Category archives for: Software

Google Maps Adds EV Charging Stations On iOS And Android

Google has shared that people can now search for and locate electric vehicle  charging stations in Google Maps. In addition to displaying the closest stations, Maps will provide information about the business where the charger is located, the types of ports that are available, how many ports there are, and charging speeds. Google says it offers […]

Twitter Now Counts All Emoji Equally

Twitter has taken steps to address the inequality of emoji. While many simple emoji require just two characters, others can take up as many as 14. Twitter says this is due to the differences in the way written text emojis are encoded versus more complex emoji that include gender or skin tone. Tweets have a […]

Apple Releases iOS 12.0.1

Apple has made iOS 12.0.1 available to iPhones and iPads. This is the first public update since Apple released iOS 12 last month. The goal of today’s update is to resolve performance issues and stamp out bugs that were part of the initial public release. For example, iOS 12.0.1 tackles a problem that prevented some […]

iOS 12.1 Will Add More Than 70 New Emoji

  Apple has provided some clarity on the arrival of more emoji for iOS devices. Earlier this year, the iPhone-maker committed to adopting more than 70 new emoji that are based in Unicode 11. Unicode 11 brings new representation for emoji with options for red hair, gray hair, curly hair, and no hair, as well as […]

Google Search Update Makes Image And Video Results More Useful

Google says it is making a “fundamental shift” in how it thinks about Google Search. The company hopes the changes will make searches more visual and, in the end, more helpful. To start, Google is using AI to build AMP stories and surface that content in search results. Google will first focus on creating stories about […]

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 […]

GarageBand For iOS Packs More Touch Instruments Along With Better MIDI

Along with the release of iOS 12, Apple has updated its GarageBand app with more tools for music makers. The latest version of GarageBand includes a fresh collection of Touch Instruments and Drummer Apple Loops. Apple says these let musicians shape their sounds and performances after they’ve been added to any given project. This version […]

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Is Temporarily Stepping Away To Work On His “Unprofessional” Behavior

Linus Torvalds, the creator and principal developer of the Linux kernel, is taking a break from overseeing its development to work on correcting his “unprofessional” behavior towards others. Torvalds made the announcement in an open letter to the Linux community shared through the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML). In it, he acknowledged that he is “not an […]

Facebook Bans App For Sharing Data

  Facebook says it has banned an app called myPersonality from its platform for failing to agree to an audit. Facebook is in the process of auditing apps that run on its platform to ensure they meet minimum guidelines with respect to user privacy and their data. Facebook claims “it’s clear that [myPersonality] shared information with […]

Apple Drops iOS 12 Beta 8 To Developers

Apple has made iOS 12 Beta 8 available to developers. Beta 8 appears after Apple pulled Beta 7, which introduced performance problems to devices earlier this week. The new beta resolves the issues that appeared in Beta 7. Apple didn’t spell out any other specific changes in this build other than bug fixes and improvements. […]

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