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.
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.
Apple Watch Series 4 Adopts Larger Screens, Boasts New Heart Tools
Sep 12, 2018
Apple today announced the fourth-generation of Apple Watches. For the first time since the original Watch, Apple is changing the dimensions of its smart wearable.