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  • Picasa Finally Hits The Mac, Squares Off With iPhoto

    Picasa Finally Hits The Mac, Squares Off With iPhoto

    Picasa, the popular free photo management software made by Google, has finally made its way to the Mac. The application has long been noticeably absent on the Macintosh - especially given the fact that it has been available for Linux (which typically lags behind Macs and Windows) since 2006. It's also a direct competitor to Apple's long running iPhoto product, which has come with all new Macs… Read More

  • Google's Top Ten Products (More Or Less)

    Google's Top Ten Products (More Or Less)

    Can you name Google's top ten products? If you look at how Quantcast ranks Google's subdomains, you can get a sense of which Google products are the most popular, since they each have their own subdomain. Google's main search engine tops the list with an estimated 136.6 million unique visitors in the U.S. Then comes Google Maps (36 million), Image Search (31.7 million), and Gmail (10.5 million). Read More

  • Google's Picasa Moves Onto Flickr's Turf: Adds Ways To Explore Interesting Public Photos

    Google's Picasa Moves Onto Flickr's Turf: Adds Ways To Explore Interesting Public Photos

    On the heels of a major upgrade earlier this week that added facial recognition and video-editing features to its Picasa photo management service, Google added a new Explore page today that shows off the most popular public photos uploaded by members. In addition to the featured photos, shown in a 3 X 4 grid, the Explore page also shows the most recent photos uploaded in a slide-show widget. … Read More

  • Picasa Refresh Brings Facial Recognition

    Picasa Refresh Brings Facial Recognition

    In the anticipated release of Google's new and improved Picasa, the company will offer facial recognition technology to help you identify friends and family in your pictures without requiring you to tag them by-hand each time you see them. Launching at noon PDT today, Picasa's facial recognition technology will ask you to identify people in your pictures that you haven't tagged yet. Once you do… Read More

  • Google Developing Mac Version Of Picasa, Due To Be Released This Year

    Google Developing Mac Version Of Picasa, Due To Be Released This Year

    Google’s Picasa photo management software is often regarded by many (particularly Windows users) to be the best basic image editing and management software on the market. Although a desktop app it’s crucially a conduit to Picasa Web Album’s, Google’s challenger to the Yahoo owned Flickr. I was struck this morning as to how prominent the Picasa logo on Google banners and… Read More

  • TiVo now handles Photobucket and Picasa streaming

    TiVo now handles Photobucket and Picasa streaming

    Your TiVo box added a wee bit o’ usefulness today with the inclusion of Photobucket and Picasa compatibility. You can view your own photos, other people’s photos that you’ve been given the ability to access, and you can also customize photo feeds and view photos that have been tagged with specific keywords. Anyone try this out yet? I’m gonna fire my TiVo up this afternoon… Read More

  • Google Picasa Goes Mobile and Goes Local (What?)

    Google Picasa Goes Mobile and Goes Local (What?)

    Google rolled out two new features for its Picasa (think Flickr, only by Google) online photo sharing site yesterday, both of which are useful for showing your friends just how crazy and unpredictable your life is. The first allows you to tag your photos with the location of where they were taken. Then, when sharing the photo album online with your friends, they’ll see all the photos on a… Read More

  • Google Picasa Now for Mac, Almost

    Google released a web uploader for the Mac tonight. This is not a Mac version of Picasa desktop software, which is still only available only for Windows and Linux machines, but it does allow Web users to upload photos from either iPhoto or from the Desktop to Picasa Web Albums. For most Mac users this will still not be enough to switch from Flickr or one of the other online photo options, but it… Read More

  • Google to add Albums to Picasa! And I Need to Vent

    Google-love is getting out of hand. In fact, Google is getting out of hand. After I wrote about the launch of Google Spreadsheets this morning, one commenter said “Its very nice and sleak. Will be very useful for keeping track of money etc”, as if this was the first spreadsheet he’d ever seen. Some of the other comments were also overly effusive. Thankfully, another commenter… Read More