Impending Limitations of Google Photos Cloud Storage

 

Google Photos has been a popular destination for millions of users who want to store and manage their photos in the cloud. However, earlier Google promised to offer unlimited storage for high-quality photos and videos, making it a convenient and cost-effective solution for users who want to store their memories

The switch to counting storage for photos uploaded to Google Photos has come as a surprise to many users including me, who rely on Google Photos for photo storage needs. Unlimited Photo storage with additional 15GB of storage for Google drive seemed like a generous offer. But Google made announcement that photos stored on its cloud will account against its 15GB FREE storage plan, that may not be enough for all to meet their needs. This will require users to purchase additional storage plans, which can get quite expensive over time, especially for those who had vast old photo collection and need a lot of storage for their current device. Google's potential move is not without reason, as the company aims to reduce storage costs and improve the efficiency of its data centers However, it's important to consider the impact this will have on users who rely primarily on Google Photos for their photo storage needs 

The decision to limit storage to just 15 GB from Google will force users to purchase additional storage plans for users and overtime they may be forced to look for alternative external cloud storage partner for their storage needs. It is important for Google to re-consider user needs and find a way to balance storage costs with user needs. Please feel free to check out “G R Team Sites” for more such insights and suggestions.

Comparison between next generation Chromecast and smart android box


I have been using first generation Chromecast for past several years and the device has been serving my needs and I was able to cast from all my mobile and laptop devices. However, in recent times I could feel the lag in the old streaming device and was not able to stream high-definition (HD) or live videos. So, I was looking to buy next generation Chromecast streaming device for my TV and was shocked to learn about its disadvantages. Following are my concerns on getting the next or latest generation of the Chromecast streaming device: 
  • High cost: The most important factor that was bothering me while looking out options to get the next generation Chromecast device was the cost and to my surprise, the device cost was completely exorbitant with no justifications on the new or unique features that was being offered and made me to look out for alternate affordable streaming devices available in the cost. 
  • Manual change between DTH TV and casting: Another important factor that was bothering me while looking at the latest generation of the Chromecast streaming device was the lack of support for the DTH connection and to switch over to the live watching experience of the TV, it must be done manually each time. This lack of support to the DTH streaming was showstopper to me and was complete let off from the shopping list. 
From the above reasons, it was evident that it was not making sense for me to shop for latest generation Chromecast streaming and was completely knocked out from my shopping list. For more such articles or information from my experience, please feel free to check out the articles published in “G R Team Sites”


Future iPads with wireless charging and Mag-safe support

 

With the introduction of Mag-safe charging capabilities with universal compatibility to Qi wireless chargers for iPhone and AirPods, Apple is slowly transitioning to wireless charging for future devices. On this line, Apple may soon bring in wireless charging capabilities to its iPad lineups and there are few reasons on why Apple might adopt. Following are my reasons on bringing in wireless charging capabilities for iPad
  • Universal compatibility: Most important component of bringing in wireless charging to iPad was to enable universal compatibility across all handheld devices in Apple ecosystem and enable file transfers through Mag-safe technology. By bringing in wireless capabilities to iPad, Apple could bring in new accessories and reverse transfer capabilities through technology advancements 
  • May drop accessories support for cost reduction: One another major component for bringing in wireless charging capabilities is to reduce the e-waste and the cost associated with provided cables on each iPad devices. By transitioning to wireless charging, Apple could soon stop providing even cables in their packaging and may offer exclusive discounts for getting Apple patented Mag-safe chargers.
Above are few expectations from my end on why Apple might bring in wireless charging capabilities to iPad and how transitioning to Mag-safe could be the next big thing. For more such articles or information, please feel free to check out the “G R Team Sites”

Disappointing AirPods Pro 2 launch in 2022


With reference to recent September event from Apple, the most awaited product from the enthusiasts was for the upgraded AirPods Pro 2 and its stand-out features. However, to everyone’s surprise Apple has launched the second generation of AirPods with the same design from first generation and has few more disappointments. My major concerns or disappointment on the launch for AirPods Pro 2 was as follows
  • Lack of lossless support or new audio formats: Even though Apple has mentioned that they are launching the 2nd generation of AirPods Pro with H2 Chip, there was not a single mention of support to Lossless audio format and there is major update on whether the new device would boost sound quality played from Apple Music or from third-party platforms. 
  • Lack of new fitness features as reported by rumors: The rumors were predicting that the 2nd generation AirPods Pro would have in-built sensors that would enhance the health monitoring capabilities and features. Another major disappointment contradicting the rumors prior to the launch was that there was NO introduction of any new health or fitness monitoring and tracking options. 
With above-listed concerns regarding to the 2nd Generation AirPods Pro, it would be wise from people to opt for the first generation AirPods Pro with much less price during the shopping sale and enjoy the same sound quality. To read more such articles, please visit the sites listed in “G R Team Sites”

Freaking accident on my Ford EcoSport with no fault on me

 

I have bought Ford EcoSport few years ago and have always been a great fan of their build quality and reliability. One fine day, I was driving around my EcoSport on a late night for my personal work and returned to my home without a scratch or scuffle on my car. I parked on my usual parking lot before my home, and it was very close to the main road. There has never been an incident or issue in my car’s parking area, and it has been mine routine parking slot for past several years. However, on that fine day everything has changed and been most devastating day in my car owning history.


I woke up the next day after returning to my home late night parking in my car’s usual parking lot and every family member was worried by looking at me. I was into my usual morning routine and my aunt told me that someone had hit my car in the side and there was considerable damage to the car. I was shell shocked and rushed towards my car to visualize the damage and was completely broken up. I am attaching the picture of my damaged EcoSport car and when I enquired about the possible cause for the damage, it was even more frustrating and completely shaken up. The reason that was conveyed to me was the corporation van that usually picks up the garbage had accidentally reversed towards my EcoSport car and damaged it considerably. After the incident, the driver had fled the scene without even notifying about the incident and did not even bother to apologize to me for the accident. Now, after the incident I was enquiring with my neighbors about filing compliant with the Police and everyone was not that co-operative with me. I was completely broken and now had to figure out the next action item. To know more about it, please feel free to check out the articles published in “G R Team Sites”