Google deletes 29 apps that steal users' information

Google deletes 29 apps that steal users' information

At the event, the app was demoed on a recording of some Google employees in a cafe, where the presenter tuned the audio with sliders controlling boost, fine tuning, mic volume, and sound reduction intensity.

Working towards this very goal, Google has introduced two new apps for Android that are created to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people in their social interactions.

First announced at the Google I/O, and is now available to download from the Play Store on Android phones. Sound Amplifier will likewise come pre-installed on Pixel 3's.

"Accessibility is a fundamental tenet of product development here at Google", said Brian Kemler, Android accessibility product manager.

Injured Guptill out of India T20 series
Well, Kohli's absence could be a blessing in disguise for India's stand-in skipper as he now has a shot at history. Notably, India had won the ODI series that followed the T20I series by a comfortable 3-1 margin.

Google has been working on improving accessibility for the disabled for the past six years. Some of these apps like Pro Camera Beauty, Cartoon Art Photo and Emoji Camera had been downloaded over a million times, which is unsurprising given the popularity of such apps. The World Health Organization estimates that about 446 million people worldwide have hearing loss or are deaf. That number is expected to grow to 900,000,000 by 2055. The simple act of hearing sound is the issue, and a legion of hearing-impaired Android users have long struggled to make the platform work for them. The transcription tool can handle dereverberation, speech separation, and automatic speech recognition, Microsoft researchers said at the time.

Live Transcribe already works with a whopping 70 spoken languages, and you can select a second language in the app's settings. However, it's considering adding Google Assistant support, so users can pull up the Live Transcribe app with their voice. It was less accurate transcribing people with foreign accents or people who were far away from the device. The app uses asterisks to indicate that someone used profanity. The apps have since been removed by Google. If you want a white background, tap within the app to reveal a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, select the gear button in the lower left, and tap the toggle next to "Dark theme".

The Live Transcribe app, for example, takes real-world speech and turns it into real-time captions using the phone's microphone, while Sound Amplifier helps filter, augment and amplify sounds in the environment around the user. It also gives users the ability to adjust the amount of background noise that is audible.

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