Bikers’ Lives made Easier with Google Maps 8.2 Android Upgrade
9to5Google has officially stated that Google upgraded the Maps application functioning on Android devices in such a way so as to make bikers’ lives easier.
The 8.2 upgrade of Google Maps has numerous new features to make cycling a more enjoyable experience. The biking routes can now be changed easily since the update shows the elevations in landscape. The user can also compare the elevation that characterizes various routes. For the time being the application is considered a beta.
Bikers will definitely have a pleasant surprise when they discover the new voice commands. These will inform them on the amount of time necessary to reach a certain destination or will give them useful traffic information. Bikers will know when the next turn comes or where the traffic jams are. Although the update has been launched, it will take a few days until all devices running on Android get it.
Google has also launched an upgrade for the Maps application functioning on the iOS gadgets. The users can see the search results on the map. This makes the entire process of identifying a place much easier and less time consuming.
The 3.2.0 version of Google Maps has an enlarged Explorer characteristic. Google has described this new feature as being similar to a local guide that is able to show the user various places and can suggest activities in accordance with the time of the day and the location. The appointments as well as the reservations scheduled in Gmail are going to appear in the Maps application as well.
This upgrade has arrived just in time since Apple is struggling to get the users’ attention on its own Maps application which will be functional with its iOS 8.
It has been discovered by people working at Cult of Mac that the applications will give access to different transit directions as well as other features that were not presented during WWDC- the 2014 edition.
Cult of Mac says that Apple obtained the free transit application named Embark. The event took place in the autumn of 2013. The transit mapping information is going to be inserted in the Apple Maps. Cult of Mac does not know for sure if this feature is going to be available by the time iOS 8 is released.
However, it is sure that Apple has decided to give users everything they ask for. Thus, the users will have direct links to various maps applications while the Flyover City Tours will point out the most fashionable places in important cities across the globe. Moreover, Apple is going to update the location information every day. It is also important to mention that the iCloud.com beta has been recently joined by the Apple Maps service.
The Moto 360 smart watch has been tested by its producing company for some time now. Since the Moto 360 is a circular watch, it should have been launched later in the year. However, various sources hint that the smart watch will be launched in Chicago on the 4th of September.
BestBuy claims that the new Motorola smart watch will be sold at the price of 249 US dollars. The device it is said to have an OLED screen of 1.5 inch with a resolution of about 320×290 pixels. It is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device is supposed to be functioning on a processor of the Texas Instruments type and it has a random access memory of 512 megabytes. It will be functioning on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The wearable will resist underwater for half an hour at the depth of 3.3 meter. It will come equipped with an optical monitor for the heart rate and a pedometer. Case will be of steal while the back of plastic. It will have a leather band which will be closed with a metal buckle. The battery will be a lithium ion one. It will have voice activation and vibrations for alerts.
Motorola might have to face competition from Apple as there are lots of rumors claiming that Apple is going to unveil its smart watch at the launch of its iPhone 6 which is scheduled for the 9th of September.The Moto 360 has got the attention of gadget fans but it is necessary to be launched before Apple hits the market with its own device. The famous iWatch is supposed to be launched in 2014 but nobody knows when Apple decides to present it to its customers.
With everything happening in the world today, it is hard to tell if anything you do is protected any longer. Some people have acknowledged this level of invasion as something that they do not care about, do not need to concern about, or simply cannot do anything to stop from happening. This should not be the case. No one should involuntarily stop trying their right to confidentiality. Many people simply cannot allow it because of the delicate information that they work on.
Many federal government agencies have overstepped their limit in the eyes of many citizens, by overreaching in their scope of how far they go in collecting information. The one thing that has not been known is that authorities agencies may be stepping on the toes of other agencies, either government or non-government, who absolutely last by secrecy. Not everyone realizes what the other is doing, nor should they in an perfect world. Barriers must be held in place in certain circumstances.
