Tapping Fingerprint Sensor On Android P Will Not Let The Phone Sleep

Tapping Fingerprint Sensor On Android P Will Not Let The Phone Sleep

If you tend to read a lot of ebooks or long-form articles on your smartphone then you might be aware of that slight moment of panic that you have when the handset’s screen dims as a sign that the phone will put itself to sleep in 30 seconds or a minute maximum as the display times out due to inactivity. You can keep it from sleeping by tapping on the display but Android P will bring an easier way to ensuring that the device doesn’t put itself to sleep. It will use the fingerprint sensor which is increasingly being relocated to the back of smartphones by OEMs.

As more and more manufacturers opt for tall, bezel-less displays, the obvious concession they have to make is to relocate the fingerprint sensor to the back. This puts the sensor in a position that’s easily reachable when you’re holding the device as you normally would for this Android P improvement to make sense.

Chrome Os Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former’s influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS and it even supports the entire Google Play Store now. Google has also started testing Android P on Chrome OS even though it didn’t release Android Oreo for Chromebooks. Some new code has now been discovered which suggests that the Chrome OS launcher may allow users to search for Android app shortcuts.

A recent commit on the Chromium Gerrit reveals that the Chrome OS launcher will be able to search for app shortcuts within the launcher. Google introduced app shortcuts for Android with Android 7.1 Google.

Android P May Not Let Idle Apps Access Your Phone's Camera

Android P May Not Let Idle Apps Access Your Phone’s Camera

The next major Android platform update is currently referred to as “Android P” since the dessert name hasn’t been revealed as yet, Google hasn’t even detailed Android P officially but that could happen in the not too distant future. However, given the open source nature of Android, some hints about the features this version of Android will offer have surfaced. The latest suggests that Android P will improve security by not allowing idle apps to access your device’s camera.

An Android Open Source Project commit has been spotted with the new rule-sets in Android P preventing apps idling in the background from accessing the camera. This will prevent malicious apps running in the background from making use of the camera to capture victims in a compromising position by accessing the camera without their knowledge.

Nintendo Creators Program Won't Let Youtubers Live Stream

Nintendo Creators Program Won't Let YouTubers Live Stream

One of the trends in recent years that has led to the rise in platforms like Twitch and YouTube Gaming is watching gamers stream their games live. This is great when a new game has been launched and people are curious as to whether or not it might be worth their money, and in addition to reviews and gameplay videos, watching someone play through a game live is another way of determining whether it could be worth your time and money.

Unfortunately it seems that gamers shouldn't expect that for Nintendo games because in an update to the Nintendo Creators Program, YouTubers will no longer be allowed to live stream their games. For those unfamiliar, the Nintendo Creators Program is where Nintendo will allow YouTubers who post videos about their games to earn a portion of ad revenue, whereas prior to that all of the ad revenue for these videos would go straight to Nintendo.

2018 Honda Accord Vs 2018 Toyota Camry: Let The Battle Begin

2018 Honda Accord Vs 2018 Toyota Camry: Let The Battle Begin

When it comes to mid-size sedans, two names are normally at the top of everyone's list: Camry and Accord.

These two models dominate the segment as Toyota sold 388,616 Camry's in the United States last year, while Honda moved 345,225 Accords. As Honda pointed out in its press briefing in New Hampshire, the Accord alone outsells 30 different brands such as Mazda, MINI, and Fiat.

Nissan Leaf's Propilot Technology: We Let The Leaf Do The Work

Nissan Leaf's ProPilot technology: We let the Leaf do the workEarlier this summer, as Nissan was busy readying the 2018 Leaf EV for its grand debut, the automaker invited us out to Japan to get to know the car a little better and take an early crack behind the wheel. Before we headed off on the multitude of simulated roadways throughout Nissan's Tochigi proving grounds, we were able to sample the semi-autonomous ProPilot systems. On the Nissan Leaf, there are two. ProPilot Assist is an adaptive cruise control system combined with lane-keeping assistance. ProPilot Park is a function that parks the Leaf for you.

After Let Call, Nishikori Beats Murray At Open

After let call, Nishikori beats Murray at OpenAndy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over.

Is Nissan Ready To Let Go Of Its Battery Company? Maybe

Is Nissan ready to let go of its battery company? MaybeReports started circulating this week that Nissan would sell off its ownership stake in the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC). The builder of the world's most popular plug-in vehicle (for now) might be looking to sell its share (51 percent) to Panasonic or a Chinese company because it will be cheaper to buy them from someone else (like General Motors does for the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Volt).

Iwasa Misaki Sings About Her 'first Drink' And Covers 'let It Go' For 4th Single

Iwasa Misaki sings about her 'first drink' and covers 'Let It Go' for 4th singleIwasa Misaki will release her 4th single "Hatsuzake" ("First Drink") on April 29.
This comes about a year and 3 months after she released "Tomonoura Bojou" in January of last year. Like her previous singles, the title track was written by Akimoto Yasushi, and it has the theme of "first drink" as Iwasa celebrated her 20th birthday in January. Regarding the song, Iwasa commented, "This will be my first song after turning 20-years-old, so 'Hatsuzake' is the perfect title! The melody is different from my previous songs, so I think you will be able to experience a new side of me."