Google’s Been Eavesdropping on your Conversations. Here’s how to listen and delete the audio files.
Anytime we are unsure of how to do something, unaware of an answer, or need to fact check we Google it. It’s second nature at this point. A few years back Google introduced the voice search function which made it even easier for users to get the answers they need. Just like our text search history, voice search history is also stored. Although voice searches have been stored for a couple years now, more and more people are realizing this and wondering how to delete their files. If you have an Android device Google’s new assistant, Ok Google, is always listening.
How to find and delete your recordings
- Go to https://history.google.com/history/audio
- Scroll through your activity and see all the audio files and transcripts saved
- Click on Play to listen to the file
- To delete audio file choose ‘delete’ from the more options menu.
You have the option to turn off the voice and audio feature by managing your activity controls settings, but this doesn’t actually turn off Google recording and saving the audio files. Turning off voice and audio will only record and save files as anonymous instead of linking it to your account.
Google Introduces YouTube TV
YouTube TV was introduced two weeks ago. It allows you to access live and recorded content from major networks on multiple devices (up to 6 accounts per household) for $35/mo and no contract. They even provide unlimited DVR storage!
You can broadcast all your major networks and add premium channels for an additional cost. YouTube TV is currently available in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Bay area. If you are deciding to sign up they are currently offering 1 month free trial and a complimentary Google Chromecast after your first paid month.
Nintendo Discontinues the NES Classic Edition
Purchasing a NES Classic Edition just became even harder. The past few months retailers have announced when they would be receiving more shipments and customers would rush in to buy them all. Nintendo released a statement that retailers will receive their last shipments of the NES Classic Edition in the U.S. and any one still interested in purchasing should contact the retail outlets for more information.
NES Classic Edition was being sold for $59.99 in stores and can be found on amazon for up to $300.
Uber’s New Safety Update
Uber announced a new safety feature update for those who feel weird about giving strangers their address. The update allows users to enter a cross street as a pick up address instead of their current location, which is usually their home. This is a great feature not only for users safety, but also for pick up accuracy.
Android Nougat Update Issues
Several Pixel and Nexus users have complained about the recent Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update. Users claimed the newest update have left their fingerprint sensor failing to recognize and authenticate. Rebooting or safe booting the device does not seem to fix the issue. Google has acknowledged the issue and requested users to provide feedback on how they obtained the update, however no common factor has been seen thus far. The company is still working on a solution. As a pixel user, I recently updated my device and have not encountered this issue. If you are having this issue stay tuned for the next update.