Android and iPhones have proven to be unreliable when considering to encryption email and data security. These common devices were relatively limited to the status of toys when it comes to industrial or professional grade protection against espionage at any level. No one understands where the compromise begins and ends with these kinds of platforms whose very devices was born with the idea of giving access to those who required it from certain levels.
This is not true with the Blackberry pgp encrypted mobile phone. It doesn’t appear to be the concerted target of any identified or unidentified corporations at the hardware level. Regardless, it still requires strong security at the software level. Here is where PGP encryption software come. Using this carefully manufactured and personalized solution, folk using pgp blackberry phones with the pgp encryption software correctly installed and configured may have peace of mind again that their information is not available to anybody except the intended targets.
This is a massive benefit, and a comfort to the business and private sector. Being able to shut out prying eyes and nosy ears is a advantage. Now, it’s an inexpensive instrument which is available through only a select group. Right now, the best choice of this technology is a organization called TopPGP. They make their product available straight from their website. They are offering worldwide blackberry pgp encryption phones since 2004. This is a extremely trusted and trusted company in the pgp encryption software industry.
Currently, it seems possible to take back your world, and send and receive very sensitive confidential information. Naturally, the government is not happy about this. They continue to press for laws opposing this type of software, openly acknowledging that they are helpless against it. What comes around goes around. Nowadays, you reap what you sew. Some will say that it’s Karma. And others, like Blackberry Encrypted Phones, would say care about your own business!
Apple has worked hard to prepare the grounds for its new MacBook Air equipped with Retina Display. The company lowered the prices of the present stock in the hope of reducing the number of units available before the MacBook Air hits the market. There have been retailers who offered discount coupons for students buying the available MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air.
It is believed that Apple will release two models of the new MacBook Air. It is also said that for the time being Apple is centering its resources to produce the MacBook Air having 12 inch. The new MacBook Airs will be functioning on the 14 nm Broadwell chips produced by Intel.
Unfortunately, Intel had some problems with its production lines and for this reason Apple had to postpone the launch of the new MacBook Air. Intel has announced that the Broadwell chip production problem has been solved and the company will be able to deliver its products before the holiday season.
But Intel will make only certain models of the Broadwell chips and it has said that the M chips will be available for shipping. The MacBook Air functions of U chips, which will probably arrive at the assembly line in 2015. Thus, Apple will be forced to release its MacBook Air in 2015.
It is obvious that the Broadwell U chips will be followed immediately by the launch of the MacBook Air with Retina Display. These chips are used instead of the Haswell chips present in the older versions of MacBook Air. The chip will increase the battery life of the laptop computers with almost 30 per cent
But until the Broadwell U chips are produced, Apple cannot start the production of the new MacBook Air and has to postpone the release date for 2015.
Amazon has prepared a new service for all its eBook readers. The company hopes to engage clients in a similar manner as it did with the Amazon Prime. However, there is a difference in price. Thus, Kindle Unlimited is going to offer uses a non-restriction access to more than 600.000 eBooks as long as they pay 9.9 US dollars per month.
The service can be used if a person has devices functioning on Kindle or if he/she Kindle applications. The service also goes with the Kindle cloud reader.
Just to tease users, Amazon is offering them a free trial of thirty days. Clients who decide to pay for the service will be given as a bonus a three month trail for Amazon’s Audible service.
The Senior Vice President of Kindle, Russ Grandinetti, declared that Kindle Unlimited was the most efficient method to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks at the same time. He has pointed out that due to the thousands of audiobooks extant in the Whispersync for Voice, one can switch effortlessly from reading to listening to a novel, manual or any other reading piece. Thus, the story can go on even if the user has no time to continue to reading process.
However, the service has certain limitations. Kindle Unlimited does not work with all important publishing house, though it can offer readers famous and loved books such as The Lord of the Rings, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series or J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter. Unfortunately, for the time being the service is available only to users living on the US territory.