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Google Maps and Google Home Updated for iPhone X

Google today delivered updates to its Google Maps and Google Home applications for the iPhone X. Both apps have been adjusted to account for the iPhone X's taller screen aspect ratio. The updated apps also resolve some bugs and other performance issues. Google has now updated the majority of its core apps for the iPhone X, save for Gmail. Google Maps and Google Home are free to download from the…

Google Assistant Gains Local Contractor Smarts

Google says an update to the Google Assistant app for Android and iOS will let people perform searches for more local information, businesses, and service providers. For example, people can say "Ok Google, find me a plumber" to their device, the app will ask some follow-up questions, and then supply a list of local options for plumbers on the smartphone screen. Results cards will include ratings and contact information, and…

MacX Video Converter Pro, a 4K video converter for Mac

This post is presented by Digiarty, maker of MacX Video Converter. Thanks to iPhone 8 and iPhone X, 4K video is now the norm. 4K video looks incredible, but it also means a lot of super-high-definition content to manage. Having a powerful converter app is essential to making sure that video looks as good as […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Watch just got way better at spotting heart problems

The Apple Watch just got a whole lot more indispensable! Today, two major heart-related developments mean Apple’s wearable device could one day save your life. Firstly, Apple teamed up with Stanford Medicine to launch an Apple Watch heart app that looks for deadly atrial fibrillation. It alerts users when they experience irregular heart rhythms, and can actually […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple’s quick fix for macOS breaks file sharing

Apple’s quick fix for a major security flaw in macOS High Sierra has resulted in another issue for some users. The update introduces yet another bug that breaks file sharing, but Apple has published instructions on how to repair it. Remember when Apple software was as sturdy as a tank? That’s not the case anymore. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS Now Available to All

Microsoft today said its Edge browser for Android and iOS has exited preview and is now available as a final, public application. Microsoft Edge for mobile devices ports over popular desktop features, include Favorites, Reading List, New Tab Page, and Reading View. It can sync bookmarks and browser history with the desktop and includes a built-in QR code reader. This final version of the app adds Roaming Passwords, which allow…

LG's Mobile Business Gets a New CEO

LG today announced a handful of changes to its leadership that the company hopes will lead to stronger performance of its mobile phone business. The company named Hwang Jeong-hwan as president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications. Juno Cho, the previous president, will take a new role within LG Corp. LG has also named Dr. Park Il-pyung as CTO. Prior to his appointment as CTO, Dr. Park served as the…

HTC Pushing Android 8 Oreo to the U11 Life

Owners of the unlocked variant of the HTC U11 Life can expect to receive Android 8 Oreo over the coming days, according to HTC exec Mo Versi. HTC has made the system update available and will roll it out beginning today. Versi did not say if or when carrier variants of the U11 Life will receive the update. HTC's flagship handset, the U11, received Android 8 Oreo earlier this week.…

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