Rest of the Day: Android Will Now Notify You When a New Device Gains Access to Your Account
Android will now send you a notification instead of an email when a new device accesses your Google account. This is a small change that Google says encourages more people to pay attention to the notification.
- Previously, you received an email that said something like, “Hi, FYI, a new device just entered your account – if it was you, then no big deal, but if it was a stranger, then a red warning.” … But who actually reads emails? Not me! This is why they will instead send a push notification to your Android device. [Google Apps Blog]
- In other news, Twitter has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures and BuzzFeed to bring more live video to the platform. They will be broadcasting the red carpet premiere of Suicide Squad with some of the Test Guys as hosts. Damn it, I hope Jared Leto doesn’t try any of his stupid jokes! [Twitter via PRNewswire]
- Fighting over power pylons is delaying Google Fiber rollouts in Nashville. Whenever Google requires access to a pole to install a wire, each telecom operator receives a notification and sends a command to install new equipment. It takes a long time, and Google is pushing for a regulation that would allow them to do all the work on their own. The rest of the telecom companies are less tuned in. [Ars Technica]
- The state of Washington is suing Comcast for over $ 100 million. They argue that the company was charging fees for services it never intended to provide, such as a $ 4.99 per month protection plan designed to cover the cost of any on-site repairs. Obviously, this did not cover most of the costs, and technicians claim they were allowed to add unnecessary service charges. [The Next Web]
- Here’s a life hack: harvest and inject the blood of young men in your quest for immortality. [Gawker]