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Google Maps 4.6 Available for Android
Very recently ,at the time of writing, Google announced Google Maps v4.6. Thanks to XDA Member MenoDev for pointing out this recent development. As for the features of the update, we can expect to see:
- Enhanced Review Interface
- Search Filtering based on multiple variables such as location, distance, and ratings.
- Search for businesses/restaurants that are currently open
- Related searches
- Works for Android 1.6+ Devices
This update also features real time updating from Google Latitude using the new integration features. The app is available on the market now, so go update your Google Maps! The discussion thread is located here.
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Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...