Google Trips Gets Improvements Just in Time for Your Summer Vacations

After making its public debut last fall, Google Trips hasn’t seen many updates. Today, that changes, thanks to an update that adds several new features to Google’s trip planner and organizer.

In the update, you’ll now find an option to share every single one of your reservations from a trip to someone through a single, organized email. You’ll also find a new button in the Reservations tab that lets you add notes, flights, restaurants, hotels, etc. in case you need to make some manual changes. Finally, all of your past and upcoming train and bus reservations “will automatically be organized in one place,” according to Google.  (more…)

Google Makes It Easy to Save Parking Location in Maps

Google Maps is now not only your parking advisor, it’ll help you locate your car after a night or day on the town in a mysterious city. Thanks to a new update, saving your parking location with notes and a meter timer is now easier than ever.

Once updated, Google Maps should recognize as you drive somewhere and then park. It’ll then place a “You parked here” pin and dot on the map wherever you stopped, or you can always tap on your blue location dot and then “Save your parking” to access the settings at any time. From there you can even drag your parking location, should it not be accurate.  (more…)

Chrome 58 for Android Gets Better Downloads, Browsing History Management

Chrome for Android is getting an update to v58.0.3029.83 this week that not only provides “performance and stability fixes,” it also includes a host of handful of new features.

In the update, you’ll find the options for viewing and managing in-progress downloads from the Download page, the ability to view and clear browsing history more easily through a “redesigned History page,” and long-pressing to open links in new tabs from Chrome Custom Tabs.  (more…)

Spotify Brings “Behind the Lyrics” Feature to Android

Spotify announced this morning that it is ready to bring its “Behind the Lyrics” feature on over to Android for the first time since introducing it to iOS users over a year ago. The feature is a collaboration with Genius, the former rap lyric site turned musical storyteller, where Spotify hopes to make your listening experience a knowledge hub about your favorite artists.  (more…)

A Bunch of Bixby Remap Apps Now Available for Galaxy S8

After Samsung killed the original Bixby remap method, developers have been busy trying to figure out another work-around for your Galaxy S8 or S8+. Over the weekend, a bunch of apps surfaced that were indeed a work-around, though we’re not sure we would put a full recommendation behind any. I say that because most just seem to be apps that launch Bixby in order to call up another action, like Assistant or another app or your camera. And maybe that’s all you need! Either way, here are a few we did some short tests with.  (more…)