Jim’s WebLetter for 5/6/16


If you haven’t done so, stop whatever you’re doing and get Google Photos up and running. If you have a Gmail address, you can have access to this super storage device for all your photos and videos. Unlimited space. For free. 

 You can access it via your desktop, laptop, or social devices. Set up your phone or tablet with the app and anytime you shoot a video or photo, it will automatically be saved in your Google Photos account. Google Photos restricts your images to what Google calls “high quality,” which reduces the image size to 16MP if it’s higher. Videos of 1080p resolution or lower are also saved. Advantages to using Google Photos primarily rests on it being a safe and secure place you can access and share with anyone, or keep private. Store photos and videos you upload into folders you can name, for easier use. Plus Google provides a search engine for you to find the photo or video you want to retrieve by name or what is in the image. https://www.google.com/photos/about/

If you’ll remember, right after it rolled out last year, I wrote about Periscope to say it was the easy way to broadcast on the Internet using your phone or tablet. Everyday, people all over the world broadcast live their businesses, places they go and things they do. Using the Periscope app, you can watch them by finding them on the map. With a couple of clicks, you can broadcast yourself. http://www.periscope.com

Facebook Live Video has taken the concept of streaming and has rolled it out for anyone with a Facebook account. Using your mobile device, access your Status bar on your page, click the little round icon and your Facebook friends are watching what you’re doing. There are several benefits to using Live Video. To answer questions you may have about using it, blogging host company Sharablee conducted a Video Cast, then offered answers to questions that were posed. You’ll find one of the questions asks about the use of Periscope over Facebook Live Video so you can decide which is best to use. http://blog.shareablee.com/all-of-your-facebook-live-video-questions-answered


That’s it this week. Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.


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