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Picture this! Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

One of the best things to come out of Google’s I/O keynote on Thursday was Google Photos, a brand new service for storing, sharing, and organizing your images and videos.

It’s totally free — no matter howFriday-Night-Fights-bug-2 many items you upload — but is it better than the competition?

In this week’s Friday Night Fight with Cult of Android versus Cult of Mac, we pit it against Apple’s iCloud Photo Library service to find out which is the best pick for your pics.

The next version of Android will finally bring native fingerprint authentication support. Photo: Google

The next version of Android will finally bring native fingerprint authentication support. Photo: Google

Google will be adding native fingerprint authentication support to Android M, which it will be unveiling next week at Google I/O.

The NSA teamed up with four other agencies to spy on smartphone users. Photo: NSA

The NSA teamed up with four other agencies to spy on smartphone users. Photo: NSA

The National Security Agency and several of its allies around the world have hijacked connections to multiple Android app stores to plant spyware on hundreds of millions of devices.

According to a top secret document leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the Google Play Store, Samsung’s app store, and UC Browser, a web browser that’s incredibly popular in China and India, were the main targets.

The battle between iOS and Android continues.

The battle between iOS and Android continues.

Apple widened its lead as the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States during the month of March, while Android cemented its position as the top smartphone platform, according to new data released by comScore.

Photo: Cult of Android

Thinking of making a change? Photo: Cult of Android

Apple’s selling more iPhones than at any point in its history, but that doesn’t mean it’s not looking to grow its user base even more.

To achieve this, the company today launched its new smartphone trade-in program at brick-and-mortar Apple Stores — allowing owners of selected Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone handsets to swap their existing devices for credit that can be used toward buying an iPhone.

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