Daily Tech News #14

Google Chrome Dynamic Island, Pixel Fold, Amazon Lay-off employees, and Google Health connect Google Ads on Play Store.

Google Pixel Fold

Front Page Tech, shared design renders of Google’s third version, which should be codenamed, Felix. The cover display has an under-display camera of 9.5MP with the frame visible.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the side lock button with the volume rocker below, and the device is heavy given the metal frames. Lastly, the hinge, if these renders stand, would be notable for being rather minimal.

Apple Hit With Class Action Over Tracking of Mobile App Activity

Apple Inc. records users’ private activity on mobile applications without their consent and despite its privacy assurances in violation of the California Invasion of Privacy Act, a new proposed federal class action alleged.

Apple’s iPhones and other devices contain settings that purport to disable all tracking and sharing of app information, but the tech giant continues to collect, track, and monetize their data even after consumers have chosen to disable sharing, it said.

Apple’s “App Store” app provides an example of how the company collects user data: the app records every action users take, what they tapped on, which apps they searched for, what ads they saw, and how long they looked at a given app, the lawsuit alleged.

There was no privacy like thing in this internet world.

Google Chrome dynamic color theme

Google has been steadily building up the theming and customization options of Chrome, letting people feel more at home in their web browsers.

Google is now preparing a similar system for Chrome, based on the background image chosen for the New Tab Page. It’s available now in the latest Chrome Canary, albeit hidden behind a flag in chrome://flags.

Amazon Plans To Lay Off 10,000 Employees

All the tech giants like Twitter, and, Meta are already laying off 10000’s employees last week. Amazon could fire as many as 10,000 employees starting as soon as this week, reports New York Times.

The job cuts will target the devices group, including the one responsible for the Alexa voice assistant, along with the retail division and human resources, NYT reported citing anonymous sources.

Google launches Health Connect in beta with support from Peloton, Oura, and MyFitnessPal

Since I/O, the Health Connect app has been on the Play Store under “early access.” It’s now switching to “beta” status with Google highlighting several key partners: Fitbit, Flo, Lifesum, Samsung Health, Oura (smart ring), Peloton, MyFitnessPal, WW (Weight Watchers), and Dexcom (glucose monitoring). These early adopters are rolling out integrations now.

For example, Android users will now be able to sync and get credit for their Peloton workouts in apps like Oura, MyFitnessPal, WeightWatchers, and Lifesum. Now, through a single integration with Health Connect, Peloton Members will have the option to share their workout stats across the ecosystem of apps they use to support their overall wellness.

Google could soon show advertising apps directly in the Play Store search

Internet works on Advertisments

According to a new report, Google is now testing to show advertised apps directly in the Play Store search. Normally, when you tap on the search field on the Google Play Store, it immediately opens the keyboard and shows you the four most recent searches.

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