• Android Messages 3.6 revamps search, updates Material icon, and preps contact sharing

    23 days ago - By 9to5Google

    In recent weeks, Android Messages has been redesigned with a Google Material Theme and dark mode, while also gaining a Messages for web client. Version 3.6 is now rolling out with advanced search and a new Material icon. Other new features include contact sharing and automatic previews.
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  • Google Maps Makes it Easier to Decide on a Restaurant With New Group Planning Feature

    Google Maps Makes it Easier to Decide on a Restaurant With New Group Planning Feature

    23 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Google today announced a new group planning feature for Google Maps on iOS and Android, which aims to make it easier for a group of friends to decide on a place to eat.
    To use the feature, open Google Maps and tap "Restaurants" on the Explore tab. Then long press on any location to add it to a shortlist, shown in a small floating bubble on the lower right side of the screen. Once you add a few places you can share the shortlist with friends through any messaging app, like iMessages, which will then let them browse the list and link them back to Google Maps.
    Friends can then vote in Google...
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  • Google's DeepMind and Unity join forces to create simulated environments for AI training

    Google's DeepMind and Unity join forces to create simulated environments for AI training

    23 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Google's DeepMind and Unity Technologies, creator of one of the best-known game development platforms, today announced plans to collaborate in order to create virtual worlds and move AI forward. The Unity engine is currently used by 50 percent of mobile games and 60 percent of AR/VR experiences. The Unity ML Toolkit for training intelligent agents...
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  • Google Maps now lets you and your friends quickly vote on where to hang out next

    Google Maps now lets you and your friends quickly vote on where to hang out next

    23 days ago - By Phone Arena

    The days of endless group chat conversations about where the party should drink coffee, eat or go clubbing, are over! At least that's what Google is hoping for with the new feature it's adding to Google Maps: Group planning.
    Group planning is seamlessly integrated into the Maps app and allows you to create a list of places of interest for your friends group, so you can quickly find out which one is preferred by the majority. While the obvious use case is picking up a restaurant to eat at, the function works for any sort of Google Maps locations. To add one to the list, you just tap and ...
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  • Apple rolls out TestFlight public invite links to make it easier for developers to distribute iOS app betas

    Apple rolls out TestFlight public invite links to make it easier for developers to distribute iOS app betas

    23 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Apple is rolling out a new TestFlight feature which enables developers to share a public URL for an app beta. Customers can simply open the link on their iPhone or iPad and automatically enroll into the beta testing group through the TestFlight app.
    This feature was announced back at WWDC in June but has only just started showing up for developers inside the App Store Connect interface. Previously to public links, developers had to manually ask people for email addresses and then send out invite in emails to each person individually.
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  • Google Maps' group planning feature rolls out for Android and iOS

    Google Maps' group planning feature rolls out for Android and iOS

    23 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Google is rolling out a “group planning” feature to Google Maps on Android and iOS from today. The internet giant first announced group planning at its annual I/O developer conference in May, but it has taken nearly five months for the company to ready the new social feature for prime time. Going social Google Maps in its original guise...
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