Google Photos to allow grouping of similar pictures taken around the same time

Google is bringing new features to Photos, but many of these improvements go unnoticed if you don’t know where to look. Also, some may not even be available to all Google Photos users yet, as the search giant is testing many of these new features before launching them worldwide.

The last addition to the Android app managing your photos has been recently spotted by some users and it’s supposed to improve the way pictures are grouped by Google Photos.

Basically, the app can now group together pictures that have been captured around the same time and have the same subject(s). Besides …

Google Photos update adds option to bookmark favorite photos

Google has been working to bring a lot of new features and improvements to the Google Photos app, but there is still a lot that hasn’t even been mentioned by the search giant (bring Folders please).

The last new feature recently introduced by developers is the option to mark photos as favorites by tapping the star-shaped icon that appears above every photo in Google Photos. Then, if you head to the Albums tab, you can view all your favorite photos in just one place.

The new feature is pretty neat and useful, but there are other improvements that Google must definitely add to …

Colin the Caterpillar crashed Prince Harry's stag do and the photos are frankly outrageous


Anyone who saw the pictures from Colin the Caterpillar’s 25th birthday will know that he’s something of a reckless drunk.

Shots, pints, kebabs. Frankly, it isn’t pretty.

Since that now-infamous night out, though, he’s kept things fairly quiet on the Instagram front. He’s probably trying to keep his public profile professional.

Until now, anyway.

Prince Harry recently had his stag do in the run-up to his royal wedding, and Colin the Caterpillar was one of several celebrities to receive an invite.

Clearly the prospect of re-igniting his social media following with some inside snaps from the big night was simply too much to resist… Read more…

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LG G7 ThinQ promises better photos through AI, and here's the difference

Artificial intelligence – is it the future of smartphone photography, or just a fad bound to fade away? We’re not quite sure yet, but LG is definitely optimistic about AI and its potential to bring the smartphone experience to the next level. 
The LG G7 ThinQ – the company’s latest flagship phone – comes with multiple AI-based tricks in its arsenal, and one of them is the AI CAM mode, accessible with a tap from within the camera app. What does it do? In a nutshell, AI CAM scans the frame for objects that it can recognize – from pets and people to food …

New OnePlus 6 photos leak out, size its notch against the iPhone X and OnePlus 5T

OnePlus may be gearing up to unveil its 2018 flagship in two weeks, but the gist of it is already known, and leaks are coming as if there is no tomorrow. Fans of the OnePlus brand are expecting the upcoming OnePlus 6 to be the cheapest phone with Snapdragon 845 when it lands, but those calculations might be off the mark, as a recent rumor indicates. 
Still, there appears to be a healthy interest in its overall looks and today’s leak fleshes out the design quite a bit more, revealing the phone from all sides. It also gets sized up with an iPhone X to mark how much …

Instagram update makes it easier to upload photos and videos to Stories

Photo and video sharing app Instagram announced today, that it has added some updates that make it faster and easier to upload photos and videos to your Instagram Stories. Now, multiple pictures and videos can be uploaded all at the same time. When you go to upload media, you’ll find a new icon in the top right corner. Tap on it and you will be able to select from up to 10 photos or videos from your gallery. The edit screen will show a preview of all the pictures and videos you’ve selected on the bottom of the screen. Tap on each one to edit the images or videos individually using the tools at …

New Apple videos poke fun at Google Play Store, non-iPhone portrait photos

Apple just released two short videos aimed at convincing non-iOS users to switch to an iPhone. Of course, by non-iOS, we basically mean Android, since this is the only other smartphone platform that’s relevant right now.
The first new Apple video compares “your” app store to the App Store, poking fun at the former for being unsafe and possibly containing apps that figuratively blow up in your face. The video doesn’t mention Google’s Play Store, but, let’s be honest, this is the only non-Apple app sore that matters, and it’s obviously the focus of the video.  
Historically, …

Apple removes app that allowed teens to hide photos behind a real calculator

Apple has yanked the Private Photos (Calculator%) app from the App Store. The app allowed users to hide secret photos behind a real functioning calculator, which made it a favorite among enterprising teenagers. U.K. police say that Private Photos (Calculator%) figures in a current investigation, and child welfare groups spoke out against it. The earliest complaint about the app dates back to 2015 when U.S. district attorney Pamela Casey warned parents about it on her Facebook page.

Experts on digital safety ripped Private Photos (Calculator%), placing it on a danger list aimed at …

Facebook faces Class Action suit over facial recognition on photos

Whoa! We nearly went a full day without some negative news on Facebook breaking. As it turns out, in San Francisco federal court today, U.S. District Judge James Donato certified a class action suit against Facebook. This allows for the consolidation of several suits against the company, all with the same allegations, down to one. In this case, the plaintiffs are claiming that the social network illegally used a facial recognition system on photos without users’ permission.

Facebook is creating and storing “face templates” based on facial characteristics found in photos. It has been doing …

LG G7 ThinQ appears in leaked photos, notch and all

Pictures of LG’s 2018 flagship have leaked, and the boot screen reveals that it will indeed be named the LG G7 ThinQ. The pictures show a notch located on the top of the display, and the phone’s model number is LG-G710TM. Said to be undergoing early testing in the states, the handset is expected to be released sometime next month. The inclusion of the ThinQ branding on the phone’s boot screen means that the device will have some AI capabilities that are similar to what is available on the LG V30S. 

The latest rumored specs call for the LG G7 ThinQ to be equipped with a 6.1-inch LCD …