Finding a Place to Park Sucks, But Google Maps is Making It Better With New “Find Parking” Feature

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When you’re headed to a busy destination, parking can sometimes be a nightmare. Back in January of this year, Google Maps introduced the parking difficulty indicator for select areas, which has been highly beneficial. Today, Google Maps announced a Find Parking feature, which helps you locate parking in congested areas, then provides navigation by foot to your final destination. When you plug a destination into Google Maps, the app will showcase your probability of finding a spot to park. If parking isn’t looking too hot, you ...

Strategy RPG Sonny is now free to download on Android

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The critically acclaimed Steam title Sonny has been made free to download on Google Play. Better still, it has no wait timers or in-app purchases. A apocalyptic turn-based strategy RPG, you play as the titular Sonny. His head is scrambled and he can’t remember anything of his past though. Not ideal. Despite this, you venture forth on an adventure to save the world. As you do. Revolving around turn based combat, planning and strategy are key to progressing through the sprawling world. As you were Sonny As you’d expect the gameplay gets ...

Are You a Student? OnePlus Offering 10% Off Orders to Students

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For those here who can confirm they are currently enrolled students, OnePlus is offering 10% off orders through its website, which includes purchases of a OnePlus 5. So long as you can confirm your enrollment via Student Beans (a site that showcases many promos available to student shoppers), OnePlus will give you 10% off a OnePlus 5. At $539 for the 128GB model, then 10% off, your total is brought down to about $486. If you opt for the $479 model, your total will be around ...

YouTube Makes Major UI Changes for Desktop and Mobile Official

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For us who run this Android blog and for those that read it, the following news may not surprise you. In fact, it shouldn’t, so long as you kept up on the stories we’ve been writing for the past few months. This morning, YouTube made many UI changes official for desktop and mobile users, including the usage of Material Design, the Dark Theme, and proper scaling for easily viewing videos shot in portrait. Let’s talk mobile first. As you may have noticed, the navigation bar has been ...

Life on Mars offers Metroidvania thrills on Android

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Life on Mars has just landed on Android, and looks to offer a polished Metroidvania experience. A port of the PC game, you play as a marine tasked with discovering why Earth has lost contact with the only colony in on Mars. It might not surprise you that evil forces are somewhat responsible. And by evil forces I mean aliens. Get your ass to Life on Mars Melding together RPG and Metroidvania elements this is actually a remake of the MSX2 game of the same name. Just with a snazzy upgraded 16-bit look. The ...

DEAL: Save $10 on a Chromecast Ultra, Down to $59

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Taking place all over the web, buyers can pick up a Chromecast Ultra for $10 off, bringing the price of the 4K-capable streaming dongle to just $59. Currently, you can find this $10 off deal happening through the Google Store, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Newegg, and Verizon. Don’t look for it on Amazon, though, since they aren’t big fans of Chromecast devices. Find links to your preferred retailer below. Purchase Links And seriously, if you have a 4K television and aren’t already rocking a Chromecast Ultra, get on it. ...

Picture-in-Picture Working in Google Maps for Android Oreo Users

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Inside of version 9.60 for Google Maps, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support appears to be live for folks running Android 8.0. From what we can tell, the best usage of PiP for Google Maps is when you’re already navigating to a destination. Once you’re on your way, you should be able to tap on the Home button, which then brings your navigation into a movable window on the home screen. It’s not the most useful thing ever, but if you need to multitask something, it’s an option. On my ...

Dragon Project looks to offer a Monster Hunter style experience on Android

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If you’ve ever wanted to play Monster Hunter on your Android phone, Dragon Project might be just the game you’ve been looking for. A new title by developer goGame, the title is a mix of MMO and RPG. You play as a hunter who teams up with friends to battle and slay various monsters. Mainly dragons, as the game’s name would suggest. Pre-register for Dragon Project Set in the Kingdom of Heiland, Dragon Project tasks you with gathering precious materials to forge and upgrade your armour and weaponry. You can then improve them with ...