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Hands on: Google Photo Sphere Camera for iOS

Serenity Caldwell | Aug. 21, 2014
Google's Street View software and now-infamous bubble trucks are nifty, but old hat when it comes to virtual mapping. The newest craze: mapping nifty spots on the globe yourself. The company created its 360-degree Photo Spheres panorama option back in October 2012 for stock Android phones; since then, it's earned a place within the Google Play store and as of Tuesday, a spot on iOS. Naturally, we had to take Google's new Photo Sphere Camera app for a spin; here are some early thoughts.

The app also offers a simple settings section that lets you turn off geotagging of photo spheres altogether, though you won't be able to publish them to the Web until you set a custom location. There's also a switch for saving flat spheres to your Camera Roll, only uploading spheres to Google via Wi-Fi, and setting the resolution of the finished photo.

 

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