Tag: location

Computing, Data Management

Google will soon let you auto-delete your location tracking data

May 1, 2019

Via: The Verge

Google is introducing a new feature for your Google account that will allow you to automatically delete your Location History and Web and App Activity data after a set period of time. You’ll be able to delete the data after […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location with friends and family

December 6, 2016

Via: TechSpot

Google has released a new Android app that lets you track your contacts’ whereabouts in real time — as long as they allow it, of course. Dubbed Trusted Contacts, the company is pitching it as a service to make sure […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Google adds ability to send your location when you call emergency services

July 26, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

Google Play Services often has some of the best updates for Android users, because even if the features added aren’t necessarily the best, the updates get pushed out to 99% of the Google Android world quickly and quietly in the […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Google Nearby coming soon to tell you suggest apps for your location

June 10, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

The original idea of Google’s Nearby APIs were about making it easier for two devices to understand that they were close to one another and make it easier to connect or message each other. The idea didn’t really go anywhere, […]

Software & Applications

Google knows where you’ve been, and Your Timeline for Maps shows you

July 22, 2015

Via: Nathan Ingraham

If you’re all-in on Google services — say, if you use Google Now on your smartphone — you’re likely aware of the fact that Google tracks your location to serve you useful information. What you might not realize is just […]