Happy Monday morning everyone! The moon has been in the news a lot this weekend with the 50th anniversary of moon landing. Tinder figured out how to avoid paying Google’s Playstore commission & Android Auto is disappearing from some users app drawer.
Tinder bypasses the Play Store on Android to avoid Google’s 30 percent cut
Tinder parent company Match Group has just become the latest high-profile software maker to stiff Google on its 30 percent fee for all Android transactions through the Play Store. To avoid paying the company on in-app purchases of subscriptions to services like Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus, Match Group will now encourage users to enter credit card details directly into Tinder’s systems, according to Bloomberg, citing new research by Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter.
Via The Verge
Android Auto app disappeared from some users app drawer since updating to Android Q Beta 5
During Google IO Android Auto got a pretty serious face lift with Google Assisted Driving mode and the latest update is showing signs that progress is being made.
If you’re on a Pixel or Pixel 2 on Pie or Q beta 5, Google has decided to hide the Android Auto app from the app drawer. Thankfully for those affected by the issue, the Android Auto on-device interface has not been removed at all. Instead, it now launches automatically when your phone connects to your vehicle’s stereo via Bluetooth.
To read the details of why exactly this is happening head over the 9to5Mac
Moon Landing has it’s 50th Anniversary
This weekend the internet was full of stories about the Moon landing as we celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. One of our favorites was about how the iconic moon shot was taken.
According to NASA,”over the several years prior to the Moon missions, scientific and photographic training was provided. The crews visited geologic sites in Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii… completely outfitted with sample bags, checklists, simulated backpacks… and Hasselblad EL cameras similar to those they would use on the Moon. The astronaut would point his body in order to aim the cameras. Films taken during the practice exercises were processed and returned to the crewmen who would study the results.”
Have a great week everyone!