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You can now translate Japanese text instantly using your smartphone

The latest app launched by Google is called “Google’s Word Lens” which is essentially a smartphone app that lets you point your camera at text and get an instant translation on-screen. On Thursday, Google announced that Word Lens now supports Japanese, meaning you can go to Japan, point it at kanji characters — of which there are thousands — and see what […]

Yes, Android Users Can Now Search Google While Offline

Android users in elevators, music studios, or any area with a poor internet connection will no longer have to worry when browsing on Google, with the search engine giant set to release an offline feature to the Google Search application. However, access to the results will be delayed, kompas reported. Once the user is connected to the internet, Google will show a notification that […]

Why Google shutting down Map Maker should terrify SMBs

Google’s Map Maker has often received bad press due to the amount of spam that originates from users of the product. In May of 2015, Map Maker was actually shut down to help prevent disasters like this one. So Google’s announcement that they’re shutting down Map Maker entirely in March of 2017 made a lot of people really happy. It’s the end of spam, right? We should all be […]

Google Maps now finally tells you when a business is wheelchair accessible

Google Maps just made life a little easier for wheelchair users looking for accessible locations. People with disabilities and those who use mobility aids can now click on various storefronts and other public places within the mobile app, and it will say whether the locations have accessible entrances. The information is listed under the “Amenities” section for each business. A […]

Google’s new mobile-first index brings with it the death of desktop SEO

Google just started rolling out the so-called “mobile-first” index. It’s going to change the way that your site gets ranked in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Here are the things you need to know about the mobile-first index so that you can optimise your website accordingly. What is the mobile-first index? By now, you probably know that Google crawls your site […]