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Digital Wellbeing 'Focus Mode', the feature is rolling out to Android

Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode Feature is launched as a part of Android 10 earlier this year. It aims to help users to minimize distractions and get thins done. Digital Wellbeing provides a dashboard that shows the data for the apps as Apps usage, battery drainage, Mobile data and much more. It also offers parental control for the users to control the usage of the smartphone by kids.

What is Digital Wellbeing Feature?

Digital Wellbeing is a tool featured in Android that can be used to place the limit on when and how much you use your devices. It’s a built in-app dashboard comes in Android 9 and Android 10, shows the usage of Google devices and apps by users. It helps to monitor your smartphone usage habits and maintaining a healthier balance between technology and life.

Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode is rolling out in Android 9 and Android 10. It’s finally out of beta and released in the stable version. Focus Mode includes a scheduling option to pause the distracting apps.” We also added an option to take a break, which lets you step out of Focus mode to use certain apps and jump back in when you’re ready”, said the company in Blog Post.

According to Blog, “You can select apps you currently find distracting (like social media or games) and if you try to open them, Focus mode will remind you that the app is paused. Focus mode will also silence those apps’ notifications until you’re ready to switch out of the mode”, minimizes the distraction from distracting apps.

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How to turn on/turn off Digital Wellbeing Focus Mode Feature?
Digital Wellbeing helps you to maintain a balance between tech and your life. It minimizes distractions as well as offers parental controls for the users. In the below steps, I will cover the steps to enable the digital wellbeing as well as Focus mode in Android 10.

  1. Open the Settings App

    Open the Settings apps on your phone and scroll down for “Digital Wellbeing and Parental Controls”. You can also manually switch from the app list on the smartphone.Digital Wellbeing Focus mode

  2. Ways to Disconnect and Reduce interruptions

    You can find more than one way to disconnect yourself from the phone. Also, to reduce interruptions using Do not Disturb and manage notifications.

  3. Focus Mode

    Tap on Focus mode to gain access over particular distracting apps and paused them. Inside focus mode, you will find a list of apps, select among them which you think might be distracting you and Turn on now button.Digital Wellbeing Focus mode

  4. Turn Off the feature

    You can turn off the feature from the settings. There is also a quick settings toggle menu notifications tray. By selecting the edit menu of quick settings you can add the quick menu of Digital Wellbeing.Digital Wellbeing Focus mode

Focus Mode also silence the distracting app’s notifications until you switch out from the mode. You can use this feature in School hours, work or home. Focus mode comes with a break schedule, which lets you step out of the mode. It is available on all devices which run on Android 9 and Android 10 including new Phones. Let us know how much you liked this article by sharing, commenting below and liking the post and encourage us to write more.

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Chrome gets new UI and privacy updates

Chrome latest version, Chrome 76 gets new UI changes and some privacy updates.

  • Dark-mode in Websites
  • Install-button in Omnibox
  • prevention of mini-info bar from appearing on PWA
  • frequent updates of Webpack as manifest.json
Omnibox showing install option

In Chrome 76 Omnibox will now show an install button for every PWA websites so as to makes easier for a user to install Desktop Progressive Web Apps. Your Site must meet the installable criteria of PWA in order to get the install prompts for your site. On user clicks install prompts, it will call prompt() event; showing a dialog box to install PWA.

Faster Updates to WebApks

When Progressive Web App gets installed on Android, it checks manifest.json so as to update the changes done by the user as a change in an icon, background-color, splash screen and many more.

Add to Home Screen Prompt

In Chrome 76 the manifest will gets checked and updated on every day or at least three days. In case of update of any properties, chrome will request and install the updated WebAPK.

Dark Mode In Websites

We want dark mode everywhere as it feels good with dark UI. The media query in Chrome 76 now adjust the site look and feel according to your OS i.e it matches the OS theme and the user’s preferred mode featuring new UI improvements.

Prevent tracking in Incognito mode

In our daily work life, we usually work on the incognito mode of chrome. Some of the websites monitor the user’s events using FileSystemAPI.Chrome 76 will now prevent these trackings in incognito mode of chrome and secure your privacy.

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Google Site Kit for WordPress Plugin Here What it Offers

WordPress has billion of users worldwide.It has plugin architecture and mostly used for blogging and also for other web content .

g site kit wordpress

G Site kit plugin

Google Site Kit for WordPress Plugin Here What it Offers : WordPress users have to navigate to diffrent tabs for submitting their website to Google or they have to install diffrent plugin for that .

G-Site Kit is a WordPress Plugin by Google currently in a beta testing it offers all the services in one dashboard of WordPress.

