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.