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Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

24 Sep 2020

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

As COVID-19 cases are surging exponentially, it is more important than ever to be fully aware of the situation prevailing in your local area.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

24 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok files for injunction against ban, and more

As ByteDance's TikTok deal is likely to see more delays owing to China's pending approval, the video company is moving to prevent itself from getting banned by Trump administration.

Google teases Gmail facelift, starting with a new logo

21 Sep 2020

Google teases Gmail facelift, starting with a new logo

After adding a bunch of new features into Gmail for personal and G Suite accounts, Google appears to be working on a facelift for the service.

Ather 450X Collector's Edition to be launched on September 26

20 Sep 2020

Ather 450X Collector's Edition to be launched on September 26

Ahead of delivering its 450X e-scooter this November, Ather Energy has announced that it will unveil a collector's edition of the two-wheeler on September 26.

Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

10 Sep 2020

Huawei phones will start replacing Android next year: Details here

Finally, Huawei appears to be gearing up to take on Google's Android and Apple's iOS in the mobile operating system segment.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

10 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok tries to dodge sale, and more

Last night, TikTok was reported to be considering a way out of selling its US business to an American company.

Ather 450X deliveries to begin from November; city-wise timeline announced

08 Sep 2020

Ather 450X deliveries to begin from November; city-wise timeline announced

Ather Energy has announced the city-wise delivery timeline of its 450X flagship electric scooter. The release will begin in a phased manner starting with Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and others in November, followed by Delhi-NCR and Mumbai in December.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

19 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.

Huawei phones may lose Android update support: Here's why

16 Aug 2020

Huawei phones may lose Android update support: Here's why

If you own a Huawei-built phone with Google's Android operating system, there is something you should know.

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia orders Apple to stop its 'power abuse'

11 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia orders Apple to stop its 'power abuse'

In the updates since last night, Russia's competition watchdog slammed Apple for abusing its App Store dominance by requiring third-party developers to distribute apps through the marketplace and then blocking them unlawfully.

Planning a vacation? Note these five cool travel hacks

04 Aug 2020

Planning a vacation? Note these five cool travel hacks

Have you heard anyone saying no to a vacation? But the preparations needed to make the traveling easier give us the biggest headache.

#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India

30 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: Best alternatives to popular Chinese apps banned in India

Amid heightened tensions along the LAC, the Government of India has taken the decision to ban as many as 59 'unsafe' Chinese applications.

iOS 14: These new features are coming to your iPhone

15 Jun 2020

iOS 14: These new features are coming to your iPhone

In a few days from now, Apple will hold its first online-only Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), bringing together millions of developers from around the world.

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

14 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, especially for consumer tech enthusiasts.

You can locate COVID-19 testing centers using Google Maps, Search

12 Jun 2020

You can locate COVID-19 testing centers using Google Maps, Search

In light of the ongoing pandemic, Google is introducing the ability to find the nearest COVID-19 testing centers in Maps, Search, and Assistant.

Amitabh Bachchan may soon guide you on Google Maps

10 Jun 2020

Amitabh Bachchan may soon guide you on Google Maps

You may soon be traveling with Amitabh Bachchan, or at least his iconic voice.

Amid COVID-19, Google Maps gets features to ensure safe travel

09 Jun 2020

Amid COVID-19, Google Maps gets features to ensure safe travel

As countries like India begin to come out of lockdown and restart economic activities, Google is racing to launch tools to protect the general public from COVID-19.

Now, you can 'call' Google Assistant for food/night shelter locations

14 Apr 2020

Now, you can 'call' Google Assistant for food/night shelter locations

A few days back, Google had introduced the ability to use Maps, Google Assistant, or Search to look up the locations of food and night shelters across 33 Indian cities.

Google starts showing food, night shelters on Maps: Details here

06 Apr 2020

Google starts showing food, night shelters on Maps: Details here

In a bid to support the underprivileged during the nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Indian government, Google has started showing the location of food and night shelters on Maps.

Now, Google allows marking businesses as 'temporarily closed' on Maps

26 Mar 2020

Now, Google allows marking businesses as 'temporarily closed' on Maps

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak worldwide, Google Maps' listings have become a little unreliable.

