Google Maps Update Makes For Better UI And Smoother Navigation


The latest Google Maps update allows users to see a thumbnail preview before they love on to the complete screen. Not only is this a quick way to check a location, it is also a great solution to reduce data usage. Google Maps weight heavy on data usage and a preview will help to bring it down. This feature will also bring down battery consumption. GPRS is one of the most battery-consuming features on any phone. A preview should help you save this battery consumption as well. While all this has enough for users to cheer, yet another update gives a brand-new user interface to make navigation of the Maps easier. Better news is that Google has finally initiated roll out for its Google Plus Collections for iOS users. Remember that this was available for Web and Android based users only till date. What The Update Brings In? In case [+more]

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Google Adds Street View Tab To Maps; Plans To Integrate Delhi Routes

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Google has finally added some new features tagged to their popular Maps.  According to what we saw on the Android client for Google’s navigation and mapping offerings, you can gear up for Map previews besides offering a business shortcut. Last weekend, Google has started the test phase for allowing food related photograph uploads on Maps. What’s more — these new add-ons will be available for the Indian version too. What’s New? Google Maps saw an update to Android 9.13.0 version and will come enhanced with Street View option on the left bottom corner of the display screen.  Once you tap it, the entire Street View of the region pops up.  However, Street View has not yet arrived in India. Adding new businesses too is a much acclaimed feature. In case you can see a business that is yet to see a listing, you simply need to click on “add a missing business” button [+more]

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Google Set To Release Android 6.0– Christens It Marshmallow; Packs In Three Solid Specs

Google Set To Release Android 6.0

The latest generation for Android OS is finally set to hit marts and has interestingly been named Marshmallow. Currently, the platform is in its beta phase but a preview build release had been made available to developers last week. Around Fall this year, the final versions could be made available but it could be a little longer before these are updated to compatible handsets. We had known that Android 6.0 was set to arrive, back in May during the Google I/O Conference; this had been known as Android M then. However, going with the name of Marshmallow Google has kept its trend of using sweet treats as name for its Android update names. Top Three Marshmallow Features Users of Android will barely see much interface-based differences between Android Lollipop 5.0 and the upcoming Marshmallow. The interfacial changes were already reduced by Lollipop sometime back. The major revamps are intrinsic and aim [+more]

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Bing’s Contextual Search on Android Could Compete with Google?

Bing's contextual search on Android could compete with Google?

Bing had always been known as a criticized and underrated search engine and was not a preferred one as it was living under the shadow of Google search. This is a service that was owned by Microsoft and was created back in the year 1998 by the name MSN Search. However, it was re launched in the year 2009 with the name Bing. Since then, it has been making a lot of progress. There have been a lot of improvements in it and new features are being added on a frequent basis. The latest news is that, the Bing application for Android will have a new feature. The Android users can now implement it on Google Now. The latest feature is known to be Snapshots on Tap. Through this feature, the users will be able to get the right information on what is being displayed currently on the screen of [+more]

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Top 5 Pregnancy Apps To Guide Women Through Their Special Phase

Top 5 pregnancy women to guide women through this special phase

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful stages in any woman’s life. Yet, at times, it can be nerve wrecking. Though midwives and doctors are always there to lend helping hands to the expecting mother, using some smartphone apps can also come handy.  Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro Compatible with both iOS and Android, this app comprises of social network, pregnacy tracker and toolkit in a single pack. By using this app,expecting mothers can see a complete daily as well as weekly calender illustrating the growth of the fetus regularly. The kick tracker feature helps in regulating the activity of the baby while the journal records the thoughts, symptoms or mood swings of the mother. Sharing the experiences is also easy with the social network feature. Expecting mothers can also get hold of different photographs, generate baby names or buy different useful products online.  iPregnant Women looking for pregnancy app compatible [+more]

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Meizu Launches m2 note At Rs. 9,999 with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Octa-Core SoC

