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Chromecast’s Backdrop becomes Ambient Mode, adds low-bandwidth mode, temporarily removes the News source

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Last week, Cody spotted a change in the Google Home app for Chromecasts: the Backdrop feature was renamed to Ambient Mode. However, at the time, there was nothing functionally different. That is changing now, as the completely overhauled Ambient Mode settings have started to show up for some of us.

Ambient Mode organizes the settings in a new way. First, you have your different sources grouped into three categories: Photo frame, Art gallery, and Experimental.

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Chromecast's Backdrop becomes Ambient Mode, adds low-bandwidth mode, temporarily removes the News source was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Live] Chrome may soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Google added the option to customize Chrome's new tab page with a very familiar-looking selection of wallpapers last month. But if you thought Google was done working on the new tab page, you'd be wrong. About Chromebooks recently discovered a new change in Chromium Gerrit that'll allow users to import their new tab backgrounds from Google Photos as well.

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[Update: Live] Chrome may soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome to soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Google added the option to customize Chrome's new tab page with a very familiar-looking selection of wallpapers last month. But if you thought Google was done working on the new tab page, you'd be wrong. About Chromebooks recently discovered a new change in Chromium Gerrit that'll allow users to import their new tab backgrounds from Google Photos as well.

Here's the Gerrit entry ('NTP' is short for 'new tab page'):

[NTP] Add Google Photos option for custom backgrounds

Allow users to select one of their photos from Google Photos and set it as the NTP background image.

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Chrome to soon add ability to import new tab backgrounds from Google Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Searching ‘420’ in Google Photos does exactly what you think it does

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Google Photos knows everything about you, and by "everything" we mean everything. Yes, including your 4/20 activities. Your smoke vapors have gone all the way up to its cloud servers and it can find every single one of them. You must have thought this is pot-entially harmless, but knowing Google, that weed be a little naive. 

In case you can't tell from the screenshot above, Google Photos finds relevant results for a "420" search.

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Searching '420' in Google Photos does exactly what you think it does was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[D’aw] Google Photos can now create ‘Love Story’ movies

Monday, June 25th, 2018

One of the neat features of Google Photos is that it can automatically create videos around certain ideas. Just select a theme, choose the people (or pets, depending on which theme), and Photos takes care of the rest. Now, a new, couple-focused theme is available: Love Story.

The card for the Love Story theme says it's designed to "Celebrate a romantic relationship," and that it works best if you have a lot of pictures of yourself with your significant other.

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[D'aw] Google Photos can now create 'Love Story' movies was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos v3.23 prepares adjustable bokeh effect, frees up storage space by lowering saved photo quality, and more [APK Teardown]

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Google Photos version 3.23 just started making the rounds, but there doesn't appear to be anything immediately changing with the update. However, the traditional clues about upcoming features are certainly there to be seen. We can look forward to applying some of those smooth bokeh effects of portrait mode, and this time, we'll control the intensity of the blur. There will also be a new option to downgrade your already backed-up photos to high quality so you can get back some of that cloud storage.

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Google Photos v3.23 prepares adjustable bokeh effect, frees up storage space by lowering saved photo quality, and more [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Tip: Google Photos can find all the photos you’ve taken at “work”

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Photos is one of Google's most amazing beasts. Ever since its announcement, this app and service has been improving and adding useful features, the last of which is a new smart option that groups similar pictures and suggests the best one to keep. But did you know that you can search Photos for "work" and get all the images you've snapped at work? I didn't.

We're not sure how new or old the functionality is, but we just ran across it and it seems very helpful.

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Tip: Google Photos can find all the photos you've taken at "work" was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos starts grouping, suggesting best of similar photos for some

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Google Photos is known for a lot of pretty-much-magic machine learning features, and it seems it's getting a new one. As reported by one of our readers, Photos now recognizes when multiple photos in your library were taken at about the same time of the same thing, and will group them together and highlight the one its algorithms consider the best.

The grouping works similarly to burst and portrait photos: only one thumbnail is shown in your library with an icon to indicate there are multiple photos inside.

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Google Photos starts grouping, suggesting best of similar photos for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos now lets you edit photo locations on the web

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Google Photos is a great product for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its superb search function that allows you do find shots based on what's in them, when they were taken, or even where they were taken. Some pictures, though, don't have location data. Now, Google Photos is rolling out the ability to add or edit photo locations manually from its web interface.

The option shows up in the info tab (that i in a circle).

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Google Photos now lets you edit photo locations on the web was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Likes for photos and videos in shared albums are rolling out to more people in Google Photos

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Back in the beginning of March, we spotted an upcoming "like" feature, along with a heart icon, in a Google Photos APK teardown. Three months later, likes are rolling out to many for shared photos and videos, and they function exactly as you'd expect them to.

left: Before, with three icons. right: Now, with four icons.

In photos, videos, and albums you've shared, a little heart icon will now be visible at the bottom of the screen.

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Likes for photos and videos in shared albums are rolling out to more people in Google Photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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