Google is once again trying hard to convince users of Picasa Web Albums to jump over to Google+ Photos.
The URL http://picasaweb.google.com no longer brings you to Picasa Web Albums but instead redirects you to Google+ Photos. As described by the Google Operating System Blog, which is unaffiliated with Google, you have to enter the URL https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1 to sneak back into Picasa Web Albums.
You only need to enter that URL once, though. After you use it the first time, Google sets a cookie that turns off the redirection. So … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Stereotype.fm comes up with quirky statistics about music fans, like "MJ fans likely to join a cult."
- Nine new ways to sit, thanks to tech.
- Illegal music downloads took a nosedive in 2012.
- Check out Samsung/GameSpot's Unicorn Apocalypse contest for a chance to win $25k.
Last week Dropbox released an update to its Android app. The update brought with it the ability for users to create and share photo albums from directly within the app. You'll need to have the Camera Upload feature enabled if you want to take advantage of the new albums.To begin, make sure you have the latest version of the Dropbox Android app installed on your device. Once you have the app updated, make sure you have the photo tab selected along the top. Then tap on the box with a check mark in it to begin selecting photos. … Read more
Most Facebook users feature a ton of photos on their profile. Downloading them one by one to your gadget is time-consuming and difficult. Facebook Album Downloader will do it for you, but it takes almost as long to make it work.
Obviously, the app requires you to log in through Facebook to work properly. However, Facebook Album Downloader crashes and freezes almost every time you try to log in. Once you finally get it working, you can download all of your albums and tagged photos with the touch of a button. You can even download all of a friend's … Read more
You can now upload a photo to a specific Facebook album using the iOS and Android apps. There have been various methods in the past to get a photo into a preferred album, but the process is now streamlined.
iOS users will have the ability to add a photo, or photos, to an existing album or create a new album during the upload process. Android users will only be able to upload photos to an existing album. Before uploading a photo, however, Android users can create an album by visiting the Photos tab from the menu and tapping on the … Read more
Facebook is in the process of rolling out a new feature called Photo Sync to iPhone and Android users. When enabled, photos taken on the device will be automatically uploaded to a private "Synced from Phone" Facebook photo album.
In order to start using Photo Sync, you'll need to manually enable it. As Facebook continues to roll it out to all users your account may or may not have it right away; keep checking back if it doesn't show up right away.To enable Photo Sync, launch the Facebook app and view the side menu. Scroll … Read more
It's been about 18 months since I first wrote about Zapd, a clever app that lets you build simple, attractive Web sites using nothing more than your iPhone.
Why would you want to do that? To chronicle something cool, of course, like a wedding, vacation, party, or even a work project. I mean, your photos are already in the phone, right? The next logical step is to publish them where friends and family can have a look.
Of course, most such events involve your friends, family members, and/or co-workers, who will no doubt be snapping photos of their … Read more
Facebook is testing a couple of new features that, as usual, some people may like and others not so much.
The two features would add notices of upcoming events and recently released albums to a user's news feed, according to The Next Web.
The upcoming events feature would suggest nearby events. But these would be events that you wouldn't necessarily have been invited to join, revealed blog site AllFacebook. This is also a follow-up to the upcoming concerts feature that the social network started testing last month.
The recently released albums feature would list new albums by artists … Read more
In the crowded DJ app world, VirtualDJ Home sets itself apart for the casual user. VirtualDJ Home is probably the widest-used home DJ app for the Mac, based on downloads, and there's a good reason for its popularity.
The VirtualDJ Home interface is like many others: two controllers at the top for two audio tracks, and a set of buttons, knobs, and sliders to control the mixing between the two. The bottom of the interface shows a track list and can display album art. There are some really attractive features to VirtualDJ Home, including beat matching, looping, and a … Read more