Technology & ComputingHow the search maps feature in Google Maps can help you grow your business
The benefits of using Google Maps are not just restricted to giving directions. If you are running a business, the benefits go way beyond that. The Search Google maps feature can prove to be an effective tool for businesses in building a trust factor among their target audience. The Google Street Maps feature allows customers to take a virtual tour of the business. This can be an effective way of attracting customers to your business.
There are many more benefits to the “find street maps” feature in Google Maps for business owners. Some of them are mentioned here.
It builds a connection with your audience
With the help of street maps feature, owners can humanize their businesses. This gives a boost to the comfort level of the customers, and they feel more connected to the place even before visiting it. The comfort also increases the likeliness of the customers choosing your business over your competitors’. Giving a virtual tour of your business also tells the customer that you are trustworthy and you have nothing to hide from them. Rather, you are comfortable disclosing everything to them.
The street maps feature enables 3D accessibility easily. The feature provides a 360-degree tour as soon as the user looks for some results. With so many options to choose from, more and more users are using this feature to pick what’s best for them. When your business shows up on find street maps results, the customers get an idea of what they are getting offered and how your products and services fulfill their needs.
Using street view for marketing
Street view maps can be a part of the marketing campaign easily. When you put a 360-degree view of the business on the map, you don’t have to go back to it for regular maintenance. It will be stored there forever, and your customers can interact with your photos every day. This can work wonders for small businesses that might not have enough resources at hand for daily maintenance and yet need to be in touch with the customers on a daily basis.
It aids the research process
It is a common part of the process for consumers to do online research before actually going out to a store or a restaurant. This online research can be done easily with the help of the street maps feature. Customers could get to know your business better if it has been listed on this feature. If it interests them, there are chances that they might pick your business over others.
Technology & ComputingHow to find street maps in the Look Around feature of Apple Maps
After a wait of almost 12 years, Apple Maps has launched its feature to find street maps. There are several attractions to talk about and the interface is clean, as you’d expect from any Apple product. For its Look Around feature, Apple Maps makes use of parallax to make sure that users get a 3D-like depth. The Look Around feature is extremely easy to use. This article talks about two primary ways in which the Look Around feature can be accessed on Apple Maps.
Use with an address
Open Maps on your Apple device. Manually enter the name of the place or the address that you wish to look around in the bar at the bottom that reads, “Search for a place or addresses.” You’ll get a number of selections and you need to pick the correct address out of these. The location’s map will open and then you can choose either of two options.
There’ll be a binocular icon on the top right corner if you wish to continue with a look around in a minimized way. If the app has the location’s data for Look Around, a Look Around pop-up will be available. To see the image in full screen, there are two arrows towards the top left side of the screen. To exit, you can simply press Done.
The other option is if you’d like to watch on full-screen mode immediately. Look Around preview is available below the address. If you press on the preview image, the image opens in full-screen mode. You can press Done or minimize once you’re finished viewing in full-screen mode.
You can simply drop the dropper of Apple Maps at a location to look around even if you do not know the address of a location. This, however, will only work when Look Around will be available in that particular area. More often than not, you must zoom in very deep for Apple to identify the location. If you’re not zoomed in enough, the binoculars option will not show up.
This is how you do it. Open Maps and go to a specific location. Keep zooming in till you find the icon of binoculars on the top right corner. A specific spot will be chosen by Google somewhere in the area selected by you. The preview of Look Around will then take you around the place, and you can then view different areas.
Technology & ComputingEverything about the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung officially launched new products during its Unpacked event that was held on February 11th, 2020 in San Francisco. The products unveiled in the event are their four new flagship smartphones, including the mammoth Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Samsung also released new wireless earbuds that will now be competing against Apple’s Airpods. All phones from the Galaxy S20 series will be made available to the public starting from March 6, 2020.
Let’s take an in-depth look at the features of the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
With Ultra, you get a massive 6.9 inches Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X display. The display has a 120Hz refresh rate and Quad HD+ resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels and 511ppi density. It also comes with a robust Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra stands out from the other phones because of the camera setup. It features a 108MP wide-angle primary camera with a 48MP Telephoto camera and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens. The phone is capable of zooming up to 100x and can still manage to capture superb resolution images. All S20 devices can capture 8K videos at 24fps. The phone also comes with a 40-megapixel selfie camera with an F2.2 aperture lens.
The hardware is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset for the smooth functioning of the device. Its storage options include 128GB, 256GB with 12GB of RAM and 512GB with 16GB of RAM. One of the great things about Samsung’s latest S20 variants is they support the revolutionary 5G connectivity because of the high-tech Snapdragon 865 chipset.
