Huawei has its own mapping and navigation service app – Huawei Petal Maps for its users. Also, this application is a strong competitor to Google Maps. It provides detailed information and offers easy to understand user interface.
In the latest development, Huawei has added a wonderful feature to Petal Maps that make the interface more attractive. The user will surely enjoy the new fire map layer added to Huawei Petal Maps.
Especially, the new fire map layer is for routes containing data from major wildfires across the world from 2011 to 2021. The users can tap on the layered image to delve deeper into the distribution of wildfires represented in proportion to the size of the icons.
Using this feature, you will be able to identify areas and seasons where forest fire tends to occur. To be noted, the wildlife fire data is not available for certain countries and regions. Also, the data availability may vary based on real-world usage.
How to enable the Huawei Petal Maps fire layer:
- Open the Petal Maps app
- Tao on layer button on the search screen
- Select the fire layer
- Tap the timeline at the bottom of the replay screen to see past fires on the map
- You can also select a month and a year in the timeline for a more detailed search
- Huawei will surely update the FireMap feature and add new capabilities as well as material to it in the future.
55% of Google Play Store apps are reportedly sharing your data with third party servers
Of course, Google has concerns about its consumers’ safety and privacy. To give the best facilities, the company keeps on updating its policies and systems. But do you know that there are at least 55% of apps in the Google Play Store that is constantly looking at your data and sharing it with third-party servers?
That’s not an assumption or speculation, but a fact. The report is coming from the table of Incogni cooperation. Consequently, the researchers have made a giant leap in the Google Play Store and found that approx 55.2 percent of apps are sharing users’ data in an irrelevant manner.
Surprisingly, those apps that do not charge a fee share seven times more of the data in comparison to their paid parts. The same is with the popularity mode. Those apps that are more famous among users transmit more data than unpopular applications.
To make a good search on which apps are employed in this sharing field, Incogni has gone into the depths of the Google Play data safety section. The company published these details in July this year regarding the security practices of app developers.
These apps affect your data!
Consequently, apps falling in the category of shopping, business, food, and drinks services collect and share most of the user’s data. However, a large amount of data goes into the social media and business applications section.
Although, Google specifically mentions that the definition of sharing is quite different in the technical field. Also, this definition does not include the transfer of data to a service provider. This means, till the time you will become aware of your information, it will end up transferring to another system.
Some apps follow safety regulations and do not transmit encrypted info. Yet, again the point is the same as how to identify which app is taking more of the information. The US tech giant hasn’t made any word till now on this matter. But, it’s important to understand the theory of Google behind the term ‘sharing data’.
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Google Play Store revamps tablet UI with navigation rail
Google Play Store platform is not only for smartphones but also for tablet devices to them explore the world of the app market. However, Google dispatched the new redesign navigation rail for the Play Store table users.
This new rearrangement of the Google Play Store icon placement on at the top-left. A navigation rail with a pill-shaped active indicator has been replaced. This strategy is more condensed and uses less vacant space.
The new Google Play Store Navigation rail offers comfortable transitions between main app locations. Notably, the navigation rail is a small setup that gives your tablets high-priority reach.
As Play Points, alerts, and profile avatars continue to be on the right, Google has now made the search box narrower. Although the compact logo and search field are used, the portrait orientation uses the phone’s UI, which is in the bottom bar. The store’s app listings or any other area are both remaining unchanged.
Additionally, the other hand, in the previous version of the Google Play Store, the logo of the store was ‘Google Play. While in the latest version you will notice that there is only an icon of Google Play.
The store will eventually be completely redesigned by Google to use cards rather than full-width carousels. However, you will also miss the editor’s choice option on the top toolbars.
This new update for Google Play will give you a proper arrangement of your interest application on tablet devices. All these redesigned setups are implemented through the 32.5.16 build version of Google Play.
The company has already started releasing this navigation rail feature for Android devices. We recommend you check for updates on your device to experience new and amusing changes on your tablet. Notably, this current version of Google play has not yet been released for Chromebooks.
Do not disturb API for missed calls coming soon to WhatsApp
Have you ever missed important calls on WhatsApp when your phone is on ‘do not disturb mode?
If yes, then this article will help you out with it. It is recently reported that WhatsApp is working to release the Do not disturb API for Android users of WhatsApp to let them notify of missed calls.
In the meantime, WhatsApp is currently developing features for Android users, which are already available for iOS devices. However, this beta update is for testing the compatibility of the Android smartphone to handle this new feature.
How its works:
Every time a WhatsApp call is missed while your device is in do not disturb mode, a new label appears in the calls tab. The benefit of this is that you will always be aware of missed calls as a result of the do not disturb setting.
If your friend called on WhatsApp when your phone is in Do not disturb mode Now due to this feature, you get to know that someone calls you in the call log section with the label ‘Silenced Do not Disturb’ (in blue color).
After getting the Do not disturb API feature on WhatsApp, the application works more smartly to manage and handle each situation. However, WhatsApp isn’t stopping yet, it’s always in active mode to develop new features for the users.
You can identify this new beta build through the Android 188.8.131.52 version. Now all of your tension related to not even getting notification of missed calls on the WhatApp is now ended.
Notably, if you are a WhatsApp beta tester then must experience this on your Android smartphone. and if not then wait for a while for its stable rollout. Just keep checking for the update through the Google Play Store on your smartphone to always be up to date.