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G Suite Gets A New Recruitment Tool In ‘Google Hire’

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to attract and to hire new talent, Google might have something for you. The company has recently announced a new recruitment tool called “Hire” that will be integrated within the G Suite of apps, such as Gmail and Google Calendar, thus expanding the reach of the tool.

According to Google, “Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end. It integrates seamlessly with G Suite apps like Gmail and Google Calendar, which more than 3 million businesses use, many of them to drive recruiting efforts. With the introduction of Hire, customers now have a hiring app alongside G Suite’s familiar, easy-to-use tools that can help them run an efficient recruiting process.”

Like we said there will be integration with G Suite apps such as Gmail, and according to Google, this will be applied to communications where emails can be synced across Gmail or Hire. There is also integration with Calendar where you can schedule interviews and Calendar will include important information such as contact information, interview schedule, and even what kind of questions interviewers should focus on.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, then head on over to the Google Hire website to learn more about it.

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Google Introduces New Security Features To Block Unverified Apps

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

Following a phishing scam that was targeting Google Docs users, Google decided to help beef up security. However it looks like the company’s efforts at protecting their users and services isn’t quite done yet (which is obviously great news) as they have announced new security measures that will be put into place.

According to Google, “Beginning today, we’re rolling out an “unverified app” screen for newly created web applications and Apps Scripts that require verification. This new screen replaces the “error” page that developers and users of unverified web apps receive today. The “unverified app” screen precedes the permissions consent screen for the app and lets potential users know that the app has yet to be verified. This will help reduce the risk of user data being phished by bad actors.”

This notification/warning to users about unverified apps actually serves a couple of purposes. One of which lets users know when an app hasn’t been verified and that they should proceed with caution, or not at all. The second, according to Google, will allow developers to test their apps more easily as users can acknowledge the unverified app alert and choose to help out in the testing if they choose.

Google writes, “We’re committed to fostering a healthy ecosystem for both users and developers. These new notices will inform users automatically if they may be at risk, enabling them to make informed decisions to keep their information safe, and will make it easier to test and develop apps for developers.

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New Google Glass Launched But It’s Not For You

Adnan Farooqui July 18, 2017

Google hyped up the benefits of Google Glass quite a bit back when this product was launched as part of an Explorer Program a couple of years ago. However, Google’s ambitions for putting a wearable computer on our faces fizzled out. It didn’t release another version of the Google Glass and we’ve not heard much about this product over the past two years. However, a new Google Glass has been launched today, but don’t get too excited because it’s not for you.

Google started focusing on the applications for this technology in the enterprise market. For the past two years, it has been working to make Glass more useful in several industries.

The new Google Glass Enterprise Edition that it has launched today makes what the company has been working on for the last couple of years widely available to enterprise customers.

Throughout this time, Google has worked with select partners to make Glass more useful in their factories and on their production lines. GE Aviation is one of the partners that Google has been working with.

Its mechanics are sporting Google Glass which displays important instructions while they carry out airplane assembly and maintenance. Glass frees their hands and GE Aviation estimates that this has improved efficiency on the floor by as much as 12 percent.

The new Google Glass obviously won’t be making its way to customers but, nevertheless, it’s nice to see that Google has finally found a place for this product.

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Google Maps Now Tells You When’s The Best Time To Drive

Tyler Lee July 17, 2017

If you’ve ever Googled the location of a place like a restaurant, Google will show you a graph in which it tells you at what times is the restaurant most popular. Last year Google introduced that feature to Google Maps, and now it looks like they’re introducing a similar feature to the driving portion of Google Maps where it tells you how much traffic there is.

According to the folks at Android Police, it seems that Google is rolling out a new time travel graph to the directions portion of Google Maps. The idea behind it is similar to the time graph for locations, where it will tell you how busy the roads are at that time. This will come in handy if you’re trying to determine when you should leave the house, and how long you might take because of the traffic.

Google Maps already shows when certain areas are heavily congested so we guess this feature will be enhancing upon it and making it a bit more obvious. It also shows (presumably based on historical data) how busy roads might be at certain times in the day, which like we said will help you better plan your journey.

We’re not sure how widespread the rollout of this feature is, or if it is simply in testing, but do keep an eye out for it if you’re someone who relies on Google Maps quite a bit.

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Google Shifting 2-Step Verification From SMS To Prompts

Adnan Farooqui July 17, 2017

Google has long offered users the ability to protect their accounts with 2-step verification. The functionality adds an additional layer of security over and above the password. It becomes impossible to change the password unless a code that’s sent to the user via SMS is entered first. However, to further improve security and mitigate the risks associated with SMS authentication services, Google is going to shift 2-Step verification from SMS to phone-based prompts.

The company announced Google prompt for 2-Step verification back in February this year. It enables users to block unauthorized access to their account with real-time security information about the login attempt.

It pushes a pop-up push notification to the user’s device and asks them to verify the attempt. This eliminates the need to enter a security code sent via SMS. Starting next week, 2-Step verification SMS users will be invited to try prompts when they sign in.

This way, they can preview the prompts and decide later whether they want to enable it or opt-out. Those who don’t want to use it can stick with the SMS-based verification system.

Google says that it’s making this shift because SMS text messages and one-time codes are more susceptible to phishing attempts by hackers.