Google testing more prominent 'Live View' AR directions for Maps

16 Mar 2020

Google testing more prominent 'Live View' AR directions for Maps

Over the last two years, Google has been developing and testing augmented reality-based 'Live View' directions to help walkers navigate easily using Maps.

New Google Maps: Handy things to try out right away

21 Feb 2020

New Google Maps: Handy things to try out right away

Recently, Google celebrated the 15th birthday of Maps by pushing a major update for the navigational service.

This man's epic marriage proposal showed up on Google Maps

13 Feb 2020

This man's epic marriage proposal showed up on Google Maps

From New Year to Christmas, Google keeps treating its users with interesting new surprises packed in Search and several other products.

Using 99 phones, he 'hacked' Maps to show fake traffic

03 Feb 2020

Using 99 phones, he 'hacked' Maps to show fake traffic

When it comes to exploring a city or looking up places, Google Maps serves as the one-stop shop to find routes/directions.

Now, Huawei's phones will feature TomTom's maps

20 Jan 2020

Now, Huawei's phones will feature TomTom's maps

Huawei has struck a deal with TomTom to use its maps and navigational services on its phones.

Google's latest acquisition will make local businesses discoverable online

15 Jan 2020

Google's latest acquisition will make local businesses discoverable online

With the growth of e-commerce and changing online shopping habits, more and more businesses are coming online, taking their products to the public.

Android Auto crosses 100 million downloads on Google Play Store

15 Jan 2020

Android Auto crosses 100 million downloads on Google Play Store

Android Auto, Google's dedicated client for offering Android experience within automobiles, has hit 100 million downloads on the Play Store.

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

16 Dec 2019

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

Google has been introducing a number of capabilities to make Maps better for daily commuters, especially pedestrians.

Soon, Google Maps may show well-lit roads for pedestrians' safety

07 Dec 2019

Soon, Google Maps may show well-lit roads for pedestrians' safety

Over the last few months, Google has been improving Maps with features aimed at helping pedestrians find their way around.

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

05 Dec 2019

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

In a shocking case, a Bengaluru-based man has been duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering a pizza via Zomato.

Now, Google Maps can speak place's names in local language

15 Nov 2019

Now, Google Maps can speak place's names in local language

Among the wide range of products that Google offers, Maps is an essential one.

Now, Google Maps lets you manage public profile data, contributions

12 Nov 2019

Now, Google Maps lets you manage public profile data, contributions

Continuing the effort to give users full control over their data, Google has added a new 'profile management' feature into Maps.

Incognito mode launched for Google Maps: How to use it

02 Nov 2019

Incognito mode launched for Google Maps: How to use it

In a major move, Google is rolling out dedicated Incognito mode for Maps.

Soon, Uber will let you book Delhi Metro tickets

22 Oct 2019

Soon, Uber will let you book Delhi Metro tickets

In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a new 'Public Transport' mode to help Indians plan their commute.

Reliance Jio Diwali Offer: Gift a JioPhone for Rs. 699

21 Oct 2019

Reliance Jio Diwali Offer: Gift a JioPhone for Rs. 699

If you are looking to gift someone a JioPhone, now might be the best time. As part of a limited-time Diwali festive offer, Reliance Jio is offering its popular 4G-enabled feature phone at a special price of Rs. 699.

Now, Google Maps will help visually-challenged people navigate: Here's how

12 Oct 2019

Now, Google Maps will help visually-challenged people navigate: Here's how

Just a day after upgrading Chrome with a handy visual accessibility tool, Google is doing something similar for Maps.

Is Google finally serious about users' privacy? We doubt

02 Oct 2019

Is Google finally serious about users' privacy? We doubt

On the eve of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Google announced new features for its three key products - YouTube, Assistant, and Maps.

Jio Phone available for Rs. 699 during festive season

01 Oct 2019

Jio Phone available for Rs. 699 during festive season

Jio Phone, the smart feature phone from Reliance Jio will become more affordable this festive season.

Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

15 Sep 2019

Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

An Indian security researcher has bagged a cash reward of $6,500 (approximately Rs. 4.6 lakh) from Uber Technologies Inc.

22-year-old mystery of missing man solved, thanks to Google Earth

14 Sep 2019

22-year-old mystery of missing man solved, thanks to Google Earth

Florida resident William Earl Moldt disappeared off the face of the Earth 22 years ago, after a night of drinking in November 1997.