Tag Archive: Expands


Google Maps’ For You feature expands to iOS, 130 new countries for Android

For You is available in over 40 countries for iOS.

When Google Maps got its big visual refresh back in June, one of the new features it introduced was something called “For You.” For You is a section in Maps that recommends new places to check out based on your preferences, lets you know about new restaurants that open, and events happening in your area.

Today, Google’s announcing that For You is now expanding to 130+ additional  [Read More…]

New Android Auto update expands messaging and media features

Google this week unveiled a new series of features for Android Auto to make it easier to view messages or search for music, books and podcasts while you’re on the move. As always Google says the new features add more convenience without sacrificing safety.

First off, the media library in Android Auto has a new look and layout with larger images for the album art, so you can easily identify what you songs you want to hear.

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Essential Phone expands to the UK, France, and Japan

You can also buy the phone from Essential.com in Canada.

It’s been almost a year since the Essential Phone was first revealed last May, and during that time, we’ve seen countless software updates that have continually made the phone better and better. Now, Essential is bringing the phone and all of its accessories to France, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The Essential Phone has only been available in the United States and Canada, so this expanded release  [Read More…]

Motiv Ring adds Alexa compatibility, expands to Android

Motiv Ring will finally be available or users of Android phones. On top of that, the Ring-shaped wearable has also gained Alexa compatibility.

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Project Fi expands international coverage to 170 markets

The app will also let you know if you’re covered for an upcoming trip.

Google’s Project Fi saw a big update this past January in the form of a new feature called “Bill Protection.” This essentially gave Project Fi an $ 80/month unlimited plan, and just about a month since that launch, the service is gaining a couple new tricks focused on international coverage.

First off, Project Fi is now available to use in 37 additional countries  [Read More…]

Twitter character limit expands from 140 to 280 to encourage more English tweets

Twitter has become a thriving social media platform for brevity, with the company making changes all the time (such as the introduction of Twitter Lite earlier this year for less-than-stellar cellular data networks) to encourage growing participation by its growing user base. While the company is famous for its 140-character limit, its brevity has proven […]

LG expands Google Assistant across its smart device portfolio

LG manufactures a wide range of devices, many of which are connected or smart. LG today has announced that almost 87 of its Wi-Fi connected LG smart home appliances are now compatible with Google Assistant. Including washing machines and dryers, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, vacuums, and air purifiers, customers are now able to hook their appliances […]

Bixby Voice expands to the UK, Canada, Australia and 200 other countries

Samsung’s Bixby Voice service has expanded to more than 200 countries — as long as you speak English.

Well, it’s finally happened, just not in the way many expected. Samsung has announced that Bixby Voice, its assistant-slash-intelligent-interface, is going to be available in more than 200 countries starting today, including Canada, the UK, Australia, and South Africa. Why point out these in particular? Because the service is still only going to be accessible in U.S. English, along with its  [Read More…]

YouTube TV expands into 10 new markets

Google has announced that YouTube TV will expand into 10 new markets including Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, Charlotte, and more.

Ubiquiti Networks expands retail availability of its AmpliFi HD Mesh Wi-Fi system

Ubiquiti Networks’ AmpliFi HD Mesh Wi-Fi system is an internet solution for a wholly modern day problem: spotty residential Wi-Fi coverage. You’ve probably heard the term “mesh networking” before, touted as the next-generation of wireless networks. But what does a mesh network do exactly? Basically, it uses multiple antennas to deliver a stronger, more consistent […]