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Despite all the convenience and quality of Google’s sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently implemented in Gmail, Chrome, and other services. To its credit, Google has made good changes in response to user feedback, but that doesn’t diminish the company’s looming shadow over the internet at large.

If you’re ready to ditch Google, or even just reduce its presence in your digital life, this guide is here to help.

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Dear Lifehacker, Three or four years ago, my Macbook died, and because I was an avid user of Time Machine, I was able to retrieve virtually everything I cared about from my external hard drive, except my photos. Because this tragedy happened to coincide with a software update, the updated photos couldn’t access the old photo library that was stored on the other drive.

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Google's Photos Assistant is an amazing tool, most of the time. For starters, it's not too obtrusive, offering users a different take on their photos and videos when it thinks it has spotted a special event or image that is worth a little extra effort. But there's also a problem.

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We're turning the lens around for this week's Ask Lifehacker. Our Managing Editor Virginia Smith posed a question in our internal Slack channel that cuts wide and deep: "It's safe to delete photos from my iPhone, right?"

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Lens is Google's experimental, camera-powered search engine, but up until today, the service was buried inside Google's Assistant and the Google Photos app. Lens still isn't getting its own standalone app, but now Google is merging the feature into the default camera apps on a handful of Android devices, including the Pixel. With new prominence, Google is updating Lens with a handful of features that should land on your phone sometime "over the next few weeks".

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Earlier this month Google made Google Lens available for non-Pixel Android devices, and this week it's finally started rolling the feature out to iOS devices like your iPhone and iPad as well.

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For years you've been saying you're going to scan all the photos you have in shoeboxes in the basement. Now's as good a time as any. There are a few smartphone apps that will help you with this so you don't need to pay someone or drag out a scanner to do it, but Photomyne and Google's recently released PhotoScan are the two top choices.

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One of the best things about Google Photos is that it's easy to find a photo by searching, but today the service made it even easier to find that specific shot you're looking for. They have also added editing tools for Google's auto-generated movies that let you use your own music and add photos to them.

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Google launched its cloud photo storage service Google Photos back in May and it has since amassed over 100 million active users. Suffice to say the company has now acquired a ton of data on people’s photography habits. So what are people taking photos of?