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Google Uses AI To Edit Photos Like A Professional

Tyler Lee July 17, 2017

It is the concern of many that one day robots will replace us humans in our jobs. However there are some jobs that might be hard to replace, such as those in the creative field where since art is subjective, AI might have a harder time trying to figure it out. However that no longer seems to be the case, thanks to Google’s efforts.

The company has recently conducted an experiment in which they wanted to see how machine learning could learn subjective concepts such as art, and thus they created a system in which AI would mimic the workflow of a professional photographer, and use landscape panoramas from Google Street View and edit them to make it look like a professional has done it.

As you can see in the image above, the top part of the image is the end result of the editing, while the bottom portion is the image taken from Street View. If you did not tell us that this was done by a computer, we would have easily believed that this is the work of a professional photographer.

What this means is that Google has managed to teach the machine what might be considered to be “good” by humans. Google even asked real photographers to judge the images, in which 40% of the ratings they receive were at “semi-pro” to “pro” levels.

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Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P Will Not Support AptX

Tyler Lee July 14, 2017

For the longest time ever, a lot of our devices were wired. Keyboards and mice were wired, headphones were wired, speakers were wired, charging cables were wired, but nowadays we’re starting to see more wireless options. However there are still some purists who believe that wired usually offers up better performance.

This is why many audiophiles tend to prefer wired speakers/headphones versus wireless when possible, but that’s something that Qualcomm is trying to address with its aptX codec. Unfortunately it seems that if you’re a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P user, it looks like you’ll be out of luck if you’re hoping for aptX support.

A user posted onto the Google Issue Tracker about how aptX was not supported on his Nexus 6P, which presumably he thought was a bug or a missing feature. However Google replied by saying that it was intentional. “Unfortunately support for aptX and aptX HD are not supported on Nexus 6p and Nexus 5X – only on newer devices.”

For those unfamiliar, aptX is a codec that supposedly offers higher quality audio when transmitting over Bluetooth. Whether or not you think you can tell the differences between a wired or wireless connection boils down to the individual, but if you’re someone who can’t tell the difference, then we guess this probably isn’t that big of an issue.

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Pixel XL 2 Could Sport Ambient Display And Multiple Display Profiles

Tyler Lee July 13, 2017

Image credit – Android Police

Recently thanks to an image shared by Android Police, we have a rough idea of what the Google Pixel XL 2 could look like. While the rendering itself was interesting, what was also interesting was a tidbit that the handset could sport a squeezable frame similar to that of the HTC U11.

Now thanks to the folks at XDA, additional details about the phone have surfaced. Starting with the display, the report is claiming that we could be looking at a phone with a 5.99-inch 1440p OLED display. It is also said that the phone will feature an ambient display that is always on, which seems to be in line with an earlier report that suggested that Google could bring this feature to its Pixel phones.

It also seems that the phone could have multiple display profiles, meaning that users will have greater flexibility and freedom when it comes to adjusting the display settings on the phone. The squeezable frame is also a rumored feature that will allow users launch apps or features, such as Google Assistant.

It is said that users can also adjust the squeezing intensity threshold so that they can find a sweet spot depending on their preferences. It is also reported that this could be used to silence incoming calls. It is interesting as the rumors claim that LG will be the ones making the phone, even though HTC was the first to debut such a hardware feature. In any case take it with a grain of salt, but it probably should be in the few weeks or months that we will have all the official details.

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Google Play Music Serves Up Latest Music With New Release Radio

Adnan Farooqui July 13, 2017

Google Play Music does a good job of providing personalized recommendations to users so that they can discover music that they might be interested in. Google’s music streaming service is now making it easier for users to discover fresh and new music. It has introduced a new feature called New Release Radio which will surface new releases based on the user’s personal tastes.

The New Release Radio feature of Google Play Music will make it easier for users to stay on top of all new music that comes out. The service will keep their preferences in mind and surface fresh tracks that it feels are the most relevant to those preferences.

The New Release Radio station relies on machine learning to pick singles and album releases from the past two weeks based on the user’s listening history. This enables Google Play Music to give recommendations that allow users to go through all of the new music that has been released recently.

Google actually launched this feature as a beta on Samsung handsets first. The feedback gathered during the beta has been great which is why the company is now rolling out this feature to any and all Google Play Music users.

Users can find this station by searching for New Release Radio in Google Play Music. It’s available for free to free radio listeners as well as paid subscribers.

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You Can Book Spa Appointments Via Google Now

Adnan Farooqui July 13, 2017

Summer is here in full swing so it’s all the more reason to get ready to attend all those barbecue and beach parties. You may be thinking about visiting a spa or salon before you do that, though, and now Google is making it much easier for you to book an announcement. The company has announced today that users in the United States can now book their appointments at spas and salons across the country using Google.

In order to book an appointment, users have to find their favorite salon or spa on Google Maps or Search. Then, they have to look for the “book” button on the business listing. This can also be done via the Reserve with Google site which users will also get recommendations for local businesses.

Google is able to provide this functionality to its users through partnerships with top scheduling provides like SalonRunner, Genbook, Rosy, Yocale, and WellnessLiving. The company says that soon it will be adding more to this list, including Booksy, Envision, MyTime, Schedulicity, Setmore, Shore, SimpleSpa, SuperSalon and TimeTrade.

Google already allows users to book fitness classes from Search and Maps. The company says that it will bring more types bookable services to its users in the future.

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