Maps and Play Music Garner Updates from Google
Google recently pushed out minor updates to Google Maps and Google Play Music for Android devices. Google Maps gained a Local Guides feature that prioritizes reviews and information provided by local experts. Anyone can earn the local guide badge by submitting at least 50 reviews of businesses and/or points of interest. Such reviews are called out in Google Maps with a specific icon to let users know. Google tweaked Play Music with more Material Design elements, new artist pages, and new animations. Menu pages also load faster. Google Maps and Google Play Music are both free to download from the Google Play Store.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Google Tasks Local Guides to Add Wheelchair Accessibility Details
Sep 7, 2017
Google wants to ensure those in wheelchairs have access to the accessibility information they need before visiting places around the world. The search giant is asking its Local Guides, those who contribute information about places on Google Makes, to make an effort to answer questions about wheelchair accessibility.
Microsoft Updates Outlook, Will Sunset Sunrise App
Oct 28, 2015
Microsoft today announced a significant refresh of its Outlook mobile email app for Android and iOS devices. Most of the changes center on making the app easier to use.
Samsung to Reward Samsung Pay Users
Nov 14, 2016
Samsung today announced the pending launch of Samsung Rewards, a loyalty program for its Samsung Pay mobile payment service. Moving forward, people who sign up for Samsung Rewards will be able to earn points with Samsung when they use Samsung Pay to pay for goods and services.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Oct 12, 2017
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.