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For all you photo-editing enthusiasts that don't want to spend a lot of money or be stuck at your desktop computer ... Snapseed 2.0 has arrived!
 
Perfect your photos in a snap with the new Snapseed

With billions of images being uploaded and shared on a daily basis, we want to make it fast and easy for people to perfect their photos. What once required a desktop computer, costly software and hours of editing work, can now be accomplished quickly in a powerful app -- +Snapseed. 

The new #Snapseed app gives you the precision and control of professional photo editing software on your phone or tablet. We’ve updated the app in many ways while staying true to our mission of helping everyone easily create extraordinary images. Here are the highlights:

New tools including Lens Blur, Tonal Contrast, intelligent perspective Transform, and Spot Healing

Selectively apply filters and effects to parts of the image using the Brush tool

Non-destructive editing via Stacks allows you to re-edit or undo any change. You can also copy edits from one image to another

Snapseed works with your phone camera shots as well as images from DSLRs, compact cameras, and more.

Get it today as it rolls out on the Play Store http://goo.gl/sQSfLM and the App Store http://goo.gl/irPbd4
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Ever wonder what the inside of some Vegas wedding chapels look like? Well, just in time for Valentine's Day, Google Maps shares some great shots. The Graceland chapel is exactly what you would expect!
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:15 AM. Thanks to the ease and low cost of acquiring a marriage license, Las Vegas is considered the Marriage Capital of the World. For many, Vegas weddings are a chance to be spontaneous and embrace the unexpected. This Valentine's Day, we hope you'll say yes…
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Hello! Thank you for joining me on Google! I have a problem with my edit/save function at: https://sites.google.com/site/silviastaggforpresident and I paid for Two Years of my Gmail Drive Storage though never activated last year for: silviastaggforpresident@gmail.com. I sent it via Bank Cashier's/Bank Money Order. I have receipts and USPS Receipts. Could you please assist me and at least restore my edit/save functions at: https://sites.google.com/site/silviastaggforpresident
I am a REP/IND US Presidential Write-In Candidate and I just attended the CPAC2015 and shook hands with Sen Marco Rubio, Sen Ran Paul, Gov Sarah Palin, Gov Rick Perry-A must do in Politics! I will be attending the RNC Convention at Cleveland Ohio should you like to join me! By the way, I am seeking a suitable Vice Pres/State Electors to complete my US Presidential Campaign! Any Suggestions? Regards, Silvia Stagg - Silvia Stagg For President - 1603 NW 7th Ave Miami FLA 33136 - T: 305-795-0478 
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2014 has been a whirlwind. For a glimpse into what captured the world's curiosity, check out our Year in Search. Looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings us!
 
This year people searched for everything under the sun and beyond,  from distant comets to tiny burritos. And they asked Google important questions like, “where do we come from?” and “should I get married?”

That’s why today we’re launching our annual #YearinSearch , a look back at the searches, questions and moments that defined 2014.  

Watch the film, explore the site and relive the year along the way. www.google.com/2014
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Fabulous +Re/code Q&A with the one and only +Dave Besbris

"I don’t think of it [Google+] as an end-game, I think we’re in social — like we’re in everything at Google — for the long haul."
Google+ isn't dying anytime soon, says Google's new head of social media David Besbris. Of course, you'd expect the person in charge of the social network to say so, despite the fact that it's hard...
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Pretty incredible. Can't wait to give this a test drive (or ride)!
Steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, mirrors -- all gone.
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You should definitely check out our latest Google Maps update today -- especially if you want to waste time at work! Introducing PAC-Maps!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:36 AM. Over the years, we've updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful. From imagery of the coffee shop down the road to the Taj Mahal, or turn-by-turn navigation that helps you get to your first date on time or find your way to a famous ...
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Great in-depth Search piece by the fabulous +Steven Levy! 
Behind the scenes as the Internet giant launched big initiatives to keep its flagship product viable
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Want to "spookify" your photos? Just visit photos.google.com for some Halloween fun!
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Great post from +Amit Singhal on how Search has evolved over the past 10 years. Worth a read!
 
It feels like just yesterday my wife, two kids and I packed all our belongings, sold our house in New Jersey, and made the long trip to California. It was almost 14 years ago, and I was on my way to join Google’s Search team. 

One of the more memorable moments during the years that followed was the company’s IPO, where Larry and Sergey introduced their vision to the world. I can’t believe that was 10 years ago tomorrow. Their founders’ letter [http://goo.gl/t7Ylc7] highlighted Google’s long-term focus:  

“Our business environment changes rapidly and needs long term investment. We will not hesitate to place major bets on promising new opportunities.”

Since 2004, Google has of course made a range of big bets: YouTube, Android, Chrome, Google Maps….and recently, many of the amazing long-term projects Google[x] is pursuing.

