Google Maps received an update today that introduces a couple of potentially useful new features, including a new section that lists notable events happening nearby.
The new Events section lives at the bottom of the Explore tab, where users can find a variety of things listed depending on what’s going on in their location.
Google says Events that appear in the new section can include everything from late night comedy shows to movie screenings in the local park.
Also new in version 4.57, cycling and walking directions now feature a handy elevation chart, offering users an idea of how much physical effort they can expect to exert for the route in [...]
Apple Music this week began rolling out a new section in Browse curated by Deutsche Grammophon, known as one of the biggest classical musical labels in the world. In this section, classical music fans will find featured playlists of specific composers, highlighted radio stations, and all-new visual albums stocked with the „full-length performance“ of select operas (via Engadget).
Specifically, one of the three visual albums is a staging of composer Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, which was held at the 2008 Salzburg Music and Drama Festival. The visual album includes 32 tracks, which can be played all at once and runs for 2 hours and 33 [...]
Apple has announced a new section in the Apple News app dedicated to providing coverage of the U.S. midterm elections from now through to November.
Apple says the new section is designed to help readers follow the latest on the 2018 Midterm Elections with breaking news, exclusive highlights and analysis from trusted sources curated by Apple News‘ team of experienced editors.
Special features will include „The Conversation“, a collection of opinion columns about hot-button issues from sources they may not already follow, and „On the Ground“, which highlights issues that matter to local constituents on the most important races. [...]
Twitter today announced several changes to the desktop and mobile Twitter experience to make relevant breaking news, events, and stories easier to discover.
Going forward, the Explore section of Twitter will be organized using topic tags so users can more quickly see what’s happening in news and entertainment and what’s most relevant to them.
Twitter is also improving search with related news, events, or stories that are listed at the top of search results when you search for something.
Twitter’s „Happening now“ timeline that was introduced last year for sports is being expanded to include breaking and personalized news, with [...]