Hey, we're not trying to pick you up, we're just snapping a picture using Google Glass
The wink-to-capture or wink-to-shoot is only available on the refresh version of Google Glass, which current Google users can receive for free by swapping their current pair for them. The update also adds a screen lock similar to the one that you might find on a smartphone. Unless the correct pattern is entered, the user is locked out of using the connected specs. The lock screen activates when you take the device off, or when deactivated. The XE12 update also allows Glass users to upload a video to YouTube and to hangout in Google Hangouts.
Google Glass also became easier to use for Apple iPhone users with MyGlass for iOS, which was briefly posted on the App Store on Monday, although it was quickly taken down. When it finally becomes available for good sometime later this week, iPhone users will be able to use the app to set up their Google Glass from their handset, see their iPhone contacts on Google Glass, and get navigation directions and text messages. Perhaps in the understatement of the year, Google noted that if you don't own Google Glass, the MyGlass for iOS app is worthless. Glass owners will need to download the XE12 update in order to install the MyGlass for iOS app.
Google Glass gets XE12 update
1. MyGlass for iOS is coming to the App Store later this week
2. Listen to your Google Play bought music on Glass while you navigate your playlists
3. Google Glass pattern based screen lock
4. Wink to capture
source: Google via Pocketlint (1), (2)
1. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
You know what I use to be for Google Glass now I'm joining the other side as seeing the darkside of this idea.
It's a great idea, but don't want my public embrassments displayed for anyone to see without my permission.
3. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
How is it in any way different from people using smart phones/watches to accomplish the same thing?..
5. AstronautJones (Posts: 252; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Because we all have those things and it's easier to complain about the new thing
6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1400; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Get a clue, you can tell when someone is holding up his smartphone to rake a picture how t.f. can you tell when someone winks to take a picture
7. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
really? so if i have the phone on mute without flash you can tell the difference between someone texting and secretly taking a picture? What about a smart watch? You can tell when someone is taking a picture of you instead of checking a message?
Get a clue. The technology is already out there, this is just a new form of it.
9. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
Rather be able to at least sense it rather then never know at all. Again the wink of your eye is a photo.
At least with the phone you can somewhat see it coming be surprised how dumb people can be when it comes to giving themselves away on something like that.
2. alterecho (Posts: 1073; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Why is Google determined to make invasion of privacy, easier?
4. AstronautJones (Posts: 252; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
I get where you guys are coming from, but that horse is already out of the barn.
You can't go anywhere and be private anymore.
All kinds of security cameras, smartphones, tablets, computers, watches...
Unfortunately, with remote access, many of our own devices can be used to record video and still images in our own homes.
Don't worry though, it's all for "our safety"
8. Sauce (unregistered)
Agreed. Ironically, the other day a picture was posted on my towns Facebook page "You're really from Springdale if you remember....". It's a page that posts old photos of what the town used to look like in the 1930's - 90's. Someone posted a pic of a current day Deli asking what building it replaced, and guess who is in the picture parking his car in front of the deli? My father.
12. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
I wonder if it would take a photo if you blinked.