If you have a smartphone and you use it to take pictures and video, you have probably run into the annoying situation where you run of out memory. And usually it’s at a very critical, once in a lifetime moment, like a wedding or a special vacation. Or maybe you caught all those pictures in Europe but then dropped the phone in the toilet when you got home.
Well, we can’t do anything for those photos, but with some preventive measures, we can prevent you from losing your life’s memories again. The Austin American-Statesman’s tech guru Omar Gallaga joins the Texas Standard to talk about Google’s latest announcement to help fix our digital libraries.
Last week, Google announced Google Photos, which allows users to have more access to their photo libraries from any device – and automates the daunting task of organizing them. The announcement comes on the heels of Apple introducing a similar Mac-only program called Photos. Google Photos allows users more access to their photo libraries from any device and automates the daunting task of organizing and sorting through hundreds of old photos. It uses facial recognition software and geotagging information so that users can search their photo libraries by person, place, or time.