A new feature rolling out for Google Maps will allow iOS and Android users to message local businesses with their queries without having to leave the GPS-based navigation app.
The feature is an extension of Google’s real-time business-to-customer messaging service that the company introduced in select countries last year.
Businesses that signed up to the service include a Message button on their Business Profiles on Google Search allowing people to get in touch, and those same messages are set to appear in the side menu of Google Maps. This from the Google blog:
Sending messages to businesses gives you the opportunity to ask questions without [...]
Twitter has changed the way the Explore tab works in its official iOS app, with entries now organized based on topic and divided up into separate navigable sections.
Twitter says the update should make exploring the platform easier than ever, with users able to find trending tweets on specific topics by tapping the designated tabs for news, sports, fun, and entertainment.
Starting today in the US, we’re making it easier than ever for you to explore Explore. Tabs at the top of the page organize all the best Tweets, picked just for you. Perusing topics like news, sports, fun, and entertainment is now just a quick tap away! [...]
Best Buy today opened up another pre-Black Friday sale, calling this one its „Beat the Rush“ sale and offering customers savings on iPhone XS and XS Max, 4K TVs, Beats headphones, Philips Hue lights, certified refurbished AirPods, and more. This sale will last through Saturday, November 17 at 11:59 p.m. CT, so if you see anything you’re interested in be sure to make your purchase before the discounts expire.
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Some of the deals in the Beat the Rush sale — like the iPhone [...]
Twelve South today announced updated versions of its BookBook, Journal, and SurfacePad case accessories, which were built to fit the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.
BookBook combines an iPhone shell case with a wallet case that can hold five cards, and includes a pocket for cash. The case also folds into a display stand for hands-free usage, and if you ever want to remove the iPhone from the wallet, the separate shell case keeps protecting the smartphone.
BookBook comes in black and cognac, and costs $59.99 for the iPhone XS version, and $69.99 for the iPhone XS Max and XR versions.
Journal has many of the same features as BookBook, but with a [...]