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Things that stink about Google Photos (because, you know, every good apple has a worm. Bad apples have iMessage).

UPDATE: Dupe detection now works for me. I've uploaded a number of images twice and it did not accept the second upload.

I am essentially cleaning my Google+ Photos library manually of around 50,000 pictures. Taking the (200) Takeout archives, going through them manually to de-dupe and remove JPGs if there's a RAW version, too, etc.

-- Initial Thoughts --

I'll miss the comments on photos. I'll also miss the editing tools that came with Google+. Worse, since there's no such thing as a public albums page anymore, I'll have a harder time browsing others' (friends') albums.

* You can't add location information to images. Picasa web albums, which still is there, can do it and it'll reflect into Google Photos, but that's an extra roundtrip.

* Google Photos's new "Assistant" has a fun time taking everyt RAW image I've uploaded and turning it into a motion video with the associated JPG in which barrel distortion is corrected.

* No face detection for me. None. Zip. Zilch. Also no way to tag new faces on the web.

* If I create a sharing link for one image it'll link to an almost blank page with a thumbnail of my image. For any single image share it'd be much better to link to the image directly. 

* Collections have an upper limit of 2000 images. I took that many of my kids in their first week.

* The editor has seriously lost its luster going from Google+ Photos to Google Photos. No more layered editing, no more manual corrections. That's also sad and mad.

* Google Photos -> Google Drive is a one way sync. There's no way to move a Google Drive saved photo into the Google Photos folder and have it shown in Google Photos. That's highly inconsistent.

* Same for deleting. Deleting a photo in Google Photos will delete it from the Google Photos folder in Drive, not the other way 'round, though.

* Uploading a 13MP photo with "Originals" setting will count against your quota. Uploading it with "High Quality" will store a compressed image and not count against it.Uploading any photo, even if it's under 16MP with "High Quality" setting will compress it.

* Same as with location, all metadata needs to be edited in Picasa Web, can't be edited in Google Photos.

* No "cast" option in the new Google Photos app for Android.

* Any action will result in a scrollback. Example: scroll down to April 2014, open a picture... have to scroll back down to April 2014.

* No more drag selection. In Google+ one could rectangle select with the mouse, this is gone.

* Edited images are saved as new images (defined by the edit date). Among other things, this means that we have no indication that there are edited versions of images unless we remember editing them -- +Jannik Lindquist 

*Unable to share gifs from Google Photos (the app) to G+ and have seen others report the same -- +Jannik Lindquist 

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+Maureen Ward If it's in use, restart the computer and try removing it again.
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SFTP Net Drive works like a charm with #windows10 , and Visual Studio Code is almost there. Not all too bad for a three month old program, it might get me to ditch Atom/Sublime for good if it keeps up that way.
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IntelliJ FTW! :-)
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It's happening, TH1 is rolling out!
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A simple hack to get colored title bars in Windows 10. TL;DR version: aero.theme doesn't do it, windows.theme does. Rename, edit .theme file for new names, import.

If you trust me somewhat, here's a zip: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=96525B3B7B5F7ABD!9234&authkey=!AD9c9KxqXfBzgho&ithint=file%2czip

download the zip and unpack. Move the "windows" folder inside it into C:\Windows\Resources\Themes then double click the .theme file. After that set the accent color as you wish.
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#Windows10   #Cmder  window running an instance of Cmd with Clink and +Sublime Text in the same console. Could do the same with a portable version of Atom, which I am trying later tonight (liking Atom better, lately, because hackable and in more active development).
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+David Metcalfe Absolutely, for me. There are some smaller issues (like some Metro apps crashing on JavaScript race conditions when badly written, the error handling is crap), but other than that, this is RTM.
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Every time I walk by this store a little bit of Android ROM hacker in me screams in agony and curls up into a ball.
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Caution... Before entering store take nandroid backup as a precaution ;-)
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Hey, ${othercompanies}, are you reading this? This is how it should be done. Liking Microsoft more and more, lately. 
My name is Samer Sawaya – I’m a Senior Program Manager Lead on Windows Feedback, part of the Data and Fundamentals Team that Gabe Aul leads. Many of you have asked about what we do with all of the feedback that we receive in the Windows Insider Program, and how we’re able to use it... <a href="http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/12/how-windows-insider-feedback-influences-windows-10-development/" class="read-more">Read more</a>
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One of the, imho, best features of the #Windows  App store as opposed to Android's (and, as much as I haven't looked in years, possibly iOS) is that every app lists all in-app purchase options right there on the store page.
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As my (stalwartly pro-Google and anti-Microsoft) friend said this morning: "With every day that passes, Google has a little bit more catching up ter dew"). She really talks like that.

