Google Photos has got a lot of people excited about rediscovering their long-lost picture library—thousands of images that were previously doing nothing but gathering dust—and there’s more to the service than you might realize. Here we’ll guide you through the desktop tools Google has made available to sort the pictures that aren’t on your phone.
The service is focused on mobile first and foremost: pictures can be automatically uploaded from your phone and you’ll even get prompts to delete local copies of images when you’re about to run out of space. But there are three tools that you should be aware of that let you sort out your photos from a computer too.
In the early days of the Internet, a bit of web browsing and email barely generated anything of note. Now we are moving into the full IP world where a household is making significant usage of Internet connectivity for IoT, information purposes and video purposes, and the use of bandwidth is now reaching a significant high watermark and that watermark will always be growing. My own household use of internet is growing towards 1TB a month and I can certainly see that being achieved in the next 18 months based on the figures I have for the last 3 months.
It is important to note that this is ‘normal use’, this is not full IPTV or bit-torrenting or serving a business from the home – this is just web, email, video streaming, and cloud service usage. A quick survey of my household revealed that the source of this traffic is 48 separate IP connected devices for a household of 4 … something that is higher than the average 7 devices indicated in recent reports. Maybe we are living in the future.
It is still quite amazing to see this usage, particularly as I am not at home all the time :-).