The phone is powered by an enormous 5000mAh battery. Samsung has also improved its wireless charging speed with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0. The fast charging feature is compatible with both wired and wireless phones.
The starting price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is $1,399, which makes it $299 more expensive than Apple’s latest iPhone 11 Pro.
Apart from the high-end Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, other S20 devices that launched in the Unpacked event are Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. Both the latter devices feature almost the same camera setup except the S20 Plus, which has an added DepthVision camera for portrait shots. The company also launched its new, pioneering foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip during the event. Also, its newly launched wireless earbuds, Galaxy Buds+ is expected to have a battery life of 11 hours which can be extended to another 11 hours with its charging case.
Technology & ComputingSamsung Galaxy’s smartest line-up to date
Every year, Samsung launches new products during the annual Galaxy Unpacked event. This year was no different. The brand announced an upgrade to its flagship Galaxy and unveiled a brand-new addition to the Samsung Galaxy line, namely S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, along with some other affordable range of phones and accessories.
Galaxy S20 Series
The new Galaxy series comes with a handful of upgrades. These phones have upgraded batteries, better privacy protection, smarter AI-integrated camera functions, enhanced screen, and better gaming experience. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra especially has a smartly structured multi-lens camera that can provide a zoom of up to 100X. Some unique new features include the space zoom, 8K videos, anti-rolling stabilization, and the intriguing single-take mode. The single-take mode enables videos and pictures to be clicked and shot without you having to press down on the shutter button repeatedly.
The three new additions to the Galaxy line are aimed at providing users with better overall-smartphone experience along with 5G support. Yes, you read that right! These phones are 5G-enabled. This also gives Samsung a 7-month head start to Apple’s much-anticipated launch of 5G phones. The S20 phones will be officially available starting March 6 and are said to be ranged around $1,000 and above, depending on the model and specs.
The quite predictably named Galaxy Buds+, Samsung’s wireless earbuds, were also unveiled at the said event. Boasting of a battery backup for a solid 11 hours, these are surely a leap in the right direction from their precursors, Gear Iconx. The plus side of these is that they are priced around $149 and are compatible even with iOS. For everyone avoiding the Airpods, pre-orders start February 14 and will be available in stores March 6 onwards.
The event held at San Francisco also saw a glimpse of Samsung’s renewed attempt at bringing in flip-smartphones. After its unfortunate failed attempt with the Galaxy Fold, it is going to be interesting to see how Galaxy Z Flip unfolds. Costing about $1,380, it is $100 cheaper than its rival Motorola Razr. The folding mechanism on the Z Flip allows you to leave it halfway open which is an advantage for tripod-free time-lapse videos and hands-free video calls.
While the unpacked event has caused many to have some new phone goals, it still is a hefty price to pay. However, considering the features, we are quite excited to see how the users feel.
Technology & ComputingSamsung Galaxy S20 Plus – The future of communications
As of 12th February 2020, Samsung Electronics has unveiled the S20 series, which claims to be built for the future of communication. The line-up for this release is fabulous and comprises 5G flagship devices that come with AI camera technologies.
Everything about the Samsung Galaxy S20 series press release
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was unveiled during the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco. The series brings three new models: the Samsung Galaxy S20, the Samsung Galaxy S20+, and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. All the devices in the series come with a variety of new features, including the new One UI 2 interface, smooth gaming, 5G connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Buds+, and an AI-powered camera.
Sounds fancy! Let us take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S20+ to gauge whether it is worth its price.
What makes the Samsung Galaxy S20+ stand out?
Since the release accommodates a series of devices, they are all bound to have certain similar specifications, like the Android version, the number of sensors, authentication methods, and the supported audio and video playback formats. At the same time, the phones in the series vary in terms of the colors, screen size, dimensions, and storage.
The Galaxy S20+, which is available for $1,199.99, comes in three colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cosmic Black, whereas the Galaxy Ultra comes in just two colors. The size of the screen also varies among the devices. While the S20+ has a screen size of 6.7 inches, the S20 and S20 Ultra have screens of 6.2 and 6.9 inches, respectively. The S20+ also has a quad rear camera and weighs 186g. In terms of internal storage, you can choose from three options of 512GB, 256GB, and 128GB for the S20+, and it comes with a typical battery capacity of 4500mAh.
The series will be officially launched in stores on 6 March, 2020, but online pre-orders for the phones will begin from 21 February. However, the pre-ordered phones will only be delivered after the series is made available in stores on 6 March.
