Android-based Google Maps to begin displaying traffic lights

Google Maps app on phone

The feature is meant to help drivers to better anticipate what will be on the road ahead. The Google Maps app already provides substantial information to road users regarding the route they intend to take to reach their destination. Soon, this info will also include traffic lights along the way. Traffic lights represent one of the largest unknown variables when using the navigation app. This new Google Maps feature is seen as potentially beneficial for a number of reasons. To start, it will help road users to be able to…

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India launches widespread Chinese app ban, citing security concerns

Chinese app ban - TikTok app

Among the applications that have been blocked in the country is the popular TikTok. The Indian government has implemented a sweeping Chinese app ban in the country, taking away dozens of mobile applications, including TikTok. The country cited security concerns such as data and privacy issues associated with the applications. This new Chinese app ban has arrived at a time in which geopolitical tensions between the two countries have been particularly high. In June, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops. The region is…

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iPhone digital car key will be a tech first through BMW

Digital car key - Key Fob BMW

The owner will be able to share this access to the vehicle with up to five other smartphones. BMW and Apple have recently announced a new digital car key solution that will be rolling out for iPhones, representing a first for the automaker. The new app based unlocking system will use near field communication technology for keyless entry. The system was announced at Apple’s yearly World Wide Developers Conference on Monday. The digital car key system is compatible with iOS 13 and will also work with the upcoming iOS 14.…

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WhatsApp mobile payments launching its service in Brazil

WhatsApp Mobile Payments - WhatsApp on smartphone

The South American country will be the first to try the new Facebook owned transactions. Facebook is launching its WhatsApp mobile payments service for the first time in Brazil. The country is often the site of initial digital services due to its massive online population. Brazilian users will be able to use this new transaction service to be able to send money securely. The WhatsApp mobile payments will make it possible for a user to send money or buy a product or service from a merchant, all within the chatting…

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Google Meet launches new AI-based background noise cancellation feature

Google Meet - video conference on desktop

The technology giant has unveiled an upgrade that could offer a serious advantage over Zoom. The new AI-powered Google Meet background noise cancellation feature has started rolling out across its various platforms. The roll-out is starting in G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers. The initial Google Meet update rollout will head to the web, followed by iOS and Android later on. The new noise cancellation feature has been designed for the seamless removal of unwanted sounds from the audio of a streamed meeting. This can include…

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