But the heart of Google is still search. And in the decade since our IPO, Google has made big bets on a range of hugely important areas in search that make today’s Google so much better than the 2004 version (see our homepage from back then below). Larry has described the perfect search engine as understanding exactly what you mean and giving you back exactly what you want. We’ve made a lot of progress on delivering you the right answers, faster. But we know that we have a long way to go -- it’s just the beginning.

I thought it might be fun to share the 10 biggest Google search milestones since 2004 that really stand out in my mind:

1. Autocomplete: We built a way for Google to predict the most likely useful words and phrases as you type, and even load search results instantly—so you can quickly get to that perfect recipe for “silky gingered zucchini soup” (even if you can’t remember the dish’s whole name). Typing out a whole phrase feels archaic.

2. Translations: Google Translate was barely a beta product ten years ago. Today people use it in 80 languages to do over a billion translations a day. Just tell Google to “translate 10 years into German” and see this magic in action.

3. Directions and traffic: Search used to be just about webpages, but our amazing Maps team made it possible to search the real world too. Now you can ask, “How far is it to Santa Cruz?” and with one tap you can open walking, biking, public transit, or driving directions—with the fastest route so you avoid traffic.

4. Universal search: Sometimes the best answer isn’t just text—if you’re asking about JFK’s “Moon Speech,” you probably want to watch John F. Kennedy deliver his famous speech. We’ve made that possible, blending different types of results so you get the most relevant info, no matter the format.

5. Mobile and new screens: No matter what device or platform you may be on, whether it’s a tablet or a smartphone (or even a watch!), you need information and answers. So we’ve adapted Search to all these new devices. This includes redesigning our mobile products to help those who weren’t born with the fastest typing thumbs! 

6. Voice search: Gone are the days of typing queries as clunky keywords—you can now ask questions by voice in the Google Search app. Instead of typing [weather chicago], just say “Ok Google, will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” We’ve invested years of research into speech recognition and natural language understanding, and voice search works in 38 languages today.

7. Actions: With the Google Search app you can quickly text, email or call someone without digging and typing. Just say: “Ok Google, send an email to Jason: do you guys want to go to the beach with us for a picnic this Saturday?” You can even set sophisticated reminders like “Remind me to pick up coffee filters next time I’m at Target,” and Google will buzz your phone when you get to any Target.

8. The Knowledge Graph: The world is made of real things, not just text strings. So we built the Knowledge Graph to show how things are connected—ask “How tall do you have to be to ride the Cyclone?” or “Who’s in the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy?”, and then click to explore across the web. 

9. Info just for you: If you’ve got a flight reservation saved in your Gmail, you can ask the Google Search app, “What gate does my flight leave from?” and get the answer directly. You can also ask about shipments ("Where's my package?") or for appointments (“When do I have yoga?”). All this is private of course, visible just to you. 

10. Answers before you have to ask: If you have the Google Search app on your phone, you'll get automatic help with everyday tasks. Google can automatically show you your plane, bus, and train reservations right when you need them; warnings when traffic is bad to your next appointment; reminders of bills coming due; a best guess at the last spot you parked; and much more.

And all that is just a sample of the work we’ve done since 2004. We made more than 890 improvements to Google Search last year alone, and we’re cranking away at new features and the next generation of big bets all the time. We've come a long way in 10 years -- on Google and so many other general and specialized search apps, it's now so much better than just the 10 blue links of years past. In 2024, the Google of 2014 will seem ancient, and the Google of 2004 prehistoric. 
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In case you weren't aware of all the amazing Photos features G+ has to offer, check out this fantastic +Lifehacker article!
Even if you don't use Google+ for its social aspects, you might want to use the service for its stellar photo capabilities alone. From unlimited photos storage to automatic enhancements and robust photo editing tools, here are the things you can do with your photos on Google+ that you might be missing out on.
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and if you have pictures and video and slo mo vid from sameday it will make you a movie automatically. 

Or there is someone here and does it when I shower. 
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So much fun to find YOUR Stories!
 
Organizing the photos from your vacation shouldn't be one more thing on your to-do list. Google+ Stories now combine photos, videos and places you visit into beautiful trip summaries which you can easily edit and share with anyone on the web. Learn more in our blog goo.gl/NFqDDd and meanwhile, take a look at this story by Paraglider +Tom de Dorlodot goo.gl/JGiyIc 
#googleplusupdate #stories
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Fantastic Italian food. Small restaurant and they don't take reservations, but worth the wait. SOOOOO good!
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Best pizza in Santa Cruz. Have yet to find anywhere that can beat it. Just wish they had pesto pizza!
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Really good Mexican food in downtown Soquel. And even better margaritas - very strong and very good. Love their enchiladas. It's a small place, but I've only had to wait once.
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Great location, but awful food. Only went once and won't go back. The service is also extremely slow.
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This is our favorite restaurant in Capitola. When you pull up, it seems like a strange location, but they have an amazing courtyard in the back with a fireplace. The food is consistently great and they have fantastic specials each night. Love their seafood choices. I highly recommend Cafe Cruz for a nice night out.
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