Google Intros Orkut App for Java Phones
Google recently unveiled a new application that will bring its orkut social networking service to most phones that can run Java (such as BlackBerries and S60). Beyond simply providing a mobile web-based experience to Java-capable phones, the new application gives orkut users the ability to upload photos directly to their orkut photo album, actively share or SMS photos to contacts, call or SMS orkut contacts from within the orkut application, and also view scraps, albums and messages from friends when offline. The application, which is in beta, is a free download.
Google Photos Debuts Suggested Sharing, Photo Books
Google today made it easier to share photos with others. The new suggested sharing tool relies on machine learning to recognize faces in photos and match them with known contacts.
Comments and Smart Suggestions Come to Google Photos
Google today said it is making Google Photos more social for both Android and iOS devices. The latest version of the app adds commenting and smart suggestions to shared albums.
Google Photos Picks Up New Slideshow Feature
Google today made it easier to view photo albums online and on Android handsets with a new slideshow tool. Photos users need only open an album, click a picture, and select "slideshow" from the dropdown menu to initiate a slideshow of all the photos in that particular album.
Google Further Automates Photos' Creative Powers
Google is improving its Google Photos service by boosting the product's ability to automatically create and annotate albums. Google says Photos will suggest new albums, featuring the best shots, after events/trips are synced online.