Tag Archive: Feature

Upcoming Instagram feature will limit NSFW content while you browse at work

It’s currently in a very barebones state.

What you need to know Instagram is seemingly working on a toggle to “limit sensitive content.” The news comes courtesy of Jane Manchun Wong, known for her reverse-engineering wizardry. The feature will likely be aimed at younger voters or those who want to limit NSFW content at work.

In an ideal world, no one would be browsing Instagram at work, and we’d all be the efficient, busy worker bees the  [Read More…]

Zoom’s ‘Company Directory’ feature exposes personal data of thousands

Zoom’s privacy and security is not really inspiring much confidence, is it?

What you need to know Zoom has a ‘Company Directory’ feature which pools users of the same domain name, making it easier to find colleagues if you work in the same company. However, countless users are saying that their personal email addresses have been pooled with thousands of random people. Personal data including full names, mail addresses, profile picture and statuses were all shared with  [Read More…]

Twitter joins Snapchat and Facebook with its own stories feature — Fleets

The firm is also bringing customizable timelines to its Android as well.

What you need to know Twitter is testing its own snapchat-inspired stories feature, dubbed Fleets. It’s a region-based test which is only available in Brazil at the moment. It also rolled out customizable timelines via swipeable lists to its Android app, months after debuting the feature on iOS.

Snapchat was the first to start with ephemeral stories, Facebook was next to bring it to all  [Read More…]

Google’s Pixel phones now have an iPhone-like 3D Touch feature

The idea is that a hard-press would be able to bring up a long-press menu faster.

What you need to know Google is using software to emulate pressure-sensitive hardware. The idea of this is so that what is typically a long-press menu will show up faster if your press harder. Currently, this feature works for only a small number of apps, but plans for more app support will come in the near future.

It seems that Google  [Read More…]

March 2020 patch rolling out with a big Pixel feature drop

A severe bug for MediaTek processors that could give root to the bad guys also gets fixed.

What you need to know As of March 2, 2020, the latest Android security patch is rolling out to Pixel phones. The March patch addresses a slew of bugs for Pixel phones. The March patch also brings improvements for Motion Sense, Face Unlock, and the camera as part of the second Pixel Feature Drop.

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Google’s second Pixel feature drop arrives with March’s security update

The March feature drop is the second of Google’s promised Pixel quarterly feature drops.

What you need to know Google has released the March feature drop for Pixel 2, 3, and 4 family users. With this update, the firm has added new features like Motion Sense improvements for the Pixel 4, fast access to cards and passes, and new AR features for Duo. UK and Australian users can also expect to find access to Car Crash Detection  [Read More…]

Xiaomi is testing a new privacy feature that flags suspicious app behavior

The new controls will go even beyond what Android 10 offers.

What you need to know Xiaomi is reportedly working on beefing up security in MIUI 11. It’s working on a feature that notifies users when an app uses sensitive permissions. Potentially suspicious behavior, like opening another app or autostarting in the background, will also be flagged.

Privacy controls are all the rage these days, and it’s no wonder, with every day bringing a new story about  [Read More…]

YouTube lets you donate to your favorite creators with new applause feature

It’s available in a select few regions.

What you need to know Google is adding a Twitch-like Viewer applause feature to YouTube. Users will be able to pay $ 2 to clap for a video they like. It’s limited to Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and the U.S at this time.

YouTube is testing a new way for viewers to support creatives on YouTube in select countries through an Applaud feature (via The Verge).

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Google tests a new autofill feature for SMS 2FA codes

It’s a little more convenient than the current copy and paste method.

What you need to know Google is testing out an auto-fill feature for SMS One-Time Passwords (OTP). This lets OTP fields automatically pull in verification codes from the texts sent to the Messages app. It’s enabled on beta builds of the Android Messages app.

Google is working on a new Android Messages feature that’ll make entering two-factor authentication (2FA) and OTP codes much simpler, and  [Read More…]

Google Music’s original feature will transition to YouTube Music

As if anyone still has a music library to upload.

What you need to know YouTube Music will soon let users upload their music library for cloud storage. This was an original Google Music feature and Google Play Music users will port their library to YouTube. The transition is expected to happen in the next few months, with the end of Google Play Music in 2020.

Google sources have let slip to 9to5Google that the transition from  [Read More…]