Aviate’s contextual home screen was brilliant, yet if you really did not stay in the United States, you weren’t able to search the web without opening up a web browser window. Now the application has finally - perhaps belatedly – added the feature to the feature to every person whose addresses do not end in America. If you’re not caught up, Aviate is an Android home screen that transforms through the day to match your demands, showing you weather info as you rise and travel tips when you leave for work. Yahoo picked up the company at the start of 2014 and launched it under the name Yahoo Aviate the adhering to June. It’s cost-free to download and install from Google Play, as always, and also will work everywhere, oh, except China.
To properly celebrate Safer Internet Day, Google is providing a wonderful perk for users that finish a quick security check-up. If you want to make sure your account recovery information is up to date, review current log-in task and confirm the list of applications that access your account details, the peoples in Mountain View will certainly bring in 2GB to your total Drive space. You need to finish the quick procedure just before February 17th, & the additional gigabytes will show up around the end of the month. The offer is only open to personal accounts, however, and also while Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education and learning users can not increase their space, it’s probably not a bad suggestion to double-check those setups anyhow.
Today, Facebook & Reliance Communications have released the Internet.org app in India, bringing totally free basic mobile internet to a big team of new users. The service had previously been launched in a selection of countries in Africa, along with in Colombia.
Internet.org gives access to 38 websites & services, including Facebook, weather and different news sources, a lot of which are readily available in English & 6 various other regional languages. These are accessed via a dedicated Android application, the start screen on Opera’s Mini browser or the UC Browser. Continue reading
Google has started turning out an update for its Maps application for Android, bringing a new feature called Local Guides. The feature, as a component of Google Maps version 9.4, provides users a much better concept about places based upon assessments by others.
First spotted by 9to5Google, the Local Guides feature, formerly referred to as City Experts, takes reviews for local businesses from normal users and also share it with others making use of the Google Maps application. The feature highlights the top reviewers, similar to Yelp’s Elite Reviewers, and also awards a Local Guides badge to signed-up customers once they reach 50 evaluations. Regular users can also add images and also edit Maps on Google to supply far better info to others. Continue reading
Google hasn’t officially announced it, yet if you own a Chromecast and check this offers page, there’s a good chance you’ll see a $6 Google Play Store credit offered. I did simply that and acquired the $6 contributed to my account to ‘Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Rental,’ although it can be used for any media or app acquisition in the Play Store. I ‘d also recommend bookmarking the Chromecast offers page and inspecting it once in a while. Between this and also various other deals Google has actually given previously, they’ve spent for my Chromecast a least 2 times over.
Google on Wednesday began rolling out the updated Play Music application for Android devices with some new features and also little tweaks that were missed out on in the final Material Design upgrade.
The new version (varies with device) of Google Play Music adds bio and also history on artist web page, new slide-up animation when history playlists, and the artists tab now uses album art on top – as opposed to a gray icon if no picture is available.
The little design tweaks consist of a full-height navigation cabinet (when the main menu is swiped from the left), the return of the back/ previous button on lock screen navigation’s, the merging of Library scroll tabs which are now colored orange to match the header, an enhanced Songs UI in My Collection, and entire header and tabs now concealing while scrolling. Continue reading
Well, that didn’t take long. A few weeks after reports distributed about Twitter placing ads outside of its application, the 140-character social media network officially revealed its plans to do just that. Today, the company outed the ‘First partnerships to organization Promoted Tweets outside of Twitter,’ and those bargains are in place with Yahoo Japan and Flipboard . ESPN was additionally mentioned in very early rumblings, yet there’s no indicator that the sports broadcaster has signed on right now. In the meantime, the advertisements.. er, Promoted Tweets will take on the appearance of various other Flipboard content, and if you’re itchin’ for a very early appearance, there’s an instance on the other side of the break.
The latest iTunes is now available for download, and also while it won’t clothe your old apps in a recent, fancier interface, it does include a convenient new feature. To be precise, it brings in an iTunes widget right within the notice center that allows you play, pause and skip songs without accessing the program itself. You could even buy tracks from within the widget if you’re jamming to songs on iTunes Radio. To obtain this new feature, fire up your Mac Apps Store and find iTunes 12.1 from among all your outdated apps in the Updates tab – simply bear in mind that you have to have OS X Yosemite installed to see the download & enjoy the widget’s attributes.
At long last, Google Now will assist 3rd-party applications. That implies that in addition to serving you helpful details like when your next appointment is & how long it’ll take you to obtain to the airport, Google’s predictive search application will now push data from 3rd-party apps as well. The list for supported third-party applications at launch is long – practically 40 at current count – and also include remarkable applications such as Airbnb, Lyft, The Guardian and also Pandora. The suggestion right here is if you currently have these apps on your phone, info from those will certainly be pushed to cards in Google Now. So for example, Pandora will supply suggestions to you on your commute, or Airbnb will certainly remind you of the location that you were hunting for & ask you if you want to book it. It’ll additionally operate in concert with contextual details from the phone, so if you have actually simply arrived at the airport , Lyft might ask you if you want a ride. Continue reading
Microsoft has launched new Outlook applications for iOS and also Android, and they may just be light-years much better compared to those internet apps the company has released in the past. View, these are the outcome of Redmond’s Accompli acquisition in December, & seeing as we liked that start-up’s e-mail application when we examine drove it last year, we have high wish for these new ones. The company says the new Outlook for the mobile platforms includes a built-in schedule & makes attachments simpler to bringing in for higher attachments . They’re obviously a lot more tightly integrated with Office applications and Outlook for desktop, too. Continue reading