Welcome to the 401st version of Android Apps Weekly. Listed here are the massive headlines from the final week:
- Netflix added a brand new function this week. The Play One thing function shall we Netflix make a selection what you watch. Netflix makes use of its set of rules and the belongings you in the past watched to suggest one thing new. The trade is rolling out to all Netflix customers beginning this week. Sadly, iOS customers are left to attend a little bit longer nevertheless it’s coming there as neatly.
- Google Assistant’s Fast Words function began rolling out this week. The brand new function permits you to create more than one units of hotwords or words for more than a few instructions. The function permits you to begin instructions with out the wish to say “Good day, Google” first. There are lots of other examples and you’ll be able to hit the hyperlink for extra. On the other hand, in accordance with one among our fresh reader polls, maximum of you’re going to be great to Google Assistant, even with those new words.
- Google made up our minds to not transfer ahead with its Google checking account. The brand new account, dubbed Plex, was once to be part of Google Pay. Sadly, issues are going very fallacious for Google Pay this present day. The Google Pay group noticed numerous departures after the app’s large refresh in November 2020. Citigroup additionally ended its involvement with Google Pay (or vice versa) in spite of having 400,000 other folks at the waitlist. There are large issues happening with Google Pay presently and it’s now not taking a look just right.
- Everyone is aware of concerning the large Fb outage that happened previous this week. The provider went down early within the afternoon (Japanese Usual Time) and was once down for over six hours. Instagram and WhatsApp have been additionally down. Billions of other folks use the ones 3 products and services so it was once a reasonably large deal. It seems that a dangerous replace locked Fb out of its personal servers (and structures, it sounds as if) and it took a very long time to get other folks in and the issue mounted. You’ll learn concerning the mayhem at each hyperlinks.
- Telegram had an ideal week as a result of the Fb outage. The provider won over 70 million customers in simply in the future. It makes numerous sense. WhatsApp and Fb Messenger have been down and other folks wanted a spot to proceed to speak. Telegram turns out to have gained out over the opposite chat apps. Even a few of our readers signed up within the face of the outage. Hit the hyperlinks to be told extra.
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