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How Google's AR Maps API can change the face of more than just AR gaming

5 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Google and Unity are collaborating to bring an SDK to developers that could potentially turn the real world into our gaming playground.
At the 2018 Games Developer Conference, Google spoke about ARCore and its newly announced Google Maps API for game developers. What started with examples of how games could be played in the real world, unveiled a deeper level of possibility that I'm excited to see in the future.
When you think about a Google Maps API, I'm sure you're thinking, "Pokémon GO." That's what I first thought. But that only scratches the surface of what this new developer cool can...
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Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

It's always about the money. No matter what some young kid who dropped out of college says when he launches his new app, the goal is monetization. After all, it is what makes the world go round. And when Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion back in 2012, the big question was how would Facebook turn a profit on the acquisition? Courting advertisers was one solution, and offering subscribers a way to purchase merchandise directly from the app was another revenue producing idea.
Instagram started testing this shopping feature back in 2016. Products are tagged in photos posted on the ...
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Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

5 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Get ready for a veritable tidal wave of augmented reality apps coming to your Android phone. Google announced during GDC 2018 that 60-plus ARCore apps are landing on the Google Play Store today, boosting the lineup of already available Android AR apps and games. As a refresh, ARCore is the Google platform that lets developers create augmented reality experiences for Android phones. Using a phone's camera, the app tracks your position in real-time and places digitally rendered objects onto the real world, making for even more immersive experiences. Today's news comes a few weeks after...
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Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

5 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Whenever it has new tech, Google generally comes up with some crazy experiments to go along with it. This week we've seen a ton of new development in ARCore , and that includes a fun new app directly from Google itself...
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Top 10 Best Android Apps - Antivirus - September 2018

Top 10 Best Android Apps - Antivirus - September 2018

There are a lot of threats roaming around the Internet, and even though many people will tell you that an antivirus app is not necessary for Android, many of you probably... Read more ...

Google Home Reportedly Randomly Activating Overnight

Google Home Reportedly Randomly Activating Overnight

In short: Many users have been reporting that they have noticed some activations going on with their Google Home or other Google Assistant-enabled speaker, overnight when they... Read more ...

Google Maps now works with Apple CarPlay

Google Maps now works with Apple CarPlay

Up until now the default and only navigation app available on Apple CarPlay was Apple Maps. The latest version of iOS changes this bt introducing a long-awaited feature... Read more ...

Telegram for iOS to be replaced with new app based on Apple's Swift language

Telegram for iOS to be replaced with new app based on Apple's Swift language

Telegram founder Pavel Durov recently revealed that the Telegram app for iOS will soon be replaced with a new app that's faster, slicker and more efficient. iPhone users have... Read more ...

Google adds Linux app support to Chrome OS

Google adds Linux app support to Chrome OS

Google has rolled out the latest version of its Chrome operating system, which brings a flurry of new features and Linux app support. The tech giant announced it would bring... Read more ...

Google Maps No Works With Apple CarPlay In iOS 12

Google Maps No Works With Apple CarPlay In iOS 12

Apple recently released their new iOS 12 software, one of the features is the software is support for more third party apps in Apple CarPlay, this includes more mapping apps... Read more ...

Google Maps and iOS 12 update bring reliable directions to Apple CarPlay

Google Maps and iOS 12 update bring reliable directions to Apple CarPlay

When Apple announced that iOS 12 would enable Apple CarPlay to work with third-party navigation apps, including Google Maps, all we could repeatedly ask was 'Are we there yet?'... Read more ...

YouTube Gaming goes web-only from March, as Google kills standalone app

YouTube Gaming goes web-only from March, as Google kills standalone app

YouTube Gaming was launched in 2015 to give video game enthusiasts a place to watch and engage with game streamers, chat with other gamers, follow game pages and to provide a... Read more ...

How to turn off your Kids Cell Phone - Geek News Central

How to turn off your Kids Cell Phone - Geek News Central

Ever asked the question how do I turn off my kid's cell phone? Well, there is hope as Google has introduced Google Family Link which gives you parents a lot of power in... Read more ...

Things 3 Update Brings Siri Shortcuts for iOS 12, Siri Watch Face Support in...

Things 3 Update Brings Siri Shortcuts for iOS 12, Siri Watch Face Support in watchOS 5

The great to-do app Things 3 has just received a nice update taking advantage of new iOS 12 and watchOS 5 features. Ready for Apple Watch Series 4 Version 3.7 of the app offers... Read more ...