Google Rolls Out A Free App Of The Week Offer

The first-ever free app on the Play Store is from PBS Kids and is listed in the Play Store’s new Family section. Downloading the app through the regular games category will not attract the special offer. It’s isn’t clear if Google’s free app of the week promotion is a one off, or if the company plans on capitalising on it in the future.
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Google Launches Family-Friendly Apps Section On Its Play Store

Google revealed plans of introducing family-focused features in the Play Store back at I/O 2015. Apps in the Family section have been hand-picked to be appropriate for kids of varying ages. The move is aimed at making it easier for parents to find and install apps for their kids. The new section was first spotted only on the web, but since has made it to Android too.
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Google Apologizes For PM Modi Showing Up In Search Results For ‘Top 10 Criminals In India’

The company said that the troubling search results weren’t reflective of its views. The company blamed the issue on the way the images was described on the Internet which yield surprising results for the specific queries. The query also throws up photos of Dawood Ibrahim, Osama Bin Laden, American gangster Al Capone, Sanjay Dutt, Hafiz Saeed, Bill Gates and Arvind Kejriwal.
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Mahindra’s Upcoming Cars Will Have Google At Their Heart

Mahindra & Mahindra has joined the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) to work along with Google and bring ‘Android Auto’ into the dashboards of its future car lineup. The company has already announced that it will bring Android Auto to its flagship XUV 500 and Scorpio SUV. Android Auto basically functions as an extension of a user’s smartphone in the car.
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Google Offers Better Privacy And Security Controls With Its ‘My Account’ Dashboard

The company isn’t offering new controls to users but is only making it easier for them to choose what information Google services have access to. Google announced My Accounts at its I/O conference last week and detailed two of its main features – Privacy Checkup and Security Checkup. Further, there’s also an Ads Setting tool that helps you define what ads you want to see
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Google Launches ‘Smart Lock For Passwords’ Making Signing Into Apps A Breeze

The service will manage a user’s passwords on Android and across the web, and will even automatically sign in users across devices. Smart Lock For Passwords does what Chrome has done on for website passwords, except in this case it’s for Android apps. Google’s justification for the service is that the process of typing in passwords is painful, and by making it more seamless, developers can increase their sign up and sign in rates.
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Google Announces Brillo, Its Internet Of Things Operating System

The Brillo developer preview will be out in Q3 2015. While the OS is built on Android, the company has hacked off all the unnecessary bits to make it run on low-power devices. Brillo will support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, and a few other connectivity solutions. Apart from Brillo, Google also announced Weave, a language that allows IoT devices, smartphones and the cloud to communicate.
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