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Keep Notes gets a fresh coat of Google’s new revamped Material Design

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Keep Notes gets a fresh coat of Google’s new revamped Material Design

Google has updated its Keep Notes app with the revamped Material Design aesthetic.

The new Keep Notes has plenty of white and makes the switch to Product Sans font. However, it mostly features the same functionality.

The update is being rolled out as version 5.0.411.

Google’s suite of apps do continue to receive updates to the revamped version of Material Design slowly but surely. Keep Notes is the now the latest app to get the update and features all the refreshes one expected from the new Material Design.

You will notice that Google’s love affair with white has yet to die as soon as you open the app. Notes has gray borders to prevent them from blending in the white background. The end result is a superior modern aesthetic that sticks close to how the other apps from Google look like.

It would now have a bar at the top that lets you search through your notes. The Google account avatar is now in the top-right corner instead of in the navigation drawer. The navigation drawer remains mostly the same. Apart from the Google account avatar removed, the only major difference is the Google Keep iconography at the top.

The iconography looks really nice, by the way. Google made the switch to its Product Sans font, which is very visually appealing but may not be to everyone’s liking.

Once you are in a particular note, the differences are not that much evident. Though there are no borders to speak of and some of the icons did get an , just about everything else is intact.  You can still change the background color of each note if the white is too much for you.

The refreshed Keep Notes would be rolled out through the Play Store and the latest version is v5.0.411.

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Sony postpones PS5 event due to protests

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Sony postpones PS5 event due to protests

Sony is postponing its PlayStation 5 event that was scheduled for June 4th due to ongoing protests. “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration,” says Sony in a Twitter message

. “And for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”

Sony is clearly referencing the response to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, and the resulting protests we’ve seen take place in the US and around the world. Sony had been planning to use Thursday’s event to showcase PS5 games, promising an hour-long event with a first look at some of the games people will be playing when the PlayStation 5 launches this holiday season.

Sony’s decision follows a similar move by EA to delay its Madden NFL 21 event today, and Google’s decision to delay its Android 11 beta announcement. Sony has not yet revealed when the PS5 will now be held.

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Paradox Interactive creates new studio in Barcelona

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Paradox Interactive creates new studio in Barcelona

Paradox Interactive announced today that it has founded a new studio in Barcelona: Paradox Tinto.

This is the publisher’s seventh studio. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden. It has two other locations in Sweden, along with U.S. studios in Berkeley and Seattle and an office in Delft, Netherlands. This expansion now puts Paradox in four countries, and it will aid and lead in the development of future strategy games.

Paradox specializes in strategy games like the Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis series. In fact, Europa Universalis creator Johan Andersson, who has been a part of Paradox Development Studio for over 25 years, will be the studio lead at Barcelona. Paradox Tinto will start by working on the Europa Universalis franchise and then later developer new strategy games.

This expansion for Paradox will create new jobs in the industry.

“The success of our studios over the last few years has allowed us to continually add more capabilities and new ideas, with more games going into active development and more ambitious plans every day,” Paradox chief operating officer Charlotta Nilsson said in the announcement. “We currently have around 70 open positions across our seven studios, with plans to recruit roughly 200 people in 2020 alone.”

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Italy launches COVID-19 contact-tracing app amid privacy concerns

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy on Monday released a contested mobile app to trace coronavirus infections in four regions before extending it to the whole country, despite widespread resistance from people concerned about invasion of privacy.

Since early May Italy has been gradually easing restrictions on movement and business activities, but there is concern that infections may surge again if people don’t stick to social distancing rules.

The app dubbed “Immuni” (immune) is aimed at reducing the risk of such flare-ups by recording when users are in close proximity with each other. Their mobile phones will exchange codes through Bluetooth technology.

If a person tests positive for the virus, the app tells recent contacts to self-isolate and get tested, helping health authorities to react quickly and limit contagion.

“In this way we will be able to identify someone who was sitting on the bus next to an infected person,” Pier Luigi Lopalco, head of the COVID-19 emergency unit in the Puglia region which is among those piloting the app, told Reuters.

There has been heated debate in Italy over possible privacy violations, but the government has said users’ personal data will not be collected and the app will not geolocate them.

In addition, all recorded contact logs must be deleted once the health emergency is over or by Dec. 31 at the latest.

However only 44% of Italians said they would probably or certainly download Immuni, according to survey by pollster EMG Acqua on May 26, while 24% would definitely not download it.

On-the-ground testing of the app, which has been developed by tech start-up Bending Spoons, will start on June 8 in the Liguria, Abruzzo, Marche and Puglia regions.

Immuni is based on software launched last month by Apple and Google, whose operating systems power 99% of the world’s smartphones.

Reporting by Angelo Amante in Rome and Elvira Pollina in Milan; writing by Angelo Amante; editing by Gavin Jones and Giles Elgood

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