The Pixel Stand's photo frame mode is busted for some people

Google’s Pixel Stand does not come cheap, but you’d naturally expect it to work flawlessly if you decided to drop $79 on it. Well, Google might have some work to do there. Some Pixel Stand owners are beginning to complain that photo frame mode, one of the exclusive Pixel Stand features, just doesn’t work.

In the Pixel Stand settings, you can configure your Pixel 3 or 3 XL to show a slideshow of your Google Photos content. Read MoreThe Pixel Stand’s photo frame mode is busted for some people was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Update Notes for YouTube, Google+, YouTube Music, Google Camera, Photos, and Wear OS (October 28, 2018)

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don’t want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I’m going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes. Read MoreUpdate Notes for YouTube, Google+, YouTube Music, Google Camera, Photos, and Wear OS (October 28, 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google's Pixel 3 latest phone to suffer from photos not being saved

Google’s Pixels have some of the best cameras around in our opinion, but there’s one avenue in which that pixel-peeping photo performance can still fall short: Once in a while, that snapshot you remember taking won’t be saved. And, so far as we can tell, it’s still an issue on Google’s new Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

I don’t have music apps stopping randomly on my Pixel 2 XL, but the whole photos not saving happens all the damn time. Read MoreGoogle’s Pixel 3 latest phone to suffer from photos not being saved was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps is showing a new Photos section in the Explore tab

With a redesign to bring it in line with the latest Material Design guidelines and a renewed focus on curated content, Google Maps is now a very different beast. The latest addition, spotted by one of our readers, is a Photos section in the Explore tab.

This new card surfaces the ‘Latest photos’ for the area you’re currently in, presumably sourced from those uploaded by users including local guides when out and about. Read MoreGoogle Maps is showing a new Photos section in the Explore tab was written by the awesome team at Android Police.