• How Google's Chrome browser does updates

    5 days ago - By Computerworld

    Chrome has been the world's most popular browser for more than a year now, convincing first individuals and then enterprises that it was the best replacement for Microsoft's once-leading Internet Explorer. But Google's browser has not been without its critics. Among the sticking points has been Chrome's automatic updating mechanism, which some decried for force-feeding unwanted changes, or for delivering those changes at speeds too quickly for customers to absorb. We've dug into Chrome's updates, from their frequency and schedule to how to manage them as an individual or as an IT...
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  • Google Maps now shows you the best time to leave

    Google Maps now shows you the best time to leave

    5 days ago - By SlashGear

    It's one thing to know that your next commute might take an hour. But it's another thing to know when it might take 30 minutes. Travel times aren't always fixed and they ebb and flow with the rise and setting of the sun, a.k.a. rush hour. To better help give travels an idea of what they're facing, Google has very...
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  • Sudden traffic jam? Google Maps will now tell you when is the best time to leave

    Sudden traffic jam? Google Maps will now tell you when is the best time to leave

    5 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Google Maps has been displaying color-coded traffic info for a while now, painting the most congested areas in your city in red during rush hour, for instance, but it has just now become so confident in its traffic jam telling abilities, that the app is going into the prediction business.
    When you tap "Directions" to go to a place in Google Maps now, and choose the car driving option, the "Route info" tab at the bottom left corner of the display will pull up not only the turn-by-turn recap of the trip, complete with Street View snapshots of each junction, but will ...
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