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Google Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Electric vehicles still make up a relatively small portion of cars on the road, and places to refuel them aren't nearly as ubiquitous as gas stations. Google is taking steps to make living an EV lifestyle a little less of a pain, adding new information about charging stations to Google Maps starting this week.

When you search a term like "EV station" or "electric vehicle chargers," Maps will turn up results of exactly that, complete with little EV charger icons.

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Google Maps is making it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps to put star ratings right on the map

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Everyone's favorite Map app has gone through some pretty major design changes in recent months, but smaller adjustments happen all the time that could easily go unnoticed. The most recent of those that we've been made aware of is the introduction of star ratings for bars and restaurants right in the map view.

 

Before and after, with added stardust.

Our APK teardown master Cody first spotted it a few weeks ago, but now it seems to be rolling out more widely.

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Google Maps to put star ratings right on the map was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: AR+ is live] Pokémon Go v0.123.1 to bring AR+, Gen IV critters, and more (APK Download)

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Pokémon Go is still alive and kicking. Earlier this year, players finally got the ability to trade monsters with friends, a hallmark of the core Pokémon series fans had been asking for since the game's launch.

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[Update: AR+ is live] Pokémon Go v0.123.1 to bring AR+, Gen IV critters, and more (APK Download) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pocket gets a makeover in v7.0 and improves listening feature

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

 

Since it was acquired by Mozilla last year, Pocket has continued to be regularly updated with useful new features. Today's update to version 7.0.1.2 is the biggest for some time, and it comes with a visual refresh and a new listening experience — Pocket is trying to be more like a podcast app.

The ability to listen to content you might normally read is growing in popularity, especially as we can save time by listening while on the move or doing some other task.

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Pocket gets a makeover in v7.0 and improves listening feature was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pokémon Go v0.123.1 to bring AR+, Gen IV critters, and more [APK Download]

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Pokémon Go is still alive and kicking. Earlier this year, players finally got the ability to trade monsters with friends, a hallmark of the core Pokémon series fans had been asking for since the game's launch. Now, a new update is set to bring enhanced augmented reality (AR+) and creatures from the Sinnoh region featured in the series' fourth generation of games.

AR+ arrived on iPhones months ago, but it's only now making its way to Android.

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Pokémon Go v0.123.1 to bring AR+, Gen IV critters, and more [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update x2: APK Download] Google’s AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new ‘Playmoji’ packs

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Ahead of its hardware event today, even Google is leaking its own announcements.

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[Update x2: APK Download] Google's AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new 'Playmoji' packs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: More info] Google’s AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new ‘Playmoji’ packs

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Ahead of its hardware event today, even Google is leaking its own announcements. Earlier this morning, the company posted a $25 off deal when purchasing a Chromecast Ultra and not-yet-announced Google Home Hub. Now, it's posted to the Play Store four new AR "Playmoji" packs for its newly-renamed Playground app, none of which can currently be downloaded.

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[Update: More info] Google's AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new 'Playmoji' packs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new ‘Playmoji’ packs

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Ahead of its hardware event today, even Google is leaking its own announcements. Earlier this morning, the company posted a $25 off deal when purchasing a Chromecast Ultra and not-yet-announced Google Home Hub. Now, it's posted to the Play Store four new AR "Playmoji" packs for its newly-renamed Playground app, none of which can currently be downloaded.

Playground, formerly AR Stickers, is an app that allows users with compatible phones to add three-dimensional augmented reality "stickers" to their camera views, taking photos and videos of the characters.

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Google's AR Stickers app is now Playground, with four new 'Playmoji' packs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Logi Circle app updated with camera grid rearrangement, new settings layout, and more

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Logitech was among the first companies to embrace the new wave of cloud-connected home security cameras with its Circle line. Now, everyone makes them. Logitech's Android app has been a little lacking in the past, but it has made solid improvements over time. The latest update includes a few long-awaited features, too.

Here's the changelog for Circle v3.3.

  • Updated settings menu for quicker access to all your cameras
  • Rearrange the multi-camera view in the settings menu
  • New multi-camera view with grid layout
  • See timestamps for your cameras' snapshots in the multi-camera view
  • Menu item update - Privacy Mode replaced by Recording
  • App updates and improvements

In the newly revamped settings menu, you'll find the cameras right at the top.

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Logi Circle app updated with camera grid rearrangement, new settings layout, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Drive for Android is about to get a Material Design refresh

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Google is continuing to slowly update all of its apps to a refreshed Material Design style (MD 2.0, to some) and the latest product to get this treatment is Google Drive on Android — the web version has already been updated. It's not actually live yet, but the code is there ready to go, so we can expect it to roll out to users soon.

The screenshots come courtesy of XDA Developers in collaboration with Kieron Quinn, and there aren't too many surprises in view of Google's other recent redesigns.

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Google Drive for Android is about to get a Material Design refresh was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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