It works on Google Cloud services and requires the API keys from the projects to acess the data.

After submitting the API keys it will automatically connect to the services of Dashboard.

You have sign-in to Your Google account and accepts the terms & Conditions in order to get the API keys .

G-Site Kit have services as

  • Google Analytics

Shows how users navigate across your site and of they complete the goals you have set for Conversions.

  • PageSpeed Insights

Give you the result of how your pages performcompared to other real-world sites.Improve performance with tips from PageSpeed Insights.

  • Search Console

Understand how Google’s system discover and render your pages. Track how many people saw your site in Search results,and for what queries.

  • Google Adsense

Keep track of how much your site is earning you.Or if you haven’t yet, make your good content work for you by setting up an Adsense account.

G Site kit , Google Adsense
Google Adsense

The stable release expected to have Google optimize and Google tag manager also.

Steps to add the G-Site Kit to your WordPress

  • Go to WordPress Dashboard
  • Click on Add new plugin
  • Upload the downloaded zip File of G Site kit
  • Click install

Now go to G Site Kit Dashboard to connect your website easily to the services.

Google analytics

Create a account ,then create a property and add your website .Your tracking code is automatically get connected to your website .

G Site kit Google analytics
Google Analytics

After this you will able to see the analytics in the dashboard view.

Google search console

Search console index your website posts and links on Google .You have to submit sitemap of your site .

From Google site kit you can easily link your website as a property on Google search console.

Don’t forget to add your Google Analytics to your Google Search console .

You can do it by go to the property settings in your Google Analytics account .

PageSpeed Insights

Page speed insights gives report of your website performance on Mobile and Desktop .

This get simply activated for your site .

It shows how your website is performing on Desktop and Mobile .

Read more Page speed insights

Google Adsense

Google Adsense monetize your website to show ads & you will get some revenue on users clicks .

In order to enable monetization of your website you have to add your website to Google Adsense .

G Site kit redirects you to Google adsense and automatically verifies your ownership for website .

You don’t have to add any verification code in header of your website.

After Activating this plugin you will able to see the Google analytics , Google Adsense ,Search Console report and page speed insights of website at one place .

Leave a comment if you like this article .

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Share Gifs Images Directly from G-Photos

Gifs images are always been funny and messy to share.
But what if I say now it’s easier to share to your contacts or to social handle from the image search. Yes, Google has opted a new option of share to the gifs image from the Google image search.
This feature is live on the Google Android and iOS.
The shareable options include Gmail, hangouts, Google photos, and to other social handles.

google photos android new feature

Gifs images are always been funny and messy to share.
But what if I say now it’s easier to share to your contacts or to social handle from the image search. Yes, Google has opted a new option of share to the gifs image from the Google image search.
This feature is live on the Google Android and iOS.
The shareable options include Gmail, hangouts, Google photos, and to other social handles.

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Stadia Cloud Game Play Console Key Details with full specs

 

Stadia Cloud Game Play Console Key Details with full specs:  After the march announcement of cloud gaming by Google i.e Stadia.
Stadia allows playing games without installing the patches, setup files, and others.
What you required is only a good controller to play games. The games are direct fetches from Google data center it makes your gaming experience wow.

Stadia : Cloud Game Play Console Pricing and Other Details
Stadia: Cloud gameplay Console

The highest resolution offered is 4K HDR 60fps with UltraHD sound at the speed of 35MBps.

 

Having a network bandwidth of 10MBps can also play games at 720p.
Yesterday Stadia get connected to Youtube at live stream.

Stadia : Cloud Game Play Console Pricing and Other Details
Details of Stadia

To know more about Stadia you can also read Stadia: Cloud Game Play by Google

While you’ve probably heard predictions that Google’s Stadia will be the “Netflix of games,” it turns out the analogy only goes so far. While Google intends to eventually have a back catalog of free games included for your $10 monthly fee, Stadia is not primarily a subscription service. The subscription-only includes a single game as of today — Destiny 2. Primarily, Google tells us you should expect to buy, not rent cloud games for the same retail prices you’d find on other platforms like PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam.

“We will sell these games like any other digital storefront,” Google’s director of games Jack Buser.

