Say Goodbye to Picasa, Get Used To Google Photos

Google announced on Friday that it will be retiring Picasa over the coming months as it commits its focus to Google Photos. Perhaps the only thing surprising about this is that it hasn’t already happened. “We believe we can create…

Select Google Software Now Available In Syria

Did you know that U.S. sanctions also applies to software downloads? Generally, a country uses economic sanctions to prevent food and much needed supplies from reaching a rival country to coerce them into cooperation. The sanctions can also apply to…

Google Maps Offers Up 3D Photo Tours Via User Photos

If you’re a regular user of Google Maps, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that photos contributed by other Google Maps users are showing up on the map whenever you hunt down a location. In the Map view, they appear as blue dots…

Flickr Hits 6 Billion Photos

Flickr, the photo sharing site owned by Yahoo, announced today that it has uploaded its 6 billionth photo. “Over the last 5 years uploads have been increasing 20% year-over-year and we love hitting a milestone like this,” says Flickr’s Kay…

Does Picasa Tagging Violate Your Google+ Privacy?

Google+ is really concerned about privacy, or at least, that’s the approach Google takes. When new users sign up, Google has a number of “are you sure” responses when privacy settings are adjusted. Clearly, they are trying to pick up…

RUMOR: Google Rebranding Blogger and Picasa

In an effort to unify its brand, Google plans to rebrand some of their non-Google names, for the public launch of Google+. Two of the biggest properties reportedly getting a new name are Picasa and Blogger. Mashable is reporting that…

Google Creates Big Picasa Storage Loophole

“It’s just a little bit; it doesn’t matter” is a common thought.  People say it to themselves all the time before purchasing or eating something.  And now Google’s said it with respect to Picasa storage space, giving members a lot…

Google Cloud Picker Feature Discovered Prematurely

It has been revealed that Google is testing something called "Google Cloud Picker". It’s apparently not something we’re supposed to know about yet. 

According to those who spotted it, it appeared when they tried to insert files and images into Google Sites and Blogger. A screenshot is now making the rounds, showing that it is tied to Picasa, Maps, Google Docs, and YouTube. 

Share Private Picasa Web Albums Privately with Buzz Followers

Google Buzz now lets you share private Picasa Web Albums privately. When you create a private album, the people you choose to share with will see a notification in Google Buzz.

Google Shows Off New Face Movies Feature in Latest Picasa Release

Google launched a new version of Picasa today. It comes with several new features, but a cool facial recognition feature for slideshows is sure to get the most attention, and is certainly the one Google is putting front and center. It’s called "Face Movies".