YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the annual Google I/O developers conference on May 17, 2017
After introducing the product at the Google I/O conference in May, Google has now made its Play Protect security services available to all Android users.
After its announcement at Google I/O in May, Play Protect is now rolling out to Android devices running the latest version of Play Services to help make security more visible and accessible to users. Read more...
The anti-malware suite was announced during Google I/O meet in May
Following its announcement back at Google I/O, Google Play Protect is now making its way out into the world.
Back at Google I/O in May, Google announced Play Protect, the consumer-facing evolution of Verify Apps, which is the background app check service that makes sure you don't have any suspicious or malicious software installed on your device. Verify Apps has existed for many years and has grown from an opt-in feature to an opt-out one, then to a background process, and then earlier in February it started displaying the apps it had scanned.
Google announced Google Play Protect at Google I/O 2017 earlier this year and this feature essentially notifies users about the apps that can potentially be harmful for their devices.
We still don’t have the full extent of the changes and improvements that Android O will bring once our devices are updated later this year (or next) but we have already seen a few features here and there. One of the things that they showed off at the Google I/O conference last May is the
Google Glass was definitely one of the search giant's most notable flops in recent times. Perhaps that had something to do with the flamboyant way in which Sergey Brin introduced the product back in 2012 at Google I/O and how that set expectations in the market.
Google Glass is back, and with a much more sensible target audience than before. The consumer edition is dead in the water, but Google is now focusing its attention on businesses. The idea being that employees will wear Google Glass to help them be more productive. Which may just work. The History of Google Glass For the uninitiated, Google Glass is an augmented reality headset which brings an internet-connected screen very close to your eyeball. Google first revealed Glass at Google I/O 2012, and people were bowled over by the concept. Me? I was more scared at the prospect than...
Following its job hunting initiative announced back at Google I/O, the company today released a new tool to help small to mid-sized businesses recruit talent. Aptly called Hire, the service builds on G Suite and lets employers track candidates’ contact information, resume, calendar invites, and allow business partners to share feedback within the candidate’s profile. Hire can also port data over to Sheets to make candidate pipelines more glanceable.
There were a number of small but interesting features of Android O (Oreo? Octopus??) that popped up at Google I/O back in May, and one of those was Smart Text Selection. I'm sure we've all been frustrated when trying to select text on our phones, and this feature intends to fix that by highlighting exactly what we need with a simple double tap. Now, Google Docs is implementing this feature and it should work for anybody currently running the Android O Beta.