Why Google caved to Australia, and Facebook didn’t
On February 16th, I wrote that Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code threatened to splinter the internet. On February 17th, the splintering arrived: Google cut a deal with News Corp.
Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app
Google Maps is adding a couple of new useful features: the ability to pay for parking or buy a train ticket right from the app. Google Maps is integrating two mobile parking payment services into its app, Passport and ParkMobile.
Google Photos’ new video editor offers more control over footage
Now that Google has revamped Photos’ still image editing, it’s turning its attention to moving pictures. Google has overhauled the video editor in Photos for Android and iOS to give you much more control than the usual trimming, stabilization and rotation.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/google-photos-video-editor-170007133.html
Google is reportedly working on an anti-tracking feature for Android
Google is looking to develop an anti—tracking feature for Android similar to the one Apple is rolling out with iOS 14.5, according to Bloomberg. The tech giant is reportedly in the early stages of exploring how it can limit data collection and cross-app tracking for its mobile OS.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/google-antitracking-feature-android-063114151.html
Google now owns Fitbit
Google has completed its $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit, more than a year after the deal was first announced. The EU approved the acquisition in late December, clearing the way towards Google’s ownership over what is perhaps the best-known brand out there for mainstream fitness-tracking devices.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/google-now-owns-fitbit-141747501.html
Google confirms plans for new Nest Cam lineup this year
The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is no longer available to buy, Google has confirmed to 9to5Google, after the site noticed that the camera was out of stock in most countries around the world.