Google Maps Get A New Update For Android

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Google Maps for Android is getting an interesting update in its version 9.1, which will allow the users to share My Maps. With My Maps, users could create custom maps which they can now share, owing to the update. There is, however, a provision to hide the elements in the interface as the unnecessary items like the search bar will be taken away from the full-screen mode. So while the search bar and quick-launch for directions are not necessarily the things one would want to share, they can be simply removed with a single tap on screen. Now, in order to get the text entry field and the buttons back, the user needs to tap on the screen once again. However, the turn by turn navigation mode will not work for the features. Read More

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Nexus 5, Android M Releasing Together? Plus Nexus 6 Update

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If rumors are to be believed, then Google Nexus 5, which is scheduled to be released at the end of this year, will have Android M pre-installed in it. While Nexus 5 will hopefully release in September or October, Google also plans on releasing the brand-new Nexus 6 sometime soon. Both the Nexus 5 and 6 will feature Android M. There are two separate codenames for the devices as they are being manufactured by LG and Huawei. Nexus 5 is called “LG Angler”, while Nexus 6 is called “Huawei Bullhead”. Read More

Google Translate Adds 10 More Languages, Including Malayalam

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Google Translate has been updated to support 10 more languages: Chichewa, Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam, Myanmar, Sinhala, Sudanese, Kazakh, Tajik and Uzbek. With so many Indian regional languages already supported by the translation tool, Malayalam makes a great new addition. Previously, it provided translation services for 80 languages, but the addition of the above mentioned 10 languages has increased the count to 90. The tool also comes with a fresher look, offering functions like, full screen camera and picture translation. And if you don’t want to enter text manually, you can use the ‘Translate by Voice’ function. Read More

Apple Retains Its Position As The World’s Most Valuable Company

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Consulting firm, Interband, has released its 2014 ranking for world’s most valuable company and Apple has retained its top position in the list. The list has 100 companies out of which the first, second, fourth, fifth and seventh positions have gone to technology companies. At number two is Google, fourth is IBM, fifth is Microsoft, and seventh is Samsung. Read More

Apple Loses To Google For Most Valuable Brand 2014

Most Valuable brandAccording to the Millward Brown annual BrandZ study, Apple, hailed by the same study as the Most Valuable Brand for the past three years, loses to Google for Most Valuable Brand 2014. It has been speculated that Google has been fast gaining on Apple in the past year and this year it finally overtook the tech giant. Read More

Now Buy Apps On Google Play with PayPal

Google PayPalIn an endeavor to expand the payment options available for users on Google Play Store on Android Devices, Google has integrated with PayPal. Now users can not use their PayPal account in addition to their credit or debit card, billing to a carrier, or gift card to purchase apps, books, songs, TV shows and movies from the Google Play Store. Besides initial download, PayPal like other options is also available for In-App purchases. Read More