Waze is facilitating the discovery of compatible charging stations for EV owners
Waze, a navigation app, is adding new features to make it easier for owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to locate suitable charging stations. The updated functions will be accessible in the Waze app’s electric vehicle mode, which already directs users to charging locations and helps them plan their routes to conserve energy.
The new capabilities allow you to add and amend charging station details directly in the app, as well as filter charging stations by connector type and network. Also, users will be able to check real-time charging station details like availability and costs as well as get alerts when their EV is fully charged.
The additional capabilities are intended to make it simpler for EV owners to locate and utilise charging stations, especially as the variety of connector types and charging stations keeps expanding. The community can contribute to the accuracy and completeness of the charging station database thanks to the option to add and amend charging station information.
One of the top navigation apps is Waze, which has more than 140 million users globally. The company’s dedication to sustainability and innovation, as well as its continual efforts to give users the most helpful and pertinent information, are demonstrated by the new features for EV owners.
Free machine translation of Android apps is now available on Google Play
The availability of free translations for Android apps on Google Play makes it simpler for developers to appeal to a larger audience. The new function translates app descriptions and other text components into several languages automatically using Google’s Neural Machine Translation technology.
The free translations are accessible to developers through the Google Play Console and come in 81 different languages. The title, description, and images are just examples of the aspects that developers can choose to translate, as well as the entirety of their programme.
The free translations’ objective is to make it simpler for developers to localise their applications and cater to customers in many nations and areas. Because it increases user engagement and helps users communicate more effectively, localization has been demonstrated to be a critical component of successful apps.
One of the biggest app marketplaces, Google Play offers over 2.8 million apps for download. Developers should find it simpler to compete in the global market and reach people in new areas thanks to the new free translations functionality. Google is fostering inclusion and accessibility for users all across the world by decreasing the entry hurdle for localization.
Two (or four) are preferable to one: Multiview development for YouTube TV
Multiview, a new feature coming to YouTube TV, will let viewers watch up to four channels at once on a single screen. Users will have greater control over their viewing experience thanks to this functionality, which also makes it simpler to follow several shows or events at once.
For a few devices, such as Android Televisions, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, and Roku gadgets, multiview is an option. By tapping the Multiview button on the channel guide and dragging and dropping channels onto each of the four screens, users can choose which channels to watch in Multiview.
A “Switch” button is also part of the new functionality, which enables users to easily change the channel shown on a specific screen without interfering with those on other displays. Users can also browse and choose additional channels to add to Multiview using the channel guide.
Multiview is now available as part of YouTube TV’s continued commitment to enhance the user experience and give users more for their money. Sports enthusiasts and news junkies who frequently wish to follow several events or stories at once may find the function to be especially helpful.
All US subscribers to YouTube TV can now access multiview.
With new titles, Google Play Games for PC will be made available in more European nations
The Android gaming platform Google Play Games is expanding into more European nations, bringing with it more games and features. In addition to other nations in central and eastern Europe, the platform is now accessible in those nations as well: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Iceland, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.
These nations will now have access to new games as well as new features like leaderboards and accomplishments tracking and personalised game suggestions. Users can connect with friends on Google Play Games, play games with them, and engage in friendly competition.
With additional countries in Europe joining the Google Play Games expansion, new games and features are available. The following countries are now able to access the platform in addition to those in central and eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Iceland, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.
These countries will now be able to access new games as well as new features like leaderboards, accomplishment tracking, and customised game recommendations. With Google Play Games, users may chat with their friends, play games with them, and take part in friendly competition.
This new typeface is superior to Comic Sans
The much-maligned Comic Sans font has been replaced by a new one named “Comic Sands,” according to Monotype. For its amateurish appearance and misuse in inappropriate circumstances, Comic Sans, a typeface created in the 1990s for use in Microsoft products, has long drawn criticism.
The new font has a more contemporary and upscale appearance while yet maintaining Comic Sans’ lighthearted, informal vibe. It has a hand-drawn appearance and a rounded, slightly asymmetrical shape that make it appear more organic and natural than typical typefaces.
Comic Sands, according to Monotype, is made to be flexible and adaptable and can be utilised for a range of tasks, including branding, advertising, social media, and digital communications. Both Latin and Russian letters are included in the typeface, which comes in three weights.
While it is still unclear whether Comic Sands will find favour with designers and typographers, Monotype is hopeful that their new font will offer a novel interpretation of a much-derided classic and contribute to change the way we view informal, amusing typography.