Google Photos unlimited free storage ends June 1

first_imgEven with the rollback, Google still offers a better deal than the 5GB of free storage you get from Apple, after which you have to pay at least $0.99 a month for 50GB. However, Apple One plans may look more appealing, since they include storage bundled with services like Apple Music, TV and Arcade. If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you get unlimited photo storage, so that’s an option if you’re looking to move away from Google. It’s a big change from when Google Photos was announced in 2015, when the company promised free unlimited high-quality photos and video uploads and it seems like an easy way for Google to push people to pay for its Google One plans, which start at $1.99 per month for 100GB of storage.It’s a bit of a bummer for Google Photos users, who may have racked up five years’ worth of pictures under the assumption that Google would let them keep uploading new pictures for free.Google said the storage limit doesn’t apply to photos uploaded from its Pixel phones, which still get unlimited high-quality uploads for free. It also said that 80 percent of its users should get about three more years of storage before they even hit the 15GB mark.- Advertisement – Google on Wednesday announced the end of free unlimited storage for Google Photos, its online site for storing your pictures. Beginning June 1, 2021, any photos uploaded to Google Photos will count toward the free 15GB of storage it provides with Google accounts.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Quintain rouses City with 17% NAV growth

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Wisconsin falls in singles, match with Michigan State 6-1

first_imgAs the Michigan State men’s tennis team celebrated its first Big Ten victory of the season, the Badgers dropped their second consecutive contest at the Nielsen Tennis Center in a grueling 6-1 defeat.Sunday’s match began with a promising start as Wisconsin (8-7, 0-3) earned the doubles point against Michigan State (11-8, 1-3) for the 12th time in 15 matches this season but couldn’t earn another mark on the scoreboard.At the No. 3 position, sophomore tandem Rod Carey and Alex Robles finished first en route to an 8-6 win to give Wisconsin an early lead in doubles play.Coming off a win over the No. 15 doubles duo in the land, the top Badger team of junior captain Billy Bertha and sophomore Fredrik Ask lost just their fourth decision of the year as they fell to Drew Lied and Aaron Pfister of Michigan State 8-6. Junior Alexander Kostanov and sophomore Petr Satral clinched the first point of the match in their 8-6 win.The stunning failure of Wisconsin’s singles matches was the story of the match. Six efforts resulted in six losses, despite four Badgers taking their opponents to third sets. Two of Wisconsin’s losses on Sunday ended in a third set tiebreak losses by Ask and Satral.Assistant coach Joe Bates said the struggles in singles cannot be answered with a single reason.“I think it’s just about confidence,” Bates said. “Just moving forward I don’t think there’s a magic answer to gaining confidence or gaining match experience, but I think even these close losses help.”Carey’s performance looked promising as he found himself up a break early in his first set in the No. 2 position, but he seemed to lose his poise as he was crushed in his second set without winning a single game.Freshman Andy Quirk also dropped his match in straight sets but displayed impressive competitiveness on the brink of defeat, as he won three straight games to tie the second set at five before losing his first match of the season. The freshman was also the only player to win a singles match on Friday against the No. 25 Michigan Wolverines.The freshman explained the team has attempted to gain confidence by becoming more encouraging during matches.“I think we’ve just got to go out there and just play with a lot of energy, try and get ahead early,” Quirk said. “I think sometimes we get up and then we lose focus. I think we’ve just got to keep focusing and just play with a lot of confidence and belief.”The last four matches were decided by third sets, including the two tiebreak defeats of Ask and Satral. Three of the four Badgers were able to fight back into their respective matches after severely losing their first sets. Satral explained that one singles victory will allow him to regain his confidence after Sunday’s defeat.“I just need to win one good match in [a] tiebreak, and I think I will win [the] next one and next one,” Satral said. “So I just need to get [one] good match, then I will be back.”A strategic move by the coaching staff was to relieve Kostanov of his singles duties on Sunday, believing that his absence would create more favorable matchups for the players moving up in the lineup. Kostanov hadn’t sat out of the singles lineup since Jan. 28 in a home win against Western Illinois.The junior’s vacancy effectively forced the rest of the singles players to participate in more difficult matches. Bates knew the decision was a risk.“It was kind of a gamble, and I suppose it didn’t pay off,” Bates said. “We got the right matchups, we thought.”After the winless weekend, Wisconsin’s relentless schedule does not ease up. The Badgers’ next slate of matches includes road tests at No. 15 Illinois and No. 53 Northwestern. Wisconsin has yet to earn their first victory against a ranked opponent and six of the last eight squads Wisconsin will challenge are nationally positioned in the top 75.Bates stressed that the team needs to be prepared to win points in tight situations.“They won the big points,” Bates said. “That’s how it goes, one or two points decides the match … they closed the matches out.”last_img read more

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In full force, Philippines opens Grand Prix by whipping Vietnam

first_imgComebacking Alyssa Valdez scored 14 points to lead the Nationals in the victory that put the country on track for at least a silver in this tournament.The team will face Thailand depleted anew on Saturday as Valdez, Jia Morado and Maddie Madayag will fly to Iloilo City to join their clubs in a Premier Volleyball League road game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manThus, “it’s doubly important for us to win on Sunday,” said delos Santos, whose wards tackle Indonesia on Sunday for a shot at the silver.“It’s possible because we played very well against them in Thailand,” he added. “It’s tough but our motto is to keep trying.” This jewelry designer is also an architect Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ View comments Gilas building solid defensive wall LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Alyssa Valdez returns to the lineup and leads the Philippines in scoring. —CHRIS QUINTANA/CONTRIBUTORThe Philippine women’s team, buoyed by a jam-packed home crowd and playing with a full arsenal, bared its potential on Friday by whipping Vietnam, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21, to start its campaign in the Asean Volleyball Grand Prix on a bright note.“The team makes me proud; it was a successful first game here at home,” said head coach Shaq delos Santos. “But we know the quality of these teams here.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Unlike its five-set triumph over Vietnam in the first leg, the Philippines was more deliberate this time around, taking control most of the match and refusing to give the enemy an inch.“The improvement is there, we just keep doing our best every match,” Delos Santos said. “This is a good sign, but there’s still a lot to improve especially in court movement.”Ces Molina and Mylene Paat helped up with 13 points each, while Majoy Baron, the first leg’s best blocker, added nine, including three kill-blocks.The Nationals are taking part in this tournament as part of their Southeast Asian Games preparation. The team is eyeing at least a bronze in the regional meet that the country will host later this year.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own man Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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