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iPhone Feature Request: Copy ‘Skip Lock Screen’ feature from Google’s Pixel 4

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…


The Pixel 4 will copy Require AttentionLike Apple’s iPhone X, XS, and 11, Google’s new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone can unlock by recognizing your face. However, the company quickly came under fire when it was revealed that the device can be unlocked even when the owner is asleep, simply by someone else holding it up to their face.

With iPhones, there is a Requires Attention toggle. When this is on, your iPhone will only unlock if your eyes are open and you are actually looking at the screen. Google has now said that it plans to copy at least the first part of this requirement.

Google this evening confirmed to The Verge that it’s “been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be ope…

Google collects face data now. Here's what it means and how to opt out

Google's new Face Match technology isn't everywhere yet, but it's always looking. Find out what's happening with your face data and what you can do stop it.

Google's latest smart display brings with it a controversial new feature that's always watching. Face Match, introduced on the Google Nest Hub Max, uses the smart display's front-facing camera as a security feature and a way to participate in video calls. It also shows you your photos, texts, calendar details and so on when it recognizes your face.
This mode of facial recognition sounds simple enough at first. But the way companies like Google collect, store and process face data has become a top concern for privacy-minded consumers. Plenty of people want to know who has their personal information once it makes its way into the cloud.

Here's a look at how Google and other tech companies record, save, process and use facial recognition data collected by devices such as the Nest Hub Max, as well as s…

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

search engines are pretty good to find what you are looking for in these days but sometimes still up briefly. For the opportunities that there are a few little known tricks that come in handy.
Here are some tips for better googling (as it is the most popular search engine), but many of them work on other search engines.

1. Exact phrase


the simplest and most effective way of searching for something specific is the use of quotation marks around a phrase or name to search, it is precisely these words in this exact order.
For example, to search for Joe Bloggs shows results with both Joe and so, but not necessarily placed one after the other. Search for "John Doe" the surface only those who are especially with the name Max Mustermann somewhere on the side.
The exact or explicit phrase search is very useful for exclusive widespread, but less relevant results.
2. Exclude terms
If the Exact Phrase will not get what you need, you can specifically to certain words about the minus ico…

Marshmallow 6.0.1 already hitting Android one devices

now that marshmallow (Android 6.0) has been around for several weeks, it is not surprising that there is already an update 6.0.1 suggest some devices. In this particular case, said devices are select an Android handsets. According to reports, only a limited number of users have received the update, but so far. Take a look:



after a Google search, the model number is listed, H220 is the cherry mobile Android G1 for the Philippines. Strangely enough the Android Security patch level is from 1. December 2015 Despite today not only November 22, 2015. Provided that the roll-out is not a mistake, it seems to imply that Google has already finalized the updated integrated voice patch despite this month, just over one week left.

There is currently no information as to what this 6.0.1 update brings with it, but the general assumption about the Internet is that it closely with fixes and improvements of stability.

Phone Arena has reported that "HTC ROM Developer @LlabTooFeR has it, after 6.0.…

Transferring contacts, photos, music and apps from Android to iPhone

How to switch from Android to iPhone without losing everything 


We explain how to transfer contacts from Android phone to iPhone. How to transfer applications from Android to iPhone. How to transfer photos from Android to iPhone. And, yes, how to transfer music from iPhone to Android. Basically, how to switch from Android to iPhone, right? 
If you're an Android user considering switching to an iPhone, you may be concerned about the transfer process. The good news is that the transfer iPhone contacts to Android phone really could not be simpler. It turns out that Google is good at these things. And the files are very similar. The basic principle consists of a backup or cloud or a desktop machine, and then sync with iPhone. So let's get into it.

Transfer contacts from Android to iPhone: Google use the simplest form 
There are two ways to transfer contacts from Android to iOS. We will outline the bottom two, but if you've been using your Android phone for any length of time,…

HTC Nexus 9 Android L 'Lollipop' passes through the FCC before launch

Google is struggling to keep details about his upcoming Nexus smartphone and tablet based L-secret Android. The HTC built Nexus September just passed through the FCC, indicating that the device is about to be officially revealed. 
When Google entered the tablet market in 2012, it was part of the Nexus smartphone brand welcomed company. Like the phones received high praise for its combination of impressive specifications, stock Android, timely and regular updates directly from Google, and an affordable price.

The Nexus 7 has remained more popular Google Nexus tablet in the program series. The company has not released an update to the Board since July 2013 and many Android fans have been waiting patiently for a new tablet Nexus to replace the 2013 model and not have to wait much longer to be introduced to a new tablet Nexus and the first expected to be available with Android L "Lollipop" out of the box and built by HTC.

We first reported on the tablet in March and expected to…

Now you can have the design of Apple Watch Wear your watch on Android

In March, GoogleannouncedAndroidWear,a project thatextends themobile operatingsystemto takeoverthe company, starting with support forspecificwatches.
A number of majorbrands havealready usedweartheir watches, andsome developerseven let youcreate your owncustomAndroidsphere ofwear.In fact, WearFacesisone such service, which allows you to customize yourSmartWatch, either a GearSamsung, LG GorMoto360.

Tohelp demonstratethis customization, WearFaceshas launchedthePEARwatchfacesfor Android thatare, erm, 100% original and bearszeroresemblanceto another producttechfruity. Someone has alreadycreated a designstyleclockon yourAppleMoto360 also.

WearFaceshas created around and square versionsof the designto meetdifferentclocks based onAndroidand can bedownloaded from here.It is worth notingthatthis is only oneface of the watch-the iconsare not functional.

basic topic: http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2014/09/12/pear-watchface-brings/

Is there a 'dark side' to Amazon drones, Google robots?

I've got Amazon.com drones in my future.

I use Amazon's Prime delivery service for everything from rechargable batteries to art books to beef jerky, and so I was quite taken aback when CEO Jeff Bezos showcased a drone delivery system called Prime Air on 60 Minutes this past weekend. The idea is that packages below five pounds could be delivered straight from Amazon distribution centers to customers within 30 minutes using drones.

For now, it seems like half pipe dream, half pseudo-marketing: As many have observed, it probably wasn't a coincidence that the 60 Minutes segment aired on Sunday ahead of Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year -- a good time for Amazon to be in the news.

Since Sunday's show, media coverage of Bezo's plan has overwhelmingly focused on the technical and logistical aspects of Prime Air.

For example, will the FAA be okay with all these drones flying around? Are they safe enough to fly around crowded cities an…

Google, Microsoft modify web searches to exclude a lot of porno results

Google and Microsoft have declared plans to censor search results that might direct users to porno, responding to pressure from British authorities.

Users exploitation a 100,000 search terms and phrases can not receive content associated with the regulatory offense of youngsters on the companies’ English-language search engines, Google and Microsoft same.

Google and Microsoft also will provide bootleg footage distinctive identifiers so those pictures may be mechanically deleted whenever they seem, the businesses same. YouTube engineers ar performing on an identical identification method for videos, per Google, that owns the video service.

In a column printed within the Daily Mail newspaper Sunday, Google government Chairman Eric solon same that some search terms associated with porno can still come results, however British users can see a warning at the highest of the search results page. The warning can note that the search came probably bootleg results and direct the user to charit…