nowadays, but what happens when you want to jump from one to the other? Here's what you need to know.
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For a lot of us, the only reason you even snap a photo in the first place is so you can share it with family and friends. The problem is, most of the time you don't want to blast all of your friends on Facebook or Twitter with pictures from your kid's birthday party. This can make sharing personal photos a little more difficult. Here are a handful of apps that help mitigate that problem by making it easier to share more selectively.
This holiday season, there's a good chance you'll wind up going through dusty old printed photos with friends and family — photos you can't see anywhere on the web. That's because these old photos are usually confined to a shoe box or binder hidden in the attic or storage closet. You might flip through them occasionally, but that's it. They go right back to their storage place. Google wants to change that by making it easier to make digital backups of these old photos, so you can share them online.
The United States may have avoided the brunt of Hurricane Matthew's deadly rain and wind storms, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Southeast coast from receiving severe damage. After Hurricane Matthew rolled through the Caribbean and killed nearly 900 people in Haiti, the storm continued along the US Southeastern coast, pummelling states like Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina all weekend.
Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. The problem is, both Apple and Google have great photo-storage services, and it's hard to know which one is actually better. Here's how Apple Photos and Google Photos stack up against each other.
Snapchat made its name as the ephemeral social app, where your photos are lost forever after a few seconds of looking at them. But it's not at all difficult to save your Snapchats for posterity. Here's how to keep any images you send or receive and back them up in the cloud.
It's nice having a camera on-hand anywhere you take your phone, but organising all of those pictures can turn into a chore. Luckily, there are a handful of apps that make it easy to clean up you phone's storage in just a few minutes. These four apps are specifically built to organise your photos with very little effort at all.
You don't necessarily need Photoshop or a desktop computer to employ eye-catching photo editing techniques. You just need your regular smartphone and a well-chosen app to go with it. Here are some of the best tricks you can do with the gadget in your pocket, with no expert training required.
The 2016 Summer Olympics are scheduled to kick off in Rio de Janeiro in two weeks. The Games will undoubtedly draw many people, both in person and via broadcasts. But while the events themselves are the attraction, a new photo series from the Associated Press shows the devastating reality of what's happening just beyond the Olympic Village in Rio's violent, gang-dominated slums.
In the never-ending quest for great mobile photos, it can be tempting to ditch the camera app that comes with your phone for something far more advanced and exotic. However, if you know what you're doing, you can get some high-quality results from the default camera app on your iPhone or Android device — and here's how.
Flat, two-dimensional photos are old news. The future is 360-degree photos that let you look around in any direction from a single standing position. You can share 360-degree photos everywhere from Facebook to Street View, and unlike 360 video, they can be easily snapped using the phone you've already got. Here's how to get started.
There's a good chance your Facebook posts from the mid-aughts are a total disaster: blurry, low-res pics of your college dorm room and status updates about what you ate for dinner. It was a time before anyone truly understood the importance and longevity of social media. Still, if anyone could have anticipated exactly how bad those posts would look in a few years, you'd assume it'd be the guy who created the website. Well, you'd be wrong.
The iPhone 6s came with some neat gimmicky stuff. One of those new additions that walked that perilous line between utility and stupidity was Live Photos. Apple described it as "unlike any other way to interact with photos". We thought they were basically GIFs but less useful. Google must agree with us because the Android-maker just released an iOS app to make Live Photos better called Motion Stills.
If you're still using the default photo management options that come pre-installed on your phone, you're missing out. There are a ton of innovative third-party album apps out there, all of which are designed to make managing and sharing your photos easier. Here are the ones that impressed us most.