Google Plus simplifies sending snaps from your phone through Gmail

Google has been quietly transforming Google+ into a useful way for Android users to backup and share photos, and its newest Gmail integration, announced Tuesday morning, is pretty nifty. If you use Auto Backup to offload and organize photos from an Android phone, the Insert Photo button gives you a one-click way to include those shots into a message when using Gmail on the web. In addition to the one-click feature, all photos inserted into Gmail now have re-sizing handles: To change the display size of a photo, simply drag a corner. Perhaps this isn’t as awesome — or silly — as Auto Awesome, but it’s certainly convenient.