Google Pixel : Pose by you, Phone by Google

Google is on a roll ever since and even before October 4 when it launched the first phones “made by Google.” The Search giant is really ramping up its advertising skills (and budget) for the Pixel and Pixel XL while we wait for the phones to ship starting October 20th in the States and 26th in India. This is probably a result of the fact that these phones are not LG Nexus 5X or Huawei Nexus 6P but Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Releasing phones under its own brand name has got Google to push them hard and this is the third ad within a week.

And I have to say, Google is killing it with these ads. The Pixel and Pixel XL have already sold the first batch within days. Continue reading “Google Pixel : Pose by you, Phone by Google”

Google’s busy Monday included feature-full updates to Play Books, Photos & a new app called Google Trips

Apart from the official invite, teaser video, and a website for the October 4th event in San Francisco, Google had a pretty busy Monday rolling out app updates introducing new features and a brand new travel assistant app. Yes, a Monday!

Let’s take a quick look at what’s the new and exciting.

Continue reading “Google’s busy Monday included feature-full updates to Play Books, Photos & a new app called Google Trips”

OneDrive cribbed a lot from Google Photos for its new update

Oh, and all your ‘Pokémon Go’ screenshots will be grouped by creature type now too.

Competition is good for everyone. Case in point: Microsoft has added some features to the OneDrive platform that should be pretty familiar to anyone accustomed to Google Photos. First up are Automatic Albums, which, as the name implies, groups photos together based on metadata to give you a comprehensive view of a given time period’s events. In a neat twist, the folks in Redmond say that every Monday morning the service will automatically create albums of the pictures you took over the weekend. The platform will do a TimeHop-style “On this day” photo-resurfacing as well.

Additionally, you can use emoji (yep, really) to search your uploads, and the folder view page and Windows 10 Photos app have also gotten an overhaul. Microsoft’s love of Pokémon Go is on display here too: screenshots from the game will be grouped according to pocket monster, using machine learning to ID and group them. Now that shot of a Pidgey sitting on your BFF’s shoulder will only a couple of taps away.

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