 There are some games which you can play on Stadia :

  • Bandai Namco – Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Bethesda – DOOM Eternal, DOOM 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Bungie – Destiny 2
  • Capcom – TBD
  • Coatsink – Get Packed (Stadia exclusive)
  • Codemasters – GRID
  • Deep Silver – Metro Exodus
  • Drool – Thumper
  • Electronic Arts – TBD
  • Giants Software – Farming Simulator 19
  • Larian Studios –  Baldur’s Gate 3
  • nWay Games – Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Rockstar Games – TBD
  • Sega – Football Manager
  • SNK – Samurai Shodown
  • Square Enix – Final Fantasy XV, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • 2K Games – NBA 2K, Borderlands 3
  • Tequila Works – Gylt (Stadia exclusive)
  • Warner Bros. – Mortal Kombat 11
  • THQ – Darksiders Genesis
  • Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2

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Snake Game in Google Maps: Google Maps

Google adds Snake game  in Google Maps 


Omar Abdelaziz, Product Manager of Google Maps, announced in a blog post and twetted about the new game that will include different places across the world.

This feature is available on both Android and ios . Snake game  on Google map will last this week . 
Google also implements a standalone site to play this game for user having no app installed.

Src: Google image

 

Users can find the game in the menu of the Maps app. To play, you select a city (Cairo, São Paulo, London, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo, or the entire world), and swipe to move your train or bus around the map to pick up passengers and landmarks.

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Crop photos Automatically: Google photos

Automatically Crop of photos and documents in Google photos.

In daily life, we often have to crop images.
You may feel it’s time killing and painful sometime to work with other third-party apps.
What if it’s done automatically.
Google with Android comes with this automatic feature of auto-cropping.
Google photos tweeted today about this feature.

According to this tweet, this feature can get available this week.

Google photos automatically detect your documents and images and suggest you appropriate crop ratio.
It can also rotate your images if necessary plus improve the clarity and brighten the image.

You have to only click to a particular section.

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Share your experience in the comments below.

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New features revealed by Google in Google Map

A new feature in Google Map

Google Map new feature

According to the report of AndroidPolice, Google Maps can have a brand new feature that may provide users access to share or add a happening.

The new “Add an Event” feature is being announced on Google Maps facilitate web site. Users can get to open the Google Maps app, click the Contribute tab choice, move to the Events, and realize the “Add a public event possible, to use the new feature. once a piece of writing a happening, the creator can simply get to top off all the main points of their event. The users will have AN possibility if they require to get rid of the event by choosing the “Edit this event” choice and click on on “Delete this event” possibility.

The “Add an Event” feature is barely out there on golem devices like phones and pill. the corporate confirmed that some regions won’t be able to access the new feature.

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How to download your user data : Google Plus is shutting down

 A few months ago Google announces on Jan 14, 2019, about the shutting down of  Google +.

Google + is completely in the way to be like Facebook but not becomes as good as a competitor.
Due to the data breach in Google + the Google decided to shut down Google+ API, Google+ sign-in, Google+  Oauth.
Google + API has been shut down on March 7, the Google plus is scheduled to be shut down in April the First week.
The user can download their data from the Google + Profile and shifts to secure Google Sign-in and Google API.
To download your photos and videos from Google Plus profile click here for instructions.
The Google plus brand account for youtube will remain existing, YouTubers can use it for their branding content profiles.
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Google New Password Checkup & Cross Account feature

Google always cares about you no matter whether you are using Google apps or any other websites or platforms from your favorites section. Google announces a new password checkup and Cross Account Protection feature. This feature will help you to generate a secure password for login.

Google introduces some tools named as Privacy Checkup a Chrome Extension and other feature as cross control protection. Privacy Checkup helps your account from third-party data breaches.

Google protects your data from breached to third-party apps and websites. In case if your data gets breached to the third party Google automatically reset your password and gives you an alert
to verify if it’s you. This feature reduces the risk of your data getting breached by a factor of ten.

Google check your credentials among 4 billion credentials if your
credentials match this extension triggers you to change your password.

you can set up this extension with 4 steps in chrome:

  1. Install the password checkup extension on chrome.
  2. Go to more tools -> Extension.
  3. Click on load unpacked select the file to add.
  4. Get alerted when unauthorized.

This is the first version of Password Checkup extension, more features will be added in the coming months.

CROSS ACCOUNT PROTECTION

If the attacker finds a way to your account then this helps you to come back to safety. When apps implemented it, google also sends them alert regarding your privacy so, they can also protect your data from hijacking. This feature is unfortunately not for the apps you sign in with Google sign in.

There are some security events as :

  • Send the information that unauthorize event has happened.
  • Sends basic info related to your account as for where your account gets hijacked & about the suspicious activity.
  • Information is only sent to the apps where you have a sign in into with Google sign in.

This is the default for the developers using Google Cloud Identity for customers & partners.  So, they can easily work for the user’s privacy. The Google new password checkup and cross-protection also keep you secure at cloud login. When you log in to any cloud-based application as Adobe or other.