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Google could allow users to search with smart screenshots



California: Google is reportedly working on merging two features of its search app that will make it possible to carry out a search from a screenshot.

Software technology giant, Google, started rolling out Google app 10.61 latest beta update that revealed that the company is working a new ability called Smart Screenshots with Google Lens integration. The Smart Screenshots feature will allow users to search by means of screenshots taken with the help of Google Lens.

Earlier while taking the screenshot several tools popped up within the app, such as editing and sharing functionality. As per a report by 9to5google, the latest version of Google app now lets the user perform a search within the Google Lens. Earlier, a toolbar that used a four-colour light bar showed after you took a screenshot. A small preview is shown at the left with a pencil-shaped editing button. “You can open the system share sheet, but the Google app also suggests a frequently used app.” After the update, the new editing buttons such as pencil button, share button and the Lens button appear there only.

The pencil button will let the user expose the toolbar to be used for cropping, while the share button will allow them to share the captured screenshots to various social platforms and the Lens button will permit the user to search OCR, and finding visually “similar items.”

In order to search for something, take a screenshot. You may need to turn on the feature in your Settings. From the app home screen, go to ‘more > settings > general > edit and share screenshots.

It is still not clear that this feature will be limited to screenshots taken in the Google search or it will be applicable to systemwide and invokable anywhere.

“A notification from the Google app could appear after capturing a screenshot. The Google App has saved a screenshot”

The report also revealed that new Pixel 4 will arrive with face unlock features. The new version of the Google app will use the device to authorize upcoming payments with the user’s fingerprint, face or a similar method.


Hyderabad based GVK Group reportedly under government scanner




Mumbai: The GVK Group, which is in locked in a legal battle with the Adani Group on stake sale in its flagship Mumbai International Airport (MIAL), on Tuesday said it has received a notice from the corporate affairs ministry (MCA), seeking some details about the airport operator.

This comes at a time when the Hyderabad-based diversified GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, which owns 50.5 percent stake in the MIAL, is in the process of hiking its stake in the airport arm by acquiring 23.5 per cent additional stake from Bidvest and ACSA.

The MCA notice, according to sources, is based on a whistleblower complaint to MCA with regard to alleged ‘diversion of funds’ from some of the GVK Group companies.

MCA has initiated an inspection of the books of 11 entities, which include GVK Power & Infrastructure, Mumbai International Airport, GVK Jaipur Expressway Pvt and GVK Power. It has also ordered an inspection of the books of Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt – the under construction airport at Navi Mumbai.

These companies are located in different jurisdictions — Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Rajasthan and Mumbai — of the Registrar of Companies and MCA has sent a physical inspection letter to each of these companies, sources said.

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