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Google Maps adds location sharing so you can keep track of late friends

Google Maps adds location sharing so you can keep track of late friends ) Once the feature rolls out, you'll be able to access a new location sharing from within a new menu while you're on the way to a destination.The friends you've shared with are then sent a link that opens inside Google Maps and shows your location as you finish your trip.

Google News adds 200 articles in new ‘More Headlines’ section

Google News adds 200 articles in new ‘More Headlines’ section The Google News and Weather application for Android and iOS platforms now has 200 extra headlines to scroll through, offering users far more content in an easy-to-access manner.Located in a new “More Headlines,” section, the additional stories can be found at the base of the app’s home section.

Security hole lets burglars knock out your smart home camera

Security hole lets burglars knock out your smart home camera Smart home systems are supposed to make our lives easier and safer — but some of the most popular connected security cameras could make your place an easy target if your neighborhood is visited by a tech-savvy burgling crew.The flaws, which take advantage of the camera system's always-on Bluetooth, allow anyone within the devices' Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) range to overwhelm them and shut them down.

Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties

Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties Whether your navigating the Adirondacks or tracking down that hip new bar everyone’s talking about, Google Maps has your back.More: Never run for the bus again with Google Maps’ real-time commute update There’s more.

Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work

Android security came a long way in 2016 but Google says there is more work With hundreds of different Android devices out in the wild, running different versions of the operating system on different hardware, Google faces a massive challenge in distributing critical security updates.More: Top 5 Android security apps: Do they protect you?

Google announces updates for Duo, Allo, Photos, and Google Search in Brazil

Google announces updates for Duo, Allo, Photos, and Google Search in Brazil That makes high-bandwidth apps like video chat platforms a challenging proposition, but Google is doing its best to work around the developing world’s infrastructure limitations.At an event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, today, the Mountain View, California company announced updates for video chat app Duo, messaging app Allo, Google Photos, and more.

YouTube is finally paying a big price for hosting hateful content

YouTube is finally paying a big price for hosting hateful content Some of America's biggest advertisers are joining their British counterparts in boycotting Google.The companies are among the first in the United States to join what's become a full-scale revolt among advertisers in the UK this week.

Google is (slowly) fixing the biggest problem with Android

Google is (slowly) fixing the biggest problem with Android At least that's the takeaway from Google's Android Security Year in Review, the latest update on the company's ongoing plan to get phone makers to adopt security updates more quickly.While Android fans often cite the amount of choice in Android devices as one of the main draws of the platform, the fact remains that this continues to be its biggest weakness as well.

A whole state in India is giving all college students free internet access

A whole state in India is giving all college students free internet access The latest instance of this comes from the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where the government has announced free Wi-Fi access to college and university students.The chief minister of the state, Nitish Kumar urged the students to make good use of the free internet.

Google adds audio calling to Duo and file sharing to Allo

Google adds audio calling to Duo and file sharing to Allo When Duo originally launched, it had an odd omission: You could use it for a video call, but not an audio-only call.Now, Google fixed this; the company says audio calls will work well even on slow connections and won't eat up much data.

Google Home goes on a defensive rant if you ask it about the CIA

Google Home goes on a defensive rant if you ask it about the CIA Other devices like, for example, the Amazon Echo or the Google Home.With that in mind, people have taken to asking their digital assistants about the CIA.

YouTube has just launched automatic sound effect captions

YouTube has just launched automatic sound effect captions Now the company has turned its attention to sound effects, with the aim of providing better access to ‘the richness of all the audio content’.As you can imagine, labeled ambient sound information is hard to come by, but they were still able to get a big enough dataset, the company says.

Google 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear by offensive content, Eric Schmidt says

Google 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear by offensive content, Eric Schmidt says At least that's the opinion of Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and the most prominent public face of the search giant.More than 250 brands have pulled ads after reports that they were appearing near YouTube videos from terrorists, Nazis and other hate-mongers.

Hangouts may lose SMS support as Google overhauls it to take on Slack

Hangouts may lose SMS support as Google overhauls it to take on Slack Last fall, Google notified Android partners that Hangouts was to no longer be included in the operating system’s core apps package.And just several weeks ago, the company unveiled Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet — two new apps that represent the evolution of the platform as a business-centric tool similar to Slack and Microsoft Teams.

Google is working on a new social app for editing photos

Google is working on a new social app for editing photos Apple announced a similar app earlier this week called Clips, which lets users quickly edit videos and add visual elements to them, kind of like Snapchat.Unlike Apple's Clips, which is set to be released in April, Google's app has a social element.

Google is killing SMS support for Hangouts

Google is killing SMS support for Hangouts The company is also killing Google+ circles and some Google Labs plugins.While this shouldn't impact iOS users much, The company recently renamed and announced Android Messages (formerly Messenger) as the default SMS app for Android phones.

Google retires SMS support in Hangouts, axes experimental Gmail features

Google retires SMS support in Hangouts, axes experimental Gmail features First to get the ax is text message support in Google’s Hangouts messaging app.And starting on May 22, Hangouts will cease to send and receive carrier SMS messages.

Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing

Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing One of the company’s most-loved apps is Google Photos and it offers excellent options for photo editing, storing, and sharing — but it looks like Photos isn’t the only photo-based app Google is concerned with.Reports indicate that the company working on another app, this time specifically for photo editing and sharing.

This week in apps: Mario 'runs' onto Android, Uber for teens and a Google search redesign

This week in apps: Mario 'runs' onto Android, Uber for teens and a Google search redesign It's a lot, so you may have missed some of the best new apps out there.If you're looking for more, make sure to check out last week's instalment.

Google now offers a free Android app every week

Google now offers a free Android app every week Called "Free App of the Week," the section is only available to U.Today, for instance, it's offering for free Cartoon Networks' Card Wars game, which usually costs $2.