Google Photos Introduces Search with Emoji

Google Photos gets in on the April Fools’ Day action by introducing emoji search capabilities

We all know how powerful search in Google Photos can be, thanks to its versatile object image recognition capabilities. Now, though, they've taken it one step further with the introduction of...wait for it - emoji search!

Getting started is simple: instead of keying in your search term, you can now use its corresponding emoji. Of course, you'll get the same results - only this time it's much more fun. You're even given some suggested emoji to test out the feature for yourself.

Google Photos for Android adds Non-Destructive Editing

Google Photos v1.17 has been released for Android devices, bringing with it more flexible editing capabilities

This version may not be as noteworthy as last week’s Smarter Albums update, but for those who find themselves editing a photo countless number of times to give it the right look and feel, you’re sure to enjoy this one.

Previously on the Google Photos app, once you edited a photo, a duplicate would automatically be created. This meant if you modified an image multiple times, you’d have multiple copies, and you wouldn’t want to have lots of duplicates cluttering your collection, would you?

In version 1.17, duplicates are gone and instead you now have non-destructive editing. In other words, after you edit an image, you can save it as a new copy without overwriting the original photo. That way, you can easily revert to the unedited version in case you want to give the image a different editing treatment.

Google+ for Android v7.5: Re-sending of Failed Posts, More Squashed Bugs

Can't send that epic post? Now you can (at least keep trying with minimal hassle) in the latest Google+ Android app.

Though version 7.5 of the app mainly consists of updates behind-the-scenes, there is one noticeable new feature.

Retry Sending of Failed Posts

Not all of us are lucky enough to have super-fast internet speeds. In some parts of the world (including myself here the Philippines), waiting for an app or webpage to load is about as much fun as getting your wisdom teeth pulled out. Fortunately, the coders working on the Google+ Android app have added the ability to retry the sending of failed posts.

Two-Column Stream, Quick Access to Google Apps on Google+ iOS v5.4

The iOS version of the Google+ app receives a number of new features under its belt.

Coming on the heels of Apple’s announcements a day earlier, the team at Google+ made an announcement of their own with the release of version 5.4 for iOS.

Two-Column Stream

If you’re using the Google+ app on an iPad in landscape mode, you’ll be ecstatic to know that version 5.4.0 finally supports two-column stream browsing. Now you can enjoy more content from your favourite Circles without wasting precious screen real estate!