Apps

Google Maps Starts Automatically Suggesting Addresses Copied to Clipboard

Google Maps has been the go-to application for navigating around cities for most people. It is very easy to use and has detailed traffic information along with turn-by-turn navigation. With Google Maps, one can type in the destination and get navigation instructions along with the time of arrival at the destination. However, not all locations are searchable on the app …

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Google Lets Android Users Choose Browsers to Ease EU Antitrust Concerns

Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, in a move aimed at addressing EU antitrust concerns and staving off fresh sanctions. Hit with a record EUR 4.34 billion fine last year for using the market power of its mobile software to block rivals …

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Google Testing a Play Store Budgeting Feature to Help Check App Spending

Google is now reportedly rolling out a new budgeting feature within the Play Store. This feature essentially allows users to set a cap on app-related expenses on their phones and prevent the occasional over indulging. The tech giant is rolling out this new budgeting feature in a staged manner for testing, and will roll it out to all users soon. …

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Meitu, Chinese Selfie App, Forays Into Skincare to Counter Drop in Users

Meitu, the Chinese firm best known for its selfie image-enhancing app, said on Wednesday it is venturing into the offline skincare market as it attempts to offset the impact of dwindling app users and a money-losing smartphone business. Meitu, which listed in late 2016 in what was then Hong Kong’s largest tech IPO in a decade, has since suffered losses …

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TikTok Ban in India May Not Have the Desired Results, Claim Experts

With crores of people in India already using TikTok and all of them having the option to share the app with others, blocking its access on Google Play Store and Apple App Store may not have the desired results, say experts. TikTok, which is very popular among children, is facing criticism from different quarters for circulation of “pornographic content”. Google …

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Microsoft Rejects Some Facial-Recognition Software Sales on Human Rights Concerns

Microsoft recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday. Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly white and male pictures. AI …

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TikTok Removed From App Store, Play Store in India After Court Order

Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court’s directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Apple has also seemingly restricted access to the app as TikTok no longer appears on App Store in India.   The move comes hours …

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