Article Contents 1 App Invites 2 Nearby Gets A Little Nearer 3 Location Sharing, Improved? 4 Interesting Images When Google Play services receives an update, there’s almost always something interesting to discover. Many of our future experiences –good and bad– are shaped through the new features Google adds to this one framework. Google Play services 7.3 recently rolled out to … Read More
Ryan Whitwam 2015/04/28 1:55pm PDTApr 28, 2015 Samsung will not sell you an unlocked Galaxy S6 direct a scenario for which you can attribute the carriers, in North America. So why not do an end run around Samsung and purchase this unlocked Galaxy S6 (in white, black, or gold) on sale through eBay. The G920F has tons of US LTE … Read More
Back in January, Google pronounced first support for forty third party programs (including Runtastic, Zillow, Waze, and more) hooking into Google Now.
Here are a number of other manners Now cards from your own programs can help you out:
- Get breaking news concerning the wake of the Nepal quake from ABC News, Circa, or feedly
- Understand when your pad thai is going to arrive with reminders from Eat24 the food you purchased will shortly be on your own doorstep, or get inspired with all the recipe of the day from Allrecipes
- Keep your fitness goals front and centre with soft nudges from Runkeeper, Jawbone, or Adidas
- And when you are out to dinner, just tap on a Now card to cover your invoice with OpenTable
You will need somewhat of patience and the latest Google program upgrade to get the brand new cards. In the meantime catch the upgrade from APK Mirror.
Frequent travelers know Google Maps all too well. It’s one of the most widely used apps on Android for a reason. A brand new update to version 9.8 just turned up, and there are a few notable changes to take a look at. This release appears to be dedicated to fine-tuning different parts of the interface, so there aren’t any big changes here. Maps now gives users the option to upload multiple photos simultaneously, hide reservations from location cards, and more. As usual, we’ve got a download link at the bottom of the page if you’d rather jump straight to the apk.
Multiple Photo Upload
Google Maps allows its users to upload their photos so the rest of the world can witness all of the great things to see without having to visit each spot personally. This can be an incredibly useful resource for planning vacations or getting an idea of what to look for before getting to a destination. Of course, if you’ve ever been the one to take a few dozen (hundred? thousand???) photos on a trip, the absolute last thing you want to do is manage them one-by-one.
It’s easy to add multiple pictures to places on the map through “Views” on the web (I might have linked this because more people should know about it), but the Google Maps app finally gained the same capability with the latest update. The “Add photo” option from previous versions has been made plural, and it now accepts multiple photos to be selected and uploaded in a single batch.
Left: old version, Right: new version
Hiding Personal Information From Location Screens
Anytime you view a location where you’ve got a reservation scheduled in the future, you’ll see details of your itinerary prominently displayed near the top of the list. This isn’t limited to just reservations, but also includes flight schedules. While this is great for convenience, some people don’t want their future plans appearing in full view. There is now a convenient menu in the upper right corner with options to remove any information that doesn’t need to be there.
Left: old version, Right: new version
Minor Visual Adjustments
There are a few new and replaced icons and other very minor adjustments. For example, picking a location from a search or favorites list will now show a small red dot at the base of the map pin. This resembles the red dots that appear in a search that returns multiple results.
It’s not clear if any of this is live yet, but there have been some interesting changes to the wear app that turned up in a teardown. The first is a new header string and a few new layouts for bringing up a list of places in the general vicinity. I haven’t found the right way to bring up the view, but I can tell that top of the screen will read “Around here” with a list of locations below it.
<string name=”place_list_header”>Around here</string>
There are also a couple of brand new images to represent water and grass, but I’m not sure where they will be used, yet.
Left: texture_water, Right: texture_grass
None of these things appear to be in use, yet. If you have Wear on your wrist the next time you’re using navigation, keep an eye out for what might be some new functionality.
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
File Name: com.google.android.apps.maps-9.8.0-908010124-minAPI18.apk
Version: 9.8.0 (908010124)
Bertel King, Jr. 2015/04/27 12:24pm PDTApr 27, 2015 The SwiftKey people often inject new attributes into its popular third party computer keyboard, however there are just so many changes it can make without alienating existing users. So that the firm has created a fresh space where experiments can be conducted by it . It is calling this initiative SwiftKey Greenhouse. … Read More
It is still among the greatest apparatus in its form factor, although the 2013 Nexus 7 mightn’t be accessible from Google anymore. There certainly are lots of notable deals readily available for this particular tablet computer, typically dropping below the $150 mark. So it’s with one of Groupon’s bargains now: you’ll be able to catch a 16GB WiFi N7 for $149.99, but if you add in the coupon code sale3 to the combination before you check out, you can take an additional $15 off that cost.
No one was more surprised than I.
Bummer. It is also got the Nexus applications edge: the N7 is among the only Android apparatus presently running Lollipop 5.1. The tablet computers that Google is selling in its shop can not say that.
The Groupon deal is active amounts are restricted, and just for now, April 27th.
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Article Contents 1 Mixed signals 2 System bars and apps – another plane 3 To theme or not to theme 4 Final thoughts Google updated its design spec recently. The material spec, which Google says is a living document (as evidenced by its ongoing updates), gained further guidance on floating action buttons, dialogs, updates on typography, and a lot more. … Read More
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Cody Toombs 2015/04/24 5:04pm PDTApr 24, 2015 Only last month, YouTube added support for 360-degree videos, giving us yet one other way to completely confound our grandparents with the trendy new material which can be achieved with gadgets. We’d an early warning this was coming after a Teardown exposed a choice to filter search results for “spherical” and 4k videos. … Read More