You Can Now Port Facebook Photos to Google

· Andrew Orr · News

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As part of the Data Transfer Project, customers can now port Facebook photos to Google Photos. Here’s where to find that option.

Google to Fix HEIC Photo Backup 'Bug'

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Redditor u/stephenvsawyer found that HEIC photos were given unlimited backups to Google Photos because they are smaller than JPGs. If Google tried to compress them the files would actually get bigger, which would be a waste of storage space. But Google calls it a bug and says it will fix it.

However, what that means remains unclear. Would Google start charging for HEIC images stored in Photos, even if they’re small and don’t take up much space? Would it forcibly re-convert those pics to compressed JPEG, or compress them further under the HEIC format? And will the fix apply to all HEIC images or just iPhones?

I’m not sure how Google will fix it unless they just check if the file extension is .HEIC and arbitrarily limit these files (arbitrary since converting them would increase their size).

Swiper, More Swiping! – Mac Geek Gab 770

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Your questions answered, including migrating photos, syncing movies, moving to a new Mac, which earbuds to get, smart bulbs, and much more. Plus, there’s never a lack of things to swipe. And on your iPhone and Mac, that’s a good thing. Come learn five new things with John and Dave!

A List of Google Alternatives You Can Use

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

Some people don’t want to use Google services because of privacy or other reasons. Whatever the case may be, here are some Google alternatives.

Why Must Qi's Light Shine So Brightly? – Mac Geek Gab 699

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Is your Qi charger keeping you up at night? Don’t worry, there’s a solution that doesn’t (necessarily) involve black electrical tape! Also in this episode, your two favorite geeks help you troubleshoot your problems, including diagosing a strange Safari launch trigger, renaming your Home Sharing store, managing multiple email addresses with Gmail, securely deleting files with High Sierra, and much more. Quick Tips abound in this episode, too, folks. Listen carefully and you shall learn!