Google Photos is one of the most used photo backup services as it is free to use. But your Google drive do get used if you are uploading very high resolutions photos. Visit https://one.google.com/storage to know which google app is taking most space. Once you do that and if you see Google Photos in it you can either delete them or better you can downgrade it and still keep it by visiting https://photos.google.com/unsupportedvideos. Here u can see the unsupported videos (by Google Photos) and you can compress it and gain some space back.
Activity Bubbles helps you discover what your phone usage looks like in a day. Each unlocks creates a new bubble. The longer you stay on your phone the bigger the bubble grows. Activity Bubbles is part of Digital Wellbeing Experiments, a platform to share ideas and tools that help people find a better balance with technology. It is quite good. Try it out by downloading the app from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalwellbeingexperiments.activitybubbles
This hack can show a virtually empty lane as a traffic jam. 99 second-hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jams in Google Maps. Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact on the physical world by navigating cars on another route to avoid being stuck in traffic.
As we have started depending more on tech. Sometimes we need to realize how tech can influence you.
Check out the video below to see the hack in action:
If you are like me using Google Maps all the time, then google does keep the history of your visits. Just visit https://www.google.com/maps (you can do this from an app too but much easier using a browser). Click the menu button (three horizontal lines) on the top left corner then click on Your timeline. Now just select the year and it will you all the places you have visited in that year. It is so simple. Check it out today and you can go back in time and relive the nostalgic memories ;).
If your dream park happens to be across the country rather than in your backyard, Google is offering guided tours of 31 different US parks this week as well, allowing you to virtually explore those spots that you might not otherwise be able to get to.
You can access the park tours here. (For the best experience make sure to open this link in Chrome Browser)
Parks include Badlands National Park, Big Bend, Death Valley, Everglades National Park, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainer and more. Enjoy.
On average, people save 21 percent of their mobile data—that’s like using data Monday to Thursday, and having Friday covered by Datally.
More data for the apps you care about.
● DATA SAVER – Save mobile data by blocking background data and unwanted notifications. You can block background data for some apps and allow for others.
● BEDTIME MODE – Automatically turn off mobile data at night.
● EMERGENCY BANK – Save a little data for later in case you need it.
MANAGE YOUR DATA
See which apps use the most data and control overall usage.
● DATA USAGE INSIGHTS – Learn more about your data usage including usage history, trends over time, and per-app usage.
● BUBBLE – Stay in control by seeing real-time data usage while using your apps.
● DAILY LIMIT – Set a daily cap for how much data you can use.
Google PageSpeed is a perfect tool to test your website speed performance. PageSpeed Insights analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. It is a goto tool for developers to check the speed of their websites. As speed is sometimes the only factor in gaining or losing a customer to your site.
Making your site faster is not just important to ensure your web site is ranking well in Google search Speed Update. It can improve user experience and conversion rates on your web site. This PageSpeed Insights tool update has vastly improved the data and metrics around how to measure your page speed. It gives you many areas of where you can make improvements to your pages and thus increase the speed of your pages.
Check out Google PageSpeed today.
In today’s era, we all are so much dependent on Google for our email needs to our photo backups to even our files on Google Drive. But what if your account get hacked or Google decide to block your account. You will lose all your data. Hence its advisable to make sure you have backed it all up. Do this at least twice a year. Just visit https://takeout.google.com/settings/takeout and select what all you want to back up. It is quite easy and Google will email you a link from where you can download everything down.
So lets back up our online presence offline :).