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Google Maps on a mission to add new features for speed traps and limits for the users of more than 40 countries

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Google Maps on a mission to add new features for speed traps and limits for the users of more than 40 countries

Google Maps is on a mission to come with some options  which are very new to navigation app of Google named Waze. The company officially started to roll for the power of Google Maps users so that it can examine speed cameras, limits and mobile cameras which sense speed. These features will be available for more than 40 countries. At first, it was not allowed in selected markets. But right now, they have the permissions to get the new updates on the navigation system.

At first, the availability of the update was noticed by Reddit and zdnet.

Google gave the confirmation about the checklist of the countries to the TechCrunch. So the countries which get the options to have the updates are  Brazil, Australia, Canada, U.S., U.K., Mexico, India, Russia, Andorra, Japan, Bosnia and Bulgaria, Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Czechia, Greece, Finland, Israel, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kuwait, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, African nation, Spain, Namibia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,  Norway, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sweden, Tunisia Slovakia, and African country.

Google was not the first one to get integration with Waze’s best options into its own navigation system named Google Maps; they were following the acquisition that was on 2013 of the very popular navigation app named Google maps. Instead, the suggestion was to always use Google Maps as a broader platform to get help for the masses so that they can find places, including, most importantly, businesses which were close and good suggestions with Google advertisers.

But in the year of 2018, a few individuals started to spot some incident that was posted as speed crash and trap and it was showing in the Navigation system. Those options were loosely extended to a few subscribers at that time. But now, they are starting to modify the system very soon.

Google had already started to roll and have the new update for the subscribers in the different countries to evaluate the cameras which sense speed. The evaluation took place two weeks ago, we tend to perceive. Each and every android and IOS is having this roll out. However, the users of android can be additional members to report about the speed of the mobile cameras and stationary cameras, whereas each Android and iOS subscribers can see those updates when they are driving. It will appear on the bottom corner of the app, but the speed trap will be visible as an icon.

There will be suggestions for the users who need the same functions on what’s on the market these days in Waze, however, don’t either take care of the Waze program (which will be overwhelming if you’re not used to it) or the way Waze chooses its routes. There were few doubts about where and when the alerts would be available, as Google failed to formally announce the features’ expansion. Adding to the confusion was the fact that people were seeing the changes appear at different stages of the rollout in different countries around the world.

Despite the usefulness of speed-related alerts, Waze remains the more navigation, which is a useful platform due to its ability to the reports posted by crowd sourcing of all types — including police ahead, crashes, cars pulled over on the side of the road, gas prices, road closures, obstacles in your path like trash, red light cameras and more. We understand Google Maps use a combination of authoritative feeds along with feedback from Google Maps users to locate the speed cameras.

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Microsoft finally brings its To-Do application to the Mac operating system

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Microsoft finally brings its To-Do application to the Mac operating system

In the year 2017, Microsoft said that it will be shutting down Wunderlist which was a company acquired by Microsoft in order to forge their to-do application.

After acquiring the company, Microsoft released its to-do app. It has launched the To-Do as the application is called on Windows, Android, and iOS and expanded its feature set. This application will now be available in Mac operating system too.

This morning, Microsoft announced that their To-Do application will now be available in the Mac operating system. All the core features of the application will be working with the application. Some of the handiest features of this application are utilized tags, share list, work offline and manage tasks. The Mac operating system will take advantage of the new platform which offers a handful of shortcuts.

There was a Worldwide Developer Conference this month where the company ended up announcing all their tools and they started calling it Project Catalyst. Under this project, Apple is trying to bring all the applications to release their products for the Mac operating system. The Project Catalyst helps developers build a new application with the help of the existing codebase which will is being used in iOS applications.

Microsoft was not ready to be a part of the Project Catalyst and this is why they went in a very different route. The company wants to ship totally brand new applications for the Mac operating system.

“We’re not currently working on new features for Wunderlist as we’re concentrating on our new app, Microsoft To-Do,” a spokesperson said. “Once we are confident that we have incorporated the best of Wunderlist into Microsoft To-Do, we will retire Wunderlist,” they added.

This is a big step for Microsoft to release a completely new software just for the Mac operating system.

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Google accused of copying lyrics of different songs from Genius for their search results

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Google accused of copying lyrics of different songs from Genius for their search results

In a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, there have been accusations made on Google by Genius Media by saying that Google copies song lyrics from their website to use them in their search results.

If you have ever looked for Google Search, then you have seen that there is a box appearing alongside the general search results. It basically shows the lyrics of the song. Some lyrics websites have taken issues with this because this means that they will receive less traffic from users.

Genius Media is accusing Google of copying all the lyrics directly from their website and using them in Google search results.

Genius made a change to its site back in 2016 where it started:

 “Alternating the lyrics’ apostrophes between straight and curly single-quote marks in exactly the same sequence for every song.”

This effectively acts as a watermark for the copy, and when the apostrophes are translated into Morse code, it spells out “Red Handed.”

Google has been notified by Genius multiple times in the last two years about the stolen lyrics. The company had already explained that all the lyrics were directly licensed from partners. Google also came out with an official statement that they will be looking over and investigating the whole matter. Google is not really at fault right now because past complains from Genius might have triggered an investigation far more sooner but nothing like this has happened yet.

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Amazon Spark, the two-year-old Instagram competitor has finally shut down

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Amazon Spark, the two-year-old Instagram competitor has finally shut down

The two-year-old Amazon Spark, the competitor of Instagram has finally closed its business. With the growing popularity of social media, Amazon has capitalized on the shopping trends and released Amazon Spark so that it can compete with Instagram. The experiment which is popularly known as Amazon Spark has finally come to an end.

The service which has been provided by Amazon Spark is very bland in nature. On Instagram, people can follow their friends, interests, and brands which makes it very engaging. Amazon Spark is much more focused on sale and shopping. The company had tried to mock Instagram previously with different fashion inspirations, but Instagram can win over them because the reach of Instagram is much more widespread.

Amazon, till now, has not commented anything about this and when they were asked about the company shutting down, they did not reveal anything. Amazon has decided that they need to comment on the apparent shutdown of the Spark but all the services which were present on the website are all gone now.

The URL of the site amazon.com/spark now redirects to the new site, #FoudItOnAmazon. The site is like a product discovery tool

There has been a lot of use for the interesting find tab since the year 2016 for people who are looking to make everything easy. This was the perfect way for the platform to let people browse all the different looks in a convenient manner.

The site Interesting Finds has a very clean look and it makes looking for products on the website very convenient. People who know about this option often use it and they are the one who has mentioned about the service being discontinued.

According to all the latest reports, from the company, it is evident that Spark is the one which is shutting down and Interesting Finds will still be available so that it feels convenient for the people.

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