Category archives for: Cell Applications

Waze Comes To Apple’s CarPlay

Google today said iPhone users can opt for Google-owned Waze instead of Apple Maps for navigating in their CarPlay-equipped car. Apple added support for third-party apps to CarPlay in iOS 12, which was released earlier this month. Google updated its Waze real-time traffic app in order to make it compatible with iOS 12 and CarPlay. […]

Google Search Add New Features To Help Your Resume Old Searches

Google today said it wants to help people resume incomplete or old searches. The company is taking a couple of steps to make this happen. To start, it will surface new activity cards to help people pick up where they left off. For example, when revisiting old queries users will see a card that highlights the […]

You Can Send Replies While Watching Twitter Videos

Twitter today said it has improved the experience of watching and responding to videos. Before today, users were forced to tap out of a fullscreen video before they could send a reply. Now, a bar appears at the bottom of the screen that people can tap to send a response. This action calls up the […]

Google’s Family Link Now Targets Teen Use

Google said it has added tools to its Family Link service, giving parents more control over how their kids use mobile devices. Family Link is expanding to teens. The service initially targeted children under the age of 13, but now supports those over the age of 13. Family Link makes it possible for parents to […]

Samsung And Disney Debut New AR Emojis

Samsung has made several new AR Emoji characters available to the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9. The new animated emoji come from Disney’s movie Zootopia and include Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, and Flash. These characters join others such as Disney classics Mickey and Minnie, as well as several from Frozen and The Incredibles. Samsung’s AR Emoji […]

Google Kills YouTube Gaming App – Set Up New Site For Gaming

Google today indicated that it is nixing its standalone YouTube Gaming Mobile App and will instead house gaming content in a new section on YouTube. The YouTube Gaming app first debuted in 2015 and was meant to compete with Twitch for streamed games. Google found the app simply wasn’t the hit it hoped. “We have 200 million […]

Google Maps Now Supported On Apple CarPlay

Google today said iPhone users can opt for Google’s Maps instead of Apple Maps when using their CarPlay-equipped automobile. Apple added support for third-party apps to CarPlay in the recently-released iOS 12 platform. Google has updated its navigation app in order to make it compatible with iOS 12 and Apple’s CarPlay system. Google says Maps via CarPlay […]

Google Accidentally Changed Battery Settings On Some Android 9 Phones

A number of people running Android 9 Pie have noticed over the last week that the battery saver feature has been mysteriously turned on. Google says this was an accident. The incident impacted the Pixel phones, OnePlus 6, Nokia phones, Essential Phone, and several other devices with Pie installed. The battery saver prevents apps from […]

Google Adds AI Tech To Its Song Sound Search On Android

Google has updated Sound Search with some of the neural network-backed AI found in its Now Playing tool. Now Playing debuted on the Pixel 2 in late 2017. The always-listening feature automatically recognizes songs and shows the name on the ambient display — all without pinging a server. Google was able to crunch the fingerprints of […]

Google Adds More Parental Controls To YouTube Kids App

Google today made it easier for parents to find YouTube content suitable for their kids. The company is now implementing parental controls first announced in April. This new tool allows parents to “handpick every video and channel available to their child in the app.” This gives parents total control over the videos, channels, or collection of […]

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