For Google users, the auto sync of photos and videos with Google Drive and Google Photos was not ideal. The search engine addressed this feedback and made some changes. Google Drive and Photos will not automatically sync photos and videos starting July 10 according to a blog post Wednesday. Previously, users who had images or videos on either Drive or Photos would see them show up in the other, which caused some confusion among users. "We've heard that many of you would like more granular control when copying photos and videos from Drive into Photos," Dan Schlosser, product manager of Google Drive, and Jason Gupta, product manager of Google Photos, said in the post. In July, Google Photos users will see an "Upload from Drive" option that will let them move over photos and videos from Google Drive to their Photo account. Those who want to auto sync items to both accounts can still do so on Windows or macOS with Google's Backup and Sync app. Photos and videos in both accounts will … [Read more...] about Google to remove syncing between Google Drive and Google Photos
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When it comes to memory cards, it's easy to become confused thanks to all of the different types and variations available. Memory cards are used in a range of devices, from cameras and camcorders to mobile phones, televisions and consoles. Knowing what type of memory card is right for you (and your particular devices) is becoming vitally important, and this is where we can help. Jump to Memory card types Tips and tricks What is a memory card? Memory cards are small devices (some no bigger than your thumbnail) that are used to store electronic data. This can be anything (depending on the device) from photos, music, movies, games, documents, programs and more. While cards come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are available for a variety of products, all memory cards do essentially the same thing — store data. Memory cards, also referred to as flash memory, are essentially chips that allow users to write and rewrite data multiple times. Some of the key features of flash … [Read more...] about Memory card FAQ: all your questions answered
If you're like me, books are a refuge, whether on my Nook, my Pixel 3 ($699 at Walmart) or on the paper page. I love the complete immersion that a story and its characters bring. But when you're reading several books a month, getting new titles the easy way, from Amazon or the bookstore, gets to be an expensive hobby. That's where free digital libraries come in.Thanks to the internet, the concept of a personal library is changing. It used to be that paper books lined endless shelves. With the rise of Amazon and its Kindle, the convenience of buying books to read on a device took over. Free-lending libraries, which are celebrating National Library Week in the US, have moved online, too, alongside brick-and-mortar libraries that are reinventing themselves to stay relevant in the digital age. Today, dozens of websites and apps offer everything from contemporary indie fiction to Elizabethan classics without charging you a penny.Here are 10 good ways of getting books for free on your … [Read more...] about 10 ways to download and read books online for free
We’re turning the lens around for this week’s Tech 911. Lifehacker Managing Editor Virginia Smith posed a question in our internal Slack channel that cuts wide and deep: “It’s safe to delete photos from my iPhone, right?” The answer is a bit more complicated than you might think—and can have disastrous consequences if you get it wrong. Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? Tired of troubleshooting your Windows or Mac? Looking for advice on apps, browser extensions, or utilities you can use to accomplish a particular task? Let us know! Tell us in the comments below or email [email protected] It’s incredibly safe to delete photos from your iPhone. If your iPhone’s space is filling up, if you don’t like the composition of a shot, or if you’ve offloaded your photos to another service or storage device, delete away. Your smartphone won’t mind. Of course, by “safe,” you’re actually … [Read more...] about Why Did iCloud Delete All of My Photos?
Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top paid” list on a daily basis, you’ll miss out on a lot of digital gems. Allow us to help you out with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for Android. The Lifehacker Pack is an annual snapshot of our favorite, essential applications for each of our favorite platforms. For our always-updating directory of all the best apps, be sure to bookmark our App Directory, where we profile amazing apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS—browser extensions, too. Productivity Email: Outlook or Gmail (free) Odds are good that if you’re using an Android device, you’re probably using Google’s Gmail app (free). And why not? It’s a great email app that likely comes preinstalled on … [Read more...] about The Essential Android Apps for 2018