When the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL models rolled out last year, Google promised owners of the two devices unlimited free storage of original quality photos and videos in Google Photo. No expiration date was ever mentioned. So when the word came from Mountain View that Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL owners will get the same treatment of their photos and videos, but only through the end of 2020, beads of sweat started to drip off owners of the first-gen models. Would their unlimited storage of original quality photos and videos also expire after three more years?
Don’t you just love it when you’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and you keep being bombarded with random, autoplaying videos you couldn’t care less about? No? Something must be wrong with you, then — after all, it’s not just Facebook that’s doing it; there’s also Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and every other second-grade social media platform. So it must be what the consumers want, otherwise no one would be doing it — right?
Google Photos has received a neat new functionality. Version 3.6 of the app now enables faster video sharing for users living in areas with poor network coverage.
In its never ending mission to map the world, Google is now encouraging Maps users to upload short, Instagram-style videos to the platform.
That’s definitely the idea behind a new app from Ataru Tou called MagicMovieCamera, which lets you place various virtual objects in real spaces and then record yourself reacting those objects.
What is this good for? Why an enhanced version of the Mannequin Challenge, of course. Or maybe even pretending you’re Neo in The Matrix.
Today at IFA 2017, Sony unveiled three brand new smartphones: Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact, and Xperia XA1 Plus. Interestingly, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, both of which offer high-end features, will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, likely being among the first in the world to do so. But the mid-range XA1 Plus (running Android 7 Nougat) is not to be overlooked, as it packs a generous 3430 mAh battery – the largest we’ve seen on a modern Sony phone thus far.
Trying to lure consumers into buying its new handsets, Sony released promo videos for each of them. As …
Before Samsung reveals its next big thing, the South Korean company offers us a sneak peek at what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8. Two new video teaser hint to some of the features that Samsung believes are worth marketing before the phablet goes official.
The first video teases the optical zoom feature of the Galaxy Note 8’s camera, as well as the bokeh effect that users will be able to get while capturing shots. This comes in line with previous reports suggesting Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will feature 2x optical zoom or 3x zoom.
Of course, one of …
Apple released several videos today showing the Apple iPad, iPad Pro, and iOS 11. The first video shows how you can take advantage of the new capabilities of the dock. You can customize the dock by dragging more apps to it. It also will show the last app that you used on your tablet, on your iPhone and even on your Mac. Long pressing on an app will reveal the latest files you have worked on.
Another video shows you “How to effortlessly scan, sign, and send a document with iOS 11.” This is done using the iPad Pro and iOS 11. That combination also teams up with an Apple Pencil in another video …