Google Maps also got a neat new Timeline feature that lets you rediscover your travels and photos. And the YouTube Android app was updated with new features and navigation.
Earth Photo: NASA Captures "Epic" Earth Image
- Google+ and your business: the Google Apps learning center has tips for using this "social network designed for businesses"
- Goodbye Google+ Photos! Hello Google Photos! (Google+)
- Bradley Horowitz: Extremely excited about Google Photos (Bradley Horowitz)
Folks, we are indeed reading these comments. Google Photos isfoundational - meaning we're far from done, and definitely will be growing and evolving the product. It is a major area of investment for us, and we're solidly behind it.
- Google Photos lead Anil Sabharwal provides some context around the retirement of Google+ Photos (Anil Sabharwal)
- Google Photos Android app update: photo descriptions, better album management options, select all photos on a day with a single tap (Google Photos)
- Google Photos to Google+: photographer Trey Ratcliff demonstrates how he uploads to Google Photos and shares to Google+ (Trey Ratcliff)
- The new Google Maps Timeline not only lets you rediscover your travel routes - it also helps you rediscover your photos from that day!
- Google Photos will let you #paywithaphoto for tasty treats if you are in NYC, LA, Austin, or Portland
- OK Google: Find "photo spots nearby" with Google Now (Google)
- High quality photos and videos with cheap CCTV camera lenses (Instructables)
- Google will remove unverified Local Business pages beginning July 28 (Mike Blumenthal)
- Local business owners: keep up with changes and updates to local search with Nick Rink's weekly Smart Local Roundup
YouTube and Video Creators
- Redesigned YouTube Android app: subscriptions front and center, your fans can easily subscribe to notifications of your new uploads and live broadcasts, built-in editing tools and more
- Facebook launching new features and controls for video creators, with an emphasis on tools for Pages
- Facebook posts "warning" when you paste a YouTube link onto a page - they really want your videos! (The Next Web)
- Free - or affordable - video editing apps for your phone or tablet
- Dustin Stout's Tips for Periscope Broadcasts: no nostrils! (Dustin Stout)
- Two ways to capture your Periscope Replay with comments and hearts so you can repurpose the recording (Krishna De)
- AdSense Publishers: 7 tips to protect your account and prevent invalid activity on your website or blog's ads
- AdSense Publishers: Increase traffic to you website
- Your Timeline: Revisit the places you've explored (Google Maps)
- Google Maps for Android lets you add custom names to locations (Ars Technica)
- Google Maps navigator sounds more like mom all the time!
Google Voice & Project Fi
- Improved voicemail transcription for Google Voice and Project Fi (Google Official Blog)
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