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Google Maps improves its directions for visual impairment

Published on 10/12/2019 @ 1 AM EST

The new audio direction feature announces busy crosswalks and more detailed directions. Though Google Maps already offered voice navigation, this service is geared toward those with visual impairments who are walking to a destination. It's currently available in the US in English and Japan in Japanese.

Amazon Music is available on Apple TV

Published on 10/12/2019 @ 1 AM EST

Amazon announced that its streaming service is now active on multiple Apple TV models. This shows that the two giants may actually get along now, especially following Apple Music's launch on Fire TV earlier this year.

Twitter is available on new Mac operating system

Published on 10/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST

Apple just released its most up-to-date operating system, macOS Catalina, and users can now download Twitter for Mac. Though Twitter had discontinued its previous Mac version. However, this new iteration is similar to the Twitter for iPad app.

Apple wants a 5G modem in new phones

Published on 10/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The company set a goal to create its own 5G modem for use in next-generation iPhones by 2022. Apple currently uses Qualcomm modems in its smartphones, but the company would like to develop its own technology.

Microsoft adds new keys to its keyboards

Published on 10/11/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The company announced that its new devices will have dedicated keys for Microsoft Office and emojis. The Bluetooth Keyboard arrives later this month, and the Office key replaces the Windows 10 key. The emoji key will appear next to it, and it launches the Windows 10 emoji chooser.

Essential reveals new “Project Gem” smartphone

Published on 10/10/2019 @ 10 AM EST

With dimensions similar to a TV remote, the touchscreen smartphone features a gem-like shiny finish and widgets instead of apps on the home screen. Essential CEO Andy Rubin refers to the exterior as “Colorshift material.”