For the time being, Maps and Gmail as well as the cohesive ecosystem sell me on Android and Google's offerings, but Windows/Microsoft is catching up fast. I had a chance to play with Continuum this week and write and deploy an app on both Windows 10 and Windows Phone 10 in ~ 30 minutes, including Azure backend integration and geofencing... Google better up their game. Not because they'll stop being top dog, they will always be, but because they might experience a Ralph Nader effect with a small group of users moving to Windows, essentially giving iOS the upper hand.
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Microsoft is getting serious now. That's the third build in the fast ring in two days, this one supposedly has significantly improved performance and battery life. My Surface thanks.
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it stays like that for me for about 5 minutes while the network seems to be pinging whatever distributed nodes are to be used. Once they all respond (or some) it starts up, using the ones with, I'd presume, the lowest latency. Could it be a firewall issue?
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Working with #windows10  is nice. I can't say I miss my Linux much, even though it'll likely remain my default boot partition.
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Cmder and Rainmeter :) And just wait what Witchcraft comes next... setting it up for screenshots, you'll like it.
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France: knows a little bit about food, nothing about the Internet.
The authorities want the ruling to apply to all of Google’s domains like Google.com, though the company contends that Europe’s privacy legislation should apply only to its regional domains.
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I am pretty sure that France will also have no problems when Saudi Arabia comes around demanding that their censorship be applied worldwide.
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This is why everyone should own a Surface 3. Waiting for the big reveal. URABUTLN!
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+Jonas Mikka Luster Thanks. Sadly too low resolution and no other usable results higher than. Effort appreciated no less.
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    Psychology, 1998
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    Sociology, 1998
  • Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg
    Sociology, 1994
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"Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world" - Spider Jerusalem
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How Windows Insider Feedback Influences Windows 10 Development
blogs.windows.com

My name is Samer Sawaya – I’m a Senior Program Manager Lead on Windows Feedback, part of the Data and Fundamentals Team that Gabe Aul leads.

Do More With Less Film
domorewithlessfilm.com

Do More With Less is a conversation between over 100 hikers traveling from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail.

AppChat (Alpha) – Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

AppChat automatically puts you in a chat room for every app you have installed on your phone. It lets you chat in real time with everyone el

Input: Fonts for Code
input.fontbureau.com

Input is a typeface for code, designed by David Jonathan Ross and released by Font Bureau.

Input: Fonts for Code — Download
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Input is a typeface for code, designed by David Jonathan Ross and released by Font Bureau.

Windows 10 is now available on Raspberry Pi and Arduino
thenextweb.com

Microsoft is aiming at making Windows 10 the OS for all connected devices, and now it's aiming at the Internet of Things by releasing a buil

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone argument ends in stabbing
www.androidauthority.com

There are few rivalries as strong in the mobile world as the one between Samsung and Apple fans. Apple fans insist Samsung is nothing more t

Samsung estimates Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales could reach 70 million
www.androidauthority.com

Samsung might have had a rough year in 2014, but things are certainly looking up for 2015 so far. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both

The European Union Is Preparing To Sue Google, And It Wants A Fight | Fa...
www.fastcompany.com

The battle is heating up between American tech companies and European regulators.

World Press Photo Contest: 20% of Finalists Disqualified
time.com

A large number of entries were found to have been manipulated, says managing director Lars Boering

Flush - Public Toilet Finder
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Flush is a fast and simple toilet finder. It has a slick interface with beautiful animations and transitions inspired by material design. Th

Google Lat Long: Google Earth Pro is now free
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Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from pl

Google: Europe’s Favorite Villain
www.nytimes.com

Europeans and Americans disagree on how to balance freedom of speech versus privacy. But don’t dismiss the right to be forgotten as European

Introducing Street View and Photo Spheres in the Maps Embed API
googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com

Several months back we released a new Google Maps Embed API which enables developers to generate HTML snippets that embed Google Maps within

WordPress
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WordPress for Android puts the power of publishing in your hands, making it easy to create and consume content. Write, edit, and publish pos

Guter Laden mit guter Auswahl. Jack Wolfskin ist nach den Abmahnwahnwellen in Deutschland ein bisschen Problematisch, haben aber sonst auch eine ganze Menge anderer Marken zur Auswahl. DAV Discount von 10%.
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Small place that can get crammed at times, but great food and friendly staff. Prices are reasonable and portions good. If you have a chance, get the fish dishes, they're generally better than the meat ones.
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The fries are the best in Dubrovnik, neither as soggy nor as burned as others'. The steak tartare isn't shabby, either, and service is fast and friendly. Definitely a good place to go, get reservations in-season.
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Extrem tolle Pension. Wir wurden leider in unserem Zelt weggespült, da kamen die Ziemann's zur Hilfe. Erst hat uns der Herr Ziemann um 11 Uhr Nachts noch vom Bahnhof abgeholt, dann wurden wir auf unser extrem tolles, sehr sauberes, und angenehmes Zimmer gebracht. Das Bett war ein Traum. Am nächsten Morgen ein richtiges Frühstück, da können sich manche 29€ Hotelfrühstücke was von abschneiden... Im Großen und Ganzen - die beste Nacht in einer Pension seit Jahren für mich.
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The food is OK, not amazing but also not offensive. Try the black cuttlefish risotto.
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reviewed a month ago
If you're in Dubrovnik and aren't coming here for a glass, you're missing out. Great wine, good people, fair prices (even for tourists)
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reviewed a month ago
Sehr gute, wenn auch natürlich auf Sylter Niveau ausgepreiste, Speisen. Schöne Portionen, aufmerksame Bedienung, aber selbst in der Vorsaison immer zum Brechen voll. Trotzdem: hingehen wenn man in der Nähe ist.
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