Electronics

Google Play Protect unifies and rebrands Android's security features

Google Play Protect unifies and rebrands Android's security features

In a bid to further improve the search experience for its users in India, Google on Thursday introduced latest update to its "Search" app. "Starting today in English in India, users will experience tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android, providing users easy access to great tools and the ability to explore deeper within various topics", said the company in an official release.

The tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android will appear immediately beneath the search bar. Besides the four most often used shortcuts on the home screen, users will find other useful shortcuts. The full list of shortcuts includes everything from nearby attractions, ATM and fuel station locations, restaurant suggestions, sport updates, weather information including sunset and sunrise times, travel planning, and much more. There's also a section that lets you jump into games like Tic-tac-toe and Solitaire, or you can listen to animal sounds if you like. We saw of the beginning of its rollout when Verify Apps was rebranded with the Protect branding last month, and now the Play Store side of things is showing for some users.

Proposal making Vande Mataram mandatory in BMC schools gets nod
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today cleared a proposal making singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in civic schools. The decision was taken during the BMC's general body meeting , chaired by Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar.

"With shortcuts right on the home screen of the Google App, users now will have access to the best of Google Search with a single tap". Google mentions that it will add new shortcuts for "big moments" and events as needed. It scans apps in the Play Store before you download them to make sure they follow the rules. You need to enter a code, you then get a little bit of on-boarding regarding reporting inappropriate video content (this is an app aimed at kids remember), and then you can choose if search is enabled or disabled.


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    Explosion in Sunderland: Residents horror as police rush to scene

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    'Knights of the Frozen Throne' 'Hearthstone' Expansion is Live!

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    Western Force dumped from Super Rugby

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    Stoneman earns England Test call-up as Jennings dropped

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