The number one music streaming subscription service in the face of the planet is apparently tinkering around with the idea of introducing its own native voice search feature. This should be welcome news to Spotify users who are already comfortable with interacting with voice driven digital assistants like Siri or Alexa -- pretty soon they can just bark “Play Our Lady Peace” or “Show Elliott Smith” and the Spotify mobile app would readily comply with searching.
Fresh from announcing more than a week ago that it was rolling out Google Lens to non-Pixel handsets, Google has now revealed (via a tweet) that it is now doing the same for the feature to iOS powered mobile devices.
Just this week, Facebook has officially announced that it is looking to roll out Facebook Lite in additional countries, even in major mobile markets that include the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany, as reported by Reuters.
One of Google’s artificial intelligence driven features, the Google Assistant, has now found its way to the iPad. With this latest development, Apple’s tablet offering officially now has a trio of other digital assistants on top of the tech giant’s own Siri feature. Those three are the aforementioned Google Assistant, Microsoft’s Cortana (via the release of a version optimized for iPads last February), and Amazon’s Alexa (which happens to be the third most downloaded app among iPad users during last year’s holiday shopping season).
Google Lens was first introduced back in May of last year, during Google’s annual I/O developer conference. For those who missed the news, Google Lens is basically an augmented reality powered software platform that not only can detect and decipher texts, but also even recognize objects (in real time) either from scanning pictures or by viewing the actual objects through a camera sensor.
Based on a recent teardown of an APK (Android Package) by the folks from XDA Developers and Android Police, it appears that Google’s Android Messages mobile app (which is basically the rebranded iteration of Messenger for Android) may soon provide support for text messaging by way of an Internet browser like the tech giant’s own Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox, or even
Here is some good news for those who like to travel by air -- Google is introducing a new functionality to its Google Flights search engine that will start to include information and even advance warnings with regards to flight delays. The really cool thing about this new feature is that it does not only retrieve flight schedule information and updates directly from airline companies, it will also take full advantage of machine learning algorithms and historical data in predicting flight delays.
Google is currently experimenting with an app called Bulletin, a new feature that would allow just about any user to publish local news updates and even events. Slate was first to report about the tool, when it discovered a website that already had a fully functioning platform for creating Bulletin posts (albeit in early access mode). According to this website, the Bulletin app is now conducting its pilot program in Tennessee’s capital, Nashville, as well as in the city of Oakland in California.
One week ago, a flaw was discovered on iOS and MacOS powered devices and machines. First reported by a software developer named Abraham Masri, the ChaiOS bug not only causes Apple gadgets to lock up, crash, and restart on their own, it also can lead to other more serious issues, like battery problems and resprings, among many others.
Google’s video calling app, Duo, is now allowing users to make calls to other people who do not have the app installed in their mobile devices or have not registered before with the service. This applies to both video calls and audio only phone calls as well. The recipients of Duo calls can answer by dragging up on the icon, put their mic on mute or shift cameras, and end the call by hanging up.
And if ever users accidentally navigate away from the app’s interface while engaged in a call, they can just tap a notification icon that instantly navigates them back. For those non-Duo users, they will get a prompt to install the app at the end of the phone call. Of course, there is also an option to block certain people from making calls.
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