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google one #cloud #photo storage rule changes #flickralt

google one #cloud #photo storage rule changes #flickralt

Important: From 1 June 2021, photos and videos backed up in high quality will start to count towards your Google Account storage.

note raw .RW2 photos do not seem to be kept in the free photo storage area so you will need to convert them to .JPG then delete them

Would premise owners please STOP saying a 3 * rating is a “negative” review on google maps ! IT IS NOT ! #goog #mktg #fail

Would premise owners please STOP saying a 3 * rating is a negative review on google maps ! IT IS NOT !


and petrol stations, shops, & pubs will generally get a 3 * from me whereas national trust properties will generally get a 5 * from me

heres an ACTUAL unreplyable MSG from a premise owner for a 3 * rating

response from the owner : we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. If you ever need anything else from us, please feel free to give us a call or stop by.

Crazy DRM from goog – you cant play music from your goog android play music app on your goog home – use amazon music to fix

Crazy DRM from goog – you cant play / cast music (that goog play music app copied / stole from your amazon music player app) from the goog play music on your goog home

You must re-open your android amazon music app first then you can cast to your goog home with no problem !


goog finally change how google drive and google photos interact

following a long campaign by myself (#flickralt) and others goog are finally changing how google drive and google photos interact

From 10 July 2019, new photos and videos from Drive won’t automatically show in Photos. Similarly, new photos and videos in Photos will not be added to the Photos folder in Drive. Photos and videos you delete in Drive will not be removed from Photos. Similarly, items you delete in Photos will not be removed from Drive. This change is designed to help prevent accidental deletion of items across products.

From 10 July 2019, Google Photos and Google Drive will no longer automatically sync. We’re making this change to simplify how things work between the two services. You can read more about the changes in our blog post

  • When you upload or delete photos in Google Drive or Google Photos, changes won’t be reflected in the other product.
  • On photos.google.com, you can use a new feature called ‘Upload from Drive’, which lets you manually choose photos and videos from Drive to copy into Photos
  • Once items have been copied into Photos, items are not connected between the two products.
  • If you copy Original quality items from Drive into Photos, they will count towards your storage in both products. Learn more.
  • These changes are for all devices and platforms, like iOS and Android. 
  • Your existing photos and videos are still in Google Photos and Google Drive. Google Photos backup will continue to work as before. 



goog chrome web #browser sync setup

goog chrome sync

its worth checking how much data goog chrome sync is saving about you !

Form data you sent using Chrome; for example, emails or addresses. Credit cards and addresses synced via Google Payments are not counted here.

Website addresses that you entered in the address bar. Other synced browsing history isn’t counted here, but can be viewed in Chrome on the history page.

Pages that you bookmarked in Chrome.

Passwords that you asked Chrome or Smart Lock for Passwords to save, and a list of sites you told us never to save. Passwords are always encrypted.

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Tabs that are currently open in Chrome on one of your devices.

goog auto @youtube channel creator #chatbots and #robots

goog auto @youtube channel creator #chatbots and #robots

whats the deal with youtube videos that have comments beginning with

Provided to YouTube by ....

and ending with

Auto-generated by YouTube.

is there some sort of goog youtube chatbot or robot that record companies can email CDs to and the youtube robot turns them into a youtube channel and playlists with hidden videos ?


i dont think official answer explains exactly what is going on

my suspicion is that these could be PAYED FOR PRODUCT PLACEMENTS deeply embedded in youtube system

search for more autogenerated albums here


latest more info on the pesky @googleuk #backupandsync 100% cpu #bug only occurs with SSD drives

latest more info on the pesky @googleuk #backupandsync 100% cpu #bug only occurs with SSD drives

two similar PCs one HP8440 i5 Win 10 Pro and the other a HP8560 i7 Win 10 Home so was it cpu or os causing the problem ! no i think it was the SSD drive as once videos had been copied onto HP8560 google b&s didnt use 100% cpu

steps to reproduce

  • get 24G of videos (a dump from your dashcam is pefect)
  • put on a PC with a SSD
  • run goog B&S
  • cpu goes to 100%


  • get 24G of videos (a dump from your dashcam is pefect)
  • put on a PC with a normal HD
  • run goog B&S
  • cpu does not go to 100%