- Google AR Stickers (Star Wars and Stranger Things) in Camera app for Android 8.1 (Oreo) update. Also, Google Lens.
- Ref: Trusted Reviews. New Oreo features.
Battery: If a user has a Bluetooth device connected to their smartphone, they’ll be able to see how much power it has from the Quick Settings shade.
Browsing: Safer Browsing allows applications from third-party developers to detect WebView attempts, which could point to malicious URLs.
Fingerprint: Users can instruct their unit to disable the fingerprint reader once an unregistered fingerprint is attempted multiple times.
- Plan your winter getaway now with new features in Google Flights, Trips, and hotel search Provides info on when it is best to book a flight based on historical data. Shows info on shifting room rates. Google Trips shows discounts.
- ZDNet. No iTunes for Microsoft Windows App Store. Only affects Windows 10 S users.
- Facebook Research. Facebook, citing academic research, says people “passively consuming” social media feel worse afterwards while active interaction improves well-being. Facebook propaganda?
- A vulnerable hidden password manager in Windows 10? Pushed by Microsoft without users’ knowledge! Good reminder to always vet programs that you aren’t familiar with.