Q&A, FAQ Section Rolling Out to Google Maps Listings

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There’s likely been a time when you’ve had a question concerning a place you were thinking about going to. For example, maybe you’re curious about outside seating at a local eatery or want to know about parking at a particular business. Well, Google Maps has a new feature this week, allowing you to ask these important questions with knowledgable users fielding them. The way it works is pretty simple. Simply find the place you have a question about inside of Google Maps, scroll down a bit until ...

Google Improves Collab Tools in Sheets, Slides, and Docs

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Google is rolling out many improvements for collaborative users of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Moving forward, users should find it much easier to finish up documents and forms that require multiple people. Specifically for Docs, individual users inside of a collaboration can name versions of a document, preview “clean versions” of documents, and also accept or reject all edit suggestions at the same time in a document. What’s New in Google Docs Name versions of a Doc, Sheet or Slide Preview “clean versions” of Docs Accept or reject all ...

Instagram Comments Get Threaded for Easier Communication

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Moving forward, comments on Instagram will be placed in threads, making the whole commenting situation on the photo and video-sharing service so much more lovely. For example, if you’re commenting a friend on Kim K’s latest post, all of your comments will be threaded together, allowing for the full context of your conversation to be previewed. If you know how the current comment system is, which is where each comment is posted as a new comment to the bottom of the single thread, this new implementation ...

Google’s Camera App With Working HDR+ Gets Ported to Galaxy S8, Others

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The camera in the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is often referenced as being one of the best in all of smartphones. Part of that is because of the hardware that Google uses, but a good chunk of the excellence comes from the Google Camera app and its HDR+ capabilities. You see, a number of phones use the same camera module that the Pixel phones have (like the Blackberry KEYone), but it’s Google’s extra software butter than bring out the magic. Up until now, the Google ...

Google’s Gboard Now Lets You Voice Dictate in Emoji – “Fire Emoji” All Day

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Google’s Gboard is receiving an update today that brings voice typing to 30 languages from around the world. These 30 languages mean Gboard supports speech recognition in 119 language varieties, covering more than a billion people. On a related note, you can now voice dictate in emoji. Oh yeah. Google says that speech recognition supports ancient languages that date back to the 10th century and that they worked with native speakers to collect samples to help their learning models understand both sounds and words. This all, ...

This Icon Pack is Hot (And Free for Limited Time): Pixel Infinity

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We typically wouldn’t feature so many icon packs in a short period of time, but when you come across a nice icon pack that usually costs money, and is marked as free for a limited time, we just can’t wait. The icon pack I’m declaring to be “hot” today is called Pixel Infinity. It’s a set of round icons, with somewhat toned down colors. For anyone who owns a Pixel, it’s a great option because not only will you keep your beloved circle icons, but the ...

Daydream Summer Sale Has VR Titles on Sale for Up to 60% Off

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Do you enjoy virtual reality? Or, maybe, your Galaxy S8 just received Daydream support and you’re ready to give it a try? Well, now would be a good time. Launched today, Google is hosting a “Daydream Summer Sale,” marking a few VR titles up to 60% off. As for the titles on sale, a few of these you may recognize, if you pay any attention to mobile gaming. The super highlight to notice is Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes. It’s a fun game, with the player ...

Did You Get YouTube’s New Sharing/Messaging Feature?

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On Monday, YouTube announced its new sharing feature for at least the third time (that’s not an exaggeration), suggesting that it was finally rolling out to everyone. I still didn’t get access until Tim invited me yesterday, but it is readily available now to everyone even if you need a bit of help. We thought we’d just check in to make sure you all knew that this week is the week for it and to be sure you got it. What is the new sharing feature ...