WhatsApp Android users won’t even have to lift a finger to take advantage of the strongest encryption but for a significant mobile messaging client. The application’s most recent Android upgrade will include strong end-to-end encryption by default, meanings that your messages are simply visible to you and the person you’re chatting with, The Verge reports. Most significantly, the company won’t be able to decrypt messages by itself, also if they obtain demands from law enforcement. It’s a step above the conversation file encryption Facebook & Google offer, which they can perhaps decrypt. WhatsApp tapped Open Whisper Systems, developer of the safe called app Signal & TextSecure, to implement the file encryption. Continue reading
When Google announced its new songs subscription service, YouTube Music Key, it mentioned that clients would certainly additionally get access to Google Play Music’s streaming service. Well, it appears like as if it’ll work the other method, also- Google has actually started sending notes to Google Play Music All Access subscribers that they’ll obtain access to YouTube Music Key, and also during the beta period to boot. It’s unclear whether Google Play Music subscribers will acquire a crack at the introductory $7.99 price or if they’ll still pay the $9.99 that Google Play Music charges each month. If you’re not during that boat and desire an invite to YouTube Music Key, you can register here.
Just as Apple is dispersing its wings right into the online & mobile repayments markets, Google seems to pulling back from it. Google has actually posted notification on the Wallet developer site that it is closing down the API powering digital goods purchase on internet and mobile web sites.
Do not worry- Google Wallet is right here to stay. You could still make in-store purchases, and you could use your Wallet credentials to buy applications, content and also goods from Google Play & make in-app purchases in Android applications. But the 3rd-party payment handling feature that allows online merchants to permit you acquire their wares with your Google Wallet will disappear on March 2. Continue reading
When you’re viewing a list of files on a Mac or PC, right clicking on a item (or team of items) provides you the ‘Open With’ choice. Well buddies, that same handy shortcut now resides in Google Drive, as well. Many thanks to a helpful Chrome extension; you can fire up Photoshop from Google’s cloud-based repository inside the web browser – no need to going in other places to get the work session began. Naturally, you’ll need to have actually Chrome installed in order to take advantage of the add-on. And in case you forgot, you do not also need to launch Microsoft Office to modify Drive-stored files & spreadsheets either.
Google has offered Google Maps for Android & apple iPhone exactly what it called a ‘Fresh New Design’, but really, it’s just material layout.
Google disclosed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, & the Web last June. It actually entailed a new look, called Material Design, and also consisted of splashes of colour, freshened iconography, typography, and a much more consistent interface hierarchy.The entire interface was based on unifying theory of a rationalised space & a system of movement, according to Google.
And also now Google has actually brought material design to Google Maps on mobile: ‘Over the next few days, when you open up Google Maps on your Android or iPhone, you’ll be greeted by bright colors & a fresh new design.’ Continue reading
Google Calendar has actually been upgraded with a new interface and also new features that permit you to far better manage your day.
‘Today we’re presenting a brand-new Google Calendar app. It’s designed to be a practical aide, so you can invest much less time managing your day, and also more time enjoying it,’ announced Google in an article published on 3 November.
Other than the apparent style changes, the first new feature permits Google Calendar to transform your E-mails – such as verification receipts for air travels – into occasions. Continue reading
The new version of Gmail for Android is slated to make its way to Google Play in the near future, but if you can not wait to utilize it, you could download the APK right now and also fill it up. You’ll notice some significant adjustments the moment you launch it, because it’ll ask what kind of email addresses you wish to add; version 5 works not just with Gmail addresses, however also with Outlook, Yahoo and also any type of IMAP- or Exchange-based E-mail accounts. To pick the inbox you wish to check, merely tap one of your accounts on the left-hand menu selection. Additionally, it comes with a Material Design interface transformation (There’s a Great Deal a lot More Red Now) and a thread E-mail system much like what you get through Inbox. We can’t say which Android flavors it’s compatible with exactly, however we have actually installed it on an Ice Cream Sandwich tablet computer, so it’ll likely work with all more recent platforms. To discover on your own, or to break from Google’s busy Inbox app, going to Android Police to download the file.
Google has actually introduced an Apple Health-like app. It’s called Google Fit. Although Google Fit has actually existed in some places, such as in Android Wear & the Nexus 9, the basic Android version has released in the Google Play Store. It works on your smartphone and also tracks your walking, running, and also biking task to assist you get to fitness goals.
Features consist of the ability to establish goals based upon either duration or steps. You can also see extensive progression views throughout the day, receive performance-based referrals for task views goals, and also connect with 3rd-party devices & apps. Continue reading
The jury’s still out on Google’s new mobile technique to email, but that hasn’t stopped people from going a little batty over getting invited to use it (see also: Google Wave; Gmail). In situation you were really feeling a little strange concerning asking Google for an Inbox invite, though, you could now just beg your Inbox-using friends for one. Google has merely started enriching users with three invites to disperse among their needy peers – if they occur to see a golden ticket (we truly require a new visual metaphor to that effect) in their Speed Dial menu, they can begin spreading the love. Unfortunately, Google isn’t really letting the floodgates totally open just yet; if you got your invite from someone which didn’t acquire theirs straight from Mountain view, opportunities are you do not have any invites of your very own to share. Now we’re simply hanging around to see if a secondary market of Inbox invites springs up – what’s the Bitcoin-to-Inbox invite ratio nowadays?
People used to think it’s more challenging to make computers play chess (or Jeopardy) & do mathematics than it is to make them know human language. Turns out the opposite holds true – indeed, engineers have actually made wonderful advancements in voice recognition (Siri and also Google voice commands are excellent examples), but they have actually yet to create a system that could talk to us like one more human can. Google’s documentary (after the break) talks about the future of voice awareness, the current state of language understanding, along with the future of artificial neural network innovation, which can be used to enhance both. The primary goal of scientists & engineers is to make computers get to human level of language understanding; however whether that’ll ever occur remains to be seen.