Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Major Update to the Google+ iOS App with a Cool Photo Backup Included

 

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Google+ has been out for a while now.  In case you aren't familiar with it, in a nutshell it is Google's answer to Facebook.  It goes deeper than that, but for the overall purpose of comparing, I think that sums it well for a short & sweet definition.
I've had a Google+ account for a while now and I like it.  I've never been one to spend much time on social networks though.  My Twitter feed is about the extent of my social stuff, however it's easy to see why Google+ was created since so many folks spend so much time with social media.
Of course one of the big ways that people connect nowadays is on the go.  The smartphone has pretty much become the center of  our lives.  So, it's only natural for purveyor's of said social networks to make sure we can access them while we're on the go.
So it's a wise move that Google+ exists in the smartphone space.  There has a been an app for the network available for a while now, but this post will deal with the most recent update and its special photo backup bonus.
The app has been available for a bit on the Android platform, but for those users with iPhones, it's been a waiting game… until now.
It seems that by installing the latest update to your iOS device you also get your photos and videos backed up to a private album on your Google+ account.  Cloud storage of your visuals that happens in the background… automatically!
While there are other services that provide the same thing, I still like the idea of redundant backups and this is a good one.  Download the app and check it out.

 

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