Smart Cameras have become a rage, they are inexpensive, offer live streams on your phone and also let you do many other things. Well, Smart Security cameras may not be as smart as you think them to be. A security bug in the Xiaomi camera shows other homes. The issue is so creepy that it can potentially shape up as a great plot for Netflix’s Black Mirror.
It has been a while since all the photo viewers offer pinch to zoom functionality for videos. Google Photos offers pinch to zoom for pictures but the same was not available for videos. Now Google Photos is likely to offer a feature that will allow you to zoom in on videos.
Just last week security researchers unearthed a flaw on the Twitter app that allowed hackers to take control. Now, researchers exploited a flaw in Twitter’s Android app and successfully matched 17 million phone numbers to users’ accounts.
Twitter has fixed a bug on its Android app. The bug could have potentially allowed hackers to hijack accounts and access private information. Needless to say, the attacker could also take control and send tweets from your handle.
Google Assistant has evolved with every update and the latest one adds yet another useful feature. Starting now, you will be able to delete accidental commands given to Google Assistant.
In a bid to take on Spotify, YouTube Music has now introduced three new personalized playlists. The list includes Discover Mix, New Release Mix, and Your Mix. As we already know, Youtube Music is here to replace Google Play Music. All three new playlists are aimed at helping YouTube Music users to discover content.
The Pixel 4 XL (and, by extension, the slightly smaller Pixel 4) is a stunning piece of technology and a worthy flagship. It really is. And yet, even six weeks on, I can’t possibly recommend anyone buy it… yet. While its camera system is stunning, while its stereo speakers are jaw droppingly good, while its face recognition system is fast and effective, at least for unlocking the phone, real world activity is still massively impacted by third party banking and password apps not supporting the new biometric APIs (think Face ID) system. Again… yet. It’ll all come together in time and, as usual Google will need an update or two of their own (a ‘feature drop’ is happening as I write this), so I’ll leave a lengthier verdict for some time in early 2020.
Google was fined $17.4 million in September last year by the Turkish authority. The authorities found that Google had violated competition law and had given six months to make the changes. Interestingly Google has now informed its Turkish partners that they will not be able to work with them.
Samsung has been caught lying through its teeth. In a recent statement to Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, Samsung said that 1 million Galaxy Folds have been sold. Now the company has backtracked and clarified that it has not sold 1 million Galaxy Folds. However, it has also declined from mentioning the Galaxy Fold units sold.