Google today announced some major new features that are coming to Google Maps later this year. The update’s highlight is Live View for indoor navigation, which builds on the Live View feature that Google Maps first rolled out in 2019.
DuckDuckGo, the privacy-focused search engine, has called out Google for spying on iPhone users after the latter updated the Chrome and Google app with App Privacy labels.
Google recently rolled out Chrome 89 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and other platforms, with some major changes. In a blog post, the Chrome team at Google has highlighted how memory efficient Chrome has become on macOS with the recent updates.
Google is testing a dark mode for its desktop site that will turn the page on Google’s home page and search results to dark gray.
iOS 14 introduced a number of privacy features. Features like App Store nutrition labels, Safari’s Privacy Report, App Tracking Transparency, camera and microphone access status in the notification shade, and Clipboard access notifications, have impressed the masses. According to some leaked screenshots, Google is integrating some of these features into the next version of its operating system, Android 12.
Google today, on the occasion of ‘Safer Internet Day’, announced that its Google Fi VPN service will launch on iPhone later this year. Up until today, the VPN service from Google was only available on Android.
Apple’s iOS App Tracking Transparency (ATT) has drawn a lot of eyeballs over the past few months. While users have appreciated the feature, companies like Google and Facebook have heavily criticized Apple for the move saying the feature would destroy their ad revenue. Facebook even threatened Apple to ‘drag’ it to the court over the anti-tracking feature.
European Union data protection conference, CPDP, is finally underway, and following Tim Cook’s speech, Apple’s senior director of global privacy Jane Horvath took part in a discussion focused on data privacy.
iOS 14 introduced a number of privacy-related features, with one being Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT). With the feature due to be introduced, app developers are actively looking to implement it in their apps. But, as you might have noticed, Google apps won’t show the app tracking transparency pop-up on iOS 14. Here’s why.
Google has over a dozen apps on the iOS App Store that it tends to update periodically with bug fixes and new features. However, as a new report highlights, Google has not updated any of its apps on the iOS App Store for almost a month.