Google’s Custom Map maker has been a handy tool for anyone who wishes to map unmapped locations on Google’s mapping software, along with marking custom locations for oneself.
Beginning today, Google is building My Maps right into Google Drive, where it will certainly rest beside Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and lesser-known tools like Google Forms and also Drawings.
This modification will not just make the service a lot more quickly visible, however it will also allow My Maps users to make use of Drive to save and discuss their maps, just like they would certainly finish with any other document. Continue reading
Microsoft confused every person concerning its free upgrade plans for Windows 10 last week. While it looked like every person who checked Windows 10 will certainly get a totally free copy, the reality is somewhat more complex. In an attempt to address of several of the complication Microsoft has actually created, the software giant has actually upgraded its blog post to clarify who gets a cost-free copy of Windows 10. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will undoubtedly get a copy of Windows 10 on July 29th as a totally free upgrade, however Windows 10 preview users will additionally get a totally free upgrade. Continue reading
Microsoft has announced that its Windows 10 OS will be available from 29 July on new laptops, Desktop Computers and tablet computers, plus be readily available as a free upgrade for a year for any type of components currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
That means, from 29 July you will certainly be able to download and install the new system software to your computer or tablet and also run it from that day on – making use of the raft of new features and modifications that we’ve been learning about over the last 6 months. Continue reading
Microsoft Office 2016 may still be obtaining the finish touches in Redmond, however Microsoft is opening up its productivity suite for public preview. If you’ll recall, some applications were consisted of in previous launches of the Windows 10 Technical Preview and also offered for both IT users and devs. Since 4th May 2015, though, normal users could get a early look and also offer feedback on all the new things – including those upgraded universal applications. This indicates that you’ll gain access to OneDrive attachments in Outlook, real-time co-authoring & retooled apps that learn how you working out to lend a hand. Specifically in Excel, there are updated charts and graphs alongside one-click projecting and even more data evaluating tools. Looking to take it for a spin just before the official launch this fall? Also if you’re not an Office 365 customer, you could snatch a test version here.
Google Now started pulling info from 3rd-party Android applications back in January, however today the people in Mountain View added support for a truckload a lot more. As expected, along with the collection of almost 40 integration’s announced a few months back, Google displays information from 70 even more inside the card-based database. This means that you’ll manage to conveniently take note of items like your Zipcar reservation return time and also rapidly snag directions back to the drop-off spot. We won’t run down the complete list of new additions, yet you can peruse the currently supported schedule here – just know that Spotify, ABC News, RunKeeper, Jawbone and OpenTable all made the cut. To take advantage of the new functionality, make certain you’re device is properly equipped up with the most recent version of the Google app.
Chrome 42 has finished to a secure release and also is now available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux. Along with the common list of safety fixes (45 in total) and under-the-hood changes for security and also performance, Google’s newest release includes its new Push API and also Notifications API.
Together, these 2 new APIs allow web sites to send notifications to web surfers even after they’ve closed or navigated away from said site. Certainly, there’s a great line in between being useful & obtrusive when dealing with notifications. Fortunately, Google mandates that developers need to obtain consent for permission to make use of the Push API. Continue reading
If you were got a person in your contacts list that’s an actual mom, Google now allows you call them by saying just that. Many thanks to an upgrade to the Google application on Android, you could give those people nicknames. The feature was currently live for some, yet it appears to be available for everyone now (simply appeared for me). This means when you say ‘Call mom,’ or use something various other term to endearment, your phone will certainly call them automatically. After further examination of the APK, the people at Android Police discovered Mountain View is advancing towards the Trusted Voice feature that emerged a few versions back. Continue reading
Intrepid individuals running Chrome OS beta will certainly soon get to test a huge new feature that’s not quite all set for stable release: Chrome Launcher 2.0. This version looks even more like a new tab on the Chrome browser compared to the platform’s current, much more standard one that’s basically a windows that shows application icons – it even has its very own search bar. It also comes integrated with Google Now that shows your session, flight, reminder, etc. cards if you use the feature on a mobile device or 2. Certainly, because it’s still a launcher, it has an application list you can access when required. Continue reading
The people at Dropbox proceed a run of handy updates with another addition that maintains you from having to venture outside of the cloud repository’s application. In the latest version, Android users will notice a built-in PDF viewer, comprehensive with all the sharing tools needed to distribute files. Exactly what’s more, you can now look the text of PDFs, Word documents & PowerPoint distribute files to find the exact item you need. Looking to modify a single slide for an upcoming discussion? Swiping over to the documents and also entering into a key words takes you right to it. The new version must show up in the Play Store in the following couple of days, and your trusty cell phone will likely alert you when it’s readily available.
Even in the suitable setup, it’s nearly difficult to get the perfect piece of footage that will not require edits. Those modifications could be difficult to deal with on mobile, however many thanks to a YouTube upgrade, refining a brief video just acquired much easier. Inside the video library’s mobile application, a new video trimming feature allowed’s you slide to the specific frame you really want the video to start (And Also End) before to eliminating the unwanted. There’s additionally an inline preview, so you can do one last check before to publishing to the web. If you’re into recording footage with your phone, these new tools should help you nix the ‘are you rolling’ chatter before your pal’s next stunt.