Technology & ComputingSamsung Galaxy S20 – The new-age smartphone
After much anticipation, Samsung finally unveiled its latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S20. At their first Unpacked event of the year held in San Francisco on 11th February 2020, the company brought together industry experts, analysts, and reporters to announce and exhibit all their latest products, from foldable smartphones to brand new Galaxy Buds. However, the highlight of the hour-long live-streamed event was the Galaxy S20. Coincidently, the entire event was shot with and streamed from S20 phones!
Curious about what’s new in the Galaxy S20? Here’s a lowdown of the specs of the latest offering by Samsung:
- Camera: Leapfrogging through the naming scheme, Samsung skipped a few numbers and unveiled the S20 right after the S10. It seems like the company advanced the camera capabilities as well. The new S20 has a huge image sensor and a 64MP optical telephoto camera along with a 12MP main and 12MP ultra-wide camera that renders rich images with stunning clarity. Additionally, the phone comes with Space Zoom technology that combines Super Resolution Zoom and Hybrid Optic Zoom for 30X zooming capability. What’s more? The camera has pro-grade filming capability that allows excellent 8K video shooting, even in the bumpiest of situations with its anti-rolling stabilization, AI motion analysis, and Super Steady features.
- Display and memory: With a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen, the Galaxy S20 is quite sleek. At 3200 X 1440 resolution, the phone has an Infinity-O near bezel-less full-frontal screen, which is HDR10+ certified.
- Gaming: Powered by Android 10 and 5G connectivity, the S20 takes mobile gaming to another level. Its 120Hz display promises a superbly smooth gaming experience. Moreover, the combination of a 12GB RAM fast processor and a game booster along with audio tuning by AKG offers the most optimal setting for peak gaming performance. With Samsung’s partner Microsoft launching its famous Forza Street on Galaxy Store, this will be the first time that the game will come to mobile.
- Entertainment: The best part about the S20 is its pro-grade camera, which has got Samsung and Netflix to collaborate and put out some bonus content for popular Netflix Originals. Also, S20 users can get access to Netflix content with improved Galaxy integration through Samsung Daily, Finder, and Bixby.
- Availability and pricing: The S20 is available in a range of colors including Cloud Pink, Cosmic Gray, and Cloud Blue. The phone will be available for sale from March 6th, 2020. The expected price of the S20 is around $999.
Loaded with the most powerful next-generation features, the Samsung Galaxy S20 stole the show at the Samsung Unpacked event. Along with the S20, the company also unveiled S20+, S20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Buds+, and the Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition.
Technology & ComputingHere’s a list of Samsung products unveiled at Unpacked 2020
Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event took place at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on February 11, where the tech giant gave the world a glimpse of what’s in store for them. The company finally introduced the long-anticipated Galaxy S20 family that sports more cameras, larger screens, and attractive price tags. We even got a peek at the jaw-dropping Galaxy Z Flip, which is Samsung’s response to the Moto Razr.
Though the highlight of the event was the Galaxy S20 smartphones, it wasn’t all about phones. Samsung unveiled the savvy Galaxy Buds+ and its stunning Thom Browne Collaboration on the Limited Edition Galaxy Z Flip.
Let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S20
To start with, the Samsung Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s first, full 5G flagship phone and features unmatched 5G and AI camera technologies. The 5G smartphone is available in three colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, and Cloud Pink. It features a 6.2-inch QHD+ display with a triple rear camera setup with two 12MP wide-angle cameras and a 64MP telephoto camera! Priced at $999, the Galaxy S20 is one of Samsung’s most ambitious smartphone ever. The incredible camera hardware, innovative displays, and 5G connectivity only justify its price tag.
Now, the gorgeous Galaxy Z Flip
The Galaxy Z Flip folds to be surprisingly small and does so without compromising its outstanding design. It can easily fit into your pocket, purse, or bag. This stunning smartphone, with its unique form factor, is available in two gorgeous hues: Mirror Purple and Mirror Black. The Galaxy X Flip’s Infinity Flex Display is a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen that effortlessly delivers incredible color quality and reduces blue light. The absence of notch and minimized bezels makes for incredible cinematic viewing.
Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition
With this Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition, you are privy to an incredible device that connects fashion to technology, and the present to the future. The iconic fashion house collaborated with Samsung’s technological vision and churned out a unique smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Z Flip. The collaboration also released wearables such as Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Buds+, all of which sport Thom Browne colors and a grey cradle.
In addition to incredible Galaxy S20 phones, Unpacked 2020 unveiled the compact Galaxy Buds+. With this tiny yet powerful device, you can listen to your favorite music and podcasts without any interruption. With AKG delivering the sound, these buds are equipped with two-way speakers, three mics facilitating unparalleled sound and voice quality, and a strong battery.