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Exciting Google developments

Discussion in 'Geeks and Gadgets' started by My Name is URL, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    As a big fan of things Google, I thought I should let the forum know about two new developments, although most reading this forum probably already know anyway:

    1. Google Camera app is now available for all Android phones. Not the best camera app in the world but what makes it exciting is the availability of the Photosphere option - tried taking one in my lounge last night and its a great feature. You can upload photospheres to Google Maps for others to view. Click on the red dots on this link to view photospheres of Stafford (or other areas if you move around):

    https://www.google.com/maps/views/explore?hl=en&gl=gb&ll=52.807576,-2.119716&z=13


    2. Google Chrome remote desktop - not had chance to use this yet, just installing now but looks promising as a free LogMeIn replacement for accessing your computer remotely or assisting others with their computer. EDIT - forgot to say that the great thing about this is you can do the remote accessing from an Android phone!!!
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Don't forget their revised terms and conditions where they now openly state that they will read through all your private emails in order to target advertising at you, and for any other purpose that they think fit.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Get the Marwood pencil/paper/matches combo ( no chatter - directional Mics ) for all your private conversations

    Only £1.99
     
  5. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I've been getting the email cross over in my Google cards for ages, slightly big brother ish.
     
  6. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    America do that anyway, at least Google admit to it.

    Anyway back to the apps.... tried the google desktop one and it works REALLY WELL on my phone, can't believe it to be fair, thought it would be pap on such a small screen.
     
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    SLS A few posts under my belt

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    I've used Logmein on my phone and tablet and it works very well. I may give Google a go in the future.
     
  8. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Don't you have to pay for LogMeIn now?

    I did try LogMeIn on my work machine but for some reason I could never connect remotely. The Google option has been flawless :)
     
  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    The photosphere option sounds good, can I do that for the other halfs shop and add it to maps?
     
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    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    As far as I can tell, should look really ace. Give it a whirl and let us know when its up, i'll check it out.
     
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    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Some info on indoor Photospheres:

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/_OmPlei3NRI

    A (not great) example of one:

    https://www.google.com/maps/views/v...AAQIuBbb2w?gl=us&heading=193&pitch=90&fovy=75

    Even better than that, you could create a "constellation" (a group of connected photospheres) to create a google streetview type experience around your other half's shop....

    https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3481809?hl=en

    Surprised more places aren't doing this - the shopping centre in town for example.... I know Leeds Art College do it with some success:

    http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/about-us/facilities/gallery-(blenheim-walk)/


    (scroll down a bit until you see the big picture with Google streetview type navigation arrows - the arrow pointing left takes you back to reception.

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    ChrisLewis Well-Known Forumite

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    Many thanks for this information, looks fantastic, I'd love to use it for the Stafford Town Centre Partnership web site
     

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