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Meizu, the Chinese smartphone brand, is all set to launch its latest model m2 note in India. This smartphone is priced at Rs. 9,999 and will be up for sale from August 10, 2015 exclusively on like its predecessor m1 note. This phone has already been launched in China in June and comes with upgraded features as compared to m1 note. The m2 note has a 5.5-inch full-HD Sharp IGZO display alongwith 403ppi pixel density. It is powered with octa-core processor with 1.3GHz clock speed much like m1 note. However, the latest model has an upgraded MediaTek MT6753 processor chipset.  On the memory front m2 comes with 2 G LPDDR3 RAM and expandable storage option of upto 128 GB through microSD card. The m2 note runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop Flyme OS. This smartphone sports a 5 MP front camera with 69-degree wide angle viewing and f/2.0 and 13 MP rear [+more]

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Apple’s Home Button saga- To Stay Or Not To Stay?

Apple launches iPad mini 4

Rumors that Apple will give its much-loved home button a miss on its upcoming iPhone, makes us list the top reasons why it has GOT to stay on the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7 as well. Will iPhone Turn The Android Way? The iPhone can be made more Android-ish but sans missing out on the physical button. The increase in screen size that comes about due to skipping a tangible input can barely compensate much since iPhones are not our usual Android wares such as the LG G series or the latest Motorola Moto series. Apple could stick to the home button after all, much like Samsung did. It can only add extra functionality while allowing quick access to camera, search and other apps depending on the intensity of pressing on the button. Apple, are ‘ya listening? Understanding The Toggle Switch For those who own an iPhone and have [+more]

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Moto X Image Leaks: Will It Come Loaded With Front Facing Flash?

Motorola X Style Comes Loaded With 21 MP Snapper

With the release date of Motorola handsets round the corner, fans can’t wait to get a glimpse of the much-hyped Moto X. While rumors related to the specifications of the handset are ripe, a leaked image of the phone claims to confirm its look.  Moto X leaked picture at a glance The leaked image of Moto X uploaded on Android Peru’s Facebook page shows a front-facing flash on the right side of the handset. This is the first thing that grabs people’s attention. However, there is also a black panel on the device, which is also expected to lure buyers. The image sourced by Jose Vasquez Ruiz also confirms earlier rumors regarding the textured panel of the device. This leaked image hints toward a good-looking Moto X. Other reports on the web also indicate that it will be a power-packed phone operating on the Android 5.1.1 platform. The phone is also reported [+more]

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HTC M9 Gets Android Lollipop 5.1 Update


With the latest software update on HTC handsets, users will now be able to avail the faster Android 5.1 lollipop version. HTC M9 users using AT&T network can easily get the update, while people on the T-mobile network will have to wait for a week. This news was tweeted by the Senior VP (Product Management) of HTC, meant for HTC M9 users. However, the time of the update was not specified. The latest update will give users plethora of features, including an enhanced camera. The change on the mind of people As AT&T subscribers are getting the update real fast, users of T-mobile are planning to switch their network so that they do not have to wait for the update accompanying the HTC M9. A spokesperson from T-Mobile has stated that it is a damage control situation for the company as consumers are planning to switch over to AT&T. However, [+more]

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Google Photos Auto Updates Pictures in Android Phones: Deleting the App is Not Enough

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Storing photographs on Google Photos has become an easy way to treasure memories in their digital format forever. Though the app works splendidly on the Android operating system, there might be the chance you want to discontinue using it. For those who have tried doing that, there has been a challenge. Once the app is installed on the device, it is not enough to delete it because it keeps uploading photos even after that. Google Photos uploads images on its  own The editor of Nashville Business Journal David Arnott recently reported the anomaly on his phone after he found that photos are getting uploaded even though he deleted the app a few months back. According to reports, Arnott decided to try the app once again and it was then he discovered that the app he has already deleted is uploading the photos on its own. Though this initially appears to be an anomaly, it is [+more]

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