This week’s prime tales: ‘Doodle for Google’ 2019 winner, Nest cam gentle can’t be disabled, extra
Every yr, Okay-12 college students from colleges across the United States are given the chance to submit a “doodle” to be featured on the Google homepage, primarily based on a given theme. This week, Jimmy Fallon revealed the winning Doodle for Google from excessive schooler Arantza Peña Popo.
The doodle merely and superbly depicts a daughter rising as much as develop into a caretaker for her mom. Arantza’s doodle was proudly featured by Google all day on Tuesday.
The theme of this yr’s contest was “When I grow up I hope,” and Arantza says throughout her interview that she drew the doodle in honor of her mom who sacrificed a lot for her. She says she hopes to take care of her mother “as much as she cared for me my entire life.”
Google contacted Nest digital camera house owners this week to tell them of a change to their devices’ privacy features. Specifically, when a Nest digital camera is in use and sending knowledge to Nest, the seen indicator gentle should be on and might now not be disabled. The change is being made in order that “you, and those around your camera, are aware when the camera is on and recording.” Unsurprisingly, this was met with speedy backlash from some Nest prospects.
This is nice from a privateness standpoint, however many present house owners are irate over this variation to the Google Nest digital camera gentle. They query whether or not it will make potential burglars conscious when the digital camera is lively.
Our Ben Schoon took a while this week to focus on a longstanding issue some persons are having with Android Auto. For the unfortunate of us working into the difficulty, Android Auto crashes seemingly at random, throughout quite a lot of telephones and autos, and even for these not connecting to a car.
The reason behind this downside is unclear, and it appears no repair is in place for affected customers, both. Members of the Android Auto group have acknowledged this crashing challenge, however the final message we will see from the group came in late May with a hyperlink to fill out a form to report the difficulty additional.
One of the extra handy options of the Galaxy Note 10, stemming from Samsung’s collaboration with Microsoft, is a useful “Link to Windows” possibility within the fast settings menu. This toggle immediately connects your Note 10 to Microsoft’s “Your Phone Companion” app for notifications and extra. By putting in a single APK from the Note 10, many older Samsung Galaxy telephones may reap the benefits of the Link to Windows shortcut.
We can also’t stress sufficient that you simply shouldn’t set up this on non-Samsung telephones. The results aren’t pretty.
Finally, our Damien Wilde was in a position to get some hands-on time with an early build of EMUI 10, Huawei’s imaginative and prescient for Android Q, coming sizzling on the heels of their current updates to Android Pie. While Android Q doesn’t deliver very a lot to the desk, featurewise, that EMUI didn’t have already got, Huawei positively appears to have made some important UI enhancements of their very own.
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