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Lilbits (8-12-2014): Windows 8.1 gets a (minor) update

Last week Microsoft announced that an update for Windows 8.1 was on the way… but contrary to primary rumors, this wouldn’t be the big “Windows 8.1 Update 2” that some people had expected. Instead it’s a minor update featuring touchpad improvements, the ability to use a PC as a Miracast wireless display receiver, and a […]

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Google Auto Awesome Movies will automatically edit your Google+ videos

Google is expanding its “Auto Awesome” enhancements for media uploaded to your Google+ account. Earlier this year the company started offering the ability to automatically enhanced your photos by making adjustments to improve bad shots or make good shots even better (in some cases), while sometimes even creating animated GIFs out of a series of […]

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Google Hangouts for Android adds SMS, location sharing, more

Google is rolling out an update to its Hangouts service today, bringing new features to desktop and mobile users. That includes HD video enabled by default no matter what kind of device you’re using, and a unified messaging experience if you’re on an Android device. For the first time, that means you can use Hangouts […]

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Lilbits (8-20-2013): Google Maps gets crowd-source traffic updates

It’s been a few months since Google acquired mobile mapping service Waze and promised to bring crowd-sourced data about traffic accidents and other conditions on the roads to Google Maps. Now it’s available. Waze incident reports about construction, road closures, and other conditions will start showing up in Google Maps for Mobile in the US, UK, […]

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Lilbits (5-20-2013): 1TB of Flickr photo storage for free

Google’s not the only company offering new photo features to users. Yahoo is overhauling Flickr with a major update today, including up to 1TB of free photo storage for all users. Here are some of the top news stories from around the web today. Yahoo revamps Flickr, 1TB of free photo storage for everyone Yahoo […]

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New Google+ browser-based photo enhancement tools roll out today

At Google I/O today the company announced several updates and enhancements to Google+, including a bunch around photos. Now when you upload images to the social network you’ll get access to a bunch of tools for enhancing them as well as more space for full size storage. It’s not as extensive as Photoshop or even […]