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Google Home adds All 4 as 2nd UK video streaming service

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Google Home users in the United Kingdom are now able to access a second video screaming service by way of Google Home: Channel 4's All 4. This is the second video-on-demand service compatible with Google Home in the UK, after Netflix.

All 4 streams some popular shows like "The Handmaid's Tale" and the original "Shameless" series. Users are able to call up shows on All 4 on their TVs just by asking; no need to specify the service when issuing the command.

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Google Home adds All 4 as 2nd UK video streaming service was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google adding ‘distributed by Google Play’ metadata to APKs

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Google will soon start adding security metadata to APKs distributed by Google Play to identify their origin. The change is set to primarily affect users in areas where mobile data is at a premium, either due to price or availability, which leads to APKs being frequently shared peer-to-peer.

Plans for this change were announced late last year. The authenticity of "apps obtained through Play-approved distribution channels" will be able to be determined while devices are offline, and the apps will be added to their users' Play libraries.

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Google adding 'distributed by Google Play' metadata to APKs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home and Home Mini now available in Spain, Austria, and Ireland

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

In late May, we noted that a Spain launch for the Home and Home Mini was imminent after the duo showed up on a Spanish retailer's site. That wasn't entirely surprising given that Google had mentioned they'd be coming to Spain sometime in 2018. A few weeks later, the Home and Home Mini are now available from the Google Store not just in Spain, but surprisingly enough, also in Austria and Ireland.

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Google Home and Home Mini now available in Spain, Austria, and Ireland was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Tip: Google Photos can find all the photos you’ve taken at “work”

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Photos is one of Google's most amazing beasts. Ever since its announcement, this app and service has been improving and adding useful features, the last of which is a new smart option that groups similar pictures and suggests the best one to keep. But did you know that you can search Photos for "work" and get all the images you've snapped at work? I didn't.

We're not sure how new or old the functionality is, but we just ran across it and it seems very helpful.

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Tip: Google Photos can find all the photos you've taken at "work" was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Podcasts ready to launch globally on Android with 2 million indexed podcasts

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Changes have been afoot with Google and podcasts for many months. Cody has discovered sign after sign of the Google app adding podcast support, there was a long exposé of Google's podcast plans a couple of months ago, and podcast subscription and management then downloads started showing up. The wait is over now and it seems that Google is finally ready to reveal its podcast app and plans.

Before you get over-excited, this new Google Podcasts "app" appears to be the same podcast functionality that's been there in the Google app and that we've covered before, with a few more recent changes that started rolling out with the latest beta.

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Google Podcasts ready to launch globally on Android with 2 million indexed podcasts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home and Chromecast can leak your location, but a fix is on the way

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Google Homes and Chromecasts around the world will be quietly updated in the coming weeks with a patch for a rather serious issue. According to security researcher Craig Young from Tripwire, these devices have a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to find your geographic location if you have a Home or Chromecast on your network. That's a big problem, and Google almost didn't believe Young's bug report.

The issue is that Home and Chromecasts don't require authentication for commands that come over your local network.

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Google Home and Chromecast can leak your location, but a fix is on the way was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home and Chromecast can leak your location, but a fix is on the way

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Google Homes and Chromecasts around the world will be quietly updated in the coming weeks with a patch for a rather serious issue. According to security researcher Craig Young from Tripwire, these devices have a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to find your geographic location if you have a Home or Chromecast on your network. That's a big problem, and Google almost didn't believe Young's bug report.

The issue is that Home and Chromecasts don't require authentication for commands that come over your local network.

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Google Home and Chromecast can leak your location, but a fix is on the way was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google can now automatically group your dank memes (and some other stuff) on mobile

Monday, June 18th, 2018

You've been able to save images on Google's app and mobile site without downloading them for a long time now. Last September, that functionality extended to non-image pages, and in April, customizable collections rolled out to replace saved pages. Now, certain image searches trigger the Google app to ask if you'd like to create a collection for the thing you're searching for — and images that fit the bill automatically save to the appropriate collection.

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Google can now automatically group your dank memes (and some other stuff) on mobile was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Messages web interface is starting to roll out, but the app needs an update

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Google has been planning a web version of Android Messages for months—we've seen it appear in teardown, after teardown, after teardown. Now, it's finally starting to show up for users. Well, sort of. The web interface has gone live, but the app doesn't appear to understand that yet.

The web component of Android Messages will allow you to view and send text messages in the Messages app from your computer.

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Android Messages web interface is starting to roll out, but the app needs an update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos starts grouping, suggesting best of similar photos for some

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Google Photos is known for a lot of pretty-much-magic machine learning features, and it seems it's getting a new one. As reported by one of our readers, Photos now recognizes when multiple photos in your library were taken at about the same time of the same thing, and will group them together and highlight the one its algorithms consider the best.

The grouping works similarly to burst and portrait photos: only one thumbnail is shown in your library with an icon to indicate there are multiple photos inside.

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Google Photos starts grouping, suggesting best of similar photos for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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